Discount Heroes

Discount Heroes

Early Ape, Eye To Eye (featuring Krista Parrish), The Hawkeyes, The Yuzh

Sat, June 9, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Discount Heroes
Discount Heroes
Nestled in an artsy and gritty neighborhood in South Philadelphia, you can find a band of 5 guys practicing harmonies, booking shows for the community, and getting fans up and dancing at Connie's Ric Rac (In the world-famous 9th Street Italian Market) with their own blend of harmony laden, groove inspired rock and soul.

The Discount Heroes are poised to bring their South Philly sound to mainstream ears. After signing a production deal with Sine Entertainment Group (127 S. 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA) the guys brought a plentiful collection of carefully crafted material to the studio. Artists lending their talents to the effort, such as drummer Fred Berman (Amos Lee), Michael Rondstadt, and Josh Hisle helped capture the true essence of the music, the result of which is their first full-length release titled “Rock It! Science”.

This album offers a diverse collection ranging from the “Weezery” pop hit “Imaginary Girlfriend” to the funky cut “From It” (featuring Jeanie Brooks), from the bellowing soul of “The Last Goodbye” to the fun sarcastic nature of “Let it Play”. It is a fun and sentimental collection of songs that will have the listener tapping and singing along. The melodies are catchy and infectious.

Fresh off a California tour where they were invited by the Upright Citizens Brigade to perform at their theatre in Hollywood the Discount Heroes are ready to heal souls and make the world a better place through music.
Early Ape
Early Ape
"Refreshing, retro, reinvented," Early Ape is inspired equally by the smart pop of Joe Jackson and Spoon and the contemporary rock sounds of Jimmy Eat World and Metric. Their music works to bring together the melodic sound of modern rock and the introspective lyrics popular in the singer/songwriter world (Origivation, Dec. 2010). Early Ape's second release, "Science Colony", describes a search for true connection in a time of paranoia, disinformation, and semantic degradation. It's mix of futuristic synths and a grunge/power pop fusion creates the perfect balance of tension and fun. That mix is thanks in part to singer and guitarist Nate Rylan's songs - described as "power-pop gems" by The Deli Magazine NYC, who compared Rylan to "modern songwriting great Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy)." Their fresh indie sound has won awards from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Rylan's voice often draws comparisons to Phoenix frontman, Thomas Mars. The new EP also features a rocked out cover of locally lauded and internationally recognized singer/songwriter Jim Boggia's song "To and Fro." Kathy Landin of bittsandwatts.com says of Science Colony, "my favorite album from a band is always the album right before they hit…the album on which they did their best, most personal, distinctive work because it's what got them noticed. Science Colony is that album."
The group is rounded out by the immensely talented bass player/producer Adam Winokur (Ben Arnold Band and Electric Farm) and the incomparable drummer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Baldacci (of the Zoe Kravitz fronted "Elevator Fight" and defunct sensation "Nouveau Riche"). The Science Colony release party will also celebrate the first live performance and official addition of synth player/keyboardist, Adam Flicker, to Early Ape's lineup.
Eye To Eye (featuring Krista Parrish)
Eye To Eye (featuring Krista Parrish)
'Eye to Eye' was founded by Krista Parrish & Steven Murphy in 2012. However, this was not the first musical endeavor for either of them. Steven and Krista had been playing music separately their entire lives and started collaborating in 2005 with various bands including Krista's brother, Corey Parrish. When Corey Parrish passed away tragically in 2008, they had not only lost a brother and best friend but a crucial part of the music. Krista knew she would have to continue to pursue their music in order to keep Corey's memory alive and make him proud. Steven had played in a band called 'The Buddha Rabbit' with drummer Michael Fazekas 2001-2003. In 2008, Michael was playing in bands in the Michigan area but traveled back to PA to play with Krista and Steven which would later become "The Krista Parrish Trio". After one rehearsal, the synergy between them was clearly evident. They released "Playing With Pendulums" in May of 2010 which had moderate success. "Easier Said Than Done" went to number 1 on the rock americana & all genre indie music charts the week they released the album. "Mexico" won for the acoustic guitar division for 'God's of Indie Guitar' competition, further putting Krista on the map as a serious guitarist. "The SILVER place winner Krista Parrish shows off her finger picking style on her song “Mexico,” one of the best tracks on the release, in my opinion." Matheson Kamin, Rock & Roll Report. In 2011, Breedlove Guitar Company offered Krista a sponsorship where she could further put her techniques and style on display while playing their Solo Atlas acoustic guitar. The band was headed in a different direction for their second album. Their style was evolving rapidly & becoming more collaborative which can be heard on the title track of their 2012 release "Feel" and funky jam track "Doo Bah". They had already dropped the "trio" in late 2010 and were going by Krista Parrish but in 2012 they settled upon "Eye To Eye" for their new band name which felt like home, as it was the name of a song written by Corey Parrish which Krista used to play with him regularly. Since this particular album was more collaborative and they had plans to continue in that direction, it made sense to start fresh with a new band name. 'Eye To Eye' is band whose musical inspiration is broad, experimental and genre defying. However, their sound is unique and their own. They will be releasing a full length album, "Feel" in the summer of 2012.
The Hawkeyes
The Hawkeyes
THE HAWKEYES of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania play a raw and driving brand of Americana-flavored rock’n roll. Drawing upon the storytelling traditions of roots and country music, they write songs with an anarchic sensibility, biting humor, and phrases that turn on a dime, while their live performances are marked by a lot of sweat, a little blood, and an occasional busted guitar.
Formed in 2010 as a combination of two Pittsburgh alt-country acts, The Jay Wiley Band and The Country Music Gas Station, The Hawkeyes’ ragged style of rock recalls the crunchy guitars and drunken harmonies of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the roots experimentation of Sticky Fingers and Exile-era Rolling Stones, and the just-right mix of irony and sincerity of current country/southern rock revivalists like The Drive-By Truckers and Lucero. With this pedigree, The Hawkeyes sing full-throated songs of a world populated by meth-addled truckers, barflies who all used to be somebody, and those not-so-secret secrets you find in every burned-out and boarded-up small town. Using humor (and more than a little empathy), The Hawkeyes shine a light on these characters and their places - and maybe find a little redemption along the way.
The Hawkeyes’ debut full length album "Goodbye Americana" set to be released in fall of 2012, will feature the single "Double E" plus 12 all-new tracks recorded live at the acclaimed Ampereon Recorder studio by Pete Drivere (Pretty Demons, The Infidels) in order to capture the band’s warm, raw natural sound. The new record, along with a bruising live show featuring their half-true songs of love and excess, shows that The Hawkeyes are working to find the elusive tattered edges of roots rock. Whether they succeed or not, The Hawkeyes always make sure to pack a hell of a punch along the way.
The Yuzh
The Yuzh
The YUZH. (pronounced like 'usual') is a live performance band from South Philadelphia, PA. The Yuzh melds Electronic, Dance, and New Wave grooves to create a very fun, upbeat atmosphere. High energy and great original music makes
http://www.reverbnation.com/theyuzh
Venue Information:
MilkBoy Philly
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107