Baltimore’s ‘A Cool Stick’ returns to its roots

In more ways than one, A Cool Stick has some blunt lyrics. Their song “Hippie Girl” tells of a fantasy conjured by frontman Luke O’Brien about eating psychedelic mushrooms at an outdoor music festival and doing drugs with two beautiful Bohemian girls.

And these guys are the monthly resident musicians at the Grape Room in Manayunk for the rest of July.

Expect to hear brazen hip hop lyrics supported by a drummer, guitarist and bassist who play a mix of indie rock and soul and who all share an ear for improvisation and jamming, says O’Brien.

“I think a big part of our group is we do hip hop over a live band,” says drummer Brian Aranda. “We pride ourselves on our ability to improvise and create on a high level.”

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