YOB frontman Mike Scheidt made a solo appearance along with U.S. Christmas frontman Nate Hall at Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie venue on Sunday with Blow The Scene‘s Dante Torrieri on hand to capture the show in photos for your viewing pleasure.
Nate Hall is touring in support of his solo debut A Great River, released via Neurot Recordings in May. The album was recorded during a single March evening and was hit among critics. Commended Decibel Magazine in an 8/10 review: “[Hall] takes to folk and country as effortlessly as the heavy stuff and the mood he captures on these 10 tracks is extraordinary.” With his journeyman braids and archaic hat, Hall was able to bring these tracks to life with an infectious passion for playing that was shared amongst a modest turnout. Hall would mix in a Townes van Zandt cover and bring Scheidt on stage for a joint performance.
Mike Scheidt is currently supporting his first solo album, Stay Awake, which hit streets via Thrill Jockey Records last month. Commended Stereo Gum in a recent review: “On his forthcoming solo debut Stay Awake, Scheidt takes on an entirely different sound — a tender, emotive, Southern-inflected singer-songwriter style that might suit his voice even better than YOB’s elephant-stampede rumble.” Despite having a new release fresh off the presses, Scheidt only played two tracks from the record and treated fans to figerpicked movements before calling Hall back on stage for a cover Rolling Stones‘ “Dead Flowers,” but using the Townes van Zandt‘s version as a base, which was featured in cult-classic film, The Big Lebowski.
The golden rule of “leave them wanting more” was adhered to perfectly with the bill wrapping up by 10:30, giving our photo Jedi, Dante Torrieri just enough time to hop on his bike and make the 25-block trek to North Star for Hammers of Misfortune and The Gates of Slumber who were also performing on a busy Sunday evening in Philly.
We know you are here for the photos, so without further ado…
All photos by Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging.