Phantom Phunk, Radio Lola – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – January 18th, 2019

Phantom Phunk, Radio Lola

The Evening Muse presents

Phantom Phunk

Radio Lola

Fri, January 18, 2019

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

Phantom Phunk
Phantom Phunk
Since their origins in 2015, Phantom Phunk has established themselves as one of the leading creative forces in Tampa’s underground music scene. Founded out of their home studio, dubbed Harmonic Factory, the group began working on their first album, ArbolesOssific (2016). Their debut release showcased a group of explorative songwriters whose signature style was bound to no genre and embraced the unexpected. As advocates of environmentalism, the band wrote their sophomore album, Turtle Stand (2017), in an effort to bring awareness against animal cruelty. Since then, Phantom Phunk has transformed into a three-piece core, and now consists of Alexa Toro on vocals, Nick Emiliozzi on drums and Hector Fontanet on guitar. Tracks from their upcoming EP, Struggle With Me (2018), also include features from local hip-hop artist Cloud Master Price. The blend of alt-rock and hip-hop gives the group a progressive sound comparable to the Gorillaz and No Doubt.
Radio Lola
Radio Lola
Engle's experience shone through as she took the stage with her band and belted out a partially a capella version of "You Really Got a Hold On Me."
From there, the Charlotte quartet cruised into autopilot, showcasing its wares of rock-infused soul bolstered by the strength of Engle's vocals and the harnessed amplitude of Chris Hendrickson's guitar fury. The band's sound is filled out by drummer Sean Nowak and bassist Kevin Snyder.
Engle's previous band, The Between, was a rock-focused project that failed to spotlight's Engle's diverse ability — from slow-rolling soulful songs to hair-whipping rockers that get the crowd moving. With Radio Lola, Engle's power and attitude are clearly the driving force in a band that grows more and more cohesive with each performance.
Hendrickson was previously the guitarist for the Charlotte alt-rock band Red All Over. Having worked in that band with another strong frontwoman in Eliza Grey, he knows the right balance of pushing singers to the front and moving songs forward through songwriting.
Radio Lola rolled through roughly 10 songs Friday night and the appreciative crowd at the Muse would have welcomed 10 more. The band was clearly the savory part of a three-act musical sandwich on this night.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/