Civil Holdup, Secret Bad Boy, Omar's Hat

Mon, May 22, 2017

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



This event is 21 and over

Bogi Trifunovic, David Frebo, and Marc Jaffee make up the base of psychedelic/ fusion/rock/jam band, Kingfisher. Coming together through each of their schools jazz bands, they put each of their own personality and soul into the songs which creates a diverse flowing river of musical goodness. Kingfisher frequently improvises during sets to create a new experience and sound at every show. The playful yet serious, simple yet creative, planned yet spontaneous nature of the band's music creates an always exciting and ever changing show that will make your ears say "thank you" as they float ceaselessly down the river of sound.
Civil Holdup
Civil Holdup
Civil Holdup is a hardworking original rock band from the Philadelphia area based out of Pennsville, New Jersey. With songs varying from dark and beautiful to fun and energetic, Civil Holdup's original material is interesting and different. Civil Holdup songs span multiple genres including rock, alternative, blues-rock, and folk-rock with a sound similar to Band of Horses, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Cage the Elephant, and Incubus. In addition to these bands, Civil Holdup draws influences from artists like Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Green Day, Rage Against the Machine, and Tool.

Civil Holdup projects these multiple moods through dramatic live performance and thoughtful song writing. The songs are musically and instrumentally complex, but easy to enjoy. Civil Holdup focuses on the listener. Catchy and thought provoking vocals - addictive and memorable guitar riffs - powerful, creative bass lines - and intricate, thundering drums. Civil Holdup's songs have much to offer any listener and its live performances showcase strong musicianship and a hardworking stage presence. Music that is too simple can be bland and forgettable, while music that is overly complex can be hard to enjoy - Civil Holdup falls right in between those extremes.

Civil Holdup's past few years have shown monumental growth and potential. With the release of their debut 5-song EP in 2013, Civil Holdup gained strong local support, radio play, and earned the opportunity to perform and headline at renowned venues like the Trocadero and World Cafe Live. After two years of writing and over a year in the studio, Civil Holdup has taken the next step forward as a band by recording their first full length album, "Blind Man's Dream" - set to release in Q3, 2015. With it's first single, "Either Way", the album will further improve Civil Holdup's prominence within the Philadelphia local rock scene and beyond - all born from a basement practice space doubling as a brewery.
Secret Bad Boy
Chicago, IL. Side project for Ezra Furman and the Boy-Friends guitarist/keyboardist, Ben Joseph.
Omar's Hat
Omar's Hat is a collective of musicians based out of Philadelphia. Each week, we host late night sessions at Meskerem Bar & Restaurant featuring young local talent from across the city. Although many of us come from a background in jazz, our jam sessions often take the music everywhere from latin and progressive rock to neosoul and gospel.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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