Psychic Ills

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Psychic Ills

Nothing, Mike Bruno and The Black Magic Family Band

Wed, February 13, 2013

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Psychic Ills - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Psychic Ills
When it comes to following the beat of their own drum, New York’s
Psychic Ills have exemplified the phrase since their beginnings in 2003.
Initially spawned from electronic-centered home recording experiments,
they progressed into all-night full-band exploration in a neighborhood
where noise wasn’t a problem. They soon after evolved into a live band
seemingly at home within the extended jam, exploring a variety of musical
terrain. The early years saw several releases for Social Registry, tons of time
on the road, and collaborations with artists as diverse as Gibby Haynes
(Butthole Surfers) and Sonic Boom (Spacemen Three/ Spectrum). In
2011, their first effort for Sacred Bones, Hazed Dream traded in the synthesizer space-outs and raga rumbles, and delivered a record of sunburned
psych pop, awash in warm tones and blues damaged songwriting.
In 2012 they did two full Us tours including a stop at Austin Psych Fest,
and had their first trip to China. In August of 2012 they released the
song “Take Me With You” as a split 7" with Moon Duo. They recorded
One Track Mind, their fourth full length, this fall. The album features collaborations with and some production by Neil Michael Hagerty of Royal
Trux/The Howling Hex and features artwork by former 13th Floor Elevators songwriter and artist Powell St. John. There will also be a limited
value-add covers 7" available on initial orders, containing the Ills’ takes on
The Godz’ “Radar Eyes” and private press psych pop obscurity Cosmic
Michaels’ “Cosmic Michael Theme”. One Track Mind is perhaps the most
straight-forward rock record the Ills have ever made. They will be touring
in support of it heavily in both Europe and the Us. The drum keeps beating and they keep following it…
Nothing - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Nothing are a four piece punk band from Philadelphia, PA.

In a short time they have compiled multiple tours of the United States. They have performed in Austin, TX SXSW Music Festival of 2013 and supported bands such as The Raveonettes, METZ, Cold Cave, Merchandise, DIIV, and Youth Lagoon. Nothing are to embark on a second full United States tour in August supporting the bay area shoegaze outfit, Whirr. Whirr and Nothing will also be playing Japan and Australia in the Fall.

They have released a three song EP on Japanese boutique label, Big Love Records called, "Suns And Lovers" and earlier this year a five song EP on Baltimore Punk label, A389 Records called, "Downward Years To Come". Downward Years To Come received great press and the title tracks video was premeired on Stereogum.
Mike Bruno and The Black Magic Family Band - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Mike Bruno and The Black Magic Family Band
"Mike Bruno sets himself apart going down the hidden folk avenues on the Indie map with his latest EP The Sad Sisters. Bruno's voice is tormented and moving leaving you at the edge of your comfort zone. Dark and mysterious harmonies have you unsettled and calm simultaneously. Along with an acoustic guitar, a symphony of wineglass's, bells, drones, and a banjo fuel the infectious cooing. Mike Bruno exerts raw emotion that is felt through every delicate pluck and whisper, to every coarse wail and strums. The tracks change dynamically leaving you anticipating what soothing or evocative sound will capture by surprise. The EP is hypnotic in its own sense with the unusual instrumentation. Mike Bruno leaves you lost in your tracks in the place you know best." ~
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125