Poster Children

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Poster Children

Photon Band, The Not Fur Longs

Sat, October 1, 2016

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

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

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

Poster Children - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Poster Children
Rick and Rose formed Poster Children with drummer Shannon Drew in September of 1987 in Champaign-Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. Rick and Rose had met a few years earlier at Allen Hall, a dorm on campus. Rick was playing guitar in a band called Penguin Dust and when the bass player quit, Rose was suggested as a replacement. Everyone thought it was a good idea except Rick, who pointed out that Rose had never played the bass before. Thankfully he was outvoted and Rose became a member of the band, renamed Cries and Whispers. Cries and Whispers played a lot of Joy Division covers, an occasional original and once even performed BTO's classic rock chestnut, Takin' Care of Business.

Wanting to sing and perform songs he had written, Rick (who had in the meantime become very fond of Rose and her bass playing) formed a new band with Rose called The Evidence. The next fall, after moving out of the dorms into the enigmatically named Tugrik House (later the inspiration for the song Tommyhaus), Rick and Rose met Shannon, who was playing drums in Obvious Man (which featured Andy Switzky, a future founding member of Hum). The trio went up to the attic to "jam" and came out a band. It was Shannon who suggested the name, most likely inspired by Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Telethon.

Show #1 was at the House of Chin, a Chinese restaurant/bar that had a small room on the third floor where bands could play. If there was a big crowd (30 people) George Chin would cook up some chicken wings for everyone. If no one showed up, George would exclaim: "Money talk! Bullshit walk!" The headliners were Hardcore Barbie, who were a great REM-like combo with a trumpet.

Show #2 was memorable because it was the first time PC played its home away from home, Chicago. Rose's dad, Marty, happened to be the dentist for Phyllis and her son Clem, who ran the Chicago landmark Phyllis' Musical Inn, and while he had Clem in the chair under the influence of nitrous oxide, Marty mentioned that his daughter was in a band. A show was booked right then and there and so began Poster Children's relentless touring. That first night at Phyllis' marked not only the Chicago debut of Poster Children but also the debut of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was playing on the bar TV and causing serious competition for the crowd's attention..
Photon Band - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Photon Band
Founded in 1994, the Photon Band’s sounds now qualify for “timeless” status. In 1998, they released their first full-length record, All Young in the Soul (Darla), deemed one of the 100 best albums recorded in the city of Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Weekly. Since then, they’ve gone on to release 8 albums and countless ep’s, singles, and comp tracks worth of songs that are, in the words of one local critic, “lysergic enough to make you feel like the batteries in your mind are wearing down.” This show celebrates the 20th anniversary of All Young in the Soul’s release. The Photon Band will Do not forget your earplugs. There’s no question that this show will be loud.
The Not Fur Longs - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Not Fur Longs
School nerd Bill just wants to save the world and to score a date with cheerleader babe Chrissie Schackler. Both become real possibilities when he finds The Not fur Longs in a beer bottle he was about to recycle. Wacky hooks ensue and for the Not Fur Longs, suddenly, life is more than french fries, gravy and cheese. Can the rock n roll band in a bottle and Bill fight off school jock Tony Chanuka and marry Chrissie so they can fulfill their dream of opening a clinic?
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125