Calvin Love

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Calvin Love

Heat, Brandon Can't Dance

Mon, March 27, 2017

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

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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

Calvin Love - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Calvin Love
Unafraid to play the tease, Calvin Love walks amidst a realm of conflicting dualism. His creative demeanor blending gritty exploration and an effortlessly cool croon. He’s hot and cold, twisted and beautiful and reels in your cozying affection through wistful verse, entrancing rhythms and weighty synthesized pleas. He strings you along. A thrust and a swoon, a lover lost, he asks you to come back to him. And you do. And then he leaves, with cigarette smoke marking his trail.

Through such casual flirtation, this Canadian bedroom punk out of Edmonton delivers suave and demented tunes, nostalgic and spun through otherworldly calculations. He’s a stranded space captain locked in his cockpit recording his final thoughts, or a madman explorer roaming the bush with mismatched socks, good luck charms in his pocket and a rucksack of illicit findings.

Since the press widely dubbed him an “artist to watch” in 2012 with his debut New Radar LP, thanks largely to his casual knack for pop hooks and wild child experimentalism, Love returns with the “Cool” single with some new tricks in his bag. Expanding his operation with a full band, there’s a new freedom that’s becoming on him with charismatic certitude to his delivery. Pucker up. He’s a dreary rebel of David Lynch or Jim Jarmusch’s making, wrapping you around his finger like a space-lounge James Brown. Over Latin bongo beats and a soul breakdown, he hoots, It can get so cold at night. Wonder be what keeps us warm.
Heat - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Heat
The sound of Heat is all at once fresh and familiar. Equally calling to mind the 1970s proto-punk of New York City and the sprawling psychedelia of 90s UK shoegaze, it's a sound that is infused with youthful attitude and is altogether self-assured at it's core. A call to arms to the tune of weaving guitars and baritone crooning, this Montreal 4-piece has been turning heads and catching ears worldwide.

Fresh off the heels off a stellar year; which saw them garner praise from the likes of the Guardian, NME, Q Magazine, and Noisey, Heat prepares for a whirlwind 2015. And the year started well with the reissue of their self-titled EP which has been renamed Rooms out now on Kitsuné. Unpredictable and made to break to charts, Rooms includes two exclusive tracks, the Strokes –esque "All I Wanna Do" and "This Life" which surely describes best the band's sound, along with the catchy "Susisfine" which is also on the label's latest compilation "Kitsuné New Faces II" !
Brandon Can't Dance - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Brandon Can't Dance
Brandon Can't Dance combines catchy experimental dark melodies, hypnotic drums, and a haunting vocal range. What now has become the main recording focus of Brandon Ayres (also member of Rasputin's Secret Police, and Gorgeous) started out as a side project looping guitar, electric drums, keyboard and vocals for fun turned out to be a hit with friends and show goers alike. Now focused on solid song exploration and influenced by just about everything in music, there is a song for everyone to enjoy.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/