Casual Fantastic Philly Fringe Cannonball Festival Concerts

Casual Fantastic debuts Casual Fantastic: Good Things at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, a song-cycle concert about a journey from our disturbing reality to a more beatific world. Casual Fantastic: Good Things includes with film projections and opens September 15 at the MAAS Building as part of the Cannonball Festival, a satellite festival within the Fringe.

Wednesday Sept 15 at 10pm

Wednesday Sept 22 at 10pm

Saturday Sept 25 at 11pm

Location: Maas Building Studio 1320 North 5th Street,, Philadelphia, PA (NOTE: Entrance now on 5th Street side of building)

Tickets: $12 at door or online: https://fringearts.com/event/casual-fantastic-good-things/

Limited capacity, audiences must be vaccinated and wear masks. Please bring photo of vaccine card.

Enjoy a musical brew of rock n roll, parlor pop, lounge punk, and backcountry noir with visual landscapes. 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.

GIGS COMING UP!

photo by Jasper Hawk

Wed Sept 15 at 10pm—Philly Fringe / Cannonball Festival, Maas Building Studio, 1325 N Randolph St Philadelphia, PA 19122 Tickets (indoors, masks & vaccines required)

Saturday September 18 at 4pm, MAAG ROCKS, Germantown Avenue between Mt Pleasant and Sedgwick, Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA (Outdoors, free)

Sunday September 19 at 4pm—Jenkintown Festival of the Arts, Jenkintown, PA (Outdoors, free)

Wed Sept 22 at 10pm—Philly Fringe / Cannonball Festival, Maas Building Studio, 1325 N Randolph St Philadelphia, PA 19122 Tickets (indoors, masks & vaccines required)

Sat Sept 25 at 10pm. Philly Fringe / Cannonball Festival,Maas Building Studio, 1325 N Randolph St Philadelphia, PA 19122 Tickets (indoors, masks & vaccines required)

Live in Concert June 12, 2021!

Casual Fantastic is appearing in their first concert since March of 2020! Come out Saturday afternoon, June 12, for a free show, playing from 230pm to 5pm!

Live on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill Philadelphia, part of the Second Saturdays, which showcases artists, galleries, and food.

Find Casual Fantastic in front of El Poquito Restaurant,  8201 Germantown Ave.

Goodbye, Goodbye Music Video is HERE

Video features special appearances by Luisa Colon, Adam Mazmanian, Tia Mathisen, Steve Lippe, Aaron Bitler, Lisa Zahren, Homer Robinson, Brishen Miller, Maggie Kelly, and Gracie.

Vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, bass: Josh McIlvain
Drums, backing vocals: Nikitas Menotiades
Bass, piano, Wurlitzer, backing vocals, treatments: Paul Menotiades
Written by Josh McIlvain
Mixed and Produced by Paul Menotiades
Mastered by Adrian Morgan, Timeless Mastering
Cover Art: Luisa Colon

New Singles and New Music Video out now!

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Away by Casual Fantastic. Appearances by Leo Bond, Luisa Colon, Deborah Crocker, Mike Davis, Shawn Hart, Tia Mathisen, Josh McIlvain, Nikitas Menotiades, Brishen Miller, CJ Miller, Bambi Stoddard, Ellen “Dash” Walter, Rebecca Whitten, Jonathan Yudis, Jasper and Ginger.

Vocal, guitars, bass (Away): Josh McIlvain / Drums, backing vocals: Nikitas Menotiades / Bass (Goodbye, Goodbye), Wurlitzer, piano, backing vocal, sneaky bits: Paul Menotiades / Produced and Mixed by Paul Menotiades / Written by Josh McIlvain / Mastered by Adrian Morgan, Timeless Mastering  Cover Art: Luisa Colon / Mellow Farmer Music / casualfantastic.com

Art by Luisa Colon

Whiskey Warm, Casual Fantastic’s debut single, out now!

What the world needs now is a great new drinking song, and we are providing just that!

Whiskey Warm, available for download

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Now go buy the song!

Check out the Whiskey Warm music video!

Whiskey Warm by Casual Fantastic
Vocal, guitar, bass: Josh McIlvain
Drums, backing vocals: Nikitas Menotiades
Organ, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, treatments: Paul Menotiades
Words and Music by Josh McIlvain
Mixed and Produced by Paul Menotiades
Mastered by Adrian Morgan, Timeless Mastering
Cover Art: Luisa Colon
Mellow Farmer Music