Saturday August 3rd $8adv/$10dos 21+
The sun is setting and birds are souring amid a summer skyline. Rhythmic waves tremble in the distance. Awake beneath a blurred violet sky, the sandy psych-rock quartet was hitting their stride along the shore. It was August 2017.
HOTBED is a Philadelphia-based psych-rock group that met while attending the University of Delaware. Seen to many as a breath of fresh air, the group portrays a familiar yet newborn form of psychedelic rock. HOTBED's debut LP “Florence” represents their sinuous sound devising elements of rock, pop, and dance. Hear their turbulent guitar riffs, electronic echoes and syncopated rhythms evolve through nine tracks full of invigoration and sincerity. Bold yet vulnerable, gritty yet lustrous; the band plans to take their sound to the next level. Through exuberant live performances the music embodies a way of hedonism exceeding expectations.
BLONDE OTTER - NYC band writing the next biggest hits or the most under appreciated songs of all time.
Z BY Z - With moves like Jagger, hypnotic hooks, and a robust, contagious energy, Z by Z has been turning heads with their cutting-edge brand of pop music that mixes elements of rock and soul. “Philly pop outfit Z by Z is dialed in and ready for commercial radio rotation...This band has hooks, hooks, and more hooks,” said WXPN The Key editor John Vettese.
Formed by singer/songwriter and American Idol season XV contestant Harrison Cohen, the band is comprised of Chris Baglivo, Braxton Borine, Harrison Brietling, and Instagram influencer Dan Silver, @thedrummingbeat. Their sound can be described as a mix between Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, Maroon 5, and Rex Orange County with influences ranging from Daniel Caesar to Paul Simon.
In October 2017, Z by Z performed their song "No Time" on iHeartRadio’s Radio 104.5 FM. Within the past few months, the band has released three EPs with their song “Miss Mystery” has amassing 37K+ Spotify streams. Z by Z has spent the past year performing in across the east coast, including a sold-out show at PhilaMOCA in December 2018. Cohen’s songwriting has garnered praise from platinum recording artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. After hearing “No Time,” Lopez commented, “I really liked it, I felt like I could hear that song on the radio.”