Control for Smilers (Phish Tribute)

Control for Smilers (Phish Tribute)

The Space Cats, Bazmati Vice

February 25 · Saturday

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 Advance / $13 Day of Show / $20 Reserved

This event is 21 and over

Control for Smilers (Phish Tribute)
Control for Smilers (Phish Tribute)
Providing dance-able Phish jams to a bar near you!
Band members:
Matt Elberson-Drums
Matt Agostini-Bass
Brad Lukach-Keys
Henry McGuigan-Guitar
The Space Cats
The Space Cats
“Improvisation is a capacity each of us has and its a matter of giving permission, of holding the space so a group of people can realize the ability that they already have…in interesting ways that are of that moment…The fruits of improvising may flower spontaneously, but it arises from soil that we have prepared, fertilized, and tended in the faith that it will ripen in nature's own time” - Stephen Nachmanovitch

The Space Cats’ music is grounded in this philosophy of improvisation. Venturing through key changes, ambient landscapes, danceable funk grooves, and slow-building, thematic peaks, their style of rock improvisation explores diverse musical spaces from moment to moment.

Improvisation requires intent, freedom, open-communication, and benefits from familiarity. Sal Galati (drums), Adam Nash (keys), and Dave Rosen (bass) have performed hundreds of concerts with different bands up and down the East coast while developing their sound for the past 15 years. Notable performances include shows with Ozric Tentacles, Consider the Source, and Project Object.

In early 2015, the guys weren’t satisfied with the direction of the music. “We just wanted to make it more FUN. I just wanted to get behind my drum set and deeply enjoy playing our music at every practice,” comments Sal. In April 2015, with the addition of lead guitarist, Ian Mayer, the Space Cats were born, and Sal could have fun again!

“Ian was the missing piece…It is incredible how quickly he was able to improvise with us, as if we had been playing together our whole lives. One day while working on a new tune, Ian hit a few pedals and released a gorgeous ethereal tone that none of us had heard before. We were blown away and knew at that moment…That was the sound of the Space Cats!” recalls Adam.

Fueled by a mutual interest in curating live performances that seamlessly blend prog-rock compositions, luscious atmospheres, ripping guitar / synth solos, and improvisation, the Space Cats have set out to blow audiences away with unpredictable, powerful and rockin’ live shows.

Although they couldn’t be happier with their musical progress, synergy, devoted Philadelphia fanbase, and overall direction, the Space Cats have their sites on packing rooms across the country. “The Space Cats is the best thing that has happened to me in a long time,” notes Ian, “This is a really special band, and I hope I can make the audience feel as euphoric as I do when playing with these guys.”
Bazmati Vice
Bazmati Vice
Bazmati Vice finds its influence through the culmination of many genres, inspiring it's three fundamental song writers. Through the hard work of its members, Bazmati Vice finds it's sound from various music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Fat Freddy's Drop, Led Zeppelin and many more. The band consists of three vocalists, a pianist, mandolinist, guitarist, bassist and drummer.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003