BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Ela Minus, Carol Cleveland Sings

Fri, October 21, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00 - $14.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Miniature Tigers
Miniature Tigers
Miniature Tigers' sound was forged in the bedroom of frontman Charlie Brand, only to quickly outgrow the space, with the band soon finding itself on stage, in the studio and signed to Phoenix's Modern Art Records in short order. Brand's lyrics – a mix of deeply personal insights and playful references to the disparate cultural artifacts that have informed his existence – and effortlessly constructed indie-pop arrangements have made fans in his native Phoenix and beyond. The fans stretch to Los Angeles, where Brand reconnected with drummer, collaborator and fellow charter member of the band Rick Schaier while living in Hollywood, and far beyond thanks to the Internet, which it seems people are into these days.

Miniature Tigers' debut album "Tell it to the Volcano" runs the lyrical gamut, taking inspiration from and referencing TV's Lost (which rates a Dharma Initiative sticker on Brand's acoustic) as easily as it probes the joy and heartbreak of Charlie's own life, while managing not to take itself too seriously. Brand wrote the album while on the lam – not from the law, but rather from a relationship he described as "brutal." He left Phoenix to clear his head, landing in Los Angeles and collaborating with his friend Rick to complete the long-gestating album. It was his catharsis – with cannibals and volcanoes stepping in for the real-world problems that had both beset and inspired him. In the end the album represents Charlie's effort to codify, examine, and ultimately move past a 2-year stretch of his life.
Ela Minus
Carol Cleveland Sings
Carol Cleveland Sings
Carol Cleveland Sings is the psychedelic bedroom pop duo of Thomas Hughes and Gretchen Lohse. The project originated as a way for Hughes (known for his role as singer and songwriter of The Spinto Band and member of Elephant 6 group, The Music Tapes) to catalog song ideas and recording experiments which he released sparingly on CD-rs or homemade cassettes.

During a month of self-imposed writing exercises, Hughes accumulated more than an album's worth of material. He then enlisted the help of Philadelphia musician / artist Gretchen Lohse to help finish and refine the recordings. These collection of songs became "Effervescent Lure" which is their debut album together.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com