Thursday, April 10, 2014

The 2nd Annual South St. Spring Festival May 3rd - Music Spotlight 2 of 4

The 2nd Annual South Street Spring Festival is coming up on Saturday May 3rd.
The Legendary Dobbs and Twisted Tail put together an amazing day of live music from the Sounds that make South St. We are doing a series to introduce you to these artists that will performing. We will have 2 Outdoor Stages, Street Performers and also music inside The Legendary Dobbs and Twisted Tail.
We will have 4 volumes for your listen pleasure!!!
Music Feature 2 of 4
2nd Street Stage
from 11pm to 7pm

 Rowboat Casino @7:00pm

Rowboat Casino is a high energy, content heavy, live hip-hop powerhouse from Philly. Since their onset in 2012 they’ve already played with music legends Black Thought (The Roots), Raekwon the Chef (Wu-tang), and Big Daddy Kane (Las Supper). While finishing up their debut EP “Boat Drinks” they’ve been gaining a lot of festival love starting with the Liberty Music Fest (Philly) in August, the Dewey Beach Music Conference (Delaware) and the CBGB Festival (NYC) in October. Get on the Boat!!

 Kid Felix @6:00pm

After forming in May 2011, Kid Felix quickly began to make themselves known within the Philadelphia music scene. They released their first EP November 2011 called 'Head Above Water', and with its success they gained international exposure as the Grand Prize regional finalists of the 2012 Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands, as well as playing both Bamboozle and the Warped Tour in the summer of 2012. Kid Felix then went on to solidify there role in the music scene when they released their second EP, 'Young Luck' in October 2012. 'Young Luck' grabbed the attention of some very important figures in the music industry today, allowing them to play to huge crowds in venues such at the TLA, World Cafe, Susquehanna Bank Center, Electric Factory and more. 

The Great Socio @5:00pm

Formed in 2010, The Great SOCIO is a four-piece Alternative/Groove/Rock band from the Philadelphia region. Their socio-sound is built of crushing bass/ drum rhythms, poetic lyrics and a wide array of custom synth tones. Their dedicated front-man dons a top hat - mustache combo like no other. His passion for entertaining and wooing every crowd parallels their biggest influences like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Doors and Rage Against the Machine. With a growing reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the Philadelphia area, The Great SOCIO questions tradition and  Since the release of their 2nd EP, 'Modern Grip’ in April 2013, the band has sold and distributed over 2,000 CDs including exclusive samplers and singles. Since they began traveling they've given more than 160 live performances at venues through their region from NYC, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Ohio and the Carolinas. In the anticipation of Modern Grip, fans backed The Great SOCIO's Kickstarter campaign to a generous total which stretched over $8,000.

 Zymotic Flow @4:00pm

Zymotic Flow is one of the fastest rising bands on the Philly Scene. There music is best described as the blending of classic alternative with modern day indie rock music. They have recent performed at the TLA on South St and host a month open jam at the Legendary Dobbs. 

Footwerk @3:00pm

Footwerk, a Washington, D.C. based, 6-piece pop fusion outfit, gives an intense, high-energy, head rocking and hot stepping experience to every audience they perform for. This Merrifield Records group is led vocally by the power duo of Melissa Moffett Jones singing from her heart and Kyle Higgs rapping instinctually from his gut.
Molding out their unique sound is Teddi Withers (keyboards), Eric Ri...vera (percussion), Fern Estrella (bass) and Josh Newmeyer (drums). Together they create a seemless blend of Rock rhythms under soulful Rap and R&B vocals. Footwerk mixes captivating dance beats with a wave of DC percussion which has forged something truly groundbreaking in the nation's capital. Footwerk's combination sound has made them wildly popular in an extremely diverse D.C. music scene always yearning for something new. Their regional success strongly suggests that they are ready to break out as they release a highly anticipated full length album in 2014.

The Quixote Project @2:00pm

We hail from the great state of New Jersey and are a neo-roots music outfit. From Rock to Rockabilly, Bluegrass to Blues we like to pull from traditional genres to blur the fine lines of modern music. VENUES & FESTIVALS: Philadelphia XTU 92.5 Anniversary show at Susquehanna Bank Arena, Escape to NY Festival, Camp Jam in the Pines, Dewey Beach Music Conference, NERFA, Millennium Music Conference, Liberty Music Festival, TLA (Theater of Living Arts), World Cafe Live (PA & DE), Legendary Dobbs, Arlene's Grocery, Tin Angel etc etc.

Modern Colour @1:00pm

 - "The White Stripes brought the blues into mainstream with their deconstructed stylings, The Black Keys continue this with their exceptional releases. Modern Colour keeps it simple and a little dirty (in a good way)."- Frank Friel- 100 Greatest Guitarist Page


While bursting onto the Philadelphia music scene as the city’s response to the deconstructed blues-rock pioneered by Jack White and The Black Keys, Modern Colour expanded their sound by experimenting with different genres and working with artists representative of each. Though the band is still a straightforward and in-your-face rock n’ roll group, a closer listen reveals layers of hip-hop, neo-so...ul, R&B, Americana, and funk influences hidden beneath the blues bars and driving drums.

Downtown Shimmy @12:00pm

From a city of rich musical heritage comes a new direction on old traditions. Philadelphia's The Downtown Shimmy grows out of the roots of American music and the offshoots that followed. With Ray Charles as an inspiration, they weave together threads of folk, blues, soul, gospel, R&B, funk, and rock into a crafted sound. It's delivered by a powerhouse quintet of piano, guitar, drums, bass, and harmonica who together build dynamics and melodic excitement into their grooves. The energy has become renowned on the national dance scene where the band is popular for fueling the dance floor. Even wallflowers can't help tapping their feet, because when the music moves, there's no sitting still.

April Mae and June Bugs @11:00am 

Americana under the influence of jump blues, swing, & with a dab of N'awlins for extra spice! High energy and deep vintage vibes!
The group was founded by April Iorio, lead vocalist and songwriter from the group South Saturn Delta. April and Dave have played regionally, toured Memphis, Mexico and were 2009 Emerging Artist finalists at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. Their original songs have enjoyed airplay nationally and internationally receiving CD reviews in France, Germany, Belgium and Norway.

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