Next Tuesday, December 5th, Sun King Brewery and MOKB will be presenting yet another show at The Hi-Fi. The headlining act for Tuesday night’s show is The Districts. Joining them will be Katie Von Schleicher, as well as Sun Seeker.
The Districts are a four-piece rock and soul band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their often dynamic sound evokes bands like Cold War Kids, Spoon, The Pixies, and The Shins. Simultaneously atmospheric and jarringly present, The Districts show a care in their songwriting that not all bands can match. You can hear it most clearly in their most recent album, “Popular Manipulations”, which came out this past summer. The album is The District’s fifth project since their debut EP release in 2014.
The Districts consists of Rob Grote (vocals), Pat Cassidy (guitar), Connor Jacobus (bass), and Braden Lawrence (drums). The band’s stop at The Hi-Fi next Tuesday will be one of the many on their tour promoting “Popular Manipulations”.
Katie Von Schleicher
Katie Von Schleicher recorded her debut full-length album “Shitty Hits” on a tape machine at her childhood home in Maryland. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Schleicher’s songs on “Shitty Hits” are both relaxing and heart-breakingly haunting. From her ethereal, atmospheric layering of sound to the biting truth in her lyrics. There’s a hint of St. Vincent in tracks like “Nothing”. Bob Boilen from NPR had nothing but praise for the album, stating that, “It’s one of those constant repeat records for me.”
Sun Seeker is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. Their songs explore themes of nostalgia and melancholy within atmospheric folk tunes wrapped in a country rock spirit. Sun Seeker consists of Alex Benick (guitar, vocals), Rodrigo Avendano (keyboards), Asher Horton (bass guitar, vocals), and Ben Parks (drums, vocals). Their laid-back, whimsical style is reminiscent of both The Shins and Fleet Foxes. But Sun Seeker doesn’t seem capable of blatant copying. Their own sound and voice transcend their influences, bringing songs that couldn’t be written by any other band.
While Tuesday nights may not be the most popular ones for concerts, I’d count this one as an exception. Be sure to get down to The Hi-Fi next Tuesday when the doors open at 8:00 pm. The show starts at 9:00, and tickets are ten dollars.