Dave’s Night Out with Alex Radus and George Hrab
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Join Dave Fry as he welcomes Alex Radus and George Hrab to Godfrey’s for a Dave’s Night Out!
Join us for Dave’s Night Out, a monthly recurring series presented by Dave Fry at Godfrey Daniels. Immerse yourself in a captivating exploration of the multifaceted world of music, accompanied by a delightful blend of unconventional humor and astute observations. With a unique format that combines engaging conversations, live performances, and thought-provoking philosophies, this series offers an extraordinary experience that will leave you thoroughly entertained and intellectually stimulated.
Alex Radus, hailed as a “sultry crooner” and master guitarist, seamlessly navigates multiple genres with his whimsical and poignant storytelling. Known for giving audiences “genre whiplash,” Radus’ eclectic mix includes Americana, swing, blues, folk, and more. His extensive touring, multiple albums, and critical acclaim showcase his prowess as a songwriter and performer. Meanwhile, George Hrab, a Bethlehem-based musician, drummer, guitarist, and composer, delves into rock, funk, and jazz, infusing his work with themes of atheism, skepticism, and science. With six solo albums, Hrab’s music, described as “philosophunk,” is a unique blend of smart, interesting, and dance-worthy tunes. As an independent artist, he adds artistic flair to each album’s packaging, earning recognition with ADDY Awards. Together, Radus and Hrab promise an evening of diverse musical experiences and discussion with Dave Fry at Dave’s Night Out.
Alex Radus is known as a “sultry crooner” (City Paper) and “master guitarist” (Courier News), but his songwriting takes center stage. Known affectionately for giving audiences “genre whiplash”, Radus pairs whimsical and poignant storytelling with an eclectic mix of Americana, swing, blues, folk and more. Radus has toured the country extensively, recorded multiple albums, and earned awards, nominations and critical acclaim for his songwriting, recording and performing. Radus’ music has been featured on radio, TV and film, including Adolescence, directed by Ashley Avis (Black Beauty). Radus’ discography includes Tributaries–Recorded Live at Godfrey Daniels (“gripping lyricism…impeccable grace and finesse” – Underground Music Collective); Jewels & Tinware (“creative, original…perfect” – Steel Notes Magazine) and Love Me Like You Hate Me (“impressive…eerie, intense and wonderful” – Morning Call). A staple of the eastern PA music scene, Radus is a frequent performer at the region’s best festivals and venues, including Musikfest, Zoellner Arts Center, Godfrey Daniels, Steelstacks, Hopewell Theater, World Cafe Live and more.
Visit Alex’s website: alexradus.com
George Hrab is a drummer, guitarist, composer and podcaster known for performing rock, funk and jazz and for exploring atheist, keptic and science themes in his work. He has released six albums as a solo artist.
Hrab performs in several genres of music, but most often in rock and funk. His songs often reflect his interest in science and skepticism. Hrab lists Frank Zappa and David Byrne as key influences. “You can shake your ass to it, but it’s still really smart and interesting,” he says. He has described his style of music with one word: Philosophunk! “I’m a big fan of Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, XTC, the Beatles, and things like that. Those are my influences, but at the same time, I’m a huge fan of Stan Freberg and James Randi and Michael Shermer and those kinda guys. So it’s sort of like philosophy and music… What I do is I coalesce the vapors of the universe.”
Hrab has released six albums since 1997 as an independent musician. One of Hrab’s approaches as an independent artist is to customize the packaging of each his albums. One features a tin box, one in a DVD case, etc. “Each one stands out as a piece of art, giving his fans a genuine reason to buy the physical disc as merchandise, not just a music holder.” Two of his albums have won ADDY Awards for their packaging. Aside from his solo work, Hrab has been a member of many bands over the course of his career.
In his own words: Hello. My name is George Hrab. I am an American citizen of Ukrainian descent that resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and makes a living playing drums in a nine-piece horn band called The Philadelphia Funk Authority. I produce a weekly internet audio program called The Geologic Podcast. This program has no geology content whatsoever but is so named as a portmanteau of “George” and “logic.” This tends to confuse people. Quite rightly so. I seem to have a habit of regularly acting as emcee/host for science conventions like The Amazing Meeting, The Australian Skeptics Convention, or QED. Those are always super fun. When I am not performing with The Philadelphia Funk Authority or working on The Geologic Podcast or emceeing science conferences, I like to write and record albums of original music. I have six so far, plus one live album and DVD. When people find out that I am a songwriter, they ask me what my music sounds like. I usually tell them who my influences are, and that my songs are basically crappier versions of those influences. The main bands that I like are Yes, King Crimson, Talking Heads and Frank Zappa—although Frank Zappa is not a band but an individual. I am also an individual…but nowhere near as cool as Frank Zappa.
Visit George’s website: georgehrab.com