Y-Not Radio Presents: Blayer Pointdujour

Y-Not Radio Presents: Blayer Pointdujour

The Parachuting Apostles, St. James and The Apostles, Joe Jordan Experiment

Sat, March 9, 2013

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


This event is 21 and over

Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore
Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore
“If you're not familiar with the elastic rhythms and ecstatic melodies of Haitian kompa music, Blayer Pointdujour will school you.” - City Paper

After establishing himself as a supporting player in the Philadelphia music scene, playing with artists such as Phil Moore Browne and Miss Argentina, multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist Blayer Pointdujour stepped out on his own in 2008. Bringing together Dan Peterson (drums), Charles Duquesne (percussion), Tyler Hayduk (keyboards), Ian Nauroth (guitar) and Camico (vocal stylist), Pointdujour created The Rockers Galore.

After a few years spent making booties shake in Philadelphia clubs, Blayer Pointdujour and The Rockers Galore released their debut EP, Port Au Prince, on Philebrity records in the summer of 2011. That effort got them noticed by media outlets such as XPN, who crowned them with a best new music award and also profiled the band on The Key.

Now, the band has released their first full length album, The Bull, in late 2012 and as with his previous releases, Pointdujour oscillates from nightclub anthems to social treatises with his signature mix of reggae and hip-hop. Influenced by 1970’s sounds, as well as classics like Buddy Rich and Buddy guy, with some modern flavors such as Kanye West, Pointdujour strives for big, quality sounds in the studio. He says, “I’m trying to bring back old music but make it bang like it’s 2012.”
St. James and The Apostles
St. James and The Apostles
A slightly different spin on the "Power Trio" formula. Influenced more by The Doors guitar/organ-keyboard bass/drums sound and less by the standard Cream guitar/bass/drums archetype, the sound of this group could be best summed up as The Doors' "Strange Days" meets Black Flag's "My War", or "Saucerful of Secrets" era-Pink Floyd meets Mudhoney. In essence, a cross between the raw power of garage rock, grunge and punk, and the strange ethereal qualities of psychedelia. A style dubbed by one fan as "Psychedelic Stomp".

What actually brought these 3 together, other than the fact that they are cousins, is the simultaneous collapse of all of their previous musical projects. Jamie is best known for being a founding member of The Three 4 Tens, as well as stints in Marah, Asteroid #4, Mondo Topless, and others. Mike, also spent some time in The Three 4 Tens, as well as playing in various groups in Northeast Philadelphia. Jeff played in various groups in and around Asbury Park, NJ.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy Philly
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107