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Fire In The Radio (Record Release), Digger

Fire In The Radio (Record Release), Digger

Crossed Keys

Fri, May 26, 2017

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Fire In The Radio
Fire In The Radio
Philadelphia-based Fire in the Radio will release their sophomore album New Air on May 5th via Wednesday Records. The album is the follow-up to their 2015 acclaimed record Telemetry. New Air finds the band pushing their unique brand of indie-punk in a fresh direction incorporating elements of new wave, grunge, and shoegaze drone into tightly crafted pop songs. The result is a notably darker effort than Telemetry, and proves to be the bands most ambitious and successful collection of songs to date. New Air was recorded at Gradwell House studios (Beach Slang, Into It. Over It.) and mixed by Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung). Fire in the Radio began work on New Air following significant touring in support of 2015’s Telemetry, which included performances at Gainesville, Florida’s FEST and Montreal’s Pouzza Fest.

"The Philadelphia scene has always been pretty vibrant; the rest of the world has just finally started to notice it. The past few years have seen everyone from The Menzingers and Beach Slang to Modern Baseball and Restorations impress with wildly original albums…Fire In The Radio is the latest Philly band to keep the streak alive." - New Noise Magazine
Digger
Digger
Digger formed in the Lehigh Valley in the mid-1990s and signed to Hopeless Records in 1996. Upon the event of Digger's live recording being played on WMUH the word of the band spread quickly, which led to the band's sign to Hopeless Records. The band released their first LP, Powerbait, and toured until the band came back to the studio to record The Promise of an Uncertain Future. The band became a three piece in this era, and launched a world tour. Then Monte Carlo was released as a follow up. Not very long afterward, Digger released the Trainwreck EP. Then after another member change, Digger released what would be their last full album, Keystone. The departure of the group's bassist and guitarist resulted in their canceling their tour to support the album. After replacing the members, the group continued touring and recording up until the summer of 2004, when they disbanded.

3 of 5 songs of the final recording of Digger have been posted on purevolume.com for free download. This final EP is entitled Seaside Diner.

In October 2015, original members Mattthew Gregorec and Chris Benner decided to reform with Gregorec taking over second guitar responsibilities, Ben Stephens replacing Gregorec on the bass, and Ryan Keller joining the pop-punk veterans on the drums.
Crossed Keys
Chances are, if you've been paying attention to the Philadelphia underground music scene in the past two decades, you've seen one or two members of Crossed Keys before, although it's also very likely that you've seen all of them. The members of Crossed Keys have a long history of playing in hardcore and punk bands from the area that are as varied as they are unique. From Off Minor to Step Ahead, from Kill The Man Who Questions to Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer, from The Curse to Hey Angel; Crossed Keys draw from an eclectic palette to create a sanguine pop sound that has been cultured in a stew of basement shows and record shops. Crossed Keys fuse their musical backgrounds and influences together to create a sound that is as mature as it is fun. Catchy melodies cradle thought-provoking lyrics resulting in introspection, sweaty singalongs and all around good times. Crossed Keys got a lot older, a little wiser, and some lost varying amounts of hair, but the music and the message still speaks to the firey spirit that burns in all of us.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com