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Chestnut Grove

Stella Ruze, Brick Nova

Fri, Feb 3
Music Hall at World Cafe Live
Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm
$15 – $25
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Join us before the show for dinner & drinks in The Lounge, our full-service restaurant & bar which opens at 6pm. See the menu & make reservations here. Mezzanine ticket holders will be able to order from The Lounge menu right from their seat.

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Covid Policy: Unless otherwise stated, World Cafe Live will follow the City of Philadelphia’s current Covid-19 guidelines.

Performers:

Chestnut Grove

Chestnut Grove

Rock ‘n’ roll band Chestnut Grove formed in 2011 when members Dee, James Daniels, John Tyler, Gary Geers & Zach Winkler were just graduating high school. After four years of playing local bars, coffee shops, theaters, and festivals, the band debuted their first self-produced full-length album “Perkiomenville” in front of a sold-out crowd at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2016, the band recorded the EP “Let it Down” with critically acclaimed producer Bill Moriarty, who has worked with notable artists like Modest Mouse and Philly’s own Dr. Dog. This EP featured a collection of songs including “Whiskey Hand” and “Let it Down,” two of the band’s first hits.

The band released the EP “Black Champagne” with Mad Dragon Records in 2018, signed a deal with Nimbleslick Entertainment, and began touring the East Coast and Midwest. Chestnut Grove has headlined venues including the Trocadero, World Cafe Live, and Ardmore Music Hall, while continuing to gain popularity in their home city of Philadelphia and beyond.

In 2019, Chestnut Grove began recording their first full-length studio album when home from touring. In 2020, they released the single “Golden Age,” which received praise from American Songwriter Magazine. The band’s ambitions for 2020 had also included completing and releasing the new album and embarking on a US tour–goals ultimately derailed by the global pandemic.

Undeterred, Chestnut Grove went back to the studio with producer Derek Chafin (AKA “Chestnut Grove’s sixth man”) and finished “The Album” featuring singles “Golden Age,” “Ain’t Got Nobody,” “Newspaper Hats,” and fan favorite “I Know Somebody.” This album was released in 2021 at Ardmore Music Hall and virtually streamed via Nugs.net, followed by appearances on Radio 104.5 and 88.5 XPN.

Chestnut Grove is back to touring in 2022 with appearances at XPoNential Music Festival, Mile of Music, and more. Stay tuned to hear some of their most ambitious music yet, planned for release in fall 2022.

Stella Ruze

Stella Ruze

Stella Ruze is an award-winning folk rock band from Philadelphia, PA. They blend four-part vocal harmonies with infectious rhythms and horn arrangements to create a new, genre-bending sound. The band has performed at WXPN’s XPoNential Festival, Philly Music Fest, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. They have been featured on WXPN and Radio 104.5, and won the Folk category of the 2019 PHL LIVE Center Stage Awards. They closed out their 2021 season opening for Yonder Mountain String Band and released “Pinch of Salt” as a single in 2022. Now, with an EP, LP, and full-length album out, Stella Ruze is producing new material for 2023.

Brick Nova

Brick Nova

“A notable indie band from the Philadelphia area, Brick Nova is a well-crafted amalgam of alternative rock, power-pop, and grunge with a penchant for excellent songwriting, dynamic live performance, and great stage presence. The group’s musical timbres range from the heavy and hard-hitting to the eloquent and soft-spoken, complemented perfectly by the group’s impeccable chemistry. The band has released three LPs, On The Move, Play Dead, and the self-titled Brick Nova, in addition to the Overgrown EP, the Head In The Clouds EP, and two standalone singles, Meant To Be and Pretend.”