Mystic Braves

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Mystic Braves

The Creation Factory, Groovy Movies

Tue, May 16, 2017

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

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

Mystic Braves - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves might be rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, but the band’s moment is happening right now.

After an impressive 2016 North American tour boasting packed shows from Brooklyn to San Francisco and beyond, the band returned home to Los Angeles only to sell out their homecoming show at the Echo, in advance. It’s only the latest in a string of triumphs for the band, who saw record turnout around the USA and for their winter European 2016 tour with sell out shows in London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Leon (Purple Weekend) and several other European cities.

Based in Echo Park, the Braves — who are signed to influential indie label Lolipop Records — are at the forefront of a white-hot garage band revival, and when the band isn’t selling out shows across the country, they’re playing alongside legendary groups like The Zombies and Brian Jonestown Massacre or providing the soundtrack for can’t-miss fashion events like Saint Laurent Paris’ Spring-Summer 2015 collection. While the group — made up of Julian Ducatenzeiler on guitar and vocals, Tony Malacara on bass and vocals, Shane Stotsenberg on guitar and vocals, Cameron Gartung on drums and Ignacio Gonzalez on organ and tambourine — isn’t straying far from what Ducatenzeiler calls “a blend of influence and sound that is unprecedented in contemporary music”.

“We’ve always been a pop-structured psych band and we’re continuing along those lines,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But we’re trying some new things out as well. We’ve elevated the songwriting” Indeed, the group is experimenting with more exotic instruments and is building a library of new songs to show off its invigorating style not only in the studio but at a series of big-ticket festivals including Burgerama, Beach Goth, Desert Daze and the Austin Psych Fest.

It’s a long way from how the band began. “We had no idea when we started that we’d come as far as we have,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But from the moment we released our demos, people have really responded.”
The Creation Factory - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Creation Factory
The Creation Factory Channeling the sounds of 1960s psychedelic beats,
the Los Angeles-based five-piece isn't just making music—"we're
capturing the sort of sounds that people don’t hear anymore," says
front man Shane Stots—it's creating an experience. "We're bringing
sounds back from the grave, maybe better than they were before,"
Stots, who's also a member of L.A. rock group the Mystic Braves,
says—and he's not kidding. The group uses authentic 1960s gear (and an
era-appropriate look) to create blues-inflected rock designed to get a
crowd's feet moving.
Groovy Movies - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Groovy Movies
Groovy Movies is the brainchild of Nick Carlisi, former bass/piano/organ/rhythm guitar/harmonica/tambourine player for The Tough Shits. After leaving the band for being ostracized for not wearing shoes in the van and talking too much in between every single song at shows, he decided to start his own project where he could embrace his love of/obsession with harmony laden psychedelic sunshine pop and not be pressured into wearing shoes in the van.

The self titled debut record was recorded at 3 different studios in 3 different cities: Philadelphia, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Long story. It was a weird year.

In the studio, he harmonizes with himself and plays all of the instruments that he can and gets his friends to play what he can't or is too tired to play. Live, he sings, bounces between guitar and piano and gets his friends to harmonize with and play everything else, because he can only sing one part and play one instrument at a time. And because it's fun to play with your friends.

He feels weird about referring to himself in the third person and only does so when writing bios.

After a self release on cassette, Groovy Movies will see a proper vinyl release via Hidden Volume Records out of Baltimore. Release date TBA.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/