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Radio Moscow at The Olympic

Friday, Sept. 1

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Radio Moscow serves as a reminder that not all things relating to Russia need be politically contentious—sometimes they can be straight up rock 'n' roll. Yet it must be said that despite its name, Radio Moscow isn't Russian at all: The trio, which includes drummer Paul Marrone, bassist Anthony Meier and guitarist/vocalist Parker Griggs, actually hails from Iowa, where they started jamming together in 2003. Since its self-titled debut album hit the shelves in 2007, Radio Moscow has been pedaling self-styled "powerful, crunching Sabbath-style chords and fiery solos" that set it apart from the crowd. The group's much anticipated fifth album, New Beginnings (Century Media Records), will drop this fall. Ahead of the release, the band will make a pit stop in Boise Friday, Sept. 1, to rock The Olympic with its signature raw blues riffs—building anticipation for its new album to a fever pitch in the City of Trees.

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