Goodbye Honolulu – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – March 8th, 2019

Goodbye Honolulu

Goodbye Honolulu

Carroll

Fri · March 8, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 + Fees

Goodbye Honolulu
Goodbye Honolulu
Goodbye Honolulu, evoke a 90s slacker vibe mixing vintage garage rock n roll history with modern elements, it’s not exactly pop and it’s not exactly punk.

We all know how these band biographies go, right? Friends meet in high school, start jamming, form band in parents’ garage and everyone lives happily ever after.

Well Goodbye Honolulu DID meet in high school but they didn’t just form one band. Actually we're getting ahead of ourselves. Max and Emmett met on Halloween in Grade 5 when they both turned up at school dressed as James Bond, and a few weeks later the pair had formed their first band. Max and Emmett met Jacob and Fox in High School and formed 5 individual projects, also while still in school the foursome started their own record label, the 100% local Toronto label Fried Records. While other kids were cramming for exams or wasting away playing video games, the Goodbye Honolulu boys were busy playing in bars (attempting to sneak their underage friends in), honing their live skills, writing songs and self-releasing multiple albums a year.

These teenage years were laying the foundations and as they hit their 20s Emmett, Jacob, Fox and Max decided to join forces and focus their song-writing and energy to one project, say “hello” to Goodbye Honolulu.

Goodbye Honolulu is best known for their live shows and in best form when every member is screaming their heads off with shout along choruses. Whether it’s Emmett’s fuzz-layered guitar, Jacob’s gnarly vocals, Fox’s Bowie-inspired vocal inflections or Max beating his drum kit to death, Goodbye Honolulu make their audience the VIP guests to their rock n roll party.

Highlights of Goodbye Honolulu’s ride so far include two USA tours supporting their pals Hinds, releasing No Honey (2017) and releasing their debut album Heavy Gold in 2016.

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Toronto's Goodbye Honolulu might be one of the most well connected bands you haven't heard.... yet. They've toured the USA twice with Hinds; Selena Gomez is a fan; they just released a single on Burger Records; they've also toured with Kate Nash, SWMRS, Miya Follick, The Beaches and their live show is a rambunctious ball of energy with each member switching instruments and sharing vocal duties, making the crowd dance and sweat to Goodbye Honolulu’s catchy rock n roll.

"Just about containing their feral energy, the lo-fi production is allied to some serious pop hooks, and only the most righteous of riffs."
- Clash

"Featuring a slight stoner vibe -- a perfect companion to the laid-back guitar jangling of the tune."
- The 405

"Toronto's Goodbye Honolulu may fall into the "slacker rock" category, but they're hard workers when it comes to churning out new tunes."
- Exclaim!

RIYL - Hinds, The Black Lips, Cage the Elephant, Beck

More Honey is the follow up to 2017's No Honey. The two EPs were recorded in Toronto with producer Mike Turner (Our Lady Peace) over a 12 month time period. Finding time to sneak into the studio between everyone's busy schedules. These recordings are a capture of the energy of Goodbye Honolulu's stage show and a permanent memory of what it's like to be an early 20-something still into rock n roll in 2018.
Carroll
Carroll’s first ever performance was Brian Hurlow, alone, smashing his feet on a broken keyboard to trigger samples. Little did he know, ambient guitar sorcerer Max Kulicke and iconic drummer Charlie Rudoy were watching from afar. They joined and took the seeds of Brian’s sadness and grew them into jungles. It was only a matter of time until Charles McClung arrived and with a wave of his wand completed the Carroll lineup with tightrope bass lines and glass synths. Carroll put out their first release, the Needs E.P., to a buzzing and excited audience. After months of deep touring the scattered parts of a followup full length album were arranged neatly on the floor of their Minneapolis home. They took a hazy snapshot of the dismembered songs and sent them to renowned engineer Jon Low (The National, The War on Drugs, Mr. Twin Sister). Jon was game and so the band shipped out to Philly to record their eponymous Carroll (Eone, 2015) in a headrush of 18 days. They toured and kept touring until they found themselves in Philly again, this time to stay. Now, glowing stronger with each passing moon, Carroll released their second LP As Far As Gardens Go (Shattered Orb) in November of 2016. Recorded by the band in a series of isolated beach cabins in the northeast, and mixed again by Low, Carroll’s second record tells a story of being adrift, of orbiting in and out of the lives of others. With heavy emphasis on synth syrup and dense, classic arrangements, Carroll’s 2016 follow up pulls the listener into a blissful, sometimes chaotic futuristic world.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/