P.G. Six

R5 presents

P.G. Six

Strapping Fieldhands, Chris Forsyth, Kohoutek

Fri, May 11, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

P.G. Six - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
P.G. Six
Pat Gubler, a.k.a P.G. Six came on the scene in 1994, as a member of Memphis Luxure, a noise/rock band from Port Chester, NY. That band morphed into Tower Recordings, a musically omnivorous ensemble that released several albums on the Siltbreeze and Communion labels over the past decade. Pat's first solo album, "Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites" (Amish 014) saw the light of day in 2001, followed by "The Well of Memory" (Amish 019) in 2004. "Music From the Sherman Box Series" (AMI 024), a collection of instrumentals arrived in Fall 2006. His music fuses an unlikely range of influences including 60s British folk, country rock, & experimental music. P.G. Six has shared the stage with a variety of performers including: Ghost, Slint, Yo la tengo, Michael Hurley, & The Incredible String Band. His 4th album, Slightly Sorry was released Feb 2007 on Drag City.
Strapping Fieldhands - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Strapping Fieldhands
The Strapping Fieldhands were born in the basements and bedrooms of Philadelphia over ten years ago when they began taping their loose jam sessions on home recording equipment, with no other goal than to play around with some sounds among friends and just tape some weird crap to amuse themselves. Bob Malloy had some songs, Bob Dickie had a home studio, Jacy Webster had to be there. A band was begun. Their earliest efforts became the first Strapping Fieldhands 7" single that was originally meant to be a one-off on Siltbreeze, but the immediate interest generated sparked a series of vinyl singles now collected on the CD Gobs on the Midway. Their first ever live gig was in Fishtown!
Chris Forsyth - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Chris Forsyth
Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in underground circles, he’s recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock, and in 2013, he assembled The Solar Motel Band, who have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act. His newest release with The Solar Motel Band is the double album The Rarity of Experience (No Quarter), released in March 2016. Raves have been universal. Pitchfork called it “a near-perfect balance between 70s rock tradition and present day experimentation,” NPR Music named Forsyth “one of rock’s most lyrical guitar improvisors,” and the New York Times calls him “a scrappy and mystical historian… His music humanizes the element of control in rock classicism (and) turns it into a woolly but disciplined ritual.”
Kohoutek - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Since 2003, Mid-Atlantic improv collective Kohoutek, construct a dynamic stylistic range of abstract and textural sound, atmospheric rock, harsh noise freakouts, clattering percussion, guitar heroics, and alien electronics congealing to form a multihued psychedelic extravaganza. Kohoutek forge their own path in the improv universe as a burning fragment from a fleeting sonic comet.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125