DRGN King, Cold Fronts

DRGN King began as the experimental recording project of Dominic Angelella and Brent Reynolds. The duo holed up in a South Philadelphia studio with plans of creating music that fell somewhere between The Flaming Lips, Shuggie Otis, and RZA. Two years later, Paragraph Nights was released, the fruits of their excessive labor. Joe Baldacci and Steve Montenegro joined the band around this time, and the four spent 2013 traversing the country and writing/recording new material. In 2014 they are releasing a cassette EP and an album, both filled with the music they've composed as a collective.

Cold Fronts

Craig Almquist and Al Smith formed Cold Fronts in 2011. They developed a fan base in West Philadelphia while performing a year-long residency at the infamous Rathaus, which was dubbed “Satan’s dorm room” in the Philadelphia papers. During their final show at ‘the Rat’ 300 people showed up and the police dispersed the hard- partying audience while the band finished their 1am set.
After camping out in a tent during SXSW ‘12 (while simultaneously crashing hotel rooms at Austin’s Driskill), Sire Records founder, Seymour Stein, saw Cold Fronts start a dance party next to a hot dog stand and took their debut EP.

Three hundred days later the band signed to Warner Bros. Records and is now working on their major label debut.

One time Andrew W.K. destroyed their drum set. Another time Danger Mouse bought them $20 Budweisers. The band will be on the road in 2013, doing what bands do, playing live shows of material they have recorded. They will also be eating pizza, a lot of pizza.

The Shakes

the shakes are a soul punk foursome with gal/guy vocals. the shakes formed at purchase college. after graduating, they all moved to philadelphia together. 3/4 still reside in philly after their release of their first full length in 2009, they have now released their first 7 inch on shithawk records entitled: full house(come over)/no one likes my baby
they are influenced by a wide range of musicians from etta james and little richard to the sonics and thin lizzy. from all of this they have created a style all their own by combining their love of soul, rock and roll, and punk.

christina halladay -belting, whiskey bottle
sam richer-crooning, keys
pat lamothe -making stupid faces, bass guitar
and james blinstrub-drums, diva antics



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DRGN King, Cold Fronts with The Shakes

Thursday, September 5 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Johnny Brenda's