Mike Quinn, SHELLES, Andy Holmes, Kiel Everette

Mike Quinn


Andy Holmes

Kiel Everette

Thu, March 23, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Mike Quinn
Mike Quinn
"I'm the last one you might expect to be here to interject," Mike Quinn sings in "The Devil Has A Heart," near the end of "Magico," his first solo album. It's a sentiment with which you'll likely agree if you're familiar with Mike. He's been a consummate team player with bands like Okay Paddy and And The Moneynotes who always seemed to hint at a distinctive individualistic streak that might best be explored solo. If we look at "Magico" as an interjection, then, it should be taken as a welcomed interruption. The 10 songs are homespun observations and musings, peppered with snapshots of life's little moments and politely proffered advice. Fans of Quinn's previous work within band contexts will delight in some of the quirk, both musically and lyrically, but he never ventures too far afield -- tunefulness always tethers the tracks to the here and now."
SHELLES started from the bare bones recordings of songwriter Stuart Edwards, who formerly wrote songs with the outfit Old Bricks. He takes his understated, often grave content, and adds a full band including Justin Blatt (viola, Shit Horse), Chris Girard (bass, formerly of Spider Bags), John Jaquiss (drums, Jphono1), and Reid Johnson (guitar, Schooner). The five-piece advances his compositions into a sweeping Southern Gothic affair, with rhythms and tonal nuances resonating underneath Edwards' hauntingly melodic verse. Edwards' voice conveys an introspective intimacy throughout ruminations of disquiet within a reverbed bed of instrumental sublimity.
Venue Information:
847 N Third Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123