Wednesday, February 21, 2018

WACKEN Philly Metal Battle March 9th - Meet the Bands!!


For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival, Wacken Open Air in Germany, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes (prizes info). For the second year, Wacken Metal Battle USA is returning to America and will be hosting qualifying rounds in select cities across the nation. The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2018 festival taking place from August 2nd through the 4th in WACKEN, Germany.
Last Year was won by Philadelphia's own Corpse Hoarder!


Sponsors / Media Partners:

Los Cabos Drumsticks






Dungeon Works Productions
Asher Media Relations
Rind Records



Friday March 9th, 2018 
Bar 2300 - 2300 Swanson St, - Philadelphia, PA. 19148
doors at 7pm / Cover $10.00  21+
FREE PARKING

Set Time 8:30pm


We are four friends with a love for Metal looking to do something new! Chris Moore (Bass) and Tim Swisher (Vocals/Guitar) are from a local metal band "Abolish". Mike Straiton Lead Guitarist and Cliff Fritts Drums played for another local metal band named "Pummel". Both bands thrived in the mid to late 90's and were well known in the local underground metal scene. Playing in all the great local clubs and opening for such acts as Morbid Angel, Crowbar, Overkill, Fear Factory and even Iron Maiden at the Electric Factory. "Eyes of the Living" is a new project with a variety of influences that punches a hole in the fabric of sound! enjoy!!


Set Time: 9:20pm


Liminality is the stage of ambiguity and disorientation an individual inhibits while in the middle stage of a ritual. These individuals no longer hold their pre-ritual status, nor do they belong to the status which they will achieve after having completed the ritual. It is a state of standing within the threshold of what once was and what will be. 
ANDHERA's beginnings are much the same as the liminal phase of a ritual practice. Separating themselves from prior musical endeavors, ANDHERA's members began creating something entirely new together. ANDHERA sets out to create a new experience for fans, using both audio and visual stimuli to portray their creative processes. Now the ritual is almost complete



Set Time: 10:10pm



Assayer
Set Time: 11:00pm


Formed in early 2010, Assayer was forged with a wide variety of influences. With a sound rooted in the traditional American metal of Metallica and Pantera, Assayer blends in progressive and extreme elements seamlessly to create a sound that is both familiar, yet distinct. Spending almost two years in the studio perfecting their craft, they are now armed with their new release "Return to the Throne" and are ready to unleash their brand of progressive extreme metal upon the world.



Stealing Fame
Set Time: 11:50pm




We are called STEALING FAME because of the fact that fame is never given freely, but must be stolen.
Stealing Fame has taken the Philadelphia area by storm since the debut of their revamped line up in August 2013. The release of their first full length album has gained attention from fans, venues and press alike. Having shared the stage with bands like Bobaflex, Alestorm, Blameshift, Screaming for Silence, Romantic Rebel, Swashbuckle, October Rage and Royal Bliss, Stealing Fame brings a stage show that packs a punch and doesn't let up. If you haven't caught them yet, don't wait, you won't regret it.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

DVT Artist Opportunities in 2018


DVT Entertainment (Jim Thorpe & Vince Volz) would like to wish everyone a great Holiday and a prosperous 2018 to end out the year!!!

2017 was another great year for DVT with the all Festivals and club bookings. We met so many new artists this year along with continuing to work with local, regional and national artists.
Going in to 2018 we'll be looking forward to guiding many Artists careers. Below are some of the opportunities we have and how you can possibly get involved.

We are looking for bands who take their careers seriously, don't over saturate their area and treat every show as an event!

Here is what DVT has going on in 2018
So lets Innovate - Create - Execute great music events together.
For all inquires: dvtevents@gmail.com

Club Bookings

The Grape Room
105 Grape St. Philadelphia, PA,
Capacity: 175
Style of Music: Alt Rock, Indie Rock, Jam, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Electronic, Singer Songwriter, etc.

Formerly The Grape Street Pub, The Grape Room has a long history of supporting local live music in Philly. offers live music, open mic nights, and comedy six nights a week just steps from the neighborhood’s popular Main Street. Artists like: G. Love, Amos Lee, Jeff  Buckley, Halestorm, Luminaires, Zack Myers (Shinedown), Isle of Q, Huffamouse, Mark Ford ( Black Crowes ) and countless others have played or got there start here.



Broken Goblet BREWING 
Current Address: 1500 Grundy Ln, Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007
April/May Address: 2500 State Rd. Bensalem, PA. Style of Music: all

BGB has been a favorite spot this year for artists with the acoustic and full band shows along with their amazing brews.
In Spring 2018, they will be opening a new KILLER location that is 4000 sqft and pro stage and sound. We will be booking local, regional and nationals here. STAY TUNED!!!





BAR 2300 / 2300 Arena
2300 S. Swanson St. Philadelphia, PA (South Philly)
Bar 2300 Capacity: 350
2300 Arena Capacity: 1800
Style: All - local/regional/national

DVT shows here are once or twice a month. All shows are treated as an Event and shows need to draw 150-200 minimum.
Pro Sound, Stage and lighting, Free Parking. Easy Load IN.






Festivals

South Street Spring Festival
Front to 9th Sts on South
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, May 5th 20189
Style: alt rock, jam, funk, soul, indie - family friendly sets

This kicks offs DVT's Summer Season with SSSF that attracts over 66,000 people each year. We program two main full production stages and various street performance throughout South St.



2nd Street Festival
Northern Liberties
The Schmidt's Commonsat the Piazza
August  8th or 9th 2018

just like the South Street Festival over 60,000+ people attend. We program the music on the Piazza Stage. 8-10 artists perform throughout the day on the large stage in the courtyard.



7th Annual Liberty Musicfest
held at The Grape Room and Broken Goblet Brewery
working on expanding venues in Manayunk
August 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Style: ALL
The Liberty Musicfest (LMF) started in 2011 based around the concept of original music showcases, educational music business panels, vendors, networking and workshops.
This year’s festival is the largest yet with 88+ artists spanning all genres and has been organized by DVT Entertainment with our sponsors Unclaimed Bands, SSA Music and Broken Goblet Brewery.  Bringing together musicians, fans and industry professionals for one incredible weekend filled with entertaining & informative events. The festival seeks to introduce music enthusiasts to up-and-coming local, on the cusp regional and national artists as well as provide tips and tricks to attendees on industry topics.
We have 3 stages at the Grape Room, one outdoor and 2 inside. The street is shut down with a large stage, street vendors and more!!!!



Bar 2300
December 2018 ( TBD)

Hesheyfest is a yearly Dobbs(J.C. / The Legendary) Family Reunion and benefit concert. We will gather  at Bar 2300, inside the incredible 2300 Arena located at 2300 S. Swanson St, in South Philly in December. In past, Rock to the Future Music Program and Eric Miozzi (help with his battle against Cancer) were the recipients.
Stay tuned for info on Hesheyfest 2018



Other DVT Entertainment Services
DVT Entertainment is about helping artists and venues achieve goals together. 
All initial consultations are free.

Artist Development
looking for guidance? We sit down with artists to discuss their current status and find out their goals. We help with game plans, music releases, tours, image, sound and other aspects of your career.

Music Biz Career Guidance
Want to get involved in the music business? Want to be a booking agent, Stage Manager, Tour Manager, Venue Owner? We can sit down and discuss your aspirations and if we don't have an answer for you we will put you in touch with someone who does.

Interested in being an intern for DVT - Please contact us

Event Management
Are you putting together an event and don't know where to start, what you need and other planning tools? This is what DVT is known for. Our ability to run small to large events smoothly. We understand all facets of an event, from music, sound, staging, scheduling, organization, security needs, permits, budgeting and so much more. DVT has been involved in dozens of large events and 10's of thousands of club bookings.

Venue Consultation
Looking to open a venue? Looking to add Music to an establish location? DVT are experts in this area. Jim is a former music venue owner (Grape St, Pub) and has designed and consulted over 400 entertainment venues and restaurants. DVT can help with budgeting costs for your location plus staffing and setting up schedules and show budgets.





Monday, October 9, 2017

HESHEYFEST 2017 presented by DVT Entertainment


Hesheyfest is a yearly Dobbs(J.C. / The Legendary) Family Reunion and benefit concert. We will gather on Sunday Dec 3rd at Bar 2300, inside the incredible 2300 Arena located at 2300 S. Swanson St, in South Philly. This new 350 person capacity multi-use venue boasts a brand new house sound system, beautiful bar, food & drinks and plenty of space to relax and enjoy an event. 

On 12/3, DVT Entertainment will host the 2nd annual Hesheyfest! Named in honor of former Dobbs owner and South Street Staple, Heshey Schlacterman, this is all ages from (1pm-9pm) benefit concert will showcase an incredible lineup of local & regional musicians plus vendors, raffles and a few surprises. We will also invite all Football fans to join us at our 21+ after party in the same location to watch that nights Eagles game vs Seattle. More details to come


Here's where it gets personal for us all. This year rather than a music program, Heshey has asked that we come together to raise funds and awareness for a member of our own music community, Eric Miozzi of SPREAD THE HAPPY PRODUCTIONS, in his ongoing battle against cancer. Many of you know Eric and his wife Christy but for those of you who don't, their love and passion for music and those who create it and their support of the arts is unparalleled and we would like to return the favor. Help us #Spreadthehappy !

Event Link:



Tickets available 10/8 at 4pm online

Ticket Price : $15 adv $20 dos

If you would like to volunteer, donate a basket or an item to be raffled off or if you would like to secure a vendor table, please let us know by email and we can get to work!

Thank you

Vince Volz & Jim Thorpe

DVT Entertainment
Dvtevents@gmail.com

Meet the Artists Performing:






Distorted Sun is a 4 piece rock band that was formed in Marlton, NJ in 2017. The band infuses sounds from Rock, Metal, Blues and funk to create a fusion of sound that cuts through today's modern noise.


In a time where people are questioning "Is rock and roll dead? " Distorted Sun yells back defiantly "HELL NO"!



MACH 22 - 8:15pm


As the name implies, MACH22’s rise is set to mach speed, with no turning back. Their presence, attitude, and sound, are winning audiences over at every show.
MACH22 is as authentic as you can get in a pure rock and roll band. Their songs span the emotional spectrum, capturing that classic feel with a modern rock edge. With their killer riffs, bluesy rhythms, and soulful delivery, they keep their audiences hooked for the entire set. The MACH22 sound echoes the tone of classic rock but imprints a style all their own.
They may be young, but they’ve already racked up some impressive credentials: Most recently opening for Bon Jovi, Guns ‘N Roses on the “Not in This Lifetime… Tour”, Jay Z, Linkin Park, Kid Rock, Slayer, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Stained, Slash, Halestorm, Black Label Society, Steel Panther, and many, many more. They have also made their mark at such events as the Made in America Festival, as well as repeat appearances at Rocklahoma.



Kuf Knotz - 7:30pm


Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists. No musical territory goes unexplored when it comes to Kuf, and it is this attitude that has led him to open for top acts - Ms Lauryn Hill, Robert Glasper, THE ROOTS, The Wailers, Common, Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, RED BARAAT, Inspectah Deck, Amos Lee, Steel Pulse, ZAC DEPUTY, Josh Ritter, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Soulive & RISING APPALCHIA to name a few.
The new album by Philadelphia- and Brooklyn-based artist Kuf Knotz — pushes the boundaries of hip-hop.
“My music’s always had a pretty broad spectrum as far as influences go,” he says. “It feels really natural to blend genres. I’ve always just felt that music is music.”





Roots of a Rebellion [ROAR] hail from Nashville, TN and bolster Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between touring, ROAR has released an "Inner Light EP" in 2012, a full-length album "Heartifact" in 2014 and most recently "A Brother's Instinct" in 2016.

Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, NEEDTOBREATHE, Slightly Stoopid, moe, Trombone Shorty, North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, and countless others, Roots of a Rebellion is proud to represent another side of Music City, USA. 





Da Rezarekt is a one of a kind band on the scene. A scholar of Philly Hip Hop, front man Supreem met up with the funkadelphia bass player Low B Puffy D to embark on a musical journey. Searching for a guitar player, in walks ‘Guitar Grrrl’ Marisa for an audition. Within minutes, the dynamic pair knew something special just arrived to the band known as Da Rezarekt. With the addition of funky drummer ‘Supa Star Dar’, Da Rezarekt has become the liveliest band on the planet.
Their live performances is a sight to be seen, heard and felt with a FunkRockHop sound and insane energy that hasn’t been experienced in a long time; with people dancing, laughing, grooving, rockin’ out and having a great time at each show.Recently, the band has played the Vans Warped Tour 2009, SXSW 2009 & 2010, Dewey Beach Music Conference & Festivals, Red Gorilla Fest 2009 & 2010 and multiple supporting dates for Pyschostick. Da Rezarekt has embarked on several tours in the north and southeast corridors.

Sweet Leda - 5:15pm

Powered by Julie Cymek’s sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, Sweet Leda is taking the diverse mid-Atlantic music scene by storm as one of the most exciting and accomplished live acts on the rise. In fact, Lou Plaia (co-founder of Reverbnation) describes them as “the highlight of every festival they play.” With its rich blend of new school funk, psychedelic rock, soul and pop, Sweet Leda’s heartfelt original music can best be described as a female-fronted, soul-based, Zeppelin meets Chili Peppers!

Among the band’s many milestone achievements are: four Tri State Indie Music Awards, including the Groupie’s Choice Award in 2012; Best Emerging Artist DC/Baltimore in The Deli Magazine’s reader’s poll in 2011; sharing the stage with bands like Galactic, 311, and Jefferson Starship; performing at festivals with the likes of Citizen Cope, G Love, Cake, Live, Lake Street Dive, and Tedeschi Trucks; writing the end-credit title track for the feature film Lovely Molly by Ed Sanchez (Blair Witch Project); being hand-picked by Allman Bros. drummer Butch Trucks to open for his band at the Roots Rock Revival Masters Camp; and performing at Summerfest in Milwaukee 2013 and 2015.


Stephen Rose - 4:30pm


Stephen Rose has been involved in the performing arts for many years. His experience ranges from musical theater, to television and film, to songwriting and live band performances and more. His rock band Bong Hits For Jesus has been featured on 93.3 WMMR in Philadelphia and toured extensively across the country. This site is a demonstration of his music as a songwriter in both the band format and as a solo artist.



JDT - 3:45pm



Back in early 2015, Joey DiTullio cultivated his vision and created JDT, an all original, riff-oriented rock project, blasting a fresh new sound with Joey behind the wheel. Joey is always working on new material, and his band’s live performances are both unpredictable and unforgettable. Joey hand-picks each member of the band to create a musical chemistry that makes every show a unique experience.

The excitement surrounding JDT is palpable, as people anxiously await his every move. Joey works around the clock to bring rock and roll back to the forefront while expanding his fan base to a higher level. His drive is unmatched, and all the hard work is not going unnoticed. Just make sure you can see the stage.






Chad Jenkins is a Philadelphia, PA singer/songwriter and TV cameraman/producer. 







Adorable punk rock from the east coast, Good Look, Sigourney is all about having a good time. Good Look, Sigourney fluidly combines in-your-face guitars with infectious dance rhythms alongside conscience lyrics and heavy melodies. They really dig what they do and hope you do too! With one of the fastest growing fan bases in New Jersey, if not the east cost, Good Look, Sigourney is primed to catch your attention this year. On August 18th of 2017 the band released their second thematic ep, titled Mars Will Send No More. The bands first ep, An Aquatic Situation (2016) along with Mars Will Send No More are available on ITunes, Bandcamp and Spotify as well. 
Musically Good Look, Sigourney isn't easy to define. One fan described them as a cross between the Foo Fighters and Goldfinger while another fan referred to them as the Beatles of punk rock. However one thing is for sure and that is their undeniable cuteness. The band is quickly becoming known for their high energy live performance and their undoubtedly catchy songs. Songs like "Chutes and Ladders" and "Glitter" have a feel as if you would hear them on a pop top 40 station while songs like "Just Time" and "Ceiling" are songs you would expect to hear in a dingy punk rock dive bar. Take a listen for yourself or catch them in a town near you..


Evil Snout
- 1:30pm 




Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hidden Treasures from the 70's Vol: 1 - Rock/Prog/Pysch/soul Bands



Hope everyone had a great summer and saw lots of live music! I am an avid vinyl collector and have been collecting a lot of rare 70's artists from Rock, Proto Metal, Prog/Pysch. After researching the early 70's era i found so many incredible bands that got lost in the shuffle. A lot of these bands never got the push from the labels, also created music that wasn't deemed popular by the Major Labels. Thanks to Youtube and Discogs makes it possible in finding these rare gems! Here is Volume: 1 - hope you enjoy and find a new/old band to become of fan of!!! - Jim Thorpe/DVT Entertainment

Birtha


I am so glad to have found this all female band, Birtha. An American all-female rock band of the early 1970s.Each of the band members contributed lead vocals and harmonies. They put out 2 LP's "Birtha" and "Can't Stop the Madness". There sound is driving hard rock with harmonies and with exception musicianship. Musically comparably to James Gang, Zeppelin and Deep Purple. Below is a a youtube video of their song



Buffalo


Buffalo is a largely unrecognized band within the Australian music scene for 1972 to 1977, Buffalo was possibly Australia's first proto - heavy metal band, pre-dating other pioneering Australian hard rock/metal acts. The band's sound is comparable to Black Sabbath, whom they supported during an early 1970s tour. Buffalo remained an underground band. This was largely due to a lack of airplay on radio, with "commercial radio" virtually blacklisting the band. They put out 5 Lp's. my favorite is "Vocanic Rock". Check out the live video of "Sunrise" off that record.



Sir Lord Baltimore


Sir Lord Baltimore was a huge discovery for me. This band rocks beyond belief godfathers of proto metal/stoner act. There sound like everyone in the early 70's is like Sabbath and Deep Purple. They put out 2 Lp's in the 70's "Kingdom Come" and "Sir Lord Baltimore" both albums are highly recommended. they did put out a record in 2006 with just lead vocalist/drummer John Garner.
Check out the viseo which is their full record "Kingdom Come"




KHAN


KHAN was a huge surprise when I found their only release "Space Shanty" from 1972. This is cutting edge progressive rock for the time period. The music progresses through ambient atmospheric to hard rock, fusion and straight hard rock vocals in the vain of Ian Gillan. The LP is diffently hard to find and pretty pricey mainly because of the limited release of this Canterbury scene band. 




Baby Huey




Baby Huey is a soul singer out of Gary, Indiana. His only release The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend produced by Curtis Mayfield was a key influence on hip hop music. He had a psychedelic brand of soul and a vocal style that drew comparisons to Otis Redding, the 400 pound Baby Huey was set to break nationally with his 1971 debut album. Unfortunately, a fatal heart attack prevented him from seeing the release of the disc. Baby Huey's lone album has become a sought-after collectible soul fanatics. The LP was released on Vinyl. Check out



Fuzzy Duck

Here is a real gem of band, Fuzzy Duck. Don't let the name fool you they are English Underground Progressive Rock band that is truly amazing. Their 1971 release "Fuzzy Duck" was limited to 500 copies, it has been reissued on CD. Its tragic that the band broke up just after this was released. Its guitar/keyboard driven , strong melodies and songwriting. This worth checking out!



Armageddon


Okay, I saved my favorite for last, Armageddon. these guys only released one self-titled LP in 1975. This is a blistering record from beginning to end it features Keith Relf of the Yardbirds and Bobby Caldwell of Captain Beyond. This is one of those records that has every element of Hard Rock, Musicanship, Jams and killer songs. All I can say is listen to music below and you decide!!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

2017 Liberty Musicfest Meet the Artists Performing at Broken Goblet Brewery (Bristol,PA) Aug 17 thru 19th




The 6th Annual Liberty Musicfest
Wed. Aug 16th thru Sunday Aug 20th

The Grape Room - Broken Goblet Brewery - Pretzel Park
Event Page: Click Here 

Bringing together musicians, fans and industry professionals for one incredible weekend filled with entertaining & informative events. The festival seeks to introduce music enthusiasts to up-and-coming original independent on the cusp regional and national artists. As well as provide tips and tricks to attendees on music industry topics such as publishing, touring, and social media. It is a huge networking festival that you can meet artists and music professionals.



1500 Grundy Ln.  Bristol, Pennsylvania

http://www.brokengoblet.com/


About

Broken Goblet Brewing is changing your perspective of how you experience small craft beer. Come visit and let us show you that broken can be BEAUTIFUL.



Thursday, August 17th, 2017

XPresidents -Philadelphia  time: 10:00pm


Music is singular to the individual: We each bring something to the table the others don't have, and together we create something that is unique. If you were to take a cross-section of who we are, and what we do, you'd find permutations of that which has already been done: At the core, we're a power trio, and an MC fronts the band. Growing up in the late 90s, early 2000's unfortunately I remember that era of bands categorized as 'rap-rock' (..and zero guitar!!); yet none of those bands were equipped with a neo-soul wizard on the keys. Conversely, there are many r&b outfits that dabble in hip hop and soul; yet, I've yet to see one with a lead guitar player blowing LA rock guitar through a Marshall stack. We deal in rock, jazz, funk, reggae, neo-soul, and we play live. We can take to any stage, in any circumstance and do what we do without the aid of a computer. It's real, and that in and of itself, I believes sets this band apart. Marv has a story to tell, we help him tell it. There are 4 different versions to this story, and what I've laid before you is simply how I see it….


Miss Fareira - Philadelphia  time: 9:00pm


I am a singer/songwriter looking to make a break. I love music -All types of music. Come visit often to get updates on shows I will be playing and youtube updates!! thank you for all your support! ♥ ♥ ♥


Justin Angelo Lancaster PA time: 8:00pm


“Angelo’s main influences are John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band and Jason Mraz, which are reflected in his laid-back music. Angelo’s demeanor is reminiscent of singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, as he speaks calmly and thoughtfully about the importance of staying humble, knowing yourself and mindfulness — especially in terms of his music.”
Janelle Janci, LNP Newspaper



Friday, August 18th, 2017
Memphis Crawl New York  time: 10:00pm


"Bluesy","Ballsy","Soulful" and "Convention Defying"….These are some of Words that Have Been Used to Describe Memphis Crawl. The Crawl was Formed in NYC by Charismatic Frontman Matty O'Brien on The Blue-Collar Streets of New York City….The Son of a Counter Culture Mother From Brooklyn and A Country-Blues Bred Outlaw Daddy From The South, Matty was Raised on a Strict Diet of Rock n Roll and Delta Blues and even as a Small Child it was Clear that this "Old Soul"... Was a Natural Performer....Soon after putting the Group Together Matty Found some Of the Heaviest Cats Around…..Guitarist Stevens, Bassist Arvin Q. Rojas and Percussionist Michael Powder... From Their First Jam Session Together it was Obvious That Their collective Energy and Chemistry was Truly Something Special and a Once in a Lifetime gift.This Four Piece PowerHouse has Toured all over the U.S. from NYC to Los Angeles and parts of Europe....Their Fanbase Known as "The CrawlDogs" have Become a Huge Funky Family... Kind of a Cross Between a Counter Culture Commune and a Traveling Circus.If You Get a Chance to see the band Live...you will quickly find out why their motto is "play like its your last night on Earth!!'.



Good Look,Sigourney Vineland, Nj.  time: 9:00pm


Good Look, Sigourney is all about a good time. They fluidly combine in-your-face guitars with infectious dance rhythms along side conscience lyrics and heavy melodies. Their undeniable cuteness will surely stick with you



Norton Scott Star Vehicle Philadelphia, PA time: 8:00pm


Jersey born Norton Scott writes songs with the intention that the next one you hear becomes a new favorite. His music immerses listeners into a life lived with uncommon emotional depth, swept away by complex relationships and world events, always seeking an underlying truth to tether the soul. What you hear is all him; there are no overdubs. Scott uses two mics clamped together with one connected to a harmonizer to achieve his rich, unique sound.
After years of fronting local alternative rock acts while quietly pursuing a writing career, Scott returned to the start and stepped out from behind the curtain of his co-opted rock persona. Now residing in Philadelphia (by way of Los Angeles and New York) he's built his "star vehicle" not only to reach further frontiers of exposure, but also new heights of ecstatic escape, universal truth and general understanding. If nothing else, he's learned at last that flying into the unknown is often its own reward.






Saturday, August 19th, 2017


Siravo Hainesport, NJ  time: 10:00pm

Siravo combines aggressive hard rock with meaningful melodies for a familiar yet unique, signature sound. With a palette consisting of pounding drum beats, driving bass lines, blaring guitars, and heartfelt vocal melodies, Siravo reaches out and pulls listeners from the inside out. Their perpetual endeavor to push the envelope while maintaining a nostalgic tip of the hat to rock music’s roots started in 2007.




Epoch Failure - Trenton,NJ  time: 9:00pm


Epoch Failure is a NJ urban pop duo, resulting from the collaborative efforts of singer/producer Billy Joe Marrero and rapper Nick Young. Their music is mixed and co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Hume (Lil’ Jon, Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull).
Epoch Failure's first single "Champion" remains a breakout sync track in the sports world. Earlier this year, it was played during the post-game celebration of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. It's also been featured by The NFL Network, ESPN, Fox Sports, NASCAR, WWE, NBC Sports, NY Knicks, NY Giants, Denver Broncos and the Australian Football League.
The group's follow-up single was a reinvention of Bon Jovi's legendary anthem, "Livin' on a Prayer". It reached the Top 10 on Spotify's Viral 50 USA chart, which highlights the most shared and trending tracks in the country. The song was also featured by ESPN during their NFL Sunday Countdown programming throughout the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl lead-up coverage. Upon discovering the Epoch Failure version, Bon Jovi shared the song across all their major online platforms. In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and cowriter Desmond Child have offered the following joint statement of praise:
"The powerful new version of 'Livin' On A Prayer' by Epoch Failure retells the intimate story of Tommy and Gina, set in an urgent urban landscape. It captures the song's timeless message, lifting the banner of hope and faith for a whole new generation of working class heroes. Epoch Failure is a winner!" - Jon Bon Jovi & Desmond Child




MinervaPhiladelphia, PA time: 8:00pm


Messages of hope embedded in emotionally driven rock... 
Much like Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and sponsor of the arts from whom they take their name, Peg and Kevin combine both their passion for music with a desire to inspire and heal others.