A Night of Philly Phunk ft. Nik Greeley & The Operators + Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket

Johnny Brenda's Presents

A Night of Philly Phunk ft. Nik Greeley & The Operators + Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket

Trap Rabbit

Fri, November 9, 2018

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

Nik Greeley & The Operators - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Nik Greeley & The Operators
Nik Greeley is known for being arguably the best frontman & performer in Philadelphia, and just in the last few years has established himself as one of the most entertaining & hard working musicians in the area, often being compared to the likes of James Brown, Joe Cocker, and Jim Morrison. Greeley released his solo debut EP Town Gypsy in Spring 2015, and has performed live sessions & received airplay on radio stations such as Radio 104.5, 88.5 WXPN, 93.3 WMMR, 93.7 WSTW and 95.9 WRAT. Greeley is also a member & singer in Philly funk band, Swift Technique, where he shares lead vocal duties with his female counter-part, Chelsea ViaCava. Members of ST also perform in The Operators, including Greg Rosen and Ian Gray.

The Operators is a collective of some of the finest musicians in Philly and who all happen to be friends, too. It includes producer/drummer Joe Baldacci, bassist, Kenny Shumski, and members of prog-fusion juggernauts, Out of The Beardspace, Zach LoPresti (Lead Guitar) & Sam Gutman (Keyboards). The operators horn section is Greg Rosen on trumpet, Ian Gray on trombone (both members of Swift Technique), and Jason O’Mara on saxophone.

Greeley has had the pleasure of opening for respected artists such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Gene Ween (Ween) Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Shuggie Otis, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads) Fishbone, Moon Hooch, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Rusted Root and many more. NG & The Operators is looking to continue their success into 2016 and beyond.
Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket
Johnny Showcase is an electrifying experience. An 8-piece absurdist soul outfit based in Philadelphia, it is an innovative, joyful tour-de-force that blissfully toes the line between performance art and a psychedelic soul revival. Carrying the torch of funk-rock pioneers like Funkadelic and Frank Zappa, they have gained a massive following and propelled Johnny to something that of a funky Philly folk hero legend.


The brain-child of theater artist/ musician David Sweeny, Johnny Showcase is a sweaty, charismatic showman from Rhode Island who is equal parts Andy Kaufman and Prince. Surrounding him is a rag tag group of performers, including spiritual adviser Rumi Kitchen (Michael Baker of The Spinning Leaves), two vacuous vocalists collectively named The Truth (Adrienne Mackey and Liz Filios), and knife sharp backing band the Mystic Ticket.


In 2009, they staged a sold out run of a fantastical, unauthorized Prince inspired odyssey Purr, Pull, Reign as part of the 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts/ Fringe Festival. 2011 saw the release of their debut album Love is the Message, co-produced with Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger), followed up in 2012 with the self-produced EP Mystic Ticket I: The Pump Fake.
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Trap Rabbit - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Trap Rabbit
Trap Rabbit is an alt-jazz keys/drums duo based out of Philadelphia. Together since 2015, Arjun Dube (drums) and Logan Roth (keys) have created a unique and powerful sound combining hard hitting hip-hop grooves, intricate songwriting, and captivating musical chemistry.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/