Ali Awan, Barney Cortez, The Dawn Drapes
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
Dominy is a Philadelphia based indie band that crafts hook-laced, irreverent rock and roll that draws a wide array of influences that include surf, classic country, and Americana.
Ali Awan is a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter. Born in Abington, Pennsylvania he grew up in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, finally settling back down in the Philly suburb where he would spend the rest of his childhood.
Awan began playing shows/music as a guitar and bass player in West Philadelphia basements at 14 years old. After years of playing in various bands around the city he eventually got interested in writing songs of his own.
Once a touring member of Needle Points, Awan then spent time in Brooklyn/LA based Jane Church. Ever since he has been performing and recording his own material. Awan's intention is to give his audience an interesting and unforgettable place to go and feel for themselves.
Philadelphia based singer-songwriter Barney Cortez continues a string of self-released demos, singles and videos with his latest EP "Pretty Thin.”
The album totes an impressive mix of Dylanesque lyricism, Prince balladry and the urgency of Frank Black's Rock n Roll. With his latest single “The Big Swirl,” Cortez will entice your ears once again. Elements of New Wave, Alternative and Punk flow throughout Cortez’s songs which showcases his talents as both a songwriter and performer. For fans of Elvis Costello, Beck, Broncho and Cass McCombs, Barney Cortez will quickly become a new musical obsession.
A former member of Nicos Gun, and LA based group The Rituals, Barney wrapped up a 3 week tour recently opening for ATO recording artist Rayland Baxter in Europe. He is also a member of psych-rock band The Rich Mystics with Nick Bockrath, of Cage The Elephant. He has recorded and played for artist's such as The Roots, Wiz Khalifa and Melody Gardot among others.
The Dawn Drapes
The Dawn Drapes make thoughtful indie pop music with a psychedelic tinge. Inspired by melody, harmony, and groove driven rhythm.