St. James & The Apostles / The Hunting Party / Gamma Ray At North Star Bar

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St. James & The Apostles / The Hunting Party / Gamma Ray At North Star Bar

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Get tickets: St. James & The Apostles ============================================ Listen to Via Dolorosa here... Recently listed as one of the "Top 10 bands that blew our minds in 2014" by St. James & The Apostles is three Philly cousins who play sweaty, heavy, organ-powered psychedelic soul. Think Deep Purple meets James Brown - ‘Live At The Apollo‘. "I just didn't want to play that garage rock stuff anymore, even though I still love it, but been there done that," says Jamie Mahon, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter. That 'garage-rock stuff' he's over with has played a central role in his development as a musician and his place in the Philadelphia music scene, so it's worth re-visiting for the moment. After innumerable gigs, a self-titled EP released in 2010 and recording their debut LP ’Baphomet’ (2012) in a proper studio, the 3 of them headed down to the basement and began working on the album that eventually became ’Via Dolorosa’ (2014), using a back-to-basics approach, utilizing nothing more than an 8-track reel-to-reel and an old Panasonic console. "I’ve collected a lot of vintage gear over the last 15 years, cobbled together enough shit to actually get together a pretty a good Daptone Records kind of vibe: all tape, no computers involved," he says. "It's all about the mic placement and I’ve been doing this for so fucking long, I now know how to place mics at that perfect point where you get a great sounding performance." - Jonathan Valania,, editor-in-chief The Hunting Party ========================================== Listen to new singles "Chicago" & "To Be Us" here... New album, "Sirens & Light" coming in February 2015 Started in July, 2012 by lead singer Erica Lane, The Hunting Party is a 6-piece indie folk group. Hailing from different boroughs throughout the New York area, the band is comprised by Lane, Daniel Burke (drums), Erik Hamilton (banjo, guitar), Michael Schnapp (bass), David Letchinger (keys), and Nick Lerangis (guitar). Lane's vocals reflect her southern upbringing, combining an earnest and poetic outlook with a delicate grace which embodies the band’s sound. The complex and layered supporting arrangements help to create a lush audio tapestry, blending folk, blues, roots and Americana, and transporting the listener from environments as varied as wooded back roads to dense urban labyrinths. The Hunting Party’s first EP, “North”, was released in October, 2013. Reminiscent of smoky backwoods bars, the album is a collection of songs of longing, nostalgia, and the uncertainty of both past and future also... Gamma Ray *Keep in the loop @

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