EchoTest & Special Guests (Album Release)

Johnny Brenda's Presents

EchoTest & Special Guests (Album Release)

iNFiNiEN, Eric Slick

Wed, February 1, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:45 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

EchoTest & Special Guests (Album Release) - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
EchoTest & Special Guests (Album Release)
Having met through the Three of a Perfect Pair Music Camp in 2011, bassists Julie Slick (Adrian Belew Power Trio) and Marco Machera started collaborating in April 2014 to play a short run of shows in Tuscany, after Julie's European tour with The Crimson ProjeKCt. Very spontaneously, new songs were written during a few days of rehearsals. The impromptu ‘bass duets’ ended up being so satisfying and well-received that Julie and Marco eventually decided to write and record more material together, eventually giving the project a name: EchoTest. The group's live shows and albums feature many fascinating and legendary local and international artists (Pat Mastelotto, Tim Motzer, Zach LoPresti, Ali Wadsworth, Ian Gray, and Greg Rosen). The band is now proudly celebrating the release of their third album, "From Two Balconies" in Julie's hometown of Philadelphia.

The sound they create is not quite what one would expect from a couple of traditionally low end instruments; it's a reinvention of the role of solo electric bass and brilliantly displays the songwriting abilities of the duo... a captivating combination of loop music, ambient soundscapes and interlocking bass patterns, always melodic yet aggressive and edgy at times.

Julie Slick—bass
Marco Machera—bass, vocals
Jenny Founds—vocals, keys
Zach LoPresti—guitar/vocals
Alessandro Inolti—drums

guests:

Ali Wadsworth—vocals
Ian Gray—trombone
iNFiNiEN - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
iNFiNiEN
Philadelphia-born iNFiNiEN combines eclectic musical personalities into a visionary, unified force. Using rock, jazz, soul, world, and classical influences, the quartet plays intricately composed songs with a focus on improvisation. With two albums under their belt, the band has found it's niche as something truly unique within the Philly and National scenes. After playing, touring and writing together for six years, iNFiNiEN has developed their distinctive voice through their consistent dedication to powerful live shows and bold experimentation in the studio. Far from the typical rock band, they explore new territories of sound by using exotic scales, chords, and rhythms. The drums project driving tribal beats, mixing elements of hardcore, funk, and jazz as bass grooves move through a complex and fluidly changing web of pulse. The guitar and keyboard create a wash of texture, deep harmony and colorful melodies while fluid female vocals add a strong emotional element through soulful poetry and deliberate dynamics. Taking cues from all over the music world, their compositions borrow equally from romantic composers like Debussy and Faure; contemporary artists like Bjork, Tori Amos and Radiohead; world music like Indian Classical, African, Middle Eastern and Latin; and even adventurous avant-garde fusion like Mahavishnu Orchestra, John Coltrane and John Zorn. An entity unto itself, iNFiNiEN stirs listeners through a moving musical adventure.

Drums - Tom Cullen
Bass & background vocals - Jordan Berger
Lead vocals - Chrissie Loftus
Keyboards - "
Guitar - Matt Hollenberg
Eric Slick - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Eric Slick
Eric Slick is probably best known as the drummer for Pennsylvania rock band, Dr. Dog (since 2010) His solo debut “Palisades" however, sees the musician stepping out from behind the kit. The record was penned over the course of 2014, when Slick decided to leave his native Philadelphia for the first time and move to Asheville, North Carolina. He practiced meditation and Jungian dream therapy as a form of reinvention — and to write his own songs, which all sprung from these intense periods of meditation. Slick specifically found inspiration in the works of writer/actor Spalding Gray, especially his 1992 book Impossible Vacation, which details, well, the impossibility of searching for Zen. “I know it’s the funny trope: indie rock dude goes to the woods and makes an outsider record,” Slick says. “But it was a time of deep introspection and a fruitful period of my life. I wrote somewhere around 50 songs in 2014.”
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/