Steady Hands ~ Dead Swords ~ D'arcy at Kung Fu Necktie

Steady Hands ~ Dead Swords ~ D'arcy at Kung Fu Necktie

Dead Swords, Darcy, Marty Carlock, 18th & Addison

Thu, August 3, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Steady Hands
Steady Hands
What is now the 7-piece folk-punk powerhouse Steady Hands began as a folk troubadour side-project for Sean Huber, the drummer of Modern Baseball. Inspired by Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Turner and other classic punk influenced singer-songwriters, Huber began thrashing his way through Philadelphia bars and basements in 2012. Driven by an energy inconceivable to most, Huber took advantage of every second of down time from his drumming duties in Modern Baseball, committing to life on the road and creating his own name across the US and UK.

By the time Huber began recording his 2nd EP The Libertines, it was clear he wanted to begin recruiting his friends to create a full time band for Steady Hands. From electro-pop group W.C. Lindsay came William Lindsay on lead guitar, George Legatos on bass and Richie Straub on drums. Also joining them were fellow Modern Baseball member Jacob Ewald on rhythm guitar and a long time hometown friend Andrew Kirnan on keys.

From The Libertines to Brandy Of The Damned, Huber and his band perfected the art of crafting songs that found the perfect blend of polished rock and soulful punk, the happy medium between pretty and gritty. They began to pick up fans from across the punk rock spectrum, winning over Modern Baseball fans with his guest vocal on the band's hit "Your Graduation," and folk-punk purists with his incredible honesty and heart.

The latest EP Tropical Depression revealed Steady Hands as a band who knows who they are. With a new found musical maturation and the heart-on-your-sleeve attitude that has always defined Steady Hands, the new EP is the band at their strongest. Tropical Depression is a must-hear EP for any fans of folk, punk, or rock and roll.

In December of 2016, Steady Hands will release all of their material to vinyl for the very first time in the form of the double LP Rude Boys Of Bar Rock. The release included a Nebraska-esque re-recording of the songs from Not Many Of Us Left and one brand new song "Under The Rug."
Dead Swords
Dead Swords
Listening to Dead Swords is like being lost in the loneliest darkness. Theirs is a world of overwhelming static and feedback, of eternities-long melancholy, of the purest beauty shrouded and obscured by the blackest night. It's the sound of being alive centuries before you were ever born. The brainchild of Corey Perez (Let Me Run, Bottomfeeder, I Am The Avalanche) and Alex Rosamilia (The Gaslight Anthem, Something About Death Or Dying), the New Jersey band plays a ghostly kind of shoegaze, or, perhaps, a more soothing kind of black metal. Because despite the torrent of guitars at the center of these funereal and nihilistic songs, there's hope and beauty in these songs too, dreams that refuse to succumb to the nightmare of the real world and the bleakness of our own ever-impending mortality.

To date, Dead Swords have released two EPs - 2016's Skeletons... and 2017's Broken Souls, both of which were recorded by Frank Marra at North End Recording Studios. Two halves of the same black hole, the EPs are now being released together as one vinyl record, fusing together to create an unrelenting journey into the depths of humanity and despair, into the very center of human existence. So close your eyes and immerse yourself in their songs. Let them wash over you, possess you, take over your body and your soul totally and completely. But be warned - returning back home to the real world afterwards might be harder than you think....
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Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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