Split/Red

Split Red

Split/Red is an art punk band from Philadelphia:

Stephen Buono(guitar),
Nebadon Adams(vocals),
Matt Engle(bass),
TC Owens(guitar),
and
Ricardo Lagomasino(drums)

Serious Heft, their latest brain child, had just been released on New Atlantis Records. The video was captured during the record release show at Johnny Brenda’s.
The five-piece ensemble combines the attitude of the Stooges with Minutemen-style hooks that get stuck in your head.
The band equally embraces heavy riffs, up-beat grooves and twin guitar skronk that goes off the rails into a shred maelstrom.
Moreover, the quintet is a collective of Philly’s experimental and rock scenes, featuring members of Many Arms, Shot x Shot, and Make A Rising.

Blowdryer and The [Very] Bad Doctors had opened the set for Split/Red:

Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio

Perilous Architecture - Dan Blacksberg Trio

Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with the Archer Spade Performance Series presented the record release show for Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio’s latest brain child.

Dan Blacksberg, Trombone
Matt Engle, Bass
Mike Szekely, Drums

In the Dan Blacksberg Trio, the innovative and genre-defying trombonist brings an expansive and creative new vision to the cutting-edge jazz traditions of pioneers like Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, and Albert Ayler.
Blacksberg has penned a set of music that pushes at the technical and timbral limits of his instrument, opening up into far-reaching sounds worlds while maintaining a melodic rootsiness.

Backed up by the powerful rhythm of Matt Engle (Shot X Shot) on bass, and Mike Szekely (Anthony Braxton Quartet) on drums, the Trio creates a driving mixture of noise, chromatic lyricism, and everything in between…

Perilous Architecture is available in Vinyl through No Business Records.

Or digitally through Blacksberg’s Bandcamp page.

Yapp!

Yapp! at Studio 34 In Philadelphia, PA

performed a set of their music at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, for the crowds of the Archer Spade Performance Series.

Yapp! is:

Alban Bailly, guitar

Bryan Rogers, saxophone

Matt Engle, bass

and

Dave Flaherty, drums

Yapp! performance at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA

Transitional Objects

Transitional Objects

I have introduced the terms ‘transitional object’ and ‘transitional phenomena’ for designation of the intermediate area of experience,
between the thumb and the teddy bear…
between primary creative activity and projection of what has already been introjected.

D.W. Winnicott

Transitional Objects is:

Matt Engle (Bass)
Nick Millevoi (Guitar)
and
Mike Szekely (Drums)

The video is of their performance at Highwire Gallery in Philadelphia, PA

Transitional Objects at Highwire Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

I first saw Transitional Objects at Archer Spade’s Studio 34 in 2012.