The Magic Numbers

Johnny Brenda's Presents

The Magic Numbers

Minihorse, Pilkington

Fri, July 20, 2018

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

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

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

The Magic Numbers - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Magic Numbers
The Magic Numbers are a four-piece indie rock band from England who formed in 2002. The group comprises of two pairs of brother and sister.
Minihorse - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Minihorse
Curled up in a nest of fuzz pedal guts, minihorse guitarist Ben Collins realized one night that his dreams have no meaning. All that circuit wiring, as it turns out, is a harness for trapping delusions.

The band explores that revelation over the unresolved pop progressions of debut EP Big Lack, shrugging off the big dumb universe with a wry tunefulness. Tracked at Collins’s home studio amid tinkerings with a prototype electrode headband, the record leaks out of headphones like slow direct current.

minihorse’s genetic inheritance is a recombination of bedroom transistor wizards like Bob Pollard, cruising guitar rock into the outer valences of space in a shit-can convertible, and the brandied humor of Evan Dando and Alex Chilton, approaching the void with a pack of cigarettes.

Cooing sarcasm over a wallop of scuzzy power pop, Collins pokes at misfit notions of belonging or purpose with a Jason Lytle sigh. “Hollywood painted it black/Wait. Paint it back,” he jokes before the dam breaks on “Drink You Dry.”

Collins and his fellow Ypsilanti yntroverts, bassist Christian Anderson and drummer John Fossum, are giddy with their musical contraptions. They scatter hooks like firecrackers on a blacktop throughout opener “Blueblack” and beat down doors with cool-headed kraut jam “Pinstripe Web.”

With breezy “Thriller,” Collins grips the tape reel, jerking the recording into warbled askew against a hummable fuzz bass counterpoint that coats the band’s keen insight:

“The thrill is not what’s gone/It never was.”
Pilkington - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Pilkington
Pilkington is the sound of turn of the century rock and roll infused with dynamic female vocals and just a splash of chiptune. Driven by the dual threat of front woman and lead guitarist, Becca Todd, the band has been steadily gaining fans since their first two singles, "All Around the Neighborhood" and "Soft Flesh", were released in 2017. During that short period, the band has shared the stage with Middle Kids, Death By Unga Bunga, Tristen, Hey Marseilles, and Bad Bad Hats. The band is fresh out of the studio and set to release their first LP in early summer 2018.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/