Pale Blue Dot // Jesse Gimbel Band // Fuzzy Slippers
Venue: The Fire
Address: 412 W Girard Ave Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 923-3477
Pale Blue Dot Band is the brainchild of Charlottesville, Virginia native Tony LaRocco, who has assembled a group of musicians committed to exploring the possibilities presented by his songwriting. Left turns abound in the band’s approach to arranging, which invokes the members’ influences, ranging from progressive rock to folk to bebop jazz. Pale Blue Dot is an emergent entity founded on robust, educated, and communicative musicianship. But first and foremost, the ensemble is steadfast in its focus on the power of LaRocco’s songwriting. Recorded in studios in the Shenandoah Valley, Nashville, and Washington, D.C., Pale Blue Dot’s new LP Anatomy is out now.
Jesse Gimbel – Multi-instrumentalist and the owner of Jesse Gimbel’s Basement recording studio located in the Philadelphia area. From the performance of guitar, bass, drums, and piano to expertise in each step of the recording process, Jesse is self-taught and knows all aspects of what it takes to make a great record. While balancing recording albums, filming studio sessions, and a love for photography, Jesse was able to take the time to create the album he wanted, down to the last note. In his work, you can hear the heart and thought that went into every note. Jesse has also recorded himself preforming covers and originals in studio sessions that has gained him a strong following on Youtube, as well as other social networks.
Fuzzy Slippers – Three piece indie punk, formerly folk punk. You can still kinda tell. Sound is mostly fast and panicky. Subject matter is mostly dorky. Influences: They Might Be Giants, The Mountain Goats, Jeff Rosenstock, Jeff Goldblum.