BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Shades Apart

Shades Apart

(Damn) This Desert Air, Son & Heir

Sat, May 21, 2016

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Shades Apart
Shades Apart
In some parallel universe, if Molly Ringwald had been cast in the Mad Max movies, Shades Apart would be the perfect soundtrack. Raised in a decade defined by John Hughes movies, bubblegum pop and escalating nuclear arms, the members of Shades Apart shared a passion for bands from the first wave of punk's invasion (energetic lads like the Jam, the Police, Generation X, and the Clash). Shades Apart's new record, Seeing Things, taps these sources to deliver a modern fusion of pop, punk and new wave. The single from their previous record, a uranium-fueled cover of the synth classic "Tainted Love", received loads of commercial radio airplay last year and eventually turned up on MTV. Not bad for three suburban-bred New Jersey-ites who started playing for something to do during summer vacations.

Shades Apart released their debut album in December 1988 on Wishingwell Records, a chiefly straight-edge hardcore label based in California. Two EPs followed: Dude Danger on Sunspot Records and Neon on Skene Records, which caught the ear of Descendents leader Bill Stevenson. Shades Apart jumped at the chance to work with their proto-punk icon, and Mr. Stevenson (along with bandmate Stephen Egerton) became the producer of their next LP. 1995's Save It was the product of that union. The band found a new home on Revelation Records and toured North America several times in the next year, converting legions of new fans and garnering critical praise along the way.
(Damn) This Desert Air
(Damn) This Desert Air
(Damn) This Desert Air create big, booming, melodic rock, wide in its breadth, sound and scope. Injecting cascading, effects-laden riffs within a foundation of post-hardcore, (Damn) This Desert Air play to an audience who not only desire a thick, full blast of sound, yet also crave an attention to dynamic detail in their music. Since self-releasing their debut EP 1, they've taken part in two tribute compilations to 90's underground venerable rockers Hum and Failure; split a limited edition 7" with ex-Codeseven/Classic Case veterans Telescreen on boutique label Koi Records; released Distance Waits EP on Bastardized Recordings [DE] and Pop Up records [USA], while having a track featured on the Rock Band Network for XBOX. In 2013, (Damn) This Desert Air released their 1st proper full-length Pyramids on Engineer Records [UK] and Funtime Records [Benelux] garnering rave reviews from Kerrang!, Rock Sound and dozens more.
Son & Heir
Son & Heir
When Son & Heir got together in 2013, the focus was mainly on enjoying time spent playing and crafting heavy rock music that links back to the group's collective hardcore and punk roots. The first year was spent getting to know one another, initially focusing on purely instrumental music. It became obvious to the group that the songs begged for vocals. After almost a year long search for a vocalist, Son & Heir filled their vocal need internally with both Tyler Richardson (guitar) and JT Bielan (bass) stepping in to the role. "We found that tuning down to C or B really allowed for the guys to find a place that fit both the music and their vocal ranges," says Rob Avery, who has previously performed in multiple bands in the Philly/Delaware area, most notably BoySetsFire in the late 90's and early 2000's. Brad Emmons (drums) and JT Bielan also play regularly with long-time Philly rock veterans, Red Team Go! Son & Heir have crafted a brand of heavy, melodic, post-hardcore that doesn't shy away from their pedigree, but also embraces a unique direction all their own. Son & Heir are looking to release their first EP due out spring of 2016.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com