The Miners: Record Release Show

The Miners: Record Release Show

Shark Tape, SuperFive

Fri, November 16, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Miners
The Miners
The Miners are an original alt country band based in Philadelphia, PA (yes, there are alt country bands in Philly). Originally formed in 2007 out of the ashes of Keith Marlowe and Andy Shahan’s late 80’s Philly-based band Tornado 5, The Miners are known for their country-infused, guitar and pedal steel guitar laden, alt country originals influenced by the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Whiskeytown, the Jayhawks, Gram Parsons, and Buck Owens. Co-founded by Keith Marlowe, the current line-up of Marlowe (lead vocals, guitar), Shahan (drums, vocals), and David Thornburgh (pedal steel and lap steel guitars) has been together since 2009. Sean Benge replaced Scott Donnini on bass in late 2012.

The Miners debut release, Miner’s Rebellion, a six-song EP, was released in November 2012 to critical acclaim and notable airplay. The Miners received a featured write-up on alt country/Americana’s most prominent website, No Depression, and were featured on Bill Frater’s legendary podcast, Freight Train Boogie. The release has drawn (and continues to draw) praise from alt country/Americana blogs both in the U.S. and overseas being noted for it’s excellent song writing and straight-up pedal-steel infused alt country sound while drawing comparisons to the likes of Gram Parsons, Green on Red, the Jayhawks and others. Miners’ Rebellion is currently receiving airplay on alt country/Americana radio programs in the U.S. and overseas including Chapel Hill, NC’s Wrecking Ball Radio (title track hit #1 on their weekly playlist in March 2013), Verona, VA’s Radio Free Americana (EP reached #11 on their weekly top-200) in February 2013), Indianapolis, IN’s Redbud Radio show and the Songriver show out of the Netherlands.

Miners’ Rebellion’s six tracks are all original songs penned by Marlowe and recorded entirely on 8-track ½” reel-to-reel tape over three years at Match-up Zone Studio (aka Marlowe’s basement). The tracks were then digitally mixed and mastered at Philly’s legendary MilkBoy The Studio. Miners’ Rebellion is self-released and is available in both CD (through Bandcamp, directly from the band and at select independent record stores) and digital formats through various digital distributors such as iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby and numerous others.
Shark Tape
Shark Tape
Philly rock band SHARK TAPE has been making waves ever since they surfaced in the spring of 2012. With a reputation for putting on an energetic live show, the group gained wide exposure throughout the region with the release of their “Eyes On You” EP, which landed them a top-80 spot on 88.5 XPN’s Top Songs of 2012 as voted by listeners. After spending over a year writing and performing brand new songs, the band teamed up with producers Jeff Zeigler (The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile) and Phil Nicolo (The Police, The Hooters) to record their first full-length album, Marathon.

With an affinity for writing memorable songs that fuse together elements of post-punk, arena rock, classic rock, and pop, the young power trio consisting of Stephen Lorek (Vocals/Bass), Niles Weiss (Guitar/Vocals), and Dylan Mulcahy (Drums/Vocals) originally began playing together after moving to Philadelphia for college back in the late 2000s. In a previous incarnation, the members released two EPs, toured the region, obtained radio airplay and press coverage, and landed song placements in television programs and video games, but a series of setbacks halted the project and saw the band members disperse for over a year. Upon reuniting as Shark Tape, they hit the ground running with a more refined approach to the constantly-evolving rock sound that they began crafting several years prior.

The band has been making its presence known throughout the city over the past two years and has formed close ties with the local music community. Having made their rounds through some of Philly’s top rock venues, Shark Tape continues to see their audience grow and has shared the stage with Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and Graham Parker & The Rumour. They have also been featured performers on Record Store Day for two consecutive years at Main Street Music in Philadelphia, performing alongside acts such as Generationals and The Joy Formidable. The band plans to expand its presence throughout the Northeast region and beyond with the release of their new album, Marathon – in stores November 18th.
SuperFive
SuperFive
Longtime friends and veteran local musicians have reunited to form the new band superfive. The band includes the singing/songwriting/guitar of Michael McLaughlin (Conrads, Turncoats), lead guitar of Brett Tomlinson (Turncoats), bass of Tom Szwech (Hogan's Goat, Spare Tire) and brother Doug Szwech (Conrads, Nervous Rex) on drums/percussion. They continue the tradition of high energy alternative guitar driven power pop. For those newer to the scene, comparisons have been made to such bands as the Replacements, Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick.
The band is excited to return to Philadelphia at the club they've called home for many years.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy Philly
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107