Folkadelphia Session: Plates Of Cake


Here we are in the dog days of summer – it’s hot, it’s muggy, and we’re all banjo-ed out. We need some cool, refreshing, regenerative ROCK & ROLL, heavy on thirst quenching GUITAR RIFFS.

Back in April, our Brooklyn compadre Jonathan Byerley (who also releases Cohen-esque songs under his own name) brought his rock outfit Plates Of Cake into the XPN Performance Studio before their set at Pi Lam‘s annual Human BBQ all-day music extravaganza.

Byerley and co. mean business; they set up and launched into their set. The resulting 7 songs are lean, tightly played jams, perfect for driving around in your imaginary (or real, you could have a real) convertible, top down of course.

Let’s indulge in a little musical vacation with Plates of Cake before we have to go back to the real world.



Folkadelphia presents 200 Years, Jonathan Byerley, and Brendan Codey this Friday at Studio 34

Fred Knittel of XPN’s Folkadelphia presents a performance by the indie-folk duo 200 Years, along with Brooklyn’s Jonathan Byerly (from Plates of Cake) and Philly’s Brendan Codey at 8pm on Friday June 22 at Studio 34 in West Philly. You can buy tickets to the concert here. 200 Years is the project of Ben Chasny from Six Organs of Admittance and Magik Markers‘ Elisa Ambrogio; stream and download “Solar System,” a track from their self-titled EP, below.