A Fistful of Sugar / West Philadelphia Orchestra

A Fistful of Sugar

Come celebrate the release of Perspicacity, the much-awaited studio debut of Philly-based alt-folk collective A Fistful of Sugar. Spend the night partying with a star-studded lineup of some of the Philly music scene's top talent!

A Fistful of Sugar was convened in late 2010 to solve all the world's problems with pretty little tunes. So far, so good. Centered around strong, lush vocal harmonies and driving "new folk" instrumentals, the product is a distinctly modern sound that resonates with echoes of 1930s hot jazz, traditional 'old-timey' country, gypsy jazz, and other roots musics. With six vocalists in, A Fistful of Sugar has wowed audiences across the Delaware Valley with their powerful, genre-bending, energetic performances that range from the syrupy-sweet to the gritty and swampy.

West Philadelphia Orchestra

With a diverse line-up of professional Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble in today’s auto-tuned musical world. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music. The band also plays original tunes which blend other sounds, like jazz and classical, together with traditional Balkan sounds. As much a community as a band, WPO’s performances are celebratory events. With blistering beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, dance, and slip the yoke of the homogenized culture industry. Their debut record, released in fall of 2008 and called ‘WPO,’ is a unique combination of traditional Balkan music and sounds, and is an expression of their radical collectivity.

Aaron and The Spell

Black Horse Motel

Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel conjures a sound that draws on traditional folk roots, along with many other influences, and ties it together with unifying vocal harmonies. Songs are built on the foundations of folk music, but are elevated by an infectious blend of the traditional banjo and mandolin, with guitars, strings, drums and voices. The resulting sound is dexterous, rich, accessible and toe-tapping.

$15.00

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A Fistful of Sugar / West Philadelphia Orchestra with Aaron and The Spell, Black Horse Motel

Friday, January 10 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live Philadelphia