Illinois

Y-Not Radio & Johnny Brenda's Presents

Illinois

Electric City, Satellite Hearts, DJ Skipmode

Sat, February 21, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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

Illinois - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Illinois
It’s 2016 and Bucks County (PA) natives, Illinois, continue to share their vast genre-spanning, part indie-folk rock, part pop-rock music. A style that when it all comes together Illinois label it as “suburban soul music”. Last December saw Illinois’ release of ‘Summer EP’ a follow-up to their early 2015 full-length release ‘Shine’.
Illinois was formed in 2004 when childhood friends Chris Archibald (singer-songwriter, guitar, banjo, keys), Martin Hoeger (bass, vocals), and JohnPaul Kuyper (drums) got together to play and showcase Archibald’s prolific song catalog. With time came several lineup changes over the years but Archibald, Hoeger and Kuyper remain as the founding members with the seemingly permanent addition of Jason Buzolits (synthesizer, guitar, vocals), Matt Thieroff (guitar, percussions), and the return of Andrew Lee (guitar, vocals) giving the band cohesion and constructing Illinois’ live performances with an impermeable wall of sound.
“Combining their trademark jangle with a renewed sense of urgency and electronic flourishes, Shine is 3 years in the making and worth the wait.” – Philly.com (Kate Bracaglia)
“Very few bands are equally comfortable with a banjo and a beat box as Illinois, …stylistic schizophrenia…”— SPIN (Peter Gaston)
The band released their first EP ‘Revenge of Some Kid’ in 2006 and it caused quite a buzz in the industry. After signing with Ace Fu the band released the EP ‘What The Hell Do I Know’ to critical acclaim. Ace Fu and Illinois followed that release up with a single “We Were Wrong” in 2008. As the industry crumbled so did many labels including Ace Fu. Illinois found a home at +1 Records and set to release their first LP ‘The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe’ in 2009. It was an auspicious effort that started with digital downloads of 3 songs released in monthly chapters and a short movie accompanied each chapter. After the six-month long affair all the chapters came together for the full release. In 2011 Illinois self-released their fourth album ‘Lemonade Stand’ a retrospective album featuring several demos from the hundreds written from 2004 to 2010.
The new year kicks off with more shows allowing Illinois to be in the live music world where they thrive. As Illinois explains it “with everything the industry is going through there is really no reason to give up control of our art. There is really no telling where Illinois will go next, we just know—we can’t stop.”
Electric City - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Electric City
Electric City is a Hip Hop crew that brings it back to the basics,
moving forward all the while. DJ Skipmode (also a member of the
legendary DJ crew iLLVibe Collective) pairs his captivating
turntablism and beat-making with the energetic lyricism of Mighty
FlipSide Esq. The duo reintroduces the almost forgotten concept of
MC/DJ/Listener interaction. Their live show is hailed as legendary,
with amazing improvised beats, rhymes, beat boxing, and freestyling.
They command a varied audience, having shared stages with the likes
of Kool Keith, Beatnuts, Nelly, and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead.
Electric City are truly Hip Hop musicians, not to be missed.
Satellite Hearts - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Satellite Hearts
Satellite Hearts is pure rock 'n' roll, wild and dangerous, yet full of awe and childlike wonder. "It's like The Clash infused with unpolished 80's brat punk that trekked through the 60's while flirting with bell-bottomed psychedelics". At the end of the cosmic mind trip Satellite Hearts is truly the distinctive sound of Justin Pellecchia (guitar, vocals, and harmonica), Lucas Rinz (bass, vocals) and Keaton Thandi (drums, percussion, and vocals). Three beings who welcome you graciously into their world.
Established in December 2009 in Yardley, PA, Satellite Hearts have released two albums (Imperial Green & Desire Forces The Flow), one single (Doing Things Right), and one EP (Four To The Floor) respectively. The band continues to write and record in Philadelphia, PA.

Together they've performed at MusikFest 2013 in Toronto, CA, opened for Lauryn Hill (Fugees) in 2014 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA, backed up many different singers in various genres, and have gained a following along the east coast. Most notably they've opened up for Deen Ween from WEEN.
DJ Skipmode
Spinning throughout the night!
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/