Hop Along, Secret Mountains

Johnny Brenda's presents

Hop Along

Secret Mountains

Drgn King

Sat, July 14, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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

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Hop Along - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Hop Along
After nearly two years working at Head Room Studios in North Philly arts space Big Mama's House, local art-pop trio Hop Along wrapped up work on its next full length album, Get Disowned, just last week. On Sunday, singer-guitarist Frances Quinlan announced on the band's Tumblr "OUR NEW ALBUM IS DONE (and I am delirious)"; she appeared after-hours on WKDU to chat and premier the album version of "Tibetian Pop Stars", and last night, the band posted the track as a free download on its Bandcamp page. It's a kind of epic collision of the band's preferred styles: overdriven punk, singalong folk and hooky pop.
Secret Mountains - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Secret Mountains
“The bulk of the last decade brought Baltimore’s hyper-color acts—the dance epics of Dan Deacon and the guitar spirals of Ecstatic Sunshine and Ponytail, or even the expatriate pop exuberance of Animal Collective—to the central streams of indie rock. Maybe it’s time to pull the shades: Maryland sextet Secret Mountains is a slow, subdued wonder, shaped by serpentine guitar lines that sigh and moan and busy drumming that sidles into the beat and shuffles around it. The surface is supplied by Kelly Laughlin, a singer whose muted alto seems wounded but resilient, like an autumn sun breaking through early morning clouds. This band is bound for bigger rooms.” Grayson Currin (Indyweek.com)
Drgn King - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Drgn King
Drgn King began as the experimental recording project of Dominic Angelella and Brent Reynolds. The duo holed up in a South Philadelphia studio with plans of creating music that fell somewhere between The Flaming Lips, Shuggie Otis, and RZA. Two years later, Paragraph Nights was released, the fruits of their excessive labor. Joe Baldacci and Steve Montenegro joined the band around this time, and the four spent 2013 traversing the country and writing/recording new material. In 2014 they are releasing a cassette EP and an album, both filled with the music they've composed as a collective.
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