Boot & Saddle

  • Annie Hart Goes Ambient (11/30 at WCL)

    You may know Annie Hart as a composer of synth-heavy, postmodern pop jams, both as one-third of Au Revoir Simone and, since 2017, a solo artist.  However, her latest solo effort, Everything Pale Blue, which dropped this May, took Hart in a different direction.  In the middle of lockdown...
  • Big Thief, Night Two at Union Transfer

    The last time I caught up with Brooklyn-based indie folk rockers Big Thief was in 2016, when they were opening for Nada Surf at World Café Live, so their headlining show last Saturday, October 2nd, the second of two sold out nights at the 1,300-capacity Union Transfer, was something...
  • Magdalena Bay Talk Pop Music (Sat. at B&S w/ Yumi Zouma)

    In an age when it’s become okay for punks and hipsters to listen to Carly Rae Jepsen and Miley Cyrus, there may not be a more unabashedly and unashamedly “pop” artist worth listening to than Magdalena Bay…  The LA-duo, comprised of Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin, churn out something...
  • Meet Twen, This Sat. or Sun. at Boot & Saddle (w/ The Joy Formidable)

    Although I’m guessing many of our readers are currently in a food coma, hopefully you’ll be back on your feet for the weekend, as Philly will be getting two of the best shows it’s seen all year. Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable will play their most intimate Philly dates...
  • Get Extra Sweaty with The Joy Formidable This Sat. and Sun. at Boot & Saddle

    Welsh alt rockers The Joy Formidable have been longtime friends of PHILTHY, from their days of super sweaty gigs at Johnny Brenda’s, to ginormous shows at Union Transfer, and their recent stops at Underground Arts, but this weekend the band will be playing likely their most intimate Philadelphia gigs...
  • Odetta Hartman: “I love all genres from all eras and all places” (Tonight at B&S with Lola Kirke)

    Postmodern Americana singer/songwriter Odetta Hartman describes her sound as an amalgam of, “cowboy soul, future folk, superstitious songs, sound experiments,” driven by “back-porch banjos, detuned violins, foley field recordings, tuning forks.”  Although her sound and presence are notably quirky, her musical chops are undeniable.  Odetta Hartman is...
  • See Another Side of Bleached, Tonight at B&S

    Personally, I’d much rather find myself in a dive bar than a “gallery,” so when I heard Bleached’s local show tonight was relocated from PhilaMOCA to Boot & Saddle, it was quite a pleasant surprise (It’s also like half the size…)  Ironically, the SoCal punk rockers, lead by Jessie...
  • Get to Know Rose of the West’s “desert goth trip,” Next Tues. at B&S

    Milwaukee’s Rose of the West are an amalgam of pretty much all of our favorite sounds: post-punk, ethereal wave, dream pop, ‘90s alt rock… basically everything that beautifully soundtracked the lives of the most whimsically angsty and morose teens of the mid-80’s to the mid 90’s… The band is...
  • Get to Know Deeper, This Wed. at B&S

    Post-punks Deeper may hail from Chicago, but the band, who are double-headlining Boot & Saddle this Wednesday, September 4th, with Chicago peers Dehd, have some ties to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.  The band have been touring their self-titled debut for more than a year, which...