Saturday, May 19th, 2:15pm – 3:00pm, Mifflin Park (6th & Ritner/Wolf Streets, South Philadelphia).
Hey! We’ve got a 45-minute set at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration! It’s good to be a cultural minority, sometimes…it gets you gigs. And we’re each a cultural minority within our own band, too. Beat that.
Plus some of us are philosophers. That’s an even smaller minority, much worse if you ask me.
We’re on after “Every Heard” and “No One You’ve Ever Heard Of” (what’s going on, somebody tell us).
In the mix are original tunes that will become your new best friends and covers by bands you’ve most certainly heard of if you didn’t grow up under a rock on a small island this past century. We will regale you with melodies, harmonies, loud guitars, soft guitars, wristy drums, and other stuff. Young Norm will crank up the Cuteness Knob to “11”, Smooth Rahul will impress with his Digitally Dexterous Night Moves™, Ricky will keep it all in the pocket, and Chris will warble at full throatle and power up the rumble bass so youze can all shakes yer booty with the kiddies, ‘cos kiddies there will be.
The festival goes from 11am to 4pm and aside from yours truly includes performances by K-pop dancers, martial artists, bands, solo artists, and…FOOD. Thankfully, no comedians.
Here’s a list of the acts:
And here’s a diagram of the Port-a-Stage (don’t you wish you had one of these):
We’ll be in there, somewhere, aiming to blow yer socks off, so get ready…bring some socks so we can all make Asian America Great (again?).