Johnny Brenda's presents


Sweatheart, How the Gods Chill (Danzig covers)

Sat, December 22, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm


This event is 21 and over

Renegade - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
There are many stories about how and where Renegade formed. One has the group forming in the 1960's and recording an early version of "Born to be Wild," later covered by Steppenwolf. Another, has the group forming to play a talent show at Cherry Hill West High in the late 1990s. But there is no debate over why the group formed. To rock
your balls off. Oh, you don't have balls? Right. Because Renegade rocked them off.

Since the band's last show at Johnny Brenda's on July 4,2008, the members of Renegade: Brian Adoff (Punk Rock Boot Camp/Drunken Heckler of Screen Legend Robert Duvall) Dave Adoff (Hey Angel) Richie Roxas (Pet Milk/Hail Social) Matt Maraldo (Hail Social) Dan Gross (Philadelphia Daily News/None More Black) and Jeff Ziga (Affirmative Action Jackson/Little Baby's Ice Cream), have had barely a day go by
where someone doesn't come up to them and ask when is the next Renegade show, much like how musicians from The Smiths or Led Zeppelin are inevitably asked about reunions whenever they are interviewed.

Having finally decided to take mercy on the masses and grant the public one more show, Renegade, whose countless hits have gone on to be covered by the likes of Quiet Riot, Simple Minds, INXS, Kim Wilde, Guns N' Roses, Billy Idol, and many more, will perform their farewell concert December 22, 2012 at Johnny Brenda's. But wait, wouldn't Wembley Stadium, or even Citizens Bank Park be a more appropriate
venue for such a monumental rock concert? Yes, conceivably. But they don't offer as many drink tickets as JB's so that is where Renegade will fittingly call it quits after nearly 50 years. Or 20 years. Depends on who you ask.
Sweatheart - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
With records fit for the soundtrack to 80′s movie, ‘Valley Girl’ and a live show reminiscent of a house party, Philadelphia’s well dressed Sweatheart are your best friends and favorite entertainers. What began with drug-rugs, acoustics guitars, and Bell Biv Devoe covers as a distraction to relieve the pressures of an art opening, Thom Lessner and Rose Luardo have continued to push Sweatheart in every direction they want to, from dinner theater to arena rock. With Thom’s love for pop metal and Rose’s for new wave alongside rippers: Dave Pap, Brian Langan and Amanda Blank, this is a band high on fun and living in the moment. Somewhat of a ‘bands band’, members of Sweatheart have collaborated with The Darkness, Spinto Band, SantiGold, Spank Rock, Diplo, etc. Their 2005 debut record, ‘So Cherri’ (Tone Arm) was a minimal drum machine gem of tasty hooks and included the youtube fav, ‘Fingerbangin’. After a mess of limited mixtapes, the band released ‘Tell Your Sister’ (Free News) in 2010 with a much bigger rock sound and soon adapted this to their live shows. Always moving forward, Sweatheart’s new record, ‘Sittin Pretty’ (Free Energy Records) is set to land late summer 2013.
How the Gods Chill (Danzig covers) - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
How the Gods Chill (Danzig covers)
3 dudes. Should have been called Dumb-zig. Featuring members of None More Black, Halo of Snakes, Hey Angel
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125