So Totally
Johnny Brenda's Presents

So Totally

En Route, Greg Electric

Ages 21+
So Totally with En Route and Greg Electric at Johnny Brenda's
  • 8PM - Doors
  • 9PM - Greg Electric
  • 10PM - En Route
  • 11PM - So Totally


A somber, slow-burning haze cultivates a particular kind of comfort when listening to†In The Shape OfÖ, the new record from the quartet of So Totally. Those hypnotic qualities, created by the soft, somewhat whispered vocals and the steady progression of music, can quickly be thrown off kilter by jarring instrumental shifts and turns. A cathartic, gentle, swaying calm is combated by the escalating inferno of fuzz that potentially awaits around any given corner. Get comfortable, but maybe not too comfortable. -The Deli Philadelphia


En Route is a three-piece rock band from Philadelphia, PA and the brain child of guitarist P. J. Carroll (Clique). On their debut EP, Carroll maneuveres his way through brutally slow yet melody filled songs reminiscent of early 90's slowcore. Carroll is joined by Ruben Polo (Soul Glo) and Charlie Singer (Sorority Noise, Old Gray) on bass and drums, respectively. RIYL: Duster, The Microphones


Just who is Greg Electric, and more importantly, are they here to save us all from monotonous music? Welp,†Greg Electric is a new band from Philadelphia, a DIY super-group of sorts, and yes... they most definitely are here for that. The band, which features current and former members of†Nine of Swords,†Ted Nguyent, and†Loose Tooth, released their self-titled debut EP today, a furiously skronky beast of hardcore yelps and tangled chord progressions.†Rachel Gordon's†(Nine of Swords, Baby Mollusk) vocals offer that perfected bite and bark balanced with detached concern, teaming with disdain between a melodic and rhythmic approach. The band,†Mike McGilloway†(guitar),†Dan Wolf†(drums), and†Kian Sorouri†(bass) dart back and forth, guitars intertwining as the rhythms quake behind them. It's all delivered with an agile chaos, densely working up fits of sputtering rage and sludgy grooves. The band set up sing-song melodies just to shatter them with brutality moments later. It's all pretty menacing and abrasive, and it's a most impressive debut. - Post Trash

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