1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Figgs

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The Figgs

Kodiak Park, Grace Vonderkuhn

Fri, October 14, 2016

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

The Figgs
The Figgs
The tried and true band The Figgs, which has a worldwide fan base, a hearty discography, and has toured and recorded several times with the legendary Graham Parker, celebrated the year 2013 by turning 25. This occasion was made even more special by the release of “1,000 People Grinning: The Figgs Anthology”. It’s one of the band’s greatest achievements to date. And that says a lot as the Figgs (Mike Gent, Pete Donnelly and Pete Hayes) have been playing together since the trio was in high school in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Since the rock outfit’s inception in 1987 the band has spent the better part of the past 25 years touring, recording and working on a variety of acclaimed side projects.

The Anthology’s 25 glorious tracks are stuffed with Kinks-inspired power and melodies, vibrant harmonies and sonic experimentation ala The Beatles and the best of The Band, a touch of NRBQ’s stoner grooviness and a grit and youthfulness akin to the best rock bands from The Who to the Ramones.

Graham Parker came across the Figgs after the band signed to Capitol Records (which released The Figgs’ 1996’s Banda Macho) recruiting the band to back him on tour. A 1997 double-album live release on Razor & Tie, The Last Rock N Roll Tour, was the fruit of that initial tour, but the band has continued to work with the iconic singer-songwriter, including the 2010 live Graham Parker DVD Graham Parker & the Figgs: Live at the FTC.

Although the three band members now live in Boston (Gent), New York (Hayes) and Philadelphia (Donnelly) respectively, they frequently get together to tour or record whenever possible.

There’s no question the Figgs are one of America’s most enduring rock ‘n’ roll bands. The new Anthology is a testament to their sheer love of music, as well as their drive, energy and power as one of America’s greatest, yet grossly unknown, rock bands of the past 25 years.
Kodiak Park
Kodiak Park
Kodiak Park is a 4-piece band headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The sounds of both yesterday and today collide to bring you their soulful brand of psychedelic pop/rock. Their songs pair contagious melody with equally compelling lyrics, as definitive keys and guitar playing set an ethereal vibe that coast over the tightly-knit drums and bass. The band's live performance always endeavors to match the high energy and broad dynamic range expressed in their music; keeping things light-hearted and fun while not pulling any punches when addressing some of life's deeper questions. Stepping out onto the scene in late 2015, their growing catalogue of songs will only lead to a growing fan base. Kodiak Park is an engaging and relatable band, sure to impress with each step they take.
Grace Vonderkuhn
Grace Vonderkuhn is a rock musician based out of Wilmington, Delaware. Her music combines psych, glam, and garage rock aesthetics with a sharp pop sensibility. Vonderkuhn's live band is a power filled 3-piece consisting of guitar, drums, and bass. They recently completed an east coast tour and are working on a full length album. It's also worth noting her recordings are made using an 8-track cassette recorder, which adds to her lo-fi sound.
“There is something beautiful, slightly messy, but absolutely charming about Grace Vonderkuhn” – Noisey
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147