DDMS 17: Travis Johnson (of Grooms) and Hallowed Bells on June 24th
We’re pleased to announce our next adventure on the bus! The Double Decker Music Series in collaboration with Bowerbird welcomes Travis Johnson and Hallowed Bells for its seventeenth installment of the event.
Join us on Sunday, June 24th at 8:00 p.m. (rain date, Monday June 25th) 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.
About the Performers
Celebrated Brooklyn band Grooms have always involved loops, samples, and ambient abstraction in their music, especially on last year’s Exit Index. Lead singer and guitarist, Travis Johnson, will be performing a set based primarily around those elements, with song structure and melody taking a backseat to mood and texture.
Darkly bioluminescent dreamscapes and lush electronic pop by Philadelphia-based synthesists Darian Scatton and Alison Stout. Guided by an approach to synthesis as orchestration, they create immersive, otherworldly music that balances lovely lyrical melodies and dissonant harmonies, modular synth noise and delicate digital textures; strange melodic twists that lend sweetness to dissonant intervals and thickly enveloping analog washes that bloom in amplitude. Since their formation in 2013. Hallowed Bells has worked on music for independent theater and film, released three EPs, toured and performed frequently in Philadelphia.
As with our previous events, 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.
This season the events are ALL AGES (though not recommended for small children.) BYO snacks and beverages (but please, no glass, and remember there is no restroom on the bus).
$27 per person. Advance tickets only. There will be no walk-up sales. Only 30 seats are available and this event will sell out. (most previous Double Decker Music Series events have!) So please, don’t sleep on it.
If it looks like rain, the event will be held Monday June 25th at 8pm. A message will be sent out via text and email by 4pm on the day of the event letting ticket-holders know about the rescheduling.