Your Week in Local Music…

Week of November 17, 2014: Backstage Pass…
Brodi Valos, Steal Your Face

Backstage Pass: Kevin Kirk (of Kirko)
Kirko

Sunday Spotlight…Stems and Seeds
Stems and Seeds

Sunday Spotlight… Think Pink Floyd
Think Pink Floyd

Sunday Spotlight…Great Scott Band
The Great Scott Band

Music and Unity: 1. Thief: 0
Paul Keen

Sunday Spotlight… Spinning Straw
Mike Brill of Spinning Straw

Wednesday Spotlight… No, That’s Not a Typo.
AM Radio

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Thursday 12/8/16:

Billy Martin (of Think Pink Floyd) acoustic: Ashburner Inn, Phila., PA, 8:00pm

Friday 12/9/16:

Steal Your Face: 8pm-12am, Oasis Bar & Restaurant, 153 Harry L Dr., Johnson City, NY, $8.00 cover

AM Radio: 9:30pm-1:30am, The Peanut Bar, Park Towne Plaza, 301 N Lewis Rd, Royersford, PA

Saturday 12/10/16:

Steal Your Face: 9:30pm-1:30am, Wet Whistle Bar & Grill, Located inside The Abington Club, 300 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA, $5.00 cover

Kirko: Parx 360 inside Parx casino, Bensalem, PA, 5-8pm

Stems and Seeds: 9:00pm-1am, Baker’s American Grill, Southampton, PA

Billy Martin (of Think Pink Floyd) acoustic; Shamrock, South Phila., PA, 8:00pm

Mike Brill: Solo, Dagwoods, Phila., PA, 7-11pm

Monday 12/12/16:

Brodi and Shon: Monday’s at Maggie’s on the Waterfront with Shon, 9pm-1am,
#HonoringHeroes, 1/2 Price Everything w/Police, Fire, EMS & Military active/retired

Tuesday 12/13/16:

Paul Keen: Rogues Gallery Bar, 7:00 PM, Philadelphia, PA

December Feature Artist… Tinker & Bang

As promised, Philly (One) Unified is bringing you another feature artist of the month. Our hope is to expose local talent that appeal to the masses. With such a rich musical history, there are many bands to see in our great city. We hope you’ll check this band out soon (their links are below and we’ll list them in the calendar when dates are available). Also, check out the other featured bands from our site.  And we’d like to thank Heather Radcliffe, vocalist of Tinker & Bang, for taking the time to share the bands story with us! 

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What is the name of your band and who are the members?
Tinker & Bang. Heather Radcliffe: Vocals, Rebecca Richardson: Piano, Ben Radcliffe: Drums

How was Tinker & Bang formed?
Rebecca and Ben had been long time friends who used to hang out at local punk shows in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s. In late 2009, they asked the question, “why the hell have we never played music together?” They spent the better part of a year playing together for fun and developing a strong musical connection. Then, in the fall of 2010, Ben went to study audio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. Tinker & Bang continued to play together when Ben would come home for weekend visits. Shortly after completing his course, the two decided to bring Ben’s girlfriend (now wife), Heather, into the band to sing. This resulted in the band releasing their fully self-produced album “Pressure” in 2013.

What type of music do you play?
Each member brings very different styles to the band. Rebecca’s influences are more drawn from Motown and soul music. Whereas Ben’s tastes are more obscure rock and punk bands, and hip hop. Heather has always been very passionate about blues and pop. We then try to keep an open mind to find a middle ground in our songs. Which is sometimes easier said than done.

Do you do covers or original music?
We primarily play original music, but we do work in some covers as well. Though we tend to like putting our own spin on them.

What covers do you find yourself playing when you do?
We like to keep it diverse and put our own spin on covers. Some of the songs we have covered include “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (The Beatles), “Feeling Good” (Nina Simone), “The Beautiful People” (Marilyn Manson), and “Black Horse And A Cherry Tree” (KT Tunstall).

Who influenced the music you play and write?
Heather: Regina Spektor, Paramore, The Black Keys. Ben: mewithoutYou, The Blood Brothers, and any band Jon Theodore has ever drummed with… holy shit can that man drum. Rebecca: Michael Jackson, Tori Amos, Ray Charles, and Fiona Apple.

Your influences are quite diverse, which is great! Would you compare your sound to anyone in mainstream music?
I’m not sure that we sound like anything mainstream, however we’ve heard that we remind people of elements of other bands. Some of those bands include Paramore and The Dresden Dolls.

What inspires the songs you write?
It usually starts with an energy. Ben might have a beat idea, Rebecca may have some music, Heather might have some lyrics. Then we take whichever starting point and work off of whatever vibes it gives us. Sometimes we will even work off our moods at the time, whether it’s angry or happy, we try to use it to create.

What role does music play in your life?  Was it always something you had a passion for?
It’s safe to say that music has always had an enormous role in our lives because it truly is the great equalizer. It can enhance an already good mood, and also help you cope in hard times. This in turn makes it a constant passion of ours because whether you’re performing, creating, or just listening. There is nothing like music.

Are you pursuing music as a full-time career?
We each have to work our day jobs, unfortunately. But, we all want to turn our passion into our livelihood.

If you could play any venue in the world, where would you play?
Any venue in the world sounds nice enough to us… so long as the people are nice, and there’s food and whiskey to be had. We would really just love to travel and perform for a living wherever that might take us.

Where can people hear your songs? Are you playing anywhere live anytime soon?
We don’t have any shows coming up at the moment, but we are planning on putting out a new record next year!! We’ll set up some shows soon, but in between, we can often be found at The SawTown Tavern on Tuesday nights.

Do you enjoy the process of creating an album?
Absolutely! It’s a lot of hard work, especially for Ben, who is our drummer AND engineer, but we love it.

Is your album, “Pressure”, available to the public?
Yes, we have CDs with us when we play shows and a digital download is available on our Bandcamp.com page.

The following links are all places you can check out and like Tinker & Bang:

https://tinkerandbang.bandcamp.com
https://www.instagram.com/tinkerandbang/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaKb8vvU_Z_n3Wdu46pvA5Q
http://artistecard.com/tinkerandbang

 

Post Tryptophan Band Calendar…

Philly (One) Unified loves our local bands. You will too! Go see one, and read more about them on the links below. (Calendar follows)

Week of November 17, 2014: Backstage Pass…
Brodi Valos, Steal Your Face, Jah People

Jade Starling… Continuing to Keep Fans Captive.
Jade Starling of Pretty Poison

Sunday Spotlight…Stems and Seeds
Stems and Seeds

Sunday Spotlight… Think Pink Floyd
Think Pink Floyd

Spotlight Sunday is Back With…The Dead Leeves
The Dead Leeves

Sunday Spotlight…Great Scott Band
The Great Scott Band

Music and Unity: 1. Thief: 0
Paul Keen

Sunday Spotlight… Spinning Straw
Mike Brill and Spinning Straw

Wednesday Spotlight… No, That’s Not a Typo.
AM Radio

October’s Featured Band… The Mix
The Mix

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Friday 12/2/16:

Dirt Road Anthem: 9pm-1am, Red Rooster, Dungan Rd., Phila., PA

Steal Your Face: 7-11pm, Reale’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7233 Frankford Ave., Phila. PA

Stems and Seeds: 9:00PM, First Friday, Curran’s Bensalem, Bensalem, PA

Think Pink Floyd: Sweeney’s, Philmont Ave., Phila.,PA, 9pm-1am

The Dead Leeves: The Whiskey Tango, Phila., PA, 8pm-12am

The Great Scott Band: 9pm-1am, Nick’s Roast Beef, NE Philly

AM Radio: 9pm-1am, Da Vinci’s Pub, 217 E Main St, Collegeville, PA

The Mix: Baker’s American Bar & Grill, 9PM-MIDNIGHT, 1134 STREET ROAD, Southampton, PA

Saturday 12/3/16:

Steal Your Face: 9pm-1am, Fireside Bar & Grill, Brunswick Zone XL, 100 East Street Rd., Feasterville, PA

Jade Starling of Pretty Poison: The Maingate, Allentown, Pa

Jah People: One Art Community Center, Phila., PA, 5:00 PM

Stems and Seeds: 9:00PM, The Buck Hotel, Feasterville, PA

Mike Brill solo: Tir Na Nog, Trenton, NJ 9pm-1am

AM Radio: 9pm-1am, Tom N Jerry’s, 1006 MacDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA

 

Monday 12/4/16:

Brodi and Shon (of Dirt Road Anthem): Monday’s at Maggie’s on the Waterfront, 9-1
#HonoringHeroes, 1/2 Price Everything w/Police, Fire, EMS & Military active/retired

Mike Brill solo: Peddlers Village Christmas Festival, Time TBD

 

Tuesday 12/5/16:

Paul Keen: Rogues Gallery Bar, Phila., Pa, 8pm-12am

Mike Brill solo: Peddlers Village Christmas Village, Time TBD

We’re Thankful for Local Music…

Philly (One) Unified loves our local bands. You will too! Go see one, and read more about them on the links below. (Calendar follows)

Week of November 17, 2014: Backstage Pass…
Brodi Valos, Steal Your Face, Chowder

Sunday Spotlight…Stems and Seeds
Stems and Seeds

Sunday Spotlight…Great Scott Band
The Great Scott Band

Music and Unity: 1. Thief: 0
Paul Keen

Sunday Spotlight… Spinning Straw
Mike Brill and Spinning Straw

Wednesday Spotlight… No, That’s Not a Typo.
AM Radio

October’s Featured Band… The Mix
The Mix

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Thursday 11/24/16:

Happy Thanksgiving !

 

Friday 11/25/16:

Chowder: Red Rooster 9:00, 7960 Dungan Rd, Phila., PA

Jade Starling of Pretty Poison: The Woodlands, Wilkes-Barre,PA

Stems and Seeds: 9:00PM, The Five Four, Levittown, PA

The Great Scott Band: 7-11pm, Reale’s, Frankford Ave., Mayfair

The Mix: Dog & Bull Brew & Music House, 9pm-1am, 810 Bristol Pike, Croydon, Pa

 

Saturday 11/26/16:

Steal Your Face: 9pm, Bube’s Brewery
102 N Market St., Mt Joy, PA, No Cover

Spinning Straw: Reiglesville Inn and Pub – 8pm to 11pm

AM Radio: 9pm, Whitpain Tavern, Blue Bell, PA

 

Monday 11/28/16:

Brodi and Shon (of Dirt Road Anthem): Monday’s at Maggie’s on the Waterfront, 9-1
#HonoringHeroes, 1/2 Price Everything w/Police, Fire, EMS & Military active/retired

 

Tuesday 11/29/16:

Paul Keen:Rogues Gallery Bar, Phila., Pa, 8pm-12am

Your Week in Local Music…

Philly (One) Unified loves our local bands. You will too! Go see one, and read more about them on the links below. (Calendar follows)

Week of November 17, 2014: Backstage Pass…
Brodi Valos, Steal Your Face, Chowder, Jah People

Backstage Pass: Kevin Kirk (of Kirko)
Kirko

Sunday Spotlight…Stems and Seeds
Stems and Seeds

Sunday Spotlight…Local Musician and Songwriter, Saver
Saver

Sunday Spotlight… Think Pink Floyd
Think Pink Floyd

Sunday Spotlight…Great Scott Band
The Great Scott Band

Music and Unity: 1. Thief: 0
Paul Keen

Sunday Spotlight… Spinning Straw
Mike Brill and Spinning Straw

Wednesday Spotlight… No, That’s Not a Typo.
AM Radio

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Thursday 11/17/16:

Stems and Seeds: Chickies and Pete’s, Roosevelt Blvd, part of the “Out on the Town Local Music Series”, collecting no no-perishable food items for Philabundance, 8pm-12am

Friday 11/18/16:

Steal Your Face: 9pm-1am, Sweeney’s Saloon, Philmont & Bustleton Ave., Phila.

Kirko: duet, Fireside Smokehouse, Elmwood Ave., Feasterville, Pa, 7-11pm

Chowder: Reale’s, Frankford Ave., Phila., 7-11pm

Mike Brill solo: Tir Na Nog, Trenton, NJ, 9pm-1am

Saturday 11/19/16:

Kirko: duet, Churchville Inn, 1500 Bustleton Pike, Upper Southampton Township, Pa, 8pm-12am

Saver: 9pm-12am, Milkboy South St., 401 South St. Phila., PA

The Great Scott Band: Katie O’Donnell’s, Franklin Mills, Phila., Pa,

Mike Brill solo: Red Stag Pub, 9pm-11pm, Bethlehem, PA

AM Radio: Sellersville Theater 1894 – Sellersville, PA, 6:00 PM

Sunday 11/20/16:

Kirko brothers: 1-6pm, Whiskey Tango, benefit for Gordy McFarlane, celebration of life, also featuring: Stem, Mike Lecompt, Dino and the Missile Tops

Think Pink Floyd: Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts, 1629 Perrineville Rd, Monroe, NJ, 4- 6pm.

Monday 11/21/16:

Brodi and Shon (of Dirt Road Anthem): Monday’s at Maggie’s on the Waterfront, 9-1
#HonoringHeroes, 1/2 Price Everything w/Police, Fire, EMS & Military active/retired

Tuesday 11/22/16:

Paul Keen: solo, Rogues Gallery Bar, Philly 8pm-12am

Wednesday 11/23/16:

Steal Your Face: Thanksgiving Eve Bash, 8-midnight, Chickie’s and Pete’s
11000 Roosevelt Blvd., Phila. PA

Jah People: Churchville Inn, 1500 Bustleton Pike, Upper Southampton Township, PA, 9:30pm

The Great Scott Band: 8pm-12am, THANKSGIVING EVE BASH, The Post Office, Bridesburg, Pa

We’re still here… With Your Band Calendar

Philly (One) Unified loves our local bands. You will too! Go see one, and read more about them on the links below. (Calendar follows)

Week of November 17, 2014: Backstage Pass…
Brodi Valos, Steal Your Face, Chowder

Sunday Spotlight…Stems and Seeds
Stems and Seeds

Sunday Spotlight…Local Musician and Songwriter, Saver
Saver

Spotlight Sunday is Back With…The Dead Leeves
The Dead Leeves

Sunday Spotlight…Great Scott Band
The Great Scott Band

Music and Unity: 1. Thief: 0
Paul Keen

Sunday Spotlight… Spinning Straw
Mike Brill and Spinning Straw

 

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Thursday 11/10/16:

Saver: 90’s Sing Along, with Post War Dream/ Just Press Play/  Scene Points,  Phila., 7-10pm at The Barbary

Friday 11/11/16:

Steal Your Face: Nick’s Roast Beef,  Cottman Ave., Phila., 9:30pm- 1:30am

Chowder:  Currans Bensalem,  Rt. 13, 9pm- 1am

The Great Scott Band: Noni & Steve acoustic,  Flukes in NE Phila., 6-9pm

Mike Brill solo: Peddlers Village,  Holiday Kickoff Parade and Party

Saturday 11/12/16:

Steal Your Face: Jerzee’s Sports Bar & Pizzaria, Mt. Carmel Ave., Glenside,  9pm- 1am

Stems and Seeds:  Baker’s American Grill,  Southampton,  9pm- 1am

The Great Scott Band: Cancer benefit,  6-9pm

Sunday 11/13/16:

Mike Brill solo: Slopeside Pub, Blue Mountain Ski Lodge, 2-5pm

Monday 11/14/16:

Brodi and Shon (of Dirt Road Anthem): Monday’s at Maggie’s on the Waterfront, 9-1
#HonoringHeroes, 1/2 Price Everything w/Police, Fire, EMS & Military active/retired

Tuesday 11/15/16:

Paul Keen: solo, Rogues Gallery Bar, Philly 8pm-12am

Your Week in Live and Local Music

Philly (One) Unified loves our local bands. You will too! Go see one, and read more about them on the links below. (Calendar follows)

Week of November 17, 2014: Backstage Pass…
Brodi Valos, Steal Your Face

Sunday Spotlight…Urbana
Urbana (Elga Lyle)

Sunday Spotlight…Stems and Seeds
Stems and Seeds

Sunday Spotlight…Local Musician and Songwriter, Saver
Saver

Sunday Spotlight… Think Pink Floyd
Think Pink Floyd

Music and Unity: 1. Thief: 0
Paul Keen

Sunday Spotlight… Spinning Straw
Mike Brill and Spinning Straw

Wednesday Spotlight… No, That’s Not a Typo.
AM Radio

October’s Featured Band… The Mix
The Mix

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Friday 11/4/16:

Steal Your Face: 7-11pm, Reale’s Sports Bar & Grill, Frankford Ave., Phila. PA

Elga Lyle: 6-9pm, Gallery 7319, First Friday Art festival, hosting several artists and musicians, 7319 Rising Sun Ave, Phila., PA, helping veterans with PTSD, $25 per person, art, music, light fare, open bar. https://www.facebook.com/events/315332565498534/?ti=icl

Stems and Seeds: 9:00PM, FIRST FRIDAY, Curran’s Bensalem, Bensalem PA

Saver: Cheese Dawgs, Feasterville, PA, 5:00pm

Mike Brill solo: 6-9pm, The Links Golf Club, Marlton, NJ

 

Saturday 11/5/16:

Steal Your Face: 9pm-1am, Fireside Bar & Grill Brunswick Zone XL, 100 East Street Rd., Feasterville, PA , Free Admission

Think Pink Floyd: 7:00pm, The Upper Room, Albany, NY

Spinning Straw: Peddlers Village Apple Festival, 10am- 12pm, Street Rd, Main Green Artison Area

The Mix: Baker’s American Bar & Grill, 9pm-12am, 1134 Street Rd., Southampton, PA

 

Sunday 11/6/16:

Spinning Straw: Peddlers Village Apple Festival, 12- 2pm, Street Rd, Main Green Artison area.

AM Radio: 4-8pm, Peppers Italian Restaurant, 239 Town Center Rd, King of Prussia, PA

 

Monday 11/7/16:

Brodi and Shon (of Dirt Road Anthem): Monday’s at Maggie’s on the Waterfront, 9-1
#HonoringHeroes, 1/2 Price Everything w/Police, Fire, EMS & Military active/retired

 

Tuesday 11/8/16:

Paul Keen: solo, Rogues Gallery Bar, Philly 8pm-12am