Praying Mantis Entertainment Presents:
Omnivox / Civil Holdup / Honor /Black Dog Alley / Emma Cullen
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
Civil Holdup is a hardworking original rock band from the Philadelphia area based out of Pennsville, New Jersey. With songs varying from dark and beautiful to fun and energetic, Civil Holdup's original material is interesting and different. Civil Holdup songs span multiple genres including rock, alternative, blues-rock, and folk-rock with a sound similar to Band of Horses, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Cage the Elephant, and Incubus. In addition to these bands, Civil Holdup draws influences from artists like Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Green Day, Rage Against the Machine, and Tool.
Civil Holdup projects these multiple moods through dramatic live performance and thoughtful song writing. The songs are musically and instrumentally complex, but easy to enjoy. Civil Holdup focuses on the listener. Catchy and thought provoking vocals - addictive and memorable guitar riffs - powerful, creative bass lines - and intricate, thundering drums. Civil Holdup's songs have much to offer any listener and its live performances showcase strong musicianship and a hardworking stage presence. Music that is too simple can be bland and forgettable, while music that is overly complex can be hard to enjoy - Civil Holdup falls right in between those extremes.
Civil Holdup's past few years have shown monumental growth and potential. With the release of their debut 5-song EP in 2013, Civil Holdup gained strong local support, radio play, and earned the opportunity to perform and headline at renowned venues like the Trocadero and World Cafe Live. After two years of writing and over a year in the studio, Civil Holdup has taken the next step forward as a band by recording their first full length album, "Blind Man's Dream" - set to release in Q3, 2015. With it's first single, "Either Way", the album will further improve Civil Holdup's prominence within the Philadelphia local rock scene and beyond - all born from a basement practice space doubling as a brewery.
When formed in the winter of 2009, HONOR hit the throttle and never looked back. Band members Zach Sagrantz (lead vocals/rythym guitar), Dom DiGiovanni (drums), and Josh Sawyer (bass/backing vocals) had already spent time cementing a solid foundation and writing songs when they added Jason Riggs on lead guitar. In 2010, the band proceeded to record a self-titled ep and their full length debut cd titled "Threshold". During t...hat time they also played numerous live shows in the Philadelphia area. With a sound that reflects on the talents of bands like Tool, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Pink Floyd, Shinedown, and many more, HONOR will infect you with their melodic hard rock.
Black Dog Alley
Emma Cullen is a 14 year old singer-songwriter who has recorded a self-titled 6 song EP produced in Nashville and most recently a 2 song EP "Left on the Tracks" produced close to home outside of Philly. She loves to write, sing and play her guitar.
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