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The 6th Annual Work Drugs Holiday Spectacle

The 6th Annual Work Drugs Holiday Spectacle

Mercury Girls, RFA

Sat, December 17, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Work Drugs
Work Drugs
Work Drugs is a smooth pop collective from Philadelphia by way of the Florida Keys. Work Drugs makes music specifically for sexting and yachting. Work Drugs is Tom Crystal, Ben Louisiana, Nero Catalano, and Jonas Oesterle. They are currently supporting their 2015 release Louisa, released on Bobby Cahn Records. Work Drugs have supported shows for Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, Peter Bjorn and John, Memoryhouse, and Band of Horses, to name a few. Work Drugs are winners of the 2011 Beijing Film and Art Festival's coveted Crying Monkey Award.
Mercury Girls
Mercury Girls
Philadelphia, PA’s Mercury Girls features Sarah Schimineck, Kevin Attics, Andrew Hagiwara, Chris Schackerman, and Kevin O'Halloran. Schimineck, formerly of Pet Milk is flanked by the shimmery and adventurous guitar interplay of Attics (Literature, former Pitchfork Media) and O'Halloran (of indie heroes Little Big League, Run For Cover Records). Hagiwara and Schackerman provide a sturdy rhythmic base, creating a sound that's equally lush and driving, using Sarah Records-inspired pop as a basis for savvy de-/reconstruction and sonic experimentation. Despite having only started in March of 2015, the group has achieved a lot. They've collected many endorsements, including those from Chickfactor Magazine, Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Kip Berman and NPR. They've shared the stage with bands such as Expert Alterations, Fear of Men, Joanna Gruesome, Beverly, TEEN, Eternal Summers, and their 2016 SxSW visit was a head-turning, mind-melting blast.

They capped off their first year with the release of their debut single, "Ariana." While their sound uses classic indiepop as a jumping-off point, there are bits of shoegaze, post-punk and DIY punk in the mix that recall like-minded bands like Veronica Falls, Makthaverskan, Fear of Men and Frankie Rose. "Ariana" is gorgeous tangle of chorused, jangling guitars and Sarah's dreamlike vocals. A marvelous two and a half minutes of perfect, forward-thinking pop. On the flip, "All That Heaven Allows" leans more on the band's post-punk inspirations, marked by a careening rhythm and a huge chorus that will stick in your head for days.
RFA
It is undeniable that Philadelphia has one of the brightest, young music scenes in the country. Standing right in the thick of it is a quartet of fun-loving, passionate, and crazy college boys. They call themselves RFA. Through high energy Rock & Roll music, the group is showing people what having a good time is all about.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com