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 DʼAntonio and Rob Volansky wrote a handful of original tunes that would eventually make up their self-titled debut album. After a hiatus and reunion in 2007, they began writing songs again with the intent of recording and playing live. In 2011, after several years of gigging as an acoustic duo, mutual friend and keyboardist Eric Raible was asked to record on The Wayside Shakeupʼs debut album (The Wayside Shakeup), and signed on as the full-time keyboardist shortly after. The lineup was filled out with John McLeod on bass and Mike Leger on drums. The group released its second album, Optimistic, in 2013, off which the title track received airplay on Philadelphiaʼs 88.5 WXPN and Radio 104.5, as well as on popular internet stations Gashouse Radio and XRP Radio.
The bandʼs diverse sound draws from a wide variety of influences of the members, from shades of groups like Pearl Jam to the Grateful Dead to Gaslight Anthem to Pink Floyd, and all points in between. Together, they form a melodic sound filled with soaring harmonies, compact jams, raucous blues romps, power-pop ballads and more – everything needed to get the crowd moving.
Playing live is a core tenet of the groupʼs ethos. Based in Philadelphia, The Wayside Shakeup has played some of their home regionʼs most popular rooms, including World Café Live, the Trocodero Theatre, longtime indie-rock venue The Legendary Dobbs, Ardmore Music Hall, as well as a number of outdoor festivals and events.
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.