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
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…
Singer/songwriter Katie Frank hit the Philadelphia music scene with her debut EP, Covered Bridge Road (released September of 2012 via BITBYmusic). Hailing from Elizabethtown Pennsylvania, the 24 year old graduated from Temple University with a degree in therapeutic recreation in 2011 and soon after realized her dream of becoming a musician.
With only an acoustic guitar and her sultry voice, Frank composed a collection of four songs that would become the compositions known as Covered Bridge Road within six months of graduating. "I finally completed my education, and I hadn't written anything in about two years, so I had my fingers crossed that as soon as I was finished with school I would have the inspiration to starting writing songs again." Thankfully that inspiration came.
"I was in a terrible environment to write during college," reflects Frank. "Between class work and my part-time job at an adult day center, I really didn't have the time to focus on my passion." It wasn't until completing her degree was that focus harnessed. After writing the songs what would encompass her debut EP, she was introduced to Philadelphia-based producer/engineer Josh Werblun through a mutual friend. Her natural talent for songwriting as well as her already seasoned voice captivated Werblun and he would not let go. He relentlessly pursued Frank to start performing these songs live, which eventually led to her performing at Legendary Dobb's open mic nights. After a few well-received outings, the duo decided it was time to record these compositions.
In February of 2012, Werblun and Frank recruited veteran Philadelphia guitarist Tom Hampton to join them in the studio as well as pianist/vocalist Dan Orlando, bassist Greg Orlando, and drummer Jon McNally to fill out the band. Soon after, arranger Jim Boggia was recruited to help arrange background vocals for the recordings. The result was a collection of polished folk inspired rock/pop songs with country-tinged hooks, drawing inspiration from artists such as Dawes, Brandi Carlile, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Ben Folds.
Since the release of Covered Bridge Road, Frank hasformed her live band under the name Katie Frank and The Pheromones. The Pheromones consist of lead guitarist Kevin Killen, rhythm guitarist Josh Werblun, bassist Kris Pirnat, and drummer Jon McNally, all adding their own flair to the live performance as well as being part of the Philadelphia music scene in their own projects. The group has since opened for actor/musician John Corbett at the Sellersville Theatre, embarked on a South by Southwest Tour including dates in Cincinnati, Nashville and Austin as well as performances at local Philadelphia venues such as MilkBoy, PhilaMoca, Kung Fu Necktie, Ortlieb's, and Festival Pier at Penn's Landing. Frank has also been gaining support in the Philadelphia area from local media outlets, promoters and fans alike; including airplay from 88.5 WXPN FM, numerous write-ups from WXPN's The Key and Phrequency Magazine's spotlight of new releases.
Katie Frank and The Pheromones show no sign of slowing down anytime soon, with plans to record a full-length record in August of 2013. "Our sound has evolved as a group and I'm very excited that this record will include contributions from the talented musicians I have in my band," notes Frank. "I'm extremely optimistic that this new album will take us to the next level and allow us to expand our audience. Performing this music has given me the opportunity to be my self and is one of the few things I get really excited about in life."
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."
$16 Advance / $20 Day of Show / $30 Reserved