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Swift Technique ~ Let’s Danza! ~ Johnny Popcorn $5 show AMH 6/30
June 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Swift Technique + Let’s Danza
w/ JOHNNY POPCORN
Friday, June 30th, 2017
at The Ardmore Music Hall
Tickets on Sale Now: http://bit.ly/FunkForFive
Swift Technique, Philadelphia’s fiery funk extravaganza, enters 2016 after completing their most successful year to date. Most recently, the band has held several high profile support slots, including sharing the stage with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet, Fishbone, The Main Squeeze, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, JoJo Mayer, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Sophistafunk. While introducing the powerhouse lead vocal tandem of Chelsea ViaCava & Nik Greeley, the band released two new singles, “Dress Shoes” & “Jay’s the Name” to critical acclaim. 2015 saw the debut of Swift Technique’s “Ultimate Funk Throwdown: Prince Vs. Morris Day”, which will continue to be performed on select dates throughout the country. With a new EP release slated for Summer 2016, Swift Technique plans to debut a large portion of new material on March 5th at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia.
After forming in 2007, Swift Technique has relentlessly toured, performed and recorded throughout the US. The extremely positive and contagious chemistry shared by the band has always been translated in the live setting. With the 2013 release of, “you boys be aight”, Swift Technique established themselves as an up and coming force in the recording industry. Although the group draws from many influences ranging Funk & Soul to Hip-Hop & Rock, their genre is uniquely Philadelphia.
Hailing from the streets of Philadelphia, LET’S DANZA! is a new EDM-inspired concept featuring members of BROTHERS PAST and PARTICLE. Utilizing a two-keyboard player approach, the band brings a fresh new spin to live electronic music, creating a stunningly wide array of genre-bending sounds. LET’S DANZA! effortlessly weaves between original songs and extended musical interplay, launching into segments of dancey, euphoric house music, driving drum n bass, and gooey dub.
Conceived by Tom McKee (BROTHERS PAST) and Clay Parnell (BROTHERS PAST, PARTICLE), LET’S DANZA! was created to be a vehicle for the thematic exploration of electronic music. Keyboard ninja IAN McGUIRE (Sonic Spank, CIA) was recruited to round out the trio, adding soaring melodies and electronic textures. The trio have performed alongside some of the top drummers in the country, including Mike Greenfield (LOTUS) and Kito Bovenschulte (PARTICLE.)
Philadelphia’s Johnny Popcorn is a three piece rock band which features vocals from Hezekiah and Jani Coral.
Initially, Johnny Popcorn was founded by producer/bassist Tone Whitfield (Me’shell Ndegeocello and Zap Mama) and songwriter/emcee/producer Hezekiah (Rawkus Records) after several late night s working on R&B artist Bilal’s album. Their early works were pet studio projects released causally to music fans at live shows and digital downloads.
Hezekiah feeling stagnant in hip hop started to devote more time to Johnny Popcorn. Hezekiah started to recruit musicians to form a touring band which included guitarist Lloyd Alexander. The band solidified when Virginia native Jani Coral added her raspy like vocals to the band.
Now with an innovated sound and direction, Johnny Popcorn continues to ignite live shows and record emotional driven songs. Johnny Popcorn has opened for Bilal, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, RJD2, Robert Glasper Experiment, Oddisee, Ladi6, and Kindred & the Family Soul.