Fruition Collective

Win tickets to see Milo at Fruition Collective on Sunday!

By Kevin Stairiker of Fly After 5

Milo.jpg

MILO RAPSMITH

Photography by Giovanni Solis the Original Kindest Man

Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Milo isn't your run-of-the-mill rapper. After getting a song published in the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2012, Milo began releasing mixtapes and EPs at a steady clip. His debut album, "So the Flies Don't Come," dropped in 2015 and promptly landed him on year-end lists by Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe. His latest, "who told you to think??!!?!?!?!," has been getting similar acclaim.

Animal House Productions scored a big coup in booking Milo, who will be performing Sunday, Dec. 17, at Fruition Collective. Comment below or share this article on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to put yourself in the running for two tickets to this can't-miss show. Listen to Milo below and check out the event details here.

Milo - Who Told You To Think (Full Album)

Sourced: https://www.flyafter5.com/christmas-countdown/win-tickets-to-see-milo-at-fruition-collective-on-sunday/article_3592fde0-dc2f-11e7-adab-b329fac81805.html

We Were There: Coping Skills and a host of indie pop at Fruition Collective

By Kevin Stairiker of Fly After 5

Photography by Anna Ladd

Photography by Anna Ladd

In Michelle Johnsen's photo exhibit "Celestial Bodies," starscapes are projected onto nude models as a way to show the connection between the soul and the cosmos. The collection went up at Fruition Collective last Friday the 13th, but it was still up for display for last night's Coping Skills show. It served both as a way to herd show goers into the middle of the room while also providing an otherworldly vibe for a night of various degrees of indie pop.

Sometimes, even when bands play a lot, as Tigers + Thieves do, it's easy to miss them. Case-in-point: I last saw them for the Mellowells release show last year, around when their EP, "You Can't Have Everything," was coming out. Just in that year and change, the band has grown leaps and bounds musically into an awesome hybrid of indie rock and synth pop. They delivered a spirited take on their new single, "Charminar," making it nearly impossible for people to avoid moving. 
For the full story click, here.

Coping Skills bringing relatable content to Fruition Collective on Tuesday

By Kevin Stairiker of Fly After 5

10504882_1620254321590642_2733476027079568779_o.jpg

Coping Skills

Photography by Megan Kelly

With the release of last year's "Relatable Web Content," Coping Skills earned a small swath on the Technicolor dream quilt that is the vibrant Philadelphia music scene. For that reason, we're grateful that they'll be traversing the perilous I-76 up to us tomorrow, Oct. 17, for a show at Fruition Collective. 

They'll be in good company for the show, as Goodfight, a power pop band from New York City will be joining them. Three-quarters of the Mellowells have been playing as Sun Not Yellow a lot recently, but they'll be making that fraction whole again, alongside Tigers + Thieves, as local support. If you like to jangle and potentially get a little jangle-y, this is your show.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets can be found here.

Sourced: https://www.flyafter5.com/music/coping-skills-bringing-relatable-content-to-fruition-collective-on-tuesday/article_d6a6391a-b29d-11e7-b1db-2f5ca92b90b5.html

Don't miss Kool A.D. and Laddie Moran at Fruition Collective on Thursday

By Kevin Stairiker of Fly After 5

Photography by Cool Reve

Photography by Cool Reve

When Kool A.D. came to Lancaster this past February at the Lizard Lounge, the show he put on was full of memorable moments. Laddie Moran "mic checking" to a full audience while, unbeknownst to him, a little kid was part of the crowd doing it, too. Cult Days at first bewildering the crowd before slowly winning them over. Hell, Kool A.D. freestyling for whole songs in a row, serving as his own DJ, before masterfully ending his set with the slamming of his laptop.

The night went so well, that the trio is convening once more, with the added bonus of NYC's Sharkmuffin rounding out the bill, on Thursday, September 28, at Fruition Collective. With a slightly bigger, more boisterous venue to work with, don't come in expecting a carbon copy of the last show. Moran himself has promised to drop some new songs off his upcoming "Growing Painz" tape.

Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Check the FB event page here for more details and listen to the artists below.

Laddie Moran f/ Kent Thomas - High & Low 2 (Official Video)
KOOL A.D. - DOPE
Shark Muffin - "Secrets"
Cult Days - 23

Sourced: https://www.flyafter5.com/music/don-t-miss-kool-a-d-and-laddie-moran-at/article_49b007c4-a38f-11e7-aeee-cf52abf25493.html