[Cover photo credit to Susan Stocker]

Philadelphia’s Snacktime is a seven-piece band with Funk, Punk, Jazz, Pop, and R&B influences. They’ve shared a new video for their album opener, the song “Sweet Treat.” The video is inspired by 90s anime and brings us a preview of their album Sounds From The Street: Live!.  

The band comments.

This track is the beginning of our first album, literally welcoming people to our music and getting the dance party started. The music video mirrors this by introducing all the band members with their instruments and their cartoon characters. The video does a pretty good job of showing how we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but also showcases our musicality and how serious we are about making people DANCE. 

The septet performed recently on the main stage at XPoNential Festival with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats and The Revivalists and at the Adult Swim Festival Block Party, opening for and backing Hannibal Buress‘s band Eshu Tune. They will be playing in New York City as their debut performance at Brooklyn Bowl this week on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 8pm.

The band is the brainchild of Sam Gellerstein (sousaphone), and Ben Stocker (tenor saxophone), two high school friends-turned-bandmates who started playing at various public spaces around Philly with their other five bandmates, Michael Spearman (trombone), Eric Sherman (trumpet), Larry Monroe Jr (guitar), Austin Marlow (drums), and, Yesseh Furaha-Ali (alto saxophone/MC). They formed by necessity during the pandemic and focus on “fun, free-spirited, and positive vibes” in their music.