1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Goodnight Lights

Goodnight Lights

Shorty Boy Boy, Roof Doctor

Sat, January 4, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

Goodnight Lights
Goodnight Lights
Philadelphia’s Goodnight Lights has been described as “fractured pop specialists” by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Their sound is rich with catchy melodies fused with an aggressive wall of driving guitars and pummeling drums. The band has received critical praise from a number of publications, including WXPN’s “The Key,” “The Big Takeover,” “The Vinyl District,” and “Origivation Magazine,” among others.
"Goodnight Lights continue to sharpen its musical voice with well crafted songwriting, sparkling harmonies, smart melodies and excellent guitar playing..." –Bruce Warren, WXPN & The Key Music Blog

"Some of my favorite bands were finally smashed together in one…The Velvet Underground, The Pixies, The Stooges, Radiohead and The Arcade Fire. Goodnight Lights concocts a sound that channels these influences in a versatile yet original way. Innovative." –Jennifer Koch, Origivation Magazine

Goodnight Lights has shared the stage with the likes of Metric, Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Ex Cops, Royal Teeth, and Leagues, to name a few.
The band will be releasing new music in 2018. You can listen to Goodnight Lights on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud.
Shorty Boy Boy
Shorty Boy Boy
Shorty boy-boy is weird fun pop music from philadelphia. Think Beck fronting the Polyphonic Spree...with party favors and a bit of lighthearted chaos.

After performing two SXSW 2012 showcases, shorty boy-boy released his first 7" Single. Candy Man / Smoking Tea through Music. A full length album SPIRITS IN THE HOUSE is set for a 2014 release.
Roof Doctor
Roof Doctor, formerly the solo project of guitarist Mark Harper, has grown immensely in the time that they have been making collaborative music together. What started as a quiet acoustic outlet for Harper has blossomed into a remarkably eclectic ensemble featuring Kevin Paschall (Abi Reimold, DEAD, Brown Rainbow, Shelf Life, Hello and Yes) on drums, Chet Williams (Hello and Yes) on bass, keys, and saxophone, and Alex Stackhouse (Cool Points, Euphoria Again) on guitar. The players' varied musical backgrounds and the other projects in which they are involved serves to create a wildly frenetic energy within the backdrop for Harper's often somber croon. It is this dichotomy of lyrical despair washed away in a sea of joyful melodies, jazzy rhythms, and uplifting harmony that has come to characterize Roof Doctor. In 2014, they released Mobile Freedom Home, their first full-length record, which Stereogum described as "refreshingly hopeful and honest in a way that a lot of albums nowadays are not." The remarkable range in emotional tone on the record spreads from the devastatingly bleak "Dad" to the impossibly uplifting "Bulldog". The narrator's own mantras float in occasionally, as if to remind himself that things aren't as bad as they seem. 

Roof Doctor returned to the studio in the spring of 2015 to track a forthcoming split with Pittsburgh's Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147