3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Universally hailed as a thrilling new figure in music for his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, back in 2002, Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern soul music can look and sound like: a raw storyteller for the people wearing a guitar and a toothpick-chewing smirk; a wide-eyed, intense soul brother in a crazy-fly get-up singing about bedraggled love in the land of Lost Angeles - he’s all of that, but wiser now while still wearing poetic license on his skin like a battle scar.
Funk/Soul has been arranged and dragged through the years so much, its aged prematurely. Bands have evolved and even died as its progressive strain mutated and grew. Being a genre so bratty and angst ridden, funk is a recycled phenomenon, Its infectious armor healing after a continuous battering.
Enter JOHNNY POPCORN.
In 2000, music was beginning to morph and grow an over-skin where generic bands could take shelter. At that time, Johnny Popcorn was in its early stages and was just a release for its members. Considering the project as something fun outside of their regular music careers, Johnny Popcorn would be the outlet when things got too stressful. Fittingly enough, recording some Johnny Popcorn hits seemed to hit the spot.
Consisting of two members, (Hezekiah and Tone Whitefield) the duo's inspiration and experience is the masterpiece that cements Johnny Popcorn. Vocalist and song writer Hezekiah is no stranger to the music industry with 3 full length solo albums as a Hip-Hop artist. Feeling like he was neglecting his Southern Funk/Rock upbringing passed down by his parents from Kentucky and North carolina, he was inspired to do something new and exciting which ultimately settled into a new found passion. Bass guitarist and all around producer Tony Whitfield, would aid Armstrong on his Punk/Rock/Funk/Soul assault with a diverse spark of rawness and sound the act needed for progress.
The JOHNNY POPCORN name was inspired by Hezekiah and Tone joking around at open mics and putting fake names on the list. When the time came... the show host said the name, Johnny Popcorn, on the mic and the audience chuckled and repeated the name. Thus Johnny was born. A substance so meaningful to them, it deserved its own ego.
$13.00 - $26.00
All sales are final. Ticket prices do not include processing fees. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime & supporting acts are subject to change.
Mezzanine tickets are assessed an additional service fee. For more information, please read the Mezzanine FAQ.
Dining is available at World Cafe Live. Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant; we recommend scheduling a reservation 1½ to 2 hours before show time. Downstairs Live offers a full service bar, and a limited food menu is available for most shows. For more information, please read the Dining FAQ.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SEATS are located on all seated levels of this theatre. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or call 215-222-1400
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