Thursday, July 21, 2016

5th Liberty Musicfest - Meet Artists - Saturday August 20th ( Outside Daytime) @ 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!

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Check out a sample of the Artists Performing
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Satuday, August
 20th - OUTDOOR STAGE - Daytime

Performance at 7:10pm  / From Philly
 Style: Live Band Hip Hop

Rowboat Casino is a high energy, content heavy, live band hip-hop powerhouse from Philly. Since their onset late 2012 they’ve already shared the stage with legends Black Thought (The Roots), Raekwon (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), Dewey Beach Music Conference (Delaware) and the CBGB Festival (NYC). Get on the Boat!!

Performance at 6:20pm  / From Philly
Hip Hop, Urban Pop, R&B

From appearing on Oxygen Network’s, ‘The Glee Project,’ where she made top 15 female finalists out of 45,000, to being sponsored by Red Bull, winning ‘Best New Artist’ at the 2013 Philly Hip Hop Awards, and now being the only artist to make the Mayor of Philadelphia dance, Joie Kathos is proving that she deserves her spot every chance she gets.
Now at age 22, Joie has gained the title "The Advocate", due to her continuous efforts to inspire young people. She is the co-founder of her own organization called Take A Stand Campaign, a foundation whose purpose is to empower today's youth and promote positive change in society. In addition, Joie is also a spokesperson for the Be More Heroic foundation, a non-profit anti-bullying campaign dedicated to inspiring individuals and communities to stimulate positive, proactive, and courageous action in their daily lives.

Performance at 5:30pm  / From Connecticut

“When Viele pulled out the Ukulele, and plugged it in, there might have been divine intervention with Otis Redding whispering into Viele's ear and sitting next to him. That's how good they were, producing another one of those moments that sent chills down your back.” -

In an ever-changing, genre defying, musical climate, Viele has found a home on stages and in stereos across the country as an independent artist. Whether pulling at heart strings with an acoustic love song or bringing a crowd to their feet with his unique blend of soul, funk, and rock, the music of Frank Viele is simply a sound all his own... "New Music With An Old Soul" (Nashville Music News).

At home on stage with nothing but a stool, glass of bourbon, and an acoustic guitar, or side by side with his power house band, Viele has found himself on stage with modern singer/songwriters such as Pat McGee, Ryan Montbleau, Gavin Degraw, and Tony Lucca, Jam and Rock oriented bands including Blues Traveler, Eric Lindell, Turkuaz, The London Souls, and Zach Myers of Shinedown, as well classic rock legends including The Marshal Tucker Band, Foreigner, Ambrosia, Bret Michaels, and Bob Marley's Wailers.
Performance at 4:40pm  / From New York State
Progressive Rock

“There are many layers here on first listen…delicately placed strips of all
manner of sounds interwoven and joined without a hint of the seam…It’s
that good, and only gets better upon each playing…Trust me – You’ll know
what I mean when you listen to Return yourselves.” – Paul Watson, Progarchy

“Circuline’s new album, their second effort, Counterpoint, shows the evolution of this band from its primordial beginnings to a very advanced stage of cinematic progressive music. The balance between extreme instrumental and vocal gymnastics has been harnessed and the results are clearly evident. This band is a maturing organism that is evolving into a juggernaut, not only in the progressive music genre, but in the general music scene. I’m not sure I can even handle what the third release may bring!” — Marty Dorfman (AKA The Prog Doctor), House of Prog

Performance at 3:50pm  / From Monmouth County, New Jersey
 Style:  Pop Rock

Taylor Tote is a Singer-Songwriter from Monmouth County, New Jersey. She has received many nominations and awards over a few short years. The Aquarian Weekly wrote “she is dominating, empowering, strong, soft, sexy, and insanely fun”. "Her attitude and stage presence is smooth, sweet, and controlled. However, it can be flipped like a switch to a rock and roll, hell-stomping diva. Her range is one of a rock ‘n’ roll vixen that will send your music senses on the ride of your life." Taylor’s shows are energetic and captivating and will leave you wanting more!
Taylor has performed with numerous musicians over the years at many venues, including The Stone Pony, The Wonder Bar, The Saint, The Brighton Bar, and The Bitter End in NYC. She has performed countless events to include festivals, fundraisers, private parties, open mics, fairs, radio spots, Sandy Hook Concert Series, Street Life in Red Bank, Ladies Sing the Blues… and the list goes on! Taylor had the honor of performing the National Anthem at local events and in July 2014 performed at the Madison Square Garden in NYC for New York Liberty.

Performance at 3:00pm  / From New York,NY
 Style:  Rock n Roll, Alternative, Pop Grunge

The Danbees are an American rock & roll band based in New York City that was started by college classmates Mark Slotoroff (lead vocals/guitar) and Wade McManus (drums/vocals) in 2014. Upon Graduating from Ithaca College, Mark called upon childhood friend Shane Matthews (lead guitar) to join the band while Wade reached out to longtime friend and previous bandmate, Sam Enright (bass).
The Danbees are straight up rock & roll. Categorized by their riff heavy songs and simplistic lyrics about faltered love stories or shitty girlfriends, they excel on stage with their live show. Whether it's excessive partying, band members rolling on the floor, or an impromptu drum solo, The Danbees have established themselves as rock & roll for the modern era.

Performance at 2:10pm  / From Philly
 Style:  Shred Hop

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….

Performance at 1:20pm  / From Philly
 Style:  Alternative Rock
Winning last year’s Radio 104.5’s Birthday Show contest brought UArts act Andorra alongside acts such as Monsters and Men, Death Cab For Cutie, Hozier, Passion Pit, and AWOLNATION, making the group one you may have heard of recently here in Philadelphia and in the surrounding region. Kevin McCall and Jordan Petrellis’s band has grown in structure and sound over the past five years to an intrepid stage in their young career. Having seen a revolving door of additional band members and various different line-ups coupled with a solid string of performances at venues, bars, churches and in the Drexel/Temple house show circuit and community, Andorra (now joined by Michael Trycieckyj and Dante DiLoreto) continues to release new music including the single “Indian Queen” premiered exclusively on Rock On Philly and that was also featured by WXPN’s The Key as well as their forthcoming song and accompanying music video entitled “Four Corners.”

Performance at 12:30pm  / From Philly
 Style:  Fizzrock

“I’m expecting massive things to come from Resilient…and I’d be willing to bet on this band being insanely electric and amazing in a live-setting based on everything I’ve heard on this record. All of this works. ALL of it. You hearing me out there people?” – Jer @ SBS
esilient is a female-fronted happy accident that was formed out of the ashes of several other projects in the Philadelphia area.

 The array of influences within this band is so wide; it could quite  possibly transcend the equatorial diameter most likely more than once.  Their music mostly encompasses an alternative vibe with an apparent affinity for grunge, punk, and prog-pop styles in their multi-layered arrangements.

The band is currently comprised of the cohesively uncanny sounds of Erin and Katie Fox; the inventive and clever stylings of blues-oriented guitarist, Buckminster Kellorgg; and is complimented finally by the silvery enigmatic grooves of bass whisperer, Alicia Dickerson.

They’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with national/internationally touring acts such as Pinky Doodle Poodle, Hunter Valentine, Sick of Sarah, and The Last Year.
They just released the first single and title track from their new mini-album, “Imagining Things”.  They look forward to its full release in July 2016.

School of Rock
Performance at 11:40am  / From Philly
 Style:  Rock

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