String Machine and Orson Wilds

Pine Grove Hall, 101 E Pine Grove Rd., Pine Grove Mills, PA

The music of STRING MACHINE is rapturous and inviting. You’ll find an undeniable magic within each note, a palpable energy owed in part to its creative process. "Hallelujah Hell Yeah" is an album of joy, vulnerability, and forgiveness. Through this inventive indie rock, seven friends manage to transport you to the bedrooms, basements, and home studios in which this was all created, conceptualized, and recorded.

The former solo project of vocalist and guitarist David Beck, String Machine was created when Beck enlisted a number of friends to help create his musical vision. The group, now seven members — Beck (he/him), Laurel Wain (she/her), Nic Temple (he/him), Katie Morrow (she/her), Ian Compton (he/him), Dylan Kersten (he/him), and Mike Law (he/him) — collaborated on two previous records — Youth Fossil and Death of the Neon.

Since the release of Death of the Neon, String Machine has garnered praise from publications including Pitchfork and GoldFlakePaint. They’ve played with acts including Ratboys, Wild Pink, Slaughter Beach Dog, Another Michael, and Mandancing.

ORSON WILDS is an indie rock band from Toronto, Ontario formed in 2019. The bands sound combines elements of punk, folk and rock to create something that is both intimate and expansive. Their debut EP “WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WON’T LET GO?”, released in late 2021 combines a mixture of both hope and grief, chronicling the bands experience with loss as well as trying to remain hopeful. A trademark of the bands sound; upon first listening the songs are uplifting but upon closer listening, a deep melancholy runs through them. 
 As a live act Orson Wilds can range from six to nine members including trumpet, saxophone and violin. The two lead singers Eric and Brianna both offer a contrasting sound with Eric’s passionate and raw vocal and Brianna’s smoother softer tones, to create something instantly recognizable as their own. The song’s often break into gang vocal sing-along choruses that are rounded out by bass player Max Kennedy and percussionist Mark Johnston.

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