Spanish Love Songs

Spanish Love Songs

Rebuilder, Big Nothing

Sun · July 14, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Spanish Love Songs
Spanish Love Songs
Spanish Love Songs is a five piece punk band based in Los Angeles, CA. They formed in 2014 after the demise of a previous band and a chance Craiglist post about lonely people looking to go to punk shows. Their sound combines the energy of drunken bar shows with the immediacy of intimate, lived-in lyrics. Their second album, “schmaltz” came out in March 2018 via A-F Records. On it, the band tears through eleven songs about loss and feeling lost, all while inching towards some type of self-acceptance. It’s new ground for the band of so-called grouch punks. They’re trying very hard to enjoy it.
Rebuilder
Rebuilder
Since their beginning in 2013, Rebuilder has refused to follow the rules. Their first show was at a bar playing to no one. Their second show was playing to a sold-out crowd with The Dropkick Murphys - That’s definitely against the rules.

So what has Rebuilder been up to since the release of their debut full length "Rock and Roll in America"? Well they've been doing just that. The self proclaimed gnarly-punk band from Boston has piled into their van, and brought their brand of never-say-die Rock & Roll to the people. Tireless travel up and down both coasts, throughout the Midwest, and even crossing the occasional boarder into Canada and Mexico, Rebuilder has put the pedal through the floor since their inception.

Their newest release on Panic State Records, an EP entitled "Sounds from the Massachusetts Turnpike" ,is a fervent and rambunctious follow up to ‘RNRIA’. With power and intensity, this record widens and solidifies Rebuilder’s sonic footprint in the landscape of rock and roll, re-thinking the traditional three chord punk song and developing their own unique style. ‘Sounds from the Massachusetts Turnpike’ comes out Sept 1st and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jay Maas at Getaway Studios in Haverhill, MA.

Rebuilder will continue to pick up the pieces of a broken scene, and cast aside a broken system. They will soldier on, and rebuild the community of sounds that has given them so much to be thankful for
Big Nothing
Big Nothing
Being in a band is often a cheap alternative to therapy. It allows an outlet for feelings its members can’t articulate. It provides a space for physical inhibitions to be let loose. For Big Nothing’s Liz Parsons, the need for that mental nourishment became evident when she moved to Philadelphia. She found herself fitting into the city nicely, yet felt isolated and empty. Her new home was one of America’s musical epicenters – a big reason she moved there – and she didn’t plan on wasting any time filling the indie rock shaped hole in her life. She shot a text to ex-Spraynard guitarist Pat Graham, who had recently had a conversation with Young Livers’ drummer Chris Jordan about starting a new project. Once Matt Quinn (of Crybaby fame) caught wind of the three playing music together – he begged to bring his Rickenbacker tone into the mix. After jamming out some Voice Memo riffs and Against Me! covers, Big Nothing was here to stay.

While the four members have found significant purpose from playing together, Big Nothing’s upcoming album Chris continues to explore those feelings of emptiness that Parsons faced before the band began. Existing is weird and terrifying. Humans don’t often know how to comprehend the void. Quinn exemplifies this existential confusion in the album’s opening track Waste My Time, “If I don’t know why I’m looking, then what can I hope to find out?” It’s both beautiful and awful and Big Nothing embraces it all.

Sonically, Chris finds itself borrowing cues from indie mainstays like Superchunk and The Replacements. It’s clear that they are trying to unhinge themselves from patterns they’ve repeated in the past, but they’re also not afraid to blast the tried and true methods of rock and roll. The lyrics on the album range from cryptic and heady to unapologetically literal – the benefit of three songwriters. Their live show mimics the honesty of the album. Hell bent on ripping through their set as aggressively as they can, Big Nothing is a genuine rock band.
Venue Information:
Everybody Hits
529 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA
http://everybodyhitsphila.com/