Wayside Shakeup began in 2003 with some quiet jams in Haddon View apartments,
and one original song which founding members Chris D’Antonio and Rob Volansky
really, really liked. After that brief stint, they went their separate ways, but
when Rob returned from living overseas in ’07, they began writing songs in
and Rob both graduated from Haddon Twp. HS, but in different eras
– Chris in ’01, Rob in ’93. The generation gap partially explains the
differences in influences between the two, the most notable of which is that Rob
is far more a product of grunge. Otherwise, their likes can be broken down by
decades. Chris, though younger, has a strong background in 50’s & 60’s
doo-wop and Motown; Rob grew up on 70’s classic rock radio and 80’s MTV hits.
Chris leans toward Floyd, Rob leans toward Zep. Given a life-or-death choice,
Rob would take 80’s schmaltz over Phish or the Dead, but just barely. Chris
likes his pop but loves the jams. Apart from guitar-based music, Chris has a
great feel for hip-hop, and Rob has a healthy appetite for electronica. Neither
is opposed to getting funky on occasion.Ranging from shameless pop to wobbly blues, The Wayside Shakeup offers a cross-section
of songs. Groove out, belt out, chill out.
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SURGEON are a 4 piece instrumental prog-rock group from St. John's, NL, Canada.
Combining intricate guitar wizardry with a rock solid rhythm section, SURGEON
will take the listener through an epic, moody, multi-layered,
groove-laden journey that is often aggressive and always fun.
and pianist/singer-songwriter "dreea" grew up studying classical piano and
eventually went on to New England Conservatory to graduate
with her Bachelors in Piano Performance. She wanted to change the world through
music, and this led her to Harvard Graduate School of Education for a Masters in Arts Education. And then, for all intents and purposes, she moved to NYC, got a spiffy part-time job typing (she says "piano skills give you typing
skills"), and began to melt everything together to create her own music,
combining the various parts of her history.....atonal harmonies from 20th
century music, to the romanticism of Rachmaninoff, the guts of Ani DiFranco, the
murmurings of Tori Amos, the lovely ambiguity of e.e. cummings, and some jazz
harmonies scattered about. She has two cd's: "Spring" was recorded live in
2000, "Autumn" was a labor of love from 2007. She wrote and sang in order to
find her love, which she did, and they lived happily ever after...
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Of the Ivy is a creative, collaborative group on a mission to set truths, happenings, and ponderables to interesting and innovative electroacoustic music.
This music spans a variety of genres, and it bridges the space between people’s
desires to listen to songs both thought-provoking and
The group was established in 2012 and its current members include Bob Klotz and Rachel Dungan. Please visit http://www.facebook.com/OftheIvy for more information. (Photography credits: Matthew Pizzorusso)