High Watt Recap 2 of 4: The Rentals, Radioactive City, Rey Pila May 2015

Remem­ber the blue album? Yeah, you prob­a­bly do. You may even remem­ber that the bassist from that album — Matt Sharp — start­ed a new band, The Rentals, and released their first album in 1995. I remem­ber play­ing a few tracks from their sec­ond effort dur­ing my radio dj years. Twen­ty years after their for­ma­tion, I final­ly had the chance to see them live at The High Watt cour­tesy of East of 8th.

As a bonus, I not only got to be up close and per­son­al with Mr. Sharp, but the first two bands were stun­ning as well. Espe­cial­ly Radi­a­tion City! Their show was, to be hon­est, the high­light of the night for me. Dou­ble female vocal­ists and anoth­er male singer, mish­mash of instru­ments and yet all of it came through clear as can be. Here’s hop­ing they come back through Nashville again soon!