Juice – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – April 10th, 2019

Juice

Juice

Z by Z, Dylan Dunlap

Wed · April 10, 2019

8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 ADV - $15 DOS + Fees

Juice
Juice
With seven distinct personalities, Juice distills rock, r&b and hip-hop into a signature sound with a flavorful kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics, and festival-worthy choruses. The Boston septet—Ben Stevens [lead vocals],Christian Rose [violin, vocals], Kamau Burton [acoustic guitar, vocals], Daniel Moss [guitar], Michael Ricciardulli [guitar], Rami El-Abidin [bass], and Miles Clyatt [drums]—perfects this mix on its 2018 independent project.

“There are so many colors when we play,” explains Ricciardulli. “The chemistry is there in the studio and on stage. When we play to a crowd, it’s all organic. The reactions… the faces… the experience, what you see is what you’re getting, people know that they can tell. We’ve learned to listen to each other and to what the music has to say. At the same time, we channel our youth, there’s no bottling that up. We’re always searching for something tangible our listeners can thoroughly feel at the core of the music. We’re trying to create an atmosphere much bigger than the seven of us on stage.”

It was evident from the band’s beginnings that this collective potency could contribute to something far greater and truly different. After meeting as freshman at Boston College, Juice became unified upon winning their school’s “Battle of the Bands” in 2014. Soon after, things got serious.

Through constant gigging Juice honed their live performance, displaying an original raw energy. Soon, Juice went from frequent gigs at the city’s famed Middle East to selling out East Coast hotspots such as Brighton Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, and more. Releasing their full-length debut in 2016, the band landed a viral hit in the form of “Gold,” which popped up on countless “Discover Weekly” playlists and cracked over 386,000 Spotify streams without any traditional promotion.

Hitting Summerfest Milwaukee for the first time in 2016, Juice impressively won the grand prize at the festival’s Land The Big Gig Competition. Graduating from college a year later, the musicians returned to the annual festival and opened for pop juggernaut DNCE.

Along the way, they carefully sharpened their style, merging virtuosic musicianship and vivid songwriting. “The hardest question for us to answer is always who do we sound like. We have so many influences from so many different places. When it all falls together, we end up with songs that are honest, songs that we love, songs people remember…but songs that don’t sound like anyone else” explains Michael.

“It’s a combination of so many things,” says Rami. “Everyone has their own impression, first you might hear the violin, then the soulful, dynamic vocals, and then the melody-driven guitars, all of which is anchored by our prominent rhythm section.”

After meeting GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Johnny K at Summerfest, the band headed to Milwaukee in 2017 to record their upcoming project. Now, they introduce this collection with the soaring single “Sugar.” Hummable funk guitars lay over a steady groove before the chantable hook — “I cannot get by without you honey” — takes hold. Airtight raps and radiant chorus harmonies drive the song into the bridge before an old school rock n’ roll guitar solo gives way to stomping handclaps and gospel-style backing vocals.

“On the surface, ‘Sugar’ speaks to insatiable lust and temptation,” says Ricciardulli. “The song comes from our experience as young guys embedded in a culture that blurs the lines between beauty, vanity, love, euphoria, and pain. Sugar is rock ‘n’ roll, and yet it’s bright, reverent, and unabashedly modern.”
Z by Z
Formed by singer/songwriter and American Idol season XV contestant Harrison Cohen, Z by Z's catalog is akin to hearing the funk-pop sounds of Maroon 5 filtered through the slick bravado of the Arctic Monkeys. “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. In October 2017, Z by Z performed their song "No Time" on iHeartRadio’s Radio 104.5 FM. Their song “Miss Mystery” has amassed over 17K Spotify streams along with multiple spins on the station. 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.”
Dylan Dunlap
Dylan Dunlap is an internationally recognized singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He found his love for music at a very young age and started performing on the streets of Los Angeles. Dylan then studied at Berklee College of Music, where he was discovered and left to perform on NBC’s The Voice. Since then, Dylan turned his focus back to his solo career, where he is bridging the gap between pop and indie rock. His powerful live show has been taken on the road, with Dylan touring extensively in Europe and across America, including opening for OneRepublic.

Music has been a meaningful outlet for Dylan, as he has gone through many struggles of his own and knows the importance of a helping hand when dealing with mental illness. This is why he has rededicated his efforts as a musician to breaking the stigma and raising awareness. His music and live concert experience address even the one person in the back of the room who might feel like they are alone. In this mission, Dylan has partnered with many organizations, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Global Citizen, Autism Rocks and many more.

Dylan has upcoming performances around the country. His latest single, "Face Value", was released on all platforms on February 1st, 2019
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/