Chestnut Grove

Chestnut Grove

The Dull Blue Lights, Sun Parade

Sat, June 23, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

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Chestnut Grove
Chestnut Grove
Rock ‘n’ roll band Chestnut Grove hails from Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, less than one hour from the City of Brotherly Love. In 2011, John Tyler, James Daniels, Dee, and Sean Murray started the band Chestnut Grove in honor of guitarist and friend Matt Barber.

After a few lineup changes and four years of playing local bars, coffee shops, theaters, and festivals, the band–now consisting of members John, James, Dee, Zach Winkler, and Gary Geers–released their self-produced album “Perkiomenville” to a sold-out crowd at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. In 2016, the band recorded the EP “Let it Down” with Modest Mouse and Dr. Dog producer Bill Moriarty, partnering the release with Trevor Kerin, owner of Plug In Rewind. Chestnut Grove has also headlined the Trocadero, World Cafe Live, and Ardmore Music Hall, while continuing to gain popularity in their home city of Philadelphia and the rest of the northeastern U.S.

While touring the northeast (plus Tennessee and Virginia) from 2015-2017, Chestnut Grove has shared bills and stages with The Hooters, Turkuaz, Ron Gallo (Toy Soldiers), Cyril Neville & the R.S.B., The Felice Brothers, Ryan Montbleau, People’s Blues of Richmond, Hoots & Hellmouth, Wild Adriatic, and others. The band kicked off 2018 by performing live on iHeartRadio’s Philadelphia alternative rock station 104.5 FM. Their new EP “Black Champagne” is scheduled to be released in spring 2018 by Mad Dragon Records.

Phase one of the 2018 tour is already underway. Be sure to check tour dates to see where Chestnut Grove will be bringing the rock ‘n’ roll circus in 2018.
The Dull Blue Lights
The Dull Blue Lights
The Dull Blue Lights are a band in between. Drawing from influences as varied as Motown soul, Nuggets psychedelia, and Jamaican rocksteady, the Philadelphia-based group’s definitive blend of cascading harmonies, screaming guitars, and relentlessly grooving rhythms lives somewhere between each one. The band calls this in-between sound Basement Soul.
Sun Parade
Sun Parade
Sun Parade formed in Northampton, Massachusetts, where kids skinny dip in the Mill River and smoke on the tobacco farms on the flood plains. The music scene here is legendary. Even now, touring venues and festivals across the U.S., the Sun Parade lads are most satisfied when their music conjures a Route 9 basement show somewhere along the fold of the map that delivered Dinosaur Jr. and The Pixies — a cellar in which everyone is sweaty and dancing and in love or something like it, and by 3 a.m. the rhythm section is shaking the house and you can’t tell the band from the crowd.

Sun Parade will be on the road through 2017, packing a full-length rock release produced in Brooklyn by Ian Hersey of Rubblebucket. The band has supported Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, Born Ruffians, and And The Kids. National Public Radio picked “Heart’s Out” — the title track of the band’s 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.”

Sun Parade is Chris Marlon Jennings, raccoon-teur, and Jeff Lewis, Mainer, both on guitar and vocals; Karl Helander on drums, vocals, and ambient barking; Max Wareham on bass and astral physics; and Eli Salus-Kleiner, newly at the keys. The band’s personal obsessions and projects range from British folk ballads to Motown; collectively their music is most influenced by the mutineers’ pantheon — Dr. Dog, The Clash, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, The Beatles.

Chris Jennings and Jeff Lewis are longtime collaborators. Jennings (“Cheer Up”) writes by and large in the language of existential howl, wherein life, love and the pursuit of happiness are a highway pile-up with the distinct possibility of dancing. Lewis (“Brain Drain”) is lately spinning ethereal, psychedelic glowing pop benevolence, songs sung into an old Fostex and sent out into the world in strands of metaphysic werewolves and sunshine. The dichotomy between the writers builds a sort of outliers’ love fest, a condition Oscar Wilde once described as living in the gutter with stardust falling on us.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com