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This Way to the Egress w/ Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings

If Tom Waits and Patti Smith made a musical lovechild it might sound a little like This Way to the EGRESS. Whether you know them as the “dance band to ring in the end of the world with” or by their “raise your spirit, raise a glass and drop a beat” attitude, EGRESS will leave their mark on you as the six-person troupe cascades onto the stage in an explosion of sound and sight. EGRESS is equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world-beat and three ring circus all the while playing an amalgamation of worldly genres catapulting their audience through time and space with unexpected shifts of styles, tempos and time signatures.

Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings open the show at 8:30 with their rich and earthy orchestrations of Dark Americana that'll have you tapping your foot, singing along.

$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

All ticket sales are final. No refunds.


Formed in 2008, This Way to the EGRESS is a 6-piece accordion led ensemble hailing from Bethlehem, PA. If Tom Waits and Patti Smith made a musical lovechild it might sound a little like EGRESS. Whether you know them as the “dance band to ring in the end of the world with” or by their “raise your spirit, raise a glass and drop a beat” attitude, EGRESS will leave their mark on you as the six-person troupe cascades onto the stage in an explosion of sound and sight. EGRESS is equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world-beat and three ring circus all the while playing an amalgamation of worldly genres catapulting their audience through time and space with unexpected shifts of styles, tempos and time signatures.

EGRESS is Taylor Galassi (lead vocals, accordion, piano); Sarah Shown (vocals, piano, violin); John Wentz(tuba, backup vocals); Joe Lynch (trombone, backup vocals); Jaclyn Kidd (guitar, banjo) and Nick Pecca (drums and percussion). Hailing from a wide variety of musical backgrounds with a diverse array of influences, EGRESS crafts intricately arranged audible cocktails which will be sure to make you move. Their rambunctious stage show generates enough energy to light up a small city while their genre-bending miscellany leaves the audience wondering what will happen next. Beware: EGRESS’ infectious energy is contagious. After EGRESS you might never be the same, but you will be coming back for more.

ABOUT THE MEMBERS

Tyrant Taylor — frontman, accordion-reveling extraordinaire, designated driver
Saddle Sarah — piano plunker, fiddler, leading lady and songstress, head chef
Toobie Doo — tuba, vocals, power tools, safety coordinator
Jaclyn “The” Kidd — electric guitar, 6 string banjo, day dreamer
Joe Bone — trombone, backup vocals, PBR
Nick imPECCAble — drums and percussion, master dancer

This Way to the Egress Official Site
This Way to the Egress on Facebook


The music of Eli August is akin to the waters of a great river. It’s always moving and pushing forward, whether through percussive guitar and banjo, or the urgency of delicately crafted lyrics; the music never looks back.

The Dark Americana music is, at its roots, devoted to romantics and those who reflect upon their days with a certain longing for the past. Eli is often backed by an ever changing East Coast collective called The Abandoned Buildings, who bring rich and earthy orchestrations to the settings imagined in August’s songwriting, from the deep undulations of the ocean, to the quiet mystery of the forest and the openness of the dry and dusty road.

Whether solo, or along with the Abandoned Buildings, Eli will have you tapping your foot, singing along and reminiscing of your own long ago journeys.

Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings Official Site
Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings on Facebook


Earlier Event: February 22
Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet
Later Event: February 24
The Wooks w/ Little Country Giants