ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird and Sebastian Petsu are pleased to welcome Christopher Sean Powell (aka Spaceship Aloha) and The Sun Flights to the Double Decker Music Series. Join us on Sunday, May 31st at 8:00 p.m. (rain date, June 1st) for a unique and intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. Before, between, and after the music, tour guide Sebastian Darkly Petsu will share dry wit and history about the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.
The Double Decker Music series is a unique, intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. Each evening features live music performances in an urban setting paired with a guided tour of Philadelphia's attractions.
The Double Decker Music Series is hosted by Sebastian Petsu, a Philadelphia tour guide on buses and on foot since 2005. His love of both Philadelphia's music and history inspired him to combine the two in a unique way.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Christopher Sean Powell (aka Pow Pow, aka Pay Pow, aka Powserati) is a self-taught rhythm scholar, producer, and beat-maker living in Philadelphia, PA. As a main contributor in the Philadelphia art and sound collective Need New Body, which fused improvisation with popular song structures, Powell began a career of international recording and performance, creating music at the nexus of art and entertainment. Since 1999, he has collaborated, recorded, and toured worldwide with a diverse spectrum of artists and musicians, including the Sun Ra Arkestra, Yoko Ono, and the Boredoms. Powell's work in the eclectic and high energy Philadelphia band Man Man (ANTI- Records) has helped focus his talent as a leader in the live performance context. Together with Griffin Rodriguez, Powell explores popular music based on jazz and non-Western rhythms as the Los Angeles production duo Icy Demons. His latest projects include Adventuredrum, a conceptually-based performance Powell composes for an ensemble of drummers, Spaceship Aloha, a solo project mixing Polynesian-infused beats in an electronic soundscape, GRANT$, a hip hop duo with artist Tim Fite, and Mash Up Body, a collaboration with avant-garde choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace. www.christopherseanpowell.com
The Sun Flights, comprised of Natalie Butts and Claire Duncombe, are an experimental folk duo based out of the Philadelphia area. They recently released their first full length album 'House of Man' written during their touring and travels. With an ear for harmony and rhythm the duo brings lyrics to life and weaves stories to sit back and listen to. www.sunflightsmusic.com
Boarding begins at 7:45pm at the northeast corner of 5th and Market Streets by the Wells Fargo building.
THE BUS LEAVES AT 8PM SHARP. It's a mobile event, so you can't show up late or the venue will be gone! The event finishes up back where we started at 10pm.
As an incentive to show up on time, our sponsor Little Baby's Ice Cream, will be providing FREE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES for the first 15 guest on board. So get there early!
This event is 21+ and BYOB (but please, no glass, and remember there is no restroom on the bus).
$25 per person. Advance tickets only. There will be no walk-up sales. Only 35 seats are available and this event will sell out. (All previous Double Decker Music Series events have!) So please, don't sleep on it.
If it looks like rain, the event will be held the following day, Monday June 1st at 8pm. A message will be sent out by 5pm on the day of the event letting ticket-holders know about the rescheduling.