Fearing, Arch Of Love
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
“Choir Boy” was what the kids called singer/songwriter Adam Klopp in his early teens when he fronted punk cover bands in Cleveland, Ohio. An intended insult, the label seemed fair and fitting in a way, given Klopp’s religious upbringing and angelic voice. After high school, Adam left Ohio for college in Utah. While his career as a student would prove short-lived, he integrated into Provo and SLC’s underground music and art scene, left religion behind, and called his new band “Choir Boy”.
“It seemed funny to me as sort of a comical reclamation of the mocking title I received from “punk” peers as a teen. While serving as a weird reflection of my childhood and musical heritage.”
Since Choir Boy’s gorgeous debut LP on Team Love records in 2016, the dream-pop outfit has gained a cult following online and in underground circles. Adam’s stunning vocal range, layered compositions, and heartbreaking melodies are backed by musical partner Chaz Costello on bass (Fossil Arms, Sculpture Club, Human Leather) - and along with a rotating cast of players, create the perfect blend of nostalgia-laced romantic pop music we’ve been waiting years to hear.
Fearing is a dark post punk band comprised of pure individuals all with one major common factor; a high school and early 20s life of touring in hardcore punk bands. Fearing vocalist James Rogers and drummer Michael Fenton have spent the last ten years touring together in punk groups such as All Teeth and Creative Adult, while guitarist Brian Vega spent his time selling merch and filling in for bands like Expire and Oblivion. As taste in music inevitably shifts as time drags on, the sound of Fearing can still be attributed to their previous experiences in punk and hardcore; giving a uniquely abrasive and almost aggressive vibe to their slower, darkened material.
Arch Of Love
Arch Of Love is a synthesizer/guitar pop duo from Philadelphia PA featuring former touring members of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Their debut release was recorded in the summer of 2018 by Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording and is due out on 6131 Records in Spring 2019.
$12.00 - $14.00