Berkeley indie band Roosevelt Radio ‘had a blast’

We recently reported on Berkeley indie band Roosevelt Radio and their bid to win the chance to work with legendary producer Don Was. The five members of the band went to Los Angeles to compete in the Gimme The Gig competition on February 17. Berkeleyside reader Scott Empringham was there and reported that “These guys did awesome!” They didn’t win, however.

Lead singer Ben Ross got in touch to bring us up to speed. “The LA trip was a blast,” he wrote. “We didn’t win the finals, unfortunately, but we made it onto primetime TV.” To find out who did make it to the top, the KTLA special is airing Saturday 26th at 8pm. Ross also wanted to let us know that Roosevelt Radio has just launched a web series on YouTube — first up: How to be Emo. And if you want to see the band in the flesh, they’re playing the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco on March 2 at 9pm