There's genuine friendship between the four members of LoveSick Radio, a Columbus band whose single, "Boys Don't Matter," is picking up steam on pop-rock radio nationwide.

There's genuine friendship between the four members of LoveSick Radio, a Columbus band whose single, "Boys Don't Matter," is picking up steam on pop-rock radio nationwide.

It's only deepened as the quartet has spent tons of time on the road together in the band van, trying to attract new fans outside of Columbus.

"If you have a stage, we will come and play. Even if there are only two people there, we will rock your face off. And then take you out to dinner," said guitarist David Harris with a chuckle.

They know all too well that such friendships can quickly disintegrate in young bands on the rise, who too often fall victim to rock cliches. But don't count on a swift fall from grace for this group, poised to play a raucous show Friday at Park Street Festival for the third year.

Their top priorities are staying humble, writing approachable music and focusing on a compelling live show. Sticking with this formula has garnered LoveSick Radio a strong following.

On stage, the musicians work to connect with the crowd. "It's not really about us and our music. It is about that specific time, right there," said bassist Josh Masters.

Frontman Justin Theriault agrees, adding that the strength of their performances lies in their broad appeal. LoveSick Radio makes music that anyone can relate to - whether that's sharing the pains of losing love or letting loose for a night of partying.

"People aren't trying to go to a show and [hear] some sweet metaphor, and go home to think about it," Theriault said. "It's more like, 'I can relate to that.' There are songs that make you think, but for the most part I want it to be accessible."

Songs like "Loser of the Year," from their soon-to-be-released debut album Heartbreak for Dummies, tackle relationship hardships. (Sample lyrics: "And all I have left are photographs/ Scattered on my floor and torn in half/ I hate myself for falling this far.")

But these boys hardly take themselves too seriously - they're having too much fun to be negative all the time.

"Do I like an album full of sad songs and songs about relationships? No, I like songs that are uplifting," Theriault said.

Expectations are high for this weekend's Park Street Fest performance. If all goes to plan, LoveSick Radio will have the crowd enjoying the festival vibe and leaving with a good case of rock neck.

"Come out. Get drunk. Get laid. Get a hot dog, maybe with ketchup and cheese," Harris said. "It's an exciting night. I don't know what's going to happen."