Saturday, July 29, 2017

2017 Liberty Musicfest Meet the Artists Sunday Outdoor Stage at The Grape Room

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.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Outdoor Stage

Epoch Failure - Trenton,NJ  time: 7:10pm

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

The Blind Spots - Ithaca,NY  time: 6:20pm

This all original, five-piece moxy rock band steered by magnetic songstress and force of nature Maddy Walsh has been actively touring the country after the release of its third studio album, RHIZOMATIC, which was accompanied by several music videos released at two sold-out premieres in their hometown of Ithaca, NY.
The Blind Spots have shared festival bills with Lake Street Dive, Amy Helm, Rubblebucket, Donna the Buffalo, Sharon Jones, John Brown's Body, The Punch Brothers, Brett Dennen, Jim Lauderdale, Steve Earle, Anders Osborne, etc. and have shared city event bills with Blues Traveller at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester; Eddie Money in Albany, NY; and Rusted Root both at Tussey Mountain, PA and in Friendsville, PA. The band has played the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance the past six years; Virginia Key Grassroots Festival in Miami, FL; Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in Pittsboro, NC; Corning Glass Museum; Rochester Lilac Festival (119 years running) alongside Dr. Dog, the Psychedelic Furs, and Ana Popovich among others.; several colleges including the University of Vermont, Cornell University, SUNY Brockport, and Elmira College; the State Theatre of Ithaca; The Basement in Nashville, TN; Johnny D's in Somerville, MA; both The Bowery Electric and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City; the Florida Music Festival and Conference in Orlando, FL; Dewey Beach Music Conference in Dewey Beach, DE, etc.

The Local Smokes - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 5:30pm

Psychedelic swamp rock band from Philadelphia PA. 
Our EP "Say Now" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon

Bazmati Vice - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 4:40pm

Bazmati Vice is a unique blend of funk, rock, jazz and blues. These genres wind in and out of every song, keeping things fresh and surprising. Drawing inspiration from Led Zeppelin, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alan Stone, Phish, Tool, and many others, Bazmati Vice’s sound is a testament to both the different musical tastes and the creative energy of each member of the group.
By the Fall of 2015, the group had played a few gigs on and around Haverford’s campus, but it wasn’t until adding guitarist Chris Jackowski that Bazmati Vice achieved its complete form. Over the past two years, the band has expanded off-campus and performed shows in Fishtown, Manayunk, Ardmore, and Center City Philadelphia. Bazmati Vice embarked on their first tour last year through Upstate New York, and has two more tours planned in Boston and New York City in the coming months.
Performing live shows and writing inspired songs are the main focuses of Bazmati Vice. Gigging in the Philadelphia area has pushed the band not only to perform at a higher standard but also to produce fresh new music that is as fun to listen to as it is to perform. The band released their self-produced debut LP last April and has more gigs than ever planned for the coming year in the Philadelphia area and the Northeast!

Lemera Neta - Vineland, NJ.   time: 3:50pm

It was the spring of 2016, old friends gather, after various failed attempts at different musical projects. At first they thought of forming a band of covers to play in the bars of the New Jersey & Philadelphia area, but realized that they had many more ideas for original music, than desires to play covers. This truth was the beginning of Lamera Neta.
Javier Cruz, Santiago Martin, Andrew Acevedo and Sammy Santos joined their talents and their love for good music, wrestling, and tacos. With the past experiences in hand, they devised a new strategy, to which they put many kilos. Finally they managed to debut the past July 15, 2016, with their first music video and simple called "Phantom".
Lamera Neta is in the studio working on her second single "Endless" which will hit the market in mid-October 2016.

Josh Nussbaum  - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 3:00pm

Josh Nussbaum, Philadelphia musician, has over 20 years of experience that ranges not only from performing but also producing, composing and teaching.  Having spent many years cultivating his technical skills, Josh has lately turned his attention to writing and arranging.  With an ever-evolving passion for music and art, Josh has experimented with large group writing, electronic music, noisy guitars, video production and heavy instrumental and jazz improvisatory elements.            
While spending many years cultivating his craft, Josh has had the opportunity to play with bands and artists spanning all genres such as Charlie Puth, Jazmine Sullivan, Matt McAndrew, Phoebe Ryan, Max Swan, We Used to Cut the Grass w/ Ike Willis, and countless other musicians and artists around the tri-state area.  During this time he has also played such festivals as Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair tour, Wawa Welcome America, Firefly Music Festival, and just about every venue in the northeast as a session guitar player.
Josh received his music education from The University of the Arts with a degree in Guitar Performance and Music Education. Aside from receiving a presidential scholarship when admitted to the university, Josh was also awarded the Catherine T. Quaile Memorial Guitar Award upon graduating.  Josh was fortunate enough to receive private instruction from Pat Martino (world renowned jazz guitarist), Kevin Hanson, Matt Davis, Tom Giacabetti and Mike Quaile

Bluestime - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 2:10pm

With its genesis coming from the grit of Chicago, the style of New York, and the soul of Philly, Bluestime brings you their own brand of rocking blues. 
Will you like this band? Just give them a listen for one song and you will be a fan.
Big city style with an old school groove.

Novyy Stil' - Philadelphia, PA.   time: 1:20pm

Based out of Philadelphia, Novyy Stil' (No-vee St-eel) has often been referred to as a very unique sound, that tastefully mends a diverse range of genres, which is where the origin of the band name comes from, literally meaning "the New Style". We pride ourselves in being a large group of musicians, 2 of which are women with large leading roles. We promote equality and love.

Shadowplay - Mt. Laurel, NJ.   time: 12:30pm

Shadowplay is a rock/alternative band based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The roots of the group can be traced back to playing music in the year 2006, at the age of 14. Together, Lead Singer, Andrew Corkery, and Guitar player, Dan Holden, officially founded Shadowplay in 2009.
Since then they have been going non-stop in the music scene, gaining traction and sustaining success ever so rapidly. In 2011, they released their official "Ghost Train" EP, featuring the respectively named single and 7 other songs. These tracks would later be rerecorded in addition to newer material for the release of their first album "Visions", which would be released in 2012.
The local and personal success of constant performing of the groups early material at the time got them connected with Ted Richardson in Philadelphia, PA, with whom they produced the single "Sandy Eyes" in 2013, in response to Hurricane Sandy which tore through the bands home the year prior. The group then began opening up for such notable acts as Tracii Guns of (LA Guns, and Guns and Roses), and Doug Wimbish of (Living Colour), Hoobastank, even completing two national tours of their own. Now after four years of working on new music, touring, and working diligently, the band has once again teamed up with Richardson to release their second full length LP. The album is titled "Almost Lifelike" and was recently released be on June 21st, 2016. It brings out a much more mature level of craftsmanship in relationship to the bands early work, and they are eager for everyone to hear it. The first single "Empty Skeleton" has been made available for streaming along with the album on Spotify, SoundCloud, and bandcamp.

Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 Liberty Musicfest Meet the Artists Sunday Main Inside Stage at The Grape Room

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.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Indoor Main Stage
at The Grape Room

Primatives - Philadelphia  time: 11:30pm

Raw, visceral and aggressive pretty much sums up the Philly based PRIMATIVES and their sound. The no-frills four-piece grunge-punk group bring the energy through memorable guitar melodies, fast paced driving rhythms, catching lyrics and their own blend of old school punk
rock. PRIMATIVES evoke their musical influences of NIRVANA, QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE and GREEN DAY in their music, of course without forgetting to include the grunge attitude. PRIMATIVES’ music has been acclaimed to be hard, loud and enough to piss off your mom! Formed in 2012, PRIMATIVES came to be from longtime friends Kyle Ranshaw, Dave Harvey III and Andy Buch whom would be later joined by James Berardi in 2013. PRIMATIVES released their first self-titled EP in late 2014 which confirmed the path for the group. Since the band’s debut, they’ve been playing live in support of the release and receiving excellent praise. The bands hard work and determination landed PRIMATIVES a slot on the EXTREME MANAGEMENT GROUP INC. management roster in 2017 alongside well-known acts such as Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Cryptopsy, Origin, Rings of Saturn, Threat Signal and many others. PRIMATIVES has a lot in store for 2018 and won’t let anything get in their way.

Fauxtron - Philadelphia  time: 10:40pm

Fauxtron is a rock band based in and around Philadelphia, PA. We are Renee Belsky (vocals, guitar), Pat Stiefel, (guitar)Brian Eberle (bass), and Brian Wales (drums).

We play original rock music infused with pop, punk, funk, and even some psychedelia. We'll throw in a couple of covers for good measure.

Popular Creeps - Philadelphia  time: 9:50pm

Hailing from Philadelphia, Popular Creeps aim to bring back the fun and spontaneity to the original local music scene. Made up of Del Atom, Ken Blum, Jeff Steinmetz and Nick Graveley; Popular Creeps channel the controlled chaos of The Replacements, Foo Fighters, and Oasis.  They keep the audience guessing from one show to another and challenge them to hold on for the ride.

New Single "Call Me"

Streetlight Circus - NYC  time: 9:00pm

Since 2010, Streetlight Circus has been a hot property in the resurgence of hard rock and roll. The band has rocked thousands thanks to invites to festivals such as the M3 Rock Fest, Rock ‘N Derby, The Great South Bay Music Festival, The Soundwave Music Festival, and others. The quartet has performed to packed houses throughout the U.S., from the Sunset Strip in Hollywood to theatres in New York City and up and down the East Coast.
An ever-growing fan base has seen Streetlight Circus share bills at large venues with a wide variety of heavyweights such as Halestorm, Twisted Sister, Sixx: AM, Anthrax, Megadeth, Buckcherry, Faster Pussycat, A Day to Remember, Five Finger Death Punch, Queensryche, Ghost, Shinedown, Tom Kiefer, Bret Michaels, The Doobie Brothers, Billy Squier, Kix, and countless others. The band prides itself on being professional and easy to work with while providing concertgoers with a high voltage live show.
The band has received positive press and support from major newspapers, leading hard rock online publications, and Internet and terrestrial radio from Texas to Denmark.

Adventure Lost - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 8:10pm

Get Lost — it's amazing what you will find when you aren't looking for anything.
Adventure Lost is a 'progressive-pop' duo hailing from the city of Brotherly Love. Comprised of lead singer and guitarist Jack Faracchio and drummer Larry Iaccio, Adventure Lost is guaranteed to entertain through intensely energetic yet intimate live shows, and relentlessly innovative songwriting.
Inspired by the likes of The Beatles, Coldplay, Queen, Fall Out Boy, and many others, AL's sound is a culmination of innumerable, diverse influences that have come together to create something refreshingly unique.
Adventure Lost is as much an ideology as it is a band, believing that everyone must GET LOST in order to truly find themselves. Only when a person is at their most vulnerable can one truly experience the beauty and bliss of the unknown and feel absolutely alive.

Signals of Bedlam - New York, NY.  time: 7:20pm

“Escaping Velocity is a beautiful album ripe for prog worship...the compositions are varied and, more importantly, strong enough to draw in fans from both the rock and metal camps. And with The Mars Volta gone, these guys seem capable of sliding right into that role.” (8.7/10)
- Metal Trenches
“Signals of Bedlam is definitely a band I’d like to see live. Who doesn’t love a thumping rhythm section with great vocals?...Trust me on this one!”
- The Aquarian Weekly

Casual Friday - New Jersey  time: 5:40pm

Two years into an incredible journey and the four regular guys from the suburbs of North Jersey are still going strong. Casual Friday, comprised of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Keith Carroll, vocalist/lead guitarist Kyle Frasca, vocalist/bassist Cengiz (The Wizard) Najarian and drummer Adam Tonner have an undeniable chemistry that delivers an energy you cannot see in any other band today. With a sound influenced by the 90’s/2000’s alternative/punk scene, Casual Friday brings that energetic, “breaking loose” vibe with a melodic twist that will stick with you all the way through your 9 to 5 shift.
Formed in April of 2015, the roots of Casual Friday were planted by an unlikely duo of accountants searching for a way to ditch the pressure of the corporate flag and escape the mental drainage of the daily office grind. It worked; and that desire to escape is exactly what sets Casual Friday apart, they are the same as their fans. Four working class Americans chasing after the dream that all too often takes a backseat to the inevitable realities of life. The music was made to pick you back up when life knocks you down

Underlined Passages - Baltimore,MD  time: 4:50pm

Underlined Passages is Jamaal Turner and Michael Nestor (ex. Seldon Plan). This trio takes their time in delivering tight, delicious indie-pop pieces akin to big rockers Nada Surf, Built To Spill, Pedro The Lion, and Sunny Day Real Estate.
The Big Takeover writes about their latest effort, The Fantastic Quest, "...doubt there will be a more achingly beautiful album of guitar-driven indie-pop this year." This record landed them as a top pick of 2016 by Culture Catch and the band has repeatedly made top 10 lists in 2016 with songs from The Fantastic Quest.
Underlined Passages has had tremendous college and independent radio support, charting consistently in the top 20 on a slew of stations including large stations such as: WRSU, WRPI, WUOG, KDHX, WMSE and WTMD. Airplay on WRSU, WTMD and WFDU resulted in Underlined Passages being asked to play and interview in studio for each station, with a listener-requested repeat performance on WRSU.

Illusions Of Grandeur - Lancaster, PA.  time: 3:10pm

IOG is a new rock and symphonic band from Lancaster, PA. The band was formed in 2015 by bass player CM and vocalist extraordinaire Maggie Mayhem. 
IOG soon added Bones on keyboards and programming, Jerich on guitar and Dom on drums. IOG is hard at work writing and composing songs to release and EP under Toil Records.

Granz - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 2:20pm

Granz is a 5-piece Indie-Pop band based out of Philadelphia, PA. 
What began as a singer-songwriter busking through Australia has now developed into a full-blown Indie-Pop experience growing in Philly's own backyard. 
From head in the clouds to both feet on the ground

The Amatory Murder - Brooklyn, NY.  time: 1:30pm

The Amatory Murder is an alternative rock band founded by Christian Peppas in Brooklyn, New York. Following in the footsteps of influential artists Muse, Pink Floyd, U2 and Nine Inch Nails, Peppas along with the band employ a variety of foundational sounds utilizing synthetic atmospheres, piano and programmed beat arrangements. Mixed with organic drums, heavy guitars and catchy hooks, the tracks are then topped off with angst-ridden lyrics. The band has shared the stage with musicians including Alesana, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Farewell My Love, The Red Paintings, Megosh, Justin Symbol, Get Scared, Julien-K, The Dreaming and Blood On The Dance Floor

A Ship Named Beagle - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 12:40pm

Philly based band with influences ranging from punk rock, indie rock, noise, beer, food, instruments...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

2017 Liberty Musicfest Meet the Artists Saturday 8/19 2nd Floor Lounge at The Grape Room

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.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
2nd Floor Lounge Performers
at The Grape Room

DJ 21HNDRD - Philadelphia  time: 10:50pm

DJ 21HNDRD will closing out Saturday Night on the 2nd Floor Lounge at The Grape Room.
He is one of the top up and coming DJ/Producer/Musicican on the Philly Scene.

Mike Nappi: West Chester, PA. 10:00pm

Mike is a singer, songwriter, producer, MC, performer, instrumentalist, beat creator from West Chester PA.

Camp Candle - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 9:10pm

Camp Candle draws it's influences from many places. You can find hints of synth pop, hip hop, indie rock, soul, and many other styles of music. The song writing process of Camp Candle is very unique. Nu Ra, who does 1/2 of the production starts the instrumentation. When Hetepsa brings her flavor, she moves the music along with her lyrics and voice. 
While they're recording their music, Camp Candle will also record music videos. This technique helps Camp Candle envision what they want the song to convey. When it's all said and done, the listener will receive both song and music video. 
Camp Candle describes their music as "swag-pop". Swag-Pop is a mixture of indie dance, hip hop, and synth-pop. The listeners are in for an amazing experience with Camp Candle. 
Camp Candle has released three singles within 2015 and plan to release an EP very soon. Every single is for free download and there are also videos to each single. 
Camp Candle plans on touring, connecting with thousands of people, and creating a genuine relationship with all who enjoy their music. One day, they would like to open centers that would help heal people through meditation and music

The Duke Brothers - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 8:30pm

Eloise Sharkey - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 7:40pm


Prin$e Alexander - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 7:00pm

Vivek Alexander Chakravarty (born July 9, 1992), better known by his stage name Prin$e Alexander (also known as P.A. or simply Prin$e), is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He gained major recognition by releasing his debut mixtape "End Of Entitlement" and "Live Forever" in 2014. Prin$e Alexander has performed up and down the east coast from New York City to Miami accumulating a wide range of supporters. His unique sound incorporates a mix of solid lyricism with new school melodies and catchy hooks. In 2016, P.A. looks to release singles to fuel his debut album which is slated to release in early 2017.

Rotation Records Showcase Time 3pm -7pm

Scott C - Norristown, PA.  time: 6:10pm

R-Lyn and Justified Rhythm - Telford, PA.  time: 5:35pm

LowK3yD - Norristown, PA.  time: 5:00pm

Wiggz - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 4:30pm

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Marc J - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 4:00pm

Shampz - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 3:30pm

Stonie - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 3:30pm

2017 Philadelphia Songwriters Project  Songwriters Contest Winners Time 12pm -3pm

The Whispering Tree - NYC.  time: 2:10pm

"The Whispering Tree tastily combine wistful folk, mellow rock and pinches of gypsy jazz and bluegrass into a compelling compilation of tightly written tunes."
- Keyboard Magazine
"Easily one of the strongest bands to emerge from the New York indie music scene...The Whispering Tree has burst through the glass ceiling, demanding the respect they deserve as one of the most talented duos to take stage in NYC."
- Deli Magazin 

Adam Webb - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 1:30pm

Adam’s career took shape “down under” while studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia. It was during this time of discovery that he began writing
about love, peace, and a search for heightened awareness. Drawing inspiration from both uplifting literature and an eclectic mix of musical influences,
Web began creating a sound all his own. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response at many college and pub performances, he returned to
the States knowing that music would be his purpose and career. Upon returning to Philadelphia, he began crafting his live show which is now known
for its emotional lift and his own brand of “rapping melodically”. With his laid back demeanor and a peaceful sense of humor, he alleviates any
tension in the room and breaks the barrier between performer and listener.

Emily Drinker - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 12:50pm

Blending folk, soul, and pop all with a ukulele and backing band, Emily Drinker is quickly on the rise. Born and bred in Philadelphia, PA, Emily's unique touch of 3 part harmonies and looping is gaining the long lasting attention at every venue she plays.
Emily Drinker made her artist debut at Firefly Music Festival in 2017. With her first single set to be released in late summer of 2017, she is an artist to look out for in the coming years

Jason McGovern - Philadelphia, PA.  time: 12:10pm

Jason wants to sing you songs and is trying hard not to overthink it…just like he overthinks most things. Just like he's totally overthinking this bio. But he presses on, striving to overcome his discomfort referring to himself in the third person.
Leaning on his Americana, singer-songwriterly and offbeat influences, Jason is equally comfortable sitting beside a peaceful stream of quiet acoustic tones as he is drowning in a sea of electric guitars and drums. He just wants to sing you songs - raw, wry and honest songs.