The Sheila Divine

The Sheila Divine

Hurry, Ultra Major

Fri, July 12, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Sheila Divine
The Sheila Divine
The Sheila Divine were originally a Boston based rock group whose activities have been intermittent since 2003. Critics have compared their sound to the band’s own heroes, mainly early 1980s post-punk. The band has been most often noted for its loud/soft musical dynamic and Aaron’s Perrino soaring vocals, screaming in key one moment and howling a falsetto the next. The band had a large die-hard fan base in what was often called “the three Bs”: Boston, Buffalo, and Belgium. The band most often explained that they took the name from the Australian term “sheila”, which denotes an effeminate man or wimp – thus making them in a literal sense, the sacred wimps. The name is also similar to that of the suicidal main character of the book Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York. However, they took their name directly from a college friend named Sheila Devine. After changing the spelling and operating as Sheila Divine for several months the “The” was added to distinguish the band from such female artists as Fiona Apple.
Hurry
Hurry
What was once a solo project for principal songwriter Matt Scottoline has evolved into Hurry, a power pop trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania composed of Scottoline, Rob DeCarolis (Univox), and Joe DeCarolis (Psychic Teens). The DeCarolises are cousins and they are both very talented. “As talented as Matt Scottoline?” Of course. Please don’t attempt to pry the band apart with potentially hurtful questions.

Hurry’s new album, Every Little Thought, was released on February 23, 2018 on Lame-O Records. The album, written by Scottoline, is a light and dreamy plunge into life’s crushingly relentless uncertainty and doubt. The album is more pop-driven than Hurry’s previous efforts, focusing on catchy melodies, hooks, and harmonies influenced by Teenage Fanclub, Robyn Hitchcock, Yo La Tengo, and Guided By Voices. Of the new album, Scottoline — a natural salesman — says, “I tried even harder this time to make it good.”
Ultra Major
Ultra Major
Ultra Major is the product of four guys who grew up listening to 90s guitar rock. Take one part MTV Buzz Bin and 120 minutes; mix in plenty of big album rock a la Pixies, early Smashing Pumpkins, and Sonic Youth; shake it all up with indie/post-hardcore bands like Knapsack, Superchunk, Chavez and late 90’s and early 2000s punk & hardcore compilations; and pour on some catchy melodies for good measure. Then pop that in the oven of a tiny rehearsal space in Brooklyn, slow roast it for a few years, and voila, you have Ultra Major’s self-titled debut. Simply put, it’s a ripper. Since the release of their debut LP, the band traveled to Seattle to record with Michael Lerner of Telekinesis, and will be releasing two new singles as a result.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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