Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Garrett Klahn (of Texas Is The Reason), Hurry

Sat, December 17, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$25.00 - $27.00

This event is all ages

The Starting Line
The Starting Line
The Starting Line, formed by Kenny Vasoli along with guitarists Matt Watts, Mike Golla, and drummer Tom Gryskewicz, some eight years ago in the suburbs of Pennsylvania are set to release the most triumphant album of their career on July 31st entitled Direction. For inspiration while writing the songs that became Direction, Vasoli looked to classic artists like Bob Dylan and James Brown. “I know that our album doesn’t sound like that,” the singer says, “but those guys would write songs that didn’t have a whole lot going on, but they still worked really well. I guess that I tried to adopt that mindset while writing these songs. I wanted to give people something that was three or four minutes long, and got to the point.” That distinct approach can be heard throughout Direction, whether it’s in the wistful power-pop of “I Could Be Wrong”, the strutting hard rock on the title track or the infectious first single “Island”.

Recorded with Grammy nominated producer Howard Benson, this album is the logical next step in a career that has seen the band on the main stage of Warped Tour, performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, appearing on multiple covers of Alternative Press and had a video that made its way onto MTV. “This new record is definitely something we are all very proud of.” says Vasoli. “Just the thought of what could happen with this is making us really excited. We really hope that it can reach all sorts of new people.”
Garrett Klahn (of Texas Is The Reason)
Garrett Klahn (of Texas Is The Reason)
In 1996 Texas is the Reason released their only full length record Do You Know Who You Are? (Revelation Records) combining a structured balance of powerful and melodic guitars, equally measured drums, and an earnest vocal delivery closer to that found on the other side of the Atlantic. As pioneers of emocore, the band's implosion a year later on the brink of major label success is the stuff of rock lore. Texas is the Reason has since become embedded in the history of emo, if not indie rock as a whole. It's a legacy Garrett Travis Klahn (front man/guitarist) embraces without the constraints of definition. For Klahn, the eighteen year spread between then and now has been wide, wonderful and packed with wanderlust. Through a journey of various projects—the hook-laden Solea; the shoe-gazing Atlantic/Pacific; and most recently, his first proper solo release - Klahn's musicianship has flourished. Where at the start of Texas is the Reason he could hardly play guitar, he has since evolved into a polished singer/songwriter. His simple desire for melody and a story remains an inspirational thread throughout. With the coming winter Klahn will release the much anticipated debut single and head abroad with a full band; it's a follow-up to a number of recent solo tours wherein he road-tested new songs and stripped down old favorites in venues varying from open-air festivals in Belgium to beautifully decaying former dance halls in Scotland. Continuing an adventure equally propelled by the past and fueled by the future.

Klahn will soon release "I Don't Care At All" taken from the forthcoming debut solo album, "Motion For Action" via Rise Records.
Hurry
Hurry
Hurry started as Matt Scottoline (Everyone Everywhere) writing fuzzed out pop songs in his bedroom. Today, nearly nothing has changed. A band was formed, and a debut LP is to be released in 2014. Wow. What a ride.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123