Bowling for Soup’s (and Phineas and Ferb’s) Jaret Reddick to play the Hi-Fi on February 5th
Since we almost froze to death this week, why not take the edge off with a concert? Like they have at the Hi-Fi. Especially one that takes place in heated, indoor venue with beer on tap. Like the Hi-Fi. Not convinced? Well, it just so happens that Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup is giving a solo performance on the fifth. At the Hi-Fi. So, in the interests of winter survival (and fun!), February 5th go catch him live in Fountain Square!
A Brief History
A native Texan, Reddick hails from the town of Grapevine. His career in music technically began with playing the snare drum in High School. Fortunately for the rest of us, he abandoned that instrument for the guitar at 17.
In 1994, Reddick and a group of friends formed the band Bowling for Soup. They recorded several albums, but it wasn’t until their 1998 EP Tell Me When to Whoa that they found any real success. The EP sold over 10,000 copies and brought them to the attention of Jive Records. That in turn introduced them to a wider audience.
Jaret Reddick has stayed with Bowling for Soup throughout their career, but has pursued numerous side projects as well. Most prominently, he wrote several songs for the Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb as well as voicing several characters. He has also worked with Linus of Hollywood as part of the songwriting team Jarinus.
Bowling for Soup, and Jaret Reddick, have an energetic sound influenced both by 80s metal and punk rock. While their sound doesn’t smolder as much as their influences did, i.e. the light harmonies on the chorus of “Punk Rock 101”, they still have the characteristic speed. Basically, pop punk.
Reddick’s lyrics are frequently satirical but also whimsical and humorous. Which tends to soften the blow when one of his verbal jabs connects. Overall, light and fun with energy to spare, like a kid with a sugar high and guitar.
So, as always. The venue is the Hi-Fi, door’s at 7:00PM
See you there!