The Miners, The Knife And Fork Band, Whiskey Jam

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Presents:

The Miners

The Knife And Fork Band

Whiskey Jam

Fri, November 4, 2016

7:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Miners
The Miners
The Miners are an original alt country band based in Philadelphia, PA (yes, there are alt country bands in Philly). Originally formed in 2007, The Miners are known for their country-infused, guitar and pedal steel guitar laden, alt country originals influenced by the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, the Jayhawks, Gram Parsons, and Buck Owens. Co-founded by Keith Marlowe in 2007, the current line-up consists of Keith Marlowe (lead vocals, guitar), David Thornburgh (pedal steel guitar), Gregg Hiestand (bass) and Vaughn Shinkus (drums, backing vocals).

The Miners debut release, Miner’s Rebellion, a six-song EP, was released in November 2012 to critical acclaim and notable airplay. The Miners received a featured write-up on No Depression and were featured twice on Bill Frater’s legendary podcast, Freight Train Boogie. Miners’ Rebellion has drawn praise from alt country/Americana blogs both in the U.S. and overseas where it was named a Top-10 release for 2013 by Adobe & Teardrops, was chosen as the #1 Debut Release of 2013 by the blog Popa’s Tunes, and a Best of 2013 by UK radio show Standing in the Shadows of Lev.

Miners’ Rebellion has received airplay on alt country/Americana radio programs in the U.S. and overseas including Wrecking Ball Radio (Chapel Hill, NC; #1 on weekly playlist in March 2013), Radio Free Americana (Verona, VA; #11 on their weekly top-200 artists in February 2013), Redbud Radio Show (Indianapolis, IN), Roots, Rock Review (Z88.9 NJ), The Kitchen Party (WPMG Portland, ME), American Roots and Standing in the Shadows of Lev in the UK, and the Songriver Show and Radio Girl Show out of the Netherlands. Miners’ Rebellion also receives Philadelphia airplay on WXPN on Helen Leicht’s XPN Local Show.

The Knife And Fork Band
The Knife And Fork Band
File under…? Too unpredictable for “folk,” too loud for “acoustic,” too complicated for “punk,” too rough for “chamber-pop,” and more band than “singer-songwriter.” The KFB may be fellow travelers, but aren't about to swear allegiance to any party.
Since 1992 the KFB has written songs, added band members, and had families; all while recording and performing in and around Philadelphia.
While the lineup has changed over the years, what makes their music identifiable hasn’t: sibling harmonies from brother and sister Denis and Meg; unusual instrumentation with cello, fiddle and accordion; idiosyncratic songwriting from multiple band members; and the wide variety of musical elements the band embraces in the normal course of making music together.
The KFB has released two records and in April finished recording tracks at Miner Street studios in Philadelphia for a release later this year. The KFB has shared stages with The Old 97’s, the Mekons, Yo La Tengo, the Dead Milkmen and the Ben Vaugh Combo. “Philadelphia’s K&F band has that rarest of qualities; to sound endearingly familiar yet, yet, as a newcomer (to this writer’s ears at least) to additionally sound unerringly unique.” (Fred Mills , The Bob)
Whiskey Jam
Whiskey Jam
What happens when you put an accountant, dentist, insurance broker, business owner, and real estate developer together? You get Whiskey Jam! Not surprisingly, the name reflects two things the guys enjoy: whiskey and jamming as a band. While not quitting their day jobs, these guys from suburban Philly love their night gig, playing music. Covering songs from the 60’s through today, fans enjoy their mix of classic and alternative rock and pop songs. The guys like to help out area charities and groups so all earnings are donated to nonprofit organizations. The band includes Larry Berkowitz (lead vocals and guitar), Larry Dash (lead guitar and vocals), Marc Dubner (keyboard and vocals), Mitchell Benson (drums) and Andy Rubin (bass).
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107