Deck the Halls With Old Favorites at A Very (The) Standby Christmas
What's Christmas without a proper psychedelic grunge party?
Thursday, Dec. 20th
What's Christmas without a proper party? Courtesy of Aorta Music and Management Erie, hometown indie heroes The Standby are hosting a holiday bash to
Presenting their unique brand of psychedelic grunge, The Standby released a brand new single in 2017 titled "Galavant," fresh off the heels of an EP that same year titled Passiflora. Joining The Standby are friends that are no strangers to our area, including Buffalo's The Tins and
"We'll be debuting our new lineup, with our vocalist Connor and guitarist Liam joining us on stage for the first time," says Thompson. "Our set will mostly be made up of new songs from our upcoming LP, but we'll be playing some old favorites, too. Expect more trumpet."
Frame & Mantle's forthcoming debut was written and is currently being recorded with this new lineup, which Thompson describes as bigger and more vocally driven. He ends on a note about being home for the holidays, metaphorically speaking — a note that is likely shared by most of the bands performing, regardless of their hometown.
"There's a genuine love for indie rock in Erie, and it's exciting to see [event organizer] Elvis [Andromeda Maryshine] making Erie a place for this sort of music to thrive. We're beyond thrilled to be playing in Erie for our first show back, and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way." — Aaron Mook
7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. // 1505 State Street, Floor 2 // $8 Pre-sale, $10 Doors // 18+, BYOB 21+ // averystandbychristmas.brownpapertickets.com