Hockey Dad will be making a stop at The Turf Club on Tuesday, June 5th for a can’t miss show. Best mates first, bandmates second – the heart of Hockey Dad has always existed in the friendship between duo Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming, who first met in early childhood, growing up two doors apart in the unassuming, laid back Australian coastal town of Windang, New South Wales. The foundations for the band began in early 2013, when an underage Fleming and Stephenson would sneak into their local live music haunt to catch their favorite bands. Eventually they were granted regular slots playing to an ever-growing crew of enthusiastic friends turned fans and released their Dreamin’ EP on local Wollongong indie label Farmer & The Owl in 2014.
Now, the duo are on the verge of releasing their highly-anticipated second album Blend Inn, the follow up to 2016’s debut Boronia. Where Boronia celebrated the long days of summers past, of mates, the ocean and the sublime naivety of youth, Blend Inn is Fleming and Stephenson coming to us with more perspective following a year of relentless touring which took them far from the streets and waves of their hometown.
Philly indie rock band Cold Fronts will be opening for Hockey Dad. Formed in 2010 by lead singer/guitarist Craig Almquist, the band were discovered in 2012 while playing an impromptu show on the streets of Austin at SXSW. Passing by and liking what he heard, legendary Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein asked for a CD. One year later, the band was signed to Sire Records and released their debut album Forever Whatever in 2015. The band have previously been featured in Consequence of Sound, Pigeons & Planes, Nylon and Urban Outfitters who said, “This is a group that can knock out raw and catchy garage-pop songs one by one.”
Starting the night off right will be Mt. Eddy. MT. EDDY (formerly Danger! and Jakob Danger) is an American rock band formed in Oakland, California in 2015. Led by singer/songwriter Jakob Armstrong (guitar, vocals), the group originally began as a trio with brothers Chris Malaspina (drums) and Enzo Malaspina (guitar). Kevin Judd (bass guitar) joined the group in 2016. MT. EDDY draws on a mix of influences ranging from surf punk to indie rock to create their own brand of rock and roll. Jakob Armstrong released a solo EP in 2015 under the name Jakob Danger (Burger Records). The band released their first album, Chroma (Uncool Records), on June 2, 2017.
Tickets are still available here.
Remaining Tour Dates:
30TH MAY – PORTLAND, OR – ANALOG CAFE
31ST MAY – SEATTLE, WA – FUNHOUSE
2ND JUNE – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – KILBY COURT
3RD JUNE – DENVER, CO – LARIMER LOUNGE
5TH JUNE – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – TURF CLUB
6TH JUNE – CHICAGO, IL – BEAT KITCHEN
7TH JUNE – DETROIT, MI – THE UNDERGROUND
8TH JUNE – PITTSBURGH, PA – THE FUNHOUSE
9TH JUNE – TORONTO, CANADA – HARD LUCK
10TH JUNE – BOSTON, MA – MIDDLE EAST
12TH JUNE – BROOKLYN, NY – BABY’S ALRIGHT
13TH JUNE – WASHINGTON, DC – DC9
14TH JUNE – PHILADELPHIA, PA – EVERYBODY HITS
15TH JUNE – RICHMOND, VA – STRANGE MATTER
16TH JUNE – ATLANTA, GA – MASQUERADE
17TH JUNE – ORLANDO, FL – WILL’S PUB
19TH JUNE – HOUSTON,TX – WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL
20TH JUNE – AUSTIN, TX – BARRACUDA
21ST JUNE – DALLAS, TX – THREE LINKS
22ND JUNE – EL PASO, TX – LOWBROW PALACE
23RD JUNE – PHOENIX, AZ – REBEL LOUNGE