BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Son & Heir

Son & Heir

Crossed Keys, Second Letter

Thu, September 1, 2016

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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.
Crossed Keys
Crossed Keys
Chances are, if you've been paying attention to the Philadelphia underground music scene in the past two decades, you've seen one or two members of Crossed Keys before, although it's also very likely that you've seen them all. “We still sing the same old songs, we still have the same old crews, but seasons fucking change” sings vocalist Joshua Alvarez (Solarized, Halo of Snakes) on “Jeff Pelly vs. The Empire,” contemplating a yearning for familiarity while recognizing the need to grow. On their debut EP, “I’m Just Happy That You’re Here,” Guitarists Beau Brendley (The Curse, Kill The Man Who Questions, R.A.M.B.O.) and Dave Adoff (Step Ahead, Jackie Thousand) craft intricate melodies while bassist Andrew Wellbrock (Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, Left Behind) and drummer Steve Roche drive the band’s upbeat, yet aggressive sound.

After Roche’s departure from the band after the release of IJHTYH, Dave Wagenschutz (Kid Dynamite, Good Riddance) joined the band on drums and new material is on the way.

Crossed Keys has played venues all over the Philadelphia area, supporting bands such as Vanishing Life, Fire in the Radio, MakeWar, and Engines. Crossed Keys got a lot older, a little wiser, and some lost varied amounts of hair, but nothing will ever stand in the way of the catchy melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, sweaty singalongs and all around good times.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com