Tiny Moving Parts Had Plenty of Happy Moving Crowd Surfers In Philly Review + Photos: Tiny Moving Parts @The Fillmore 6/9/18
PHILADELPHIA, PA- Living close to the Philadelphia area and its music scene is a pleasure. With countless music venues, attracting artist of all genre’s, its truly a melting pot of arts and music. Tonight’s show at The Fillmore is the second of back to back sold out shows for local band The Wonder Years and comes close to the end their current run of show dates. The show, considered a homecoming was originally scheduled for a single date but quickly expanded to two. Getting to the venue about 30 mi prior to doors you could feel a charge in the air, every pub and restaurant over run euphoric fans out for a good time. Also on tonight’s ticket local band rock band Tigers Jaw, Minnesota based indie-rockers Tiny Moving Parts and the New York based punkers The Worriers.
Tiny Moving Parts (TMP) play a groovy, fast paced style of music that could be classified as emo/indie/math, but all labels aside their music is catchy and original. TMP is a three-piece outfit with Dylan Mattheisen on vocals and guitar, William Chevalier on drums and Matthew Chevalier on bass, their latest album “Swell” dropped this past January via Big Scary Monster Records.
TMP took the stage at the Fillmore setting the crowd in motion with their fervor. Mattheisen’s animated stage presence and shredding guitar riffs quickly took hold on the crowd. His cousins Matt and William completing a trinity that moved through song after song with tight, meticulous precision. TMP looked to be having a blast while playing, and it wasn’t long before a constant wave of crowd surfers were making their way over the barrier.
TMP’s mindset is best described by their stage banner, which happens to grace their latest album “Swell”. A human hand, missing a finger, beat up and bruised, sporting a chill hang loose sign. Its meaning illustrating optimism in the face of calamity, kind of saying, it’s ok. The emo scene reached its peak in the early 2000’s as kind of a sub-genre of the post-hardcore scene, punctuated by deep personal narratives of pain, personal struggle, and was rather dark. TMP’s evolution as a band is clearly heard in their newer music, which is isn’t as emotionally heavy, with a sound that feels more punk or hardcore compared to their earlier repertoire. I enjoyed TMP’s set.