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Brookladelphia presents a tribute to RADIOHEAD in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of OK COMPUTER. Musicians will perform original music and songs from the album. We will also be creating our own recorded versions of the songs.
Friday, May 19th- 7pm
847 N. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA
Featuring performances by....
Owl and Wolf
Dwight Remington (Dani Mari & Josh Steingard)
I Am Snow Angel
Chris Miller & Dani Mari
Brookladelphia is a concert series that started as an idea of creating a bridge between the Philadelphia & Brooklyn music scene. We curate live events that feature music and art from multiple cities and genres. The shows encourage creativity, collaboration and community. Our tribute shows celebrate album anniversaries and feature covers songs and original music by local and touring artists.
Visit brookladelphiamusic.com for more info
Check out our Brookladelphia Radio show on Thursdays at 3pm EST on RadioNowhere903.com!
Art by Tricia Olivia
Reverend TJ McGlinchey
«TJ McGlinchey writes and performs songs I actually get excited about. How often can anybody say that? His CD, Tell Me To Stay, has me smiling along from start to finish. The songs sound to me like a celebration. Whether evoking a a memory of wayward love or seeking a new love there is a joyous groove going on around the words (give ‘I Wanna Know’ and ‘Hey Baby’ a listen). And a lost love brings out a blues lamentation right out of the 60s-70s era Rock/R&B (check out ‘There Was A Time’ and see if you’re not reminded of the Allmans). ‘Spinning Wheels’ and ‘Little Red Car’ are icing on the cake for listeners. Rollicking joyrides about relationships… and cars. Tell Me To Stay is so much fun to listen to. Excellent stuff here from TJ McGlinchey. Charlie Silvestri host Up Close And Acoustic „
Experimental Gypsy Rock guitarist Will Hanza will transport you into a mystical state of mind with his improvisational playing from blues to folk, celtic to raga and spacey funk jams. He has been compared to Nick Drake, Warren Haynes and Jeff Buckley. He has performed at Brooklyn Bowl, World Cafe Live, Catskill Chill Music Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and shared bills with Moe., Lettuce, Dopapod, Lotus, Shakey Graves and more. He is also a featured contributor for Guitar World Magazine and has been featured on WXPN, PBS, Relix Magazine, The Village Voice and more. Will Hanza's musical spirit will touch your soul and take you to an unexpected place in time.
Audiences across the world have gravitated toward Dani Mari's beautifully haunting voice and simplistic elegant lyrics. Her ethereal vocals “seemingly casting a spell» and transport listeners to an era of nostalgia which exists within the depths of her soul.
She has been featured on NPR, BBC, MTV, Vogue, WXPN (including the Gene Shay Folk Show on WXPN) and Brooklyn Vegan and has collaborated with FEAR CLUB from Paris, Sun Glitters from Luxembourg and many other producers from around the world. She co-produces with hip-hop artist Brooklyn Shanti and was formally in the dreampop duo, Lockets. Dani Mari has performed with Sylvan Esso, St. Lucia, Twin Sister, Exitmusic, Widowspeak, Mates of State, Patti Smith, Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros, Of Montreal and more. She also created a series of songs & horror videos inspired by Dario Argento's movies about witches (Suspiria, Inferno & Mother of Tears) with Johnny Butler & premiered them at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. Dani Mari performs solo and with Will Hanza as the dark-folk duo Owl and Wolf. She also collaborated with Reverend TJ McGlinchey in the folk-pop duo Lovers League and released an EP with award winning producer Bill Moriarty (Lotus, Dr. Dog).
Dani Mari is the founder of Female Frequency, a music collective dedicated to empowering women & girls in the music industry. She created an album made entirely by women with co-founders I Am Snow Angel & Claire London, Kiran Gandhi, Ryat and many other female producers & engineers. Dani Mari is also in the process of producing her own album.
Owl and Wolf
Folktress Dani Mari has combined forces with the experimental sounds of Will Hanza. Their union infuses influences from americana, blues and folk music. The mixture of acoustic instruments with sultry melodies and harmonies create a sound that can be described as Dark Folk. The duo is set to release more music in the upcoming year.
Reverend TJ McGlinchey and Dani Mari have joined forces to create the band Lovers League. The project is a combination of their solo songs performed as duets. Christopher Davis-Shannon & Dean Gorfti complete the sound of the band with their folk-pop rhythms. Reverend TJ McGlinchey’s folk and blues flavor compliment Dani Mari’s nostalgic pop vocal melodies. Their harmonies are natural and free flowing. They have performed live on WXPN’s Folk Show hosted by Gene Shay and at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Their album «2» is produced by award winning producer Bill Moriarty (Lotus, Dr. Dog, Toy Soliders). Lovers League will be on tour throughout 2015 and plan to be back in the studio sometime in 2016.
I Am Snow Angel
I AM SNOW ANGEL fuses digital and organic elements, resulting in a sound that is both ethereal and earthy. The music is composed, performed, produced and engineered by recording artist Julie Kathryn. Her newest EP, Desert, is a project that illustrates the subtle complexities of desire, passion and longing.
I AM SNOW ANGEL has been featured by the Huffington Post, Indie Shuffle, Magnetic Mag, Creem
Magazine, Refinery 29, All Things Go and many more for her “fluorescent beats and emotionally
charged melodies.” A self‐sufficient artist, I AM SNOW ANGEL is one of the co‐founders of Female Frequency, a musical collective that is dedicated to empowering women and girls in the music industry.
The literal definition of Escaper is «one who escapes confinement». Founded in 2016, the Brooklyn based Post-Rock/Space-Funk Fusion quintet strive for a sound without limits.
“This up-and-coming juggernaut blends together effortlessly with each member adding his own unique flavor. The band’s music alone draws you in, but it’s their connection to it and to each other that truly completes the package. Their passion oozes out of each and every note they play as they seamlessly take turns controlling the stage.” — MusicFestNews.com (http://musicfestnews.com/2016/09/14/escaper-rockwood-music-hall-3/ )
Recently joining the Ropeadope Records roster, Escaper blends soaring melodies provided by Will Hanza (guitars) with funk-laced rhythms laid down by Andrew Nesbitt (drums) and Jay Giacomazzo. Weaving through this sound are the intricate yet lyrical textures of Adam Ahuja (keys) and Johnny Butler (sax). Slated to release their debut track «Lighthouse» on November 11th, 2016 and full album in early 2017, Escaper are in position to make their mark.
Band members have played everywhere from Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam and Catskill Chill to Brooklyn Bowl and The Blue Note Jazz Club. As Escaper, the band has already shared the stage with notable acts such as G-Nome Project and label mates The Flowdown.
Catch Escaper on November 6th at Brooklyn Bowl for the 20th anniversary celebration of Phish's record Billy Breathes sharing the bill with Aqueous, Jimkata, Teddy Midnight and more (presented by Brookladelphia and Brooklyn Bowl).
«There is an honesty to Valerie Orth's music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking.” — San Francisco Chronicle
A prolific songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Valerie's Brooklyn-by-way-of-San Francisco-influenced music is unique and authentic. Integrating live instruments with electronic sounds, her newest project, “Wake You,” carries the upbeat production and warmth of Sylvan Esso, the unexpected rhythms and percussion of Tune-Yards, and the dark vocals and trippy-ness of Portishead.
Valerie is a captivating performer, usually backed by her full band while singing addictively and playing electric guitar and Ableton Live’s Push. Her often-metaphorical lyrics are as spell-binding, and are steeped with palpable images.
Her songs take you on a journey through relationships and obsessions, yet Valerie is an activist at her core. Call-to-actions are even sprinkled throughout her lyrics: “make your move,” “get up, come and make some noise,” and “ask…knock, I’ll open up.”
She’s actively involved with Female Frequency, a collective dedicated to empowering women and girls in the music industry.
I love making music and have been doing so my whole life. I helped to start Soulspazm Records, an amazing underground hip-hop label, when I was „knee high to a duck“ and released my first vinyl, „Blaxploitation“ (1999), with L Fudge, the Masterminds, R-Son, Louis Logic and JJ Brown during the era when Rawkus roamed the earth supreme.
I released another vinyl-only indy EP (Deadline — 2001) before I was signed to Sony and then Universal with the Dum Dum Project — and we went on to create a specific brand of fusion between NY hip-hop and Indian music of all types from classical to Bollywood that's been recognized and used as a building block to this day.
We toured the world non-stop for 7 years and in 2006, Afrika Bambaataa was on tour in Asia and after seeing all of our work, recognized me as the „Indian Bambaataa“ for having spread true hip-hop values and education across much of Central and South Asia. I released my first solo album as the1shanti under that title the same year and released a self titled follow-up album on Rawkus in 2007.
Since then I've been experimenting with sounds, colors and videos under many names and it can all be found at brooklynshanti.bandcamp.com/
— most of it for free download. I own and operate a label called Someplace Called Brooklyn (someplacecalledbrooklyn.com) and spend much of my time traveling to collaborate with other artists, and teach them as much as I can from the knowledge I've picked up over the years. Otherwise, I'm giving talks, speaking on panels and other things people in my situation tend to do. As you dig deeper, yes, there is a story where ?uest Love totally hooked me up with Olivia Munn. You'll have to find that in the liner notes.
Ponyhof is the new project of New York-based singer and musician Carrie Erving. Ponyhof's debut album „Empires,“ which was released in January 2014, was written and produced by Erving and mixed by former DFA producer Eric Broucek (Eleanor Friedberger, LCD Soundsystem, !!!).
Now living full-time in Brooklyn, Erving writes songs that draw heavily on the influences of the four years she spent living in Europe: her love of electronic drums and analog synthesizers are a product of living for three years in Berlin, Germany, where she recorded and released her debut album and became a critically-acclaimed staple in the Berlin music scene under the moniker „Erving,“ and a year in Ireland studying the aural tradition of ballads and Sean-Nos singing helped her to shape an intensely personal and melodic singing and songwriting style.
Moving to Brooklyn in 2010, she reunited with friends from the indie rock community on her native side of the Atlantic and formed Ponyhof, a New York- based collective of musicians performing her new songs. Enlisting the help of renowned DFA mixer Eric Broucek to mix Ponyhof’s full-length debut, „Empires“ showcases the talents of cellist
and album co-producer/arranger Chris Loxley, drummer Ricky Petraglia, and bassist Robert Sahm (Le Loup), and features guest vocals by Will Butler (Arcade Fire).
Taking a new direction, Lauren shares unheard material combining electronics, acoustic instruments, live vocals & Butoh dancing
Dwight Remington (Dani Mari & Josh Steingard)
Experimental pop project by Brookladelphians Dani Mari & Josh Steingar
Dani Mari & Chris Miller
Dream pop duo formally in Philly band Lockets
Vilebred is a Philly-based experimental rock band, constantly churning out rich melodies, epic anthems and enough snark to make everyone a little uncomfortable. Following the footsteps of his brother Kurt Vile, Sam Vile is the musical architect that leads this circus, with influences ranging from The Violent Femmes to Radiohead. Band members include, Dug Gillan (bass/vocals) and Jeremy Dawson (Lead Guitar) of „The Nodd“, Chelsea Sue Allen (keys/vocals) who is also a talented solo artist of the same name, and Will Donahue (drums/vocals) who, while members sometimes come and go, has been in the band since the very beginning. Some reoccurring members include Dean Gorfti (Drums) and Gene Isayev (sax and flute).
Somewhere at the crossroads of traditional roots and modern psychedelic music lies Bad Faces; wry and plaintive, weathered but fresh, and all American.
Johnny Butler’s Raise It Up EP takes the saxophone into another dimension with a provocative style that is as thoughtful as it is danceable. With a formidable 7-track lineup of original songs, Raise it Up includes a smorgasbord of free/uncleared samples and instrumental contributions by Kassa Overall (Geri Allen, Vijay Iyer, KOOL AD) on drums, Aidan Carroll (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Melody Gardot) on bass, and JJ Byars (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Hungry Hands) on alto saxophone.
Over the past several years, Butler’s live shows have been a showcase of brilliant improvisation and beautiful electronic music. Groove-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Johnny Butler’s music is a bridge between the past and the present, bringing the artist face-to-face with a creative legacy that spans decades. On Raise it Up, Butler seamlessly alternates between saxophone, looping, and samples, building a nearly infinite palate of planetary and interplanetary sonics merged into a Frankenstein’s monster-ish list of styles and influences
Looking back, his full-length debut Carousel (voted “Best of 2013” by Jazz Journalists Association) appears to be much more of a mission statement than a simple introduction- laying the foundation for a field on which a brand new sound would soon be born. While Carousel was an introspective, moody travelogue through the Brooklyn cityscape, it certainly hinted at Johnny Butler’s inclination to expand beyond terrestrial means.
»After dabbling with resonances from John Coltrane and Miles Davis and enveloping his processed saxophone sound in cavernous reverb, Brooklyn-based Johnny Butler turns a polyphony of overdubbed horns (triggered by laptop) into Fritz Lang’s Metropolis machine."— DownBeat Magazine
Johnny has played at Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Bear Creek, Gathering of the Vibes, Telluride Jazz, Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, helped write and record the tenor and baritone saxophone parts on Beyonce‘s album 4, played with tUnE-yArDs at Summer Stage in New York, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) and Warren Haynes at a Midnight Ramble at Levon Helm’s Studio, Govt Mule at the Beacon Theater in New York, Joe Lally (Fugazi), Strangefolk at StrangeCreek, La La Brooks of Phil Spector’s Crystals, The Skeletons Big Band, worked with Grammy-award winner and former American Idol Judge Randy Jackson at Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles, and has opened up for Stevie Wonder, The Avett Brothers, Dr. John, Fitz and the Tantrums, Counting Crows, moe., Soulive, Sharon Jones and Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty, and the Funky Meters.
Raise it Up is Butler’s third solo release after Solo (2010) and Carousel (2013), and fourth album as a bandleader, releasing Fracture on London’s Hi4Head Records. In addition to his own work, Butler is a founding member of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, with whom he toured nationally from 2009 to 2013, recording two albums for Modern Vintage Recordings, Pound of Dirt (2012) and Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (2010).