Tonight The Once Was + Mike Declan @ Silk City

Tonight   The Once Was + Mike Declan @ Silk City

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Doors 8pm Cover $7 Mike Declan (NJ) 9pm Mike Declan is a singer/songwriter from Long Beach Island, NJ. He recently released “The Salty Season EP” and is known for his “Living Room Sessions” on YouTube. Mike Declan’s newest album is laid back with a taste of life on the coast. Shake off the winter blues with songs about the summer time. The Once Was (Philly/NJ) 10pm Blending two subgenres of rock music (indie and progressive), The Once Was comes from Moorestown, NJ and consists of Frank Cervantes (guitar/vocals), Troy Clark (percussion), Josh Dowiak (bass./vocals), and Jason Luber (guitar/piano/vocals). Determined to impress with their “soul-core vocals . . . space age guitar . . . existential lyrical themes [and] progressive indie-pop rhythms,” the members came together a few years ago and released their debut effort, Post War Parade, in 2009. Shortly after, they released the Rugged City EP, which was based on S.E. Hinton’s novel Rumblefish. Earlier this year (and after a two year hiatus), they put out a follow-up, four song EP, Without Wings, that revolves around “the imagery of two lovers in a state of constant free-fall.”