MilkBoy 3rd Anniversary with The Ataris (Kris Roe), Cheerleader, Alright Junior, Strap

MilkBoy 3rd Anniversary with The Ataris (Kris Roe), Cheerleader, Alright Junior, Strap

Fri, August 15, 2014

8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over


The Ataris
The Ataris
Formed in 1996, The Ataris went on to sell hundreds of thousands of albums on small independent label Kung Fu Records before signing to Columbia Records in 2001.  In 2003, the band released their career-defining album, So Long, Astoria, which sold over a million copies and spawned the hits, In this Diary, The Saddest Song and Boys of Summer.  Headlining multiple Warped Tours and selling out major tours of their own, the classic line-up disbanded in 2004. 
Cheerleader began as a bedroom project of longtime friends and roommates Joe Haller and Chris Duran, who recorded a series of demos via GarageBand. The Connecticut natives moved to Philadelphia and completed the full band lineup in 2013.

“A charming mix of lo-fi guitar grunge, The Beach Boys’ good vibes, and Wavves-inspired nonchalance.” – MTV Buzzworthy

“Play if you rate New Order at their early 90s best.” – NME

“Gorgeous lo-fi sound” – Line of Best Fit

“Timeless… like all good indie-pop should be.” – When the Gramaphone Rings

“Brit-pop siphoned through shoegaze and reflected in a shiny disco ball… pure pop fun.” – XPN The Key

“Grand, solid, and rich with complexity… they barrel over you with Ronnie Spector and Beach Boys tones.” – Philadelphia Weekly

“With irrepressible guitar jangles and day-shining synths, [Cheerleader] leaves you in a state of pure crush.” 4-star review, Orlando Weekly
Alright Junior
Alright Junior
Alright Junior is a raw, genuine, modern alt rock trio who has a desire to communicate their collective internal focus. Touring aggressively since 2006, Alright Junior is keen on constantly being on the go, as this band’s live show is what defines them. This musical endeavor has led Alright Junior to share the stage with Incubus, Cake, Circa Survive, Local H, Toadies, Flogging Molly, Civil Twilight, Maps & Atlases, Sponge, Our Lady Peace, Nick Oliveri of Queens of the Stone Age, 10 Years, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Young the Giant, The Ataris, The Head and The Heart, KONGOS, Bear Hands and more. The explosive, impulsive, and intense vocals of Jace Miller, mixed with the creative efficiency of Jamie Victor's bass/harmonies and Mike Fraclose's incendiary drumming, makes for an electric mixture of rock, with passionately haunting lyrics, infectious songwriting and stunning energy.

"Philadelphia's own Alright Junior has been one of my favorite locals for years now."
- Wendy Rollins, Assistant Program Director at Radio 104.5 WRFF

"Alright Junior...this is like Philadelphia's finest right here. It is such a treat getting to see these guys live. They're a talented band with HUGE stage presence. Not to mention they have addicting little songs, too."
- Jessie Sabella, On-Air Personality at Radio 104.5 WRFF

“They have endurance, no doubt, extolling their engendered appreciation for the last “good” era of rock music with all the spasmodic moves of an undomesticated bronco”
- Origivation Magazine (That Mag)

"I would describe Alright Junior as beautiful melodies, mixed with thought provoking lyrics, tied together by the threads of tangled guitars being dragged about by the rhythms of an incendiary drummer."
- Philly Rock Blog

“..Alright Junior is a must add to your collection."
- Campus Philly

“Alright Junior offer beautifully-arranged frenetic rock songs, doused with passion and finished off with a heavy dose of head thrashing. Lead singer Jace Miller is a born performer, and gestures frantically, grabs the microphone for dear life, and at one point even dives into the audience, almost knocking over an unsuspecting spectator. The entire band is all over the stage, thrashing harder than any band I’ve seen. I’m struck by the comparison of children on a Moonbounce.”
Venue Information:
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107