BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Kingsley Flood

Kingsley Flood

Shark Tape

Sat, December 5, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Kingsley Flood
Kingsley Flood
"Signature high energy” –Rolling Stone

“The kind of hard-rocking folk-punk band that makes you want to dance with the person standing next to you and then punch them in the face. In a totally good way.” -Esquire Magazine

“You gotta see these guys live” – Boston Globe

“…propulsive beat and a punk-rock attitude” -Wall Street Journal

“Billy-Bragg-like folk-punk sound” – Washington Post

Since their breakout set opening the Newport Folk Festival in 2013, Kingsley Flood has opened tour dates for Lucius and Josh Ritter; earned raves from AV Club, Paste, Rolling Stone, Billboard, NY Times; played a session for Esquire; and premiered a video with NPR Music.

The band’s most recent, “To The Wolves” EP, continues songwriter Naseem Khuri’s obsession with stagnation in our lives, and exploring why things don’t change. While January’s “To The Fire” EP chronicles his own experience as a wide-eyed first generation Palestinian-American wanting to change the world, _To The Wolves_ suggests greater change is harder when we can’t even change ourselves.

The title track looks at the big dreams and small circumstances of an outsider on the inside. “Blind” finds him back home plotting an escape, but this too is a dream that never manages to leave his bedroom. “All Night Dynamite” asks just how much choice we have in our choices, a theme carried over to “Salt of the Sea,” where a child sees in his own path a mirror of his father’s.

“To The Wolves” continues Kingsley Flood’s ongoing collaboration with producer Paul Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead, Morphine) and 1867 Recording Studio, the onetime Masonic temple in Chelsea, MA where “To the Fire” was created. The results showcase the band’s signature and wide-ranging dynamics, from the scorched-earth guitar riff anchoring the title track to the contrasting plaintive violin and hard rock release of the deceptively upbeat “Blind,” the frenetic punk drive of “All Night Dynamite” and the pensive intimacy of “Salt of the Sea.”

But like everything from Kingsley Flood, it’s the energy, dynamics, and musicianship that give life to Khuri’s reflections. From intricate arrangements and inspired lyricism to flashes of punk, the band behind “To The Fire” still delivers an experience that Paste Magazine said ”is rapidly making an impression nationally [with its] rowdy on-stage anthems.”
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.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com