Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

Bonfire Presents:

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

The Foxies, Local Smokes

Fri, March 22, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10 Advance / $13 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt
Jocelyn & Chris Arndt
I’ll be straight with you. Thirteen years ago, we had no clue we’d be where we are today.

We were in our parents’ living room, taking turns practicing the instruments we’d just started to learn. What we lacked in skill we made up for in enthusiasm. Two kids, excited to pick up something new, covering “Stairway to Heaven” at local talent shows and playing anywhere we could find permission and a power outlet. But it never crossed our mind that our love of music could be a career.

Amazing how things change, isn’t it?

And as things changed, so did we. The living room began to fill up with instruments. Our minds began to fill up with ideas for original songs. We studied hard, and were rewarded with new CDs and trips to the music store.

A few years later, and I was looking at an acceptance letter and a scholarship to Harvard University (spoiler: Chris would end up going to Harvard, too.). If anything was going to end the music thing for good, it would be that, right? We had one last show at the county fair, and then back to the books. But music has a funny way of holding on to us, and you never know who’s listening. That night, it was the couple in the back with the giving hearts and the beautiful recording studio. We inked a development and recording deal with David and Anna Bourgeois at Bridge Road Entertainment on my 18th birthday. And then man, did things REALLY change.

Fast forward 4 years. We’ve recorded 5 releases with incredible guest players like G. Love and Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis. We’ve developed an authentic retro-rock style that gives the sounds we grew up on a millennial twist. And it's beginning to pay off. On December 18th, our single “Red Stops Traffic” debuted at #37 on the Billboard AAA Top 40. In addition, our current album “Go” held the #2 position on the Relix Jamband Top 30 for three consecutive months.

If somebody would pinch me, that would be great.

Together with our band, we’ve logged performances across the country, including stops at The Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, CMJ, and Milwaukee Summerfest. We’ve played hallowed stages like The Birchmere, The Viper Room, and The Bitter End. We’ve provided direct support for Vertical Horizon, Little Feat, Marc Cohn, The Gin Blossoms, and many others. We’re currently on a national tour throughout January supporting our album “Go,” and after that we’ll be back in the studio to record a brand-new record.

5 releases. 4 years touring the country. Airplay on over 200 radio stations nationwide. 2 Harvard degrees. No sleep. Countless broken strings. One dream, thirteen years in the making.

So that’s who we are. All in, full throttle, no holds barred.

So, what do you say? See you at the next show?
The Foxies
The Foxies
By its very nature, the fox is a deceiver. Seen from a distance it barely even looks wild. Sleek and refined, alarming only in its beauty, it almost begs to be made a pet. But make no mistake – those teeth are sharp, and a loner’s life calls for ferocity.

The same is true of The Foxies, the indie pop foursome now prowling a melodic crossroads of new-wave glam, punk rock, and high octane dance-floor fire. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the band’s roots stretch from the wide-open expanse of Arizona to the tangled urban jungle of New York City, created by front woman Julia Lauren Bullock and featuring guitarist Jake Ohlbaum, bassist Kyle Talbots and drummer Rob Bodley.

A kinetic blast of back-alley grit and tightly-wound flamboyance, their live shows are defined by an unlikely but danceable combination of sensual vocals, grungy guitars, fat-bottomed beats and shimmering electronic hooks, making them surprise standouts at the 2018 Sundance, South by Southwest and Bonnaroo music festivals. Likewise, enigmatic recordings like the Oblivion EP (“Wander in Lust,” “Floods”) have earned the band praise from Native magazine and Nashville’s Lightning 100 radio, as well as inclusion on Volume 63 of NOW That’s What I Call Music.

A fresh batch of sly Foxies singles are now emerging from the shadows, including the femme fatale club anthem, “Be Afraid Boy,” and a just released power-pop gem titled “Chewing Gum.” Driven by ‘80s synth and sticky-sweet vocals, the throwback jam calls out a careless lover and his feeble attempts at mending Bullock’s broken heart.
Local Smokes
Local Smokes
Psychedelic swamp rock band from Philadelphia PA.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107