1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Shades Apart

Shades Apart

Easy Creatures, Howling Fantods

Sat, July 12, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

Shades Apart
Shades Apart
In some parallel universe, if Molly Ringwald had been cast in the Mad Max movies, Shades Apart would be the perfect soundtrack. Raised in a decade defined by John Hughes movies, bubblegum pop and escalating nuclear arms, the members of Shades Apart shared a passion for bands from the first wave of punk's invasion (energetic lads like the Jam, the Police, Generation X, and the Clash). Shades Apart's new record, Seeing Things, taps these sources to deliver a modern fusion of pop, punk and new wave. The single from their previous record, a uranium-fueled cover of the synth classic "Tainted Love", received loads of commercial radio airplay last year and eventually turned up on MTV. Not bad for three suburban-bred New Jersey-ites who started playing for something to do during summer vacations.

Shades Apart released their debut album in December 1988 on Wishingwell Records, a chiefly straight-edge hardcore label based in California. Two EPs followed: Dude Danger on Sunspot Records and Neon on Skene Records, which caught the ear of Descendents leader Bill Stevenson. Shades Apart jumped at the chance to work with their proto-punk icon, and Mr. Stevenson (along with bandmate Stephen Egerton) became the producer of their next LP. 1995's Save It was the product of that union. The band found a new home on Revelation Records and toured North America several times in the next year, converting legions of new fans and garnering critical praise along the way.
Easy Creatures
Easy Creatures is a rock band from Philadelphia, PA.

Shane Evans-Voice
Joe Konrad-Bass
Mark McKinney-Guitar
... Joey Simpers-Guitar
Jeff Tirabassi-Drums

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Easy Creatures is a new melodic post-hardcore band from Philly made up of some of Delaware's most notorious transplants to the big city. The group includes members of Walleye, Blackthroat, Railhed and The Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza.

After years of fronting more aggressive acts singer Shane Evans has returned to his roots, eschewing mayhem for melody. His clean, emotive vocals – a cross betwee...n Shawn Brown and Greg Dulli -- drive an angular and tight band of veterans who still have the zeal of kids making their first album.

With an approach reminiscent of Samiam and early Jawbox, Easy Creatures have a consummate Delaware "run-off" sound – an amalgamation of the music from surrounding cities like D.C., Philly, New York and Baltimore – topped off with the angst that comes from living nowhere and everywhere all at once.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147