Denizen, Matt Kelly
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Since forming in 2008, Philadelphia rockers Flightschool have steadily earned larger venues up and down the east coast via their energetic live performances. The four-piece blends straight rock with blues and jam influences anchored by a two-headed guitar attack. Catch them on the road and buckle up for a set of inspired originals with a wingspan from the 70s prog of ELO to the more current sounds of the Artic Monkeys.
In October 2017, Flightschool released their second EP, All My Friends Are Busy. This five song collection of originals was recorded, mixed, and mastered with the help of their good friends at Red Planet Recording Studio, Forge Studios, and Cambridge Sound Studios.
Cousins Dave Schafer and Pete Vale bore the idea of forming a rock band late in 2011 as a therapeutic release from the pressurized day to day of New York City living. Adding on bass guitarist Andrew Wilkes, drummer Ben Selznick, and keyboard player James Gettinger, the band was complete in early 2012. For about a year, they would get together informally, sing, talk, and enjoy the company of each others’ talents, focused initially only on their favorite rock covers and whatever other melodies happened to pass before their minds. But the energy in the room soon developed into something more, and they began to write songs together: ones they liked so much that they felt compelled to share. In January of 2013 they played their first live show in the basement of a small club in Manhattan. From there, things took off quickly as crowds progressively got bigger and bigger. Denizen soon became a staple on the Lower East Side music scene, quickly moving from mid-sized venues like Arlene’s Grocery and Pianos to professional concert halls like Webster Hall.
But the rise was not without setbacks. The lineup had to be changed with the departure of Ben and James, and for a good while, it wasn’t clear that the band would survive. Fortunately, they had already begun playing with drummer Ross Procaccio, who joined as a full member in 2015. With the addition of Dylan Defeo on keyboards in 2016, the current lineup was solidified and the band was back as never before. Two EPs later, Denizen is drawing crowds in the hundreds at venues up and down the East Coast like Brooklyn Bowl, Ardmore Music Hall, The Fillmore and World Café Live. They released their third EP in the winter of 2017.
"From droned-out, ambient soundscapes, to frantic blasts of psych/surf mayhem Matt Kelly (formerly of Philly's Toy Soldiers) is always creating music that’s colorful and inviting...high energy rock n roll that is enlightening, inspiring and highly psychedelic."
- Custom Made Music
$16 - $22 + Fees
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