Your Week in Live and Local… Philly Style

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

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

http://oneunifiedproject.com/2015/06/28/sunday-spotlight-hotlanta/
Hotlanta

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

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 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 12/15/16

Friday 12/16/16

Steal Your Face: 10pm-1am, Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope, PA

Chowder: Reales, Frankford Ave., Phila., Pa, 7-11pm

The Great Scott Band: 10pm-2am, Whiskey Tango, Bustleton Ave., NE Philly

Saturday 12/17/16

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

Hotlanta: 8:00pm, Steel City Coffee House, Pheonixville, Pa

Stems and Seeds: 9:00PM, Pub36, NE Phila, 5th annual Christmas party and fundraiser for the Mama Bear Effect, 50/50’s, ugly sweater contest, and Bad Santa will be making an appearance.

The Great Scott Band: 9pm-1am, Curran’s Bensalem, PA, Bristol Pike

Paul Keen: Liberty Union Bar & Grille, 8:00PM, Chester Springs, PA

The Mix: Fireside Lounge inside Brunswick Zone XL, 100 E. Street Rd. (At Bustleton PIKE), Feasterville, Pa

Sunday 12/18/16

AM Radio: the Water Tower in Arnold’s Family Fun Center, Pheonixville, PA, 5-9pm, Rockin’ Dinner & Dance Christmas Party with Jerry Blavat and special guest vocalist Larry DiSalvi, Doors open at 4pm for a line dance lesson.

Monday 12/19/16

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 12/20/16

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

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)

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/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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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 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

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

 

 

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