Cold Roses

Cold Roses

Blending old-soul blues and country with a young rock energy, the Cold Roses have developed a pure sound with a gritty, gravely edge that “makes Johnny Cash sound like T-Rex.” With a groove that sounds older than any of them could be, Cold Roses use deeply personal, whiskey soaked lyrics and "crank a hard-punching, slow-moving beat that embodies perseverance, blunted longing and a wary acknowledgement of the worst-case scenario" (PW). Formed in late 2010, the four members of the Roses came from varied musical backgrounds and influences, but found a common bond in their shared love of Americana, blues, and rock and roll. Playing original songs that appeal to any generation, their energetic and eclectic live performances quickly showed their tight bond and soulfully different sound, and have made them a regular fixture in the Philadelphia area.

The Retinas

The Retinas grew from the four corners of Philadelphia, piercing through the concrete walls of an old basement, they exploded into the brick buildings and concrete stairwells of the city. They blend a new/old mix of the loud fast adage , keeping a refreshingly raw sound. With Tom and Jake being best friends and playing together since the young tikes their energy is enlightened and their melody tig
ht. With John and Anthony being old time playing buddies, the rhythm section of the band belts out a base for cities to be built and places to expand. These two likely groups of lads come together with their expierience and life and influences to give you color and light in your music. We are now The Retinas, welcome.

The Outhouse

The Outhouse is a rock and roll trio from Lancaster PA featuring Rob Seitz (harmonica/vocals), Ryan Overly (drums), and Evan Gentry (bass). Their sound has been described as bluesy punk, some kind of danceable rock, and "loud." They are known for high-energy shows, supporting communities fighting for justice, and issuing well-honed blasts of sonic energy. They are releasing their self produced full length vinyl album later this fall.

The Naked Sun

The Naked Sun is a four piece indie roots rock band based in South Philadelphia. Its current configuration formed in 2012.

Stylistically, the band channels influences like Tom Petty, the Allman Brothers, and Wilco, while fans have compared frontman and singer/songwriter Drew Harris to Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Harris draws on Springsteen and Dylan to inspire his socially conscious and sometimes metaphysical

The Naked Sun is currently promoting the release of their debut EP, Space, Place and Time. Meanwhile, they've begun work on an as-yet-unnamed follow up EP with a targeted release in Spring 2014.

$8.00 - $10.00


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Cold Roses with The Retinas, The Outhouse, The Naked Sun

Friday, September 13 · 8:30 PM at MilkBoy Philly