$5.00 Admission With Proof Of West Chester Student ID
The Kalob Griffin Band
The Levee Drivers, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb
142 E. Market Street
West Chester, PA, 19382
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
This event is 18 and over
The Kalob Griffin Band
The Kalob Griffin Band, a Philadelphia based outfit better known to their devoted fan base as “KGB,” strives to engage listeners on and off stage with a unique, energetic, and personalized experience that encourages people to come together and have a fun time.
With the help of their dedicated fans and intimate team, the band recently released their debut album, “June Found a Gun” off of their label, There He is Records. After forming at Penn State in 2009 and undergoing various personnel changes, the homegrown Americana rockers released a self-titled EP in the spring of 2010 and have since been continuously touring and developing an active, fan-based community that has turned into more of a family. A range of dynamic experiences has led the group to where they are and where they’re going, ranging from national tours and festival appearances with colleague Bobby Long (ATO Records), to Independently booking sold out venues in major markets including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City, to seeking unconventional performances that get their music in front of new people.
Kalob Griffin (vocals/guitar), Rob Dwyer (guitar/mandolin/banjo), Eric Lawry (drums/vocals), John Hildenbrand (keyboards/vocals), and Nick Salcido (electric/upright bass) compose this brotherhood of musicians who come together to create a sound and live show that some would say is immediately original, familiar, and contagious.
Original and familiar? Take a John Prine lyric, an Avett Brothers harmony, an Allman Brothers solo, and a foot-stomping live show then mix and mash to your heart’s desire to hear what KGB is all about. The KGB is a revival of what the great pioneers of the industry stood for – hard work, true talent, and building a community.
Recorded at Milkboy Studios in Ardmore, Pa., the twelve-track “June” aims broaden the landscape of the Americana genre by combining various influences. The 12-track debut is a collection of reflective tales of the band’s past and a glimpse into the next chapter of their journey. “Take Me River” opens the album and invites audiences to howl along before unfolding into the catchy “Cheatin’ Joey.” The mandolin-heavy “Honeymooners” tempts the crowd, aged 5 to 75, to grab the person next to them and dance the night away, continuing into the compelling story of “Go On Your Way.” The musical narrative keeps listeners craving for more with the southern delta influenced rock jam “Johnny Double Down,” skipping along to fan favorite “Whiskey My Love.” “IPA,” an energetic ode to the band’s home state, sweeps listeners off of their feet and brings them back down to the tell tale concluder “A Girl From Chapel Row.”
The band has just begun to develop a name for themselves as fun-loving, uninhibited rock n’ rollers who exhibit an artistic vision committed to being fan-centric and experience driven. Turn up a tune, grab the person next to you and swing them by the arm, and wait until we see what’s next…
The Levee Drivers
Levee Drivers are a blues, country, rock group from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Deli Magazine says, "it might just be a matter of time before the boys who have a sound that's reminiscent to Johnny Cash and Hank Williams blow up big time." Members are August Lutz on Vocals, Guitar and Harmonica, Jeff Orlowski on Drums, Jason Schultz on Guitar, and Kyle Perella on Bass. They have been influenced by Johnny Cash, Son House, Bruce Springsteen, The Drifters, Dick Dale, Hank Williams, Elbow, The Clash, Levi Stubbs Jr. and The Four Tops, Patsy Cline, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, The Walkmen, CCR, Robert Johnson, Black Sabbath, Ryan Adams, Blaze Foley, The Shangri-las, every Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, Radiohead, The Doors, Neil Young, Elmore James, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Bob Dylan, Whiskeytown, The Black Keys, Prince, The Temptations, The Misfits, Loretta Lynn, Howlin' Wolf, The Strokes, Wilco, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, The Velvet Underground, Grinderman, and any Jack White project.
TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb
TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb are a Philadelphia based band of know-it-alls who found God in the passing lane on Route 81 going South while reading mad libs and trying to cut up the Adderall.
The band is known for their effusive and uninhibited live performances characterized by throngs of dancing mayhem and gorgeous sweaty women. This is not a lie.
Their sound is defined by rootsy Americana/garag...e punk derivations of old rock and roll, blues and country sounds driven by caterwauling drums and TJ Kong's elegiac poetry and coal miner's baritone. They have been called, among other things "a post-apocalyptic fall-out shelter house band" and "entertainingly unhinged."
They are now and always will be a completely unadulterated and exasperatingly freewheeling good time.
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