Live Bands

Radkey, Itchy Kitty

When: Fri., July 1, 8 p.m. 2016

Radkey doesn’t want you to think of their rockin’ three-piece as some sort of shtick. Yes, they’re three brothers — Dee, Isaiah and Solomon Radke — and they did start the band five years ago as teens, but they mostly want you to notice their extremely catchy garage punk tunes. Originally from St. Joseph, Missouri, where they were home-schooled, listening to their father’s punk-filled record collection over and over, the group’s career took off in 2013, when after a South By Southwest festival performance, they were signed to tour Europe. Last year’s debut, Dark Black Makeup, shows off the band’s strengths — Dee’s beautiful baritone, paired with driving rhythms and memorable melodies. This month, they play most of the West Coast, making a stop at the Bartlett on Friday.

Laura Johnson

Price: $8/$10