The Frights / Vundabar / Hockey Dad at the First Unit. Church @ First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Philadelphia [18 November]

The Frights / Vundabar / Hockey Dad at the First Unit. Church


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18
November
20:00

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First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
2125 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
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The Frights

The Frights’ birth in December 2012, was an accident that now unites moms worldwide. One mom in San Diego has called the band, “Great! A fun mix of the rock n’ roll I used to love with the 50’s sounds MY mom used to love!” Another mom in Los Angeles praises the band, saying, “I hire a babysitter to go to all their shows. They just have so much youthful energy, they make me feel young too!”

Moms everywhere enjoy the band’s two self-produced EPs, their one full-length record, and even their split EP and singles, embarrassing their sons and daughters with their enthusiasm toward a band that is at least half, sometimes a third, of their age. Some of their most popular songs among moms include “Beach Porn,” “Crust Bucket,” and “Makeout Point.”

Ostensibly, The Frights are great for long drives in a Honda Odyssey. Their second full-length was produced by FIDLAR’s Zac Carper and will be released soon.

Vundabar

Vundabar is a Boston rock band who write rambunctious, garage and post-punk influenced tunes with ear-worm melodies. Their loose, open song structures allow for shifting paces and space to slide across the continuum from light indie to heavy rock. Lead singer Brandon Hagen's vocal delivery is scattered and unpredictable; he will yelp and scream as soon as he'll utter a soft falsetto or a chanting, conversational monotone. Though their lyrical content can get dreary, Vundabar retains a playful sense of sarcasm to leave the listener in an optimistic, cathartic state.

Hockey Dad

For two childhood friends from a small coastal town in Australia, Hockey Dad has come a long way in their relatively short existence.

Growing up on the stages of small bars in Wollongong since mid-2013, the duo of Zach Stephenson (guitar/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums) began to grow their following outside their home city with the release of their debut EP «Dreamin» in June 2014.

«Dreamin» was produced by Tom Iansek (Big Scary, #1 Dads) and remains the first release for newly formed Leisure Coast label Farmer & The Owl. «I Need A Woman», the lead single from the five-track EP, earned the band rotation on Triple J and FBi Radio as well as plenty of love across the web. In the US it peaked at #77 on the CMJ 200, and charted at #23 on the FMQB Sub-Modern charts.

Growing interest in the band led to national tours alongside the likes of DZ Deathrays, Bass Drum Of Death and Bad//Dreems, and they were named the winners of Triple J’s Unearthed competition, landing them a spot on Byron Bay’s prestigious Falls Music & Arts Festival over the new year.

«Can’t Have Them» is the brand new single from Hockey Dad, in which they have just completed a national tour across Australia to launch, selling out all eight shows.

The duo are now looking to expand their reach beyond their home country. Following their recent performance at CMJ in New York, the band has just signed with Kanine Records in the US in anticipation of their debut album release in mid-2016.

Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
philauu.org/
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