BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Cinemechanica

Cinemechanica

Cheap Dinosaurs, Tiny Vices

Tue, October 18, 2016

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Cinemechanica
Cinemechanica
With well over a decade of experience under it's belt you'd expect Athens, GA's Cinemechanica to have a pile of records completed. Indeed, it'd be entirely reasonable to expect that the distance between 2006's The Martial Arts and 2016's LP/2 should have been punctuated with more than the EP that was 2008's Rivals. Sure, that'd be reasonable but it'd also be completely wrong.

The fact is that while Cinemechanica cut its teeth years ago those very chompers have been worn into fangs through years of live performance, an unbelievably focused sense of composition, and—most recently—a level of aggressive sneer that they'd previously only hinted at. From the opening blast of “Hang Up The Spurs” to the final hyper melodic bleed out of “Biblical Noise” the descriptors flash through the mind like subliminal screens in a movie house. Immediacy. Mood. Action Pacing. And when the sweat starts to pour out and the ears begin their tell-tale tingle of being heavily worked out, the body/brain divide dissolves into a blur of realities that seem to only alternate between the sharp pin-pricks of anxiety and the full breath of catharsis.

Cinemechanica is centered around the constant trio of guitarist Bryant Williamson, bassist Joel Hatstat, and drummer Mike Albanese. For LP/2 they were joined by guitarist/vocalist Jordan Olivera but henceforth the new fourth creative branch will be Bryan Aiken (Lazer/Wulf). The group tends to plot its music methodically and often works for months over a single portion of a single song. For lesser bands this is complete overkill; for Cinemechanica it’s a case of not committing to a single part until they can commit to every part. This dedication in practice makes for line-drive focus in the studio, and I'd bet you dollars to donuts engineer Kevin Ratterman (Young Widows, My Morning Jacket) at Louisville, KY's La La Land could tell this from day one. By the time Kurt Ballou (Converge) mixed the record at his Massachussetts based GodCity, it was poised to easily stand alongside everything that man ever touched.

All of which is to say Cinemechanica is a tightly wound, years long experiment plowing the permafrost between the most had-enough-of-it hardcore punk, intelligent-yet-unpretentious math rock and genuinely-non-dork cerebral metal. For too many years the best of all these worlds was locked in a cultural power struggle that held each genre individually was required to bring, respectively, vacuous politics,a graduate degree in the humanities, and hell, I don't know, wizards and shit to the table. Cinemechanica said no to all that. Which means you can say yes.

And then you can say thank you.

Gordon Lamb – Athens, GA
Cheap Dinosaurs
Cheap Dinosaurs
Cheap Dinosaurs is a psychedelic prog rock band. Based out of Philadelphia and led by ex-Chromelodeon leader Dino Lionetti, Cheap Dinosaurs' audio-visual experience combines pop melodies with jagged rusty rhythms, circuit bent sounds, and dirty synthesizer leads.
Tiny Vices
Tiny Vices
After a nearly 10 year hiatus, the boys from Philadelphia post punk outfit Aim of Conrad are back with an ice cream cone in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Known for their raucous live shows, Tiny Vices craft a sound that isn't afraid to be as dance-able as it is driving, controlled as it is chaotic, and dreamy as it is heavy. Equal parts Queens of the Stone Age, Hot Snakes, Metz, and The Jesus Lizard, the boys always find a way to keep the hips shaking and the riffs narstie.

On their debut EP "Honey Up", the boys worked with engineer Matt Poiner at Miner Street Recordings to craft 5 songs they describe as "midnight music". We have no idea what that means, but "Honey Up" sure brings the goods. The drums are huge, the guitars snarl, and with every verse he howls, singer Matt Smyth creates a world slightly out of focus and super fun.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com