Monday, July 14, 2014
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The New Rules

The New Rules

Free Energy at World Cafe Live: From left, Geoff Bucknum (guitar), Evan Wells (bass), Scott Wells (guitar) and Nicholas Shuminsky (drums). Live gigs are a big part of the band´s efforts to amp up its earnings.
Free Energy at World Cafe Live: From left, Geoff Bucknum (guitar), Evan Wells (bass), Scott Wells (guitar) and Nicholas Shuminsky (drums). Live gigs are a big part of the band's efforts to amp up its earnings.
If any rising Philadelphia rock band would seem to have it made in today's topsy-turvy music business, it would be Free Energy.

Led by singer Paul Sprangers and guitarist Scott Wells, the band was a breakout hit this year at the influential South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

The Fishtown quintet's fresh take on the clean, classic-rock crunch of 1970s acts such as Cheap Trick and T-Rex has drawn deserved attention both nationally and at home.