Sat 6/30 - Doors: 8:30 p.m.. Show: 9:00 p.m. 21+ $12
Sound of Urchin ("SOU", "Urchin", "The Sound of MF Urchin") is a diverse "outsider arena-rock" band from Brooklyn NY and New Hope PA. SOU is known for their eclectic songs and unique line-up of a drummer who sings, two lead guitarists, and a bassist, and for their energetic, spontaneous live shows and heavy touring schedules. SPIN writes “This quartet scours the mainstream and the underground to scoop up heaping helpings of diverse musical styles, and they've smashed together a vibrant rock sound that shrieks with electric energy”.
Sound of Urchin has released an album and two E.P.’s on major label RCA Records; an album on Hybrid Recordings, the independent label run by former A&M Records label head Al Cafaro and legendary concert promoter John Scher; and their debut E.P. on lead-singer/drummer Tomato’s own independent Steven Records.
SOU is best known for the 2005 song “There Are People In The Clouds”, which they performed on the CBS Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as the breakthrough video for the song “Scary Skull Eyes”, which was aired on MTV2’s 120 Minutes .
Urchin's diverse style has also allowed SOU to be the Zelig-esque chameleons of rock, giving them entrance into diverse rock worlds, through touring with bands like Tenacious D, Ween, Dio/Deep Purple/The Scorpions, Cracker, Mike Watt, Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone, The North Mississippi Allstars, The Urge, SR-71, Trik Turner, Bargain Music, The Ziggens, as well as sharing stages with Public Enemy, Twisted Sister, Slash's Snakepit, Dick Dale, The Butthole Surfers, Everclear, Project Object, Vernon Reid, Lit, 2 Skinnee J's, Cobra Verde, and Local H.
Urchin is also known for its affiliation with the band Ween; Dean Ween has been a mentor to the band and produced their first major label release “The Orange E.P.”, Tomato (musician) and B-ILL play in Dean Ween and Guy Heller’s Moistboyz (featured on the "Live Jihad" DVD release) and have played with Ween and Dean Ween's Tenderloin, B-ILL played guitar on Ween’s “The Mollusk” album, and Tomato (musician) plays drums for Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz' Crescent Moon. SOU is also known for their affiliation with Tenacious D; Urchin was the opening act on their 2001 tour, and Tomato (musician) played drums with them for their 2002 Comedy Central Crank Yankers recording of “Friendship”.