MilkBoy Anniversary Shows with Shark Tape, The Fleeting Ends, The Peace Creeps (Richard Bush of The A's), and Mo Lowda & The Humble

Shark Tape

Philly rock band SHARK TAPE has been making waves ever since they surfaced in the spring of 2012. With a reputation for putting on an energetic live show, the group gained wide exposure throughout the region with the release of their “Eyes On You” EP, which landed them a top-80 spot on 88.5 XPN’s Top Songs of 2012 as voted by listeners. After spending over a year writing and performing brand new songs, the band teamed up with producers Jeff Zeigler (The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile) and Phil Nicolo (The Police, The Hooters) to record their first full-length album, Marathon.

With an affinity for writing memorable songs that fuse together elements of post-punk, arena rock, classic rock, and pop, the young power trio consisting of Stephen Lorek (Vocals/Bass), Niles Weiss (Guitar/Vocals), and Dylan Mulcahy (Drums/Vocals) originally began playing together after moving to Philadelphia for college back in the late 2000s. In a previous incarnation, the members released two EPs, toured the region, obtained radio airplay and press coverage, and landed song placements in television programs and video games, but a series of setbacks halted the project and saw the band members disperse for over a year. Upon reuniting as Shark Tape, they hit the ground running with a more refined approach to the constantly-evolving rock sound that they began crafting several years prior.

The band has been making its presence known throughout the city over the past two years and has formed close ties with the local music community. Having made their rounds through some of Philly’s top rock venues, Shark Tape continues to see their audience grow and has shared the stage with Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and Graham Parker & The Rumour. They have also been featured performers on Record Store Day for two consecutive years at Main Street Music in Philadelphia, performing alongside acts such as Generationals and The Joy Formidable. The band plans to expand its presence throughout the Northeast region and beyond with the release of their new album, Marathon – in stores November 18th.

The Fleeting Ends

Formed in 2008, The Fleeting Ends (TFE) Consist of Matt Vantine (Vocals, Guitar, Keys), Matt Amadio (Drums, Vocals, Keys), and Russell Langley (Bass). Their sound has been described as “driving beats and memorable hooks” with an emphasis on two part vocal harmonies. After recording a full-length album, EP and a single The Fleeting Ends have caught “the buzz” with their recent full length “Our Eyes Are Peeled”. TFE has received rave reviews and features from MAGNET, AOL Music, MSN Music, Modern Drummer, NPR, Virgin Mobile, You Me and Charlie and Philebrity. TFE has been touring extensively and in addition to playing the XPoNential Music Festival will be playing several music festivals through the summer 2013 including Black Potato Festival, Caravan Music Festival, Brandywine Folk Festival, City Festival (curated by The Roots) and more. Deemed a “Band to Watch” in 2013 by several publications, The Fleeting Ends are primed to take the support from Philadelphia tastemaker WXPN to a national level.

The Peace Creeps

After the breakup of the A's (a high profile 80's band from the Philadelphia area) singer Richard Bush tinkered around with a couple of short lived band projects, notable among them the Lion Choir and the Candles. Seeking to establish a sound foundation on which to build his new band Richard approached writer and artist AJay McLaughlin whom he had known from the pre-A's scene to see if they couldn't put together a few tunes. After much debate and sharing of what they thought was significant in music (rock, pop, folk, avant-garde, east coast, west coast, British invasion, Americana, psychedelic , Hi-fi, Lo-fi, rat pack, etc , etc, etc.) the pair established a litany of rules that they could break in compelling ways resulting in a catalog of songs both literate and melodic. Songs with the potential to rock like hell.

Mo Lowda & The Humble

Starting in the Philadelphia suburbs of Bucks County, PA, Philadelphia Alternative Rock band, Mo Lowda & The Humble has become known for their dynamic musicianship, progressive songwriting, and energetic live performances. The band gained a strong following through Temple University’s house party and campus bar scene. In the fall of 2013, they released their first full-length, Curse the Weather. The album features Jordan Caiola’s soulful vocals and power songwriting, accentuated by a technical and dynamic rhythm section, made up of Shane Woods on drums, and Nate Matulis on bass. After the release of Curse the Weather, the trio found themselves becoming popular throughout the Philadelphia music scene, playing notable shows at venues such as Underground Arts, Milkboy, and North Star Bar.

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MilkBoy Anniversary Shows with Shark Tape, The Fleeting Ends, The Peace Creeps (Richard Bush of The A's), and Mo Lowda & The Humble

Friday, August 16 · 8:30 PM at MilkBoy Philly

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