Bands

Info on Band’s perform at Clark Parks Music and Arts Festival on July 15th.

Hannah Taylor (11am-11:30am)

Whether she’s doing bluegrass with the likes of the River Bones Band in the bars of Philadelphia, is killing it during a Black Crowes Tribute Night at Ardmore Music Hall, or is doing original music alongside the Rekardo Lee Trio, Hannah Taylor is a musical dynamo who has proven time and again that she’s in her natural element when she’s singing. The Clark Park Music and Arts Festivalwas blown away when the trio played an amazing set during the after party a couple years back, and when we needed a standout musician to kick off the festivities for 2017, we couldn’t think of a better artist to call upon. And we’re excited to announce that she’ll be opening up the festival on July 15th!

Rockers Galore (11:45am-12:15pm)

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A couple of years ago the Clark Park Music and Arts Festival was thrilled to have Rockers Galore deliver an energy driven performance. During that time Frontman Blayer Point-Du-Jour and his crew had spent double duty journeying back and forth between Philadelphia and the Dominican Republic to hone and craft their new material in preparation for their sophomore full-length album, Cultivation.. The vibrant soundscape is one that does a phenomenal job of celebrating the vibrant sites and sounds of both destinations; and featured the likes of Kuf Knotz, Joe Jordan, and HR from Bad Brains performing on. As the dynamic band continues to do shows in support of their latest release, we couldn’t resist the opportunity for them to come back and play the Dog Bowl again, and that’s exactly what is going to happen when they take the stage on July 15th!

The Deadeyes (12:30pm-1pm)
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The Deadeyes are a local 3 piece group that will be showcasing their trademark ripping violin and fiery guitar-and-drum combination at this years festival. Offering a selection of soul-punk inspired music that echo influences from The Ramones and The Replacements, to Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segal. You can catch the band performing at Clark Park on Saturday July 15th in the afternoon. The band will perform an array of material new and old including the songs anticipated for a music video release in the fall.

The band features members formerly in the long-standing underground group Grubstake. They play a unique style of violin-driven soulpunk that sounds like The Black Keys had a love child with the Bad Seeds. John Coursey, who also plays folkroots with the High Hearts and experimental space-noise with The Mikroknytes, takes a very John Cale approach to the music both jamming and droning a gorgeous landscape of strings. Patrick McHugh and David McMullin (old friends who have played together since their college band Connie Chung in the ’90’s) provide the fiery guitar and drum backbone. The band swings from majestic to sparse through a collection of blazing and soul-tinged material that capitalizes on their many years of experience.

The Momentum (1:15pm-1:45pm)
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The Momentum is a five piece live hip-hop band based in the Philadelphia area that features members of Mykado, Bloody Wall of Gore, mizloonaR, and Hatchets & Hammers. The group combines incendiary rock instrumentals with thought rap vocals that aim to promote inspire and promote positivity. The end result is a sonic exploration that merges diverse cultural and musical backgrounds, and has impressed with their debut single, I Can’t BreatheThe Clark Park Music and Arts Festival is Thrilled to have  The Momentum make their live debut on July 15th!

BriaMarie (2pm-2:30pm)
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Follow a young woman from mimicking the musical stylings of Whitney Houston, Prince, and Mariah Carey at the age of three; To working with musicians and entertainers like Ginuwine, Musiq Soulchild, and David Mann at the age of twenty three; and you have testament to how far BriaMarie has came in just a short amount of time!

But the fact that Ethical Music Entertainment’s first signed artist has also devoted a lot of time towards participating in youth empowerment movements, anti-bullying campaigns, and suicide prevention movements also shows that she is an artist who has been using new found fame for good. And reasons luike that are why we look forward to having Briamarie perform during this year’s Clark Park Music and Arts Festival!

Ever since she start collaborating with multi-platinum, Grammy winning producer, Carvin Haggins, the multi-talented R&B singer has been featured on VH1, MTV, and Fox. And she has impressed withhit singles like Crazy LoveRather Beand the very inspirational #L2LU (Learn To Love You)All of the above are sure to be songs that inspire during the Festival!

American Dinosaur (2:45pm-3:15pm) 

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Ever since emerging onto the Philly music scene in 2013, stoner rock quartet American Dinosaur has impressed their soul grabbing 70’s style rock & roll with a space age twist. Through their Self-Titled Debut and follow up album One For The Birds They have gained a strong following on radio stations like WXPN and Radio 104.5, and have shared the stage with national touring acts like the NightSweats and X-Ambassadors. Ever since the band impressed during a Clark Park Music and Arts Fest after party we were looking forward to have them back. And since it falls into their summer show schedule, we look forward to having them play the Dog Bowl on July 15th!

I Think Like Midnight (3:30pm-4pm) 

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I Think Like Midnight is an instrumental rock band formed by lovers of the lost art of the rock instrumental. Formed by Andrew Chalfen (The Trolleyvox, The Wishniaks, Gimme) and Dean Clean Sabatino (The Dead Milkmen, Baby Flamehead) along with Josh Newman (The Silver Ages, Heyward Howkins Band) and Philly Joe Drones Genaro (The Dead Milkmen, Butterfly Joe, Low Budgets). The initial spark was a reoccurring desire on the part of ITLM found Andrew Chalfen to hear a new record by the band Pell Mell (somewhat apocryphal, somewhat true). As no new Pell Mell record has been released since 1997, Chalfen formed ITLM in an attempt to make a Pell Mell record, which they did, up in Ithaca NY at the home recording studio of J. Robert Lennon. The result is the album “Warm Seclusion Structure.” ITLM’s debut album was released in December 2014 on Quadrapuss Records. Various members of Pell Mell have been shocked and stunned by it. ITLM are currently at work mixing on their 2nd album with producer Brian McTear at the controls at Miner Street Recordings for release Later this year.

West Philadelphia Orchestra (4:15pm-5pm)

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Professional Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble in today’s auto-tuned musical world. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music. The collective features a who’s who of well regarded Philly instrumentalists, and they’ve been seen playing throughout several music venues, festivals, and even parading down the streets. And we look forward to them hitting our stage with their Balkan Dance beats!

Conversations (5:15pm-5:45pm)

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A surfy indie band from Philadelphia, Conversations writes thoughtful and fun lyrics on top of a sea of summery rock grooves. Captivating harmonies and catchy hooks create songs about life, friends, and love. Performing for audiences from Texas to Maine, this four piece draws inspiration from The Beatles and Weezer alike. The group’s much anticipated debut release Totally Redeem Yourself was released in 2015.

The Dead Milkmen (6pm-6:45pm)

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Back in 1993 the Dead Milkmen played their last big Clark Park Festival performance in the dog bowl. And now 24 years later we are very excited to welcome them back as our festival headliner for 2017! Ever since reuniting a few years ago the punk rock legends have killed it during every big name festival, secret show, and everything in between that they have been a part of. And with the release of their upcoming full-length, Welcome to the End of the World, slated for the Fall, and the launch of their new music label, The Giving Groove, which will donate 50% of all non-tax profits to music related non-profits; the band is all set to have a huge 2017 that we look forward to being a part of!


We are happy to announce we are now accepting band submissions for Clark Parks Music and Arts Festival for 2017. Click on the link below to fill out the band submission forms:

BAND SUBMISSION FORM


Past Performers:  City Rain, The Districts,  Joe Jack Talcum (of The Dead Milkmen), Abi Reimold, The Deadeyes, DubsmithDarlaYou Do YouNik GreeleyConversationsRock to the Future House Band ,Rosemary FikiRockers Galore and Black Landlord

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