The People Residency at Bourbon & Branch night 3

The People Residency at Bourbon & Branch night 3

Namarah, iNFiNiEN

Fri 1/18

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

The People
After many years and different groups spanning from St. Simons Island all the way to Colorado, the members of The People have united to form a band with a new unique sound. The band is exploring new ideas together through songs rooted in the blues and infused with their own unique blend of southern soul, American jam music and authentic rock 'n' roll.
Philadelphia-born iNFiNiEN combines eclectic musical personalities into a visionary, unified force. With rock, jazz, soul, world, and classical influences, the quartet plays intricately composed songs with a focus on improvisation. After playing together for four years, iNFiNiEN has discovered its own voice both live and in the studio. Their diverse influences are portrayed, but the sound produced is unique. iNFiNiEN has been compared to Bjork, Radiohead, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and John Zorn's Masada. Far from the typical rock band, they explore new territories of sound by using exotic scales, chords, and rhythms. The drums project driving tribal beats, mixing elements of hardcore, funk, and jazz. The bass moves through a complex and constantly changing web of deep grooves. The guitar and keyboard create a wash of texture and colorful melodies. The fluid female vocals add a strong emotional element through soulful poetry and deliberate dynamics. iNFiNiEN stirs listeners through a moving musical adventure.

"Calling it "fusion" isn't even entirely correct, since that smacks of cocktail parties and easy-listening boredom. This is the sublimation of styles, a group of highly trained players sacrificing their training for the sake of something more exciting." -Philadelphia City Paper. "iNFiNiEN's set is dynamic and energizing, with Loftus rolling her head and emoting like a languid seductress. The music is moody, jazzy, lounge-y and dramatic, with dissonant chords resolving into melody and tinkering Middle Eastern sounds. For most of their set, they're joined by New Orleans saxophonist Kyle Cripps, whose jazzy playing adds another layer to their sonic creations. Their last track, "Perpetual Twilight," is 10 minutes long, and devolves into a raucous, thrashing collage of sound. It's the perfect end to a long evening, and I leave feeling like the possibilities for music are truly infinite."
Venue Information:
Bourbon and Branch
705 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123

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