The Blockley & DCS Present
Three Legged Fox, The Bullbuckers, The Substance
3801 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
On Passafire’s fourth album release, Start From Scratch, the Savannah, GA based Rock outfit is truly starting from scratch. Injected with energy from a new member (keyboardist Mike DeGuzman), a freshly formed band-owned label (FlameGuy Records) and a new producer, Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Meat Puppets), the band have made their best album to date. Trekking down to Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, TX, where Connor Oberst, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sublime and many more recently recorded, they expand their sound from their previous releases; deeply honing guitar tones, exploring synth sounds, and laying down tracks of Harmonica and Banjo. "We always wanted to have a good balance of organic and synthesized sounds and we finally had the chance to make that happen this time," recollects singer, Ted Bowne. Songs like “Dimming Sky,” “Lorelie, and the title track, “Start From Scratch,” exemplify this newly found balance.
Passafire was formed in 2003 by students attending Savannah College of Art and Design. Throughout the years they have become a perpetually touring band playing hundreds of shows a year with bands like 311, Pepper, Rebelution, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, The Wailers and many more. Bowne doesn’t mind the grueling schedule and adds, “Touring is the best way to keep the buzz about the band going. What keeps it fun and exciting is the people we meet and places we get to see. We are in a new city every day so there's always something to go see or do. If we didn't tour constantly, we wouldn't be doing as well as we are. That's a fact.”
Three Legged Fox
Three Legged Fox released Always Anyway in summer of 2011. Since then they have committed to bringing their live show and message to every city in the United States, including a current nine week Spring/Summer tour. An informal entry into national touring has afforded the band the opportunity to travel and play in many places they thus far have never been. Always Anyway marked a couple milestones for the band including a #2 chart spot on iTunes Reggae, and is the band’s bestselling album to date. More importantly is the ability to play 150-200 shows this year. “We’ve gotten email, or fan mail…whatever you want to call it, from people for years from so many different places that we couldn’t get ourselves to. And so to have the chance to do that now is really a blessing. Music is fan driven, it has to be. The fans that we have, their support and loyalty is never lost on us. We appreciate it tremendously,” explains drummer Kory Kochersperger.
The Bullbuckers formed in April of 2009 and have been building their reputation predominantly from playing many fine venues throughout the Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia areas and at the DE and MD beach resorts.
"This six-piece group with a horn section is like the ultimate party band. Whether they are playing reggae or another style" - Tish Michel, The Coconut Times, Ocean City
"Top-notch musicianship is a hallmark of The Bullbuckers." Roger Hillis, The Beach Comber, The Delaware News Journal
"The Bullbuckers are the livest band in Delaware."- DJ Thorro 91.3 WVUD
WINNER OF THE SPARK MAGAZINE SUMMER SERIES 2009.
The Bullbuckers have had the opportunity to play with many of their favorite artists and friends such as The Skatalites, The Slackers, Trombone Shorty, Robert Randolph, Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove, Soul Rebel, Bonerama, The Pietasters, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Midnight, The Wailers, and many more.
"A fusion of soul-searing and foot-stomping music - ska like you've never heard it (unless you were living in the Islands in the 60s), soul and a tinge of hip-hop. It's a Wilmington sound that has roots - and fans - round the globe." -The Examiner
"There's this moment that happens at every (Spark Magazine Annual Birthday Party), right as we're introducing the band - the crowd tenses up and waits to see if they're going to stay and listen ... I think the Bullbuckers got about five notes into their first song before I heard a guy behind me say, 'Hey, they're really good.' Indeed." - Matt Sullivan, General Manager/Editor, Spark Magazine
In 2011 a few friends who love to create positive vibes thru music became The Substance. The Substance is creating a sound that has become highly addictive. They're music bleeds emotion. They have managed to blend just the right amount of rock into there unique reggae sound to keep you moving. The Substance has been steady on there grind in the studio and will soon be releasing there highly anticipated
Debut EP . Although only being together a year The Substance has played tons of venues and bars throughout Pa, MD, Nj. These guys have shared the stage with bands like Ballyhoo, Echo Movement, Yellow Dubmarine, Badfish, and many more! They are a band dead set on having a good time and pleasing the crowd. These guys are on the up and up! Get out and get addicted...
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