RIVER CITY EXTENSION 2/12 & 2/19
River City Extension 2 Shows in PA !!
-Courtesy of Paradigm
RIVER CITY EXTENSION
Saturday, February 12
Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company
50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
FREE /9PM/ 21+
RIVER CITY EXTENSION
acoustic show supporting Max Bemis (of Say Anything)
Saturday, February 19
North Star Bar
2639 West Poplar St.
phone: (215) 787-0488
doors at 7:00 PM / River City Extension at 8:00 PM
tix: $13.00 in advance / $16.00 day of show
Eight-member “chamber punk” group River City Extension will spend most of January, February and March on the road supporting their debut LP, “The Unmistakable Man.” The Toms River, NJ band will support 14 Southwest/West Coast dates with The Get Up Kids and Steel Train, and six Midwest/East Coast acoustic dates with Say Anything frontman Max Bemis, with several headlining dates interspersed. More dates are planned in March, leading up to a showcase at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.
On January 18, as the tour kicks off in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, River City Extension will release a vinyl double-LP edition of “The Unmistakable Man,” which will include a bonus track featuring guest vocals from Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze.
“The Unmistakable Man,” originally released last May by XOXO Records (Gaslight Anthem), earned praise from a diverse array of media including Alternative Press, Paste, NPR and AbsolutePunk.net:
- Paste wrote in their profile of the band, “The new album is more of a slow burn than an all-out blaze, but the band’s backwoodsy clamor sounds increasingly glorious. It’s the kind of secret that can’t be kept long.”
- Selecting the track “Something Salty, Something Sweet” as a “Song of the Day” in September, NPR said, “The size of the group is a boon; its expansive compositions allow room for each instrument to gallivant all over and the various strands of passion to swell naturally…. A powerful, cohesive theme is apparent through the orchestral waves, marked by a driving, punk-influenced beat.”
- The Asbury Park Press said in a review of the album, “[Frontman] Joe Michelini conveys both the deeply personal and universal equally well in whispers and shrieks. Although he would likely shy away from the comparison, not since Springsteen’s ‘The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle’ has a New Jersey songwriter written such a thrilling testimonial to youthful idealism — victorious, romantic and majestic.”