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Upstate NY this Friday!!!

Hey everybody! Well after a great night at the Rockwood Music Hall we're back in Bucks County at The Sellersville Theatre on Thursday 10/3. We'll be sharing the stage with our good friends SKIP'S MUSEUM. Get your tickets soon and help out local music. It's sure to be a good time.

THEN...on Friday we'll be making a trip back up to upstate NY where we'll be at the Black Oak Tavern with Tumbleweed Highway. We love this venue and it's sure to be an awesome time. So get your butts out this week and jam with the Ancients. Don't forget to check out our website for a new track of the week from our upcoming October Release. SONGS FROM THE WIGWAM

Heading back to NYC!!!

After a great night at the Grape Room and Ortlieb's before that, it's time to hit the road for a bit.

This Saturday night 9/28 we'll be at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. This is our first show since last spring in the city and our debut at the beautiful Rockwood. If you're in the area, be sure to come out and help us party hard. The Ancients hit at midnight.

And don't forget, the countdown to our new album release is underway. Keep checking our website and facebook for exclusive tracks from the record that you can stream for FREE!!!

See you all in NY.


Hey Philly, tonight the Late Ancients are at The Grape Room with Groove 8 and The Royal Noise. It's going to be a crazy Funk Dance Party with some heady psychedelic jams from yours truly. You won't want to miss it.

Enter The Wigwam

Finally…we’re back and better than ever. First, some updates… We’ve just added a bunch of content to our website, so make sure you check it out when you get a chance. More videos, music and pics to come. www.thelateancients.com Secondly…our new album “Songs From The Wigwam” is set to drop officially on Tuesday, October 22. However, if you want to get your paws on it a few days early you can go to one of our Album Release parties where it will be on sale. Oh yeah, ‘parties” plural. On Friday October 18, we’ll be playing at The Blarney Stone in Norwich, NY with our buds Tumbleweed Highway. This will be our official UPSTATE NY CD RELEASE…or pre-release party party…or whatever you want to call it. It’s going to be an amazing time so if you’re in upstate NY this fall, make sure you check it out. Then, on Saturday, October 19 we’ll be playing our OFFICIAL HOMETOWN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY at the Triumph Brewery in New Hope, PA. Tumbleweed Highway will open the show and then there will be guest sit-ins and jams all night until they kick us out. Our brand new CD will be on sale all night including T-shirts, posters and other great merch! And on top of all that, don’t forget the great beer and food at Triumph!!! Finally, our fall tour to promote the new record has just been announced. Check out our upcoming dates on our website. More will soon be listed.. One last thing, we’ll be posting tracks from the new album (one per week) that will be available for streaming (FREE) until the next one is put up. So if you want a sneak peak of the new record, be sure to keep checking back as content will be changing every week. That’s it for now…tonight we’ll be playing at the Black Horse Tavern in Newtown, PA (9PM) and tomorrow night we’ll be playing at Ortlieb’s in Northern Liberties!!! ARE YOU READY TO ENTER THE WIGWAM?

Hockey, Wings & Reggae

Now that we’re back from our most recent road trip, it’s time to reflect on the weekend that was…and for those of you who know us, you know how much we love FOOD. So let’s start there… Friday, May 10 we were in Clarksburg, WV at PJ Kelly’s. This amazing, friendly spot is owned by Claude Ryan who was a good friend of Mark’s when he played with the Bridge. After arriving 3 hours early, we decided to hit the bar, play some darts and just hang out. Our bartender Kelly was amazing and Nick cooked us up a great dinner of Chix alfredo and italian salad…mmmmmm. Hungry yet? Alfredo aside, if you’re ever in Clarksburg, stop in PJ Kelly’s and get yourself a meal and a few beers…I recommend the Tiiiiiaaager (Tiger) wings. Amazing. Oh and btw, the show was great too. We opened for the Ohio band Adams Ale who played a spicey style of jam rock and reggae that had even Brittany dancing!!! The next day we shook off the hangovers and headed to Pittsburgh. The day started out great with a plate of Honey Mustard and Sweet BBQ wings smothered in Blue Cheese….yeah buddy! The service was slow, but man was the wait worth it…at Silky’s pub. THEN….the Pens defeated the Islanders in OT to move to the next round of the playoffs. Not all of us are Pens fans…(PETE sure as shit is)…but the win helped put people in a good mood as they came out to drink and listen to some live music. The show was great as we played with our Pitt. buds, Chet Vincent and The Big Bend and The Hawkeyes. BTW…Thanks to Pete’s grandparents for giving us a place to shower and feeding us a wonderfully huuuuge Sub for lunch!!! Here’s the set from Pitt. Video and Audio soon to be posted online… The Muse Higher Brandywine Flash Dovetail Stoned, Drunk & Naked* Scarlet Maiden Wheels of Fire *Anders Osborne cover

A successful 4/20

Well after a great (and fun) show at the Crossroads Tavern in Perkasie, PA we wrapped up this weekend at the Blarney Stone Pub in Norwich, NY with our good buds Tumbleweed Highway!

Good beer, food and tunes. Not to mention, great friends! We'll be heading back to Philly today and working this week towards our two more great venues.

Fergie's Pub in Philly on Friday and back to upstate NY on Saturday! Oneonta - Black Oak Tavern. It's going to be a fun week and a great weekend. Get ready to dance Philly!!! Sansom here we come.

The Road...new tunes and shtuff

Hey everybody. Ancient keyboardist Mark here. I'm super-excited to announce that we have released a 5-song EP on Bandcamp that features 4 new songs and 1 remake of an old one. It's free to stream and cost "whatever you want to pay for it". So check it out! It will only be available for a short while as we are preparing to record our 2nd album this summer and don't want to give away too much.

And now comes the most exciting news. We are headed back out on the road for a bit. This weekend, we'll be in Perkasie, PA at the Crossroads Tavern and then on Saturday we'll be in Norwich, NY for a 4/20 bash with our good buddies Tumbleweed Highway. You won't want to miss this one! Check out our web page for all of our upcoming dates and releases.

We're also in the process of finding a new drummer and are really lucky to have Dave Master joining us on Friday and Mike Micali playing with us on Saturday! Two incredible groove-masters helping us lay it down and get funky...or something like that. Anyways, that's all for now. Please check us out on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook...etc etc. blah blah... 'till the next time, keep shakin' your moneymaker.

Tonight @ Fergies, Philly!

Tonight The Late Ancients will be the house band for the TIGHT SIX comedy group at Fergie's Pub. You won't want to miss this. We'll be playing an acoustic set and then playing the comedians on and off. Should eb a good time!

Then next week we'll be at The Triumph Brewery in Princeton. See y'all there!

St. Patty's Day 2-for

Hey Philly! This weekend get yourself a double shot of The Ancients. First, on Friday 3/15 we'll be opening for Philly blues singer Gina Sicilia @ the Hard Rock Cafe. (Also on the bill, our good friends Tumbleweed Highway).

Then on Saturday 3/16, help us celebrate St. Patrick's day with Hero Jr. & The Delta Routine at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street.

Here's the best part: Come to both shows and get a free CD! At Dobbs on Saturday, just show one of us your ticket from Friday and we'll give you a free "Live at the Fire" CD or a Free digital download of our "self-titled" album.

Doylestown This Saturday!!!

Hey everybody. We're super-pumped to be returning to Puck Live! in Doylestown this Saturday (3/2) to share the stage with our buds Skip's Museum.

It's sure to be a good time and you can bet there will be a super jam at the end of the night!

We're also excited to have Skip's drummer Mike Micali laying down the groove with us.