BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Hurry

Lame-O Records "Rock Residency"

Hurry

Loose Tooth, Cherry

Thu, January 21, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

Hurry
Hurry
Hurry began less as a band and more as a man singing songs to himself in his apartment. Up until 2014, Hurry consisted exclusively of that one man -- Matthew Scottoline -- joined by a revolving group of friends for performances, while doing all of the songwriting and recording on his own.

Hurry, which cites influence in Teenage Fanclub, Guided By Voices, The Bats, and Brian Wilson, remained a solo project until the release of their debut LP "Everything/Nothing." Scottoline finally secured bandmates in cousins Rob and Joe Decarolis, who joined him for the recording of the band's first official record. "Everything/Nothing" was released on Hot Green Records in October of 2014, and the band went on to tour with everyone from Yuck to Beach Slang.

Hurry On April 29th, 2016, Hurry released their spectacular, shimmering indie-pop record "Guided Meditation" on Lame-O Records. Dude's got a great twitter @hurryband
Loose Tooth
Larissa Sapko had set two goals for herself in the summer of 2013: find a job, and start a band. Once she got a job, the band wasn't far behind. She asked her friend Kian Sorouri if he would like to play guitar (he did), and he in turn asked Jim Dobrowolski if he would like to play drums (he learned how, and he did). What It Is came out in December 2013, and Loose Tooth enjoyed a year of playing local shows and weekenders in the Northeast.

After hearing that Jimmy was moving to Costa Rica, Christian Bach and Kyle Laganella stepped forward and volunteered their shredding skills to keep Loose Tooth moving up and onward. After reworking their first EP What It Is and writing some new songs in the process, the band's debut record Easy Easy East was ready to rip.

After touring on Easy Easy East throughout 2015, the band came together to start writing their follow up record Big Day. The songs on Big Day developed a more cohesive feeling as the four became more comfortable playing together. Big Day is set to be released in April of 2017 on Father/Daughter Records and Lame-O Records.
Cherry
Cherry
Moments of failure can bring on moments of extreme clarity. You thought it was one way and then you are faced with the unavoidable truth that in fact it was and will always be some other way. For Cherry songwriter Russell Edling, that experience was felt heavily in the final days of his previous musical project, Kite Party. He started to notice that the more serious they began to take their art, the less it started to mean. As this was happening, Edling experienced a major life event that put the silliness of that seriousness into perspective, and forced him to re-asses how he felt about the band and music. He started Cherry in an attempt to look at his art in a different way, enlisting ex-Kite Party guitarist Justin Fox, Three Man Cannon’s Spenser Colmbs, and friends Jesse Kennedy and Eric Osman (Lame-O Records) to write a record that they enjoyed, and that never got too caught up in the gravity of trying to be an artist.

The concept of investigating and discovering only to be humbled by what one finds is the grassy field that Cherry wanders aimlessly through in their upcoming record, Dumbness. The record's first lyrical idea comes in the form of "Everybody's dumb / go and ask anyone." The great equalizer of universal human foolishness. We all take ourselves too seriously, we are too precious, too self-obsessed as we walk down the street thinking about cheeseburgers, dogshit clinging to the treads in our business casual footwear.

Musically, Dumbness covers a lot of ground; stopping momentarily in may different stylistic regions only to move on. One gets a sense that the band is turning stones, thinking "maybe there is something under here." Through tales of nostalgic skateboarding adventures, fictional narrations of love and death, and slapstick word vomit, Cherry makes an honest effort to communicate. To hold thee down for a few moments just to say "hi hello we are all here together".

Dumbness is a meditation on the great equalizing force of human foolishness. Lovers hurt one another, dreams are meant to be woken from, shoelaces untie, and justice is jailed by random circumstance. We put fools into power, and power greens into our smoothies. “I wanted to write about expectation and sing about disappointment,” Edling explains. “It's important to greet failure with a grin and cackle in the face of fear. Musicians must give all of themselves to an art form that so rarely gives back. To exist is to navigate through so many obstacles, finding friends and foes in impossibly unlikely circumstances. I do believe there is beauty in that, but it is a beauty born of this world and thus it is mostly dumb.”
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com