BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Joy Riding

Joy Riding

Belgrade, Goodnight Lights

Sat, April 4, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Joy Riding
Joy Riding
Joe started writing a bunch of songs. He asked Scott to play drums on them. Scott said "okay." Then nothing happened for probably a year and a half, but they sure talked about it a whole bunch. Then Joe and Scott finally got their act together and asked Kerry and John to be in the band, too. Kerry and John also said "okay." The four of them started writing songs together in December 2012 and continue to do so to this day. Joe used to be in Makeout Party and The Beatles. Scott used to be in Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, Decathlete, and The Beatles. John used to be in Up Up Down Down and The Beatles, and is currently in It's a King Thing. Kerry used to be in Futureman, The Not Fur Longs, and The Beatles. Everyone lives in or close to Philadelphia, PA. "You're So Smart," the group's most recent LP, was released on Black Rd Records in June 2017
Belgrade
Belgrade
With liquid-like intros and outros. Belgrade's fleshy songs are sure to spur a variety of emotions. Daring themselves a slap in the face with the glove of simplicity, things are kept subversively straightforward. While embracing more than healthy doses of echo, the air between meaty ideas is apparent and fluid. Offering layers of cycling guitar, nimble bass lines, snappy dynamic drums and floating vocals, the sounds teeter from an understated warm twang to a groaning twisted reverb-fest.

Urging you into a heap of head-tossing joy while never letting things fully explode. The name of this game is restraint, boys and girls. Each element birthed from a loud and bombastic past - the new challenge becomes seeing who can best tightrope walk the wavy line between blissful-breezy melodies and purposeful energetic sharpness. Internal rebellion never sounded so endearing.

Let's cloak those catchy pop smarts under blankets of reverberated echoes bounced off last night's full moon - still ringing in the squinty-eyed hangover morning. Let the sound shimmer and swoon forward and back like a chorus for the night time, to be consumed during the day. Anthems to prep us all for that cloudy nocturnal courage.
Goodnight Lights
Goodnight Lights
Philadelphia’s Goodnight Lights has been described as “fractured pop specialists” by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Their sound is rich with catchy melodies fused with an aggressive wall of driving guitars and pummeling drums. The band has received critical praise from a number of publications, including WXPN’s “The Key,” “The Big Takeover,” “The Vinyl District,” and “Origivation Magazine,” among others.
"Goodnight Lights continue to sharpen its musical voice with well crafted songwriting, sparkling harmonies, smart melodies and excellent guitar playing..." –Bruce Warren, WXPN & The Key Music Blog

"Some of my favorite bands were finally smashed together in one…The Velvet Underground, The Pixies, The Stooges, Radiohead and The Arcade Fire. Goodnight Lights concocts a sound that channels these influences in a versatile yet original way. Innovative." –Jennifer Koch, Origivation Magazine

Goodnight Lights has shared the stage with the likes of Metric, Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Ex Cops, Royal Teeth, and Leagues, to name a few.
The band will be releasing new music in 2018. You can listen to Goodnight Lights on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com