Radio Shock is a one-man band that plays sometimes danceable,
often dissonant music. Among the genre tags that have been applied to Radio Shock are No-Core, DDM, Glitch House, and Jank. Created by M*P*Lockwood specifically to tour and
entertain live audiences, Radio Shock is designed for maximum
mobility. The music is made using only a found Yamaha keyboard,
a uniquely tuned guitar, and a few effects and toy noisemakers
(sometimes played all at the same time), all of which can be
carried on M*P*'s person. Because of this, he has been able
to tour across the country by Greyhound bus and travels to local shows by subway.
Since its inception, Radio Shock has
been lucky enough to play shows with like-minded artists such
as Neon Hunk, Parts and Labor, Sightings, Forcefield,
Mincemeat or Tenspeed, Wolf Eyes, Unicorn Hard-On, etc. Radio Shock has put out several releases on CDR, cassette and vinyl, both self-released and with the help of various independent
noise labels. Most recently, M*P*Lockwood has initiated a new record label imprint (Decoherence) which is releasing the "Trapper Keeper" 7" single in early 2014.
intent of a Radio Shock live performance is to create a cooperative
experience with the audience. Radio Shock does not use a microphone to sing through because the voices of the audience are just as important as
that of M*P*Lockwood. Songs are not programmed, but rather extended
or changed on the fly based on audience reaction/input. Radio
Shock shows have ended with audience members playing keyboard,
found drums, M*P*'s guitar, dancing on the stage, and otherwise
becoming Radio Shock.