South Street Seaport Music Festival
South St New York, NY 10038
Bear in Heaven’s self-described psychedelic, minimalist, pop represents endless hours of stream-of-consciousness, conceived and recorded by Jon Philpot, Adam Wills, Sadek Bazaraa, and Joe Stickney. All Southern transplants, the band now makes its home in Brooklyn and produces music described as “a powerful, functional mix of This Heat, 70s soft rock, early Genesis, and oddly, later Pink Floyd.” Bear in Heaven’s first release, Tunes Nextdoor to Songs (Eastern Development, 2003), was simply an EP of solo recordings by Philbot, recorded in Atlanta before he moved to Brooklyn and hooked up with Wills (guitar), Bazaraa (keyboard/guitar), and Stickney (drums).
Opening is Zola Jesus.