beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015 – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – August 19th, 2015

beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015

beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015

Mother, Family Volleyball, Mark Thousands, You Do You

Wed · August 19, 2015

7:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$0.00

Free

beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015
beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2015
Join us at World Cafe Live for a FREE week-long music festival featuring some of the region's cream of the crop! From August 18th through August 23rd, beta hi-fi will continue the tradition started at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live of providing a platform for the best of this region's finest emerging songwriters. Culminating in a line-up of over 25 performances throughout the week, beta hi-fi serves as a showcase for industry professionals and for fans looking to discover new artists. Sunday night's show will feature the week's best performers chosen by a panel of expert judges, who will be rewarded with prizes galore! Submit your band now at betahifi.com!
Mother
Mother
Mother was formed in september of 1942 by a group of young rogues from the free city of Gdańsk. Inspired by the pastoral beauty of the baltic lowlands, they created an intricate aural palette with nothing but a pair of army boots and a wooden salad bowl. Unfortunately, all of the original members of Mother died within days of forming the band in a freak jumping accident. Half a century later, the souls of these men sought reentry into the physical realm in the form of Jacob Folk, Beau Gordon, Justin Bennie, and Garrett White. Just as the prophecy foretold, these four gentlemen reformed Mother in early 2014. This time with real instruments.

Jacob Folk - Bass, Vocals ///

Beau Gordon - Guitar, Vocals ///

Justin "Tunnel" Bennie - Keys, Vocals ///

Garrett White - Drums, Vocals
Family Volleyball
Family Volleyball
Dreamy Lo-Fi Surf Pop guaranteed to fill your soul with nectar
Ethan Kerr
Owen Zieger
Harry Welsh
Michael Zicchinolfi
Mark Thousands
Mark Thousands
Mark Thousands is more than just a singer/songwriter playing the same ole' open chords in the predictable sequence. Thousand's superlative songwriting is built on unique chord voicings, unpredictable arrangements, and imaginative heartfelt lyrics. Considering all of the aforementioned, one would be surprised to learn of his rough rock and hardcore pedigree.

Coming from the underground Hardcore/Metal scene, Mark made his way as a guitarist in such bands as:
Leeway, The Casting Out, and Comin' Correct. After many years touring the states, as well as over seas, he stepped away from his role as a guitarist in musically heavy stylized bands and decided to embark on a solo journey writing more intimate and personal material.

His debut solo record "With Love And Light Always" was produced by Richie Birkenhead of Into Another and Ian Love of Rival Schools. The songs are intimate and sonically ethereal with interesting arrangements and finger picked melodies. Each song has an air of loss and hope simultaneously, painting an image of spiritual wilderness that is sure take hold of any truth seeker that stumbles upon it.

Currently Mark is in the studio working on his follow-up record. The new effort is titled "A Love Talismanic" due out early 2015.
You Do You
You Do You
You Do You is a genre-defying Philadelphia 5-piece that plays funk, soul and rock & roll. Formed in 2012 by lead vocalist Katie Feeney and Drew Parker, You Do You is quickly making a name for themselves in the local scene with tight 4-part harmonies, wailing riffs and electrifying 70s era showmanship. You Do You released their 1st single, the quirky country rock lament "Darling, My Dear," in August 2013 and followed it up with their debut album "The Sweet Sounds of the Funky Sounds" in January 2014. Already called "a well-crafted genre-defying album" by WXPN's The Key, this is only a glimpse of the band's electric funky soul sound. They are currently working on a follow up EP due fall 2014.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/