BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Whirr, Nothing

Whirr, Nothing

Sad Actor

Sun, February 2, 2014

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

Whirr
Whirr
Northern California's WHIRR (formerly Whirl) make an effects-laden noise that is as blatantly loud and heavy as it is beautiful, giving the sounds of 90's shoegaze a widescreen update for the post-millennial era. The young sextet's wall of lush guitars, breathy vocals, dreamy synth and thunderous drumming propel listeners into a near-cinematic realm where instantly catchy melodies and emotional, enveloping atmospheres hang in perfect balance. The group's debut album, Pipe Dreams, was released by Tee Pee Records this past March.
NOTHING
NOTHING
Nothing was formed in 2011 by Domenic Palermo. Previously, Palermo was the brains behind the early 2000′s hardcore/punk act Horror Show. In 2002, Horror Show was put on hold after Palermo was incarcerated for a stabbing that eventually led to a 2-year prison sentence. Upon his return, Palermo would take a lengthy hiatus from music. Then, in 2011, Palermo released a demo tape titled Poshlost under the moniker Nothing.

After several attempts at constructing a solid lineup for the band, Palermo met Brandon Setta. Setta would bring a lush, rich soundscape and a fresh approach to Palermo’s vision for Nothing. Setta and Palermo would handle the writing for the next release, a very rare 12″ EP that was released on Japanese boutique label Big Love Records called Suns And Lovers (a play off the title of a D.H. Lawrence book). It was limited to 300 copies, and the band’s share was donated back to the label for a tsunami relief charity. The next release, Downward Years To Come, was a 5-song EP and was recorded at the Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn with Kyle “Slick” Johnson. The record was released by Baltimore label A389 Records in November 2012. Written by Palermo and Setta, the concept behind Downward Years To Come was a dedication to several poets who had taken their own lives. Setta and Palermo would head into the studio again, this time with Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recordings, to write their debut LP, Guilty Of Everything. Relapse Records will release the album on March 4th, 2014.
Sad Actor
Sad Actor
Sad Actor is a grunge band from South Jersey / Philadelphia. Playing as loud as possible and screaming their way through the sounds they grew up on. For Fans of Nirvana and early Modest Mouse. This is their debut EP release, 50 limited edition cassettes available at the show!
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com