Palmyra Delran

Palmyra Delran

Stupidity, The Split Squad

Sat, November 4, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Palmyra Delran
Palmyra Delran
Packing more rock savvy than most members of the alterna-rock Boy’s Club and more melody than her Riot Grrrl counterparts, the rhythms and riffs of Palmyra Delran’s songs stand out in the punk rock landscape. Wielding her guitar like a carving knife and using her voice as the most potent of spices, she sprinkles her music liberally with powerful rhythms and textures, garnishing it with sugary melodies and acerbic lyrics.

As the founder, songwriter and creative soul of “trashy pop band” The Friggs, Palmyra built a working model for the ideal punk girl group. They released debut CD "Rock Candy" and singles collection "Today is Tomorrow's Yesterday", toured incessantly throughout the ‘90s, opening for the Selecter, the Ramones, Cheap Trick among others, and were included in the movies "Superbad", "Jawbreaker", "Lipstick & Dynamite", and "Prey for Rock & Roll".

On her 2008 solo debut EP titled "She Digs the Ride", Palmyra flirts with charm, surf rock, dysfunctional relationships, and solid guitar grooves. Her song "Baby Should Have Known Better" was picked by Little Steven as the "Coolest Song in the World" in November '08, then voted "Coolest Song of 2008" by Underground Garage listeners.

2011 will begin with Palmyra on a tour of Scandinavia with Stupidity (Sweden), & the Cocktail Slippers (Norway). Her new digital single "Lies For You" is a sample of what to expect on the next full length Palmyra Delran CD "You Are What You Absorb" due out later in the year.
Stupidity
Stupidity
In the last days of 2005 Stupidity was formed in Stockholm, Sweden by former members from the bands Eager Beaver and The Cool Jerks. They took the name "Stupidity" from the great Solomon Burke song, a common favourite of them all. The bands first recording was a four song demo in september 2006 and they also played their first gig in november the same year. In February - March 2007 they started recording new songs and doing a number of gigs.

In April-June 2007 they went back into the studio and recorded the rest of the songs for the coming album. The album titled "I need you...like a hole in my head" is available to buy here: www.stupidity.se In June 2008 Stupidity toured the USA for two weeks, doing shows and radio in three states.

After the tour Stupidity was discovered by Little Steven Van Zandt (from Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band & The Sopranos) who in August named their song “Girl Named Moe” the coolest song in the world on his radio channel The Underground Garage. The second album "Illegal U-Turn" was released in June 2009, the band backed it up with shows in Europe and the USA.

The latest album "Move" came out in June 2011, and it was followed by shows in Scandinavia and a US-tour.

In October 2013 Stupidity released the latest single "King Midas / "Some Kinda Love" the first one from the new album coming in 2014. The single became "Coolest Song In The World" on Little Steven's Underground Garage December 8th 2013.

It was also be featured on the soundtrack to Series 2 of the TV Series Lilyhammer starring Steven Van Zandt, that started screening on Netflix and local channels from December 13th 2013.

Link to the Lilyhammer Facebook-page:
https://www.facebook.com/Lilyhammer

The new album "Fore" featuring the single "King Midas" was officially released on Go Fast Records and available to purchase from June 2014. In August 2014 the song "Baby It's You" from the album became "Coolest Song In The World" on Little Steven's Underground Garage!

In May, 2015, Stupidity once again went into the studio. This time to record the new single “Get Up” for release
in September the same year.

The single “Get Up” was also chosen as “The Coolest Song In The World” first week of September 2015, by Little Steven´s Underground Garage. The fifth Stupidity song over the years regarded with this title.
The Split Squad
The Split Squad
Conceived over cocktails, wine, and beers in 2011, The Split Squad is one of those “perfect storm” rock and roll bands that comes from a bunch of musicians who have done it all and have nothing to prove. While that may sound a bit boastful, the pedigree here covers about 140 years of collective rock and roll experience, from the most rarified of concert halls, down to the seediest of underground shit holes. These guys have both reveled and wallowed in it:

Eddie Munoz: Most famously known as the flash guitarist from LA's legendary Plimsouls, Eddie has more recently been spotted playing absolutely Live knocked out rocking shows with the newly "Re-Souled" The Plimsouls (Featuring the Stellar talents of Jeff Walls, Bryan Malone and Rick West) and also comes off the bench in the late innings for PA's power pop stalwarts Parallax Project. Eddie's "chaos theory" approach to rock and roll guitar is unique and immediately recognizable, yet squarely rooted in the timeless swagger of The Stones and The Yardbirds. www.facebook.com/theplimsoulsresouled

Clem Burke: Arguably one of the greatest living rock and roll drummers on the planet, Dr. Burke (Google that…it’s cool) boasts a resume that starts at CBGB’s in the 70’s and ends at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a founding member of Blondie and a highly sought-after session musician, Clem has experienced nearly every aspect of the music business, but still has more passion to “climb in the van and take it to the fans” than most musicians half his age. To put it bluntly, there is no one on Earth like Clem…

Michael Giblin: Bassist/singer Giblin is the mad scientist behind The Split Squad, having assembled the project after his current band, Parallax Project, had crossed paths with all of the others on various tours and recording projects. Known in underground pop circles as a member of the much loved 90’s power pop trio Cherry Twister, Giblin has spent many years toiling away in the bowels of the music biz as a session bassist, band leader, producer, and generally good guy.

Keith Streng: Known far and wide as a founding member of one of rock and roll’s greatest (and longest running) institutions, The Fleshtones, guitarist Streng sets a standard for passion and dedication that few are able to follow. 30 years on (and counting), The Fleshtones remain one of rock’s greatest “sure things”: never a bad show; never an off night. They are as dependable as they are exciting. His rock-solid musicianship, combined with his high-wire stage antics, combine to anchor one of rock’s most joyful live experiences. He’s had books written about him, and documentaries shot on him. In a word…an institution.

Josh Kantor: Keyboardist Josh Kantor brings the wildest diversity to the mix. As a member of Boston’s Jim’s Big Ego, and the critically acclaimed supergroup The Baseball Project (featuring members of The Dream Syndicate and R.E.M.), Josh has rubbed elbows with a number of rock luminaries, but he still manages to find time to excel at his day job, which just happens to be as the organist for The Boston Red Sox. Yes, THOSE Boston Red Sox. As such, Josh possesses a skill level and musical vocabulary that few can match.

The group came together in Boston in the summer of 2012 to record an album, which ended up being a raucous and hilarious good time. Produced by Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows), the album features guest appearances by McCaughey, fellow rock & Roll Hall of Famer Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four), and Mike Gent (The Figgs). The resulting set of songs is a spirited and diverse trip through the influences and record collections of a ridiculously experienced set of musicians. And man, you should have heard all the stories….

Ladies and gentlemen….The Split Squad…
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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