Thunder & Buttons II, 2415 W. Colorado Ave., Friday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 2, 9 p.m., free. Gold Rush Outdoor Palladium, 209 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Sunday, Sept. 3, 3 p.m., free.
Wonderful Radio London became legend by pirating the airwaves from offshore ships and exposing Londoners to 1960s American rock. Local band Radio London recalls this musical decade with its spice of indie and folk rock.
Founder and drummer Joey Walker, who is from Michigan, moved to Colorado Springs in 1994. From there, Walker says, "We built a band in our own backyard."
Members include newcomer Dan Carlisle from Georgia, David Walker from Massachusetts, Dave Jaskins from Kentucky and Colorado native Danny Read.
Radio London plans to tour surrounding states following release of their first original album. Walker describes their sound as "a rhythmic and soulful melting pot of rock 'n roll music designed for the feel of life." The "Walk on Down" single, with its reggae beats and lyrical syncopation, delves into the pain associated with loving a person who's unattainable.
"Through good delivery and sincerity in our shows, we help our audience to forget, enjoy and get a leg up," Walker says. "We are dynamic, energetic and live to deliver the fun."