Karyn Kulh, Dirty Excuse, Vajra, The Parsnip Revolt

Karyn Kulh

Dirty Excuse


The Parsnip Revolt

Friday, March 29, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Karyn Kulh - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Karyn Kulh
Karyn Kuhl is an artist who expresses and reins in emotional extremes with an ever present soulfulness. While seduced by ethereal melodies and hypnotic beats, KK’smusic continues to be energized by the raw power of 3 chords and held under the sway of the blues. Based in Hoboken, NJ and NYC, KK started out as the front person for post-punk Gut Bank and rock trio Sexpod.

“Sexpod, who in their previous incarnation as Gut Bank, preceded and predicted such smart, powerful female punks as Hole, Babes In Toyland, PJ Harvey ..” – J.DeRogatis/Chicago Tribune

KK’s singing, songwriting and guitar playing have evolved to encompass a wide range of influences as illustrated on her 3 self-released recordings Little Demon Girl (2001), The Beautiful Glow (2003) and Cigarette Songs (2007).

KK is currently in the studio with producer Love1Taps, band members Lou Ciarlo (Bass), Alicia Godsberg (Guitar), Lola Rocknrolla (Sax), Mista Taps (Percussion) and special guest drummer Mike Sabatini.
Dirty Excuse - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Dirty Excuse
Brooklyn's Dirty Excuse suggests a female-fronted George Thorogood and the Destroyers, offering stripped-down, bluesy rockers brimming with over-the-top swagger." - Time Out NY

They guarantee to rock you til your nose bleeds.
Vajra - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Vajra was formed by composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Annamaria Pinna
during her self-imposed exile in India. The child of a former monk and school teacher,
Annamaria was encouraged to learn about the world around her and to question her
assumptions. She believes there is divinity in creativity. Annamaria has a neurological
condition called synesthesia, where she attaches color and shapes to sound.

The debut album “Pleroma” was released on the Summer Solstice, 2012 (6.21.12).
Pleroma is an exploration in paradox (east vs west, soft vs pummelling, female vs male)
and includes appearances by Blake Fleming (ex-The Mars Volta) on drums, Doug
Wright (The Dirty Pearls) on bass and Will Dahl (ex-Harley’s War) on guitar.

Vajra’s music is hauntingly dark and hypnotic weaving Eastern Indian themes with
melodic, progressive rock creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies. Sylvia Massy
(Tool, System of A Down, Prince, Johnny Cash) co-produced the vocals and mixed. Tom
Baker (NIN, Foo Fighters, Ministry, Prince) mastered.

The band is quickly generating a buzz after selling-out their first show in November,
2011 (at The Bowery Electric in NYC). Virgin America selected Vajra’s single “Erode
The Will” for their In-Flight Entertainment Series in December, 2011, and the single
was also selected for the Red Gorilla SXSW 2012 Compilation and the Go-Girls Music
Fest 2012 Compilation. The Band also was selected as a Supercuts Rock The Cut
Ambassador. Vajra's music is played at over 200 terrestrial and internet radio stations
worldwide. The band has played to sold-out audiences at: The Bowery Ballroom (NYC),
The Mercury Lounge (NYC), The Bowery Electric (NYC) and also performed 2 shows
at The Red Gorilla Music Festival and the Texas Rockfest down at SXSW 2012 and
completed a successful West Coast tour in Summer 2012, performing at Sylvia Massy’s
4&20 Blackbird Music Festival, The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco and The Roxy in
Los Angeles. Vajra also just signed licensing deals with The Discovery Network, MTV,
Showtime and Bravo.

Vajra’s music will leave you spellbound.
The Parsnip Revolt - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Parsnip Revolt
Striving for perfection can be a detailed and hard earned journey. The biggest critic of any musical group is usually themselves. The Parsnip Revolt is that very scenario in motion; many times starting a project from scratch in an effort to steer it into the proper lane. With their new album, A Sunshine Report, The Parsnip Revolt has found their own open highway to successful longevity.

This is the story of an American rock band and their solidarity through seemingly insurmountable creative struggles. This is the tale of a band that has dodged common pitfalls to challenge the status quo of Philly’s alternative rock clique and win a place in Philadelphia culture.

The new and exciting album, A Sunshine Report, represents the band’s continued commitment to their craft, their sound, and most importantly, their fans.

The Parsnip Revolt is rooted in melodic alternative rock, utilizing the compositional punch of Geremiah Giampa, Jake Williams, Brian Fin and Tom Mellon in sonically diverse ways well beyond the reach of most bands.

Whether you see them live or drop your hard-earned money on A Sunshine Report, you’ll become a quick and cherished member of the family, and in the end, part of the revolt against mediocrity.