Barney Cortez (Record Release)

Ages 21 and up
Thursday, January 26
Doors: 8pm
$12

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

8:00 PM – DOORS
8:30 PM – SHOW

BARNEY CORTEZ (RECORD RELEASE)
with special guests: 
NIK GREELEY & THE OPERATORS and YELLOWSHOOTS

BARNEY CORTEZ  (10:30 PM)

Barney Cortez continues his prolific output with the new LP, “Hullabaloo” on now La Reserve Records. After five EPs since 2018, this is his first full-length album, and the wait was worth it. Cortez is a bit of a shapeshifter when it comes to songwriting, and Hullabaloo finds him drifting in and out of various eras while still retaining the melodic, hook-driven sound his fans have come to expect. From the frantic title track to the lush and thoughtful psych rock of “Into The Void,” you can hear traces of 60s folk, early Bowie, grunge and even unabashed pop (“Protein”). His music has been featured on playlists such as Spotify’s “Alternarock”, “Fresh Folk”, Apple’s “New In Indie”, “Peak Indie” and “Breaking Rock”. 

Hullabaloo” was produced by Cortez and Shane Woods (Mo Lowda) at Headroom Studios (Alex G, Hop Along, Dr. Dog) during the winter of 2021 and features ATO recording artist Rayland Baxter (“Shit River”).

NIK GREELEY & THE OPERATORS  (9:30 PM)

Nik Greeley is known for being one of the best frontmen and performers in Philadelphia, and his band The Operators has been described as “the new-school Philadelphia soul-sound.” The Operators feature many of Philly’s best musicians, including members of Out of the Beardspace, Muscle Tough and Gnarbot. Greeley has performed alongside notable musical acts such as Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Robert Randolph, Shuggie Otis, Gene Ween, Bernie Worrell, and many more. 

YELLOW SHOOTS  (8:30 PM)

Philadelphia-bred multi-instrumentalist and producer, Yellow Shoots (Gregory Matthews) is a musical polymath and alt-soul force informed by life and the chromatic sensory experience of synesthesia. Specializing in a hybridized sound that melds r&b, rock, psychedelia and alternative soul, Yellow Shoots brings an invigorating presence to the stage that has been described as “uniquely dark and groovy.” Leading with immense swagger as one of Brooklyn’s most eclectic producer/songwriters, he lends the electricity coursing through his veins to a catalog of ambitious recordings guided by the beat of the heart on his sleeve.

NIK GREELEY & THE OPERATORS  (8:30 PM)

Nik Greeley is known for being one of the best frontmen and performers in Philadelphia, and his band The Operators has been described as “the new-school Philadelphia soul-sound.” The Operators feature many of Philly’s best musicians, including members of Out of the Beardspace, Muscle Tough and Gnarbot. Greeley has performed alongside notable musical acts such as Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Robert Randolph, Shuggie Otis, Gene Ween, Bernie Worrell, and many more.