Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang

Johnny Brenda's presents

Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang

D. Ryan Belski, Lux Perpetua, with Visuals by Eye Gate II

Fri, March 1, 2013

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang
Juston Stens was a guitarist in a young punk band before turning to drums at age 20 after breaking his wrist. He ended up as the drummer for the popular rock band Dr. Dog after moving to Philadelphia, but always considered himself foremost a singer, songwriter and guitar player.

Stens left Dr. Dog to play guitar and write and record his own music, a hard decision that he marked by rebuilding a 1972 Triumph motorcycle and hitting the road. The resulting cross-country journey took him to visit friends in bands like Wilco, Spoon, Dr. Dog, Apollo Sunshine and Giant Cloud. Stens wrote and recorded songs with musical pals at each destination, and the trip was documented in an upcoming film, “I Lay Where I Fall.”

Stens’ debut album, Trash or Treasure, was released last year and reissued on vinyl in summer of 2013. It has a timeless sound that harkens back to classic ’50s rock and roll—part surf guitar, part Elvis and Bill Haley and the Comets. Stens is now on the road throughout the Northeast with his rock band, the Get Real Gang, and will release a new album, Share the Road, in October on limited-edition vinyl and digitally on all major download and streaming sites.
D. Ryan Belski - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
D. Ryan Belski
When Daniel Ryan Belski performs on stage, the strength and heart of his voice, melodies and guitar riffs spread through the crowd like an incantation. His songs are the ink inside the fingerprints of dreams. Addressing lizards, bones, the ghosts of regret, and the ongoing march of our silly human parade of existence, his music plays homage to the passing of time the way the light from a star delivers a message from another galaxy. Imagine holding a funhouse mirror next to a music box. Then paint a red-bearded, humble spirit inside. Belski’s music reflects the carnival sky as he sings you a little of yourself back.
Lux Perpetua - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Lux Perpetua
After spending the better part of 5 years in the studio, Lux Perpetua is proud to present ‘Hehbehdehbehbehdeh’ --- out May 29th on Color Theory records. With idiosyncratic songwriting, psychedelic explosions, and washes of warm gooey melody, Lux Perpetua crafted a subtle, strange record that grabs your ears and gives them something to chew on. Hailing from Philadelphia PA, ‘Hehbehdehbehbehdeh’ was recorded at front man Justin Wolf’s home studio Nomadic Recording and features the backup vocals of Amelia Meath of Mountain Man and Sylvan Esso. The 11 tracks contemplate all manner of weird emotion, strange coincidence, and specific remembrance, all set to jangly guitar rock and washes of atmospheric soundscapes. Lux Perpetua’s live performance showcases the bands ability to shred, taking the large sound of the recordings and crunching them into searing nuggets of unabashed psych rock. Featuring the virtuosic bass playing and drumming of Matt Gibson and Spencer Carrow, the 3 piece brings as much heat as possible to the stage, while still giving form and time to the songwriting and melody.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125