Courage My Love
Spots, Sincerely The Alchemist
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Courage My Love
What is courage? When you're a young rock 'n' roll band—courage is throwing yourself into your music fully and completely. It's stepping onto a stage and just given'r. It's touring new places far from home, and opening up, scars and all, to your fans. Courage is saying what you really think. It's being unafraid of change, of becoming who you really are.
Courage My Love is all of these things.
The Kitchener, Canada band consists of twin sisters Mercedes Arn-Horn (vocals, guitar) and Phoenix Arn-Horn (drums. vocals) with their friend Brandon Lockwood (bass).
Call them a power trio, pop-punk, alternative metal. As you wish. They grew up on it all. But while you are jumping around and banging your head with abandon, don't miss the message: They have no appetite for destruction. They do not seek to destroy. No, Courage My Love is here to uplift, inspire.
Becoming, the band's new EP, produced by Chris Perry in Toronto, is eight tracks bled out of Courage My Love during a period of exciting changes. "Our first EP For Now came out when we were 17," explains Mercedes. "When you're our age, a lot can happen in two years." Yes, many good things. Like heavy rotation on MuchMusic/MusiquePlus, more than 3.8 million YouTube views, and being on Alternative Press Magazine's list of the Top 100 Bands to Know in 2012. "Before we went on tour we'd never been away from home," says the guitarist. "You meet all these new people, and you learn about yourselves. We've all grown a lot. That was the inspiration for Becoming."
Opening track "Skin and Bones" captures the fear and longing of leaving something behind. "We're too old to die young," they sing over thunderous beats, the heart of the matter. Hard- knocking first single "You Don't Know How" cranks it up, intense and defiant: "Find out I'm strong enough on my own now." By the time the EP closes with the haunting ballad "Dark Wood, Dark Water," about finding the one thing that pulls you out of the darkness, Courage My Love's mission is clear: rock out, be happy, stay true.
For this next generation of musicians, that means truly embracing social media. With their popular DIY podcasts and viral videos, Courage My Love not only connect with fans, they reveal more of their true selves. It's all part of what they do best. "This whole band is about being yourself," says Phoenix. "You don't need to play by the book to be successful. Being a girl isn't that big of a deal in music anymore. You don't need to have a certain look. Break the rules, stand apart."
Mike Schiavo (Spots) is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter raised in
Colonia, New Jersey. Schiavo started to perform under the name Spots in 2010.
Spots biggest inspiration is The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley.
He thrived off of his inspiration and passion for music to find his own voice ,playing acoustic pop-rock songs. His style of pop-rock has been
stealing hearts all over the world through Youtube where his
channel has received over 290,000 views. Spots music career
quickly took off and now you can see him performing with
numerous national acts.Spots popularity, success, and talent are leading
him to take over the music industryI love music.
A Few Words From Spots Himself-
I play it for no reason other than that I am absolutely in love with it. I hope that my music makes a difference in somebody out there's life. I have played shows in various projects all over NJ in the past couple years and plan on taking this project to the next level. It means so much that people support my music.
Sincerely The Alchemist
Philadelphia based Pop/Electronica that is composed of melodic synths and driving bass lines.