The Clock Reads make their debut at World Cafe Live (upstairs) in Philadelphia on July 15th!
Featuring an opening set by Philadelphia's gnarbot!
Doors at 7pm
— The Clock Reads, hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, draw on a diverse range of musical tastes to form their unique sound. Formed in 2013 and fully fledged by 2014, the band is comprised of graduates of the University of Pittsburgh. With roots in jazz, funk, latin, and classic rock, The Clock Reads strives to cultivate a unique sound. Each member brings a unique background of influences and tastes, creating a collaborative of avant grooves and modern jam styles.
The Clock crafts their sound from the music that is constantly surrounding their lives. Their arsenal of original tunes is as varied as their musical tastes. The backbone of their sound is formed by tight communication, often allowing the band to transcend the “known” and “recognizable” into uncharted territory. This energy creates an exciting environment for both the band and the audience.
The Clock Reads has quickly made a name for themselves in the local music scene, playing major venues throughout Pittsburgh, and several festivals in the surrounding areas. They received critical acclaim as «one of Pittsburgh's best up-and-coming bands of 2016» by CBS Pittsburgh.
Years in the making, gnarbot is a project that draws from a broad sonic palette to create a unique blend of sounds inspired by modern artists like Animals as Leaders, The Donny McCaslin Quartet, and Flying Lotus as well as classics like The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, and King Crimson. Still in their 20's, members of the band have attained great experience in the music world: tours with Jon Anderson of Yes and John Wetton of King Crimson/UK, bills shared with Parliament Funkadelic, Lettuce, Project Object, Papadosio, Squarepusher and Mark Guiliana, and endorsements by major companies such as Meinl Cymbals and DigiTech. As a new band on the scene, gnarbot endeavors to push boundaries, turn heads, and offer a fresh and energetic musical perspective.