BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

I Think Like Midnight

I Think Like Midnight

Nixon's Head, Beretta 76

Sat, February 7, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

I Think Like Midnight
I Think Like Midnight
I Think Like Midnight is an instrumental rock band formed by lovers of the lost art of the rock instrumental. The initial spark was a reoccurring desire on the part of ITLM found Andrew Chalfen to hear a new record by the band Pell Mell. As no new Pell Mell record has been released since 1997, Chalfen formed ITLM in an attempt to make a Pell Mell record, which they did, up in Ithaca NY at the home recording studio of J. Robert Lennon. The result is the album "Warm Seclusion Structure". As ITLM preps for the album's release and playing the songs out live, recording continues of more new material, much of which will be available as bonus tracks.
Nixon's Head
Nixon's Head
Philadelphia's garage-pop torchbearers, Nixon's Head, are primed to release MOd! (due March 2014), as part of a double CD with local rivals The Donuts, who counter with POW! (Groove Disques/Chapter 7 Records). Stuck on a station on the car radio, somewhere between AM and FM and from 1967 to 1979, Nixon's Head packs 19 songs in 38 minutes, culminating in a 14-song medley on the folly of playing in the same band for over 30 years.

In the grand tradition of higher education and rock 'n roll, the vision for Nixon's Head dates back to the 1979 day when two boyhood friends, Andy Rosenau (vocals) and Jim Slade (guitar), decided to parlay their love of 1960s music and punk rock into a high school English creative writing assignment. Drummer Seth Baer was recruited to hold the beat while the band's beginner musicians slowly learned to play their instruments. The formative high school version of the band managed to play a couple of Philadelphia's punk rock clubs, proving once and for all the hazards of punk's DIY aesthetic.

In 1984, playing their first show as Nixon's Head, the band got booted off the stage of a legendary, since long-demolished South Street institution. Guitarist/bassist Chicken Frank joined the band as shows along the East Coast developed. In 1986, the band's self-produced EP The Doug Factor sold out, thanks in part to a glowing review in SPIN magazine. Another EP, Traps, Buckshot & Pelt; a 45; and tours with the Dead Milkmen and the Ben Vaughn Combo followed until the usual suspects ground operations to a halt in 1991.

Since reforming in 1998, the band expanded to include Dorothy Haug (organ and vocals) and Jim McMahon (guitar/bass). Sadly, Jim, whose fretwork fires MOd!, passed away in October 2013. Bassist Colin Currie (Narband, Van Gogh's Ear, The Rick Whitneys) will make his debut with the band at the MOd! vs POW! record release show scheduled for Philadelphia's Boot & Saddle on March 20. Adam & Dave's Bloodline round out the bill.
Beretta 76
Beretta 76
"Kirsten Stewart may have nabbed the Joan Jett part in the upcoming Runaways biopic, but she could take pointers from Camille Escobedo of Beretta 76. Escobedo's husky smoulder is all rock star tough girl, long black hair slipping devil-may-care over one eye as she slashes out the power chords. Her band, led by guitarist Pete Rydberg, has the hard-ass chutzpah to cover AC/DC, and the hooks to evoke Cheap Trick. They've been holed up for months recording the follow-up to 2006's Black Beauty, so look for some new songs ... though most likely with old-time rock and roll attitude." - Philadelphia Weekly
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com