BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Grade

Grade

Ensign, Placeholder

Sat, November 29, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Grade
Grade
Grade was/is a Canadian hardcore/emo group. Grade's first release was the Grade/Believe split which was released in 1994 on a small Canadian label - Workshop Records. And Such Is Progress followed in 1997 and Separate the Magnets was released in 1998, earning them critical praise and high profile touring slots with groups such as Jimmy Eat World, Hot Water Music and Fugazi. In 1999, they signed with Victory Records and released an EP, Triumph and Tragedy. Later that same year they released a full length album, Under the Radar. In 2000, they released The Embarrassing Beginning, a collection of their older works, as well as rarities. In 2001, original guitarist Greg Taylor left to pursue Jersey full time, and was replaced with Brad Casarin. Chris Danner subsequently left, with Charlie Moniz joining for the release of the album Headfirst Straight to Hell. In their final incarnation, only Kyle Bishop remained, backed by members of the group Somehow Hollow. The band broke up in 2002.

In 2008, Alternative Press named Grade as a group of significant interest in its profile of "23 Bands who Shaped Punk, preceding that, and since Grade have set their place in Hardcore's hall of fame as the forerunners to many bands who embraced their style of melodic driving hardcore with singing and screaming vocals.

On July 1, 2009, they announced "On July 6th we're starting to record a couple of new songs for the At Both Ends Magazine final issue double 7" comp with our old friends from Bane. Shawn, Greg, Kyle and I have been jamming with our good friend Matt Richmond (from the Video Dead and Saint Alvia) for a little while now. What started out as getting together to jam for fun has produced some pretty awesome new songs and we can't wait to get in the studio and see what we can do with them. No plans for reunion tours or albums or any of that stuff right now, we're just having a good time playing together again and we'll see where it goes from here."
Ensign
Ensign
Pieced together in the confines of a dark and musty New Brunswick basement in the fall of 1995, Ensign has managed to emerge as one of the area’s most prominent and hardworking bands. Always at a pivotal and confrontational point of never exactly being in synch with the changing times around them, Ensign has fought and toured relentlessly, endearing themselves to an ever-increasing following of fans bridging both the punk and hardcore scenes. Too negative for the youth crew kids, too positive for the negative kids, too punk for hardcore and too hardcore for punk, they have found some form of gray area to exist within. There have been countless member changes in the past 15 years Ensign has been around, however, the pairing of vocalist Tim Shaw and bassist Nathan Voorhees has proven to be the most consistent. With Tim’s signature vocal styling and Nathan’s continuous songwriting, Ensign has managed to maintain a common thread throughout the years and the changes. These two have constantly strode to take Ensign everywhere possible, both musically and literally. Ensign has shared the stage with the likes of Rancid, Avail, Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Good Riddance, A.F.I., the Suicide Machines, H2O and countless others reaching many a shore and grassy knoll. Ireland, Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia, England, Puerto Rico, Canada and the continental U.S. are all places that Ensign has called home at some point or another for days, weeks and months of touring. To date Ensign has released 3 ep’s, 3 albums, 4 split ep’s, a punk rock/hardcore covers album and are currently finishing work on their forthcoming album "Lost Message On A Fading Frequency" as well as a brand new EP and 10". Continuous musical growth and consistent touring plans ensure that Ensign will be a band on the rise for years to come. Spark the revolution!
Placeholder
Placeholder
Throughout the history of time bands have formed and broken up. [PLACEHOLDER] looks to history and learns from these mistakes instead regenerating and reformulating into a leaner ass kicking machine time and again.

Formed and fronted by songwriter Myque Peters, [PLACEHOLDER] has morphed from a bedroom recording project in Boston, MA through its first full band incarnation in Tempe, AZ to its current line-up based in Chicago, IL.

Currently comprised of Greg Baker on bass and Brian Doherty on drums this trio is heavy on hooks in 3 minute (or less!) bursts of highly efficient rock. Keep an eye out for [PLACEHOLDER] in 2012 with their infectious crowd favorite F-Bomb and a set loaded with songs about girls, swearing and dressing well.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com