PHOTOS: Psychoskunk, Adam Travis & The Soul, Roi and the Secret People, and Bohemian Mule at The Grape Room

What do you do when you find yourself out of town on a Saturday night, but you still want to cover a show?

I had that question answered for me this week. I knew that I was going to be in the Philly area this weekend for some personal life stuff. As I looked through my Facebook events, I noticed that our friends Roi and the Secret People had an upcoming show at The Grape Room in Manayunk.

From there, I knew I had plans.

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Whodunit? Sing, Bird of Prey’s Hazy Murder Mystery Video

If you’re a fan of gore and creepy visages of undead band members, Bethlehem’s Sing, Bird of Prey has a video for you!

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Space Rockers Come Together for Cancer Benefit

Space rockers Appalachian Gypsy TribeAppalachian Gypsy Tribe have brought some friends together to honor a longtime music supporter in a tough situation.

The band will headline Chef Jeff’s Space Rock Jamboree at Northampton’s Gin Mill & Grille this Saturday night. The show is a cancer benefit for Geoffry Thomas, affectionately known as “Chef Jeff,” and will also feature performances from The Beings, Ian Gallagher, The Frequency Collage, The Keystone Drifters, Chewbacca’s Sac, and Hairy Dudini.

Chef Jeff has been catering for bands since 1968 – nearly 50 years – using the motto “You feed my mind, I’ll feed your stomach.” The longtime local music supporter has fed bands across all genres, catered at Woodstock, and now is known for his work during shows at The Gin Mill & Grille.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday night, with music beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with an additional suggested donation of $5 for the Chef Jeff Cancer Fund.

Review: D.S. Bradford – Elemental Evolution

If you’re in the Philadelphia area, catch D.S. Bradford’s “Elemental Evolution” EP release show this Friday, Aug. 5 at the Dockside Bar at Dave & Buster’s.

Artist: D.S. Bradford
Album: Elemental Evolution EP (PRE-ORDER)
Release Date: Aug. 5, 2016
Genre: Alternative Rock

Philadelphia singer-songwriter D.S. Bradford describes his new “Elemental Evolution” EP as being “about evolving into a form of ourselves that is conscious of peace and embraces love.”

While that theme is ever present throughout the effort, there is another “evolution” at play – that of D.S. Bradford into a versatile musician who seamlessly intermingles alternative rock with the progressive and psychedelic.

Perhaps the track that best blends all of those styles together is the album closer, “A Call to the Stars II – A Home in the Sky.” The EP’s longest track, clocking in at just over seven minutes, is a dreamy epic that moves between ideas that represent themselves as movements. “A Call to the Stars II” temporarily forfeits its dreaminess about halfway through, picking up the pace with some killer guitar work, before returning to its roots and transitioning into a tender piano outro that brings about the conclusion of our galactic transmission.

For fans of straightforward alt-rock, you need look no further than “Oceans,” a fun, up-tempo tune, and the crisp, highly accessible title track, “Elemental Evolution.” Both songs contain great hooks and are radio-ready.

 

Track listing:

A Call to the Stars – Ascend the Lost

The Rise

Oceans

The Seasons

Elemental Evolution

The Move

A Call to the Stars II – A Home in the Sky

PHOTOS: A Night of Improvisation with The Now

Improvisational musicianship always impresses me, whether it is found in jazz or showcased through a number of other genres. On Thursday, The Now brought its one-of-a-kind improvisational act to the stage at Rivals Easton, ensuring an impressive night to remember for all.

The way The Now moved so seamlessly from idea to idea speaks to each member’s individual ability, as well as the cohesion of the band as a unit. The foursome, comprised of Dan DeChellis, John SanFillipo, Shawn Cav, and Carter Lansing, utilized their music to put the arts on full display, inviting interpretive dancers to accompany them. In addition, a video loop played on screens throughout the venue to add a visual component to the performance.

Now, we add our “visual component.” Enjoy our photos from this intriguing night.