1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Shark Tape & Future Thieves

Shark Tape & Future Thieves

Pompton Lakes

Tue, March 24, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

Shark Tape
Shark Tape
"So you say this is your final chance"

- the opening line to Shark Tape's 'Marathon' speaks to the desperation of a band ready to take off... Shark Tape, a three piece rock band from Philadelphia, are Stephen Lorek, Niles Weiss and Dylan Mulcahy. Active on Philadelphia's music scene since 2007 under various project names, they evolved into Shark Tape and 2012 saw the release two EPs, the self titled 'Shark Tape' and 'Eyes On You' which gained considerable airplay from East Coast radio stations and went on to be selected as one of WXPN's top records of the year.

Channeling influences from several of rock's greatest eras, each Shark Tape song carries the band's own unique sound with subtle references to the likes of The Replacements, Big Star, The Smiths and Cheap Trick.

Having garnered a steady and loyal following that continues grow organically in their hometown, Shark Tape will be touring later this year, looking to replicate the well attended and vibrant shows they're known for in and around Philadelphia.

In late 2013, the band teamed up with renowned engineer Jeff Ziegler (Kurt Vile, War On Drugs) to begin production on the band's debut album 'Marathon'.

With a huge list of inspirations that includes adventure, struggle, desperation, a quest for enlightenment, Dionysus and Apollo, faint glimpses of the future, destiny vs choice, the search for a way to travel the universe and a desire to walk into the horizon so the sun never sets, it's fair to say that Marathon is one of the most exciting and intriguing debuts to come out of Philadephia in recent years.
Future Thieves
Future Thieves
With the release of their debut EP, Future Thieves, comprised of Elliot Collett (vocals and rhythm guitar), Gianni Gibson (drums), Nick Goss (bass), Stan Nickell (lead guitar) and Austin McCool (lead guitar), are one of Nashville's most exciting emerging acts. The American rock band, formed in the fall of 2013, can trace their beginnings to previous endeavors between Collett and Nickell who played an Americana/blues style focused around Elliot's singer/songwriter mentality. After moving to Nashville, the two teamed up with McCool and Goss to form a sound influenced by classic rock and big indie rock. Gibson then joined the four and meshed immediately as the group began rehearsing and writing.

Collett, a coal miner's son from the hills of Kentucky, teamed up with heavily blues influenced Nickell after running live sound for numerous artists and traveling to play shows in and around Nashville. Just before moving to Tennessee with Nickell, Elliot graduated with an audio engineering degree in Lexington, KY. Nickell's blues background comes from a similar small town upbringing where his father's taste in music drove Stan to create his own style of guitar phrasing while developing a love of guitar repair and technical work.

McCool and Goss both hail from southern Indiana, dating back to the 6th grade together and continuing through college at Purdue University. Each grew up playing the guitar after stealing tablature books and bouncing ideas off of friends down the street. After graduating college the two moved to Nashville to pursue music.

For Gianni, growing up in Los Angeles offered the perfect blend of culture and music for Gibson to focus on his skills as a percussionist. Having both parents involved in the music industry, he realized his passion for music at a very young age.

The band's instrumentation is written collectively, while Collett spreads his melodies and storytelling across the tracks. Future Thieves brings a big indie rock/americana sound with a powerful rhythm section, fresh guitar melodies, and singer/songwriter style vocals.

Future Thieves recently finished recording their first effort earlier this year and are set to release three new singles later this summer. All tracks are impressively played, engineered, and produced by Future Thieves in their home studio Nashville Music House in Nashville, TN.
Pompton Lakes
Pompton Lakes formed in the fall of 2011. The band came together with the idea and desire to create music that is both thoughtful and reflective. Jeff Martin, the primary songwriter, fronted the Buffalo-based rock band This Day & Age from 2001-2007. In that time, This Day & Age released 3 full length albums, selling over 30,000 copies and playing nearly 400 concerts worldwide, touring with the likes of Mae, All Time Low, The Format, Sherwood, The Spill Canvas, and many more. After independently releasing "The First Joke & Other Matters" in 2010 with Steven Padin, the desire to form a new band was born. Martin teamed up with good friends Vinnie Lupoli, Dan Desrosiers, Isaac Strader and Dennis Archer to form Pompton Lakes. The band instantly devoted themselves to writing and entered the studio in June 2012. The result surpassed even their own expectations and their debut album, Rest, was released on October 30, 2012. The band is planning to release their follow up album in 2015.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147