Featured Band of the Week: E. Joseph

December 1, 2015

Performing as both solo artist and frontman, Philly favorite E. Joseph is this week’s featured.

Although generally known for his work as a singer/songwriter, E. Joseph has played major roles in bands such as Stellarscope and Wooden Hez; as well as leading E. Joseph & The Phantom Heart and, more recently, E. Joseph & The Sparrows.

E. Joseph & The Sparrows plan to release their debut EP, GloryGlam Vol. One, December 4th for Gashouse Radio’s First Friday Showcase. Join Deaf Rhino and The Defused at Connie’s Ric Rac to celebrate the release with happy hour at 7pm and 50 FREE COPIES to the first 50 paid admissions.

Tune in all this week to hear E. Joseph in heavy rotation, including the new single “A Blessing and a Curse.” You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! For more info, updates, and free streaming check out E. Joseph on Facebook and Soundcloud.

Featured Band of the Week: The Good Mess

November 23, 2015

Drawn together by a love for the 90’s Grunge scene, Philly-based band The Good Mess was formed by Tim Mellor, Mario LaForgia, Mike Skierski and Josh Rovinsky in mid-2014

Although The Good Mess bare a resemblance in artist’s such as Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Bush, this four-piece’s soulful vibe and slight twang produces a unique sound which is all their own. In September 2015, The Good Mess recorded/released Smoke Like Ghosts, their debut six track EP, at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. Additionally, The Good Mess participated in August’s fourth annual Liberty Music Fest, as well as the first (and only) Rock-Con at the late Legendary Dobbs.

Smoke Like Ghosts is available for purchase on iTunes and free streaming on Spotify. Be sure to sign up for The Good Mess’s Newsletter for exclusive updates, downloads, and contests. Don’t miss The Good Mess with Stellarbelly and SPiN for the Night Before Thanksgiving Madness at Bull Shooters Saloon this Wednesday. Only ten bucks to get in!

Tune in all this week to hear The Good Mess in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! For more info and updates, check out The Good Mess’s Facebook and official webpage.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Featured Band of the Week: Red Sammy

November 17, 2015

Taken into account the admiration for inspirational writers and poets (W.C. Williams, Ernst Hemingway, Charles Bukowski), Red Sammy is a true Americana singer-songwriter.

Baltimore born Adam Trice began performing/recording as Red Sammy in early 2007. Trice’s love for literature is not only evident in his lyrics, but in the name of his musical endeavor. “Red Sammy” is taken from a minor character, “Red Sammy Butts,” in Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Resembling bits of Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, and The Pixies; Red Sammy is a soft blend of rock, folk, country, and blues. Four albums and one book of poetry (In Places with Bad Lighting) later, Red Sammy has achieved international notoriety appearing on radio stations from 98.1 The River in Asheville, NC to CIUT-FM in Toronto and MeerRadio in the Netherlands. Additionally, Red Sammy has shared stages with touring artists including Mike Watt & the Missingmen, Deer Tick, Mark Kozelek, and Phosphorescent; as well as winning the nomination for Local Band of This Month by Washington DC’s Deli Magazine.

Red Sammy’s new album, Creeps & Cheaters, is available for free streaming on Bandcamp. Don’t miss him live with The Griz Band, Reverend TJ McGlinchey, and Dambana this Saturday November 21st at Connie’s Ric Rac in the Italian Market. Eight bucks at 8pm, but get there early for happy hour at 7! Also, tune in all this week to hear Red Sammy in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! For more info and updates, check out Red Sammy’s official webpage.

Featured Band of the Week: Phantasm

November 9, 2015

From a small town in upstate New York, Phantasm moved to Philadelphia in 2007 to kick-start their music career playing at old favorites like Grape Street, North Star Bar, and Doc Watsons.

With influences including Rage Against the Machine, Primus, The Mars Volta, King Crimson, and The Flaming Lips; Phantasm displays a unique controlled chaos and electrifying experience that leaves their fans itching for more. After three studio releases, one live album and countless touring, Phantasm has had the privilege of sharing stages with Andrew W.K., Terrible Things (feat. Fred Macherino), As Tall As Lions, Just Like Vinyl (feat. Thomas Erak), Living Colour, and The Memorials (feat. Thomas Pridgen).

Although Phantasm has been laying low for the past couple years, and using their musical talents for Wonder and Fury, this three piece is currently writing new material. Don’t worry, Steven Rosplock assures it won’t be “anything less than 100 percent kick ass.”

Join Phantasm, The One2s, and Pravda this Friday November 13th at Connie’s Ric Rac in the Italian Market. Check out their Facebook, Reverb, and Bandcamp for more updates and free streaming. Don’t Forget to tune in all this week to hear Phantasm in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons!

Featured Band of the Week: Downtown Brown

November 2, 2015

Detroit joke-rock since 2001; Downtown Brown’s mutant musical stylings and politically incorrect lyrics has won them a mass array of loyal fans across the US.

Punk, funk, metal, rock, and hip-hop; Downtown Brown’s genre may be indecisive, but their live shows are infectious and ridiculously entertaining. After over a decade of melodic venturing, DTB has released six full length albums, two live albums, and multiple DVDs. Their incessant touring and constant media updates has led them to share stages with big-name acts such as Andrew W.K., The Adicts, Dead Kennedys, Peelander-Z, Fishbone, Psychostick, and Insane Clown Posse(check out ICP and Downtown Brown’s Yo Gabba Gabba cover of “Hold Still” here).

Downtown Brown’s discography, including their most recent live album Hot Part, is available for free streaming and download on Bandcamp.com. Don’t miss DTB with Sparklefight and Dr. Beardface & the Spaceman this Friday November 6th at Harper’s Pub & Restaurant. NO COVER!

Tune in all this week to hear Downtown Brown in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! Check out DTB’s official webpage and Facebook for more info and updates

Featured Band of the Week: The Strange Heat

October 26, 2015

Funk, disco, rock n’ roll, and dance; The Strange Heat isn’t messing around.

With a range of influences including artists like the Jackson 5, David Bowie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Deadmau5 and Wu-Tang; this four piece from Philly will satisfy all your musical needs.

Halloween plans? No? The Strange Heat presents the First Annual Witch Disco: A Nightmare on Deck Street in Essington, PA this Saturday October 31st. Besides 12 live acts (Roxy Rollz, Montoj, Alycat, and more), a beer pong tournament, costume contest, and DJ sets; an additional $15 at the door gives you OPEN BAR access from 9pm to midnight.

Tune in all this week to hear The Strange Heat in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! Check out The Strange Heat’s Facebook and Reverb for more info, updates and free streaming, and be on the lookout for their brand new EP set to release in the very near future.

Happy Halloween!

Featured Band of the Week: The Apparells

October 5, 2015

The Apparells (i.e. App-per-elles) are coming to Philadelphia! Welcome these Scottish newcomers into our city, and try your best not to mispronounce their name…

Although The Apparells suffered two line-up changes since their beginning in 2011, their concrete sound and lively performances have continued to win fans internationally. Amongst dozens of UK festivals, The Apparells have produced two studio Eps (Reflections July 2013, Matter of Taste December 2014) scoring them a STV Glasgow television debut and FM airplay on Alive Radio, Real XS, and Insight Radio.

Don’t miss these classic indie rockers at their first US East Coast Tour beginning with an acoustic set at the Roadhouse Inn in Levittown Thursday October 8th. Additionally, The Apparells are set to play Connie’s Ric Rac October 9th with Magnificent Birds of Prey, 4:44, and The Defused; as well as OctoberFest on the 10th at Boneyard Bar & Grill in Atlantic City.

Tune in all this week to hear The Apparells in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! For more show info, updates, free streaming, and more check The Apparells’ Reverb and official webpage.

 

Featured Band of the Week: This Way to the Egress

September 21, 2015

Known in their circle as rascals with big hearts and a wild sense of humor, This Way to the Egress is this week’s featured band.

Hailing from the streets of Bethlehem, PA; This Way to the Egress was founded by front man, accordion player, and cellist Taylor Galassi back in early 2008. With profound influences including Primus, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips, Gogol Bordello, and Die Antwoord; This Way to the Egress is known for their colorful and energetic live performances being equal parts vaudeville and three ring circus. I mean, who can go wrong with confetti storms and puppets? And for all those pyros out there, there’s something for you too.

This Way to the Egress have been touring internationally since 2013, playing over 400 shows while consistently releasing new material. In addition to headlining local festivals like Musikfest, ArtsFest, and winning The MayFair Battle of the Bands competition; Egress has opened for the cult funk band Here Come the Mummies, and have received airplay in Germany, UK, Sweden, Mexico and Argentina. Songs from their latest full length album, Great Balancing Act (May 2015), has also been featured in publications such as The Alternate Root, CMJ, Magnet Magazine, The Vinyl District, and The Deli Magazine named them one of Philly’s top emerging acts.

This Way to the Egress are currently back in studio putting the finishing touches on the first music video off of Great Balancing Act. The new video features Halloween-esque stop-motion from animator Stefan Zenuik. Check out the teaser trailer here!

All of Egress’s material (three full length albums and three EPs) are available for free streaming and download on Bandcamp. Hard copies, including the translucent blue vinyl version of Great Balancing Act, as well as shirts and tote bags can be purchased at their online store.

This Way to the Egress is set to play the Dewey Beach Music Conference Saturday September 26th along with John Faye & Those Meddling Kids, The Late Saints, The Honey Badgers, Kid Felix, Hot Breakfast, and more! The Dewey Beach Music Conference runs September 24th through the 26th offering three nights of showcases and two days of demo & mentoring sessions, tradeshow and industry meet & greet events. The Dewey Beach Music Conference is a great place to explore career opportunities as well as experience some amazing live performances.

Don’t forget to tune in all this week to hear This Way to the Egress in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! For show info, updates, and all things Egress check out their Facebook and official webpage

Featured Band of the Week: Minshara

September 14, 2015

Hardcore Trekkies? Maybe. Featured band of the week? Yes.
Check out Pennsylvania’s own Minshara.

The Vulcan term Minshara, aka Class M, is a fictional grouping of planets and planetoids capable of supporting humanoid life. This classification is derived from the unmistakable sci-fi television and movie franchise Star Trek. Although Minshara’s musical influences may not necessarily be Star Trek related, and Trekkie-Con appearances are highly doubtable, they certainly have a dedicated following. Since the release of their debut single “Into the Night” in April 2014, Minshara has shared stages Crobot and Flyleaf, headlined May 2014’s Dewey Beach Popfest, and was WMMR’s Jaxon’s Local Shots “Artist of the Month” last October. The pop-rock four piece released their first full-length iO, produced by Taylor Larson (From First to Last, Darkest Hour, We Came as Romans), in June of the same year and have been touring ever since. With an ample supply of crowd pleasing sing-a-longs, Minshara’s performances are exhilarating and electrifying. Don’t miss Minshara this Friday the 18th at the Hard Rock with Gashouse favorites Kid Felix and In the Presence of Wolves.

Tune in all this week to hear Minshara in heavy rotation. You can also catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! For show info, updates, and free streaming check out their Facebook, Reverb, and SoundCloud… and boldly go where no one has gone before

Featured Band of the Week: Howlish

September 7, 2015

Alt-rock with a dash of shoegaze; this four-piece Philly band is this week’s featured.
Hello, Howlish.

Somewhat new to the music scene, Howlish released their debut EP Open Bones in the October of 2014. The three track collection was recorded at MilkBoy, as well as Retro City Studios, and reveals a kind of sincerity and musical honesty. Howlish is currently putting the finishing touches on their next release, Outer, which is set to be out this fall. “Black Ice,” their new single, was premiered recently on WXPN’s The Key and will be available for streaming and download on Bandcamp this Wednesday.

Howlish is set to play Boot & Saddle September 9th, as well as the 4th Annual End of Summer Music Festival Saturday September 12th at Dave & Buster’s Dockside. The bill includes Gashouse friends Yeah Son!, Terrible Friends, The Good Excuses, John Faye & Those Meddling Kids, Sweet Eureka, Dead:Stop, and much more.

Tune in all this week to hear Howlish in heavy rotation. You can also catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons! For show info, updates, and all things Howlish check out their webpage and Facebook.