Latterman

R5 Productions Presents

Latterman

Yo Man, Go!, Slingshot Dakota

Fri, December 2, 2011

9:00 pm

First Unitarian Church

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00

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Latterman
Latterman
Latterman was a four-piece punk rock band from Huntington, New York. They played a style of melodic punk rock with shouted dual-vocals by Phil Douglas and Matt Canino, and their songs often contain political and/or socially-conscious lyrics. The band has been compared to the likes of Against Me!, The Lawrence Arms, Hot Water Music and Fifth Hour Hero.
On October 18, 2007, music website Punknews.org reported that the band has officially broken up.[1] The band issued a statement which indicated a number of reasons for the split, including turmoil with their label and misinterpretation of the band's message and intentions.
Members have since gone on to play in bands including Shorebirds, Mutoid Men, Iron Chic, Bridge and Tunnel, RVIVR, Laura Stevenson and The Cans, Daytrader and The Brass.
This upcoming December they will be performing some very special reunion shows.
Yo Man, Go!
Yo Man, Go!
In the fall of 2003, Jordan , Ryan, Dave 130, and Chris Delaware started a side project/ pirates cove house band that lasted only a few practices before Chris moved back to Delaware. One of the songs was the beginning of what ended up becoming the Yo Man, Go! song “Confessions and Confusion.” In 2005, while Jordan was doing an internship in Oaxaca, Mexico, Ryan had been writing music with Cody and reworked the song that eventually became "Confessions." When Jordan got back from Mexico in November of 2005, they asked Dave 130 if he wanted to play drums again and started practicing. They wrote the songs that would become the 2006 demo without a bass player and then finally asked good friend Brad Raub if he wanted to play. He joined the band in January. They kept practicing until March, 2006 when Dave 130 left to tour with RAMBO. Right before he left he laid down the drum tracks for the demo with Jared Stimphl. The demo was finished while he was gone and was ready before the band played their first show in May, 2006. They played one more show before leaving for a two-week tour with Latterman.

Dave quit the band in July, 2006 in order to focus more time on his business, Fossil Free Fuel which he was planning to move to Pittsburgh. The band lacklusterly attempted to find a drummer as band stuff got pushed to the back burner. Then one day in late October, 2006 Jordan was delivering cakes for Vegan Treats in Philadelphia when he ran into Mike McKee who told him that Steve Roche might be interested in playing drums. After a phone call, Steve enthusiastically agreed and the band started practicing a few weeks later. They played their first show with Steve in December, 2006. In January, 2007, Brad quit because he was too depressed to be in such a positive band. Again without a bass player, Yo Man Go recorded the songs that would end up on both the Life Lessons 7" and the summer tour demo 2007 with Ryan on bass. Steve's brother Kevin filled in on bass for live shows and stayed in the band until after their 2007 summer tour with Bridge and Tunnel. In December of 2007, John Galm joined the band to complete the line-up.
Slingshot Dakota
Slingshot Dakota
Carly Comando and Tom Patterson are two people who carry the weight of an entire band. Their set-up is simple: Carly is on keys and Tom plays drums. They do things with these instruments that most bands can’t do with a standard set up: they cram the sonic space they are in. Originally this was actually the case as they began as a three-piece featuring Jeff Cunningham and Latterman’s Pat Schramm. But narrowing it down to a duo in 2006 did no harm; Carly’s keyboard seems to take on the role of several more people as it adds multiple dimensions to their sound.

2008’s Their Dreams are Dead, but Ours is the Golden Ghost was a seminal release for their entry onto the scene. With Carly from Long Island and Tom from the Lehigh Valley (PA), their home-turfs both came with built-in popular support as they romped the DIY all-ages show circuit. In it, they blew away audiences with their at-times more sober lines like “I’m gonna love you till the day I die” juxtaposed with moments of their swelling pop sound. When Tom isn’t screenprinting (he does everything from gig posters to commercial ventures to fine art) and Carly isn’t music licensing, they are refining their highly-anticipated album, Dark Hearts, set to come out this year.
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://www.philauu.org/