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Steady Hands speaks from the heart in newest Shaking Through feature

 

Steady Hands | photo via Facebook

Steady Hands meets Shaking Through…there’s a fantastic pun in there somewhere. On November 15th, Weathervane Music released the latest installment of their extremely excellent “Shaking Through” documentary series that dives deep into the the makings of a record and the humans behind it. Up this time is Steady Hands, the project of Modern Baseball’s Sean Huber that is rounded out with Andrew Kirnan, George Legatos, William Lindsay, Evan Moorehead, and Richard Straub, all familiar faces from around the Philly scene. It’s Huber’s project, but it’s one he wanted to share with his friends. “From the beginning, I just wanted to be more of a collective than anything. I’ve always wanted the energy of everyone just collaborating, enjoying what they’re doing.”

The episode follows the making of Steady Hands’ track “Magazines” at Miner Street Recordings, where Huber worked as video editor and recorded his first Steady Hands songs when they were just a small side project as a favor from producer Brian McTear. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Steady Hands at Slime Time

Steady Hands | Photo courtesy of band’s Facebook

UPDATE: The promoter of this show, Home Outgrown has posted: “Hey y’all! Steady Hands is not able to play anymore bc of a family emergency. Still gonna rock out Monday night. Hit us up if you need an address!” More here

You know Steady Hands even if you don’t – founded by Modern Baseball’s Sean Huber in 2012, the power-folk-rock band is now a septet that includes Modern Baseball and Slaughter Beach, Dog’s Jake Ewald and W.C. Lindsay and Caracara’s William Lindsay, giving anyone who follows Philly’s music scene an idea of the musical ambition behind Steady Hands. The group will be performing tonight at Slime Time Live, one of five bands on the billing with Mike Frazier headlining. For more information, click here. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mannequin Pussy at Everybody Hits, Soraia at The TLA, Steady Hands at Ortlieb’s and more…

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Mannequin Pussy | photo by Sam Rudich | courtesy of the band

Digging last week’s Key Studio Session with Mannequin Pussy? Catch the local outfit at Everybody Hits tonight to welcome them home from a long tour and celebrate the release of their stellar new LP Romantic. More information for the all-ages show with Spirit of the Beehive and Beth Israel can be found here. Stream the Key Session here and listen to “Emotional High” below. Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council.

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Steady Hands take a victory lap with retrospective Rude Boys of Bar Rock LP, new single

Steady Hands' Sean Huber | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist
Steady Hands’ Sean Huber | photo by Emily Dubin | courtesy of the artist

The members of Modern Baseball are in a lot of different bands, so those trying to keep track of it all have their work cut out for them. Within the last year, we’ve seen releases from Vicky Speedboat, Broken Beak, Slaughter Beach, Dog, and Modern Baseball itself, and now, Sean Huber’s Steady Hands is primed and ready to join that list. The Philadelphia septet has just announced Rude Boys Of Bar Rock, a retrospective double LP featuring material culled from the band’s first four EPs, including a newly re-imagined version of its first, Not Many Of Us Left. To celebrate, they’ve set up a slew of release shows and premiered a brand new song as a cherry on top of it all. Continue reading →

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Don’t miss Creepoid, Steady Hands, Mercury Girls, Amanda X and LOTS more at Love On The Streets

 

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Creepoid | photo by Jammi York

Love On The Streets, or more affectionately known as LOTS Fest, is “reloaded” and ready to go after being rained out in May. It’s LOTS Fest’s second year running, after debuting last year in an effort to “reimagine skateboarding in the city through art and culture.” The fest will be held on Saturday, July 9th at Paine’s Park, on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Proceeds from the event will benefit Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, which aims to “rebuild and diversify city spaces and experiences that foster the love of skateboarding and urban creativity.” Continue reading →

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Catch Lithuania, Steady Hands, Mumblr and more at the 2016 Love On The Streets Festival

Lithuania | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo racheldelsordophotography.com
Lithuania | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

The weather has finally started to come around, the trees are in full bloom, which can only mean one thing: it’s finally spring in Philadelphia. And what better way is there to celebrate than by attending an outdoor festival?

The second annual Love On The Streets Festival is set to take place on Saturday, May 14 at Paine’s Park. The festival is a celebration of Philly’s street life, and will feature a skateboarding competition, live art, a beer garden, and most importantly, a ton of live music. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Steady Hands at Boot and Saddle, RFA at The Fire

Steady Hands | Photo by Jessica Flynn | sugaryear.com | via facebook.com/steadyhandsphilly
Steady Hands | Photo by Jessica Flynn | sugaryear.com | via facebook.com/steadyhandsphilly

Sean Huber steps out from behind the drumkit and to the microphone in Steady Hands, the folk-punk outfit he’s been fronting when percussive duties with Modern Baseball don’t have him traveling around the world. This year, Steady Hands released the very lively and revved up Tropical Depression EP – a feisty set that reminds me a lot of fellow Philadelphians Mischief Brew in the way it sonically holds The Germs and Op Ivy in equal esteem as The Pogues and Billy Bragg. Tonight, the band headlines Boot and Saddle for the final night of Weathervane Music’s December residency, and rumor has it one lucky ticket holder will win an autographed vinyl copy of MoBo’s You’re Gonna Miss It All LP. More information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen to the title track to Tropical Depressionbelow. Continue reading →

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Download Silver Linings Charity Compilation by Punk Talks

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Silver Linings | artwork by Leah Kroger

“You don’t have to be sad to make great music.” This is the slogan for Punk Talks, an organization whose mission is to provide free mental health services to musicians and industry workers. This week, Punk Talks released Silver Linings, a 60-track charity compilation to raise funds for its mission. The compilation features music from some of the best young punk bands today, including Philadelphia’s Steady Hands, Hurry, Mumblr, Broken Beak, (and my band, Plainview). You can purchase a custom t-shirt here to support this cause. Listen to the Silver Linings Charity Compilation below! Continue reading →

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Watch Steady Hands’ folk-punky Schuylkill Sessions performance

Sean Huber of Steady Hands plays for Schuylkill Sessions
Sean Huber of Steady Hands plays for Schuylkill Sessions

Accented by cool fall foliage and the passing of vehicles on I-76, Sean Huber of Steady Hands performed two tracks along the river for the Schuylkill Sessions video series. Huber, who is also the drummer for Modern Baseball, strummed through sunny acoustic riffs on “Warren.” The full-band track features gritty, heavier punk vocals, but this take shows Huber’s mellower side. “The Libertines” is a folk-punk anthem and in the stripped-down version, Huber comes across gritty yet honest. Check out the two acoustic tracks below and you can watch additional Schuylkill Sessions on their YouTube channel. Continue reading →