The Sh-Booms
Johnny Brenda's Presents

The Sh-Booms

The Sh-Booms
Ages 21+
The Sh-Booms with DeGreaser at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • Doors 7pm
  • DeGreaser 8pm
  • The Sh-Booms 9pm

There's this dynamic that churns hard in The Blurred Odyssey, the debut full-length

album by ascendant Orlando garage-soul enterprise The Sh-Booms, out March 22,

2019 on Limited Fanfare Records. The music pumps with the hot, red blood of life

irrepressible. But there's a cloud on the horizon, the doomed sense of life's finitude, that

fueled these songs. Rather than dead-end nihilism, though, it's resulted in the kind of

urgent, creative friction that Hunter S. Thompson could get down with. In making this

album, The Sh-Booms have dug through the blur of life, swam through a sea of booze,

to find love and truth in the shadow of the void.

Although a soul band through and through, the grease and bite they've been picking up

in the years leading up to this big step out have been forged in the bad company of

punk and garage bands. From that underground now rises a new hurricane of big

orchestration, maximum stomp and fresh intent. It's a little ache and a lot of party all

wrapped up in a wrecking ball.

Since their 2011 inception, The Sh-Booms have become kind of a thing in their native

scene and beyond. Besides perennial winners of “Best Soul Act” in the Orlando

Weekly's big annual Best of Orlando issue, they've been tapped to share the stage with

national names like The Roots, Of Montreal, Talib Kweli, KRS-One, Jacuzzi Boys,

Budos Band, Big Freedia, Lee Fields, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and The B-52's

(whom the band toured with in 2017 and 2018). They've been featured on NPR, their

music has been made it on TV (CW's Supergirl) and they've played Austin City Limits,

Okeechobee Music Festival, SunFest and Gasparilla Music Festivals.

When powerhouse singer Brenda Radney joined in 2015, the band's course has been

locked, their date with destiny set. She was signed to Justin Timberlake's Tennman

label, even appearing on his album, The 20/20 Experience, Pt. 2. But after clicking with

band leader Al Ruiz while recording separately in the same studio, she jumped aboard

The Sh-Booms to turn this train into a true locomotive. After the release of their 2016

Usage Fee EP and a countless number of shows in the Southeast, the 10 songs along

The Blurred Odyssey were Produced by Grammy-nominated Alan Armitage (AA Villain)

over an 18-month span that cemented the band as a tight-knit unit. That chemistry

achieved is where The Sh-Booms are now, and The Blurred Odyssey is their testament.

The seas are a-stirrin'...The storm's a-brewin

Have you ever wondered what the love child of Judas Priest and the Ramones would sound like? Look no further: The name is Ben Katzman and the band is DeGreaser. In the midst of running BUFU Records (Tall Juan, Free Pizza, Japanther) and playing in White Fang and Guerilla Toss, Katzman formed DeGreaser. The pop-metal outfit’s dynamic sound, coupled with their diary entry-like songwriting has formed the band's recognizable world of all things astrology, shredding, and self-improvement. DeGreaser has played extensively across the United States, playing landmark venues such as Zebulon (Los Angeles), Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn), The Middle East and Great Scott (Boston), Gramps and Las Rosas (Miami). The band has toured alongside Mannequin Pussy, Colleen Green, and Tall Juan, as well as sharing numerous bills with La Luz, Guerilla Toss, Downtown Boys and Potty Mouth. The latest addition to DeGreaser's discography is the Colleen Green produced full length, Quarter Life Crisis. The album tells the no-nonsense journey of your twenties, with the universally relatable titles: "Too Old for Retail"; "Cool Point's Don't Pay The Rent", giving you exactly what they say on the tin. Reminiscent of riff conceptors KISS and Van Halen, DeGreaser breathes a new kind of energy to old school rock and roll.

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