91.3fm WYEP presents Punch Brothers with special guest Aoife O’Donovan
Punch Brothers are the New York City-based quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. Their most recent album, Who’s Feeling Young Now?, released in 2012, contains some of the most exhilaratingly direct, sonically daring performances the group has ever recorded. Vanity Fair has hailed the album as "their most expressive work yet as an ensemble -- sophisticated, pop-y, kinetic and profound, all at once." The New Yorker calls it "a mystical alchemy of old-time music and contemporary sensibilities" As the five members, ranging in age from their mid-20's to mid-30's, have matured together on the road and in the studio, their approach to writing and performing has, conversely, become looser, simpler, and, in a sense, more unaffectedly youthful. In fact, the title song, Who’s Feeling Young Now?—featuring rumbling bass, skittering violin, and wailing multi-tracked vocals—sounds like hard-charging string-band punk rock. punchbrothers.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Formed in late 2009, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is the off-kilter title under which Detroit-area natives Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott record, release and perform music. Initially beginning as an exercise in collaboration undertaken with very little intention of ever being publicly consumed, the band’s trajectory has been as unexpected as it has been unlikely. In just a few short years, fans have seen the project grow from basement recording project--to media curiosity--to an international touring ensemble widely recognized for their joy-fueled live offerings. www.daleearnhardtjrjr.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Local Outlets
SHPONGLE: The Museum of Consciousness Tour - SIMON POSFORD PRESENTS THE BRAND NEW SHPONGLETRON 3.0 with special guests Desert Dwellers
Winter of 2014 will see Simon Posford present his brand new psychedelic structure titled, “Shpongletron V.3” to the United States on his Museum of Consciousness tour to support the latest album release of the same name. Kicking off Feb 12th through April 5th, he will be joined by the Desert Dwellers as well as visual artist Zebbler, as they travel to all corners of the United States, including California, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin and New York to name a few. With over 80 years’ experience collectively Simon Posford and Raja Ram are more than qualified for the exploration into the unclassifiable music frontiers they have ventured into; ‘SHPONGLE’ is a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals and silver flute blended together with the computer wizardry of Simon Posford's studio production. shpongle.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401