Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Liberty Musicfest Meet the Artists Saturday 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.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Main Indoor Stage Performers
at The Grape Room

Mindless Hope Eastern PA & Central NJ  time: 12.20am

"As Mindless Hope continues to prepare for the Fall release of their next album "Unlocking A New Realm of Existence" the band's live set is being perfected. Their latest live assault took place Saturday night at Whiskey Tango in Philadelphia, PA. Mindless Hope performed for roughly 45 minutes, playing songs from their album "Verbatim" (including the songs "Trepidation" and "The Hornet's Revenge") showing the crowd the complexity of their music. With two vocalists and three guitarists the band blends solid harmonies and dynamic riffs with the drums and bass that bolster each song. The band ended their set with an almost 8 minute bludgeoning titled "War Wagon", one of the songs from their upcoming release. Follow Mindless Hope on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at for more live dates."
-John Doan - Aug. 21 2016

The Blackfires New York City time: 11.30pm

“Miss the days when great rock ruled? Let the pirates of rock show you that rock is still alive. Powerful vocals, killer riffs, and well crafted songs that will have you headbanging and thirsty for a whiskey.”
The Blackfires are a hard-rock band that thrives on the live stage and will take you on a wild ride. The band originated from New York City, but the guys originally come from Russia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, the UK and New Jersey, which has earned them the nickname “The United Nations of Rock”. In the relatively short time they have been together, they have managed to perform with some of the biggest names in rock, such as Europe, Skid Row and most notably Aerosmith! for whom they opened a show at the Olympic stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Vanderlyle Philadelphia, PA time: 10.40pm

Vanderlyle is an alternative-pop rock band from Philadelphia, PA. Formed in the fall of 2016, the quartet has quickly established themselves as an up-and-coming act to follow, highlighted by their melodic flavor of piano and synth-driven rock.

Anhtrophobia Reading, PA  time: 9.50pm

1985 (first show) - 2007 (retired) + 2015 (reunited). New MUSIC 2016 (Rewired EP) Reissues, shows, videos. We are back in action. Vinyl coming in Fall '17he band toured, released vinyl 7 inches, had tracks on various compilations, signed record deals, created and released 2 EPs and 4 Full Length CDs. In November 2007, Frank staged a career-spanning 3 hour 'Phobia Family Reunion / Farewell extravaganza featuring many 'Phobia Alumni musicians to properly say goodbye to the entity known as Anthrophobia. Since that time, Anthrophobia's music has taken on a life of its own being featured in over 100 TV shows and various DVD releases. Fast forward to 2014, Frank is working on new music to be released with various former line-ups of the band with long time guitarist/musical partners, Brent Black and Bassist Eric Bess. Songs for TV, a cover of 'Twilight" for a tribute CD to Philly Legends, Ruin, and remixed, remastered, re-releases from the 'Phobia catalog are all in the works. As well as, new full length recording from the Founding Fathers lineup from 1985 to be released to celebrate 30 years of Anthrophobia coming full circle!

Sir Cadian Rhythm- Long Island, NY  time: 9.00pm

"Sir Cadian Rhythm is a first rate album. And, on the whole, the energy driving the band is palpable, and the music generates a vivacity of expression that is both original and engaging." - The Huffington Post

"All the bands were good but when they played, they were just so good that there was no question. They were entertaining to watch. Killer musicians. Great vocals. Great songs. We just looked at each other and were like, there it is. They were like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, they just had it all." - Jim Faith, Producer of GSB Music Festival

Revel 9 - Long Island, NY  time: 8.10pm

“The delivery on ‘The Razorblade Diaries’ is amazing. - Hip Rock Magazine
“The intensity of opener ‘San Jose’ is palpable and Pearlman impresses with his perfect rock vocal tone and blistering guitar licks.” - Now This ROCKS!
“They offer up a sound that is bound to catch on like crazy! - Neufutur Magazine
“This is the new now, the future, the way the music will be.” - NBTMusic
“Haven't heard anything like this in a while, which reminds me that I should.” – Aiding & Abetting

E.Joseph and The Sparrows - Philadelphia time: 7.20pm

EJ is an American songwriter-composer-singer performing and writing both as a solo artist under the moniker E.Joseph and as the leader of the bands, E.Joseph and The Phantom Heart and E.Joseph and The Sparrows.
He has also played guitar and keyboards in other music projects such as Stellarscope and Wooden Hez.

Morning Fuzz - Brooklyn, NY time: 5.40pm

The Fuzz started off strong, releasing two critically acclaimed EP’s. Despite their initial success, the band was hindered by a plethora of drummer changes. Eventually, the band would end up back with old friend and previous drummer, Jesse Steffen. The band also acquired longtime friend, guitarist extraordinaire, Michael Cullari, who completed the band’s big, dual guitar sound.
In an era of “digital” music, Morning Fuzz seeks to stay true to meaning of Rock and Roll by using Fussa’s powerful songwriting, expansive vocal ranges and captivating guitar riffs that are authentic and pure.
Morning Fuzz has cemented their position in the music scene, playing various venues in N.Y.C. and throughout the East Coast. Over the years, Morning Fuzz has consistently electrified crowds and gained a solid reputation for putting on energy-infused live shows.
The guys take a classic approach with their music, tirelessly rehearsing and sweating their proverbial asses off to perfect their sound in a dingy Brooklyn basement.

Ignite the Fire - Taneytown, MD time: 4.50pm

And for Ignite The Fire, life is making music. The band is a strong presence on the East Coast music scene (and even beyond), established through powerful music and a strong connection with their audience. Music fueled with raw and relatable emotion has drawn a dedicated fan base that continuously grows. Ignite The Fire have not only defined themselves through their music, but through their live shows as well. The same emotion and intensity in their songs is played out in every show; engaging the crowd
he band are no strangers to sharing the stage with notable touring acts including Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Devour The Day, Saving Abel, Hoobastank, Like A Storm, Project 86, Gemini Syndrome, Andrew W.K., Smile Empty Soul, Islander, Heartist and The Virgin Marys. The band's music has also been featured on internet radio and on-air markets throughout the U.S., U.K., Australia and in Europe; and has a global fan base.

A Better Class of Criminal - Philadelphia time: 3.10pm

While fusing together classic rock'n'roll and hip hop, A Better Class of Criminal brings a different element to the music scene. With influences ranging from Rage Against the Machine to Black Sabbath, from Beastie Boys to Iron Maiden, and from Cage The Elephant to Wild Cherry, A Better Class of Criminal has founded a certain unique blending of styles that seem to co-exist flawlessly. While sick of all of the 'same old same old', 'it's been done before', and 'they all sound the same' attitude towards the music scene, they set out to be their own category when compared to the rest of the bands out there today. 

Tyler John - Philadelphia time: 2.20pm

Tyler John is an American Singer-Songwriter from the outskirts of Philadelphia. He writes heavy and soft songs about love and landscapes.

Firm Taqtics - Philadelphia time: 1.30pm

MC's Tommy C & Rock Philth linked up in 2006 to form the group Firm Taqtics. Since then, they've been making their mark on the Philly hip hop scene, rocking venues all throughout the city. With several independent releases under their belt, "Sharp & Precise" (2008), "Term-Oil" (2010), "Time to Invest" (2011) and "Doubting Thomas" (2012), they continue to grow as a group as well as solo artists.

Steve Oakley Band - Philadelphia time: 12.40pm

The Steve Oakley Band (S.O.B.) is an American (though internationally flavored) indie rock band from New Jersey. Formed in 2010, the band consists of Philly born / jersey bred Steve Oakley (vocals, guitar) Alaska born John Knorr (lead guitar, keyboards), ) Jersey born and bred Grink Ashman and Libyan born (of Dutch descent) Mike Ligthart (drums, percussion) . The band is also occasionally augmented by original bassist, British born Barbados raised Paul Puckerin (bass, Mandolin, Keyboards, bangey shaky things)
The band melds their unique and varied influences (alt Country, Punk and classic rock, Prog and world music) into a coherent musical soundscape bolstered by intelligent lyrics and emotional story telling. The band enjoys crossing all genres while retaining their signature sound. S.O.B. employs a rock and roll attitude with singer songwriter sensibilities adding equal parts power and poignancy.

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