Union Transfer


The Summer Set, The Cab

The Summer Set

The Cab

He Is we, Days Difference, Paradise Fears

Sat, February 11, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA


This event is all ages

The Summer Set
The Summer Set
The Summer Set are a pop-punk band from Scottsdale, Arizona.
After a few years of playing music together, Jess Bowen and brothers John and Stephen Gomez, set out in the fall of 2007 to form The Summer Set with new found vocalist Brian Dales. Jess, John, and Stephen played in a previous band called Last Call For Camden with Kennedy Brock (The Maine) and guitarist Weston Michl. LCFC had released one CD entitled "Keep Your Feet On the Ground" before breaking up. The Summer Set self-released their first EP, "Love The Love You Have," in November 2007.

The band signed a record deal with The Militia Group in April 2008. The band then set out to record their debut EP entitled ...In Color was released on iTunes June 24 and was reviewed on several music websites. They recorded an indie pop version of Usher's hit song "Love in This Club". They released the song for download on their Buzznet page. The band released their third EP Meet Me on the Left Coast in December 2008, with two new tracks. It also featured "Love in This Club" as an iTunes bonus track.

The band's debut album and first full-length record, Love Like This, was released October 13, 2009. The band appeared on the Punk Goes Classic Rock CD released by Fearless Records, covering "I Wanna Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss. They re-released their debut album Love Like This, titled Love Like Swift, on July 6, 2010, featuring five new Taylor Swift cover songs. The band played the entire Warped Tour 2010 on the Glamour Kills Stage. They, also, played on the Dirty Work Tour along with All Time Low, Yellowcard, and Hey Monday.

On the April 5th, 2011 episode of Dancing with the Stars, actress Chelsea Kane and partner Mark Ballas danced a Cha-Cha-Cha set to The Summer Set's "Chelsea." In a behind-the-scenes package shown prior to the dance, Kane revealed that the song was written for her by Brian Dales, whom she had been in a relationship with at the time.
The Cab
The Cab
The Cab is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Their debut album, Whisper War, was released on April 29, 2008. They have been called "The Band You Need to Know 2008" by Alternative Press magazine. They were also featured in the '100 Bands You Need To Know in 2010' by the magazine and were one of the three bands featured on the cover page, along with Never Shout Never and Hey Monday. Their second album Symphony Soldier was released on August 23, 2011, with its first single "Bad" released to iTunes July 11, 2011 and announced by the band on July 18. The Cab funded the entire album by themselves and left their Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance label, self-releasing Symphony Soldier. AbsolutePunk gave an extremely positive review with a rating of 95%, calling the album a "masterpiece."The pre-orders featured eleven packages, ranging from $10 to $9,999 and are now available as packages on the band's webstore. Symphony Soldier is digitally available on iTunes, and only available as physical CDs from the band's webstore.
He Is we
He Is we
He Is We is an indie pop band formed in Tacoma, WA. The duo consists of Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly. The band's first full length album, My Forever, was released November 2010. Their OLD DEMOS album can be downloaded at http://heiswe.bandcamp.com.
Days Difference
Days Difference
Days Difference, a quartet from Virginia Beach, VA, are writing and recording the followup to their first major label self-titled debut (Motown) with Universal Republic. 23-year-old Jeremy William Smith formed Days Difference in May 2004 with his 25-year-old brother Jonathan on drums and another set of brothers, 23-year-old Micah and 25-year-old Jeremiah Ricks, who play bass and guitar, respectively. The siblings met when Jeremy and Jonathan filled in for a no-show pianist and drummer at a high school concert that Micah and Jeremiah were performing. "We jammed onstage and the chemistry and connection we had together was just great," Jeremy recalls. "We knew it was special and that we had to do something together."

Fully committed to giving the band a shot by May of 2006, Days Difference spent several years honing their propulsive pop sound by opening for artists such as Paramore, Lifehouse, Third Eye Blind, Jack's Mannequin, and Yellowcard when those artists came through Virginia Beach. In 2007, they released an independent album, Numbers, then embarked on a nationwide tour, in which everything that could have gone wrong did: a tire on their trailer fell off, a show was canceled when the promoter got hit by a car, Jonathan got a concussion playing soccer, Micah broke his collarbone playing football, and they received a $500 parking ticket to top it all off. "I never really believed the whole 'earn your keep' thing, but we've really paid our dues," Jeremy says.

The tour may have been grueling, but "it taught us a lot," Jeremy says. "We really grew as a band and as friends. We knew we as a band are meant to do this. We had some tough times, but we never doubted ourselves. ."

The band signed to Universal Motown in June 2008, and Disney casted Jeremy, Jonathan, Micah, and Jeremiah as members of Miley Cyrus's backing band in the big-screen version of Hannah Montana: The Movie. The film hit theaters April the following year.

In 2009, Days Difference spent the summer touring with the Plain White T's, All Time low, We the Kings, and Cartel. They ended the year playing with Owl City. "We really had a blast sharing the stage with such great acts and honestly, touring is our passion. We want to be in front of as many people as we can for as many nights as possible," says drummer Jonathan Smith. The beginning of 2010 included several shows with Selena Gomez and a sold out Pop-Con festival with Justin Bieber. This spring and summer the band toured with Jordin Sparks and Kate Voegele followed by dates with Selena Gomez.

Days Difference, the band's debut album is now available on iTunes and nationwide. Their single "Speakers" peaked at #25 on the Hot AC chart and was featured on the 2011 season finale of The Vampire Diaries.

The band is currently writing and recording new music for their next album. Fans can expect a single release in late 2011 with the album following after.
Paradise Fears
Paradise Fears
June 14, 2010 was a big day for six high school/ college students in Vermillion, South Dakota.

June 14, 2011 will be a bigger day.

On the former, they decided to put off the next year of college, giving themselves 365 days to make a career out of rock n' roll.

On the latter, Paradise Fears will release "Yours Truly," their debut full-length album, as one of the most potent and rapidly-growing young pop rock acts in the country.

In July 2010, just months after the majority of the band's high school graduation, they released Make Them Believe EP, produced by Jordan Schmidt (All Time Low, Sing it Loud). In just 8 months, the album has sold several thousand copies nation-wide, and the band's career has taken off. They've completed nation-wide tours with Quietdrive and Floral Terrace across 32 different states, and have shared the stage with acts like Stereo Skyline, The Audition, and You, Me, and Everyone We Know.

Coming from a town of 3,000 year round residents in a state noted for its lack of a music scene, nothing has come easy. But these six kids grew up fast. "It's been an entirely self taught process...with a very steep learning curve. We've had to teach ourselves how to promote, how to book shows, how to tour, how to record, everything…but it gives us a very unique approach, because in our area, what we're doing is so unprecedented that we haven't fallen victim the generic, cookie-cutter career path, and instead we've received a tremendous amount of support from our home town." explained lead singer Sam Miller.

Though they may be young, Paradise Fears has several things going for them:

First, an incredibly energetic and engaging live show that can win over even the most uninterested bystander, described by one Battle of the Bands judge as "N'Sync meets a UFC cage match." They were crowned champions of a 65-band, Midwest-wide Battle of the Bands in October, sponsored by Rawkzilla magazine, scoring them $14,000 in endorsements, equipment, and cash. Their performance, described by Paul Pederson (Prince, Steve Miller band), was "absolutely spectacular, one in a million, and completely breath-taking."

Second, an arsenal of infectiously catchy and musically developed rock-pop songs, some of which received airplay on top 40 radio stations throughout the Midwest. David Hooper of Music Business Radio described Make Them Believe as "catchy and remarkably polished, particularly given the age [of the members.]"

Third, an incredibly loyal internet following of all different ages. In just 8 months, their Facebook, Twitter, and social networking profiles have acquired tens of thousands of fans/ followers, and are still rapidly expanding by hundreds daily. "One of the best parts about our style of music has always been that it's not limited - it's the kind of music that someone can appreciate with their 12-year-old sister or their 70-year-old grandmother," said keyboard-player Michael Walker.

Finally, and most importantly, an insatiable drive for success. Paradise Fears is constantly touring or recording, and when they aren't, they're exploring new and creative ways of expanding their fan base. Most recently, the band split into three teams, racing around the country following large tours in a competition to meet the most potential listeners. 50,000 miles, 10,000 demos, and 5,000 CDs later, their "Amazing Race" has created both hundreds of fans and a Paradise Fears buzz in every major market in the United States.

The large-scale release of a full-length album will be a huge step forward in the band's career. Recording time for "Yours Truly" was split between Schmidt and Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Mayday Parade, Cartel). It will feature 11 new songs, tremendously evolved in music and lyrics. "It's a new found maturity for us...these songs are real. We wrote songs about people we love, songs about people we hate, songs that tell stories…it's an album full of songs we really love," described guitarist Cole Andre.

But why so independent? Says Miller, "That's the way we want to do it, and the dream we've always envisioned. We're financing it, we're writing it, we're releasing it, we're promoting it. It started out as just the six of us, and come good or come bad, we've still always got that. We're committed to being able to make it ourselves."
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123