Patrolled By Radar beams into the Cinema

Patrolled By Radar zeros in Cinema Bar performance on Saturday, Nov. 26. (Photo by Erin Finnerty)

Dystopian Americana band Patrolled By Radar perform at the Cinema Bar on Saturday, Nov. 26, so the CCN chatted with bandleader RJ Bloke about their career so far and what attendees can expect from the show at the weekend…

When did you start playing and performing as a band? What was the mission?

We first emerged under the name Patrolled By Radar as we signed with Knitting Factory Records in 2011. Our supreme mission was/is to entertain and satisfy our audience with thoughtfully crafted songs well performed, and to make high quality records.

How do you describe your sound?

Roots rock & roll, cosmic country, garage R&B, dystopian Americana.

What are your career highlights so far?

We’ve toured extensively with the likes of Los Lonely Boys, Los Straitjackets, Dave & Phil Alvin, Sonny Landreth etc. We’ve had the supreme joy of working with stellar producer Peter Curry (Los Straitjackets, Nick Lowe) on several albums in his Culver City facility, Powow Fun Room Studio. We’ve placed a number of songs in film & TV. We play constantly in the LA club scene and throughout SoCal. We consider each show a highlight.

Do you have any recorded music available?

Yes. A plethora. Search the usual online outlets.

Have you performed at Cinema Bar before?

We’ve been performing at Cinema Bar one Saturday night a month on average for over a decade. The memories are too numerous to list.

What can we expect from the set this time?

Euphoric lightheadedness, unbridled bliss, primal involuntary undulation.

What else do you have coming up?

Dec. 3, Mothers Tavern, Sunset Beach. Dec. 17, The Escondite, DTLA.

Jan. 20, Landers Bar, San Clemente. Jan. 28, Cinema Bar, Culver City. Feb. 8,

Harvard & Stone, East Hollywood.

Patrolled By Radar performs at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Cinema Bar. Go to for more information about the venue, and for more from the band.