BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Lefty's Deceiver

Lefty's Deceiver

The Improbables, No Other

Sat, May 10, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Lefty's Deceiver
Lefty's Deceiver
At the dawning of the 21st century LEFTY'S DECEIVER were at the top of their game. Prolific enough to release 4 albums in just 5 years, LD's reputation grew on the merits of their live shows, which proved them to be one of the most dynamic indie rock bands in the city. Their first two albums, 1999's 45:00 (PlotTwist Records) and 2000's Conversations on Favored Nations (HCNL), garnered the trio critical praise and the opportunity to begin touring the U.S. In 2001 the Philadelphia City Paper nominated LD as one of Philadelphia's Best Live Bands and named Conversations to their Top 20 albums of 2000. 2001's Process Junior EP marked the departure of bassist Ed Hogarty as he pursued lead guitar duties with Philly pop darlings THE BIGGER LOVERS.

With the addition of Kristine Muller (bass player for the band Rhode Island) LEFTY'S DECEIVER would re-form in 2001 barely missing a beat. By May of 2003 they recorded and released Cheats under the My Pal God Records banner. Widely reviewed as their most accessible and head-bopping offering to date, Cheats put them on the road with Philadelphia compatriots BITTER BITTER WEEKS and MATT POND PA for the nationwide Philly Throwdown Tour.

By 2004 LD stopped appearing at Philadelphia's regular rock venues. There was no final show, no teary goodbyes. Despite LD's inactivity, during their hiatus LD's members continued contributing their efforts to the Philadelphia music community; Mike Kennedy (fronting his own project, Audible, and playing drums for BC Camplight, Mazarin and others), Ed Hogarty (Audible, Swivel Chairs and the recently re-united Bigger Lovers), Kristine Kennedy (Audible and curator of the Waterfront Wednesdays concert series) and Andy Williams (board member of Weathervane Music Project).

On a cold 2011 February night after seeing Todd Barry's comedy show in the Italian Market's modest Connie's Ric-Rac, Kris, Mike, Ed and Andy gathered for some dinner and a bit of scheming. By midnight Facebook posts were on each of their "walls" that a 4-piece incarnation would be making a return later that year… and that there might be a corresponding 5K run involved. While the LD Fun Run still needs some planning, the souped-up LEFTY'S DECEIVER will be performing a combination of old favorites and new songs. Another full-length record is in the works for a 2014 release...
The Improbables
The Improbables
The Improbables rose from the marshes of the greater Atlantic City area some time ago, and called that no-man's-land home for longer than they care to admit. A futile confrontation with the region's fundamental and inherent tragedy has since pushed them westward to Philadelphia, where they now take pleasure in sharing their own primitive and genuine sound with other like-minded souls. Equal parts 60-70's garage, soul, psychedelia and punk, the band's songs recall and preserve those moments in the life of rock 'n' roll when it was able to be self-aware without being self-conscious, and when a good time was inevitable.
No Other
No Other
The very name No Other carries a defiance and elusiveness, characteristics that are amply evident on the band's self-released 2013 debut EP, I Believe In Werner Herzog. The Philadelphia-based trio doesn't shy away from either primal rock or propulsive pop but they don't follow straight lines; there is roiling mystery lurking within their instrumental interplay, yet this darkness is leavened by both their unapologetically direct attack and the inherent tunefulness of their songs. The three songs on I Believe In Werner Herzog are spiky and intense but not alienating; at their core, they're pop songs but they're delivered with an energy that masks their precision.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com