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Doors – 8 PM
Show – 9 PM
WORK DRUGS (11:00 PM)
Work Drugs specialize in cocktails-compatible indie pop inspired by the soft rock era of artists like Christopher Cross and Donald Fagen, but with a lo-fi spark. (They've embraced the label "smooth-fi.") The group was formed in Philadelphia by singer/multi-instrumentalists Thomas Crystal and Benjamin Louisiana. They self-released Work Drugs' full-length debut, Summer Blood, in mid-2011 before partnering with Chicago-based Bobby Cahn Records, which released a flurry of records that followed. After the song "Rad Racer" from their debut was featured in a commercial for Urban Outfitters later that summer, their second album, Aurora Lies, came out in November. A set of acoustic versions of existing songs, Cayman Islands Sessions, arrived before the end of the year. In 2012, they released both Absolute Bearing and Delta, with the Amore EP following in February 2013. Another full-length set, Mavericks, appeared that summer. Still with Bobby Cahn Records, their sixth LP of original material, Insurgents, arrived in March 2014, with Runaways on its heels that fall and Cayman Islands Sessions, Vol. 2 in December. In the meantime, Work Drugs maintained a regular touring schedule, usually with an expanded lineup, earning support slots for bands spanning Two Door Cinema Club, Peter Bjorn and John, Umphrey's McGee, and Battles, to name a few. Still sporting a tranquil, yacht-side vibe, the band issued Louisa in the summer of 2015. That fall, they recorded Method Acting, which was released in August 2016. Preceded by the single "Giving Up the Feeling," their tenth studio album, Flaunt the Imperfection, followed in 2017. Work Drugs were finalists in the 2019 Beijing Crying Monkey Film Festival though ultimately not taking the final prize, the accolade opened up Work Drugs to sections of the Pacific Rim previously untapped by the band. In 2020 Work Drugs released a split ep with Osaka Japan's 'Pictured Resort,' that heavily drew on their City Pop influences.
TYLER BURKHART (10:00 PM)
Independent recording artist from Lancaster, PA. Performing with Levi Schlosser on guitar, Jon Seiler on bass, and Clark Burkhart on drums
KYLE SPARKMAN (9:00 PM)
During a lightning storm in Philadelphia, with Parliament-Funkadelic blasting in the background…Kyle Sparkman was thrust into this world with a raging-red bushel of hair and a guitar in his hand. His live show – energetic. His lyrics – prophetic. His social skills – pathetic. On a mission to pollute the world's hearts and minds with an accessibly-groovy brand of funky indie rock, Sparkman's debut album 'Irrational Actors' (out Sept. 30th, 2022) features a mix of funky, jazz-tinged, and psychedelic rock sounds.