Above Connecticut, Audio Impulse, Moonshine Social, Lauren Marsh Band, The Fax Machine Situation, Shane Palko
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 6:00 PM
Finding Westerly is a 4-piece rock/alternative band hailing from Sicklerville, New Jersey. Since forming in 2002, FW has teamed up with producer/engineer Chris Badami of Portrait Recording Studios (The Starting Line/Jennifer Rostock/The Early November) and recently unveiled their long awaited full length LP "Rock and Roll Romance" in the summer of 2013. Finding Westerly brings a fresh sound of New Jersey rock and roll to the table with catchy choruses, shredding guitar licks, and an all around feel-good, positive vibe in their music. They have toured with such bands as Hidden in Plain View, the Early November, and Copeland and have played countless shows up and down the east coast while selling records all over the US and Europe. Now, with the perfect lineup and a live show that will leave you screaming for one more song, the band is set to do big things in 2013 and beyond...
Above Connecticut is a modern rock band who musically draw inspiration from a wide array of sources diverging from heavy metal to R&B. Raw emotions fuels the bands lyrics and musical core which shine through in the the heartfelt beats of the songs. The band has recorded their Demo Cd titled "A Better Place" and are working diligently on new music.
i was adopted. Maybe. My older brothers told me that they found me, living naked under a log in the woods of Pennsylvania. They took me home and convinced my mum to let them keep me. i now doubt the authenticity of most of this account, although i do fiercely cling to my affinity for my native Pennsylvania. My first instrument was the kazoo. i wrote 7 songs on guitar when i was 6 years old. Then, i quit playing guitar cause my super-arsesome brother made fun of me in front of his cool friends for my strange style. Anyhow, life is a confusing thing, and music helps me make sense of it. Well, that i not true; i would like to officially retract that statement, but i will still leave it for you to read, because it seems true. Nothing makes sense, but music is one of the few places where that is permissible.
When i was 8, i saw a kindly, beardly man playing a drumset made of buckets in Baltimore. Something broke in the atmosphere that night. From that time on, i was the plight of my pop's tool shop. i was a chubby, little bucket-stashing rat. i went home and made myself a bucket drumset. On the center garbage can, i spray-painted "BS," which stood for "bucket set," of course. Music has been a way of life ever since i was young. In recent years, i have hit the byways by way of the melody. A lot of my songs are about traveling. i have kicked around Southern Africa and crossed North America with friends made by my silly, home-seeking songs. i have released two official albums, one of which is available on iTunes. It's called "Going Places." You may hear that title and think it to be some silly proclamation of big dreams. Nope. It is more of an observation; i like to go places. i like to be places. It is not named for some deep-seated desire for a successful musical career. i already have that. You know how i know my music is successful? My grandad recently told me that he uses my first album, "Pretty Good Songs: Volume VII" as his alarm clock every morning!