RETRO CITY STUDIOS RESIDENCY: Celebrating 10 Years of Retro City Studios
World Cafe Live — Upstairs
DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM
$10 ADV — $12 DOS + FEES
The Tough Shits
The Tough Shits are a «bunch of bros who hang out drinking tons of beers and making exceptionally catchy retro pop.» — Miles Raymer
The 1910 Chainsaw Company
Vintage style psychedelic pop music.
Hailing from Trenton, NJ, Honah Lee was formed in 2008 by a group of hardworking musicians native to the area. The four boys of Honah Lee – singer/guitarist Tim, bassist Jim, lead guitarist Dim, and drummer Tony G — specialize in catchy, melodic, hard-hitting rock and roll with the energy, abandon, and attitude of punk rock. Honah Lee’s live performances are an intoxicating (in more ways than one) celebration of music and mayhem and they have been hitting the underground touring circuit hard for the past few years, sharing their gospel of hard-earned musical jubilation on stages big and small.
The 2011 album Life Won't Let Me (GTG Records) brought Honah Lee national attention with The Punk Site declaring the album to be «crisp, snotty, punk that isn’t afraid to dabble in big choruses or full bodied guitar solos» while Jersey Beat spotlighted the «depth in their writing and performing, spinning off heartfelt rave-ups as well as trenchant social satire» and the Huffington Post rightly noted them as a band to «expect to hear a lot of buzz about.» Honah Lee returns in 2015 with their third full-length album 33 On 45 (GTG Records), as well as an accompanying DVD entitled Music To Look At.
33 On 45 (a reference to the band's tendency to perform songs live at breakneck speed) was recorded with Joe Boldizar at Retro City Studios in Philadelphia, PA throughout 2013 and 2014 between Honah Lee's many tours and it features both their heaviest and catchiest music to date. Influenced by the sugary distorted frenzy of the early work of Foo Fighters and Weezer, Honah Lee marry their punk rock energy to strong songwriting on 33 On 45 to create what feels like a warp-speed greatest hits album that packs in more hooks than its just-under-a-half-hour running time would suggest.
Lito and the Shepherds
We like to play rock n roll, and we hope you enjoy it.