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Phantasm

Phantasm

The Tea Club, Something Like A Monument

Sat, April 1, 2017

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Phantasm
Phantasm
Progressive rock trio, Phantasm, has been well-recognized all over the country for their ability to steal the attention from any crowd with their high energy, experimental take on live performance. While incorporating power tools, live looping, unconventional percussion, and other auxiliary instruments into each set; Phantasm has created an intense, hard hitting and outside of the box approach for live entertainment. Phantasm balances a sophisticated, avant garde metal edge with powerful, straight-forward rock foundation.
The Tea Club
The Tea Club
The Tea Club is a band from New Jersey. The band consists of Patrick McGowan (vocals/guitar), Dan McGowan (vocals/guitar), Joe Rizzolo (drums), Jamie Wolff (bass, vocals), and Renee Pestritto (keyboards/flute/vocals).

The Tea Club was formed in 2003. Between the inception and 2007, they made several recordings, one of which attracted the attention of producer/ engineer Tim Gilles (Thursday and Taking Back Sunday). Tim produced, recorded and mixed their first full length album at his studio in Jersey City, Big Blue Meenie Studios. The Tea Club's first album, "General Winter's Secret Museum", was released in July 2008.

"Rabbit", their second album, was released on October 9th 2010. "Rabbit" was also produced by Tim Gilles, and featured guest keyboards by Tom Brislin. They spent the rest of 2010 and the majority of 2011 playing many shows along the East Coast, including the ProgDay festival in North Carolina. Reviews and articles about the band were featured in publications such as Metro Philly, Indie Music Reviewer, Origivation, and JUMP. They ended the year 2011 by playing an acoustic show opening for Jimmy Gnecco of the band Ours at the North Star Bar in Philadelphia.

In early 2012, The Tea Club once again returned to Big Blue Meenie Studios to record their third album with producer Tim Gilles. Following the recording sessions, The Tea Club were asked to open for the Swedish rock band Beardfish for their mini-tour of the United States in May 2012.

The Tea Club's third album, "Quickly Quickly Quickly", was released on November 15th, 2012.
Something Like A Monument
Something Like A Monument
Blues bursting through its veil to become something more, but never entirely forgetting its humble beginnings, that would describe the music of Something Like A Monument. Forming in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2012, S.L.A.M. consists of Jamie Shemanski (vocals/guitar), Jeff Lucci (Rhodes/guitar), Don Custer (bass), and Josh Aptner (drums). Bringing forth an eclectic set of influences, the foursome released their debut EP in October 2013 entitled …and the crowd goes mild.

Driven by heavy grooves splashed intermittently with odd time signatures, intertwining guitar and bass lines that venture into the realm of dissonance but always returning for the resolve, and vocals akin to caramel burnt to the bottom of an unwashed frying pan, Something Like A Monument is a wildly exploratory collaboration that begs its listeners to answer only one question: How well can you shake your ass?
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com