Johnny Brenda's Presents
Avery Rosewater, Downtown Club
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Free Time formed in the summer of 2012 around Melbourne luminary songwriter Dion Nania (Panel of Judges). After moving to New York in 2011, Nania kicked around for a while, played some lead guitar with fellow Melbourne transplants, Scott and Charlene’s Wedding, then helped out the Twerps, playing bass on a national tour.
Shortly thereafter, he began writing new songs with the intent of putting a new band together, eventually enlisting the support of Adrienne Humblet on bass, Jonah Maurer on guitar, and Michael Mimoun on drums. Filling out Nania’s jangly, sometimes heartbreaking pop, the band quickly recorded most of their first LP the day before Dion flew home to mix it. He returned with fragments for new songs and the band finished the record in December 2012.
Nania’s songs tell stories of following love across the world, of being unsure about the future and of his place in it. Like the trans-Pacific ping pong of the last two years of his life, his songs veer between sweet sadness and wild exuberance. Free Time’s eponymous debut is due for release on May 28, 2012.
Julien Rossow-Greenberg, Kevin Kearney, Jordan Mrazik, and Kevin Comly are best friends. They play music together in a band called Avery Rosewater. They all like cats especially named Slater. Kevin K. is a high school English teacher, Jordan is an architect, Kevin C. is a professional Latte maker, and Julien fixes computers. Together they make rock songs. Expect an EP out Summer 2013. Avery Rosewater is a fictional character, but he’s a good guy.
The Downtown Club is an "ethereal, post-punk Trio", set to release there debut Full-length LP in 2014. Recorded over the past year with Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile) The band leaned heavily on 70's-era Italian synths and delayed, sometimes noisy guitars. The music forms a "....dark wave/goth feel". Multi-instrumentalist lead singer April Harkanson sings haunting, operatic style vocals behind a driving rhythm section. The band recently opened up for Yacht and Trust on select dates. The music recalls Siouxsie Sioux, Pylon, and early Killing Joke.