Wilson, Mothership, Skeleton Hands
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 7:00 PM
No matter where they play, when The Child take the stage they bring the noise.. Their sound heralds back to early 70's hard psych-prog (Sir Lord Baltimore, Lucifer's Friend,Night Sun,BANG) with a modern twist of metal and doom. For those who have witnessed the band's live set words like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and James Gang spring from their lips. Layering high-energy, heavy twin-guitar riffage over a pounding rhythm section with a singer that's a cross between Robert Plant,Ronnie Dio and Blind Melon's Shannon Hoon has built the group a passionate, dedicated and rapidly growing fanbase.
Scorpion Child are from lots of different places, not only logistically but musically. "We're from St. Louis, Austin, Wichita, and Houston," says lead singer Aryn jonathan Black describing the band's roots. "Our influences are diversified as classic rock and 80's thrash metal to old school southern delta blues along the lines of Blind Willie Johnson, Lemon Jefferson and Willie McTell." The five-piece call Austin, Texas home since forming in the summer of 2006.
The music world may be crowded, but there's always going to be room for The Child's frenzied freakouts and dark melodies ,that flashback to the boneyard of classic rock.
The growl of chain saws making firewood of fifty foot pines. That's WILSON. The howling of a pack of wolves battling a rabid moose. That's WILSON. The panting, gasping breaths of a smoke break "nooner". That's fucking WILSON. The citation for a noise violation… that's just where the party begins. If all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, then all party and no bullshit have made WILSON juggernauts. For the past two years WILSON have transformed shows into parties, and concerts into riots throughout the Midwest. Sharing stages with the likes of Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Steel Panther, Valient Thorr, Escape The Fate, Between The Buried and Me, Wilson has not only held their own, but raised the bar for how much fun live music can be.
Five dudes growing up in Michigan's post-industrial wasteland, know that
when life gives you lemons, buy a bottle of tequila, chug it, and enjoy
biting into that sour fruit. You can taste that philosophy in the music. A
brutal rhythm section and fret-board wizardry bring the best parts of metal into their hook heavy straight up rock n' roll. Don't be surprised if you see the gnarliest, glowering dude in the bar start dancing like a first grader on a school picnic once the music starts. Rabid demand from a growing fan base has sold out two pressing of their debut EP, "Standing on the Reel".
With a new album in the works and relentless tour schedule, whatever you do, don't go to www.wilsonrock.bandcamp.com, unless you're ready to fucking party!
Rock n' Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the 'ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father's 70's-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins.
In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70's-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port and began plotting a course for their first U.S. Tour in early 2013. The band's debut album will see its official Ripple release on February 12th, 2013 in the way of CD, LP, Deluxe LP, and Digital releases.
Skeleton Hands are a South Philly-based heavy rock and roll band. Riffs for days over a solid groove. We want to make your head bang and your ears ring. Recommended if you like motorcycles, pizza, Budweiser, and hot weather.