Big Mind + Bazmati Vice

$5 Show!

Big Mind + Bazmati Vice

Swwik

Jul 26 2018 · Thu

Doors: 7:15 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5 GA / $15 Seated

This event is 21 and over

Big Mind
Big Mind
Big Mind is an original Reggae/Rock band that formed in 2015 and consists of: Jeremy Howe, Art Rivell, Greg Seraphin, Dan Robinson and Greg Pinney.

Big Mind decided to create something new and original within the reggae genre drawing inspiration from several individual influences to create an eclectic, unique sound. Their sound is infused with world grooves that keep their live shows upbeat and lively.

Big Mind’s most notable performances include: The Ardmore Music Hall, World Cafe Live, MilkBoy, Electric Factory, and Brighton Bar (New Jersey) Supporting Acts such as: Sensamotion, Southern Avenue, Magic City Hippies, Dry Reef, Sizzla Kalonji, and Badfish (Sublime Tribute).

Big Mind’s first EP, Days That End in Why, was released January 5, 2018. The EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music.
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.
Swwik
Swwik
Based in West Philadelphia, Swwik has carved out a niche in the diverse and thriving local music scene. The four-piece rock band excels at live improvisation and has a penchant for storytelling. They pull equal influences from the jam band scene as they do 80’s and 90’s pop music to create their unique rock fusion blend. Their honest songwriting, combined with a goofy sense of humor and love of cats, sets them apart from their contemporaries.

Swwik came to life inside the walls of the Ardmore Music Hall, an independent music venue located in the Philadelphia Main Line. Inspired by the constant presence of live music, AMH employees Joseph Pasternack and Ethan Tauber discovered a songwriting chemistry that laid the groundwork for what Swwik would become. The duo, who both play guitar and sing, recruited AMH sound engineer Ed Moman and his roommate Ben Kutner-Duff for keys/bass and drums respectively. After a few jam sessions, they realized that they had an innate collaborative spirit and could bring out the best in each others’ abilities. They recorded an EP in April that showcases their dynamic energy and range: from the southern-tinged slow burner version of Scissor Sisters’ “Take Your Mama Out” to the moody original composition “Chemical Reggae.”

Drawing equal comparisons to Ween's humorous take on rock & roll and the sonic exploration of Umphrey's McGee, Swwik is more of a rock band that jams than a rock influenced jam band. At the heart of Swwik's sound is the anything goes approach to songwriting and a refusal to be confined by genre. The dual lead guitar work of Joseph Pasternack and Ethan Tauber effortlessly weaves through the complex yet accessible rhythm section anchored in place by Ed Moman and Ben Kutner-Duff, crafting catchy songs that are focused on story arc and structure but leave plenty of room for improvisation.

In their short existence as a band, Swwik already has performed throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. Their energetic live shows run the gamut of 4 minute infectious rockers and dance numbers to 17 minute-plus sonic adventures, weaving knockout original material with unpredictable covers. Their ever-evolving sound influences their eclectic setlist, and promises any concertgoer a different experience each time.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com