Trauma, Bravo

Trauma, Bravo

Son & Heir, Travis J and The Rhinestones, Fauxtron

Wed, May 17, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm



This event is 21 and over

Trauma, Bravo
Trauma, Bravo
With their roots planted in Ocean City, NJ, Trauma, Bravo began with a couple of chance encounters between Matt Parsell and Gabe McCall at the local music shop in the Spring of 2013. Realizing their mutual interest in rock 'n' roll, the pair began jamming in Parsell's downtown apartment with Parsell on guitar and McCall on bass. With aspirations of turning their creative interests into something more, the pair recruited drummer Doug Rahn after being introduced to him through a mutual friend.

Together, the trio began rehearsing in the vacant bottom floor of the duplex building that Rahn was renting from a family member. A plethora of original material developed into the blueprint for a debut album. With Parsell's access to recording equipment from his former gig in music production, Rahn's house was turned into a home recording studio and their plan was put into action. However, Rahn's family had plans of their own, intending to sell the house in the not-so-distant future. The trio had to act quickly.

Beginning in January 2015, Trauma, Bravo began rehearsing and recording tracks for their debut effort. Finishing up within weeks of the house's sale and subsequent demolition, the final recordings were taken to Green Chapel Studios for mixing and mastering.

The trio chose 6 out of the 13 songs that best represented their collective interests and collaborative efforts. They re-recorded vocals at Green Chapel and had the producers polish the tracks into a final product. The resulting EP, For All Intensive Purposes, highlights the musical stylings and influences of each member while showcasing the collaborative sound and spirit of a band driven by a love for straight-forward Rock 'n' Roll.
Son & Heir
Son & Heir
When Son & Heir got together in 2013, the focus was mainly on enjoying time spent playing and crafting heavy rock music that links back to the group's collective hardcore and punk roots. The first year was spent getting to know one another, initially focusing on purely instrumental music. It became obvious to the group that the songs begged for vocals. After almost a year long search for a vocalist, Son & Heir filled their vocal need internally with both Tyler Richardson (guitar) and JT Bielan (bass) stepping in to the role. "We found that tuning down to C or B really allowed for the guys to find a place that fit both the music and their vocal ranges," says Rob Avery, who has previously performed in multiple bands in the Philly/Delaware area, most notably BoySetsFire in the late 90's and early 2000's. Brad Emmons (drums) and JT Bielan also play regularly with long-time Philly rock veterans, Red Team Go! Son & Heir have crafted a brand of heavy, melodic, post-hardcore that doesn't shy away from their pedigree, but also embraces a unique direction all their own. Son & Heir are looking to release their first EP due out spring of 2016.
Travis J and The Rhinestones
Travis J and The Rhinestones
Travis J and the Rhinestones formed when a rich land baron from Butte, Montana bet a lowly peasant that you couldn't mix a jackass with a banjo. Once the peasant proved it possible he took the $47 and moved to South Philly. Armed with a wad of cash and a jackass banjo he formed Travis J and the Rhinestones, and the rest is mystery.
We are Fauxtron, a rock band based in and around Philadelphia, PA.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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