*CANCELED* John Vincent III
Rescheduled from 4/2

*CANCELED* John Vincent III

Joey Sweeney

Ages 21+
23 year old alt-folk songwriter. Tickets on sale now!

John Vincent III

John Vincent III, a 23-year-old alternative artist, intensified his love of music in Houston, TX in 2014. Gaining inspiration from unique lyricists such as Bon Iver, The Districts, and The Doors, John Vincent III began the process of his own song creation.

Within the past five years, John has independently written and produced his singles, EP, and album Songs from the Valley — while doing so, he was able to collaborate on his track “Back To My Ways” with Austin Texas’s Aaron Zachary.

Somewhere along the line of continuous production, a fire was lit under this newly aspiring artist. After visiting Los Angeles in the Spring of 2016, five months later his sights were set on serious music achievement. After completely leaving his life back home in Houston, John prepared for the intense industry in front of him.

A large part of John’s musical success came from the undeniable passion and raw personal experiences that lived inside of him — he went from playing various coffeehouse shows, to writing new, and successful songs in his small valley bedroom. From learning the struggle of being an adult, to getting his footing, and making new friends. John’s traction was a result of realizing true artistic struggles, and allowing them to become his personal reality.

Looking back – John credits figuring out what he was doing in this industry, and where he truly wanted to take it to the importance of the time he struggled. Eventually, he used what he learned and began writing tirelessly, while supporting himself with a local coffee shop job. Just when John thought his music career would not be going any further, producer Tyler Neil Johnson reached out to John with interest in working on his next project together. After a majority of the songs had been created, John spent 2 weeks in Vancouver, BC perfecting this eight-track album titled Songs From The Valley. With more music and exciting things to follow, it’s gearing up to be a year full of music from John Vincent III.

Joey Sweeney

Joey Sweeney has been writing songs and prose since he was a teenager in the 1980s. Over the years, he has fronted the groups The Barnabys and The Trouble With Sweeney, as well as recording and performing as a solo artist. Meanwhile, he’s also written for a wide array of publications, including Salon.com, Philadelphia Weekly, the Philadelphia Inquirer and his daily perch, Philebrity.com, the cityblog he established in 2004 after a decade-long run as a rock critic.

His songs and records have received widespread critical acclaim over the years; of his last record with The Trouble With Sweeney, Fishtown Briefcase, Pitchfork said “[Sweeney] mixes autobiography and fiction against the group’s 70s-inflected indie pop, resourceful— and unabashed— enough to digress into an E Street interlude or an AM-rock guitar coda.” He’s also garnered curse and praise as a writer of prose, having won the AAN Award for Music Criticism and appeared in Best Music Writing 2002.

From 2004 through 2010, Sweeney mostly shied from performing and recording, focusing instead on his role as Publisher & Editor of the website Philebrity.com. In 2011, however, Sweeney stepped back into his old role of singer/songwriter, this time fronting the rock band Arctic Splash. Joey Sweeney Your Life Is Calling compiles the best of everything before the Splash.

In early 2013, Sweeney went on to record Long Hair, with Grammy award-winning producer Aaron ‘Luis’ Levinson, Lushlife aka Raj Haldar, and others.

He is currently at work on a wide array of new material, including a new record, short stories and a novel.

Venue Information:
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107