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Radiator Hospital

New Videos: "Absent Year" (Live) & "You Call That a Kiss" (Live) - Radiator Hospital

Sam Cook-Parrott, a.k.a. Radiator Hospital, doesn't really need much to move an audience, as you will see/hear in the latest Space Jam Session. His lyrics conjure up hidden feelings towards long, lost loves whom you've told yourself that you've forgotten, but know in your heart that they will always be part of who you are today, while his melodies effortlessly guide you through these journeys of discovery. Below is the premiere of an acoustic version of a new song entitled "Absent Year," and you'll also find him performing "You Call That a Kiss" from 2012's Can You Feel My Heart Beating? Enjoy! (Photo by Ally Newbold)


Cayetana, Radiator Hospital & More Make Waiting Enjoyable at The Fire April 29

Nick Fanelli and the Guild crew have been building a home for the ever-growing Philly pop-punk scene in DIY spaces around town like Golden Tea House as well as more legitimate venues like The Fire. This evening at the Girard Avenue watering hole, you'll find the self-taught, all-female trio Cayetana, who has been all abuzz since signing to Tiny Engines and releasing the uber-catchy single "Hot Dad Calendar." And while we patiently wait for the group's upcoming full-length, the wait becomes more enjoyable when mixed in with the poetic croons of Radiator Hospital's Sam Cook-Parrott as well as Salinas labelmates All Dogs and West Chester rockers NONA. The Fire, 412 W. Girard. Ave., 7pm, $7, All Ages - Alexis V.


Swoon & Sway to Radiator Hospital (Solo) at Golden Tea House March 13

I think that it's safe to say our love for Radiator Hospital runs deep here at The Deli. The project's creator and frontman Sam Cook-Parrott is a master wordsmith. Revealing so much heartache and emotion in every one of his lines, I can't help but swoon and sway uncontrollably to his tunes. If you've caught Radiator Hospital live recently, then you should know that he has found a rockin' band to back him since coming to Philly from Michigan; however, tonight, Cook-Parrott returns to his bedroom roots, performing solo this evening at Golden Tea House. Joining him on the bill will be power popster Spoonboy, Theo Grizol (of Defiance, Ohio and Nana Grizol), and melancholic duo Hot Tears. Golden Tea House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $5 - $7, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman



New Radiator Hospital Split Available for Streaming & Download

Prolific songwriting Michigan transplant Sam Cook-Parrott, who records under the moniker Radiator Hospital, always seems to so nonchalantly drop little nuggets of goodness on us. He most recently released a split cassette, Total Request, with Kyle Kaos via Already Dead Tapes. You can stream and download Radiator Hospital's side below. "These songs were written and recorded upon request from Mr. Kaos." Keep warm, and enjoy!


Radiator Hospital Opening for Potty Mouth at The Boot & Saddle Jan. 9

I first learned about the goodness of Radiator Hospital, a.k.a. Sam Cook-Parrott, when Chrissy Tashjian of Dangerous Ponies, at the time, suggested for him to be the opener for our collaborative New Year’s Eve party last year. Being an English grad and lover of lyrics, I was instantly captivated by his earnest, heartfelt words, but unfortunately, he was unable to perform at our soiree and now Dangerous Ponies is no longer a band. Well, I was really looking forward to finally getting the opportunity to experience Tashjian and Radiator Hospital on the same bill when her new garage-punk project Thin Lips, consisting of former DP bandmate Kyle Pulley and Tigers Jaw’s drummer Pat Brier, was announced as part of the lineup for tonight’s show at South Philly’s The Boot & Saddle. However, once again, the rock gods must be conspiring against me because I just saw that Thin Lips have dropped off the bill at the last minute and have been replaced by Le Yikes Surf Club. Well, the show must go on, and both local acts will be opening for buzzing Northampton, MA quartet Potty Mouth. The all-female garage-pop crew has accumulated much praise from major media outlets like Pitchfork, NPR and The New York Times for their latest release and first LP Hell Bent. It’s warming up, and I know that you are ready for a good night out! The Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Q.D. Tran


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