Johnny Brenda's Presents
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Valley Queen front woman Natalie Carol leads a band reminiscent of Fleetwood Macand My Morning Jacket with vocals evocative of Florence Welch. Neil Wogensen (Bass & Vocals), Shawn Morones (Lead Guitar & Vocals) and Gerry Doot (drums), enrich the songs with energy, excitement and emotion.
In 2016, the band released the singles “In My Place” and “High Expectations” on Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records to wide acclaim, and have played lauded shows at an array of venues, opening for Reggie Watts, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, LP, Laura Marling, Springtime Carnivore and The Wild Reeds, as well as headlining the Echo Park Rising Festival, Pappy & Harriet's and The Echoplex. They've been featured in the lineups at Lightning in a Bottle, River Roots Live, NPR's Tiny Desk Contest Tour and Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion.
Pranav Trewn from Stereogum praised that Valley Queen has “never sounded better than they do on “In My Place,” and Bob Boilen from NPR's All Songs Considered believes that “Valley Queen comes from the Neil Young school of great music."
March 2017 marks the debut of Valley Queen's premiere EP, Destroyer, featuring their newest songs produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Nikki Lane, Fool's Gold, FIDLAR). The songs show the band's sonic evolution since their first release, and will set the stage for an exciting year to come.
Pennsylvania is as equally famous for its cities as it is for its country side. The northeast hub between New York and DC is fertile ground for a new generation of indie music artists. Philadelphia is the ground zero for this rebirth of east coast sound, and at the epicenter of this renaissance is Rosu Lup. Culling from a rich history of artists that spans a spectrum of genres from rock, to bluegrass, to roots that run deeper than soil, decades of history that have embedded themselves in the change of the color of the leaves that live within the seasons.
Rosu Lup is a culmination of all PA is, and represents the best of its future. There is an excitement in the air as they look to release their debut album “Is Anything Real”. Pulling from the best there is, but also putting their unique spin on it. “In Dreams” and it’s reverb heavy guitar and gentle brass bring out the best in the group, reminiscent of giants like Band Of Horses and The National. “Halloween Ghost” is a back roads tour of the country side in the fall with Bon Iver and Ryan Adams at the wheel. Hell, just to keep things regional, the Boss throws his ghost in to the machine on the guitars behind “Is Anything Real”
Having toured throughout the Northeast, and on the brink of expanding across the continental US, Rosu Lup is the best that the future of music has to offer. Originally recording project for Philly musician Jonathan Stewart, the ideas melded with Josh Marsh as they collaborated via a Craigslist meet up. The world of music is ever expanding, and the coincidental meet up of the like minded musicians has resulted in an album as embedded in the past as it is in the future.
$10.00 - $12.00
All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission