CLARK PARK FESTIVAL Sat 6/19!
CLARK PARK FESTIVAL’s SUMMER SOLTICE (40th year aniversay)
Come celebrate the 40th year aniversary with vendors and local artists, 6/19
Philadelphia, PA – (06/19/10)
On Saturday June 19th we will be celebrating Clark Park’s Summer
Soltice festival. Over 40 vendors and 10 bands will gather together to
celebrate there 40th year anniversary. The Festival traditionally
happens on the Saturday closest to the Summer Solstice and Fall
Equinox annually. The festival is time to celebrate West Philly
generally and includes both rock and non-rock acts, kids activities,
arts and crafts and vendors. A Little Bit of History… Since 1970, the
Clark Park Music and Arts Festival has been a neighborhood tradition
at 43rd and Chester Ave. The Festivals provide an excellent forum for
residents to meet their neighbors and benefit from the artistic wealth
of Philadelphia. Responding to the needs of a changing community, the
Festival has grown in scope. Today the Festival includes children’s
events and activities, arts and crafts vending, a greater diversity of
performances to include all kinds of music, dance and theater, and a
chance for non profit organizations to reach out to the neighborhood
about all sorts of issues. Volunteers of all kinds from anywhere are
encouraged to participate.
Past performances have included The Dead Milkmen, The Goats and many
others. This years musical performance include the dance heavy beats
of Philadelphia’s own Prowler, The British 60′s Nickelodeon pop of The
Josh and Pete band, The ghoulishly dirty pop of Conversations with
Enemies and many more.The festival will start at noon and continue
till 8pm. Come out and enjoy the free music, art and vendors.
The Dill Pickles 12-1240 (confirmed)
The Dill Pickles are a raucous fiddle and jug band trio that plays what they call “old music for the new depression”. If you like bands like the Skillet Lickers, Uncle Dave Macon, the Freighthoppers, the Avett Brothers, or the Old Crow Medicine Show, you are going to love the Dill Pickles.
New Pony 12:55-1:35 (confirmed)
New Pony was formed in Philadelphia in the Summer of 2008 when founding member Chris Devenney found himself playing at an open mic with bassist Max Guerin and drummer Stefan Young. Chris and Max had been playing together for a while and had been looking for a drummer so they could start a band. Whne they jammed with Stefan it was immediately clear they shared some deeper musical affinities. Soon after, the band began gigging as a trio, and in the Fall of 2008 they met keyboardist extraordinaire, Scott Coulter. Three weeks after meeting Scott, he played his first gig with the band opening for funk legend Bernie Worrell, and the quartet has been going strong ever since.
The Spades 1:50-2:30 (confirmed)
The Spades PA started about 3 years ago. After playing very technical metal for several years in various other bands, the fellows decided to go a bit more classic rock and let stage presence shine forth. Great shows and a little acclaim followed. Time went on and the metal roots of the band fought to the fore front leading to the current incarnation of full speed ahead metal/southern rock/stoner power that has garnered them a hardcore underground following. Philly’s finest, America’s standard.
UpsinceFriday 2:45-3:25 (confirmed)
upsincefriday is a 4 piece from Philly, PA which formed in 2001. The Band has recorded and self released two EPs: “1-2-3-4-5-6!” and “Joe’s Basement Sessions”. Both of these sold out and are currently out of print. In January 2009, fans were finally granted a long awaited full length entitled: “We’ll Raise This Bell Now Any Day”. upsincefriday is a refreshing blend of indie pop/alt-country, that swells with originality.
Conversations with Enemies (confirmed) 3:40-4:20
Created in West Philadelphia, electrified, and brought to life. Our songs tell story of love torn apart my zombies, but don’t worry – it’s fun, not scary. Like if the Beach Boys and Pavement were thrown into a blender with some sparkle paint and beer. Ok, the blender part still sounds kind of scary, but it’s really not. It’s good times. Our full length will be out in August 2010, complete with a graphic novel so you can follow along!
The Mad Splatter (confirmed) 4:35-5:15
The Mad Splatter is a band from the Philly area that started in March of 2008 looking to play fun songs influenced by their mutual love of all things horror and fun pop punk like The Ramones and Screeching Weasel. We have since had the privilege to play shows across the East Coast and Midwest, opening for such great acts as The Queers, The Leftovers, Grath Madden (The Steinways), Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife), Teenage Bottlerocket, North Lincoln (No Idea Records) and tons more. Their first LP came out in June of 2009 and their second release (a split 7 inch with Delaware’s Tit Patrol) will be out this summer.
The Josh and Pete Band (confirmed) 5:30-6:10
The Josh and Pete Band mix late period British 60s pop not unlike The Zombies’ ‘odyssey and oracle’ or The Kinks’ ‘village green preservation society’ with a quirky American Showtune esthetic, crafting fun, energetic pop tunes. – Two One Five Magazine (2-14-2009)
The Josh and Pete Band dress up in crazy costumes, draw their own cartoon characters, try to rock more than roll, and are hilarious! (if they do say so theirselves)
Rogue House 6:25-7
Prowler is a dance-heavy, gigantic big beat, scowling guitar jam and heat band from Philadelphia.