The Hip Abduction

Vana Liya

Friday, April 26, 2024
Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm
$18 to $25


  • This is a ticketed event. Everyone must have a ticket for entry.
  • Join us before the show for dinner & drinks in The Lounge, our full-service restaurant & bar on the upstairs level which opens at 6pm. View menu & make a reservation.
  • Mezzanine ticket holders are seated on the balcony overlooking the main stage, with access to a private bar, restrooms, and dining area where you can order from The Lounge menu.
  • If you require accessible seating and none is available online, please contact us at or 215-222-1400 prior to the show so we can best accommodate your needs.
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Evoking the ocean and guided by the spirit of travel, The Hip Abduction pilot a sonic expedition past genre barriers. Theband is the moniker for singer/songwriter David New who writes and produces music in between travel excursions and touring. Live shows morph into a versatile musical ensemble consisting of Matt Poynter (drums), Chris Powers (bass), Justino Walker (guitar, vocals, ngoni), and Cody Moore (keys, sax); each of whom have a mutual appreciation for African (Afrobeat/Soukous/Malian Blues), Reggae, and American (jam/electronic/indie) music. Since 2012, the band has played almost every noteworthy music festival in the country, has landed major TV/Movie syncs and Sirius XM radio spins, have 650k+ monthly listeners on Spotify, have provided direct cross country tour support for artists like Dirty Heads, Galactic, Slightly Stoopid, The Revivalists, and whoʼs highly energized live show have landed the 5-piece a sizable fanbase across the US and Canada.
nirvana goberdhan a.k.a vana liya grew up east of new york city. vana's guyanese heritage surrounded her with soca, calypso, dancehall and reggae music. her mom gave her a ukulele for christmas and a few years later she began covering songs by some of her favorite artists. artists like 311, rebelution, stick figure and soja shared her covers across social media platforms. after gaining traction, in early 2018 vana signed with pepper's law records becoming their first female and first solo artist. later that year, vana visited stick figure's great stone studios in oakland, ca where she recorded "go for it" with johnny cosmic of stick figure. cosmic signed on to produce her debut album, which released september 3rd, 2021. she says “working with cosmic has helped me find my sound - thereʼs a new feel behind this album.” now based out of oceanside, ca, vana and her backing band have shared the stage with bands like slightly stoopid, pepper, the expendables & soja.