Something Like A Monument (Record Release Show)
Chalk & The Beige Americans, Ecce Shnak
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Something Like A Monument
Something Like A Monument is a four-piece experimental rock band from Philadelphia formed in 2012. Known for their dynamic song writing and pushing the relationship between rhythm and melody, S.L.A.M. is for fans of artists ranging from Queens of the Stone Age and The Mars Volta to the likes of Sam Cooke and Bill Withers. Their sophomore EP entitled "Silhouettes" is due out December 2017.
Chalk & The Beige Americans
Chalk & The Beige Americans are a soul-hop foursome based out of Fishtown, Philadelphia. Part memorable hooks, part improvised sax and wordplay, every Chalk & TBA show is as familiar as is it new. They try to live up to their old school hip hop Boom Bap influences like A Tribe Called Quest and G-Love, and lament how bad they fail at genre hopping as well as bands like Cake. They aspire to be raw, abstract, catchy, genuine, & your new buddies
Ecce Shnak (pronounced "eh-kay sh-knock") is a New York-based sextet with a flying roundhouse kick of a live show. Their songwriting achieves a fine balance between catchy and outlandish, as smatterings of Miles Davis, Devo, and Primus inform their boldly unique take on indie-rock. A flirtatious male vocal, trumpet and keyboard flourishes, guitar lines both jagged and melodious, and a rambunctious rhythm section express their jarring and still singable lyrics on death, loneliness, and... toys. The band prides itself on theatrical interactions with its audiences, sledge-hammering the 4th wall in surprising and hilarious ways. Ecce Shnak's live debut opening for Philadelphia's Dangerous Ponies last December was met with ecstatic applause. They now look forward to extensive touring and recording in the months and years ahead. Incipit parodia!