Public Access T.V.

Bonfire Presents:

Public Access T.V.

Honduras

Wed, March 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Public Access T.V.
Public Access T.V.
Public Access TV are a band firmly planted in downtown New York City. Before they released their first song, played their first show, or even had a name, Public Access TV were a band. Best friends out every night together, sharing clothes, cigarettes, pocket change, and most importantly living together in a dilapidated East Village loft where they could stay up all night playing music... loudly.

"It wasn't like 'let's start a band'," 24-year-old singer and main songwriter John Eatherly says of the formation. "We already were playing music and hanging out together all the time. We were all doing different things, playing as hired guns for anybody just to pay the rent, and then one day I came in with these songs I wrote and we all just knew this was something we wanted to do for real."

What followed was a whirlwind of activity; singles "Monaco" and "In the Mirror" along with last spring's "Public Access" EP, lead to critical acclaim, and tours in the US and UK supporting acts like Weezer and Gang of Four. Everything was moving on the correct trajectory when in April 2015, while PATV were on tour in California, they flicked on the TV to see live pictures of their Manhattan loft on every single news channel. It was on fire from a gas explosion and then collapsed into rubble.

“We wrote there, rehearsed, recorded, lived, everything," says John. "It was home…and then it was completely gone.”

Demoralised and thousands of miles from NYC, PATV did the only thing they could think of. As John says: “We told our agent to book as many gigs as possible - because we didn't want to deal with the reality of the situation. We actually had nowhere to go.”

But, as things happened, that chain of events was to set PATV on an entirely new and fruitful path. Among those frantic gig bookings were a bunch of festivals in Europe, as well as dates with The Strokes, Fidlar and Palma Violets.

After playing live so much, the band felt the need to get into the studio right away to capture their new momentum. The group recorded their new Double A-side single "In Love and Alone / Patti Peru" while in London over the summer.

"Patti Peru is about that feeling that comes when everything seems so completely fucked and crazy that you wanna give up... but for whatever reason there is still something that makes you keep going. It was pretty fitting for what we were going through and the band needing each other to get through it all." says Eatherly.

Both tracks from the single will be featured on the band's debut album next year.
Honduras
Honduras
Friends since childhood, Patrick Phillips (vocals/guitar) and Tyson Moore (lead guitar) found each other again in a Bushwick basement where they began writing much of what would become Honduras' early material. Inspired by late 70's punk, but mixing in aspects of garage and indie that followed, Honduras played Brooklyn's DIY venue scene tirelessly and garnered a reputation for amazing live performances, with comparisons to bands like Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks. After bringing in Josh Wehle to play drums they added a new bass player in Paul Lizarraga (the Denzels) to round out the band's signature polished edge. Their more recent writing has included elements of krautrock and psych to their already energetic tracks for an intellectually developed and interesting sound. While picking up additional attention from serious tastemakers like Rolling Stone, NME, Noisey, Impose, and Nylon along the way, the group has shared stages like Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg with notable acts like Blur, Metz, Fidlar, Twin Peaks, Drowners and the Kaiser Chiefs. The first single from their upcoming debut LP, Paralyzed, is currently in regular rotation on Sirius Radio XMU and the band was just featured in NME's On The Radar section. On stage the formula continues, where four good friends exhibit a savvy devil-may-care tightness. Their engaging stage presence is both apropos to their influences and forever exciting to witness in a young and surging project. Their upcoming debut LP is called Rituals, and will be released in early 2016.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107