1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Brendan Kelly (of The Lawrence Arms) & Derek Grant (of Alkaline Trio)

Event Cancelled: Due to Winter Storm Jonas, Brendan Kelly's show has been canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Stay safe, everyone!

Red Scare Acoustic Swingers Party

Brendan Kelly (of The Lawrence Arms) & Derek Grant (of Alkaline Trio)

Rob Malloy

Sat, January 23, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00 - $14.00


This event is 21 and over

Brendan Kelly (of The Lawrence Arms)
Brendan Kelly (of The Lawrence Arms)
Brendan Kelly (born September 8, 1976) is the bassist/vocalist of Chicago-based punk band The Lawrence Arms, as well as guitarist/lead vocalist in The Falcon. Kelly's former bands include Slapstick and The Broadways. He is known for his raspy vocals, drunken demeanor, and onstage witticisms.

Kelly also appeared on The Daily Show in a correspondent piece by Ed Helms entitled "The Clash" in which he criticized Michale Graves for being a Republican.

He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Radio, Television, and Film.

He is a fan of country music, explaining styles of songs such as "Old Mexico Way" and "Warped Summer Extravaganza (Major Excellent)" in The Lawrence Arms, as well as "R.L. Burnouts Inc." in The Falcon.

Kelly boycotts the Warped Tour on the belief that it ruins the original system for underground bands of touring and supporting larger bands, as well as ruining business for small venues. He along with The Lawrence Arms were banned for life for spreading this belief to the audience whilst participating in the Warped Tour.

Kelly provided backup vocals for the songs "The Company," "Stuck In Summertime" and "Unsatisfied" on The Copyrights' third full-length album, 2007's Make Sound released on Red Scare Industries, a label owned and operated by Tobias Jeg, a close friend of Kelly. Kelly (along with Chris McCaughan) also provided back-up vocals on Common Rider's 'This is Unity Music' album.

In 2010, Brendan released a split album with Joe McMahon of the punk rock band Smoke or Fire, entitled Wasted Potential. Brendan's half of the split contained acoustic versions of Lawrence Arms songs, as well as a cover of "Kiss the Bottle" by Jawbreaker.

During the periods of inactivity of his musical projects, Brendan has been joined by fellow punk rock singers Tom Gabel and Brian Fallon in maintaining a blog, Bad Sandwich Chronicles. The blog is a mixture of scatological humor, social commentary, and stories of life in music. Kelly also co-hosts iconic music television program JBTV in Chicago.
Derek Grant (of Alkaline Trio)
Derek Grant (of Alkaline Trio)
Derek R Grant is the drummer for punk band Alkaline Trio, where he replaced Mike Felumlee. He is also a member of Chicago "supergroup" Dead Ending. He was previously a member of The Suicide Machines, Telegraph, Gyga, Thoughts of Ionesco, Remainder, Walls of Jericho, The Exceptions and Broken Spoke. Besides playing the drums, Grant is an accomplished guitarist and singer, and has filled in as guitarist for both Face to Face (1998) and The Gaslight Anthem (October 2008).

He has frequently filled in on drums for Josh Freese on many Vandals Tours since 1998, and with Good Charlotte during the later half of 2004.

In September 2008, Derek released an 8 song album for free via his MySpace page entitled "D.Grant Meets the Reaper" which is a collaboration with his 12 year old alter ego. The songs were written between the ages of 11-14, and feature Derek at age 12 on vocals, with newly re-recorded music.

In February 2009 Derek released a three song EP for free via his Myspace page entitled "The Purple Trilogy". This material, recorded by Derek (with help from Saves the Day guitarist Arun Bali) is described as "Electro-Funk" and features a cover of an unreleased Prince track ("Electric Intercourse"), and two original compositions.

In October 2014 Derek released a digital single for "Love is a Bad Dream", a track from his forthcoming album. It was backed with the non-album track "Don't Marry Me".

In January 2015 Derek will release his debut solo effort through Red Scare Industries. It contains eight songs, written and recorded in 2008/2009. All instruments on the album are played by Derek.
Rob Malloy
Formerly of The Holy Mess.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147