Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Young Nocturnals Tour
Thursday | October 10, 2024
in The Warehouse
Details
What You Need to Know
Onsale Schedule
Artist Presale  Wed 6/12 | 10AM
Member Presale  Thu 6/13 | 12PM
Public Onsale  Fri 6/14 | 10AM
Pricing
General Admission

Standard $36
$28 + $8 Convenience Fee
Member $33
$25 + $8 Convenience Fee
Fees apply to phone & internet purchases
Show Schedule
7PM  Doors
8PM  Muscle Tough
9PM  Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Times subject to change
Description
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Andy Frasco & The U.N. have long been the high-flying DIY renegades of the touring scene known and loved for their kaleidoscopic musical fusion and one-of-a-kind onstage audacity. Now celebrating their longevity, the band is shaking things up with L’Optimist (Fun Machine Records/Soundly), as its title suggests, Frasco’s most hopeful and enthusiastic collection thus far. A testament to Frasco’s wide-ranging influences and boundless energy, his band’s sixth released studio album sees the magnetic frontman continuing to chart his path of self-exploration and personal discovery through increasingly introspective lyricism and musical adventure. Songs like “Everything Bagel (Feat. Artikal Sound System)” and the deeply moving “Iowa Moon” touch on matters of the heart and mental health, emotional struggle and the sheer vulnerability of the human experience, all relayed through a wildly eclectic approach navigating funk, jazz, surf rock, blues, swing, gospel, reggae, exotica, and more with horn-blasted positivity and soulful power.

 

“I fight depression every single day,” Frasco says, “and the only way to fight depression is through optimism. I try to write optimistic songs because optimism keeps me going. As humans, I don't think we're all that much different. Everyone needs a little optimism to keep going.”

Muscle Tough, Philadelphia’s premier Futuristic Funk Fusion trio, specializes in a heavily improvised blend of modal jazz, funk, and rocking psychedelia. Their creative use of sound design and group-minded improvisation blurs the line between their originals and the quirky pop classics they stretch out on.

In 2023 they released a variety of singles focused on collaborating with jazz luminaries. 2024 promises a new full-length offering with the band in the studio capturing the sprawling energy and genre-defiance of their live shows.

With a revolving door of guests including members of Phish, MMW, Dopapod, Lotus, Snarky Puppy, and DJ Logic, along with a reputation for their sprawling late-night sets, Muscle Tough invites audiences around the world to GET TOUGH!