Bio: Shockwave Collective’s latest release, “Trouble in Paradise” expresses themes of persistence and optimism in the face of addiction, joblessness, infidelity, anger, and frustration. The songs blend melodic hard rock with ballad-like anthems bringing mainstream arena rock to a venue of any size!
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The Better Half returns to the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia Feb. 25th, 2012! The Better Half are joined by: John & Britney JOHN & BRITTANY are a songwriting duo hailing from Philadelphia, PA, comprised of guitarists John Faye and Brittany Rotondo. Faye, the frontman of IKE, one of the city's best-known rock bands, met Rotondo in late December of 2008. The two struck up an immediate musical kinship, with a mutual love of the Beatles and the Ramones, and within a couple months the pair were writing songs together, one of which ("Last Act") would end up on IKE's latest release "Tie The Knot With All That You Got." Never having performed live or seriously played an instrument before, Rotondo received her first guitar in June of 2009 and by December was performing "Last Act" onstage with IKE at their sold out album release show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. In early 2010, Faye and Rotondo hit their creative stride with a string of memorable, quirky songs.. snapshots of damaged nicotine addicts, angry middle managers, and close encounters with whiskey-swilling devils. Anchored by Rotondo's simultaneously blunt and poetic lyricism and elevated by Faye's knack for creating unforgettable melodies, John & Brittany's music is a true partnership of youth and experience, order and chaos, escape and reality. In addition to their duo performances, John & Brittany have also started working with a full band, featuring Jay Miraglia on drums and Mike Vivas on bass. The group released their first single "Devil's Allure" in December of 2010 and plans to record their debut EP in early 2011. Jackson Rider The Jackson Rider is a music outfit that hails from Philadelphia. As brothers and musicians, they have come together to create and perform live original music. In the vein of Rock, Rhythm & Roots, Hip Hop and Soul, TJR likes to occasionally stroll the fine line of fusion. Take a little bit of Sublime, a pinch of Citizen Cope, a hint of the Avett Brothers, and you’ve got yourself a slice of Jackson Rider Pie. Delivering solid Indie credentials with a street savvy swagger, The Jackson Rider is undoubtedly making waves on the Philadelphia music scene and leaving sold out shows in their wake. They've racked up local radio play and prime gigging real estate (World Cafe Live, House of Blues, Escape2NY Music Festival, The Trocadero, Tin Angel, Legendary Dobbs, Doc Watsons (RIP) and North Star). With their self-released debut album “Mighty Wind Blower” officially under their belt as of July 30th 2011, The Jackson Rider continues to grow in popularity – building a fan base and creating buzz beyond the local scope, and venturing onto a national level. Already gearing up for their sophomore album, The Jackson Rider is bound and determined to climb as many rungs as they can on the musical ladder of their lives. Bong Hits for Jesus A band not a brand. They play music not a genre. Bong Hits for Jesus is an eclectic mix coming together in an all-out party. This band is making some serious noise in the local music scene in the Philly area. They're tearing up stages coast to coast as well, and leaving their mark on everyone who comes to a show (not by peeing on them, either. Just by rocking.). With a name like "Bong Hits for Jesus", do you really think you could go to one of their shows and NOT have fun? Currently in the studio recording, BHFJ still takes the time out to rock, and when they do it's ALWAYS a good time. If you haven't checked these guys out yet, make it your business to get out to a show. They'll teach you how to get up to get down. Shockwave Collective Shockwave Collective is an authentic mainstream rock band with overtones of reggae and funk. Shockwave creates a highly energetic live performance that ensures an unforgettable rock show! Doors and Show begin at 7pm! Get your tickets soon, as the last show Sold-Out!! World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Villanova Homecoming!! $2 drinks and drafts! Playing 3- 50 minute sets starting at 10pm
Shockwave Collective will be co-hosting 93.7 WSTW with Mark Rogers! Debuting new music and performing live on the air!