Screaming Headless Torsos

Screaming Headless Torsos

Darla, Muscle Tough

June 22 · Thursday

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

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 up-and-coming instrumental progressive funk group. Darla has been busy playing various festivals as well as recording new material. They have released three EPs in the last 7 months and plan on releasing another before the year is out. With heavy influences from bands such as Vulfpeck and Snarky Puppy, Darla's style can be described as funky fusion competing with the boldness of hard rock. The lyrical and catchy horn-driven melodies coincide uniquely with the jarring, but methodical nature of the rhythm section. They have recently opened for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at the Ardmore Music Hall. They have also shared the stage with Kamasi Washington and Cory Henry (of Snarky Puppy) and the Funk Apostles.
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