Johnny Brenda's Presents
Roadkill Ghost Choir, Penrose
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
For the uninitiated, Dead Confederate is a ﬁve-piece rock band from Athens, GA whose
music runs the gamut of infectious psychedelia to a uniquely southern and ferocious
dirge. Although, placing labels on a band like this is rather pointless as their sound
seems a constant and ﬂuid evolution; they never seem content with abiding by the
guides of one sub-genre, so maybe it's best we just leave it at "rock" for simplicity's
sake. Dead Confederate, in name and sound, formed in 2006 in Atlanta, GA before
moving to Athens shortly thereafter. In these six years, the band has become one of the
most revered live acts in the nation by fans and peers alike. Touring relentlessly in the
US and overseas, they've been handpicked to join a number of their musical heroes on
the road (REM, Dinosaur Jr, Meat Puppets... to name a few) and play some rather highproﬁle gigs (Bonnaroo to Bumbershoot, SXSW and CMJ, Late Night with Conan
O'Brien... also to name a few). Dead Confederate has released two full-length records
to-date, 2008's "Wrecking Ball" and 2010's "Sugar", as well as two EP's, a live album,
and an eighteen-song compilation of home recordings. Their third full-length, "In The
Marrow", will be making it's long-anticipated appearance on April 16, 2013 via
Spiderbomb Records/ Redeye.
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Roadkill Ghost Choir is an indie folk-rock band from DeLand, Florida.
Brothers Andrew (vocals, guitar), Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard make up half the band while Kiffy Meyers (pedal steel, banjo, guitar), Joey Davoli (keys, trumpet) and Stephen Garza (lead guitar) complete the band’s sound. It wasn’t until Andrew was offered his first solo gig in 2010 that he decided to form a band to fill out the songs he recently started writing for a live setting. After the band went through several name changes in the early stages of its creation, Roadkill Ghost Choir was formed.
While the member’s major influences include Wilco, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, and Fleetwood Mac, there are also undercurrents of Radiohead and Nirvana, lending the band an impish edge with broad appeal.
In 2012 Roadkill Ghost Choir finished recording their debut E.P. , Quiet Light, with producer Dave Plakon and engineer Mark Mason at North Avenue Studio. It was mastered in Omaha, Nebraska by Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, She and Him). The Quiet Light EP will be re-released on July 9th through Wolfbomb Productions.
Penrose is a Philadelphia blues-rock band comprised of brothers Tom, Pat, and Dan Murphy. Their influences range from the Delta Blues of John Lee Hooker and R.L. Burnside through to garage rock of the 90's and 00's of Jack White and Dan Auerbach, with hints of experimental psychadelic rock of musicians like Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood.
$12.00 - $14.00
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