The Note Presents
142 E. Market Street
West Chester, PA, 19382
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Benjamin Lee Kenney, Sr. (born on March 12, 1977), is a musician from Brielle, New Jersey, and the bassist for the band Incubus.
Ben Kenney played guitar for the hip-hop group The Roots before he joined Incubus in 2003 after the departure of bassist and founding member Alex Katunich aka Dirk Lance. He had previously played with Incubus members Mike Einziger and Jose Pasillas in Time Lapse Consortium.
Ben is known to play at least six different instruments and sometimes plays drum duets with Incubus' drummer Jose Pasillas live on-stage.
He has also done studio work for artists including: Justin Timberlake, Faith Evans, Erykah Badu, Blackalicious, and producers Timbaland and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
26, Maduro, Distance & Comfort & "Burn the Tapes" were all released by Ben's own record company, Ghetto Crush Industries. Ghetto Crush has also released music for The Division Group, Aleda, and Root Valdez. Ben has also helped The Smyrk produce their latest EP, New Fiction.
Nearly two years after releasing their self-titled debut, TERRIBLE THINGS returns as a three piece with two new faces. Beating the "supergroup" curse of one album and done, Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday, Breaking Pangaea, The Color Fred) is rejuvenated and back in the producer's chair wearing his writing cap. "I never really stopped working on Terrible Things. We were starting to write our second record when Josh Eppard was asked to rejoin Coheed And Cambria on drums. I went completely underground to make sure that I had something before I tried to bring the band back", explains Mascherino.
After a lot of thinking during his brief hiatus, Fred called on his sidekick Steve Curtiss from his previous band The Color Fred to replace Eppard. "I was playing drums on demos of the new songs and every time I listened back I kept thinking about the way Steve would play it. I wrote The Color Fred record with him and we work really well together. When we first talked about playing together again, we both wanted to make sure that we took this to another level beyond what we had done before so we've been really pushing each other this time", comments Mascherino. Fred then tapped new talent Aaron Van Allen to carry on the duties of bass and backing vocals. "Aaron is great on just about any instrument, but it's especially great to hear him sing on the songs", adds Mascherino. "This is the first time in years that I've had a band that all lives in the same place, so we rehearse nearly every night. It's going to make a big difference for our live performances", explains Mascherino.
Revived and energized, Terrible Things will hit the ground running next month on their very first headline run (dates below). Their inaugural shows with the new lineup and music will kick off not so far from Fred's hometown of Coatesville, PA in Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club and lead them back home to Gunner's Run in Philadelphia for a FREE show. "I wanted to play these shows because we haven't been on tour in a long time where we got anything more than an opening set length and with new songs, we can play a lot longer. We want to play for our own fans and give them a real show, the way we would do it", remarks Mascherino.
Terrible Things is Fred Mascherino (vocals,guitar), Aaron Van Allen (bass, backing vocals), and Steve Curtiss (drums).