[The official press release, minus any personalized introductions.]
Josh Band, Pete Band, King Alon (rhymes with "throne"), and Dr. Lemonade have big news for a really big month!
ROCKIN' FOR THE KIDS
On December 23rd, The Josh and Pete Band will take World Cafe Live's Upstairs stage to play a benefit concert for Rock To The Future, a free afterschool music and education program for Philadelphia School District students aged 9-14. The program is directed by Jess and Josh from Philly faves (and The Josh and Pete Band's great friends) Conversations with Enemies. Also performing will be The New Motels and Big Terrible, as well as The Best Westerns, a veritable supergroup featuring Josh Band along with members of CWE and Eat Your Birthday Cake.
For more information on the show: http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=3846
And for more on Rock To The Future: http://www.phillyrock.org/rtf.php
The Josh and Pete Band's previous efforts to raise funds for their first professional album didn't exactly set the world on fire, so the boys have kicked things up a few notches. For one thing, they will be hosting a big fundraising party in December (message me for details). But in addition, they have taken their cause to GoFundMe, where those interested in supporting independent music can win all sorts of cool prizes -- a professional dental cleaning from Dr. Lemonade? A voice cameo on the album? An art lesson with Pete Band? A signed color print featuring your cartoonized self alongside The Josh and Pete Band? It can all be yours IF the price -- I mean, donation is right! But hurry -- the deadline is Christmas Day!
RISING. PHILLY RISING.
Never content to rest on their laurels, The Josh and Pete Band have taken to Philly's most famous open mic, Philly Rising, to expand their fan base and increase their profile on the Philly music scene. [editorial note: and to meet all the cool people their publicist knows.] They're playing twice a month, every month, on whichever dates work for them. So if you swing by World Cafe Live on a Monday night and stop in for this cover-free (and now even more awesome) open mic, you never know who might be rockin' the stage...
NO ROYAL PAIN HERE
Finally, December marks the release of King Alon's first solo album, Alone With Alon, and the kickoff of his worldwide Regal Tour, on which he will be supported by Kings of Leon and Prince.
[Note: one of the above stories may be made up.]
For more information: http://www.thejoshandpeteband.com/
And as always, feel free to contact me with any inquiries.