Square Peg Round Hole
Johnny Brenda's Presents

Square Peg Round Hole

Square Peg Round Hole
Ages 21+
Square Peg Round Hole at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 8PM - Doors
  • 9PM - Show
  • 11PM - Square Peg Round Hole


The Philadelphia-based band Square Peg Round Hole releases it’s third LP, Branches, on the National Sawdust Tracks label on November 8, 2019. The band will tour in support of album, including a release-party event at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on November 8. Other tour stops include Baltimore, Philadelphia, Columbus, and a showcase at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis on November 14.

Square Peg Round Hole is an instrumental percussion-based trio described by NPR’s Bob Boilen as a “creative adventure.” Evan Chapman, Sean M. Gill, and Carlos Pacheco-Perez utilize drum kits, vibraphone, samples, found objects, synths, and vintage analog

keep reading keyboards, to create music that draws on elements from post-rock, electronic, ambient, and contemporary classical genres. The music is expansive, intricately textured, and dynamic, but the group’s knack for hooks and melodic structure provides a soulful center.

Square Peg’s studio albums illuminate the group’s capacity for exploration. The second record, Juniper, released in 2016 on Spartan Records, garnered the band national attention. The introspective album was composed rural Maryland and remote Wisconsin, and was recorded almost entirely live in full takes. The creative process around Juniper established a tighter sound, with more clearly defined roles, and greater confidence.

Square Peg’s third LP, Branches, stands as a more collaborative and outward-looking artistic endeavor. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer and drumming legend Darren King (MuteMath, Kanye West, Sucré). Living in King’s attic and immersing themselves in his studio opened the group up to new techniques, and pushed them into unexpected sonic terrain. The performances are also more collaborative with Branches featuring Variant Six (members of Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble The Crossing), and Brooklyn-based powerhouse pop-duo Gracie & Rachel (fresh off of tours with Ani DiFranco and San Fermin).

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