Praying Mantis Entertainment Presents:
The Wayside Shakeup/Finding Westerly/Absence Of Worry/Sun Cinema
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
The Wayside Shakeup
The Wayside Shakeup began in 2003 in an apartment in Philadelphia, PA. Founding members Chris D’Antonio and Rob Volansky bypassed the usual acoustic cover list and ended up writing a handful of original tunes, one of which ended up as a centerpiece on their self-titled debut album.
After the initial creative spark, Chris and Rob went in different directions to explore creative endeavors. Volansky headed overseas and D’Antonio took root in South Philadelphia. The duo reunited in 2007 and began writing songs and playing live shows. Since the reformation and during the creative process, they’ve filled out the lineup with John McLeod on bass, Mike Leger on drums, and Eric Raible on keys. A wide variety of influences within the group fuel the sound of The Wayside Shakeup. D’Antonio grew up on doo-wop and Motown while Volansky is a product of equal parts Pearl Jam and Led Zepplin. Leger, McLeod and Raible often joke about starting a Marilion cover band —Prog! — and each also has roots in jazz and funk jams. Together, they form a melodic sound filled with soaring harmonies mixed with power-pop ballads and create the kind of energy needed to get a crowd moving.
Ranging from shameless pop to wobbly blues, these are songs tied together by players who wanted, simply, to make music that they would want to listen to.
So Groove out, belt out, and chill out!
Finding Westerly is a 4-piece rock/alternative band hailing from Sicklerville, New Jersey. Since forming in 2002, FW has teamed up with producer/engineer Chris Badami of Portrait Recording Studios (The Starting Line/Jennifer Rostock/The Early November) and recently unveiled their long awaited full length LP "Rock and Roll Romance" in the summer of 2013
Absence Of Worry
Sun Cinema was formed in March of 2012 in the house known as "Salmon" on the edge of the burgeoning Fishtown neigborhood. With an environment of total musical freedom, both creative and physical, Salmon has been the birthplace and home of several bands and a residence for most of Sun Cinema's members. This project was created to be a top tier live and studio band without limits on style or ambition.
All sales are final. Ticket prices do not include processing fees. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.
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