Jesse Hale Moore

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Jesse Hale Moore

Dark Rooms, Strange Parts

Mon, September 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

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Jesse Hale Moore - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Jesse Hale Moore
Jesse Hale Moore was born and raised on Aquidneck Island, RI. Moore grew up surrounded by music in a family where everybody could sing and play an instrument. It wasn’t uncommon for family gatherings to turn into jam sessions with guitars, mandolins, and many voices singing in harmony to a repertoire consisting primarily of American Folk standards. Through his adolescence Moore studied piano and voice and was always making music of his own. Artists like Ben Folds and Elton John inspired his earliest songs written in high school, a time when he’d host moody nights of candle-lit musical performances in the living room of his parent’s home.
For the last ten years Moore has been living in Philadelphia where he has cultivated his sound as a singer/songwriter. Early piano/vocal demos caught the attention of friend and fellow musician David Hartley, Nightlands/The War On Drugs, who encouraged him to record the songs in studio. With the help of Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records and with Hartley producing Jesse was able to record his first two singles ‘Every Time’ and ‘Holding A Sign’ which came out in the Fall of 2015. The following year was spent playing shows in Philadelphia and New York while recording new music. His self produced debut album, Green End, is named for the Avenue his grandparent’s home was on, a house he spent a lot of time in as a child.

Moore is inspired by the textures and space at play in music by artists like Sade and Rhye and he aims for a sound that stands the test of time. Other influences include Hall and Oates, Carole King, Roberta Flack, and Beck. His first album is an intimate introduction to an artist who is ready to carve out a space of his own within the world of classic American songwriters.
Dark Rooms - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Dark Rooms
Dark Rooms is the name that Daniel Hart conjured up after years of touring and recording with bands like St. Vincent, Other Lives, The Rosebuds, Broken Social Scene, John Vanderslice, and The Polyphonic Spree. He became obsessed with photography, and wrote songs honoring that obsession. The band formed in Dallas, Texas, and now resides in Los Angeles, California.

Dark Rooms makes music influenced by their heroes, from Sigur Rós, to Four Tet, to Zapp, to The Delfonics.

Dark Rooms released a self-titled debut album in 2013. Its songs have been played on KCRW, KXT, The Adventure Club and various other radio stations and programs around the world. The band has just finished a second album, which will be released in August 2017.

Dark Rooms’ new song “I Get Overwhelmed” is featured in A24’s “A Ghost Story”, coming to theaters this July. Dark Rooms will be touring the US and Europe this fall in conjunction with the release of the film and their new album.
Strange Parts - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Strange Parts
Upon meeting in Philadelphia in 2007, Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan
vowed to make music together. It was not until years later when Duncan
had moved home to Seattle and Taylor had taken a job in New York that
the pair began working on material via email. Over three years of
bicoastal collaboration Strange Parts was born. The project brings
together the minimal pop sounds of Taylor’s solo work and the
classical infused art pop of Duncan’s project Oh! Pears. This unlikely
union combines to create a
melodic art pop sound, rich with body moving grooves and toe tapping
hooks, drawing inspiration from the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, Ebo
Taylor, Billie Holiday, Broadcast , and writer Hermann Hesse.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125