BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Starwood

Starwood

The Tea Club, Drone Ranger

Sat, June 14, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Starwood
Starwood
Sent back in time from Planet Vitrus moments before the planet's destruction in the year 2776 A.D, Gabriel Starwood was created to alter the time continuum in an attempt to control the ever expanding human race: intergalactic cosmos devourers and the eventual destroyers of Vitrus. As an advanced cyborg capable of entering and controlling the human body via nanotechnology, Gabriel has inhabited historically influential Earthlings since the dawn of man, from Jesus Christ and Joan of Arc to Angela Davis and The Marquis De Sade.
Accompanied by a small, yet crucial team of Vitruvian Androids, the Propaganda Performance module of the S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. mission has taken form as a "Cyber Rock" quintet. Raising the awareness of mankind for the sake of the cosmos, a typical S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. performance centers on the values of the Vitruvian species, their eventual destruction at the hands of the expansionist hordes, and the S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. prototype's mass manipulation of the human race.
The quintet is comprised of a classical pianist, an effected bass guitar, an analog synthesizer, looped and effected vocals, and drums. Theatrical in presentation, primal in execution, and psychedelic in nature, the resulting sound is comparable to that of a wooly mammoth being downed by laser-spears, falling face first into a pagan orgy.
The Tea Club
The Tea Club
The Tea Club is a band from New Jersey. The band consists of Patrick McGowan (vocals/guitar), Dan McGowan (vocals/guitar), Joe Rizzolo (drums), Jamie Wolff (bass, vocals), and Renee Pestritto (keyboards/flute/vocals).

The Tea Club was formed in 2003. Between the inception and 2007, they made several recordings, one of which attracted the attention of producer/ engineer Tim Gilles (Thursday and Taking Back Sunday). Tim produced, recorded and mixed their first full length album at his studio in Jersey City, Big Blue Meenie Studios. The Tea Club's first album, "General Winter's Secret Museum", was released in July 2008.

"Rabbit", their second album, was released on October 9th 2010. "Rabbit" was also produced by Tim Gilles, and featured guest keyboards by Tom Brislin. They spent the rest of 2010 and the majority of 2011 playing many shows along the East Coast, including the ProgDay festival in North Carolina. Reviews and articles about the band were featured in publications such as Metro Philly, Indie Music Reviewer, Origivation, and JUMP. They ended the year 2011 by playing an acoustic show opening for Jimmy Gnecco of the band Ours at the North Star Bar in Philadelphia.

In early 2012, The Tea Club once again returned to Big Blue Meenie Studios to record their third album with producer Tim Gilles. Following the recording sessions, The Tea Club were asked to open for the Swedish rock band Beardfish for their mini-tour of the United States in May 2012.

The Tea Club's third album, "Quickly Quickly Quickly", was released on November 15th, 2012.
Drone Ranger
Drone Ranger
With an appreciation for blistering noise, the surreal, and psychedelic crooning, Drone Ranger decided to cast their jangle through some dusty old amplifiers in Bill Fries' bedroom studio in early 2013. Their compulsions towards home recording and analog equipment eventually materialized a five track demo tape; a hazardously created brew of dream inducing tunes that they personally enjoyed. Parallel to souped-up shoe-gaze, adding slacker vocals and a pissed off space redneck, the wailing five piece casts a head nodding trance that will leave your eye's spinning.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com