Big Stall, Effusion 35
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Green Jellÿ (pronounced "green jello") is an American comedy rock band formed in 1981. Originally named Green Jellö, the band changed its name due to legal pressure from the owners of the Jell-O trademark, Kraft Foods, who claimed that it was an infringement of their trademark. Despite the spelling difference, the new name and the old are pronounced identically.
Green Jellÿ has had hundreds of members during the band's lifetime, with Bill Manspeaker the only consistent member throughout. The lineup during their most popular album release Cereal Killer is typically referenced as it contained several musicians who went on to appear in other major 1990s bands.
Philadelphia-based Big Stall is equal parts comedy troupe and metal band, whose hilariously insensitive songs and outrageous performances put the tire back in satire!
In accordance with Metal’s Law, we are required to inform you that Big Stall have moved in next door: watch your asses, kids!
Effusion 35 is the maniacal machination of singer/songwriter Pat Manley. An original band based in the Philadelphia area, Effusion melds the melodic style of bands like Television and R.E.M. with the riff-heavy hooks of Sonic Youth and Nirvana.
Formed in 1998 by Manley (Milton and the Devils Party) and bassist Sean Hamill, Effusion 35 was founded on the duo's shared tendencies toward aggressive rock with pop sensibilities.
The versatile Joe Napoleon (October Sun; Salmonberry; Dan, Dan the Drywall Man), once Effusion 35's drummer, dropped his sticks and picked up his pick, becoming its second guitarist. Joe's passion for the fret board now fills Effusion 35's sound with atypical lead work inspired by his avant-garde musical tastes.
In September 2001, Pat recruited veteran drummer Randy Robbins (Krypton Daisy; The Deweys; The Anarctic Wasteland Jugband), allowing Napoleon the move to guitar and morph the power trio into a quartet of kineticism. Robbins provided the thundering backbeat for Effusion 35 while also serving as a lyricist and songwriter.
Beginning in late 2014, bassist Kevin Manley (Smellco; Lucky House) joined the ranks as full-time bassist, along with drummer Jim Napoleon (Acrasia; Skin Pyle; Those 5 Guys). This new all-sibling lineup provides the perfect balance of comradery and repressed familial rage that propels the performances into the stratosphere! (or; at least, the troposphere).
Over the years the band has managed to leave its indelible stain on pop culture with the full length studio album, Stonewind (2008), EPs in 2010 and 2014, and a slew of singles and soundtrack collaborations in feature films (Leaving Virginville) and documentaries (Bazaar of All Nations; Wages of Spin II).
2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of Effusion 35 and the band plans an action-packed year of “E-20” shows, surprises, laughs, tears, international intrigue, and spontaneous dance contests.