Walker Lukens

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Walker Lukens

Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Bryant Eugene Vazquez

Tue, June 20, 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

Walker Lukens - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Walker Lukens
Walker Lukens has been called ‘one of the best songwriters in Texas’ (Free Press Houston.) The Austin-based, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called ‘wonderfully inventive’ (NPR World Cafe,) a ‘non-sexually intimidating version of Prince’ (Austin Chronicle,) and a ‘veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitions’ (Indy Week.) Walker thinks its important that you realize his name is not Walter. In 2013, he released his first full length record, Devoted. It received praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard and took Lukens and his backing band, The Side Arms, all over the US. After meeting Spoon drummer Jim Eno in a bar, Walker & The Side Arms started recording new music at with him at his studio, Public Hi-Fi. Their first collaboration, ‘Every Night,’ has been streamed over a million times now. Their second collaboration, ‘Lifted’ from Never Understood EP (Modern Outsider) spent 8 weeks on the specialty commercial radio charts and garnered Walker spots at festivals across the country.

Their 3rd collaboration Ain’t Got A Reason EP premiered on Paste in April 2017.
Thomas Wynn & The Believers - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Thomas Wynn & The Believers
Hailing from a musical family, the sibling-led band is heavily influenced by Thomas and Olivia's father, Tom Wynn, the original drummer of Cowboy, one of Capricorn Studio's (Allman Brothers) legendary bands from the 1970s. His influence, as well as their faith and rearing in church, undoubtedly shaped their songwriting and musical interests. Their deeply rooted principles certainly laid the foundation for what the Wynns bring to The Believers' sound. Thomas’ spirit-moving vocals are uniquely supported by sister Olivia's engaging and captivating voice and presence. Her strong vocal harmonies and wide-eyed response is the perfect companion to his yearning banshee cries.
Bryant Eugene Vazquez - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Bryant Eugene Vazquez
Bryant Eugene Vazquez writes songs: he’s a songwriter. He plays all of the instruments on his records: he’s written and self-recorded a lot of records. A native of East Los Angeles, CA, a long-time resident of Southwest & Northern Arizona, he now resides in Philadelphia. 2017 is his third year in Philly. Onstage he’s joined by his bandmates, and quite possibly his only friends: Frank Mashockie, Scott Haldeman, and Dean Custer. In 2017, Vazquez will be looking to release the third album in a line of “study” albums he began in 2015. That album will be called SKUZZ. Gracias.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/