WXPN's "The Key" calls Xilomen's artistry "a heady mix of beats, textures, vibes, and incredible vocals".
KJ & Eddie
KJ Lassiter and Eddie Madrid are artists from Ambler and Willow Grove, right outside of Philadelphia. Inspired by the likes of Drake, Childish Gambino, Kanye West, and countless others growing up, Eddie & KJ create music that is both versatile and appealing to a wide range of audiences. Together with Bell Tower Music they are happy to present their first debut project, “When Summer Falls”.
Josh Lee & the Family
Josh Lee: Baritone Sax "The Family" Ben Singer: Drums Sam Harris: Bass Silas Irvine: Piano Chris Lewis: Tenor Sax Matt Nelms: Trumpet
Magda Meringue is an experimental pop band rooted in Philadelphia. Led by twin sisters Lauren and Jules Keller, and supported by New Orleans drummer Austen Travis, Magda Meringue melds satisfyingly dissonant vocal harmonies with an eloquent mix of global influences. Eclectic live shows highlight the versatility of their musicianship, as they switch off instruments throughout their set. Magda Meringue’s whimsical and eccentric style distinguishes their sound from the modern musical landscape. Their most recent release, "Scream in your Face" fuses contemporary classical and jazz elements within the context of pop music.
Chelsea Reed & The Fair Weather Five
Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five is a hot jazz and blues band specializing in music from the first half of the 20th century. This band hails from Philadelphia, playing everywhere from nationally renowned venues to dive bars to right on the city streets. The band is led by Miss Chelsea Reed and alongside her as always is the Fair Weather Five featuring Chris Oatts on saxophone, Noah Hocker on trumpet, Jake Kelberman on guitar, Joseph Plowman on bass and Austin Wagner behind the drums. Their music embodies the energy and history of early swing, drawing upon artists such as Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. Playing both obscure gems and timeless classics, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five strives to bring the passion, playfulness and raw grit of early jazz to every audience, no matter the city.
Mo Lowda is very difficult to classify and put into a genre. They have similarities to bands like Kings of Leon, Airborne Toxic Event, and Incubus, but their song structure and composition go so much deeper. They have the vocals to make your girlfriend’s heart melt, provided by Jordan Caiola, the groove to keep you dancing from bassist Nate Matulis and change more than your underwear courtesy of drumming phenom Shane Woods. Mo Lowda has absolutely mesmerizing rhythms combined with perfectly placed reverb that take you into a trance, only as long as they want to keep you there, and before you know it, you are hit in the face with a wall of sound.
White Hot Noise
Having been compared to Wolfmother and The Black Keys, this two piece basement rock ensemble hales from our city of brotherly love. If you don't get it, get out of the way.