Radarhill will play a free show alongside Us, Today at Casa on Friday. (

Radarhill, Us, Today To Bring Free Tunes To Casa Friday Evening

Posted on:

< < Back to

On July 8, Radarhill, an Athens-based indie jazz sextet made up of OU alumni, will play at Casa Nueva alongside Us, Today.

Radarhill has played Casa twice before and are excited to play once more. “We try as much as possible to keep the energy going,” keyboardist Caleb Miller said about their live show.

The band also hopes to show fans the many influences that make up their eclectic music. “We’re covering two songs – one from a band called Blue Cranes and one from Radiohead. Between those two covers people can get a sense of what we like,” bassist Eli Chambers said.

Us, Today will bring their signature indie jazz sound to Casa this Friday evening. (
Us, Today will bring their signature sound to Casa this Friday evening. (

The members of Us, Today no strangers to Casa, either, as both Kristin Agee and Jeff Mellott are graduates of Ohio University.

“We are really happy to get to visit and play in Athens anytime we can! The audiences tend to be very open to different styles of music and have grown accustomed to what Us, Today does musically,” Jeff Mellott said.

Fans should “expect the unexpected” with Us, Today. The band loves to experiment with new sounds that can be mainstream or unique. It’s all in the listener’s hands as to which they are categorized.

“We all come from a variety of musical backgrounds and tastes and we love to cross over into various styles and genres. We get loud but can be soft. We get aggressive but can be subtle. We groove and sometimes we can be open and free of tempo. All of that adds up to a very unique sound,” Mellott said.

While they will be performing at Casa, followed by Weasel Boy Brewery in Janesville on July 9, the band isn’t currently touring as they are focusing recording their new album. A short Us, Today documentary is also in the works for the group.

“Currently we have a group of students from the DAAP program at the University of Cincinnati doing a mini documentary and video for us that should be out by August. We also have some big shows in the works with some nationally touring artists. We are very fortunate to be considered for some opening spots with these groups,” Mellott said.

Check out Radarhill and Us, Today at Casa Nueva on July 8. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the show is free.