Anti-Valentine’s Day Party 2/13 @ Milkboy! Prepare with a Playlist from The Jawn and An Honest Year

This Thursday night, Rock on Philly is bringing you some of the best local acts around for its Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Milkboy. There’s something for everyone, featuring ROP’s own 2013 artist of the year, Hopscotch Jefferson, acclaimed rapper Whitney Peyton, performers from the Radio 104.5 Winter Jam, An Honest Year, and energetic rock quartet, The Jawn. Get updated on the bands below, and check out our Anti-Valentine’s Day playlist from The Jawn and An Honest Year.

Hopscotch Jefferson’s Bob Dylan-esque sound works well with vocalist Hank Brady’s laid-back-but-gritty memoirs on love and loss. Check out their tracks here, and go back in musical history with a band that uses the origins of folk rock in its still modern sound. Soulful vocals met with bluesy instrumentations will make for a great set from one of ROP’s favorite local acts.

Philly’s own Whitney Peyton recently released On The Brink, the newest full length album from the Grammy Award-winning artist. The album is full of all-out-assaults on your ears, like the loud “Woopty Woo Woo” which has an equally rowdy music video. Pick up the record here, stream it on Spotify, or check out some other tracks on Soundcloud.

An Honest Year is a local pop punk band whose likeness to gods of the genre, Fall Out Boy, earned them a spot at Radio 104.5’s Winter Jam alongside SwitchfootNew Politics, and twenty one pilots. The show was a hit for this up-and-coming band, and ROP definitely sees these rockers going places. Check out the EP Moments on their website or on Spotify. Listen to the band’s choices for favorite breakup songs below, including one blink-182 song I had never heard of!

Let The Jawn infatuate you with their smooth persona and guitar licks in “Shine Some Light” here, and check them out playing a really jammin’ untitled song live at Caravan here. Their likeness to classic rock bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers or The Allman Brothers aligns with the funky bass lines and guitar solos that riddle their tunes. Sure to be a cool set. Check out the band’s choices for favorite breakup songs below, including one ridiculous track from Steel Panther!

Get $8 tickets to the event here, or pay $10 at the door. It starts at 8 p.m. and Milkboy is easily accessible via the SEPTA City Hall subway stop or Market East and Suburban stations.

The Jawn and An Honest Year chimed in with their favorite break-up songs below. Check ’em out!

The Jawn:

Pat Durkin, vocalist and guitarist, couldn’t choose between “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake and “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone” by Cinderella.

Ricky Haldis, guitarist: “Community Property” by Steel Panther

Mike Novak, bassist: “Damnit” by blink-182

Anthony Rodriguez, drummer: “Don’t Do It” by The Band


 An Honest Year:

Matthew McKay, vocalist: “Comfortable” by John Mayer

Stephen Morrell, guitarist: “Broken Man” by Boys Like Girls

Jon Pfingsten, guitarist: “Oh well, oh well” by Mayday Parade

Jordan Mitchell, bassist: “Time to Break Up” by blink-182

Greg Pinney, drummer: “Vindicated” by Dashboard Confessional


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