Union Transfer

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

Sun Parade

Sun Parade

Secret Nudist Friends, Mavis The Dog

Wed, December 6, 2017

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Sun Parade
Sun Parade
Shuggy Mtn Breakdown is the latest release -- a sonic quest, a fully wrought statement -- from the rising Western Massachusetts rock flock Sun Parade, whose music is road-tested in basement shows and packed houses along Route 9 in the band's home turf. Chris Marlon Jennings grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, busking on the streets. He met Jeff Lewis in 2008 at a party in coastal Maine. Lewis, a mando player and islander, was due at Berklee College of Music on scholarship; after a semester in Boston Lewis moved west instead to throw his lot in with Jennings. That collaboration is the core of Sun Parade. Over time Jennings and Lewis built the five-piece that is Sun Parade, with Karl Helander on drums, percussion, harmonies, and ambient barking; Max Wareham on bass; and Eli Salus-Kleiner at the keys. Jennings writes by and large in the language of existential howl, wherein life, love and the pursuit of happiness are a highway pile-up where the rubberneckers get out and dance. Lewis spins ethereal, psychedelic glowing pop benevolence, songs sung into an old Fostex recorder and sent out into the world in strands of metaphysic werewolves and sunshine. The dichotomy between the two writers builds an outliersʼ love fest, a condition Oscar Wilde once described as living in the gutter with stardust falling on us. Recorded in a one room studio on the 4th floor of an old industrial building somewhere in Brooklyn, Shuggy Mtn Breakdown is frenetic and well-cured, heart-hammering, smiley, full of woody tones and iron bones. It's is a freak-out explosion of weirdo power pop and heavy hippy grunge, soul music and rockʼnʼroll. It's a band on a precipice. Sun Parade has supported Lake Street Dive and Dr. Dog. National Public Radio picked “Heartʼs Out” — the title track of the bandʼs previous EP — for Songs We Love, and wrote that Sun Parade is “crafting the kinds of traditional guitar-pop songs that people might still be singing 50 years down the road.”
Secret Nudist Friends
Secret Nudist Friends
Secret Nudist Friends is a psych/garage power trio out of Philadelphia with strong ties to the Brooklyn scene. Their sound is the love child of 60s rock and the modern garage revival, while constantly being inspired by the sounds coming out of Philly and Brooklyn.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com