*Moved to 118 North* The Unlikely Candidates + The Brevet
The Great Enough
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Unlikely Candidates
Based out of Fort Worth, Texas, The Unlikely Candidates are an indie rock band initially formed
as an acoustic duo by childhood friends Kyle Morris and Cole Male in 2008. Eventually
expanding the lineup to include guitarist Brenton Carney, bassist Jared Hornbeek, and drummer
Kevin Goddard, the band was also able to expand its sound in bigger, more sweeping directions.
In 2013, the band signed on with major-label Atlantic and released their debut EP, Follow My
Feet. In early 2016, the Unlikely Candidates returned with a hooky new single in “You Love
Could Start a War,” which made a strong showing on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.
One listen and it’s immediately clear that The Brevet have undergone a dramatic
evolution on their explosive, ambitious new album, LEGS. Synthesizing the raucous
energy of their live show with sonic precision of their extensive studio history, the
collection is the California five-piece’s most deeply personal and lyrically
sophisticated yet, tackling perception and identity in the digital age with both subtle
nuance and blunt force. The songs remain as cinematic as ever, full of rousing
choruses and sing-along hooks, but they carry more weight here, propelled inexorably
forward by thunderous percussion and blazing electric guitars that blend rock and roll
snarl with R&B swagger.
The Brevet’s roots stretch back to college, when frontman Aric Chase Damm first
began writing scores for student films and discovered he had a knack for crafting the
kind of evocative music that yields unforgettable on-screen moments. Those early
songs led to a licensing deal, and tracks from the band’s two independent albums
(2013’s Battle of the Heart and 2017’s American Novel) would go on to be featured in
a wide variety of films and television shows in addition to racking up more than nine
million streams on Spotify.
With all of The Brevet’s success on-screen and online, the group—Damm, drummer
David Aguiar, guitarist John Kingsley, and bassist Julian Johnson—was more than ready
to get out of the studio and onto the stage. Over the course of the last year, they hit
the road for the most intense touring of their career, performing a slew of headline
shows alongside support dates with Magic Giant and festival appearances from
BottleRock to Firefly.
Recorded at the band’s own studio in their native Orange County, California, LEGS
insists on a relentless optimism, a defiant belief in the power of positivity in the face
of darkness and doubt. The album’s title actually stands for “Like Every Great Story,”
and the record indeed contains all the elements of any memorable tale: struggle and
success, tension and release, conflict and resolution. Every great story has a hero,
after all, and heroes never give up, even when the going gets tough. That’s what The
Brevet is all about.
The Great Enough
Formed in 2015 by Bright Kelly (vocals), John Hoff (drums), and Brian DiBiagio (guitars), The Great Enough released their first single, 'Can You Relate?' in 2017. It quickly became a viral sensation, garnering over 1 million streams on Spotify.
2018 brought the release of their five-track EP, 'Born', which continues to receive radio rotation and paved the way for The Great Enough to open stadium and arena shows, including two iHeartMedia festivals. In 2018 alone, they shared the stage with Imagine Dragons, Judah & The Lion, AJR, Mike Shinoda, Fuel, Eve 6, Sister Hazel, Sir Sly, Fastball, and Cracker.
2019 kicked off with the band opening the Main Stage at Radio 104.5's 'Winter Jawn' with Young The Giant, Matt and Kim, lovelytheband, and the Interrupters. 'Bowerbirds' is currently receiving radio airplay.
Every indie band claims to be the greatest thing that you’ve never heard. The Great Enough doesn’t do that. Instead, this impassioned band from Philadelphia prefers to focus on what makes this trio truly unique. The Great Enough is:
A complicated poet with generations of soul in his blood,a happy-go-lucky rocker with a tame tornado in his fingers, anda United States Air Force war veteran with a kick-drum heart.
Their particular brand of vital, intense rock-and-roll has drawn comparisons to artists as varied as The Killers, The Gaslight Anthem, and The Lumineers.
$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show
Due to venue construction, The 4/13 show with The Unlikely Candidates & The Brevet has moved from MilkBoy, Philly to 118 North (118 N Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA). All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new location. Tickets are now available here: http://bit.ly/UC_Brevet118N