North By North, American Dinosaur, Spelling Reform
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is all ages
RFA is a four-piece garage rock and roll band from Philadelphia, PA. The strapping young quartet formed out of a couple of lunch table conversations about Elvis and the Rolling Stones while its members were just sophomores in high school attending St. Joseph’s Prep in North Philadelphia. All four of the guys--Dan Cousart, Christian Turzo, Brendan McHale, and Alec Powell—met at auditions for the school “rock band” and quickly hit it off, bonding over their shared love of stripped down rock and roll music and a ravenous hunger to perform in front of an audience. They played together in various bands throughout high school before finally coming together in their current incarnation when all four members moved to Philadelphia for college. The band, in good rock and roll fashion, immediately plunged into the Philadelphia music scene head first, cutting their teeth playing countless shows in damp basements and small clubs, all the while honing their skills night after night and captivating whoever was lucky enough to experience one of their infamously raucous shows. 3 years later, with two EP’s, a new single, two national tours, a film soundtrack, and countless hours of relentless, sweaty performances under their collective belt, the group is tighter than ever and anxious to preach their unique take on the rock and roll gospel to all that will listen--these four guys have something to say, and are going to say it the only way that they know how: loud, proud, and with a shot of Rye Whiskey for good measure.
North By North
Bluesy garage rock band from Chicago.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa in August of 2013, American Dinosaur was founded on a love of songwriting and America. The basis of their formation shows in their music, as they are constantly trying to transform the sound of today’s popular music. Whether it is with their Blues/Rock guitar riffs, Hip-Hop influenced Drumming, or the Mellow Yellow bass lines, American Dinosaur is sure to have you tapping your feet. Woven together by sweet harmonies and even sweeter hooks, these 4 Soul Surfers won’t rest until the citizens of Earth know the wonders of American Dinosaur.
Like The New Pornographers fronted by John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats. New EP "Latitude" out now on Black Rd Records.