Army of Me + Pepper’s Ghost + Ross Copperman at Jammin’ Java

Wednesday November 23 $10 7:30PM rock

PEPPER’S GHOST is a blue-collar Philadelphia band that has crafted a sound belying its geographic origin: harmony-rich and literally vibrating with manic energy, the five-piece struts the bleeding edge between polished showmanship and beer-fueled rock ‘n’ roll mayhem. For frontmen Anthony and Michael Montesano, multi-instrumentalist Rob Bennett, bassist/vocalist David Hartley and a drummer known only as Zil, their collars may be blue but their songs are multi-colored.

Pepper’s Ghost is set to release their Hybrid Recordings debut Shake the Hand that Shook the World in the Spring of 2005. The album is the culmination of five years as a band, and for brothers Michael and Anthony, a lifetime as musical partners. Raised on a strict diet of the greats, the brothers Montesano effortlessly write songs from an era when rock always came with roll and music was fun.