Work Drugs

Johnny Brenda's presents

Work Drugs

City Rain, Cold Fronts

Fri, August 31, 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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Work Drugs - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Work Drugs
Work Drugs is a smooth pop collective from Philadelphia by way of the Florida Keys. Work Drugs makes music specifically for sexting and yachting. Work Drugs is Tom Crystal, Ben Louisiana, Mr. Kansas City, and Jonas. They are currently supporting their 2014 release Insurgents, released on Bobby Cahn Records. Work Drugs have supported shows for Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, Peter Bjorn and John, Memoryhouse, and Band of Horses, to name a few. Work Drugs are winners of the 2011 Beijing Film and Art Festival's coveted Crying Monkey Award.
City Rain - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
City Rain
Love & Loss in the Recession. "The Optimist" is the human condition as told through the eyes of the young men of City Rain. While every man has the capability to create his or her own personal hell, there is inversely their capability to manifest redemption. "The Optimist" is the story of the way back. Having graduated from Temple University in 2009 Ben Runyan and Scott Cumpstone lived 2 very different lives but were on a path to a familiar place. Ben was starting the City Rain moniker playing hipster nodding electronic shows while Scott was busy treating the pop rock circuit to his brand of guitar. Between then and "The Optimist" Runyan would lose the love of this short life, lose 2 close friends, have his brain fried after 12 years of SSRI use , lose 2 jobs, work 3, and all the while build his name. Despite it all he kicked the can far enough down the rode to meet Cumpstone at distinctly the right moment. Forming the new duo in late 2012, "The Optimist" was born. It was born knowing that we are all terminal. But despite the fate of our demise, we find one thing to recognize. It's our fulfillment.
Cold Fronts - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Cold Fronts
Craig Almquist and Al Smith formed Cold Fronts in 2011. They developed a fan base in West Philadelphia while performing a year-long residency at the infamous Rathaus, which was dubbed “Satan’s dorm room” in the Philadelphia papers. During their final show at ‘the Rat’ 300 people showed up and the police dispersed the hard- partying audience while the band finished their 1am set.
After camping out in a tent during SXSW ‘12 (while simultaneously crashing hotel rooms at Austin’s Driskill), Sire Records founder, Seymour Stein, saw Cold Fronts start a dance party next to a hot dog stand and took their debut EP.

Three hundred days later the band signed to Warner Bros. Records and is now working on their major label debut.

One time Andrew W.K. destroyed their drum set. Another time Danger Mouse bought them $20 Budweisers. The band will be on the road in 2013, doing what bands do, playing live shows of material they have recorded. They will also be eating pizza, a lot of pizza.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/