Johnny Brenda's Presents
Scott Churchman, Other Colors, The Fantastic Imagination
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Philadelphia-based musician, Marc Neibauer (formerly “Eat Your Birthday Cake”) writes pop songs dressed up as indie rock. Upon listening, an intimate and delicate voice cuts through swirling guitars and visceral drums immediately drawing you in. Neibauer’s new LP, “Don’t Fall Apart” is a pop powerhouse that demands repeated listening. Throughout most of his songs, a simple melody hides lush harmonic and lyrical content. Substantial and relatable themes about growing up permeate his tunes, yet never drags the listener into morose territory. Together, guitarist Matt Jakielaszek and drummer Robert Rouse provide the perfect accompaniment. Their tasteful yet authoritative playing help create vast aural landscapes. It’s hard to trace Neibauer’s direct influences, but fans of Grandaddy, Pavement, Wilco and Sonic Youth will no doubt enjoy Neibauer’s new LP, “Don’t Fall Apart”.
Don’t listen to Scott Churchman alone. It’s spooky. The slow, calculated Matmos-meets-Poltergeist thing going on in the music, coupled with Churchman’s forelorn voice, will make you begin to think someone is watching you. And it could be some of the same spirits that haunted the home, built in 1750, Churchman recorded the album in. At the very least, “Make You Scream” will make you feel personally threatened. Assisting Churchman are members of his other bands, Ape School and Folklore, and various friends like Kurt Vile and members of the Lilys and Whales and Cops. - Philadelphia Weekly
Other Colors is a "future folk-rock" and "exploratory pop" trio from Baltimore comprised of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Will Ryerson on guitar and vocals, Pat Berberich on bass guitar and vocals, and Dan Whatley on keyboard, guitar and vocals.
The band's self-titled debut album was recorded at home by Ryerson in 2010 and released on Baltimore-based label Genpop in early 2011. A quick set of tightly crafted songs driven by infectious melodies, vocal harmonies and atmospheric lo-fi production, the recording has a classic feel while evoking a wide variety of musical reference points both old and new.
The band has just completed their second album "Free Thoughts", and is currently looking for a label to release it. Recorded in Baltimore by engineer Dan Frome (Roomrunner), the new album features contributions from several notable local musicians, including Dave Jacober (Dope Body/Dan Deacon Ensemble) and Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak).
The Fantastic Imagination
"Sing together of sun, stars, moon and mist, rain and cloudy weather." Alas the time has come to set aside your troubles and revel in the joy that is the Fantastic Imagination. Six companions set out to rediscover and reinterpret fairy tales, myths, and legends. It is their intent to further reinforce the connection between psychedelia and fantasy. On our quest we will meet a knight errant in an existential crisis, witches who shepherd us in the afterlife, and a pair of shoes that refuse to stay tied. For fans of the Flaming Lips, Yes, T.H White, The Never Ending Story, and 70's horror movie soundtracks. Swords and bows must be checked at the door. The use of magic during our performances is greatly encouraged.
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