Agent Moosehead
Johnny Brenda's Presents

Agent Moosehead

Performers:
Agent Moosehead
Brôken Symbol
Triptych
Ages 21+
Agent Moosehead with Brôken Symbol & Triptych at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 8PM - Doors
  • 9PM - Triptych
  • 10PM - Brôken Symbol
  • 11PM - Agent Moosehead

AGENT MOOSEHEAD

Agent Moosehead’s music at times fuses an Indie Jazz atmosphere with angular Prog rhythms and vintage video game soundtracks with the intensity of robot metal at others.

Formed in 2004 by brothers Chris (Guitar) and Pete (Bass) Dippolito with drummer Jon McNally, Agent Moosehead has over the years hosted a fluid lineup consisting of some of Philadelphia’s most inventive musicians...many of whom have gone on to contribute their talents to groups such as The West Philly Orchestra, Hard Work Movement, Upholstery, On The Water, and The Warriors of Wonderful Sound. At their smallest, a trio of guitar, bass, and drums. At their largest, eight pieces or more with keys, vibes, trumpet, woodwinds, and cello.

After recording their debut release, “Neil, Throw the Switch!” in 2007, AMH spent the better part of eight years gigging and promoting their material before starting work on their follow up record that would become 2018’s “My Dracula Sleeps with His Mind Open”.

Notable experiences and events along the way include a set with Ed Mann (Frank Zappa) for the New York Harvest Fest, performances with Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) and Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic, Talking Heads) and film re-scores by guitarist Chris Dippolito played live to “Attack of the Giant Leeches” and “El Topo”.

BRÔKEN SYMBOL

Perpetually forged and broken, Brôken Symbol explores the possibility of vulnerability through improvisation. The trio is composed of Tim Motzer, Josh Aptner, and Professor Neck. Through various iterations and venues, this group has developed into a unique blend of free jazz, funk, and genre bending sounds more akin to being on a hovercraft on a safari of the future.

“Resistance, amongst an atmosphere of trust, is the manifestation of both fear and enlightenment. Vulnerability consumes validation, balance is realized.”

(explore without caution)

TRIPTYCH

Triptych: a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical

works intended to be appreciated together.

Merging the elements of African melody and rhythm, the deep

pocket of neo-soul and the technique of jazz fusion, we give you

Afro Booty Fusion. An instrumental power trio with a heavy focus

on raw improvisations, polyrhythmic counterpoint, and rich

harmonic colors we create music that not only excites the audience

to dance but challenges them to listen deeper to something

unexpected. After years of working together in Philadelphia, Dan,

Terence and Najashi discovered an eclectic strength between them

and formed Triptych, realizing they were intended to be appreciated

together.

Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125