Songs with style. Enjoy a musical brew of rock ‘n’ roll, parlor pop, lounge punk, and backcountry noir with visual landscapes projected about the space. In this concert of storytelling songs of good and bad, whiskey and The Dollar General, Casual Fantastic navigates life’s darkness with sly humor—and life’s joys with an eye on the exit.
Casual Fantastic features songwriter Josh McIlvain on guitar and vocals with Nikitas Menotiades on stand up drums—the bass drum an old suitcase—and vocals. Formed in 2019 as something of a 2-person indie rock busking band, the duo draws on their history as performers to add theatricality and humor to their bare-bones brand of music making. Casual Fantastic: Good Things marks their foray into a fully realized, interdisciplinary storytelling concert performance.
Casual Fantastic: Good Things is part of the Cannonball Festival, a satellite festival, concurrent with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, all about building community and creating a hub of energy to make this Fringe season a splash! With over 130 events spanning theater, dance, circus, music, and film, including indoor and outdoor shows, nightly cabarets, events, workshops and more, there’s something for swashbucklers of all ages and inclinations.
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 – 10:00pm
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 – 11:00pm
Health and Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this and all Cannonball Festival events. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.
Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.
Appropriate for Ages 13+.
Presented by Mellow Farmer Records in partnership with Automatic Arts.
Photo by Jasper Hawk
Art by Luisa Colon
This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, an independent satellite festival produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Maas Building featuring over 150 events including performances of 27 original shows, nightly cabarets, and more. Learn more at cannonballfestival.org.
About the Artists
Singing about love, whiskey, and the Dollar General, Philly’s Casual Fantastic mixes up a musical brew of original rock n roll, parlor pop, lounge punk, and backcountry noir. Casual and Fantastic, Casual Fantastic features songwriter Josh McIlvain on guitar and vocals with Nikitas Menotiades on stand up drums (with an old suitcase for a bass drum) and backing vocals. Formed in 2019, the duo draws on their long history as performers to add theatricality and humor to their bare-bones brand of music making.