2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
After a number of different releases and years of touring, Montclair, New Jersey’s Pinegrove have offered their finest work to date with their newest LP, Cardinal. The band’s captivating blend of indie rock, pop and country elements is more vivid, fine-tuned, and addictive than ever before. Vocalist/guitarist Evan Stephens Hall along with brothers Zack Levine (drums) and Nick Levine (guitar) form a core that has been playing together since early childhood. Painting his emotions onto these songs with colorful and kinetic strokes, Hall moves through Cardinal’s eight songs with unforgettable energy and passion, with a vocal performance that is pleasantly reminiscent of Will Oldham and Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch. Highlighted by the downtrodden nostalgia of twangy opener “Old Friends” and the climactic refrain of “Size of the Moon,” where the confession “I don’t know what I’m afraid of,” is just as much of a sing-a-long as it is an emotional breakdown, moods don’t stay in one place for very long on Cardinal - they are carefully crafted and revisited throughout to continually evoke the album’s central themes of memory, language, and home.
Hovvdy is Charlie Martin and Will Taylor — a duo from Austin, Texas crafting home-recorded melancholic pop and rock songs. In April of 2016, they released their debut LP, Taster.
"… it feels like Will Taylor and Charlie Martin have found themselves as songwriters. Here, everything coalesces, noise works in tandem with itself, and the melody is given force." - Noisey
"Hovvdy's music feels like sunbathing—instantly warm, soothing, granting ample time for hard reflection. The Austin duo of Will Taylor and Charlie Martin have grown their sound from the seed of tender, fuzzy bedroom pop into something more nuanced, more expansive in instrumentation and feeling." -Impose
"There's something about Hovvdy's quietly-remarkable new album that shifts this oft-found perspective; the dim light it radiates almost framing the stark sense of solemnity rather than illuminating those darkened, shadowy corners." -GoldFlakePaint