Cruiser, a solo project by Philadelphia native Andy States, was brought to life in the walk-in closet of a crowded inner city loft. States’ demos eventually landed in the hands of Jeremy Park, producer of Youth Lagoon’s The Year of Hibernation, who offered to produce Cruiser’s EP after hearing the songs. With its infectious melodies and beachy guitars, the Cruiser EP captures the carefree essence of the summer months. Whether enjoyed in good company or completely alone, quite simply, Cruiser is meant to make you feel good. With Faux Slang.
9pm / $5
Many musicians struggle with pushing boundaries and looking ahead while honoring the past. But for electric pianist Jesse Fischer and his project Soul Cycle, that has never been an issue. “Fischer has the unbelievable ability to fuse the more traditional jazz with electronic, soul, psychedelia and world music to come up with a sound that no one else is doing.”
7pm / $10
The almighty StopNotPlayin Crew is back droppin the smash hits this Saturday. Djs Brownske La Rock, Argonomitron, and Lexx the Grand Wizzard keep all the fly guys and fly girls in the place rocking to 80's & 90's hip hop and all the soulful sounds that influenced it. Ain't nothin' but a party y'all!
10pm / No Cover
Whether laying his hat in Woodstock, the Appalachians, the high Arizona desert, or the canyons of Topanga over the years, Matthew O’Neill has been methodically writing, releasing and performing his own consistently engaging guitar-driven material. What sets O’Neill’s music apart is in no small part his versatile and singular guitar style, which melds elements as varied as virtuosic finger-picking,rock and roll riffs, and world music rhythms such as Colombian cumbia into an alluring alloy that can evolve seamlessly from painfully fragile passages, to plaintive solo lines, then into driving squalls.
9pm / $6
Ron Gallo (of Philadelphia's own Toy Soldiers) invites/forces friends and fellow musicians he's met along the way to be apart of a monthly variety show full of music, wild antics, odd collaborations, comedy, tributes to favorite artists and more in a good time, laid back setting.
3 is such a magical number. It's the first odd prime number, it's how many strikes you get in baseball, it's the amount of meals perfect people eat a day, it's a triangle, it's McDonald's, it's three unicycles, Jesus' favorite number, it's how many dollars I have at all times in my bank account, it's half a six pack, it follows 2 and comes before 4 and it's also what's going DOWN at Ortlieb's Lounge.
10pm / $3