BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Adam & Dave's Bloodline

Adam & Dave's Bloodline

Nixon's Head, The Donuts

Thu, March 20, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Adam & Dave's Bloodline
Adam & Dave's Bloodline
Philadelphia 5-piece Adam & Dave's Bloodline release their new '2x2 EP' on Founding Fathers Records (Gold Crowns, Joe Kusy) February 22nd. This 12" slice of analog psychedelic melancholy is enough to ruin your faith in even the best of folks.
Nixon's Head
Nixon's Head
Philadelphia's garage-pop torchbearers, Nixon's Head, are primed to release MOd! (due March 2014), as part of a double CD with local rivals The Donuts, who counter with POW! (Groove Disques/Chapter 7 Records). Stuck on a station on the car radio, somewhere between AM and FM and from 1967 to 1979, Nixon's Head packs 19 songs in 38 minutes, culminating in a 14-song medley on the folly of playing in the same band for over 30 years.

In the grand tradition of higher education and rock 'n roll, the vision for Nixon's Head dates back to the 1979 day when two boyhood friends, Andy Rosenau (vocals) and Jim Slade (guitar), decided to parlay their love of 1960s music and punk rock into a high school English creative writing assignment. Drummer Seth Baer was recruited to hold the beat while the band's beginner musicians slowly learned to play their instruments. The formative high school version of the band managed to play a couple of Philadelphia's punk rock clubs, proving once and for all the hazards of punk's DIY aesthetic.

In 1984, playing their first show as Nixon's Head, the band got booted off the stage of a legendary, since long-demolished South Street institution. Guitarist/bassist Chicken Frank joined the band as shows along the East Coast developed. In 1986, the band's self-produced EP The Doug Factor sold out, thanks in part to a glowing review in SPIN magazine. Another EP, Traps, Buckshot & Pelt; a 45; and tours with the Dead Milkmen and the Ben Vaughn Combo followed until the usual suspects ground operations to a halt in 1991.

Since reforming in 1998, the band expanded to include Dorothy Haug (organ and vocals) and Jim McMahon (guitar/bass). Sadly, Jim, whose fretwork fires MOd!, passed away in October 2013. Bassist Colin Currie (Narband, Van Gogh's Ear, The Rick Whitneys) will make his debut with the band at the MOd! vs POW! record release show scheduled for Philadelphia's Boot & Saddle on March 20. Adam & Dave's Bloodline round out the bill.
The Donuts
The Donuts
The Donuts return to action after a one year hiatus with their “Still
With Her” Tour 2017. The ‘nuts (as their several fans call them)
formed in 2001 in the Spectrum parking lot prior to an ACDC show. The initial lineup included J. Bearclaw, Fathead, Johnny Taint, and Peter Extravaganza. The latter two quickly succumbed to drug addiction and were replaced by Burdman (rhymes with Turdman) and Don “Don” Noodle. Percussionist Chuck Vadge joined shortly thereafter. The Donuts have
released 6 lps on the venerable Chapter 7 records. While relatively unknown in their own backyard, they have been recognized on both an international and national level. Playgirl magazine called them “the best unknown band in America” while Young Spartacus added that “the ‘nuts rock like safari chimps on acid.” For the current “Still With Her” tour, the Donuts have unveiled an entirely new lineup including Johnny Gentle (vox, guitar), Don Gately (guitar, “vox”), Orin Incandenza (percussion and vox), Hal Incandenza (bass), Mario Incandenza (drums) and Renee Marathe (keyboards).
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com