Thursday, July 21, 2016

5th Liberty Musicfest - Meet Artists - Sunday August 1st ( Night Time) @ The Grape Room, Manayunk

The Liberty Musicfest (LMF) is Philadelphia's Premier Independent Music Festival. This year will feature 80+ Artists from 25 different States with diverse music styles ranging from Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Punk, Singer Songwriters, Rock, Alternative, Progressive, R&B, Experimental, etc.

What makes LMF special is our focus on Networking and building relationships between artists and Industry. We provide Workshops, Seminars, Mentor Sessions for Artists looking to talk to music industry professionals. This year we are adding street vendors and an outdoor stage on
Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 8pm FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
The whole event will be centered around THE GRAPE ROOM. Located at 105 Grape Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19127

These blog postings are to introduce you to the wide variety of Artists performing each day.
Below are Links to all the Artists Performing. Check them out, please share them and just maybe. You will discover your new favorite artist!

#LMF2016 #DVTentertainment #justshowup

Check out a sample of the Artists Performing
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Sunday, August 21st
Main Stage Night Time

Kid Felix
Performance time: 10:40pm / From: Laurel Springs, NJ

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, House of Blues, Starland Ballroom and more. Now on the heels of their third release, 'Rivals', as well as a brand new music video for "I Am the River", Kid Felix finds themselves touring the East Coast, playing music festivals and growing their markets. 

Performance time: 9:50pm / From: West Chester, PA
  • WaveRadio is a trio with a big sound. Thunderous grooves, suspenseful arrangements and huge riffs lay the ground work for ethereal melodies and hooks.
  • Cotter, McGetrick, and McLaughlin are all West Chester locals. They've been playing around the area for years in various bands and ensembles such as The Sermon!, Monacy, Diatribe, Ka-Pow! and Venomous.

Push Phonic
Performance time: 9:00pm / From: NYC

Push Phonic, a New York City bred band, has an extraordinary passion to bring a fun and inspiring sound to the world. In just a short time, Push Phonic has written hundreds of original songs and blew the doors off the most exclusive stages in NYC, including Irving Plaza, Webster Hall, Gramercy Theatre, Highline Ballroom and more.

Being in the city of dreams, Push Phonic has lived lives that would seem extraordinary to most. They have had access to fascinating culture and entertainment, having the chance to hang with some of the legends in the greatest music scene the city has ever known. The paths Push Phonic carved out led them on different journeys. Singer Creighton Fraker to grow up singing in his father's church, then go on to grace the stage of American Idol as a finalist on Season 11. The NYC born and bred identical twins, Bassist Lyon Orpaz and Guitar Player Gabriel discovered their musical calling as kids. The "Twins" continue to evolve their special chemistry creating a uniqueness in their sound. Guitar Player and Music Programmer JV Vidopio to establish his own music projects.

After receiving huge acclaims from Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson that your style is a mix of Justin Timberlake and Jamiroquai, Creighton Fraker, was on cloud nine as an American Idol finalist. His journey to success continued on the Idols World Tour, working with the Armed Forces to perform for crowds of up to 40,000 troops per night at overseas military bases. With musical lineage from his birth Father, AK Knutson, lead singer of the popular metal band Flotsam and Jetsam, Creighton was determined to push forward after Idol.

Kevin McCove
Performance time: 8:10pm / From: Delaware
Style: Soul/Rock/Pop

Immersing your ears in beautiful harmony, Kevin McCove delivers an experience that is blissfully unforgettable. He uses classical technique and vocal arrangement to deliver an introspective experience without ever generating a retrospective emotion. This artist is redefining Pop and R&B music and creating a movement known as 'The Kevin McCove Experience'
Although inspired by many artists, Kevin credits Michael Jackson as his greatest inspiration. “Michael Jackson had an unparalleled work ethic and I admire his attention to perfection,” he implores admiringly. Kevin McCove is constantly aspiring to surpass the limits of dedication and attention to detail in every aspect of his art form. Whether he is choreographing groundbreaking performances for audiences of thousands or providing voice lessons for a novice singer, Kevin gives every ounce of his being to the art of music. Kevin McCove is here to provide listeners with a sweet marriage of lyric, narrative, and vocal articulation in ways music has never been orchestrated. “The numerous layers and connections dancing between the lyrics, vocal arrangements, and instrumentals may go unnoticed by listeners that are new to ‘the experience’ but my music is a journey that every listener can enjoy. It’s a new experience every time for every person. The music is meant to create movement of the mind, heart, and soul. Join the movement.”

2nd Floor Lounge Night Time

Danny Newport
Performance time: 10:50pm / From: Philly
Style: HipHop

Danny Newport ; Full-time dreamer, Dedicated musician. My fathers protege. Show Pony 4 Life. 1st Class Entertainment.

Performance time: 10:10pm / From: Brooklyn, NY
Style: HipHop

"Hailing from Brooklyn, Squires [Beat maker], The Cynic [MC] & Rapswell [MC] are...Pen Pals. Dudes hit us up to check their music and honestly yo, we were COMPLETELY blown away. Was this a classic super group using a pseudonym? Q-Tip, Ad-Rock, Edan, Slick Rick, Doppelgangaz with Prince Paul and [lost] Paul C production? It made no sense - how could a first release be SO well put together? There was/is something suspicious about it!! They hit us up with 2 tracks [of the 10 here] and we cut a deal there and then - didn't need to hear any more. 

The second project is already recorded and will be droppin ASAP. PURE HERRING YO.......PLEASE ENJOY, RAP FANS..."

Performance time: 9:10pm / From: Philly
Style: Singer Songwriter

My name is Tim, I’m from Philadelphia, and I love conversation. It’s the only thing that helps me realize I’m not alone. It helps me connect with everyone, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. So it is only fitting that I am a musician. I found at a young age, that I was limited to the ways I could express the feelings in my head. They seemed to overtake me, and go off like firecrackers. When I was angry, I was enraged, I loved with all I had, and when I mourned, I let it go. So when the plan arose to pick up the guitar, I discovered that I could mold it as a conductor of my thoughts, and in return, found out I wasn’t the only one who felt these things. All I want if for people to sing with me. That’s the only reason I wake up. For the length of a song, when we are all singing, we aren’t separated into groups. I use this music as a way to let everyone know “I am feeling this”, and fortunately, with this connection, people who are singing, and dancing and feeling are returning with a “So do I”. I want this music to help people, the way music has helped me. Hybrid Theory let me know, it’s ok to be pissed off at a world you can’t seem to understand at the moment. The Devil and God are Raging Inside me let me know, that you could turn depression into art. This isn’t about making money, or getting girls. This is about translating love to as many people as I can, about seeing as much of this planet as I can, and most importantly, making people smile. So listen to my music, lets converse, and hopefully you’ll sing along. This is Saver.

Performance time: 8:30pm / From: Westminster, Maryland
Style: Singer Songwriter

Marshall Stone is an American singer-songwriter from Westminster, MD. By the age of fifteen, Marshall had written 150 songs, and was performing as a lead vocalist and guitarist with the Baltimore School of Rock. With this group and their Show Team, he performed at high profile benefits, festivals and local venues.
Graduating from Carroll Community College, Marshall continued performing with Baltimore-based band The Euphorics as lead singer, songwriter and bassist. Opening for national acts such as Charm City Devils, Uli Jon Roth of the Scorpions, and Dizzy Reed of Guns n Roses, The Euphorics released an EP in 2012 and received airplay and interviews with 98 Rock Baltimore.
While touring in support of his new album, Marshall spent 10 days in Nashville, performing and writing with some talented Nashville songwriters, followed by shows in New Orleans. Later in the year, Good Times Never Fade started receiving college radio airplay, and Marshall finished work on his new EP, Invisible. Featuring drummer Jason Heiser of Charm City Devils and producer John Grant on multiple instruments, this EP has an eclectic mix of blues, Americana and folk music, with haunting vocals to great effect. 

Performance time: 7:30pm / From: Philly / Isreal
Style: Singer Songwriter

Performance time: 6:00pm / From: NY
Style: Singer Songwriter

 "The astonishing feat that is her voice is simply amazing. It reminds me of a sweet lullaby. The lyrics really match the instruments perfectly. This is absolutely sequential to everything that is music. “…. ReverbNation Crowd review

“I loved this song!! The female artists voice was beautiful and natural. The lyrics were very meaningful and shared an important message.The musicality of it was soothing…. I would buy this song or download it.”…ReverbNation Crowd review

“Your vocals are very breathy and almost ghost like. The lyrics are like a letter to marylin which is unique and interesting".…ReverbNation Crowd review

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