Red Rum Club

RED RUM CLUBLiverpool-based alternative/indie sextet Red Rum Club craft catchy songs with western-inspired undertones.All six members originally played in separate bands before joining together in 2016, featuring Fran Doran (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Williams (guitar, backing vocals), Michael McDermott (guitar, backing vocals), Simon Hepworth (bass), Neil Lawson (drums), and Joe Corby (trumpet). The first time they entered the rehearsal space, many of them had not met before, although they bonded musically from the get go — aided by their extracurricular activities outside of the band, including weekly boxing sessions together. Their debut single, “Alone Together,” arrived months after forming, but it was a full three years before they had written and recorded their debut album, 2019’s Matador, which saw release through Modern Sky. Their sophomore LP, The Hollow of Humdrum, arrived the following October, bringing a wider palette to the group’s retro-centric style.

Tea Head ~ Noah Richardson ~ Down Dresser

**All events 21+ — valid ID required for entry**Doors: 7:00 pmShow: 7:30 pmTEA HEADTea Head is an Indie-Alternative Rock band based in Philadelphia, PA. Forming in 2018, Tea Head quickly became a popular name around the DIY music scene. In 2020, Tea Head signed with Freedive Records. Their first album, “Bachelor,” was recorded at Little Brother audio, in West Philly, and was released in October of 2021.https://teahead.bandcamp.com/NOAH RICHARDSON Noah Richardson, (23) is an alt-pop artist out of Philadelphia. Writing music in his funeral home basement, Richardson’s artistry has received interest all over, from NBCs’ “The Voice”’ to Unclear Magazine’s “Next Artist to Watch”. Richardson in less than a year has gone from playing the streets of Philly to playing in front of 15,000 people.  https://open.spotify.com/artist/360NtdnCpSL0T7eyEphdWW?si=iT2GKdvsRCKG1mJSiXIRCA DOWN DRESSEROne mans routine is another mans vicious cycle.Down Dresser are a musical collective originating in the sleepy suburbs of Philadelphia. Typically playing alternative music with inspirations in soul, rock, and psychedelic elements.Hoping to be here awhile, and its wonderful to meet you all.https://downdresser.bandcamp.com/

Veda Rays ~ Frend ~ Mandy Valentine

VEDA RAYSVeda Rays are an alternative rock band which began as a modern extension of traditional dream pop, indie & post punk. The group has since developed a unique voice through several years of steadfast experimentation, making records, and filing through the ranks of the Brooklyn DIY scene. Analog synths, treated samples, and other varied electronic elements add an atmospheric richness. The orchestral flourishes and texturally nuanced sonics oft times broaden the scope unto cinematic heights or tighten the focus down to minimal depths. The lyrics and imagery often explore liminal spaces of abstraction and surreality, channeling subconscious impulses reacting to the present moment.https://vedarays.bandcamp.com/FRENDPost-hardcore heartbreak.  Melodically screaming about hard feelings over angular hooks and heavy grunge.  It’s very cathartic for everyone involved. https://frendtheband.bandcamp.com/ MANDY VALENTINEhttps://mandyvalentine.bandcamp.com/music

Vulturo ~ Jim E. Brown

**All shows 21+ – valid ID required for entry*VULTOROhttps://vultoromusic.com/JIM E. BROWNPoet and Artist/Activist Jim E. Brown’s was born in Manchester on September 10, 2001 just one day before the 911.He is an alcoholic and has several degenerative conditions.https://jimebrown.bandcamp.com/

Starbenders ~ Magic Whatever

*All events are 21+ with valid ID required for entry*Doors: 7 PMShow: 7:30 PMSTARBENDERSAtlanta alt-glam band Starbenders will release their hotly anticipated sophomore album, Love Potions, on February 14 through Sumerian Records, fresh on the heels of 2019’s Japanese Rooms EP and serving as the follow-up to 2016’s Heavy Petting debut album.These are words similar to those which you will read on countless press releases, but there really isn’t anyone else out there doing what Starbenders have been doing since forming in 2014: The intoxicating combination of ‘70s glitter and ‘80s glam with new wave and new romantic, seduced into this new decade by four thrilling musicians and, in frontwoman Kimi Shelter, one of the most exciting songwriters in contemporary rock & roll.“It’s really interesting to see it bloom into what it is now,” says Shelter. “I guess us leveling up as far as musicians go, and having to be capable of pivoting — be decisive and be resourceful in the midst of creating as well — has really shaped us. The sound has captured this sort of restless, relentless side of my spirit.”https://www.starbenders.com/MAGIC WHATEVERMagic Whatever is an emerging Alternative Rock solo artist hailing from Los Angeles, California and is the brainchild of singer/songwriter, Trever Stewart. Blending musical elements from Rock, Pop, R&B, & electronic – He tells stories of his past, present, and future to reach out and connect with his audience on a personal level. https://open.spotify.com/artist/1m02BQX2BPiqVzbaxBueXT

BabyJake

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors8 PM ShowBABYJAKEMixing dance music, soft rock, hip-hop, and R&B in a style he calls “urban pop,” singer BabyJake first gained attention for his emotive 2016 single “Little Mess.” In 2018, he re-emerged with the buoyant, feel-good single “Miami.”  Raised in Fort Myers, Florida, BabyJake first began playing guitar around age eight. By the time he was  14, he was performing his own songs, drawing inspiration from singer/songwriters like Crosby, Stills &  Nash, Jackson Browne, and John Mayer, as well as his love of hip-hop and R&B. In 2016, while in college, he issued his debut EP, Little Mess, featuring the yearning title track ballad. Herring also collaborated with producer !KE on a remix of the song that caught on online, generating thousands of plays.  However, finding himself unhappy with college and looking for more creative focus, he decided to take several years off to reevaluate his musical direction.  He eventually relocated to Los Angeles and adopted the stage name BabyJake. In 2018, he returned with the single “Miami,” which showcased his more R&B- and electronic-influenced side that he dubbed “urban pop.” A second BabyJake single, “Cigarettes on Patios,” arrived in June 2019, followed by the EP Don’t Give Me Problems, Give Me Wine, in 2020. http://www.itsbabyjake.com/https://open.spotify.com/artist/07Asx51VtMw5kbNXKrpZlq?si=KeVUjHAyQE-xmXkRq4hBRA

Cola

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors8 PM ShowCOLACola is a new project from former Ought members Tim Darcy and Ben Stidworthy formed with US Girls drummer Evan Cartwright. “Blank Curtain” provides an exciting hint of the way the new project picks up some of the threads of the pair’s earlier work and weaves them into engaging new shapes, constructing a driving tangle of guitars around an arresting performance from Darcy. “What started as stripped-down open D songwriting with a CR-78 soon became a full album and new band. We wanted to see how far we could stretch our compositions with just drums, one guitar, one bass, and one voice.Blank Curtain is a quarter note kick drum pushing 240 bpm, a drone-like chord progression, and declarative vocals cutting through the haze. If you could invert the color of the Blank Curtain, you might have something like a Chicago house track that sounds like a band in a room.”

Good Kid ~ Phoneboy at Kung Fu Necktie

GOOD KID (TORONTO)Good Kid is a pack of rambunctious indie rockers, who blend J-Rock, Indie Rock, and Pop Punk influences into a non-stop barrage of energy and fun! The Toronto band, who just released their second EP has won over the hearts of fans with music and a heavy emphasis on visual art, Internet culture, and “fan lore”! Recently the band has seen an explosion of love from the gaming community. They’ve been included in the most recent official Fortnite Radio update and did a collaboration with FaZe clan to announce the signing of a new player! https://goodkid.bandcamp.com/track/orbitPHONEBOYIn an age of hyper-stimulated doom-scrolling and over-polished social media stars, humble Hoboken three piece Phoneboy are all about living in the moment. Singer/guitarists Wyn Barnum and Ricky Dana met at a tiny technical college lacking much of an indie scene. Pulling in Wyn’s childhood friend, bassist James Fusco, the three college boys bonded over a love of midwest emo. But while you may find a tinge of that teen angst that comes with youth, Phoneboy are ready to turn up.https://phoneboy.band/

All Away Lou ~ Lowercase Roses ~ 500 Bucks at Kung Fu Necktie

ALL AWAY LOUAll Away Lou is the new band from Lou Hanman; a 40 something, queer, English woman living in Philadelphia, PA, still playing punk rock three decades in because it’s fun and she needs it!The force behind UK punk rock faves Caves & Flamingo50, Lou moved to the US 6 years ago. Toured/ recorded drums, bass, guitar for the likes of RVIVR, Mikey Erg, Thin Lips, Katie Ellen, Queen of Jeans, WorriersLOWERCASE ROSEShttps://lowercaseroses.bandcamp.com/album/titanic-planet500 BUCKShttps://fivehundredbucks.bandcamp.com/track/shit-shape-heart

The Schizophonics ~ Lisa Christ Superstar ~ The Falling Out

THE SCHIZOPHONICSOver the last few years, The Schizophonics have built up a formidable reputation around the world as an explosive live act. Tapping into the same unstoppable combination of rock ‘n’ roll energy and showmanship that fueled THE MC5 in the heyday of the Grande Ballroom, their wild live show is heavily influenced by artists like JAMES BROWN, IGGY POP, JIMI HENDRIX, LITTLE RICHARD, and THE SONICS. Singer/guitarist Pat Beers and drummer Lety Beers formed the band in San Diego in 2009 and have worked tirelessly since then, playing hundreds of shows around the globe and winning 7 San Diego music awards. In 2013 they were recruited as the backing/opening band for EL VEZ, which helped the band make a name for itself in Europe. Since then, they’ve played in fourteen countries, and supported tours by like-minded acts like ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, LITTLE BARRIE, and THE WOGGLES and have opened for the DAMNED, HIVES and CAGE THE ELEPHANT. Shindig magazine described their live show “Like watching some insane hybrid of WAYNE KRAMER, JAMES BROWN, and the Tazmanian Devil”. “One of my favorite live bands ever!” proclaims Tim Mays, who has run the Casbah in San Diego for 30 years and has seen literally thousands of live bands come through his doors. “The Schizophonics bring the goods every time they play,” he enthuses.  The band is more than just an outstanding live act, they’re also committed to writing great, memorable songs.  After releasing 2 singles and an EP over the last few years on Munster, Ugly Things, and Pig Baby Records, they put out their first full-length album in July 2017 titled Land Of The Living on the label Sympathy For The Record Industry with famed record man Long Gone John. In January of 2019 they started work on their 2nd LP recruiting Dave Gardner (Hot Snakes, RFTC) mixing engineer Stephen Kaye ( JD McPherson, Mike Krol) and Pierre De Reeder (Rilo Kiley) to put their live, raw sound to tape. The album titled People in the Sky will be released on October 31st, 2019 on Pig Baby Records. LISA CHRIST SUPERSTARPhiladelphia based husband and wife duo are the architects behind the guitar-driven triad, LISACHRISTSUPERSTAR. Formerly Workhorse III, LISACHRISTSUPERSTAR consider themselves a hard rock band, but the diversity of their music makes them so much more! The one certainty is that vocalist/guitarist Lisa Lyne Flynn (aka LISACHRISTSUPERSTAR), bassist/vocalist Steven McCarthy and drummer Eric Perfect, worship at the altar of the mighty riff! The members have played in many well-known bands such as Savage 3D, Limecell and Pagan Babies. When you put these three explosive musicians together, you get a diverse pool of music in which to swim.https://lisachristsuperstar.com/ THE FALLING OUThttps://thefallingout1.bandcamp.com/