Out & About Magazine -- May 2013

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UPSTAIRS IN MAY Every Tuesday Night:

Indie Band is off to Peru Travel Songs will shoot a music documentary on 15-day trip

Open Mic Night. Perform to win monthly prizes from Accent Music, Aztec Printing, Spaceboy Clothing, Planet Ten Multimedia and more!

Every Wednesday Night: 4W5 Blues Jam

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uitarist and vocalist Zachary Humenik has found a way to combine his passion for music and travel with his anthropology degree. After graduating from the University of Delaware five years ago, Humenik began traveling internationally. Then, last fall, he formed Delaware’s indie pop band Travel Songs with three fellow UD graduates: bassist and vocalist Sam Nobles, Tyler Holloway on drums, and Humenik’s brother, guitarist and vocalist Tyler Doherty. “The idea behind Travel Songs—it is a band, but it’s also more of an organization,” Humenik says. “We want to try to share cultures and make people more interested in other peoples’ cultures and traveling, and we use music as the catalyst or underlying theme for that.” In July, Humenik is planning an anthropology project and heading to Peru with Doherty, Nobles and producers for 15 days to shoot a documentary that aims to capture elements of the South American country’s culture and music. “To be able to incorporate the experience of travel with the underlying theme of music is a dream,” says Humenik. “So we’re hoping to create something people can learn from and get something out of personally.” In order to accomplish this goal, the band is raising money through Kickstarter, an online fundraising campaign that focuses on creative projects. Donations can be made to travelsongs. org or by searching “The Travel Songs Project” on kickstarter.com until May 20. Travel Songs chose Peru as their destination because Humenik has visited the country a few times and is knowledgeable about its history and places of interest. He also has friends there and is enthralled with the beauty and culture. “We want to show that traveling is easy and very tangible,” says Humenik. “A lot of times people will be like, ‘Oh, I wish I could travel,’ but everyone can—it’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s fun.” George Murphy, founding partner of Planet Ten Multimedia, will produce the documentary and work as director of photography. UD grad Colin Shalo of NBC Miami will be the assistant producer, and the three band mates will work on the production team, narrating and working as sound and camera operators. Next month, Travel Songs will release a 10-track album with rock, jazz and Americana mixes. “World music too,” says Humenik. “A lot of influences are from travels Sam and I have done. It’s influenced the way we see music now; we see music through a different lens.” Catch Travel Songs before they head out of the country at the Wilmington Flower Market on Saturday, May 11, and Arden’s Shady Grove Music Festival on Saturday, June 8. Check out their website at travelsongs.org for live updates, videos and songs from the trip. Support the project—Travel Songs will host a dinner on Thurs., June 15, at Home Grown Cafe in Newark. See the band perform, screen their trailer, present info on the project and accept dontations.

Thu 2 – The Nat Osborn Band & New Sound Brass Band Fri 3 – The Future Unwritten with Scott and Steve from The Sin City Band, The Hold-Up, A Reckless Daring, and Skunkmello Sat 4 – Dessa with Brick + Mortar Thu 9 – WXPN Welcomes David Wax Museum with Kingsley Flood Fri 10 – Gable Music Ventures’ May Singer Songwriter Showcase Sat 11 – Love Minus Zero Celebrates Bob Dylan with Some Very Special Guests Sun 12 – Mother’s Day Brunch with The Reminders Fri 17 – Liz Longley with Brian Dunne Sat 18 – Hot Breakfast! Album Release Party with Joe Trainor Trio and The Honey Badgers Tues 21 – Shannon McNally Wed 22 – Royal Southern Brotherhood Thu 23 – James McCartney with Nik Everett and Janita Fri 24 – Ryan Tennis & The Clubhouse Band Sat 25 – Suzie Brown and Sarah Blacker Fri 31 – Rust – Neil Young Tribute Sat June 1 – Old Man Brown with Alicia Maxwell and Kenny Jones

World Cafe Live at the Queen 500 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 302-994-1400 WorldCafeLive.com

—Krista Connor MAY 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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