Davenport Cabinet (Feat. Members Of Coheed And Cambria)
Good Crime, Heat Thunder
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Davenport Brothers were American magicians in the late 1800s. The Davenports began performing in 1854 and many people were led to believe that the Davenports were possessed by real spiritual powers. The Davenports most famous effect was known as the box illusion. The trick would start with the brothers tied up and closed inside a large cabinet containing numerous musical instruments. Once the cabinet was closed, the instruments would begin to make sounds as if they were being played by the brothers. Upon opening the cabinet, the brothers were found tied in the same positions in which they had started the illusion. Those who witnessed the effect were made to believe that the magicians had channeled spirits to play the instruments.
I have a little room in my house in upstate New York. This is where i record all my ideas. It is by no means a full blown studio. I have lots of stringed instruments to mess with. It has turned into a great place for friends and family to come and collaborate with Tyler and I on the songs we create. The point of me telling you about this room is that when no one is in there my wife and many of our guests hear footsteps and other random noises. Sometimes with the squeaks and crackles from the empty room you can hear the strings vibrate as if someone was trying to play one of the instruments. It is probably just the house settling. But it still just made me think. Maybe we have our very own Davenport Cabinet.
Heat Thunder’s debut medley EP Melody, Love & Soul has just been released.
Written by Joe Montone, the album is full of lush landscapes reminiscent of his hometown Doylestown, PA. Travelling through each new movement, a rise or fall, he shares a new beginning through song; for if we recognize the destination the dream will be gone…
Before the recording of Melody, Love & Soul began, Montone and long-time friend and filmmaker, Evan Cohen decided to work on a film together inspired by the album as they had both felt like fate brought them to the project.
The film and album were completed in April 2012. The challenges of their crafts were met together. Out of immense surrender, it was as if some momentum had finally taken over and opened them up to a finished piece that they could have never envisioned. The discoveries and conclusions that kept unfolding harvested a piece with a life of its own.
Now in 2013 – Heat Thunder has formed into a band with fellow artists, William Chamuris, Matt Phillips and Luming Hao They plan to keep travelling in their writing and recording together with another release already in motion and shows along the way… they are open to whatever this year may bring – unconfined.