The Solar Motel Band

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The Solar Motel Band

Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in underground circles, he has recently reinvented himself as a band leader with The Solar Motel Band and released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock under his own name including 2011′s Paranoid Cat (Family Vineyard) and 2012′s Kenzo Deluxe (Northern Spy) that he deems Cosmic Americana. His most recent release, Solar Motel (Paradise of Bachelors) has been called one of 2013′s best releases by the New Yorker, Uncut, Aquarium Drunkard, Frontier Psychiatrist, Pop Matters, and others, provoking ecstatic comparisons to classic artists like Television, The Grateful Dead, Popul Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Richard Thompson, Robert Quine, John Fahey, and Glenn Branca. Prior to his relocation to Philadelphia in 2009, Forsyth was a member of Brooklyn-based gothic junk folk expressionists Peeesseye. He’s also collaborated with artists including singer/songwriter Meg Baird (appearing on her 2011 Drag City release Seasons on Earth), Japanese guitarist/boogie master Tetuzi Akiyama, trumpeter Nate Wooley, analog synthesist Koen Holtkamp, and choreographers Miguel Gutierrez, RoseAnne Spradlin, and Meg Foley. He is a recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. In spring 2013, Forsyth formed The Solar Motel Band with longtime bassist Peter Kerlin, guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin’) and drummer Steven Urgo (ex-The War on Drugs), and introduced the band with a month-long June residency at Ortlieb’s in Philly that ignited a storm of blog praise when the shows were posted on Soundcloud. The group has been recording new material for a release and is preparing to tour extensively in 2014.

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The Solar Motel Band
Event Category: Live Music
When: January 31, 2014
Time: 9:15pm
Where: Johnny Brendas
Cost: $$10
More Info: www.johnnybrendas.com
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