Big Nothing & Dust Star

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, August 13
Doors: 8pm
$12

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

8PM – Doors
9PM – Show

BIG NOTHING (11:15 PM)

Big Nothing like to joke that the real reason for band practice is the prospect of getting dinner afterwards. It’s a self-deprecating take on their motivations, but it’s not a bad place to start with capturing what makes the Philadelphia-based four-piece so endearing. Big Nothing make the kind of timeless guitar music that’s as comforting as it is catchy, and their sophomore full-length and Lame-O Records debut, Dog Hours, offers ten convivial rock songs that radiate with the warmth of an old friend who’s always there to help you navigate the ups and downs of life.

DUST STAR (10:30 PM)

Dust Star was born in the dead of night on Halloween, under the
influence of a twinkling desert sky and two tabs of LSD. Justin
Jurgens (Sirs) and Cameron Wisch (Cende, Porches) sat with guitars on
the floor of the “Caboose”, a shipping-container-turned-bedroom,
sharing songs they had written over the last few years. They played
and played until their fingers melted, all-the-while seeing the
potential of a powerful musical collaboration. They decided to join
forces, and the “roll-your-windows-down power-pop” outfit Dust Star
was formed.

GOSHUPON (9:45 PM)

Goshupon leaves you feeling refreshed and energized. Goshupon has no added proteins or vitamins.  Goshupon songs are scientifically designed to be fluid and malleable so that any player’s personality may shine thru the challenge of the songwriting. Goshupon is supposed to be fun for everyone. Goshupon can be eaten right out of the ground. Goshupon Volume 1 out soon. 

WEBB CHAPEL (9:00 PM)

“I’m kind of never in the same place for very long.”  For Zack Claxton, that sense of constant uprooting carries over into his approach to songwriting.  The Philly-based artist has spent the last five years dividing his time between Philadelphia and Dallas.  “I finally signed a lease in March and figured it was time to see what’s what as far as the stuff I’d been making.”  

Following the dissolution of Austin-based experimental band Beth Israel, Claxton began drawing in the margins, putting down sketches of ideas and song fragments that would end up becoming the basis for Webb Chapel’s first two releases, Moverama and Like the Country. 

On his newest release Vernon Manor, Claxton remains firmly in the ether, to an almost destructive degree.  “I like the idea of dismantling songs as you’re listening to them.  Sort of taking them apart and putting them back together.”  When the lens focuses, however, you get a sense that this e.p comes from an altogether intentional place.  The frenetic pace and energy develops into a kind of emotional catharsis. Like so much of the current state we find ourselves in, it’s neither coming nor going. It is, whether you like it or not.  Vernon Manor comes out in September on Strange Mono Records.