BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

NEW YEARS EVE w/ TJ Kong And The Atomic Bomb

NEW YEARS EVE w/ TJ Kong And The Atomic Bomb

Mercury Radio Theater, Levee Drivers

Sat, December 31, 2016

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:45 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

TJ Kong And The Atomic Bomb
TJ Kong And The Atomic Bomb
TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb are a band of so and so's who sound like Bob Seger high on cocaine and lost in the apocalypse.

They are a throwback to the swinging, drunken dancing memories of jump blues and roadhouse rock and big band leaders and The Rolling Stones and Bo Diddley and Tom Waits and Elvis. Big, sweaty, drunken 1970's Elvis.

WXPN calls their new EP - KONG "Eclectic and evocative, stirring together dusty cinematic arrangements with lyrical tales of depravity and hard-luck humanity that sound like something out of a Cormac McCarthy novel."

More Specifically

"One of the most sought after bands in Philly."
- USA Today

"The rare ability to bridge worlds – hitting you with heavy subject matter, and making you dance to it, interweaving stories about outcasts and outlaws into danceable jams."
- WXPN

"Playing Americana 'slash blues', they sing, wail, lament, and brood over being drunk, hungover, alone, depressed, sweaty, and lost. A simple recount of a whiskey-inspired tradition on guitar and harmonica."
- Pop Montreal

"A contemporary-ancient brand of Americana similar to The Band or, at its crankiest extreme, Captain Beefheart... with a dirty Mersey Beat that'd shame the Animals."
- Philadelphia Citypaper

"It lands somewhere between The Basement Tapes and Anodyne, with a ragged, lo-fi aesthetic and lyrics drenched in heartbreak and whiskey.”
- Pop Matters

“A post-apocalyptic fall-out shelter house band.”
- Philadelphia Weekly

"Entertainingly unhinged."
- CBS Philadelphia

"Sounding like a cross between the Mountain Goats, Tom Waits and the ghost of Captain Beefheart serenading the crowd at a drunken rodeo, these guys cherry pick from the American songbook for both whiskey-soaked missives and woozy balladry."
- The Deli Magazine
Mercury Radio Theater
Mercury Radio Theater
Mercury Radio Theater combines exotica-punk, bizarre radio plays, and iconic animations to the joy of audiences far and wide. Their spectacle often draws from love, loss, and alienation using classic science fiction themes. Mercury Radio Theater takes old world gypsy melodies, injects the strange instrumentation of a group of north philly side-walk sale refugees, and slathers on a glaze of dance hall punk, to dazzle audiences with a show that will ultimately result in a migraine of catchy songs and red raw vocal cords from shout choruses. Don't miss this chance to see one of the city's most beautiful donnybrooks.
Levee Drivers
Levee Drivers
Levee Drivers' music embodies the sounds of old country souls being reborn into tomorrow's rock. Their music is a modern take on the story-telling of Johnny Cash, driven by early country and blues roots with a startling vocal rendition likened to a cross of Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams. Levee Drivers embrace an eclectic mix of sound that engages listeners of all ages and across many genres. They were named "Best of Philly Rising" 2007 by World Cafe Live. Levee Drivers also became the winners of the 2009 Beta Hi-Fi Festival hosted by World Cafe Live, a multi-night music competition with voting by the audience and a panel of judges. In 2010, Levee Drivers won the Deli Magazine "Best Philly Emerging Artist Poll" and came in 9th in the overall contest and were up again for the 2011 "Best Philly Emerging Artist". And recently in 2013, took home the Tri-State Indie Music Award for "Best Indie/Folk Americana Band" in the Tri-State Area.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com