Pile

Pile

+HIRS+, Gnarwahl, Palberta

Wed, April 12, 2017

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

First Unitarian Church

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

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Pile
Pile
Pile is a rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Started as a solo project by Rick Maguire back in 2007, Pile released ‘Demonstration,’ a 10 song demo and ‘Jerk Routine’ in 2008 before expanding their line-up. Wanting to be able to tour on the material with a band, Maguire attempted to find some other players. After some shuffling, the band found a cohesive line-up with Kris Kuss (drums), Matt Becker (guitar), Matt Connery (bass) and Maguire (guitar, vocals). In the eight years since, Pile has released several acclaimed albums, ‘Magic isn’t Real’ (2010), ‘Dripping’ (2012), and last year’s highly praised ‘You’re Better Than This’ (2015), in addition to two highly sought after EP’s. Since coming together as a full band in 2009, Pile have toured as much as their lives collectively allow, playing over 500 shows spread out over the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. Pile are set to release their highly anticipated new album early next year.

Well known as “your favorite band’s favorite band” and for a tireless work ethic, Pile have earned their following from years of DIY touring and a humble approach to uncompromising performances. Never afraid to switch styles, Pile’s music has morphed over the years, embracing both the ferocious and gentle sides of punk, indie, folk, and noise rock, delivering their own brand of gnarled intensity.

In addition to the full band experience, Pile’s Rick Maguire also continues to play solo sets consisting of the old material that started the band, full band songs re-imagined in stripped down versions, and new / barely finished material. Intimate and cathartic, watching Maguire perform solo is a beast of a different nature, equally incredible and undeniably Pile.
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Gnarwahl
We are a Nashville rock band. We have big aspirations. One day we will be on Buzz ballads and buzzfest and headbangers ball.

"If breakneck guitar riffs, caffeinated tempos, nonlinear song structures, and howling vocals aren't your cup of tea, Gnarwhal might send you running for the hills, or it might expand your musical landscape." (KDHX Radio, St. Louis.)
Palberta
Palberta
In an industry that favors niche branding and subgenre packaging, Palberta is a difficult band to place. Their music is free and uninhibited in a way that makes it all their own. Often, Palberta songs are marked with a child-like communication -- chants and lullabies are met with snarling tantrums, while their instruments coo and careen towards an often abrupt finish. Their playful approach to writing produces work that is hyper-emotional -- as jarring as it is soothing and as loopy as it is sinister.

Palbetra was formed when Lily Konigsberg, Anina Ivry-Block, and Nina Ryser met while attending Bard College. They honed their sound in basements across the Hudson valley, and quickly gained a reputation for their brazen and feverish live shows. Through prolific touring and recording, they have developed a dedicated nation-wide following without the aid of a major label. Outside of the band, the three of them actively pursue solo endeavors, with Palberta serving as a culminating force - a band driven by uncompromising personality.

"Bye Bye Berta" is their seventh release and their most sonicly expansive release yet. Recorded by frequent collaborator Paco Cathcart at a library in Roxbury, Connecticut, the record features contributions from artists in their community.
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://www.philauu.org/