Friday, December 31st, 2021
Relix Presents

New Year's Eve Celebration with Spafford

Dogs In A Pile

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM 21+ Years
New Year's Eve Celebration with Spafford

Event Info

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia
1009 Canal Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

In accordance with the the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirement, Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Policy is as follows:  

MASKS

In accordance with local guidelines: Until further notice, masks are required to be worn at all times for attendees, regardless of vaccination status, except while actively eating or drinking. All Brooklyn Bowl staff are fully vaccinated and must wear masks while inside the venue.

VACCINES / TESTING

You, and anyone accompanying you in your party, are required to provide ONE of the following:

Proof of your vaccination record (vaccination card or picture of your card with a matching ID card), demonstrating you were fully vaccinated at least two weeks in advance of the day of show. OR proof of a negative COVID test, administered within 72 hours of the day of show, with matching ID card.

A negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test will be accepted. Please be sure to bring printed or digital proof of your negative test result, dated and time-stamped. At-home COVID-19 test results will only be accepted if there is a link to results you can print or provide from a medical platform, dated and time-stamped. 

The City of Philadelphia is offering free testing at a number of locations. For more information please visit https://www.phila.gov/covid-testing-sites/.

ACCEPTABLE VACCINATIONS INCLUDE:

By purchasing a ticket you acknowledge you will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result. There will be no refunds for purchased tickets based on non-compliance of venue COVID-19 protocols, however, if you are unable to attend a show due to a positive Covid-19 test, please reach out to phillyboxoffice@brooklynbowl.com and we will help facilitate a full refund. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the local health authorities, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to the exposure to or spreading of  COVID-19.

Help keep each other healthy.

Valid ID Required for entry.

General Admission - standing room only

Artist Info

Spafford

Spafford has solidified themselves among the most creative and hard-traveled bands on the contemporary jam scene. Pairing complex compositions with extended improvisations, the rousing energy of the Southwest-based quartet -- Brian Moss (guitar, vocals), Jordan Fairless (bass, vocals), Andrew "Red" Johnson (keys, vocals), and Nick Tkachyk (drums, vocals) -- is matched by their outstanding talent, versatility of playing styles, and extensive catalogue of original music and innovative covers. Each Spafford show is a sensory expedition of extended jams -- an interplay of lights, tones, cascading melodies, and balance that carries a ceaselessly-dancing crowd through the night.

Underscoring a meteoric rise since their start in 2010, the Huffington Post proclaimed "Spafford is the latest buzzword in the jam-band scene . . . Their sound is like everything and nothing you've heard before, making them one of the next big things happening in improvisational music today." (Huffington Post, 2017).

Spafford is remarkable for demonstrating mastery in the art of anticipation, seamless transitions, intoxicating crescendos, and sublime peaks. Their off-the-cuff extended jams create an unpredictable and unforgettable musical experience that Relix attributed to "a wide swath of influences and keen improvisational cohesion . . . all four members of Spafford have ample room to stretch their wings onstage . . . And Spafford pride themselves on being able to chameleon between mid-sized clubs, large festivals and historic venues like Red Rocks." (Relix, 2019).

Spafford's discography includes an eclectic mix of studio (e.g. Spafford [2012]; For Amusement Only [2018]; The Gaff Tapes [2019]), live (e.g. Live Vol. 1-3 [2015, 2016, 2020]; A Taste of Fall [2017]; Live at the Drive-In [2020]), and improvisational works (e.g. Abaculus [2017]; Chapel Jam [2019]; Big Field Sessions [2021]). The band is also keen on making video and audio recordings of many of their live shows available shortly after each event, to the delight of their large and growing fanbase.

Featured tour highlights in support of their studio albums include their 2014 Southwest tour, 2016 breakout tour, 2017 tour with Umphrey's McGee, 2018 For Amusement Only tour, and a 40-show winter tour across the U.S. in 2019. Spafford has graced the stages of many national festivals including at Summer Camp, Bonnaroo, Firefly, High Sierra, Levitate, Peach, and Lockn,' among many others. Additionally, Spafford has collaborated with the likes of Karl Denson (Rolling Stones, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe); Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits); Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey's McGee); and Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, and James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band) during the tenure of their illustrious career.

Dogs in a Pile

Dogs in a Pile is the culmination of a love of music born from the deepest American roots of psychedelia, jazz, fusion, funk, traditional, and rock & roll. "The Dogs" began with University of the Arts Philadelphia student and Asbury Park veteran Jimmy Law, along with his long-time friend Joe Babick, a 4-year veteran of the gifted young musician’s program at the nationally renowned Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. Lightning struck when they were introduced to Berklee School of Music student and bass player Sam Lucid, who immediately suggested fellow Berklee student and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Kaplan. Their commonality and love for improvisation by way of bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish, as well as a fervent inclination for the study of jazz, fusion and classical music has helped shape the free-flowing style that is the Dogs. Their unique synergy and joy in creating “music as an atmosphere” equates simply to, as the band would say, “spreading good music and good energy to good people."

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