BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Frontier(s)

Frontier(s)

Mohican, Cadet

Thu, August 14, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Frontier(s)
Frontier(s)
Chris Higdon has been here before. The powerful set of pipes that engraved the bombastic flair of Elliott - and previous to that, Falling Forward - into the tender consciousness of an entire generation of indie kids has returned with Frontier(s). The Louisville quartet has been gaining momentum since 2008, gradually building the massive sonic structures that make up their debut full-length, There Will Be No Miracles Here.

But for Higdon, this is not a victory lap. An artist who (reluctantly, we'll assume) laid the groundwork for the genre of emo - back before the word lost its luster to mall kids with regrettable hair cuts - his finest creative days are not just relegated to the past. Just beyond the rolling bass lines of the opening moments in There Will Be No Miracles Here it's abundantly clear that the vast experience of Frontier(s) is transparent in the band's masterfully assembled post-rock sound.

"The whole point for me with playing music again was to get to write music that I missed hearing," explains Higdon, who initially assembled Frontier(s) alongside bassist Bryan Todd. The pair was later joined by Matthew Wieder on guitar and Eagle Barber on drums. "We started this band with the main goal to write music we were in to, and to keep it less calculated than the current climate of heavy guitar-hinged music." While the long shadows of Elliott's False Cathedrals are witnessed in the unrelenting choruses of songs like "Von Veneer" and "Marching Line," There Will Be No Miracles Here is a record of an entirely different identity. Hook heavy and dramatic, Frontier(s) has the nervous energy of youth alongside the discretion of experience. Proof that for Higdon and company, their finest moment is right now.
Mohican
Mohican
Mixing heart and dynamics, Mohican has set the bar for a new kind of instrumental music. They mix early 90's riffs with the heaviest power you can reach without being 'hardcore" or "metal." It's very apparent that they feel each others passion while playing, creating soundscapes reflecting the struggles of their own lives and the love they have for the music.
Cadet
Four guys who play loud music. Influences: Hum, Smashing Pumpkins, Jawbreaker. Members: Will - Vox/Guitar, Zach - Guitar/Vox, Mike - Bass, Rinaldo - Drums.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com