1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

W.C. Lindsay

W.C. Lindsay

10 Million, Weekender

Thu, August 20, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

W.C. Lindsay
W.C. Lindsay
"The Beastie Boys watching The Breakfast Club at Warped Tour"

W. C. Lindsay is a duality. Chill/Rage. Hip-Hop/Punk. Electronic/Acoustic. Progressive/Reminiscent. Two very different halves to make up a unique whole. Understand the dichotomy- embrace it, and then we can begin.

W. C. Lindsay first heard electronic music during the summer of 2002. He was 11, and he got a hold of a copy of an English Grime record. He tried to relate his love of it to his friends, but they were wrapped up in the world of pop punk and mosh pits. Herein begins the dichotomy that developed into the W. C. Lindsay as he exists today- an indie electro-pop artist who grew up listening to electronic and hip-hop music, but was only ever exposed to the live aesthetic of punk.

Upon relocating from Columbus, Ohio to Philadelphia in 2010, W. C. Lindsay found himself engulfed in the dub-step movement, and shocked by the fact that this energetic and aggressive genre was exclusively being performed by people behind tables. There was a disconnect for him- the electronic music he loved was still there, but the live aesthetic was new.

Raised on frontmen that were down in the crowd, screaming their hearts out, Lindsay vowed that no matter the style of music he was to create, he was to put on a show much the same. "If someone cares enough to come see me, they're going to get everything," says Lindsay.

The parameters were set forth, and so the music grew. Lindsay's addition of live drums and bass to his performance pushed the punk live agenda, while his live sampling and lap steel guitar bring a hands-on aesthetic to the electronic sound. The W. C. Lindsay band has floored audiences in cities all over the country and brought it's unique brand of electro-pop to audiences big and small, with major artists such as B.o.B., Major Lazer, J. Boog, and Twenty One Pilots amongst others.

See W. C. Lindsay live and you will become privy to a dichotomy that will leave sweat on your brow and melodies in your head. Dance and scream, mosh and sing. Join the movement.
10 Million
10 Million
When Philadelphia electro band Instamatic broke up in early 2014, its members needed a break. After six years together, change was in the air. Phil went back to his roots, playing drums in the noise-rock band Faking. Matt and TJ each recorded and produced tracks for other artists. And Steve and Rick left Philadelphia and music altogether to backpack along the coast of Brazil.

After six months pursuing separate paths, they began to drift back together. Having been friends and collaborators for the better part of two decades, they came of age playing punk/hardcore/screamo/indie in Philly’s D.I.Y. scene. Creating music together was what they did, who they were. But things also needed to change.

Under this backdrop, 10 Million was born. Formed in late 2014, their sound blends waves of effected guitar with room-shaking basslines, intricate percussion, and dark, icy synths.

The music reflects the band’s history together, drawing on elements of punk and post-punk, electro, and noise. Having powered down the laptop, their sound embraces live drums and live sampling. The songs both honor and reinterpret 10 Million’s influences over the decades – from Dischord to Creation Records, from the circuitry of a Moog to the propulsion of Brazilian hand drums.

10 Million is currently playing up and down the east coast. They will self-release their debut album in late 2015.
A fresh start for Derek and Nic sheehan means Tom Anthony, Emily Cahill, and Weekender. Born of patient minds, the project has survived several years, four names and a plethora of lineups. The most notable former group was called The Tweeds. After The Tweeds released their debut album in May of 2011 the band was well received getting recognition from The AV Club, Los Inrocks, 88.1 KDHX in St. Louis, the Deli Magazine, and others. They gigged from Montreal to DC and everywhere in between. Their endeavors won the hearts of many including producer Kyle "Slick" Johnson, and soon began recording new material with him in late 2011. Due to lack of funding the recording amounted to a few weekend sessions over the next year and a half resulting in an EP and a new band. Weekender has finally emerged from the depths of the Philadelphia music scene with a killer new lineup, their debut EP entitled Spanish Peaks, and a full length soon to follow.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147