Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Figgs

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

SOLD OUT!

The Figgs

We couldn’t wait too long for a repeat performance by our favorite band in the world, The Figgs! The Figgs are Pete Donnelly (vocals, bass), Mike Gent (vocals, guitar) and Pete Hayes (drums, vocals during “Pete Hayes Time”).

The Figgs were formed in Saratoga, NY in 1987. This is their 30th anniversary year--not bad for three guys who are still in their 40s! The Figgs have released 15 studio albums, multiple solo albums, and several live albums. The Figgs have also been the backing band for both Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) and Graham Parker.

In recent years, the band’s song Je T’adore was featured in a national Lexus commercial, and they were guests on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. The Figgs are also playing in Moorestown on Friday, October 6th (email robgrassmyer@gmail.com for details).

Recommended for fans of rock and roll, Beatles, Kinks, Who, Elvis Costello, Ramones, Replacements….

The Figgs’ “Something’s Wrong” live in Japan, 2017:

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner & Hoagy Wing
with Mina Santiago

Plus: John Train Duo (Jon Houlon & Slo-Mo)

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

What a fun and diverse show this is going to be! You’ll get to hear two very different sets of music, both featuring Philadelphia's multi-genre musical explorer Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner (steel guitarist for Marah, John Train, The Low Road, Slo-Mo & Mic Wrecka…).

John Train Duo

The 1st set will be a duo performance by John Train founders Jon Houlon and Brenner. Expect to hear Houlon’s original Americana songs accompanied by Brenner on backing vocals and steel guitar.

The 2nd set will feature Brenner playing a 22-string Indian slide guitar called a chaturangui, accompanied by percussionist Hoagy Wing on doumbek. They perform originals and covers with an Eastern drone underpinning the sound. Brenner studied Hindustani slide in Calcutta, India in 2013 with slide master Debashish Bhattacharya and recorded his latest CD Tripti while he stayed at Bhattacharya's school. And...the 2nd set will also feature belly dancer Mina Santiago! There you have it: 2 sets featuring 4 incredibly talented local artists. “Two Sides of Slo-Mo”!

Mike "Slo Mo" Brenner & Hoagy Wing

Slo-Mo & Hoagy Wing playing “Easy Come” at The Philadelphia Folk Festival:

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