1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Cosmodrome is a four-piece band whose style is a forward thinking and eclectic blend of soul, funk, and hip-hop. The enchanting lead vocals of Madison McFerrin intertwine and lock with guitar, bass, and drums to create a sound and live show that is captivating and always groove heavy.
Cosmodrome is based out of Boston, Ma. where all of the members are currently studying at Berklee College of Music. Although the core band consists of only four members, Cosmodrome is often accompanied by a horn section with the occasional addition of special guests.
From a wide range of musical backgrounds, the members of Cosmodrome quickly became best friends during their freshman year in college. Fueled by their passion for creation and love of all music "stank face inspiring", the four began to write their own original songs and in the late spring of 2011, Cosmodrome was born. The band has recently finished recording their first official EP and continues to write original music and perform in the North East. Cosmodrome is excited to share its constantly evolving and unique musical vision with all who will listen.
Vertical Current is not your typical quintet despite the very unassuming instrumentation (bass/drums/keys/trumpet/guitar). Since the start of the band in the fall of 2009, Vertical Current has performed with new and notable artists such as Sunday Best winner Jessica Reedy, BET Music Matters winner Leah Smith, singer/songwriter Jeff Murrell, and 103.9 fm host Desiree "Dezzie" Neal. The band also entered and won the 2010 Jesus Rocks competition in Maryland. In 2011, with the help of local hit-maker, Donald Robinson, the band put together a short compilation of their eclectic sound and released it as their official debut EP, "aRe" (see link below). Individually, the members of the band have traveled throughout the world and performed/recorded with a variety of top billed artists including Earth Wind & Fire, Roberta Flack, The Roots, Jill Scott, J. Cole, Guy, Tye Tribbett and Mary Mary to name a few. Vertical Current, also known as "VC", has plans to infiltrate the many facets of the music scene including film soundtracks and scores. You can also expect to see the band in its augmented configuration otherwise known as "Super VC". So, get ready to have a good time because VC can party hard and soothe your soul. Anyway you slice it, VC brings the mass appeal of Pop music, the charisma of Jazz, the groove of Funk, and the soul of Gospel!