Medusa's Disco / Deltaphonic / Mercury Retrograde
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// Thursday 8/22 at Kung Fu Necktie //
Fusing together elements of psychedelic/stoner, indie, progressive rock and even some jazz nuances, Medusa's Disco merges classic and newer rock influences; everything from Led Zeppelin to Primus to Queens of the Stone Age.
The band is Hell-bent on making sure Rock n' Roll is here to stay.
Deltaphonic is a New Orleans collective, primarily touring as a duo, that blends fingerpicking blues rock, funk, and roots rock into a surprisingly big sound. Since its formation in 2014, the band has released two critically acclaimed albums, performed at the 2018 New Orleans French Quarter Fest as well as some of New Orleans’ most iconic venues, and maintained a national tour schedule averaging 100 dates/year.
Propelled by the frenetic performances and memorable songwriting of band leader Andrew T. Weekes and drummer Ciaran Brennan, Deltaphonic has cultivated a distinct sound that veteran music critic Robert Fontenot described this way: “If you opened a lounge outdoors in a graveyard next to a swamp, this would be the only album you’d need on the jukebox … NOLA finally has an answer for the Black Keys and the White Stripes—dark Americana with history’s dust shaken off.”
Though primarily touring as a duo, Deltaphonic consistently performs with variety of guest musicians in New Orleans with Weekes being the only member present at every show. Past guests include Khris Royal, Paul Provosty (Earphunk), Ed Williams (The Revivalists), Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce, Pretty Lights Live Band), Russell Batiste (The Funky Meters), and many more. The band is currently working on a third album set for release in 2019.
A space-time traveling Philadelphia Psychedelic Jam Funk quintet specializing in deep grooves and funky dance jams. Our out of this world blend of high energy sound is known to take audiences on a unique sonic journey at clubs and festivals throughout PA and the North East. Mercury Retrograde is comprised of "Lt." Dan Snyder (Guitar, Vocals, Computer), Sean O'Connell (Keyboards), Cassy Yost (Vocals, Violin), Adam Baker (Bass, Vocals), Adam "Bosco" Wojcik (Drums). The Retrograde maintain a connection to our classic, progressive and alternative rock roots while also incorporating improvisation and seeking to combine elements of jazz, funk, world, electronic and dance music as a recipe for unpredictable bliss.
In May 2017 we released our debut studio EP -Everyday Mirage- which the Jamwhich called, “a classic jam funk adventure” and, “The perfect vessel to take a ride in through the great beyond.” The Retrograde have since shared the bill with other local and regional powerhouses such as Consider the Source, People Blues of Richmond, Flux Capacitor, Out of the Beardspace, Tweed, Litz, Muscle Tough, and many others incredible acts. With a growing collection of live archives, live and studio videos, and press material to boot Mercury Retrograde are excited to make waves spinning into orbit at a festival or club near you. Join us as a part of "Camp Retrograde"!
6:30pm Doors / $7 ADV ~ $10 DOS / 21+ Show
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N. Front St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19122