The National Reserve
Johnny Brenda's Presents

The National Reserve

The National Reserve
Ali Awan
$12.00 - $15.00
Ages 21+
The National Reserve with Ali Awan at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 8PM - Doors
  • 9PM - Ali Awan
  • 10PM - The National Reserve


For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent Friday nights lighting it up at Brooklyn bars, winning over fans with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of song-craft and showmanship. With their 2018 release on Ramseur Records, Motel La Grange, the band has crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana’s finest with its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of 70's rock ‘n’ roll. Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve meld gutbucket R&B with New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of music. The National Reserve is set to bring all the fun and fire of their fervent Friday night sets to the rest of the world, eager to pack as many folks into their late night scene as possible.


Ali Awan is a Philadelphia, PA based artist. Born in Abington, Pennsylvania he grew up in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, finally settling back down in the Philly suburb where he would spend the rest of his childhood.

Awan began playing live music as a guitar and bass player in West Philadelphia basements at 14 years old. After years of playing in various bands around the city he eventually got interested in writing songs of his own.

Once a touring member of Needle Points, Awan then spent time in LA based Jane Church. Ever since he has been performing and recording his own material.

Awan's intention is to give his audience an interesting and unforgettable place to go and feel for themselves.

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