festival recap

Tonight on Gashouse Live we have a lot to discuss. Between the Kickoff Party Friday night, the Italian Festival and Elephants for Autism, this has been one crazy weekend. We got to see about 30 bands this weekend, met some great people, and saw some old friends. We will tell you all about tonight on Gashouse Live from 6-10pm ET with the Festival recap and a ton of new music.


Krantz and Dave will be MIA tonight, so I will need your help picking the music tonight. Please use our request page to let us know what you want to hear.


And of course, we will be supplying you with a ton of new music. Every week we bring a new batch of bands to our segment The Radar. There is a round at 9am, a round at 2pm, and a round during Gashouse Live at 6pm ET. The Radar consists of all the latest submissions to Gashouse, and it is important that you let us know what you think of each track. Just use our thumbs up/down buttons to share your opinion. These votes determine if a song stays or a song goes.


Here are this week’s bands on The Radar:


Bees In A Bottle: REVERBNATION PICK Bees In A Bottle is a female-fronted, introspective folk-rock band from the Greater Philadelphia region.


A Day Without Love: REVERBNATION PICK Picking up a guitar for the first time at age 18, what has help Walker keep walking through life is music. He melds alternative and progressive rock sensibilities with heartfelt, emotional lyrics in the hopes that his art can also help people find themselves. Filling out his four-piece live band is Julian Wallace on lead guitar, Andrew Ryan on drums and Jake Detwiler on bass, who also produced the record at Fresh Produce Studios in Philadelphia, PA.


Torri MelhartTorri Melhart is 15 year old singer/songwriter from West Chester. Her unique voice still portrays a girlish vulnerability that tweens and teens can easily identify with, however, it’s her clever, catchy songwriting in her new album “Not a Fairytale” that sets her apart on her latest effort, which focuses squarely on the challenges she faced coping with the recent divorce of her parents. But it’s not an entirely dark album, thanks to several songs that serve as musical thank you notes to her friends, relatives, and fans that have been supporting her and continue to help her through this challenging stage of her life.


Leaf Print: The band “Leaf Print” is the latest music project for local Philadelphia singer-songwriter Ben Cady. The latest ep “Familiar Creatures” sounds like a cute dreamy folk hero walking past the tumbleweeds and artsy homeless people underneath the el tracks of north Philadelphia. Think Townes Van Zandt gone indie pop.


The Change UpThe Change Up are a Hard Rock, Outlaw Reggae, song production machine, built on the idea of “Music Without Borders”. This record more than any other we have released, represents my desire as a songwriter to bridge the gap between as many genres as I can. From rock to country, hip hop to reggae the belief is in a limitless palette, configured at will, to whatever format I chose to write in. Weather its guitars or drums, vocals or keys, I wanted the freedom to express myself as an artist and create whatever came out.


Symphony NovelSymphony Novel is a progressive / post rock / world / experimental band from Mumbai , India. Started in 2012 by Rachit Sachdeva , Symphony Novel released their debut album ARIA on the 5th September 2013. The album has six tracks. The songs are a unique blend of progressive / post rock music textured with stylistic Indian classical and western vocals.


Burned Out, Still GlowingBurned out Still Glowing plays guitar-centric beat based songs with experimental rock & hip hop undertones. Keeps the dance floor poppin’ while still shredding your face off with great guitar riffs & solos.


Tony James ShevlinAward winning singer-songwriter from the UK who has written for REM and The Troggs as well as having one of his songs chosen for the Amnesty International Anthem of Peace. For a spell Elvis Costello’s attractions were his backing band. Now back with a new album inspired by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Americana of Nashville.


Rachel SchainRachel Schain brings a jolt of caffeine to the coffeehouse, pairing strikingly honest lyrics with an unwavering rock-edged soprano voice. She uses pop melodies to break down emotional walls and then sings from her heart straight to yours. Her playful sense of humor electrifies her acoustic rock sound and brings a smile to cope with painful subjects.