CROSS-POLLINATION CXIX - TUES NOV 14TH - 7:30-10 PM
HART COSTA
SETH KALLEN

When the feeling comes, one must listen. Hart left his native Florida a few months ago at the ripe age of 17 to pursue music in New York City. Making the rounds at open mics and all the smaller venues around town he has quickly become an artists' favorite.

His songs blend a mid 80's melodic feel with lyrics and concepts perhaps more familiar from your 90's pop collection. Think U2 and Peter Gabriel, with tinges of Live and the Stone Temple Pilots for good measure.

Singer-songwriter Seth Kallen is no newbie to the Philadelphia music scene. At the age of 17 he released his debut album, "It Occurred to Me, and shortly after began selling out shows at venues around the area (including at such renown spots World Café Live, The Point, and more) Quickly local radio station WXPN caught on to the buzz, and after a performance following Philadelphia local Amos Lees record release party, was contacted by the station to have his song Losing Control featured on the air. This garnered a buzz surrounding his music, which enabled Kallen to share the stage with such acts as Duncan Sheik, Blue Merle, Citizen Cope, My Morning Jacket, Amos Lee, Anna Nalick, Nicole Atkins, and a whole plethora of Philadelphia locals.

During this time, Kallen put together his backing band, The Reaction, featuring Adam Samuels (guitar), Dave Kasper (bass), Bill Delia (drums), and Mark Gallagher (saxophone, harmonica). But with Kallens move to NYC in 2005 (at the age of 19) to study at NYUs Clive Davis Dept. of Recorded Music, he began to see The Reaction as much more than just a backup band, but truly an exciting collection of talent, energy, and collaboration. The group entered the studio with producer Tim Sonnefeld, and has come out with the new album "Exhibit A", which explores a much more matured, refined, and adventurous sound. The band has gained comparisons to such artists as Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Wilco, Gin Blossoms, The Wallflowers, and Matthew Sweet.

Seth Kallen & The Reaction make edgy pop-rock with a touch of American roots music and experimental Britpop. Look for them on tour in support of the new album, "Exhibit A"!!

LISTEN TO HART COSTA LISTEN TO SETH KALLEN
CROSS-POLLINATION CXIX ::: Tuesday, NOV 14TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - HART COSTA | myspace.com/hartcosta
8:45 - SETH KALLEN | sethkallen.com/ | myspace.com/sethkallen
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft HART COSTA & SETH KALLEN!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero