Union Transfer

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

Lucero, Deer Tick

Lucero

Deer Tick

J Roddy Walston And The Business, Turbo Fruits

Sun, April 22, 2012

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

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$20.00 - $22.00

This event is all ages

Lucero
Lucero
Lucero is an alt-country/punk rock band from Memphis, TN. Formed in 1998, the six-piece has built its reputation on writing sing-along songs about small town life and love, putting a modern edge on classic Americana subjects. The members may look like tattooed tough guys, but they write resonant songs that tug the heartstrings of even the most hardened rock fan.

Lead singer Ben Nichols’ signature whiskey-soaked voice is arguably one of the most recognizable in rock and roll today. The band is rounded out by original members Roy Berry (drums), John C. Stubblefield (bass) and Brian Venable (guitar). Recent additions Rick Steff (piano, organ, accordion) and Todd Beene (pedal steel) contribute to the fuller sound of Lucero’s recent records.

Since 2001, Lucero has played between 150 and 200 shows a year in North America. The band has released seven full-length albums and two DVDs. The latest album, 2009’s “1372 Overton Park,” was the first Lucero record to feature a horn section, and the horns also occasionally accompany the band on the road.

Lucero has shared the stage with Social Distortion, North Mississippi Allstars and Drive-By Truckers, among others. Nichols also co-starred in season one of MTV’s “$5 Cover,” a quasi-fictionalized series about the Memphis music scene.

Lucero doesn’t have fans as much as diehards who come to every show and scream the words to every song. And that’s just the way it should be.
Deer Tick
Deer Tick
Country soul and Delta blues, old-time gospel and hardcore punk, it’s all in there. Each successive Deer Tick record reveals more colors and increased perspective, the rave-ups get wilder, the ballads more knowing and hurt. And then, just when you think you had ‘em figured out, Divine Providence sands off the country grain to expose the Tick’s inner punk. From the Twin/Tone garage-pop perfection of “Walking Out That Door” to the unshakable “Main Street,” the album is McCauley’s finest moment thus far, fully pointing Deer Tick towards the universality of their heroes.

“On a set of howling rockers, frontman John McCauley pulls a genre jailbreak as impressive as the time that Ryan Adams ditched Whiskeytown to pledge his love for Morrissey and electric Dylan.”
-Rolling Stone

“On a set of howling rockers, frontman John McCauley pulls a genre jailbreak as impressive as the time that Ryan Adams ditched Whiskeytown to pledge his love for Morrissey and electric Dylan.”
-Rolling Stone

“If this sounds like a rave, then you read it correctly. Divine Providence, music that the Creator Himself may have sent, is the best, funniest, most detailed, thrilling blast of rock and roll since The Hold Steady’s Boys And Girls In America. It’ll have you dancing while you’re thinking about the lyrics and positing all kinds of intellectual theories as you listen to its very danceable grooves. In fact, you won’t know which one to do first. And the coolest thing? You will not care.”
-American Songwriter

“The set’s true patron saint: a punk-rock singer-songwriter who does as he damn well pleases”
-Rolling Stone

“Deer Tick- I love them.” –USA Today
J Roddy Walston And The Business
J Roddy Walston And The Business
J Roddy Walston is not soft like someone born into privilege, but he does bear the hesitant scars of a man who fought his way out of a pedigree.
yoked from day one to a musical lineage that included "both kinds of music – country and gospel."
he was told with regularity that it was close to sin to play either for any reason but God and Family.
and that when the city comes courting with contracts and such he was expected to follow tradition…and walk away.
"a weight is kindly put upon you with a heritage, and a choice comes to you in time, at that point you can just become an extension or you can get born and grow legs of you own."
it is a stranger south that j roddy walston lived in, a place where radio gave equal ear to classic rock, hell-fire evangelists, and the elephant six.
powered and inspired by this mixture of art, spirit, and temptation he left home, in as much an attempt to bring his kin due credit as to rebel against the very things they had stood for.
he followed a girl north enough, and landed in baltimore with a low budget sense of manifest destiny and a handful of high dollar songs.
an undecided magnet started to draw to him a group of players. first came the challenge and compliment of billy gordon a musical mirror-image of j roddy and then steve colmus a sportly southpaw with a heavy snare hand. in them raw power met story and neither would compromise.
they felt a city squeeze. they formed an intangible thumb, and they them turned into a fist.
knowing good and well that you can predict a purebred, j roddy walston and the business opted to create a monster of the unknown, they threw what seed and egg they had into an american grab bag and hit the road. bending highways and rearranging maps to their fancy, making a different america for itself.
vision casting a strange view of the states to all who would listen, their agenda seems to be some sort of anti-secession, a growing over, rather than a breaking away.
a ceaseless expansion of the world where the rust belt and bible belt have been grown together to form a rock and roll quilt that knows no end.
i have seen their world. they perform in a place where the hedonists and believers are cut from the same cloth.
well-educated blue collars from busted boom towns forced to school when the factory option was taken away.
blue bloods working for a dime instead of taking the family money. renters and owners, evangelicals and recovering Catholics, nine to fivers and the service industry.
they all touch there.
i stumbled through a one way door. i now have a knowledge of these beatnik/honkey tonks and i can't seem to unknow it.
in these places j roddy walston and the business is the hometown band.
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Turbo Fruits
Turbo Fruits
Turbo Fruits, led by Jonas Stein (formerly of Be Your Own Pet) is a group of three rambunctious dudes.
Jonas, Matt, and Dave all live in Tennessee and can't get enough of it.
They enjoy this list of "things" very much.

1. a day out on the river
2. a day out on the lake
3. taking their shirts off
4. shitting with the door open
5. turkey hunting
6. riding and making love to motorcycles
7. walking around the house in underwear
8. big ass titties
9. goin really really fast
10. a good bar
11. bad jokes
12. joints
13. cliff jumping
14. rope-swings
15. cheap domestic beer
16. whiskey
17. big dogs
18. the farm
19. chainsaws
20. turnin' it up really loud
21. hot tubs
22. porn
23. cookouts
24. camping
25. fridays, saturdays, and sundays
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123