• Welcome to Rad/ATL

    July 5, 2019 by

    My name is Chad Radford and I am an Atlanta-based music journalist with 20 years of experience in writing, editing, and podcasting. Jazz, noise, post-punk, hip-hop, hardcore, metal, modern composition, and all points in between are my forte. This site will feature links to articles I have written for other publications as well as exclusive… Read more

  • NIVA calls on congress for financial relief for independent music venues

    June 29, 2020 by

    The bipartisan RESTART (Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty) Act is led by Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and Todd Young (R-Indiana). If passed, the Act will expand upon the Paycheck Protection Program to work for businesses that have lost revenue while remaining closed as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among other benefits, RESTART will also extend the PPP’s eight-week loan forgiveness period to 16 weeks for businesses whose revenue has declined by at least 25%.

    Read NIVA – National Independent Venue Association’s letter to congress below, and sign the petition to #SaveOurStages

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