Lefty's Deceiver

Lefty's Deceiver

At the dawning of the 21st century LEFTY'S DECEIVER were at the top of their game. Prolific enough to release 4 albums in just 5 years, LD's reputation grew on the merits of their live shows, which proved them to be one of the most dynamic indie rock bands in the city. Their first two albums, 1999's 45:00 (PlotTwist Records) and 2000's Conversations on Favored Nations (HCNL), garnered the trio critical praise and the opportunity to begin touring the U.S. In 2001 the Philadelphia City Paper nominated LD as one of Philadelphia's Best Live Bands and named Conversations to their Top 20 albums of 2000. 2001's Process Junior EP marked the departure of bassist Ed Hogarty as he pursued lead guitar duties with Philly pop darlings THE BIGGER LOVERS.

With the addition of Kristine Muller (bass player for the band Rhode Island) LEFTY'S DECEIVER would re-form in 2001 barely missing a beat. By May of 2003 they recorded and released Cheats under the My Pal God Records banner. Widely reviewed as their most accessible and head-bopping offering to date, Cheats put them on the road with Philadelphia compatriots BITTER BITTER WEEKS and MATT POND PA for the nationwide Philly Throwdown Tour.

By 2004 LD stopped appearing at Philadelphia's regular rock venues. There was no final show, no teary goodbyes. Despite LD's inactivity, during their hiatus LD's members continued contributing their efforts to the Philadelphia music community; Mike Kennedy (fronting his own project, Audible, and playing drums for BC Camplight, Mazarin and others), Ed Hogarty (Audible, Swivel Chairs and the recently re-united Bigger Lovers), Kristine Kennedy (Audible and curator of the Waterfront Wednesdays concert series) and Andy Williams (board member of Weathervane Music Project).

On a cold 2011 February night after seeing Todd Barry's comedy show in the Italian Market's modest Connie's Ric-Rac, Kris, Mike, Ed and Andy gathered for some dinner and a bit of scheming. By midnight Facebook posts were on each of their "walls" that a 4-piece incarnation would be making a return later that year… and that there might be a corresponding 5K run involved. While the LD Fun Run still needs some planning, the souped-up LEFTY'S DECEIVER will be performing a combination of old favorites and new songs. Another full-length record is in the works for a 2014 release...

is a six piece art-rock band fronted by Shawn Kilroy.

In early 2011, Marc Sonstein (drums), Joe Boyle (lead guitar/synth), Jenny Prescott (vocals/percussion),Carrie Share (vocals/keyboard) and Justin Hallman (bass) came together, pressed record, and Weird Hot was born.

Their first album Casimir was released in the spring of 2011 and was
heralded by Deli Magazine as a "schizophrenic melding of disco-funk,
moody '90s alternative, and dark folk… taking a style being performed
by the masses and adding unexpected elements that transform it into a
style of its own." WH II was released in the Spring of 2012 and further
helped to establish the unique properties of the Weird Hot sound.

This year, they have crafted a 3rd album, The Rodeo.

"Faux Slang, released by RIPE Records, fills the auditory gap between Goner Records rebels like Quintron and the polished poise of the Soft Pack (ex-the Muslims)… with hints of surfy undertones, the core of "Golden Throats" brings to mind the chilled out soundscapes of more pop-based acts like West Palm's Surfer Blood or Beach Fossil's pre-mastered EP cuts, yet with more texture, tension, and edge." – The Deli Magazine.

"The band has its own take on psychedelic-influenced garage rock, like sifting through old records by Guided By Voices, Can, and Velvet Underground" - WXPN's The Key

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Lefty's Deceiver with Weird Hot, Faux Slang

Saturday, December 21 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Boot & Saddle