Union Transfer

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

NEW YEARS EVE w/ TJ Kong And The Atomic Bomb

NEW YEARS EVE w/ TJ Kong And The Atomic Bomb

Mercury Radio Theater

Sat, December 31, 2016

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

TJ Kong And The Atomic Bomb
TJ Kong And The Atomic Bomb
TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb are a band of so and so's who sound like Bob Seger high on cocaine and lost in the apocalypse.

They are a throwback to the swinging, drunken dancing memories of jump blues and roadhouse rock and big band leaders and The Rolling Stones and Bo Diddley and Tom Waits and Elvis. Big, sweaty, drunken 1970's Elvis.

WXPN calls their new EP - KONG "Eclectic and evocative, stirring together dusty cinematic arrangements with lyrical tales of depravity and hard-luck humanity that sound like something out of a Cormac McCarthy novel."

More Specifically

"One of the most sought after bands in Philly."
- USA Today

"The rare ability to bridge worlds – hitting you with heavy subject matter, and making you dance to it, interweaving stories about outcasts and outlaws into danceable jams."
- WXPN

"Playing Americana 'slash blues', they sing, wail, lament, and brood over being drunk, hungover, alone, depressed, sweaty, and lost. A simple recount of a whiskey-inspired tradition on guitar and harmonica."
- Pop Montreal

"A contemporary-ancient brand of Americana similar to The Band or, at its crankiest extreme, Captain Beefheart... with a dirty Mersey Beat that'd shame the Animals."
- Philadelphia Citypaper

"It lands somewhere between The Basement Tapes and Anodyne, with a ragged, lo-fi aesthetic and lyrics drenched in heartbreak and whiskey.”
- Pop Matters

“A post-apocalyptic fall-out shelter house band.”
- Philadelphia Weekly

"Entertainingly unhinged."
- CBS Philadelphia

"Sounding like a cross between the Mountain Goats, Tom Waits and the ghost of Captain Beefheart serenading the crowd at a drunken rodeo, these guys cherry pick from the American songbook for both whiskey-soaked missives and woozy balladry."
- The Deli Magazine
Mercury Radio Theater
Mercury Radio Theater
Mercury Radio Theater combines exotica-punk, bizarre radio plays, and iconic animations to the joy of audiences far and wide. Their spectacle often draws from love, loss, and alienation using classic science fiction themes. Mercury Radio Theater takes old world gypsy melodies, injects the strange instrumentation of a group of north philly side-walk sale refugees, and slathers on a glaze of dance hall punk, to dazzle audiences with a show that will ultimately result in a migraine of catchy songs and red raw vocal cords from shout choruses. Don't miss this chance to see one of the city's most beautiful donnybrooks.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com