West Philadelphia Orchestra, OOLALA

Johnny Brenda's Presents

West Philadelphia Orchestra


Mother Feather

Fri, November 2, 2018

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

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

West Philadelphia Orchestra - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
West Philadelphia Orchestra
With a diverse line-up of professional Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to
Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble in today’s auto-tuned musical
world. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and
Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music. The band
also plays original compositions which blend other sounds, like jazz and classical, together with traditional
Balkan sounds. As much a community as a band, WPO’s performances are celebratory events. With blistering
beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, dance, and slip the yoke of the homogenized
culture industry.
OOLALA - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
OOLALA is a band that travels on gravity and is, therefore, unbound in its cosmological studies of the universe
through ROCKROLL. Free to experience all points in space, all forms of energy, all states of matter, and all
times in time, fully and simultaneously, their vibrations are the stuffs from which everything is made and
Mother Feather - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Mother Feather
"If you're feeling this you're my next victim," front-woman Ann Courtney intones with steely-eyed confidence, assuring the audience of motherfeathers ("MFers") of their submission to the cult. With their ferocious and enthralling live show, Mother Feather has ignited a wildfire of followers since hitting the New York club scene in 2010 and attracted the attention of heavy music legend and Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel, who signed the self-proclaimed "pop cock rock" outfit to the label in 2015.

Epic songs warrant larger-than-life costumes and dance, and a garishly bedazzled Courtney and hype-woman sidekick Elizabeth Carena slither, thrust, and high-kick their way through a set that invokes Marc Bolan's cheeky swagger, Bowie's braggadocio, and the howl and shimmy of a "To Bring You My Love"-era PJ Harvey. NYC rock mainstay Gunnar Olsen occupies an authoritatively savage rhythm section propelled by Chris Foley's blistering one-man guitarmy. This is pop cock rock: anthemic riffs, now-or-never bravado, and tight dance beats bolstered by pop precision and purity of mission.

"'Mother Feather' is the muse," says Courtney. "It is the embodiment of your wildest inspiration. Every song is a challenge -- to myself and the audience. I want catharsis and I want it now."
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125