at The Music Hall at World Cafe Live
$20 - $35 ADV // $25 - $37 DOS + FEES
Doors: 7PM // Show: 8PM
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Cheers Elephant is a tight pop rock quartet from Philadelphia now located in Southern California. Digging deep into three part harmonies and tasteful melodic hooks, Cheers has a sound that’ll make your dad’s toe tap, your mom’s hip shake, and your sister’s heart throb.
Dormant since 2015, the foursome recently reunited after being offered a 9-city tour of China in February 2020 which unfortunately (and obviously) didn’t pan out as planned. Now with an itch to play gigs, Cheers has reunited to bring you the hits you kinda know and love.
"Dubbing themselves as the dudes with the best indie rock haircuts, [Cheers Elephant] blend playful humor, energy, and some really great three-part harmonies.” - NPR
"Their harmonies are reminiscent of The Beatles and they carry a lighthearted energy similar to the goofy They Might Be Giants, a combination that makes them easy to love and hard to ignore.” - USA Today
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The Extraordinaires are a folk rock band from Philadelphia, PA, known for their mix of upbeat hum-along melodies and lyrical storytelling.
Founding members Jay Purdy and Matt Gibson have worked together since 2001, traveling the US and abroad while creating a bizarre gallery of colorful characters and slice-of-life vignettes that spring to life in their songs. They have been featured on NPR's 'All Songs Considered' podcast and were the subject of a vérité style audio documentary that followed their exploits while staging their original musical, 'Ribbons of War'.
It was during their time at then-label Punk Rock Payroll that they began to hone their craft, putting their other artistic pursuits to good use in their unique record packaging. To fully realize their narratives The Extraordinaires (with the help of dedicated friends and volunteers) began hand crafting cloth-bound hardcover storybooks for each of their full length records. Illustrated by Purdy with lyrics on the facing page, the band have spent hundreds of hours assembling thousands of one-of-a-kind records.
In 2020 they released a series of recordings including their latest single, "Monika", available now on all streaming platforms and Bandcamp.
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Kingsley Ibeneche is a multi-disciplinary Nigerian-American performing artist based in Camden, New Jersey with a focus in music and dance.
His work has been featured by NPR, The FADER, okayafrica, Paste Magazine and most recently I was interviewed for Road to Roots Picnic, who premiered an acoustic performance shot in West Philadelphia. Kingsley has danced on Saturday Night Live and MTV’s Video Music Awards with artists like Travis Scott, James Blake, Halsey, Alicia Keys and more. Broadly speaking, his work aims to connect African people and people of the diaspora through sound, movement and poetics.