The Retinas, The Outhouse, The Naked Sun
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
This event is 21 and over
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.
A Philly four-piece, The Retinas play a fast nostalgic garage punk rock. From the sweaty heat of inner city basement shows to South Streets own Theater of Living Arts they've been infecting Philadelphia and the greater New England for last few years, as well as touring up and down the East Coast. They've released two EP's including Life At Work and HaHa Nostalgia, and as of this year their newest release Hello...My Name is The Retinas check them out here at www.theretinas.bandcamp.com.
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.
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