Your Holiday Edition of the Live and Local Music Calendar…

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

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

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

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Thursday 12/22/16

Mike Brill solo: Red Stag,Bethlehem, Pa 8-10pm

Friday 12/23/16

Brodi: Dean Casmirri’s Colonial Inn 6-9pm, 11 Beaver Street, Hulmeville, Pa

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

Kirko: Annual Christmas party at the Fireside Smokehouse, Elmwood Ave, Feasterville, PA, 7-11pm

Jah People: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company – Croydon, PA, 8:00 PM

Billy Martin of Think Pink Floyd: Logan Inn, Main Street, New Hope, PA

Monday 12/26/16

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

Tuesday 12/27/16

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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)

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/2015/09/06/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/2016/01/31/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

https://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/04/20/wednesday-spotlight-no-thats-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

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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October’s Featured Band… The Mix

It’s been a while since we’ve had a featured artist. We’re back at it with a featured band and plan to have one a month to introduce you to. 

Today we’re talking to Vic Monaco of local cover band, The Mix. We think you’ll find their history and love of classic rock and roll fun and wanting you to go check them out. The information shared below was taken largely from the band’s website as well as directly from Vic. Thanks so much, Vic, for sharing your bands story with us. Rock on!

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From left to right: Ric Lake, Vic Monaco, Billy Walp, and Bill Mecaughey

 

 

Who are the members of The Mix? And where did the band name come from?

The Band is me, Vic Monaco, Bill Mecaughey, Ric Lake and Billy Walp.

The band used to be called Vic’s Mix, when I had somewhat of a revolving cast of musicians playing with me. Once the personnel got settled, we changed it to The Mix.

The Mix represents the end of a musical chairs existence, both figuratively and literally, for me.

When did you get together as a group? How has it evolved into the current lineup?

We’ve been together about two years.

When my last band, Stealin’ The Covers, disbanded, I decided to try something different: a duo with STC guitarist (and cousin), John Daly. That project, Daly Double, was a leap of faith, not only due to its loss of a rhythm section but, also given Daly’s nomadic musical life that included touring with the late, Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys.

I soon needed to find a replacement for Daly and once again turned to an STC bandmate, multi-instrumentalist and Grammy-winning producer, Pat Robinson.
The project was re-named Musical Chairs, with the idea that on any given night, the audience wouldn’t know which of the duo’s musician friends might sit in. The name turned out to be even more appropriate as guitarist Brian Nagy eventually became a regular presence.

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With me serving as booker and musical director and the project alternating between a duo and trio, the name was changed to Vic’s Mix in the summer of 2013.

At a summer house party, I performed some songs with Bill Mecaughey, my very first musical partner from our teen years in the Fox-Chase-based band Hot Ice. Our collaboration lasted about seven years until Bill turned more toward R&B and jazz fusion.

We remained friends and the musical shorthand we shared was obvious to them at that party. The two of us started rehearsing in earnest in the spring of 2014 and played our first gig Memorial Day weekend.

The project took a giant leap ahead when Ric Lake added his bass and vocals to the musical mix in November 2014.

A couple of months later I invited another former bandmate, drummer and vocalist Billy Walp, to make the project a full band.

Apparent by this time that the lineup and camaraderie was rock solid, Vic’s Mix became simply The Mix in January 2016

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What type of music do you play?

We play music from the 1960s through the 1980s, including a “Beatles” set. The latter is unique in that it is largely acoustic and includes some music from the individual members of the “Beatles”. There are some folks who come to see us just to hear that set, which is always evolving. For instance, we’re learning “Eleanor Rigby” right now.

The band also plays an acoustic and harmony-laden show featuring a great mix of tunes. Think The Eagles , The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen. While those names are very familiar, The Mix’s tunes are often songs you just don’t hear from other bands such as “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature” and “Hand Me Down World” by The Guess Who or “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen.

What (and/or who) influenced the music you play?

Being close to 60, many of these are the songs I grew up on. Plus, many of them are tunes Bill and I played in our first band together (Hot Ice) when we were teens. (We do them a WHOLE LOT BETTER now.)

What role does music play in your life? Was it always something you had a passion for? Are you pursuing music as a full-time career?

I started taking guitar lessons when I was 8 and took them for six years. I also had voice lessons both privately and at Temple University. I’ve been in bands since I was 15. I am very passionate about a lot of different music, not just the “oldies” we play, and I go to concerts often. It is not a full-time thing for me. Most of my full-time career has been spent as a newspaper reporter and editor.

 

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

I’ve played some great venues (with other bands) including Citizens Bank Park and World Cafe Live (main stage), which were both VERY cool. I guess to answer your question, I’d like to keep it local (so friends can come) and intimate, so I’d say a place like World Cafe Live or The Keswick Theater.

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Where can people hear your songs? Are you playing anywhere live anytime soon?

We play at a lot of local venues including Baker’s American Grill in Southampton; The Dog & Bull Brew & Music House in Croydon; Curran’s in Bensalem; The Fireside lounge in the Brunswick Zone in Trevose; and Squirrel Murphy’s in Warminster. Our gig schedule is on our website (www.themixpa.com) along with our audio demo.

 

Your Week of 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)

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

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/04/15/mitch-schecter-from-local-philly-bands-to-a-successful-musical-career/
Mitch Schecter of the Rip Chords

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/2016/03/13/sunday-spotlight-aj-slick-band/
AJ Slick

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

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

Thursday 9/29/16:

AJ Slick: The Rhawnhurst Cafe,  9PM-1AM

Friday 9/30/16:

Root 13 (Brodi and Jason): Fluke’s ,  State Rd., Phila., 7-11

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

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

Saturday 10/1/16:

Root 13: Finn McCool’s, 2-7pm

Jah People: Weequahic Park Track , Newark, NJ,  7:30 AM

Jah People: Paradise Farms – Downingtown, PA,  7:00 PM

Stems and Seeds: 9:00 PM, Dagwood’s, NE Philly **OCTOBERFEST!**

AJ Slick: Solo Acoustic,  Ashburner Ino, 4-8PM

AJ Slick: Full Band Electric,  Celtic Cross,  Ashton Rd.,  9PM-1AM

The Mix: Squirrel Murphy’s, 872 E. Street Rd., Warminster, PA

Sunday 10/2/16:

The Rip Chords: SELLERSVILLE THEATRE IN SELLERSVILLE, PA. GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS AND THE RIP CHORDS!! TWO SHOWS! 3PM & 8PM. GO TO WWW.ST94.COM FOR TICKET INFO.

The Dead Leeves: Fluke’s, State Rd., Phila., 4-8pm

AJ Slick: Ralphie’s Bar, every Sunday,  RT 232, Newtown, PA, 2-6PM, If  Eages game is early, 4-8PM

AM Radio: Peppers Italian Restaurant, 4-8pm,  King of Prussia, PA

Monday 10/3/16:
Brodi and Shon: Maggie’s on the Waterfront, 9pm-1am, #HonoringHeroes, 1/2 Price Everything for Police, Fire, EMS & Military active/retired

Tuesday 10/4/16:

AJ Slick: Open Mic + O’Mare’s Irish Pub,  Bustleton  Ave.,  8PM-12AM

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

Wednesday 10/5/16:
AJ Slick: Lumpy Magee’s,  Welsh Rd., Bluegrass Plaza, 8PM-12AM

This Weeks Live and Local 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 that)

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

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/04/15/mitch-schecter-from-local-philly-bands-to-a-successful-musical-career/
Mitch Schecter of the Rip Chords

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

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

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

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2016/03/13/sunday-spotlight-aj-slick-band/
AJ Slick

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

 

Thursday 9/22/16:
Steal Your Face: 8-11pm, Chickie’s and Pete’s, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., Phila. PA

AJ Slick: Lumpy Magee’s, ‪2417 Welsh Rd.,‬ Bluegrass Plaza, ‪7-11PM‬

Friday 9/23/16:
Steal Your Face: 10pm-1am, Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope, PA

Jah People: Churchville Inn, Upper Southampton Township, PA, 9:30PM

Think Pink Floyd: with Divine Hand Ensemble, 7 PM, Venice Island Performing Arts Center

Kirko: duet, Fireside Smokehouse, Elmwood Ave., Feasterville, PA, 7-11PM

 

Saturday 9/24/16:
Kirko: duet, Octoberfest, UGH, Bristol Rd., 6-10PM

The Rip Chords: The Phila. Musing Hall of Fame presents Philly Endless Summer, Cannstatter Volkfest , 9130 Academy Rd. Phila., PA, starring Charlie Grace, The Rip Chordes, Reasy Steady Now, George Pettigrano. Hosted by Steve  Kurtz of WVLT craisin 92.1 , TICKETS AVAILABLE AT EVENTBRITE.COM

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

Chowder: Pub 36, Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 9:00PM

Jade Starling of Pretty Poison: Las Vegas, NV, Hakasaan, 11pm

Stems and Seeds: 9:00PM, Baker’s American Grill, Southampton, PA

AJ Slick: Solo, ACOUSTIC THE BULL TAVERN 2820 STATE RD CROYDON PA, 9PM-1AM

Spinning Straw:  Reiglesville Inn, 8pm to 11pm

 

Monday 9/26/16:
Brodi and Shon: Maggie’s on the Waterfront, 9pm-1am, #HonoringHeroes, 1/2 Price Everything for Police, Fire, EMS & Military active/retired

 

Tuesday 9/27/16:
Paul Keen: solo at Rogues Gallery Bar in Philly 8pm-12am

 

Wednesday 9/28/16:
AJ Slick: Open Mic, Rhawnhurst Cafe, Rhawn St. & Castor Ave., 8PM-12AM