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)

http://oneunifiedproject.com/archives-2/backstage-pass/
Brodi Valos, Steal Your Face, Chowder

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/09/06/sunday-spotlight-stems-and-seeds/
Stems and Seeds

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/10/18/sunday-spotlight-music-man-saver/
Saver

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/01/10/spotlight-sunday-is-back-the-dead-leeves/
The Dead Leeves

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/01/31/sunday-spotlight-great-scott-band/
The Great Scott Band

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/03/20/music-and-unity-1-thief-0/
Paul Keen

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/03/27/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)

http://oneunifiedproject.com/archives-2/backstage-pass/
Brodi Valos, Steal Your Face

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/06/07/spotlight-sunday-urbana/
Urbana (Elga Lyle)

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/09/06/sunday-spotlight-stems-and-seeds/
Stems and Seeds

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/10/18/sunday-spotlight-music-man-saver/
Saver

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/11/29/sunday-spotlight-think-pink-floyd/
Think Pink Floyd

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/03/20/music-and-unity-1-thief-0/
Paul Keen

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/03/27/sunday-spotlight-spinning-straw/
Mike Brill and Spinning Straw

https://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/04/20/wednesday-spotlight-no-thats-not-a-typo/
AM Radio

https://oneunifiedproject.com/?p=6108
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

November Feature Artist…Cultureal

Philly Unified loves music! We also love introducing our readers to bands in and around the Philly area.  Our passion is to expose people to the wonderful world of local music.

Today, we’re talking to Joshua Winer of local root reggae, dub and rocker band, Cultureal. An impressive ensemble of musicians that have a common goal to bring people closer together and ultimately, find healing through the music.

imageWho are the members of Cultureal? And where did the name, Cultureal, come from?
Joshua Winer: lead vocal/bass
Larry Toft: trombone
Wesley Rast: drums/vocal
Adam Hershberger: trumpet
Adam Flicker: organ/piano/synth/vocal
Elliott Levin: tenor saxophone/flute
Ray Pirre: lead guitar
Sonni Shine: vocal
Sargie: rhythm guitar
Brian Marsella: piano/clavinet/synth/melodica
Alexandra Day: vocal
Christina Klaproth: vocal
Alcides Rodriguez: percussion

This is a list of the permanent members of the band. In reality, there is an extended network of over 50 musicians who also play with us when other people can’t make it.

The name Cultureal was, at first, a play on the band named Culture. This was when the band was intended to just play covers. The name has come to mean many things to many people, but mainly seems to point out some type of authenticity in the way we approach our music and our lives. Real culture comes from the heart of each individual.

When did you get together as a group?
In 2006, the band formed and played its first show, a party in my back yard in Northern Liberties. Only 4 people from the Original band still play with Cultureal. Over time, many of the city’s reggae, jazz, and world music stars have joined our ranks to make one powerful group of individuals.

What type of music do you play?
We play roots reggae, dub and rockers music. As is customary with roots reggae, we embrace many styles of music within the rhythmic format of reggae.

Do you play covers or original music? 
Cultureal started as a cover band. Over the years, we started to develop more and more original music. Now at our full band shows we play mainly original music with one or two covers mixed in.

What influences the music you play?
The mission to bring people together to heal the planet has been our driving force from the beginning. Many beautiful musicians, poets, painters, sculptors, and artists of all types lived with the same mission. They have all inspired us to continue on the difficult yet rewarding path of being a musician in our modern era.

What inspires the songs your write?
Most of my songs contain a healing message, or a reminder of goals on the healing path. These messages are usually things I need to hear in my own life at that particular time. I figure if the song works for me then it will work for other people. You have to help yourself so you can help others.

What role does music play in your life? Was it always something you’ve all had a passion for?
Music has made me feel like everything is going to be alright in the darkest moments of my life. Performing music has been an overwhelming, intense, and brain expanding experience for me, especially in these last few years. It’s good for the brain.

Music really grabbed me as important when my mother used to sing to me as an infant. It was an amazing flow of beautiful colors and such a calming experience. Singing was always my favorite thing. I don’t remember before learning to sing so you could say I have ALWAYS had a passion for it!

Are you pursuing music as a full-time career?
Yes.

If you could play any venue in the world, where would you play?
Machu Picchu

Where can people hear your songs? Are you playing anywhere live anytime soon?
soundcloud.com/Cultureal
Facebook.com/culturealmusic

We don’t have any shows scheduled at the moment. We just finished our summer season where we played around 60 shows.

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Don’t be Scared…Here’s Your Event 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)

http://oneunifiedproject.com/archives-2/backstage-pass/
Brodi Valos, Steal Your Face, Chowder,  Jah People

http://oneunifiedproject.com/archives-2/backstage-pass/backstage-pass-kevin-kirk-of-kirko/
Kirko

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/08/16/sunday-spotlight-pure-jerry/
Pure Jerry

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/09/06/sunday-spotlight-stems-and-seeds/
Stems and Seeds

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/01/10/spotlight-sunday-is-back-the-dead-leeves/
The Dead Leeves

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/01/31/sunday-spotlight-great-scott-band/
The Great Scott Band

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/10/18/sunday-spotlight-music-man-saver/
Saver

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/03/20/music-and-unity-1-thief-0/
Paul Keen

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/03/27/sunday-spotlight-spinning-straw/
Mike Brill of Spinning Straw

https://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/04/20/wednesday-spotlight-no-thats-not-a-typo/
AM Radio

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Friday 10/28/16:

Steal Your Face: 8pm-11pm, Steel City Coffee House, 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville, PA
Advance Tickets: app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=69327

Kirko: 7th annual Halloween Bash, Fireside Smokehouse, Elmwood Ave., Feasterville, Pa, 7-11pm

Dean-O-Ween: Dean (of Jah People) and friends including members of Pure Jerry,  10pm-2am, The Churchville Inn, Churchville, PA, https://www.facebook.com/events/317941718555462/?ti=icl

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

AM Radio: Tom n Jerrys, 1006 MacDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA, 8pm-12am

Saturday 10/29/16:

Steal Your Face: 9:00pm-1:00am, 8th Annual Halloween Bash, The MacSwiney Club
510 Greenwood Ave. At Walnut St., Jenkintown, PA 19046, $8.00 Admission – Free Buffet, Best Costume Contest!

Chowder: Nick’s Roast Beef, Cottman Ave., Phila., PA, 9:00pm

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

The Dead Leeves: with Aberdeâns and Strength in Numbers, Currans Tacony, Halloween show, 8pm

Saver: Pianos, NYC, free show

Paul Keen: Bridgeport Ribhouse, 1049 Ford Street Bridgeport, PA, 8:00pM

Sunday 10/30/16: 

Pure Jerry: The Fire, Girard Ave., Phila., PA, 8pm, 8PM | $10 | 21+, a grateful Halloween, A Grateful Dead Tribute Night, with Dead Reckoning

Monday 10/31/16: 

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 11/1/16:

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

This Weeks Live and Local

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

http://oneunifiedproject.com/archives-2/backstage-pass/
Steal Your Face

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/09/06/sunday-spotlight-stems-and-seeds/
Stems and Seeds

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/01/10/spotlight-sunday-is-back-the-dead-leeves/
The Dead Leeves

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/01/31/sunday-spotlight-great-scott-band/
The Great Scott Band

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/10/18/sunday-spotlight-music-man-saver/
Saver

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/03/20/music-and-unity-1-thief-0/
Paul Keen

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/03/27/sunday-spotlight-spinning-straw/
Mike Brill of Spinning Straw

https://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/04/20/wednesday-spotlight-no-thats-not-a-typo/
AM Radio

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Thursday 10/20/16:

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

Mike Brill: Solo, 8-10pm, Red Stag Pub, Bethlehem, PA

Friday 10/21/16:

Steal Your Face: 8pm-midnight, Acoustic Duo with Paul & Curt, The Local (formally Apple Jack’s), 4935 River Rd., Point Pleasant, PA

Saver: Pub – Philadelphia, PA, 9:00PM, $7 cover

The Great Scott Band: McStew’s, Levittown, 10pm-2am

AM Radio: Pillars of Light and Love Fundraiser, 7:00-11:00pm, Presidential Caterers, 2910 DeKalb Pike East, Norriton, PA

Saturday 10/22/16:

Steal Your Face: 9:30pm-1:30am, Irish Rover Station House, 1033 S. Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, PA

Stems and Seeds: 9:00pm, Pub 36, Frankford Ave., NE Phila

The Dead Leeves: Lumpy Magees, 7-11pm

AM Radio: 9:00pm-1:00am, DaVinci’s Pub, Collegeville, PA

 

Tuesday 10/25/16:

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

Your Eagles Week 6 Recap: Eagles vs. Redskins 

If you don’t already know it, last week’s loss is squarely on me. I’d been sick all week and when game time came around, I got myself together enough to watch the game that I’d been looking forward to after a 3-0 start followed by an early bye week. I don’t know if it was the cold medicine or the lack of sleep, but I totally forgot to put on my shirt! No, I didnt watch the game topless. But I did forget to put on this season’s unwashed since opening day Eagles shirt. 

Fortunately, with the birds getting off to a slow start, I logged on to Facebook and something a friend posted jarred my memory and I realized that I had not put on my shirt. Say what you will right now, but in some families football superstitions run deep. If I believed that it was my shirt causing the first half flop, then so be it. To the closet! 
After justifying that it was great for Wentz to learn early what it’s like to have to lead your team from behind, I watched as the shirt did its magic. We were right back in it! Fast forward to the fumble… the “questionable” calls… the interesting choices of passes on that final drive, and needless to say, my pre half-time wardrobe change was too little, too late. Fortunately, there are 16 games in the regular season, and my shirt was washed (it’s okay, we lost) and ready for yesterday’s game. Turns out, it wasn’t the shirt after all. 
To start, if anyone had any question as to whether or not Lane Johnson’s 10 game suspension (for testing positive for the use of performance enhancing drugs) was going to hurt us, I think that question was answered yesterday. And just when I finally learned to say and spell Halapouluvaati Vitai’s name, I’d like to forget it. I could bore you with the stats, like Wentz throwing for 179 yds and completing only 11 of 22 passes. Not to mention getting sacked what felt like a hundred times (okay it was 5). Or that Washington’s offense had double the total offense yardage and double the number of first downs. 
Throw a fan a bone you might say? Well, there’s not much to offer you here aside from Smallwood’s impressive 86 yd kickoff return for a touchdown, Jenkins interception return for 6 as well, and the fact that we didn’t turn over the ball at all. Let’s not gloss over The Eagles committing 13 penalties for 114 yards, only a week after they were called for 14 penalties for 111 yards in a loss to Detroit. I know. Bad officiating. Refs sucked. Blah, blah, blah. Yes, there were some highly questionable calls, particularly in the Lions game, but you just can’t win if you’re killing yourself with penalties. 

I never said it was going to pretty, just that it was a recap. 
The NFC east, which was expected to be largely unremarkable this season, has actually turned out to be a pretty good division, and a tight race. So, has the eagle landed? Are we coming back down to earth after getting over-hyped about a season that no one expected to amount to anything? Or were the past two weeks a fluke series of underwhelming sloppy play, crappy officiating, and a series of unfortunate events? I don’t know the answer, but you can bet we’ll get a better idea next week when a well rested and undefeated Vikings team come to town with none other than our buddy Sam Bradford at the helm.

I’m still fully on board the Wentz Wagon. I just hope they figure out a way to keep him from getting his wheels knocked off. 

This Weeks Local Music 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)

Backstage Pass…
Brodi Valos, Chowder

http://oneunifiedproject.com/archives-2/backstage-pass/backstage-pass-kevin-kirk-of-kirko/
Kirko

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/04/14/jade-starling-continuing-to-keep-fans-captive/
Jade Starling of Pretty Poison

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

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/10/18/sunday-spotlight-music-man-saver/
Saver

Music and Unity: 1. Thief: 0
Paul Keen

Sunday Spotlight… Spinning Straw
Mike Brill of Spinning Straw

https://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/04/20/wednesday-spotlight-no-thats-not-a-typo/
AM Radio

https://oneunifiedproject.com/?p=6108
The Mix

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Thursday 10/13/16:

Saver: Crooked Eye Brewery, Hatboro, PA

Friday 10/14/16:

Kirko: Fireside Smokehouse, Elmwood Ave., Feasterville, PA, 6:30pm

Paul Keen: Pawnshop Roses with Tony Ryder and True West and Mike Stec:  9pm-2am, Dawson Street Puh, 100 Dawson St, Philadelphia, Pa

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

The Mix: Baker’s American Bar & Grill, 9 PM-12am, 1134 Strees Rd, Southampton, PA

Saturday 10/15/16:

Dirt Road Anthem (Brodi): Red Rooster, 9pm-1am, 7960 Dungan Rd., Phila., PA

Chowder: Eddington House, Bensalem, PA, 9:00pm

Kirko: 12-3pm, solo, Fire prevention event, Kmart Street Rd., Feasterville, PA

Jade Starling of Pretty Poison: Foxwoods in Connecticut 8pm

Saver: Bourbon And Branch, Philadelphia, PA, 8:00pm

Nick Zaborowski (of The Dead Leeves) and Nick Zaccario: acoustic at Ashburner Inn, 4-8pm

Sunday 10/16/16:

AM Radio: The Bridgeport Ribhouse, 6:00pm-10:00pm, Bridgeport, PA

Monday 10/17/16:

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

Tuesday 10/18/16:

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