World Cafe Live Philadelphia Presents
Early Ape, Satellite Heart
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
"Black Stars are proof that rock music is fun. Now is the time to catch this band at a live show — they are young and raw, and loud, and electrifying, and a little insane, and probably only going to get more popular. I think they are a band to keep an eye on."
"Black Stars defy ordinary. Four young men from Marlton, NJ are devoted in starting their own renaissance in the Greater Philadelphia area. Here music can be upbeat, groovy, and sexy. Here, music still moves."
"These guys are good musicians and they clearly enjoy playing together in a supportive manner without a lot of interfering ego, and that combination is unusual, electric and compelling."
"From surreal to animated, melancholy to gratifying, this Philadelphia-based funk-rock band creates music that displays all emotions of not just the human mind, but of the human soul."
Black Stars is a band lead by singer/guitarist Nik Greeley and was formed in the late summer of 2010 with his good friend and bassist, Freshy. Black Stars have built a reputation for putting on a very exciting, high energy live show, with a style steeped in Rock, Funk, Soul, Psychedelic and Alternative.
"Refreshing, retro, reinvented," Early Ape is inspired equally by the smart pop of Joe Jackson and Spoon and the contemporary rock sounds of Jimmy Eat World and Metric. Their music works to bring together the melodic sound of modern rock and the introspective lyrics popular in the singer/songwriter world (Origivation, Dec. 2010). Early Ape's second release, "Science Colony", describes a search for true connection in a time of paranoia, disinformation, and semantic degradation. It's mix of futuristic synths and a grunge/power pop fusion creates the perfect balance of tension and fun. That mix is thanks in part to singer and guitarist Nate Rylan's songs - described as "power-pop gems" by The Deli Magazine NYC, who compared Rylan to "modern songwriting great Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy)." Their fresh indie sound has won awards from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Rylan's voice often draws comparisons to Phoenix frontman, Thomas Mars. The new EP also features a rocked out cover of locally lauded and internationally recognized singer/songwriter Jim Boggia's song "To and Fro." Kathy Landin of bittsandwatts.com says of Science Colony, "my favorite album from a band is always the album right before they hit…the album on which they did their best, most personal, distinctive work because it's what got them noticed. Science Colony is that album."
The group is rounded out by the immensely talented bass player/producer Adam Winokur (Ben Arnold Band and Electric Farm) and the incomparable drummer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Baldacci (of the Zoe Kravitz fronted "Elevator Fight" and defunct sensation "Nouveau Riche"). The Science Colony release party will also celebrate the first live performance and official addition of synth player/keyboardist, Adam Flicker, to Early Ape's lineup.
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Satellite Hearts are a three piece band
that combine both the raw, unpolished, and unapologetic sound of
today, with the soul of true classic rock. Featuring J.M. Pellecchia
on guitar, vocals, and harmonica, Lucas Rinz on bass and vocals, and
Keaton Thandi on drums, percussion, and vocals; they create a sound
that mixes the best of classic and alternative rock and roll, with
elements of soul, funk, and R&B that give them a unique and explosive
resonance that is hard to find in today's music scene. In short: if
you are a lover of rock and roll, or you're simply looking for a good
beat, strong lyrics or just a good time, then take a listen to
Satellite Hearts and take a trip to sonic euphoria.
$10 + Processing Fees
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