Wilmo Rock Circus
Big Skull, The Bullets, Glim Dropper, The Great SOCIO, The Late Saints, The New Americans, Noelle Picara, Old Baltimore Speedway, Stereo Box, Universal Funk Order, WaveRadio
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
This event is all ages
Wilmo Rock Circus
Step right up! Gable Music Ventures, in association with Planet Ten and World Cafe Live, presents the third annual Wilmo Rock Circus on Saturday, November 30th. Once again, there will three stages, and over 20 of the region’s best local and original musicians, artists and freaks throughout the building!
In October of 2011, Oya, Betty, and Nate, met on a spaceship after being abducted by extra terrestrials from a small star system close to the North star, which they are not permitted to name. The three were politely advised to start a ska band, which will unexplainably protect the waters of Earth from transforming into methane, which would of course, cause all human life on our planet to decay. To this day, the members of Big Skull don't understand how upbeat dance music keeps water water, but... hey, whatever works, right? Before dropping the trio off at the Bellefonte Cafe, just north of Wilmington, DE (they lived in San Francisco just a few hours before), one of the ETs handed the band a detached, dry, bone skull of one of his own people and said, in a latin american accent, "use this as your band logo." They were gently dropped to the porch of the cafe, where they watched the ship rise into the sky, and disappear silently. It was fuckin' awesome.
MICHAEL “Kid” DAVIS & THE BULLETS
“Red hot rockabilly for over 30 yrs!”
Formed in 1981, the Bullets have been making original rockabilly music for over 30 years. The line up consists of the band’s founder Michael “Kid” Davis-Lead Guitar/Vocals, Bobby “J.R.” Bloomingdale-Upright Bass/Vocals, Walter Epting-Drums/Vocals. Based in Wilmington, DE the trio plays the East Coast extensively and have enjoyed their Thursday gig at The Blue Parrot in the Little Italy section of Wilmington for 8 years running!
In addition to the band’s original material, they are known for rousing renditions of age-old favorites as well as the unexpected and inspired treatment of other musical genres. Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, and Folk music influence the band’s overall sound and their favorite artists include: Los Lobos, Gene Vincent, Richard Thompson, Elvis, The Blasters, The Cramps, and Johnny Cash...just to name a few.
The Bullets have shared the stage with impressive talents like: Brian Setzer, David Bromberg, Dick Dale, Robert Gordon and Johnny Winters.
The band released its sixth CD entitled: “Let’s See Where This Goes” in 2008. You can follow them on facebook at Thebullets Rockabilly@facebook.com.
Glim Dropper is a Philadelphia based original rock trio that formed in late 2008. Comprised of Dan Kauffman (Vocals and Bass), Ben Geise (Guitar), and Rob Schnell (Drums), the trio's sound ranges from reggae and funk to heavier rock. The group, originally known as the Dan Kauffman Band, was assembled by Dan to perform his first independent release "A Human Condition". As the band began to collaborate on song writing, it was decided to rename the band Glim Dropper.
The Great SOCIO
The Great SOCIO is the premier Guitar-less Rock 'n' Roll band from Philadelphia, PA. Formed in 2010, TGS layers infectious synth lines with crushing bass rhythms to provide a truly original live music experience. What really sets them apart: A dedicated trumpet-wielding frontman with a raw passion for entertaining and wooing every crowd. This bold characteristic parallels their influences: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Doors, Rage Against the Machine, Madonna, Queen, Tool, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, and The Mars Volta.
With a growing reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the scene, The Great SOCIO questions tradition and beckons its listener to rethink everything they know about Rock 'n' Roll Music. Lyrics about life, love and paranoia meet four keyboards of perfect sound. Monster-huge bass lines and a trumpet-wielding frontman bring together a brave new look into the heart of rock music.
The Late Saints
Led by vocalist, guitarist and kazoo virtuoso Jacopo de Nicola and propelled by Jason Bachman (bass) and Micah Hebbel’s (drums) driving rhythmic section, The Late Saints bring on stage an explosive sonic cocktail, Italian Gypsy Rock style. Treading a path between Lucio Battisti’s baroque pop and the frenetic rhythms of Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello, this Philly based trio manages to charm with infectious songs sung both in Italian and English. Their repertoire includes a wide array of tunes taken from Jacopo’s eclectic original material plus some customized popular covers in which Italian lyrics phonetically morph to resemble the original English ones. One of the band’s trademarks are Jacopo’s driving and inspired kazoo solos, a soul warming tasteful homage to the one man band street music tradition.
The New Americans
Pop indie rock five piece band from Wilmington, Delaware.
Deeply inspired by PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Jonathan Davis, and Ani Difranco, Noelle is a warrior on the battlefield of the mind: fighting to give a voice to the voiceless and to inspire the beaten-down to crawl, walk, run, and then fly.
Old Baltimore Speedway
Rising like a fiery phoenix from the ashes of millions of former bands comes Old Baltimore Speedway! Ready to rock you super hard in the Victrola then go eat sushi.
Stereo Box is a dynamic progressive/Jam band from Wilmington Delaware. Formed through long standing musical relationships and personal friendships with-in all the members of the band , this group is pushing the boundries of improvisation and changing the perception of how live music should be perceived in the future. Coupled with straight forward Rock & Roll. Their unique blend of well written and intricate song list that is infused with mind blowing improvisation, sets them apart as one of the most unique, highly talented, and fastest growing groups on the music scene today. Along with the music the band also provides the listener with a visual media to enhance their live show experience.
Universal Funk Order
Universal Funk Order is 100%, straight no chaser, hot, groovy, in your face, this-is-what-I'm-talking-about, all original, FUNK. The 7 piece band, hailing from Newark, Delaware, takes the perfect mix of sounds from all sides of the spectrum, twists it with originality and spunk, and personally delivers the product to you, the people. This is the fresh, revived sound of 21st century funk, folks.
World Cafe Live welcomes back West Chester’s own WaveRadio, a trio with a big sound, after an impressive debut on the big stage (via self-deployed charter bus!) at Gable Music Ventures’ third annual Wilmo Rock Circus in November.
Thunderous grooves, suspenseful arrangements and huge riffs lay the ground work for the band’s ethereal melodies and hooks.
“It’s (WaveRadio, by WaveRadio) memories in melodies that roll like roadside hills. Songs are shadowy, tinged with grey but able to punch through powerfully. It’s raw rock that’s been polished with a cloth dipped in motor oil.” –Nikki Volpicelli, Philadelphia Area Music Showcase
WaveRadio as you know them is:
Colin McGetrick: Vocals & Guitar
Many of the songs on WaveRadio’s evocative and introspective debut album originated from Colin’s back catalogue of unfinished compositions. Collaborating with James and Chris gave him the perfect opportunity to finish what he started, taking each song to the next level while integrating his imaginative guitar stylings and melodic range of earnest vocalizations. With album number two in view, Colin continues writing music when he’s not busy delivering soulful and captivating performances with WaveRadio.
James McLaughlin: Keyboards
The etherial soundscapes, booming bass lines and classic keys heard on WaveRadio’s debut are all results of James’s innovative approach to playing keyboard centric instruments. His collaboration with Chris and Colin has provided a newly discovered avenue for his song craft, sonic experimentation, writing and performance. James’s enveloping sounds with WaveRadio are as entrancing live as they are on the album.
Chris Cotter: Drums
The pulsing engine of the band, Chris Cotter, drives the thunderous grooves and creative rhythms behind the tracks on WaveRadio’s first album. Working with James and Colin, he has found a way to incorporate his writing and unique drumming style into a truly rhythmic and vastly dynamic band. Chris gives a fully charged powerful performance every time WaveRadio plays. With the second album on the horizon, Chris is readying his ship, TribeSound Records for another epic recording schedule with WaveRadio.
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