1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Bul Bey

The Bul Bey

Elbows, Great Time

Wed, June 21, 2017

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

The Bul Bey
The Bul Bey
Energetic Philadelphia wordsmith The Bul Bey has yet to take his foot off the gas. Emerging in 2014 as Illvibe Media’s newest signee, Bey quickly assumed duties as the official host of the wildly popular Friends and Fam party fronted by DJ Matthew Law. Gaining momentum, Bey began working with the likes of !llmind, Like (of Pac Div), Roots Crew affiliate STS and more. After the release of the infectious single “Where I’m From,” Bey continued to push forward with the release of the official video for the track and his lyrical gut punch of a full-length debut, the 2015 Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies LP.

Never one to rest on his laurels, The Bul Bey hit the road soon after to promote the project with a series of dates in Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Chicago, Orlando and even Dublin. Bey’s travels have found him headlining small venues and sharing larger stages with a diverse selection of celebrated rap veterans, including Oddisee, Rapper Big Pooh, Black Milk, Rapsody, Mickey Factz and Joell Ortiz.

Back in the studio working on the follow-up to SHKB, The Bul Bey is preparing to debut new music and embark upon new adventures in the coming months. Focused on both the feeling of the music and his Philadelphia roots, Bey is readying a release packed to the gills with plenty of candor, poetry and copious amounts of soul.

Bringing youthful curiosity and a bottomless pit of energy to every endeavor, The Bul Bey moves closer to his career goals of crushing every stage and owning each sweat-drenched second of euphoria that is the magic hour.

“It's 1am, the party is packed and sweaty, everything is ripe, and the Dj plays that feel good song that gives everyone a shot of energy that keeps them going for the next 5 hours. That's the music I make.”
Max Schieble, better known as Elbows, is a songwriter, vocalist, and producer, creating a time-warping fusion of psychedelic jazz and hip hop. He combines head-nodding rhythms, futuristic synths, and expansive vocal harmonies with bygone jazz instrumentation, and sporadic electronic samples to create ever-changing soundscapes all filtered through a sharp pop sensibility. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Elbows is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

His debut project, the Corduroy EP, serves as an encapsulating introduction to the sound of Elbows. Songs shift from dusty boom bap beats to oafish 808s, and from jazzy guitar chops to cloudy synth beds, all the while supporting deliberately catchy hooks. Throughout the array of textures and tempos, Elbows comfortably peculiar persona emerges through witty, introspective lyrics, with song topics touching on self realization, relationship standoffs, and supporting family through dark times.

In 2015 he released his debut single “Flowers,” which Indie Shuffle described as, “nothing less than intriguing.” A self-directed video (co-directed by New Jersey filmmaker Nnamdi Simon) followed later that year. He has performed live throughout New York, and has appeared with Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire), Kendra Morris, Caged Animals, and more.

The Corduroy EP is due out May 19th, along with an accompanying product collection, featuring cassette tapes, a pin collaboration with New York brand, Pintrill, and more.
Great Time
Great Time
Things you might hear at a GREAT TIME show:
“Is that a funk band?? I don’t see any horns. “
“Real rock bands don’t have keyboards. “
“Drum machine???? What year is it??”
“Which one is making that sound??”
“I thought this was supposed to be a jazz band”
“this shit goes HARD”

Things you might see at a GREAT TIME show:
Standard twenty-something nodding profusely
Swamped bartender pretending to be interested in what you’re saying
Graphic tee’s and denim

Things you might smell at a GREAT TIME show:
Freshly spilt beer
Spilt beer
Melting speaker drivers
That guy that asked to take a picture with you and put his arm around your shoulder and his BO rubbed off onto your spaghetti strap and even though you washed it off in the bathroom you might definitely just need to wash your whole outfit when you get home
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147