Advance Base, John Davis
Karima Walker, Hello Shark
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Owen Ashworth used to release his lo-fi keyboard pop under the name Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, but these days he calls it Advance Base.
Walking the line between electronic music & traditional singer/songwriter forms, Ashworth writes minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed songs of longing & regret. His conversational, baritone vocals sing stories of hard-luck Midwesterners & their demons amid swirls of electric pianos, Omnichords, drum machines & samples.
Advance Base's second album, Nephew in the Wild, was named #1 Indie Pop album of 2015 by PopMatters.
Perhaps best known as Lou Barlow's partner in the Folk Implosion, singer/songwriter John Davis was also a successful lo-fi solo performer in his own right, as well as a former member of the Palace Brothers. A native of Massachusetts, Davis began playing guitar at the age of 12; inspired by Sebadoh's Weed Forestin', he began compiling his own acoustic home recordings in 1988, sending his first tapes to Barlow as well as Shrimper labelhead Dennis Callaci, who released Davis' debut cassette Stars & Songs in 1993. That same year he and Barlow teamed as the Folk Implosion, issuing Take a Look Inside the Folk Implosion on the Communion imprint in 1994. Davis' first full-length solo effort, Pure Night, appeared at around the same time, followed in 1995 by Leave Home. In 1997, he released Blue Mountains, and I'll Burn followed in the spring of 2000.
Karima Walker is a Tucson-based songwriter. On this debut tour, she brings spacious songs with folk roots.
"Lincoln Halloran's Philadelphia via Vermont project has been consistently releasing some of the most heart-wrenching pop tunes since 2006." - Impose Magazine