BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Veldt

The Veldt

Mahogany

Wed, May 31, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Veldt
The Veldt
Formed by identical twin brothers singer/guitarist Daniel and guitarist Danny Chavis, and rounded out by drummer Marvin Levi on drums and bassist joesph (hue) boyle, later David Burris, The Veldt quickly became the "must see attraction" of the quirky art-rock scene in Chapel Hill, NC (which also held bands like Superchunk, Polvo and Dillon Fence in its ranks). The Veldt released their first proper record, Marigold's, on Stardog/Mercury, in 1992. Marigold's was received well enough to earn the band a much more lucrative contract with Polygram Records. The result was the cult classic Afrodisiac recorded and produced in London, England with Ray Shulman (The Sugarcubes,The Sundays, etc.) at the helm. Afrodisiac's under current rumblings eventually rose to cause a storm as the band soon found themselves sharing stages with likes of Oasis, The Cocteau Twins, The Pixies, Fishbone, Corrosion Of Conformity and a host of other seminal alternative bands. After two more records, Universe Boat on Yesha Recordings and Love At First Hate on their own imprint, End Of The World Technologies, Danny left the band preceded by Burris who left the music business for a career in film in 1994 (he is currently the producer for CBS's hit show Survivor). The Veldt continued on in various incarnations until it was put to bed in 1998. After relocating to New York City, Danny and Daniel focused on their new band Apollo Heights. This time around, The Chavis brothers pushed their musical boundaries with more electronica and trip hop influenced back drops to create texture with Daniel's soulful falsetto croon. Their last recording, White Music For Black People, featured the twins and special guests Mos Def and Lady Miss Kier from Delite fame. TV On The Radio's David Sitek handled some of the production with Danny and Daniel doing the rest.
Mahogany
Mahogany
Mahogany incorporates elements of postpunk, shoegaze, disco + classical into futuristic, architectural, symphonic dreampop. The band, consisting of co-collaborators Andrew Prinz and Jaclyn Slimm, combines vocals, dual 12-string guitars, melodica, sequencers, synthesizers and samplers along with video projections for a cumulative effect that the band refers to as the "Hypercube."

Mahogany have released two critically acclaimed full-length albums, The Dream of the Modern Day, and Connectivity!, as well as numerous singles, EPs and compilation tracks collected on Memory Column: Early Works and Rarities 1996-2004. They have performed live with Vampire Weekend, Spoon, Chairlift, Clinic, Bloc Party, Serena Maneesh, Interpol, Luna, Broadcast, and others, in addition to being featured in international publications such as The New York Times, NME, Guardian, Pitchfork, ZOO Magazine, NYLON Japan, MOJO, Time Out, ArtRocker, Chicago Sun-Times and more
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com