Electron (Marc Brownstein & Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, Mike Greenfield of Lotus, Tom Hamilton)
The Heavy Pets, Eat Your Beats
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
At first glance, you might mistake Electron for an all star supergroup. With a lineup featuring Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner from the Disco Biscuits, Mike Greenfield from Lotus and Tom Hamilton from JRAD and American Babies, Electron is working with some of the most experienced talent in the jamband world.
What started as an avenue for Brownstein, with the support of his closest musician friends, to showcase a collection of songs he had written while briefly separated from The Disco Biscuits in 2000, soon morphed into what many have called "the best band that doesn't exist!" The band originally featured Joe Russo on drums, and has long been known for playing explosive versions of Brownstein's songs.
These days, armed with one of the best drummers in the Jamtronica world, Electron has began to expand their influence across the country. What was once the best kept secret in the Jamband world has begun to establish themselves as a mainstay at some of the biggest festivals in the USA.
Mike Greenfield (Lotus)
2015 is shaping up to be a monumental year for Philadelphia-based musician Tom Hamilton, whose American Babies have returned to the studio to record their latest LP; a follow-up to 2013's Knives and Teeth.
Invigorated by a busy and exciting 2014 that found him on the road with a number of touring acts, Hamilton can be considered "the hardest working person in show business," and looks forward to funneling that creative energy into American Babies' newest studio effort. "Everything that's happened since October 2013 has been surreal," says Hamilton, "the reception of Knives and Teeth was overwhelming. The tours throughout 2014 were all so fun and exciting. And then there were the incredible opportunities that arose playing with Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Phil Lesh, and Bill Kreutzmann, as well as reuniting with Clay Parnell on stage, which all had a huge influence on the narrative of my year. I'm excited to lock myself back in the studio and see how all of these events and new experiences shape the next batch of songs."
Although American Babies began as a side project for Tom Hamilton with a rotating cast of musicians, the lineup has recently solidified to include Hamilton's longtime partner-in-crime bassist Clay Parnell (Particle, Brothers Past), keyboardist Adam Flicker (The Brakes), drummer Al Smith, and rhythm guitarist Justin Mazer. With American Babies, Hamilton has turned his focus to songwriting and crafting lyrics that share tales of trials and tribulations ranging from working class hard truths and political chaos to personal relationships gone sour.
Fearlessly blending a passion for songwriting with the electronica-based improv rock that Hamilton and Parnell developed with Brothers Past, American Babies are pioneering a new sound – fusing serious songs with an open-ended sense of adventure that encourages full-group improvisation in the live setting.
The Heavy Pets
The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Continuing the momentum of their current EP series, The Heavy Pets recorded and released Rags and Aces in the first half of 2014 amidst their rigorous tour schedule.
"Nice big balls" -Dennis Cook, Jambase.com
The group became an instant SiriusXM radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double-disc debut album, Whale. First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their crossover sound that is showcased on their self-titled album, also dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots on Swim Out Past the Sun (2011), THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. The Pets followed up those polished efforts by releasing Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1 (2012), recorded live in the studio with accompanying videos. In 2013, The Heavy Pets dropped Two Horses, the first in a series of self-produced EPs, which received heavy airplay on satellite radio.
The Heavy Pets have taken the stage at Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good, Wakarusa, Mountain Jam, Langerado, Bear Creek, Summer Camp, Catskill Chill, AURA and their namesake PetZoo.
Eat Your Beats
Eat Your Beats is a Philly based duo of long time collaborators Double D (Jedd Buller) and Yeho Bostick. Live sampling, rhythmic layering, and style is the name of the game to result in a blend of various experimental electronic music genres. Without the use of computers, live loopers EYB serve quite a raw dish. Who's hungry?
$20 Advance / $25 Day of Show