Emergency Group / Psychic Temple
Sunday, July 14
8:00 PM
  • Performance

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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This is a standing show.

Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over


Emergency Group

  • Jonathan Byerley — guitar
  • Robert Boston — keyboard
  • Dave Mandl — bass
  • Andreas Brade — drums

Psychic Temple

  • Chris Schlarb — guitar
  • Mike Baggetta — guitar
  • Alicia Walter — keyboards
  • & others TBA

Ars Nova Workshop presents a mind-expanding double bill with the psych-improv sounds of Emergency Group and Psychic Temple, at Solar Myth on Sunday, July 14, 2024.

Emergency Group blazes a trail through electric jazz a la Bitches Brew-era Miles, psych and prog rock at their keenest, and blistering free improvisation. The Brooklyn-based trio brings together bassist and WFMU DJ Dave Mandl with guitarist Jonathan Byerley and keyboardist Robert Boston for music that can balance the meditative and the cosmic, heavy in every varied sense of the word. Inspired by the rhythmic pulse of microhouse and the melodic vocabulary of jazz and folk music, Psychic Temple is a deeply considered meditation on beauty. Founded by Long Beach musician, composer and studio wizard Chris Schlarb, the band has been referred to as a cult, and the word applies in varying shades of meaning. The quintet incarnation for this performance will include guitarist Mike Baggetta and keyboardist Alicia Walter.