Screaming Headless Torsos

Screaming Headless Torsos

Darla, Muscle Tough

June 22 · Thursday

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5

This event is 21 and over

Screaming Headless Torsos
Screaming Headless Torsos
GThis punk-rock-reggae band with an opera singer, inspired by Bad Brains and singer Nina Hagen, erupted on the fertile NYC music-scape in 1991. The Torsos exceptionally high energy and virtuosic musicianship amazed music fans and musicians, and— with the release of their first CD “1995” (Warner-Discovery Records)— achieved virtual cult status, inspiring cover bands and imitators across the globe. Their 1996 release, “Live!!”, has repeatedly landed on “Best of All Time” lists in prominent publications worldwide. The Torsos’ “2005” CD, a ten year celebration of their unique chemistry and irreverent (and sometimes wacky) artistry, added vocalist Freedom Bremner to the band, who are all incredible players in their own right and have collectively played with many of the biggest names in the pop and jazz worlds. Following the subsequent release of a double live DVD featuring 2 concerts, recorded in 1996 at NYC’s legendary Knitting Factory and in 2004 at New Morning in Paris, the Torsos released “Code Red” in 2014. Produced by Gregg Fine and fourteen-time Grammy winning producer Ron Saint Germain (Muse, Living Colour, Michael Jackson, 311, Diana Ross), the album continued the Torsos’ tradition of mashing up styles, and features performances from Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), James Valentine (Maroon 5), Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment) and Chris Fisher (Funk Nuveau).
Darla
Darla
Darla is an 8-piece progressive funk group from Philadelphia. The band’s sound is a melding of its raw origin in the Philly basement scene and keen compositional focus on feeling the groove. At its core, the Darla sound is driven by a powerful horn section that wields a lyrical and catchy sense of phrasing. Their efforts are matched by a jarring and methodical rhythm section that has been described as ‘Steely Dan with Dave Grohl on drums.'


Since forming in 2014, Darla has shared the stage with the likes of Snarky Puppy, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, George Porter Jr. (of The Meters), Kamasi Washington, and Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles. They have released six EPs to date, including their latest release "Darla Rolls The Dice!", out now on Phil's Records. Darla is ready to share their funk across the eastern seaboard with shows & festival appearances lined up for the rest of 2017.
Muscle Tough
Muscle Tough
Philadelphia's premier "Bizarro-Funk" trio. Synapse searing originals + the wildest cover interpretations around; an instrumental, improvisational, juggernaut of fun. GET TOUGH!
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com