BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Career

WKDU 91.7 Presents...

Career

Control Top, Yarrow

Mon, February 5, 2018

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Career
Career
Noisy, post-punkish Tampa act touring on their self-released record "Structures" -- a 28-minute piece that demonstrates the band's range for ambience, locking rhythms and noise, all while exploring themes of isolation, race/class structures, and hope in a post-recession landscape.
Control Top
Control Top
Appearing in various forms in the Philly DIY music scene since 2015, the post-punk trio Control Top is a tribute to persistence and evolving through doing. Amid periods of dormancy, stylistic forays and lineup changes, singer/bassist and founding member Ali Carter was determined to keep the project going after the release of the band's demo tape. In 2017, she recruited drummer Alex Licktenhour (HIRS, Get Better Records) and guitarist Al Creedon (Bleeding Rainbow, I IM EYE MY). Licktenhour was searching for a new project to get involved in, while Creedon was rediscovering electric guitar after years of playing noise and electronic music. Together, they forged a clear identity, blending diverse tastes to create music for a time beyond despair and naïveté. Their debut full-length--recorded, produced and mixed by Creedon--is underway and will be out later this year.

That’s the thing with post-punk. There’s so much a band can do under its umbrella. The Slits and Devo, Glenn Branca and Siouxsie and the Banshees--these artists are all wildly different yet found a home in a genre that resists definition. Control Top gets inspiration from these wide-ranging pioneers yet remains true to the post-punk ethos of anti-imitation and the drive to create a new remedy to modern ills. The urge to resist conformity is stronger than ever, and the need for urgent, relevant music is just as strong.
Yarrow
Brand new heavy shoegaze band playing their very first show! Members of Cult Objects, Ronnie Vega, Great Weights and King Azaz channeling Fugazi and Slint
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com