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Balún / Mons Vi / Grandchildren (duo) @ PhilaMOCA

  • PhilaMOCA 531 North 12th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States (map)

SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY AUGUST 23rd - AfroTaino Productions & present Balún + Mons Vi + Grandchildren (duo) - live in concert. The Puerto Rico/Brooklyn-based classically-trained indie act brings their ‘dreambow’ (shoegazer dream pop meets reggaeton/dembow) sound back to #Philly! #afrotainosummer2018

Balún self-identify as transnational. The quartet that broke out of the San Juan indie scene a decade ago has since undergone a formational odyssey through the industry, academia, and the stateside Puerto Rican experience. Balún's long awaited sophomore album Prisma Tropical focuses an incredibly wide field of genres and influences into a revelatory sound that evokes both of the band's homes and the distance between them.

Based in Brooklyn by way of Miami, Mons Vi combines an electronic-influenced, lo-fi aesthetic with incisive lyrics – thriving in emotionally-charged territory rarely ventured to in the world of indie pop. In late 2015, Matthew Hershoff recorded “Stay,” in his Brooklyn bedroom after hearing it in a dream. He then asked Adrianne Gonzalez, his friend and fellow Miami-transplant, to sing on the track with him, and Mons Vi was born. Joined by Michael Cohen on drums and Alex Faron on bass, Mons Vi is a group of childhood friends making music for the digital age.

Grandchildren(duo) is a band from Philadelphia whose multi-instrumentalist members trade performance roles often. Aleks Martray, Russell Brodie, Roman Salcic, John Vogel, Tristan Palazzolo, Adam Katz.

Tickets available now at!

Doors 8:00 / Show 8:30 / $12 adv / $14 day-of


Earlier Event: August 8
Later Event: August 28
The Chamanas with Lady HD @ PhilaMOCA