1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Brooklyn songwriter Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn and Los Angeles musical polymath Jherek Bischoff have teamed up for an evening of songs arranged for strings. The night will feature sets from both Mirah and Bischoff, with a euphonious string quartet rounding out the band. Expect to hear tried and true faves along with new music from both Mirah and Bischoff’s forthcoming albums.
Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been creating incorruptible independent pop music since the late 1990’s. She has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various domestic and foreign independent labels. Defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings, Pitchfork has praised her“incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath.” Mirah has always sought the creative company of unique collaborators, from multimedia artists and orchestral composers to DJs. A partial list of some of her collaborators includes Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnEyArDs), Tara Jane O’Neil, Khaela Maricich (The Blow), Melanie Valera (Tender Forever), Lori Goldston, Britta Johnson and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.
If Leonard Cohen and PJ Harvey had a baby who grew up listening to The Smiths, Nina Simone and old Rolling Stones records, that baby might form a band that sounds like DIVERS, a newly formed rock quartet from Philadelphia starring local sweethearts Emily Ana Zeitlyn (The Weeds), Ross Bellenoit (Birdie Busch), Tom Bendel (Buried Beds) and Todd Erk (Hoots & Hellmouth). DIVERS use equal parts stabbing lyric, extreme dynamic and darling melody to whisper to the sadder side of your soul. With one recording so far (a free download at) DIVERS plan to record a full-length album this fall and will continue to play locally this summer.