The Hip Abduction – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – March 16th, 2019

The Hip Abduction

The Hip Abduction

Little Stranger

Sat · March 16, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$15 + Fees

The Hip Abduction
The Hip Abduction
Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. The view of the ocean. The sound of a rainforest at sunrise. The smell of an open-air market. The embrace of the wild human experience. However, maybe the nostalgia for a certain place might be attributed instead to a feeling, or a time, or even a person. Sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been. This is the music of The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.

The Hip Abduction (THA) began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. For “Gold Under the Glow”, the band’s third full album released on March 11, 2016, THA engage an indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound. Recorded in Nashville, Gold Under the Glow was produced by Dabney Morris (Wild Cub) who is credited with incorporating synth-pop teeth into the band’s global foundation and summery vibe. It’s a smart blending of world pop and club aesthetics that appeals to both audiences. The Hip Abduction featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone, tenor sax), Cody Moore (keyboards, sax), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and Justino Lee Walker (guitar, vocals, sitar) have shared stages with the likes of Grace Potter, Galactic, The Revivalists, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, Matisyahu, 311, Galactic, and Moon Taxi and has performed at Shaky Knees, FloydFest, Wanee Music Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, Deep Roots Mountain Revival, Sunfest, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Tropical Heatwave Music Festival, The BIG What? and more.

Watch out for more festival plays in 2018 including Red Rocks Amphitheater, California Roots Festival, Blue Plum Festival, Camp Bisco, Duck Creek Log Jam, Camp Deep End and more as well as coast to coast dates.
Little Stranger
Born and raised in Philly and crash-landed in Charleston, John and Kevin Shields are
the minds behind the quirky indie hip-hop group Little Stranger. Performing as a duo,
Little Stranger is a fresh hybrid of John’s singer-songwriter magnetism and Kevin’s
hard hitting, in-your-face delivery. Stylistically reminiscent of Gorillaz and Twenty One
Pilots, Little Stranger inhabits a relatively unexplored niche at this point in time.
They’re all about originality, every song is a separate work unto itself with all the
strangeness that their name implies.
John and Kevin Shields bring years of experience to the table. With previous bands,
they’ve played with names like Slightly Stoopid, Del the Funky Homosapien, Grace
Potter, Papadosio, The Heavy Pets, and John Brown’s Body. Little Stranger was
quickly recognized at home, named “Hip-Hop Act of the Year” in the 2016 & 2017
Charleston City Paper Music Awards and listed jointly as one of “17 People to Watch
in 2017” in the Charleston Indie blog, Out of the Wood- work. They’ve toured up and
down the East and West Coasts and recently released a string of eclectic music videos
to their fans. With an ever-increasing arsenal of new tunes, Little Stranger is poised
and making 2019 a big year.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104