JARED & THE MILL
Air Traffic Controller
847 N Third Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
JARED & THE MILL
A Letter To Our Fans:
When we first started Jared & The Mill in the summer of 2011, we didn't have
a clue where our sound was heading. Between our six band members, we had
more than our fair share of musical influences. In truth, each of us were -
more or less - invested in other musical projects, but it was our surprising
ease in working together and our almost effortless friendship that
made working together so enjoyable. After one show together, we played
another, and then another. And as things often go, we were quite suddenly on
the local scene, playing alongside the band's of new friends and old
throughout the Phoenix area and the state of Arizona. Over our first year
together our music developed and molded into a sound we really can't - nor
intend to - label, and our music continues to change to this day.
In 2012 and into 2013 we were some busy fellas, building relationships with
each other, our music and our fans. We started adding some new songs to
our lineup, toured throughout the Southwest in California and New Mexico,
and continued to play with local and national acts like Flogging Molly, Cake,
The Killers, Y La Bamba, Joe Pug and Horse Feathers. It was exciting and a bit
mind blowing to play on the same bill with bands we love and were
influenced by, and we soon developed a love for traveling with each other
and playing for crowds of strangers. In March, we were well received in
Austin, Texas at South By Southwest during our showcase, and had a great
homecoming in Phoenix while playing at the St. Patricks Day Festival in
Tempe with Flogging Molly. At McDowell Mountain Music Festival we made
some great memories landing a spot on the same bill as Heartless Bastards,
The Roots and The Shins. From there, things continued to grow and we felt
ready to record our first album in the month of June.
Western Expansion, is a record that speaks of where we have been, where we
are now and where we are going. A few of our oldest tunes have made it onto
the album alongside ones we composed only weeks before recording.
If there's one common influence on an artist's work, it's certainly the
landscape in which he lives. Our music has been called, compared and
regarded by a number of different names, and we've been influenced and
molded by many different events and people. But more than anything, we'd
like to think that some shred of the Southwest - our home - can be found in
the heart of our music. We're all born and raised in the state of Arizona after
all, and we truly hope we can to do our state proud. Playing with a band,
traveling till your boots blow out and recording in the studio are labors of
love, often as rewarding and joyful as they are taxing and we thank you for joining us on our journey.
We'll see you down the road,
Jared & The Mill.
Air Traffic Controller
Serving in the US Navy as a real-life air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home 4-track demos he had written and recorded during his deployment. With his enlistment up, Munro returned to hometown Boston and discovered an impressive number of fans, prompting the genesis of the aptly-named rock band Air Traffic Controller.
With a refreshing, modern day, indie rock sound resembling The Decemberists, ATC further infuses its compositions with unforgettable pop sensibilities in the vein of Petty, McCartney, and Springsteen. Munro keeps it honest, with autobiographical lyrics and well-crafted storytelling reminiscent of classic singer/songwriters such as Paul Simon and Cat Stevens.
One of Dave's demos reached LA-based singer/songwriter and record producer Bleu. Munro states; "I was floored to find out one of my musical heroes wanted to produce us. With Bleu onboard, the production is much more epic" and in December of 2009 the band released its debut album, The One to a zealous audience. Accolades and award nominations soon followed, as did airplay on tastemaker radio stations such as 92.5 The River and WFNX, as well as positive coverage in publications such as Business Week, Performer Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Phoenix.
Nominated for an MTV "Best Break-Out Artist" Video Music Award in late 2009 and winner of "Best Indie Rock Act" of the 2010 Boston Music Conference, Air Traffic Controller soon found itself on many of the Northeast media outlet's Best-Of lists.
Fast forward to 2011, Air Traffic Controller were ready for round two with Bleu. Having a home-run success on Kickstarter and raising over $12k to support the production of "Nordo" – the team set out and made a brilliant All-American Indie Pop record that can call up musical references to Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and Brendan Benson. Taking advantage of band member Steve Scott's experience with composing, the band went the distance and recorded a forty piece orchestra on the song "Blame." This new album also features band member Casey Sullivan singing on two duets "You Know Me" and "Any Way."
This year, the band has debuted songs from "Nordo" around New England in venues like the Tupelo Music Hall in NH, Acoustic Long Island, and Boston's legendary singer-songwriter venue Club Passim. Dave and members of Air Traffic Controller were hand-picked by WERS and Reykjavik Calling to play with Eli "Paperboy" Reed and Will Dailey at The Paradise Rock Club for an unforgettable evening of collaborations with Iceland's top emerging artists. WXRV has also hand picked the band to perform at the historic 92.5 the River Music Hall for their series Live In The River Music Hall which will air on the station and on Comcast On Demand starting in May.
The band's music has been used by Disney World Resorts, Ecko and Hollister stores worldwide, and licensed to Lincoln/Mercury, NBC Television, USA and CW Networks. The band will also have a featured musical intro in an upcoming episode of MTV's scripted show Inbetweeners. WERS Radio calls Air Traffic Controller "One of Boston's finest independent bands" and during the height of The One's radio campaign the band's debut became one of the top three most-added albums on college radio stations nationwide.
The band features Dave Munro on lead vocals and guitar; multi-instrumentalist Steve Scott on lead guitar, keys, and more; big brother Richie Munro on drums; Casey Sullivan on bass, banjo, and backing vocals; with violinist Alison Shipton and Kiara Perico on viola. The band often performs live accompanied on stage by an entire string section to capture and recreate its brilliant, full sound... one that consistently identifies Air Traffic Controller as one of the fastest rising original acts in the country.
$10.00 - $12.00
Tickets Available at the Door