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Dave Kiss Presents

All the Living and the Dead ~ Mesmer ~ Dark Arc

Ages 21 and up
Friday, August 16
Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets.

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM

All the Living and the Dead (Vinyl Release Show!)
All the Living and the Dead is a five-piece, Philly-based indie pop rock band that blends the energy of rock with multi-layered vocal harmonies. Formed in 2022, the members have played in and around the Philly scene in bands such as The Bigger Lovers, Mason Porter, Missing Palmer West, and Space Ate Mafia.

Using the tried-and-true rock ‘n’ roll trio format, Mesmer bounces between concise, 3-minute pop songs and guitar freak-outs twice that length. First active in the mid-90s to early aughts, they took a 20-something year break to play in other bands like Lefty’s Deceiver, Audible, The Bigger Lovers, Future Tips, Swivel Chairs, Static Shapes and more. They’re back now. 

Dark Arc
DARK ARC was born from a collective passion for 70’s riff rock reminiscent of iconic bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath. Led by dynamic singer/guitarist Kristine Kennedy, who pulled stints as a bassist in various Philly bands such as Lefty’s Deceiver, Audible, and Rhode Island, as well as a notable tenure as guitarist for Mazarin (later rebranded as Light Heat). Rounding out the rhythm section are drummer Bret Tobias, renowned as the frontman of Bigger Lovers and currently active with The Bret Tobias Set, and bassist Ed Hogarty who, keeping it all in the family, was also in Bigger Lovers and Lefty’s Deceiver.

Together, DARK ARC channels the raw energy and timeless allure of heavy chords, pounding drums, and intricate bass lines, offering a celebration of the sheer power and sonic depth of classic rock while drawing on their diverse influences. They began playing live in 2023 with a show at Ortliebs and then opening for Chicago gut-punch Djunah at Silk City. They are currently recording their first batch of original songs.


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