Austin and I had the luck to see The Situation at The Black Cat on June 1st, as part of our senior project. To be honest, I had no idea who they were, where they were from, or what they sounded like, but walking into the (very “intimate”) back room stage at the club with no expectations, I was very happy with what I was hearing.
Formed in 2001 in Philadelphia by singer/guitar player Christopher Tucker and Joe Castro, lead guitarist. After being joined by Laz on bass and John Paul Travis on drums, the band began work on writing and recording material. Both their debut, The Reece Nasty E.P., and their self-titled album showcase their guitar-driven indie with a flair of more traditional rock and folk. I take a particular liking to Castro’s skill on guitar and the overall tone of the band. You can find more about The Situation at their website.