CROSS-POLLINATION CXXXVIII - TUES APR 17TH - 7:30-10 PM
DAN TORRES
SETH KALLEN

"Multi-instrumentalist Dan Torres...great songwriter and a fine singer."-Pete Harris. (Harris Rado and Indie Sounds NY) Click HERE to read the interview. Issue 19, January 2007.)

"If you like your rock to be compelling, passionate & meaningful, with both substance & style, then you'll love listening to the songs of Dan Torres."-Bob Leone (National Projects Director of the Songwriters Hall of Fame)

"a razorsharp songwriter"-Jim Kaminski (Tower Records)

"powerful and moving"-Jeff Schram (Alloy Radio)

"intelligent lyrics, passionate performance, and consummate skill" Jessi Robertson (Local Correspondents)

"Powerful voice...a new prophet for the hopeful who own a tear-stained copy of 'Grace'"-Ben Krieger (Jezebel Music)

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"!!

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CROSS-POLLINATION CXXXVIII ::: Tuesday, APR 17TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - DAN TORRES | dantorresmusic.net | myspace.com/dantorres
8:45 - SETH KALLEN | sethkallen.com/ | myspace.com/sethkallen
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft DAN TORRES & SETH KALLEN!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero