CROSS-POLLINATION LXXXVI - TUES FEB 28TH - 7:30-10 PM
SETH KALLEN
PAUL HAMMER

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"!!

Paul writes songs and gives hugs.

LISTEN TO SETH KALLEN LISTEN TO PAUL HAMMER
CROSS-POLLINATION LXXXVI ::: Tuesday, FEB 28TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - SETH KALLEN | sethkallen.com/ | myspace.com/sethkallen
8:45 - PAUL HAMMER | paulhammer.com | myspace.com/paulhammer
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft SETH KALLEN & PAUL HAMMER!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero