Boot & Saddle will host an all-local lineup of young talent on Wednesday, November 18th, with a headlining performance from indie rockers Family Vacation and support from Black Dirty, Old Head, and Brackish.
Family Vacation released YAARDS back in April, which further proved how talented the band is at creating poetic and personal lo-fi jams. Since then, the band has been gigging around the city and presumably working on new material as its members juggle multiple commitments. Drummer Adam Shumski has been keeping busy with the ever-increasing popularity of Vita and the Woolf, bassist Alex Hines has maintained his role in folk rock band Maitland, and vocalists/guitarists Luke Harsel and Cody Bluett have been making music under the name Dweller, in addition to Harsel’s solo project, Tioga Luncheon.
As for the support, New Jersey math rock band Black Dirty recently released their second twinkly punk EP, Lips. The six songs are full of quick, tapping riffs, odd beats, and high-pitched vocals, all of which are delivered with a crisp production value that makes the EP sound musically complicated and wholly polished. Following suit with the experimental nature of Black Dirty is Old Head, an instrumental math rock three-piece out of Philly that creates vivd, relaxed atmospheres led by steadfast percussion. Last but not least, emo punk quartet Brackish recently put out their gritty debut EP, Young People, on Good Sadie Media.
Featured image of Family Vacation, taken from music video directed by Mike Williams.