Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Videos Posted!

Check out the videos from our concert at Calvary Church wih Stinking Lizaveta. They're up on our Sights and Sounds page. They might be the best batch yet.

Otherwise, we'll be laying a bit low this fall while we get ready to record.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Succesful Tour! A Triumphant Return to Philly! Electric Simcha and Stinking Lizaveta!

Our first tour as a band was an amazing success! Many thanks to all the musicians who played and audiences who rocked out in Montreal, Hudson, Boston, New Haven and Providence. Playing together for 5 days in a row gave us the chance to just keep getting more and more intense and fun.

We all got home at the end of last week but the real return to Philadelphia takes place this Saturday night at West Philadelphia's Calvary Church on 48th and Baltimore at 7:30 PM, as part of the at Crossroads Music series. We'll be playing a show with West Philly veteran rockers Stinking Lizaveta and we're very excited. Crossroads usually presents a great and eclectic program of folk music from all over the world, so we asked the curator of the series, why these two bands? He said, "It's contemporary West Philly folk music." Sounds good.

This is going to be a great night to get ready for fall by heating up like it's still summer one more time.

See you there!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Electric Simcha tours the Northeast!

Electric Simcha is going on tour! We're excited to go on our very first tour as a band. We'll see old friends, meet new ones, and most of all, ROCK. If you're anywhere near any of these towns, I highly recommend you moving your butt over to see us in one of these five possible locations:

8.28 Parc Des Amériques, Montral, Quebec, Canada. 2PM Free
8.29 The Spotty Dog, Hudson, NY, USA, 7PM, $5
8.30 TT the Bears, Cambridge, MA 9PM, $8.
8.31 Daniel Street, Milford CT, Doors @ 8, Show @ 9PM, $5
9.1 Building 16, Providence, RI, 9PM, by donation

There are lots of other bands joining us for each of these, so check out our shows page for more details.

Be There!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Balkan Dance Party to Transform into Hasidic Dance Party!

Folks, Electric Simcha will be invading the West Philadelphia Orchestra's monthly Balkan Dance Party at Tritone to tear a hole in your spiritual universe.

Here's the details as we've heard them. We play at 11.  

10 PM - 2 AM
3 or 4 sets of music
$5 cover
$3 drink specials

Be there!

And stay tuned for info on our upcoming Northeast tour!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amazing Balkan Brass from Brooklyn!!!

Hi Everyone,

Electric Simcha is honored and excited to be sharing a bill with the AMAZING Ververitse Brass Band. This band is perhaps the tightest, most exciting band to emerge from fairly recent the wave of interest in Roma and non-Roma brass band music from the Balkans. In other words, they rock really hard. With The Horrible Department also involved, you should all be there with your dancing shoes.

It's Friday night at 7PM and its at the Rotunda.

See you there!

More about the other bands:

Ververitse is a sometimes 10-piece brass orchestra from NYC specializing in the Gypsy music of the Balkans!

The Horrible Department is a 5-peice band from West Philly combining accordion, french horn, guitar, bass, drums, and vocal harmony to develop its punk-derived approach to its theatrical and literary interests.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dzian! Summer Tour A' Go-Go!

Thursday evening at the Green Line Cafe, 45th and Locust! 

Dzian! and Electric Simcha are going to rock the joint.

The show is a $5-10 sliding scale and starts pretty promptly at 7PM.

Don't miss!

Here's more about our friends:

Dzian! (charlottesville VA) - vintage Asian garage-surf rock

Dzian! (pronounced “ze-an”) revives the ecstasy of vintage rock sound from Asia. The band curates and masters the style of Taiwanese a-go-go, Japanese eleki, Indo-rock, Thai disco and shadow music, Malaysian pop yeh yeh, Khmer pop, Middle Eastern bellydance surf, and Ventures hits enjoyed by Taiwanese puppetry bands and audiences. No gimmicks, only geeks. The band embodies Taiwanese “super-cool” by recreating Nakasi (那卡西), down-home, “fashionable” party music in pre-WWII Taiwan. Committed to spectaculars, Dzian! flaunts feather boas, LEDs, authentic costumes, and choreographed belly and go-go dance, while unabashedly delivering tunes in ten languages and counting. From Chinese buffets and shopping malls in Virginia to Manhattan’s Union Square and Taiwan Center in Flushing, the band has left a trail of joyous red boa feathers. Put on your swell dancing shoes, your thumbs up, and say, “Dzian!”


Stay tuned for info about a short tour at the end of the summer.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ahleuchatistas, Yapp, Duckmandu and Electric Simcha!

Yo! Come see us this Thursday at the Highwire Gallery. We'll be debuting a new medley and covering a song by half of our band's other group Make A Rising!

All the info is here: http://www.museumfire.com/events

See you there!