BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Lawsuits

The Lawsuits

Kingsley Flood, Owl And Wolf

Sat, January 10, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Lawsuits
The Lawsuits
Once described as a "schizophrenic mix of modern Americana", The Lawsuits don't stop there – interweaving elements of reggae, 60's pop flair, and 80's anthemic refrains, woven together by intricate storytelling. The songs are complex and insightful in a way that recalls a time when music was more pure, but with a progressive and lighthearted style that is executed with apparent ease.
Kingsley Flood
Kingsley Flood
"Signature high energy” –Rolling Stone

“The kind of hard-rocking folk-punk band that makes you want to dance with the person standing next to you and then punch them in the face. In a totally good way.” -Esquire Magazine

“You gotta see these guys live” – Boston Globe

“…propulsive beat and a punk-rock attitude” -Wall Street Journal

“Billy-Bragg-like folk-punk sound” – Washington Post

Since their breakout set opening the Newport Folk Festival in 2013, Kingsley Flood has opened tour dates for Lucius and Josh Ritter; earned raves from AV Club, Paste, Rolling Stone, Billboard, NY Times; played a session for Esquire; and premiered a video with NPR Music.

The band’s most recent, “To The Wolves” EP, continues songwriter Naseem Khuri’s obsession with stagnation in our lives, and exploring why things don’t change. While January’s “To The Fire” EP chronicles his own experience as a wide-eyed first generation Palestinian-American wanting to change the world, _To The Wolves_ suggests greater change is harder when we can’t even change ourselves.

The title track looks at the big dreams and small circumstances of an outsider on the inside. “Blind” finds him back home plotting an escape, but this too is a dream that never manages to leave his bedroom. “All Night Dynamite” asks just how much choice we have in our choices, a theme carried over to “Salt of the Sea,” where a child sees in his own path a mirror of his father’s.

“To The Wolves” continues Kingsley Flood’s ongoing collaboration with producer Paul Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead, Morphine) and 1867 Recording Studio, the onetime Masonic temple in Chelsea, MA where “To the Fire” was created. The results showcase the band’s signature and wide-ranging dynamics, from the scorched-earth guitar riff anchoring the title track to the contrasting plaintive violin and hard rock release of the deceptively upbeat “Blind,” the frenetic punk drive of “All Night Dynamite” and the pensive intimacy of “Salt of the Sea.”

But like everything from Kingsley Flood, it’s the energy, dynamics, and musicianship that give life to Khuri’s reflections. From intricate arrangements and inspired lyricism to flashes of punk, the band behind “To The Fire” still delivers an experience that Paste Magazine said ”is rapidly making an impression nationally [with its] rowdy on-stage anthems.”
Owl And Wolf
Owl And Wolf
Folktress Dani Mari has combined forces with the experimental sounds of Will Hanza. Their union infuses influences from americana, blues and folk music. The mixture of acoustic instruments with sultry melodies and harmonies create a sound that can be described as Dark Folk. The duo is set to release more music in the upcoming year.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com