STIG with Darla and Houseplant at The Music Ward 4/13
Asheville-based Progressive Funk/Jazz Fusion band STIG is returning to Philly on Saturday April 13th along with hometown progressive funk bands Darla and House Plant. The bands will be playing back to back to back at The Music Ward on Saturday night. The show is part of STIG’s extensive cross country tour known as their “South & Otherwise Tour” which they kicked off last month.
The South & Otherwise Tour follows the release of STIG’s newest single last month, Splügarn, a fun-filled and upbeat tune inspired by the classic afrobeat. While the studio version features all the trademarks of the band – a ripping sax melody, a drum solo break, and all the members screaming Splügarn into the mic, you’ll want to hear it live to capture this high energy, exploratory and engaging experience. STIG has also spent the past few months writing new music at their home base in Asheville, North Carolina, so expect to hear their newest tunes introduced on this upcoming tour.
Darla is a 7-piece instrumental band out of Philadelphia, who formed in 2014 and have drawn from their origins in the Philadelphia DIY basement scene and influences of 1970s funk and fusion. The Darla sound is an accessible one—free from over-complication and over-indulgence. Fronted by saxophonists, Wil Schade and David Bartler, the duo acts as the vocal core of the group, layering catchy melodies atop the methodical, feel-focused rhythm section of Michael Morrongiello (bass), Brendan Monahan (guitar), Jake Held (baritone guitar), Kosta Johnson (keys), and Richard Straub (drums). This talented group of non-conservatory musicians gets every crowd in the dancing mood with their raw, unpolished energy!
House Plant encompasses the cosmic essence of Funk, paired with groovy Psychedelic vibrations to bring you a musical, theatrical, and radical form of expression that will blow your mind. Grab tickets for Saturday's show at The Music Ward here: https://www.theticketingco.com/event-darlastig
Tickets to the show are $15.
Doors at 8:30, Music starts at 9pm.
The Music Ward is a BYOB venue.