Bonfire Presents:


Edenspore, Naeemah Maddox

Sun, April 15, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Philadelphia-born iNFiNiEN combines eclectic musical personalities into a visionary, unified force. Far from the typical rock band, they explore new territories of sound by using exotic scales, chords, and rhythms. Using rock, jazz, soul, world, and classical influences, the quartet plays intricately composed songs with flights of fiery and explosive improvisation, driving polyrhythmic grooves, and socially insightful song lyrics. With three albums under their belt the band has found it's niche as something truly unique within the international progressive scenes.

The quartet's newest record, "Light at the Endless Tunnel" is a pinnacle of the bands sound and approach to composition and takes cues from all over the music world. Full of beautiful engulfing soundscapes, old world melodic lyricism, heavy metal riffs, explosive improvisation, futuristic synth textures, Movie Score level grandeur, and socially conscious lyrics. One can expect to hear in any given piece a vast array of influences and styles presented in an evocative presentation. Their compositions borrow just as much from romantic composers like Debussy and Faure as from contemporary artists like Bjork, Tori Amos and Radiohead, world music such as Indian Carnatic Music, West African, Middle Eastern and Latin, and even adventurous fusion like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Secret Chiefs 3, John Coltrane and John Zorn. An entity unto itself, iNFiNiEN stirs listeners through a singular and moving musical adventure.

"Calling it "fusion" isn't even entirely correct, since that smacks of cocktail parties and easy-listening boredom. This is the sublimation of styles, a group of highly trained players sacrificing their training for the sake of something more exciting."-Philadelphia City Paper

"iNFiNiEN’s set is dynamic and energizing, with Loftus rolling her head and emoting like a languid seductress. The music is moody, jazzy, lounge-y and dramatic, with dissonant chords resolving into melody and tinkering Middle Eastern sounds. For most of their set, they’re joined by New Orleans saxophonist Kyle Cripps, whose jazzy playing adds another layer to their sonic creations. Their last track, “Perpetual Twilight,” is 10 minutes long, and devolves into a raucous, thrashing collage of sound. It’s the perfect end to a long evening, and I leave feeling like the possibilities for music are truly infinite."-
Edenspore is a multifaceted project to hold the works of Robyn Mello: Earth Worship. Siren Song. Eco-Design. Holistic Education. Herbal Medicine. Visual Art. Deep Dreaming. Magic. And Perpetual Growth. The power of Mello's entrancing voice and range draws people in, while her lyrical skills and unique melodies hold them for the duration of a performance. Her storytelling songs carry listeners to other worlds and lead them back to reality with possibilities and pleas to listen deeply to the earth and each other.
Naeemah Maddox
Naeemah Maddox
Philly born and bred, Naeemah Z. Maddox aka NaeemBot is a singer songwriter, composer, and multi- instrumentalist. Naeemah’s style is a unique combination of soul, progressive rock, singer-songwriter, and neoclassical influences.

NaeemBot has been on a musical journey that’s led her to produce her most ambitious work yet. Vile Tyrant and the MiddleMen (VTMM) is a fusion of chamber pop, progressive rock and soul, blended into a unique and original style. Five years in the making, VTMM started as a collection of GarageBand demos that Naeemah initially began recording as early as 2007. Constantly writing and recording elaborate demos, Naeemah soon had a growing collection of songs bridging many styles with her quirky writing sensibility.

Using the musical skeletons of the songs, she reimagined the harmonies, articulation, and scoring. Now unleashed and unrestrained, in addition to playing guitar and singing, Naeemah has recorded all of the flutes, violins, and keyboard parts as well as composing, and producing it herself. “Vile Tyrant and the MiddleMen” is scheduled for a June 20th 2017 release.

In addition to performing her original music, Naeemah also plays guitar in the RoseMary Fiki Band, Bkgvox for artist Donn T., guitar for artist Alexa Gold, vocals for Jewish-World Music ensemble – Ezuz. Naeemah also contributed backing vocals on progressive thrash metal band Vektor ‘s 2016 release “Terminal Redux”.
Venue Information:
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107