— information provided by Dallyn Pavey
On Sunday, June 5th, the Ardmore Music Hall (23 East Lancaster Avenue; 610-649-8389) will host the 2nd Annual Dan’s Voice Loud and Clear Music Festival with Beru Revue, and special guests Ben Arnold, The Fractals and Two Brothers. 100% of all ticket sales will benefit Dan’s Voice, a memorial fund at Fox Chase Cancer Center for the treatment and research of head and neck cancer. Tickets are $24 in advance and $30 day of show. Doors open at 4:00pm, showtime is 5:30pm. Tickets are available at ardmoremusichall.com. Photos and interviews are available upon request.
Dan’s Voice was founded in loving memory of Dan Rich, who lost his voice and ultimately his life to laryngeal/esophageal cancer. The vision of Dan’s Voice is to fund ground-breaking research, purchase advanced diagnostic tools, and enhance patient care and comfort, all with the goal of reducing the burden on patients afflicted with head and neck cancer. For more information, please visit dansvoice.org
5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Two Brothers are the dynamic duo of two brothers, Sunshine Rob & JEllis. Together, they bring the sounds of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Hip-Hop to form a sound unlike any other.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Guess what happens when a quartet of three martini lunches staggers toward a ragged copy of “Respect For Acting,” stumbling over bell-bottoms into plasticine porters, hissing like 8-Tracks, knocking over emo kids with Flying Vees? The Fractals. That’s what happens, and they have been happening for ten years. Tearing it up mercilessly in a cyclonic maelstrom of Steely-cum-Stevie-cum-Angus, with outer rings of Zeppelin and Trane, the whirling dervish that is The Fractals is not to be ignored.
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ben Arnold lyrics remind you of John Hiatt and he’s been told he sings a bit like Randy Newman, but writes hooks like Springsteen used to do in the ’80s. His songs explore strong emotions while his music draws on rock, folk, R&B and all genres in between. Ben is also a member of US Rails, which tours regularly in Europe and has released 5 of their own records to date.
Back in the day, Beru Revue rode rough shod over the Tristate area with Bohemian tales of religion, booze, death and Dickensian social consciousness. After ten years of “reunion” shows, Beru is thrilled to embrace their theatrical evolution. For them, the future is a return to their roots. Think Alice Cooper meets Gilbert & Sullivan on steroids, with a good dose of silly fun. Beru Revue features the soaring guitar attack of the amazing Greg Davis and Mark Julian Teague. Original Dave’s bassist Jerry Getz and drummer Tommy Pinto hold the back court. New special additions of EJ Simpson on keys and Nita Slater on vocals give Beru extra muscle and finesse. “What a joy it is to perform old and new songs in true Beruvian form,” adds band leader Bob Beru. “Shall we? Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!”