THE BLASTERS

THE BLASTERS

Lara Hope And The Ark-Tones, Springbrooke

Sun, August 12, 2018

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

$25.00

This event is 21 and over

THE BLASTERS
THE BLASTERS
Phil Alvin – Vocals and guitar
Bill Bateman - Drums
John Bazz – Bass
Keith Wyatt – Lead guitar

The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American Music. Their influences range from the likes of George Jones and Carl Perkins to Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, James Brown and Big Joe Turner, all blending into a sound that ignores the lines between Rock & Roll, Country, Blues and Rockabilly. "Fun On Saturday Night" (Rip Cat Records) is the Blasters' sixth and latest studio album, featuring twelve tracks that extend the band's legacy of classic recordings. Fronted by Phil Alvin's powerful vocals, the band follows through with spontaneity, power and grit that make their live performances into experiences not to be missed.
Lara Hope And The Ark-Tones
Lara Hope And The Ark-Tones
Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, and named the “Best Up-And-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are New York’s premier roots rock n’ roll, rockabilly, rhythm & blues outfit. The Ark-Tones recently released their 2nd full length album, Love You to Life, August 2017, and they will be hitting the road, spreading the gospel of American music wherever they go. Describing their sound, Hope explained to Rockabilly Online “I would say we are a new take on an old sound. It’s been described as ‘pan-americana’ which means we use many areas of early rock and roots music as a creative launchpad. Where it goes from there is anyone’s guess, because while we appreciate old music, we don’t want to write songs that have already been written.

They’ve built a great network of venues in the US by touring heavily, and like many American bands, they have gained supportive fans and excellent press overseas as well. They will be touring Europe for the first time, spending the month of April 2018 in Belgium and Holland. Hope was featured on the cover of UK Rock n’ Roll magazine in March 2015, and New York’s Ulster Magazine in March 2016. The band has shared the stage with many larger acts including Tiger Army, Dick Dale, Gary US Bonds, Dale Watson, and America, and has performed at at a variety of national festivals including Viva Las Vegas, Ink n Iron, and The Nashville Boogie. They will be out in the summer of 2018 supporting The Reverend Horton Heat and The Blasters on tour.

Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international psychobilly act, The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012 and haven’t slowed down since. Lara and Matt also perform as a duo (The Gold Hope Duo), and can even be found as the country/western entertainers at the one of longest running family resorts in New York, the Rocking Horse Ranch, performing under the name Lara and the Hope'Alongs. Lara got her start in musical theater at a young age and caught the bug, starting to write original songs in high school. After honing her skills at open mic nights, Lara formed her first band in 2004, and she was hooked on rock n’ roll from that point on. In 2017, Lara Hope won the Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, accepting the award at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, surrounded by musical heroes. The band is also known for their visually arresting videos - “Whiskey Pick” (from their debut album) and “I’m the One” (re-recorded for the new album) were official selections in the 2014 and 2016 Woodstock Film Festival.
Springbrooke
Springbrooke
Formed in early 2017, Springbrooke is a band based out of Bucks County, Pa. They provide an honest and blue collar style of music that Springbrooke dub as “Tried & True Music”. Led by the vocal styling of Ryan Williams, Springbrooke takes you on a journey with heartfelt lyrics, autobiographical stories and an edge that is in your face. Williams (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin & Harmonica) is joined by Matthew Amend (Backing Vocals & Bass), Jerry Galanti (Drums), Sean Clement (Guitar & Mandolin) and Chris Conner (Lap Steel & Guitar). Springbrooke is not bound by one genre of music. Whether it is Country, Blues, Rock or Top 40, Springbrooke transcends and adds their own spin to timeless classics and present hits. Springbrooke recently recorded their debut album, “Tried & True” in January 2018. “Tried & True” is slated for a late Summer/early Fall release.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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