BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Space Merchants

The Space Merchants

The Silence Kit, Jackie Thousand

Sat, September 5, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Space Merchants
The Space Merchants
The Space Merchants are interstellar travelers whose psychedelic imagination knows no bounds. Like the Universe itself their music is vast and impressive. Think Spacemen 3, Lungfish, The Black Angels, Will Oldham. Pulsing like a quasar, drummer Carter Logan and bassist Aileen Brophy provide the molten core around which expansive male and female vocals, the blistering guitar of Michael Guggino and the hypnotic keyboard of Ani Monteleone swirl in a melodic synthesis that in turns evokes a windswept prairie, a Hawkwindian black hole and a boogie band in the back room at the edge of the Earth
The Silence Kit
The Silence Kit
The Silence Kit is a Philadelphia-based post-punk band that plays textured, dark, indie rock. Inspired in equal parts by post punk, shoegaze, neo-psychedelia, avant-garde and indie rock, the band was started by singer/guitarist Patrick McCay back in 2002 as a solo recording project, eventually culminating in the first album "In Regulated Measure" (2006). "A Strange Labor" (2008) and "Dislocations" (2009) followed and "The Stairs" and "In Parts" EPs were released in 2011, each release garnering positive reviews from a variety of press. With each release The Silence Kit's signature sound grows more distinct, while the songwriting and arrangements continue to grow more varied and ambitious. The band's fourth LP "Watershed" is their most accomplished to date. Released on April 8th on Azteca Records / Break Even Records, "Watershed" reflects the band's wide palette of songwriting, mood and texture.
Jackie Thousand
Jackie Thousand
It was in the teachers lounge of a suburban Philadelphia high school where former Hey Angel guitarist/biology teacher Dave Adoff finally convinced art teacher Marilyn McCauley to share her songs with him.

McCauley had long told her friend she wrote songs on piano and guitar, but only really sang by herself at home.

They began writing songs together and Adoff enlisted his buds, bass player Dan Gross (None More Black) and Brendan Hill (Hey Angel, The Curse) to play drums. In January 2015, after nearly a year practicing in Hill’s garage and shaping their sound, Jackie Thousand recorded their debut EP, The Usual Order, with Pete Steinkopf at his Little Eden Studio in Asbury Park, NJ.

Steinkopf, the Bouncing Souls guitarist, co-produced the record with musician Dave Hause. The solo artist and former Loved Ones frontman is a longtime friend of the band who many moons ago played in hardcore band Step Ahead with Adoff and Hill.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com