Philly Really Loves Petty: Don't Do Me Like That + Flightschool, Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Illinois, Jim Boggia, Kenn Kweder + Jon Houlon, Walt Lafty (of Silvertide) + Brett Talley (IKE), and more
50% of every ticket goes to Puerto Rico hurricane relief
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 5:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Don't Do Me Like That (members of Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fish, Eric Krasno Band , and Sister Sparrow)
Mikey Carubba & Taylor Shell (Turkuaz)
Ricky James (Pink Talking Fish),
Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band)
Sasha Brown (Sister Sparrow)
Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (often abbreviated CYHSY) is an American indie rock group based in Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band, whose members met years earlier at Connecticut College, formed in the beginning of 2004 and played shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They are notable for achieving their initial fame and commercial success via the internet rather than through a record label.
Their debut album, "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah," was self-released in 2005. Shortly after the release of the album, they received favorable reviews and attention from numerous blogs. The ensuing demand for the album was so great that the band was forced to repress the record, as the initial production run was too small. They garnered even more press after David Bowie and David Byrne were spotted at some of the band's shows in 2005.
In October 2005, they signed to Wichita Recordings in the U.K. The band released their second album, "Some Loud Thunder" in January 2007. The album was produced by Dave Fridmann, known for his work with Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips and debuted at #47 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
Guitarist and frontman Alec Ounsworth released his solo debut, "Mo Beauty," in late 2009 while concurrently releasing "Skin and Bones," the debut album with his other band Flashy Python. Keyboardist Robbie Guertin and bassist Tyler Sargent have been playing in another project called Uninhabitable Mansions, along with Annie Hart from Au Revoir Simone. Recently drummer Sean Greenhalgh has been producing records for a number of bands including Takka Takka, Conversion Party, Sam Izdat, Radial Dads and Tom McBride.
Released in September 2011, their long awaited third album "Hysterical" was produced by John Congleton. The band released "Same Mistake" and "Maniac" as the album's singles.
Now their new album "ONLY RUN" will be released worldwide on June 3. The album will be independently released by the band in North America with distribution and marketing help from The Orchard. Big Nothing will release the album in Japan and XtraMile Recordings will be releasing everywhere else.
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. Buckle up for a set of inspired originals with a wingspan from the 70s prog of ELO to the more current sounds of the Arctic Monkeys.
Flightschool released its debut EP back in 2014 which they recorded at the Red Planet Studio's in Lansdowne, PA. In 2015, the boys have been back at the Red Planet hard at work on their first full length album due to come out at the end of this year.
Illinois is an American indie rock band from Bucks County, Pennsylvania fronted by singer/guitarist/banjoist/keyboardist Chris Archibald. The other members of the band are Martin Hoeger (bass, vocals), John Paul Kuyper (drums), Jason Buzolits (keyboard, synthesizer, guitar), Andrew Lee (guitar), and Matt Thieroff (guitar, percussion). The band is occasionally accompanied on stage by Dee Jay Skipmode (turntables)
For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that’s impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs three studio albums—2001’s Fidelity Is the Enemy, 2005’s Safe in Sound and 2008’s Misadventures in Stereo—and he’s worked with a startling array of artists, including Aimee Mann, Juliana Hatfield, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Bernadette Peters, David Poe, NRBQ’s Big Al Anderson, famed Beach Boys lyricist Tony Asher, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Attractions drummer Pete Thomas, esteemed ’70s pop misfit Emitt Rhodes, and Canadian songstress Amanda Marshall. Also an accomplished singer and guitarist, Boggia performs with the well-known New York City-based Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux, as well as Mad Dogs & Dominos, an 18-piece collective headed by a heavyweight roster that includes Blues Brothers alum Lou Marini and producer John Leventhal. Oh, and he plays a mean ukulele.
Walt Lafty (of Silvertide) + Brett Talley (of IKE)
The Big Jangle (Tom Petty tribute)
The Big Jangle are a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band with members from PHL, DE and NJ performing songs from all stages of Petty's 35+ year career. From the early days of Mudcrutch to his most recent work with the Heartbreakers, solo albums (Full Moon Fever, Wildflowersw, High Companion) or with The Traveling Wilbury's.
Bird Watcher is a live recording and performance project begun by singer/songwriter (and host of WXPN's "Sleepy Hollow") Julian Booker and producer Jesse Soifer in 2013. In the early months of the following year, they enlisted guitarists Andrew Ciampa and Dan Wisniewski, bassist Ben Rosen, drummer Mark Rybaltowski, and vocalist Ashley Cubbler. They have since recorded a series of singles and released their first full length album in October, 2015; they have performed at many venues in and around Philadelphia including World Cafe Live, Johnny Brenda's, Ardmore Music Hall, the Live on Vine Festival in Lancaster, PA, and Boot & Saddle.
Like Booker's Sunday morning playlists, Bird Watcher's songs reflect a wide array of musical influence and interests, ranging from Indie/Classic Rock to Americana/Country and even insinuations of Jazz and Blues. Often those influences are directly discussed within the song's lyrics, with references to Neil Young, "Champion" Jack Dupree, and John Coltrane being a few of many to show themselves on Bird Watcher's upcoming debut. These disparate styles conveyed within a mostly traditional instrumental structure make Bird Watcher's music simultaneously exciting and familiar.
Dan Reed of WXPN w/ Travel Lanes
Travel Lanes was created on a whim.....or a series of whims. Answering, or commenting to a Craigslist ad, led to the formation of the group. Four guys deciding to meet in a room to play music was an accomplishment in itself. A well-received EP was quickly recorded over the space of a year in 2013.
With comparisons made to the sound of The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Nick Lowe and Graham Parker, Travel Lanes combines a mix of power pop and rock, with smart hooks, lyrics, melodies and harmonies.
Another full length record under their belt landed Travel Lanes in The Philadelphia Inquirers’ top 10 Philly records of 2015, but another bump in the road put them back in the trio category. But the band has happily managed to continue to write new music, play multiple shows with guest musicians, and they even have some surprises up their sleeves for 2016 and beyond. Stay tuned…
Grady Hoss & The Sidewinders
After a long hiatus from writing and performing music Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Artist Lance Davis (GRADY HOSS, LATEBLOOM, Shelton Davis, For Souls on Fire) decided in 2012 to start revisiting some classic country music as a way to connect with his then 81 year old father (rest in peace) who had been struggling with the mind crippling disease... Alzheimers.
As a kid Lance grew up in the country primarily listening to Heavy Metal/rock/alt music but always heard the sounds of Waylon, Willie, Cash, George and Emmy Lou coming from his parents car radios, home stereos or on a small radio on the back porch. After a several year hiatus from writing he started writing again in the winter of 2013/2014 after he ended a long term relationship and bought an old vintage arch top guitar. He had no intentions but to just simply write from a therapeutic standpoint. "I learned so much about myself from writing these country songs. One major thing I learned was how effortless it was for these songs to come out of me. It made me realize how ingrained this music is in my veins. This isn't to say I'll always write country music but it's just liberating to discover this at this point in my life." Finally a couple of buddies (which eventually became his band) convinced him to get in the studio and record the songs. Since this was all a tribute to his father (a Johnny Cash era southern military man from North Carolina) he remembered stories involving his dad's childhood friends in which all had classic, traditional, old fashioned southern names like Zeb Limeberry and Mutt Pondexter. "I always took notice of the old Nashville session players/artists that had fantastic NAMES like Buddy Emmons, Buck Owens and Floyd Tillman. They all sounded so classic and riddled with character. So when the band came together I demanded 2 things from everyone 1. KEEP IT FUN and 2. Everyone needs a classic country nickname that we all must refer to each other by...a stage name if you will. So I introduce you to the band:
Bucky Vennerson (Vince Federici): guitar
Dusty Reign (Dan O'neil): bass
Earl Smokesman (Charlie Heim): drums.
Jebediah Barnswallow (Dave Van Allen): Pedal Steel guitar
The name GRADY HOSS AND THE SIDEWINDERS was also inspired by his dad. "Grady" is his dad's middle name. "Hoss" is an old school southern term of endearment used in a similar fashion as "bro". "When I was a kid my father's friends including my favorite Uncle Pete (my mom's brother), used to call him "Hoss"...I used to get the biggest kick out of it! The band's name "The Sidewinders" comes from my dad's CB handle in the 70's back when he had his 1972 GMC pickup truck. He also had an airbrushed logo on the side of the truck that was a Texas rattlesnake with a cowboy hat...The Sidewinder.
Katie Frank is a singer/guitarist from Philadelphia who writes and performs her own songs. She has recently teamed up with producer Kevin Killen to create a driving new record "All You'll Get From Greed"(2019) that has been gaining praise from radio stations across the country with singles like "The Delusion" and "Do Over Babe" (available now)
“The Delusion” is full of the seemingly effortless sound of a natural-born musician, complete with catchy hooks and confident vocals that make us endlessly thankful Frank took the music path. After all, Frank sings, “I’ve got nothing to lose but my money and my mind.”- 88.5 wxpnfm
We can always count on Kevin Monko to pour his heart and soul into whatever project he’s working on, whether it’s the glam-rock extravaganza Candy Volcano, his eccentric band of originals, MONKO, the countrified inner city blues of Charming Snakes, or tributes to Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Bowie, The Beatles, The Stones, or The Band. This evening should be no exception.
“Songs of depth-defying literacy and emotion” -A.D. Amorosi, City Paper
Matt Sevier is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has shared the stage with legendary and diverse musicians such as The Band, Booker T. and the MG's, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Graham Parker, Matthew Sweet, Jorma Kaukonan, and John Hiatt, to name a few. Using his successful debut CD and Sony publishing contract as a springboard, he launched a live performing career which has included overlapping turns as a solo troubadour, rock bandleader, jazz singer, children's entertainer, church singer, and lead guitarist in a high-energy show band. After taking some years off to care for his aging parents, Sevier is back writing, recording and playing solo shows and is currently the lead singer of the popular Steely Dan tribute band Countdown to Ecstasy. His new album of original music, featuring contributions from Pete Donnelly, Joe Nicolo, Fred Berman, Dave Uosikkinen and more will be released in early 2018.
When you think about the things you really love about music you will find them from Nik Everett. For the past 25 years Nik has served up a potent mix that results as a updated classic rock sound. He can be seen and heard regionally with his acclaimed band or solo acoustic. He is also a film composer having co-written the music for the acclaimed documentary, "Greetings From Asbury Park."
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