1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147



A Valley Son, Dogs On Main Street

Thu, April 28, 2016

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

OLDERMOST is “not constrained by such simplicity of genre labels. They melt together southern-rock, pop, folk and soul into something dusty, jarring, tangled and sweet” (Pop Dust).
There is an ever-present quality of rock and roll inclinations in Oldermost’s music and they are able to hint at nostalgic without stumbling into kitsch.

Even the name, an outdated modifier plucked from a ghost-town dialect of the American “Wild West,” is delightfully and intentionally ambiguous enough to be claimed as the handle for a band that tends to wiggle out of your hands if held too restrictively to one specific genre or influence. While listening, you may feel at home yet you quickly realize that is somewhere you have not been before. The landscape is familiar, but fresh—a warm place that draws you in, a beautiful and melancholic flame that attracts.
But it is also proudly a product of its environment: Oldermost is the “latest in the suddenly long line of hazy, phased-out Philadelphia folk groups” (FLOOD).

Last year they teased a forthcoming record (their fourth release) with the release of two songs, “Honey With Tea” and “Finally Unsure.” “Honey With Tea” is “a satisfying, Wilco-esque delivery against a cinematic backdrop,” writes WXPN’s “The Key.”

The song “opens like a sunrise, steadily illuminating more and more of itself with each instrumental addition until what we have is nothing short of a spectacular, bright song,” writes WXPN’s “The Key.”
A Valley Son
A Valley Son
Dogs On Main Street
DOGS ON MAIN STREET, now calling the streets of Philadelphia home, blends the blues of Appalachia with the gritty sound of early rock and roll, to create music "drenched in Americana, from the will wail of the harmonica to the thick drawl of the vocals." (Searching Through The Drivel) With 2014's LP release "Reckoning" Mac Rowe, the one man behind Dogs On Main Street, situates himself amongst the giants who came before him, or at least continues to claw tooth and nail to get there. DOMS has performed at everything from shanties and basements to The Bowery's Mercury Lounge and The Bitter End, but "he only continues to sound less raw and more poignant." (I Could Go On And On)
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147