BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Broadcaster, Hard Girls

Broadcaster

Hard Girls

Timeshares, Podacter

Mon, August 18, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Broadcaster
Broadcaster
An energetic bounce and sing-along-ready vocals are two of the most immediately noticeable qualities to Broadcaster's brand of rock music. The Long Island, NY-based 3-piece have shown remarkable consistency in their output without releasing the same song twice. The result is something almost canonical--their discography is only a few releases long, but there is a well-worn feel to the music, a blend of modern punk and indie rock with a pleasant helping of 90's college rock influence. Comparisons to bands like Jawbreaker, Superchunk, and The Weakerthans are inevitable but favorable. Their most recent release, Tightrope Walker, recorded with J Robbins, is a concise, fully-realized display of the catchy, fuzzy energy that Broadcaster have made their own. Steady touring and consistent releases of new music have helped the band grow in both popularity and songwriting expertise, and the band shows no signs of stopping: a Robbins-helmed full length is due in 2013, and if Broadcaster's back catalog is any indication, it should prove to be one of the must-hear albums of the year.
Hard Girls
Hard Girls
Much like the science fiction and philosophy books into which they are known to delve, Hard Girls explore the wondrous and sometimes dark paths of human existence with a seasoned honesty that belies the unbridled energy of their songs. For their second full-length record (A Thousand Surfaces), this San Jose, CA based post-punk trio recorded with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor) to capture their alternately desperate and introspective sound, recalling early post-punk pioneers like Wire and Mission of Burma, while also drawing a clear lineage from the earnest, everyman indie rock of Sebadoh and Built to Spill. Plus they just fucking rock.
Timeshares
To portray Timeshares as anything more than four friends from downstate New York playing passionate, sincere punk-rock would be a waste of words. "We became friends through music," says Mike Natoli, the band's bassist, "...Two years ago we started Timeshares together and it feels awesome." So when these friends found themselves facing a couple of particularly "shitty years" as guitarist Jon Hernandez put it, they banded together to write and record their first full length Bearable. The band, which includes drummer Eric Bedell, guitarist and Jay Mosher, partnered with Kiss of Death Records and Kind of Like Records for a co-release on both vinyl and digital formats. With a blend of rock and punk reminiscent of that sweet spot from the 1990s. Bearable is sure to be loved by fans of early Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music and Avail alike.
Podacter
Podacter
On Podacter’s debut full-length, Plays the Millennial Blues, frontman Billy Bollinger describes his suburban South Jersey upbringing with the honesty of Lucero and the wit of The Lawrence Arms. The Philadelphia-area band formed in 2012 following the breakup of Crucial Dudes and released an EP on Hide Away Records, followed quickly by a split with Banquets for the Wax Packs series. Their first LP was recorded at Gradwell House with Dave Downham (Into It. Over It, Plow United, The Jazz June) and is available now via Secret Audio Club.

-Paul Blest
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com