by Brittney Corridean
Here’s a little something for you to chew on for upcoming events in February; Rock On Philly will be hosting it’s very first Bubblegum’s Eve event at MilkBoy in honor of National Bubblegum Day. Although, the show takes place on the eve of the celebrated day, the event promises to be sweet and pretty poppin’! The celebration will feature local artists of different genres as well as giveaways from vendors such as Velodyne Acoustics and Glee Gum.
Founder of the music blog, Jennifer Logue, will be hosting the event and backed by The Human Drum Machine. Logue created the blog to spread the word of the eclectic and diverse talent in the Philadelphia music scene, as well as bands from all over the globe that come here to perform. Other musicians putting contributing to the show are On The Cooling Board, Victoria Watts and Nicky P.
On the Cooling Board features musician Ryan Browning, originally from Roanoke, Virginia. Browning grew up listening to and being inspired by an array of music such as punk, folk, grunge and outlaw. The band’s sound blends the dirt and heart of pre-war blues with the raw electric energy of early indie rock. Their first full length album is near completion.
Watts is originally from California, but has rooted herself in our little hometown. Music came rather innately to her and started pursuing it at a very young age. “Music is something that I breathe. Nothing can ever change that…All we need is to keep creating, keep loving, and keep persevering,” Watts says.
Nicky P is a Philly based singer/songwriter who came out with his first EP, Good Thoughts, this past December. He’s opened for bands such as Dispatch and Pete Francis.
Along with all the music and fun, the night of the event will also feature a specialty cocktail to match all the tastefulness going on (for now, it is TBA and remains a mystery). Other specialty drinks will be included- and of course, there will be gum.
Pre-sale tickets are available for $8 a pop, while it will increase to $10 at the door. They can be purchased online here.