1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
This event is 21 and over
In 2006 Seattle’s Rocky Votolato released a record of stripped down, country-influenced folk called Makers on indie stalwart Barsuk Records. The album went on to be lauded by both the main stream and indie press, with E! calling it “simply beautiful” and No Depression declaring it “surpassingly great.” In the five years since the records release Votolato has toured the country nearly endlessly, playing everything from rock clubs to living rooms. Along the way he released two more albums (2007’s The Brag & Cuss and 2011’s True Devotion,) both also critically praised and well received by a steadily growing group of dedicated fans.
Television Of Saints, Votolato’s newest effort, wears the tracks of those endless nights on its sleeve – yet communicates that hung-over wisdom with a newfound lightness and maturity. During his time on the road Votolato has developed a loyal, extremely devoted core group of fans across the US and Europe that love him for the personal impact his music has had on their lives. Building off of and inspired by that connection, with this record Votolato has created something real, classic, and timeless. Hard won truths resonate underneath the concrete images and visual color splashed throughout the record.
Marking Votolato’s first self-released record, much of Television Of Saints was funded by a generous outpouring of love and support from his fans via Kickstarter. His relationship to the people he is making music for has never been so direct.
Teaming up with long time friend and producer Casey Foubert (Sufjan Stevens, Pedro The Lion) and with the help of an outstanding cast of musicians, including his brothers Sonny (Slender Means) and Cody Votolato (The Blood Brothers, Telekinesis), Television Of Saints delivers on the promise hinted at with Makers. Lean and to the point, Television Of Saints is both Votolato’s most intimate and most immediately accessible work to date.
Known for her alternative pop CALLmeKAT is the internationally acclaimed moniker of Scandinavian musician, composer and singer Katrine Ottosen.
She grew up in a forest in the Danish countryside, where she would always find herself secretly drawn towards an old beat up piano. Now later in life her ongoing love for vintage and analog keyboards shines through in her music, infused with an earthy feel and a rare talent for symbiotic relationship between electric and organic elements.
CALLmeKAT's sonic aesthetic simultaneously intimate, burning and distinctively her own, emerges from a melting pot of sparky fantasy - highlighted by a voice that sets her apart from the masses.
In 2008 CALLmeKAT released the critically acclaimed 'I'm In A Polaroid Where Are You?' (EP) and 'Fall Down', through her own Pixiebooth label.
The word in the press also spread internationally:
"Winning lo-fi pop. Downright bluesy" Interview Magazine
"Outstanding voice, delicate music…Just mesmerizing" NPR/All Songs Considered
"This Copenhagen musician manages to stand out from the pop star pack." Nylon Magazine
CALLmeKAT is a seasoned performer and have been gaining recognition for her natural presence and artistic courage wherever she goes; lately in her second NPR session for Bob Boilen's 'All Songs Considered' (reached over 100.000 views on youtube after a mere 2 months), a feature on NBC – but also through numerous headlining shows around Europe, support tours as well as festival showcases at SXSW, Popkomm, Eurosonic, NXNE, MaMA, SPOT and Nordklang just to mention a few.
Now CALLmeKAT is embarking on a new chapter for her music: These days she is working on the anticipated sophomore album, collaborating with drummer and producer Joe Magistro (Prophet Omega) and notable bass player Sara Lee (Gang Of Four, B 52's), with guest appearances by pals from the road; Erika Spring (Au Revoir Simone) and Helgi Jonsson (Sigur Ros).
The album is being recorded in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, in the state of New York and is scheduled for release in the late winter, early spring of 2012.
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