M. A. Kingston
Deadfellow, Dylan Jane
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
M. A. Kingston
After a of near death experience in 2010 in a good samaritan act MAK landed up in a hospital bed for several months, with nothing but reflecting on his heart’s desires and reflecting on his purpose to comfort him. The reflection turned to epiphany and a renewed vigor and dedication to his original craft, once again as a writer and frontman. MAK Feels content from this recounting and has since has carved a life of hard grafting behind the scenes. Thus MAK is performing his songs to share with others, to take them to the realms of outer space when down here on earth things are getting a bit messy. Now more than ever, he believes in the power of music to heal, to bring joy and to comfort.
MAK’s music ranges from lighthearted latin rhythm inspired narratives to haunting and ambient explorations into some of the most uncomfortable, yet eerily alluring corners of life that we try so hard to ignore. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but there’s a transformational tale in 'Outer Space", that will move you to another dimension. His is a calling that cannot be ignored. All previous works unpublished will form the foundation of your listening enjoyment with his first ever full studio album. The debut of a late bloomer…. MAK.
Deadfellow’s lead singer and songwriter is Hayden Sammak. He’s been in and around the local music scene for a few years, and Deadfellow is a project that’s about a year old. With a vocal style reminiscent of Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), “Machine” is from a new EP, Love Songs for the Contemporary Listener and was recorded at Kawari Sound with some of our favorite locals including Ross Bellenoit, Matt Muir (who co-produced the EP), and Michael Stec.
The six song EP balances heavier guitar jams and lighter, slower, down-tempo ballads. They show Sammak’s adeptness at building songs with emotional intensity regardless of the volume, and the EP is a beguiling introduction to a talented young Philly musician”. - theKey.wxpn.org Bruce Warren
WXPN’, 2017 ’s first Gotta Hear Song of the Year is a heavy, dirgey rock epic, “Machine” by Philly locals Deadfellow, a relatively new addition to our local music scene.
A natural-born storyteller, it was at a young age that she started writing short melodies on a children's keyboard to express her experiences. This began a relationship with music that she has never shaken. She grew up listening to Cat Stevens and Carole King among many others in her parents' collection, artists whose influence would later surface in her own style. By integrating Alternative, Indie, and Americana tastes from her own generation, she began to develop an Alt-Folk sound all her own -one that can easily shift from dissonant and angsty to soulful and sultry depending on a song's context. Fused with a fascination of all things literary, she describes her music the same way we hear it: "lyrically centered."
Dylan began making a name for herself with her debut album Paint, Clay, and Other Mediums in 2012. Produced by Bret Alexander at Saturation Acres Recording Studio in Dupont, PA, Paint blends a wide spectrum of styles and includes musicians from all different backgrounds, only furthering the fact that each of her songs can be quite varied from the next. It was following this studio experience that the concept of Dylan Jane and the Turning Leaves was born, a name meant to feature the collective of friends, studio musicians, and band mates who help to build the colorful and variegated soundscapes of her poetry-based approach.
Also as a follow up to Paint, Dylan launched The Songbook Project in which she stitched together a number of demo-style recordings in an effort to document the process of her work. Chapter One of the project, produced with Steve Gilliland, presented a departure from her first studio album with its natural rawness and stripped-down vibe.
Born and raised in South Florida and relocating to Maryland, North East Pennsylvania, and her current home in Philadelphia, Dylan likes to stay in motion. She has travelled to play in cafes, venues, and listening rooms up and down the East Coast and spends much of her time on the road. She is currently performing in support of her latest release from Saturation Acres, From an Island (2014).