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


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
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 all of them. The members of Crossed Keys have a long history of playing in hardcore and punk bands from the area that are as varied as they are unique. From Off Minor to Step Ahead, from Kill The Man Who Questions to Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer, from The Curse to Hey Angel; Crossed Keys draw from an eclectic palette to create a sanguine pop sound that has been cultured in a stew of basement shows and record shops. Crossed Keys fuse their musical backgrounds and influences together to create a sound that is as mature as it is fun. Catchy melodies cradle thought-provoking lyrics resulting in introspection, sweaty singalongs and all around good times. Crossed Keys got a lot older, a little wiser, and some lost varying amounts of hair, but the music and the message still speaks to the firey spirit that burns in all of us.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147