American Babies at the 1Up Colfax 3/4/14
In 2007, Philly-based Brothers Past frontman Tom Hamilton went back to his roots and started American Babies, a band that focuses on songcraft and takes influences from everyone from Lou Reed to the Grateful Dead. The Babies' live shows are high-energy, with surprise covers that have included the entire second half of Abbey Road
, and you'll often see the musicians rotating to different instruments, sometimes even bringing talented friends on the stage with them for a spell. There is no entrance fee, so definitely go down and check out the 1Up when American Babies are playing: It's clean, spacious, good sound and it's fast becoming a local favorite.