BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Tender Defender (3/4 of Latterman)

Tender Defender (3/4 of Latterman)

Pouty, Podacter

Mon, April 11, 2016

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Tender Defender
Tender Defender
It all goes back to Latterman. There’s a sound and a vibe going around in punk right now—the sort of triumphant, melodic gruff-anthems that lean heavily on the “woah-ohs,” the fingerpoints, and the feel-good shoutbacks. Many would argue that you can trace it all back to one band: Latterman.

After their demise in 2007, the members of the beloved Long Island band went on to play in or inspire a long line of other acts—RVIVR, Iron Chic, Bridge & Tunnel, and pretty much any other name you’d see listed on the Fest lineup. Now, as if out of nowhere, three members of Latterman have returned to announce Tender Defender, a new project that arose naturally from hangout sessions.

Tender Defender has just released a peek into what they’ve been working on and DEAR GOD will the beardos get stoked on this. “Hello Dirt” is Phil Douglas, Mattie Jo Canino, and Pat Schramm reminding everyone why they are the undisputed godparents of this sound.

-Dan Ozzi, Noisey
Pouty
Pouty
A pout is a strange facial expression—it takes muscle to make that perfect curvature of the bottom lip, a gesture of adolescent annoyance or feigned attraction. And it's in that fine line between sweet sensuality and melancholy where Pouty finds its sugary garage pop sound. "Sad" is a great example of this: it embraces the sad girl aesthetic, to look pretty when you cry.

Pouty is the brainchild of Slutever's Rachel Gagliardi. Where that band is fueled by jagged punk-pop, Pouty is delicate. Gagliardi recently moved to Philadelphia from L.A.—Amanda X's Cat Park also plays in the band—which makes for a conceptual negotiation: "Sad" has a slow California chill filtered through the harsh reality of an East Coast existence. "Run away to freedom/ Self-evaluate," Rachel sings, "How many times will I tell you I feel sad today?" "Sad" is a song about depression, rooted in insecurity—the moment after making a decision and wondering if it was the right one. It's as universal as that complicated wrinkling of the mouth.

-- Maria Sherman
Podacter
Podacter
On Podacter’s debut full-length, Plays the Millennial Blues, frontman Billy Bollinger describes his suburban South Jersey upbringing with the honesty of Lucero and the wit of The Lawrence Arms. The Philadelphia-area band formed in 2012 following the breakup of Crucial Dudes and released an EP on Hide Away Records, followed quickly by a split with Banquets for the Wax Packs series. Their first LP was recorded at Gradwell House with Dave Downham (Into It. Over It, Plow United, The Jazz June) and is available now via Secret Audio Club.

-Paul Blest
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com