Nomad Fest 2013
NOMAD FEST 2013
McRad, The Great Socio, Nomad Clientele, Eastbourne, Steve Liberace Band, Smacking Madison, Mic Stewart, Life on the Horizon
142 E. Market Street
West Chester, PA, 19382
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
NOMAD FEST 2013
Not only does Chuck Treece sport excellent tube socks, he can play some music for you too. For those unfamiliar with the Philadelphia skatepunk-hardcore-ska-session musician scene, Treece (pictured above, on the half pipe, in 1984) is the only multiinstrumentalist around town who's plied his trade for the Bad Brains, Busta Rhymes and Billy Joel (he played bass on "River of Dreams"), not to mention such Philadelphia luminaries as the Goats, Stiffed, Nancy Falkow, G. Love, Jeffrey Gaines, King Britt and Stiffed. But though Treece is the kind of guy who's mostly known by those in the know, he steps into the spotlight every now and again.
The Great Socio
With a sound that's been described as "The Millennium Doors", The Great SOCIO has breathed music, attitude and ambition since it was founded in February of 2010.
People often ask what The Great SOCIO means. It started with a car ride, some of the greatest rock hits of the past 5 decades and a stack of lyrics about what it means to be alive in the 21st century. And the questions then were simple. What is it about the electric guitar that gets everyone off all the time? How can a band bring that ecstatic feeling through in a different way to match modern trends? How can a song move people through great highs and dramatic lows? And then TGS set to work.
Matthew (Monty) Montgomery and Craig (The Madman) Stenger laid down some mysterious riffs honed in on a sound that was full and melodic. Alberto Muñoz shined his trumpet and started in with vocal harmonies. The 3 musicians at this point knowing each other through past projects, worked through each night constructing their genre-spanning *guitarless* franken-sound over the next few months. Getting in studio
time for their first demo, they managed to open for national acts, play Mayfair Arts Festival and land a deal for their first EP recording within 6 months of their first written songs.
Currently, The Great SOCIO lives in Manayunk with drummer Nick Marinakis. The 4 bandmates party, live, write, promote and rehearse in one big house wrapped in cables, lyrics sheets, scattered Mp3 jam files and a series of tiny amps.
"I entered Garden Street Productions not sure what to expect but was surprised and even inspired by this bands dedication and determination to succeed in the music industry. [T]heir songs, all of which had a distinct sound...managed to flow seamlessly from track to track."
Nomad Clientele is a cohort of seasoned musicians from the greater Philadelphia area that came together to travel new ground. The shows are passionate and energetic. The music is sincere and unapologetic. These kids are bringing something fresh. They call it "skank rock". Others call it ska. No matter how you want to categorize, take a listen. Check it.
REIGNING NATIONAL FREESTYLE CHAMP (Mic Stewart) x LONGEST ESTABLISHED CLOTHING BRAND FROM WEST CHESTER (BreakawayINK) x BIGGEST MEDIA PUBLICATION IN WC (WC Press) COME TOGETHER FOR A NIGHT OF FUN TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF RIGHT.
Fresh off of his success with "Peaceworld", Mic Stew makes his way to West Chester to bless the stage.
Be sure to download his album today http://micstewartmusic.com/
Life on the Horizon
Life On The Horizon is an alternative rock band from Philadelphia. Formed in 2011 by singer/songwriter Andrew Johns, the band released its first single "Boomerang" spring of last year. As audio engineers and producers themselves, the band took to recording a full length record at their homes and surrounding studios.
This show is to celebrate their 1st EP release (released at this show). Johns describes the songs as epic and raw. "This is our first ever show in our current lineup. We've never been more proud. We've never been more syked !"