Adam & Dave's Bloodline - Album Release Party!

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Adam & Dave's Bloodline - Album Release Party!

St. James and The Apostles, Sleeping Bag, Arrah and the Ferns

Fri, February 22, 2013

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

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Adam & Dave's Bloodline - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Adam & Dave's Bloodline
Philadelphia 5-piece Adam & Dave's Bloodline release their new '2x2 EP' on Founding Fathers Records (Gold Crowns, Joe Kusy) February 22nd. This 12" slice of analog psychedelic melancholy is enough to ruin your faith in even the best of folks.
St. James and The Apostles - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
St. James and The Apostles
3 cousins playing some apocalyptic gospel

"Philly garage rock trio St. James & The Apostles have a big sound for just three guys. You can attribute some of that to Mike Kiker on keyboards, who plays Ray Manzerek style, juggling both bass lines and higher-end lead parts. Certainly Jeff Castner’s thundering drums are another component, as well as frontman Jamie Mahon, whose voice bellows and guitar rips. ... They’re part Doors, part Supergrass, part spiritual." - John Vettese, WXPN's The Key
Sleeping Bag - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Sleeping Bag
Stripped-down, unblighted, bedroom pop songs... about girls. "Women Of Your Life" is the intimately facile sophomore album from indie-slackers Sleeping Bag.

The Bloomington, Indiana based trio is spearheaded by Dave Segedy, who is the group's drummer, songwriter and primary vocalist (that's right: a drummer who writes and sings all the songs!). Specializing in simple and honest songwriting, Malkmus-deadpan vocal delivery, and unusually addictive melodies, Sleeping Bag craft songs that are at once familiar and fresh.

The band's debut s/t album was released on Joyful Noise in August 2011, receiving praise from Under The Radar, Impose Magazine, Village Voice, RCRD LBL, and My Old Kentucky Blog. With their second album, the trio have matured in the ways one might expect: songs are a bit longer, lyrics a bit more personal, and arrangements more developed. But all of Sleeping Bag's signature elements are well represented throughout: the heartfelt ("In The Pocket", "Still Life"), the playful ("Allison Cole", "Saturday Night") and the unbelievably catchy ("Soccer Ball", "Walk Home").

Segedy's effortless melodies, accompanied by the distinctively jangling guitar work of Lewis Rogers and the tastily minimal bass of David Woodruff, combine to form a sound that summons the energy and earnestness of 90s rock, while sidestepping throwback territory. Familiar influences are organically reconstructed into relevant, captivating pop. These are instantly accessible songs which gain surprising depth with each obsessively repeated listen.
Arrah and the Ferns - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Arrah and the Ferns
Led by frontwoman Arrah Fisher, The Philadelphia based Arrah and the Ferns meld many sounds of folk, country, blues, indie-rock, and pop. Fisher's unique voice guides listeners into a world of emotion with a backdrop of various instrumentation such as dueling guitars, wurlitzer, and banjolin. Their sound is not easily defined as their direction has changed a number of times since their inception in 2005. Their third album, a 6-song EP titled Soldier Ghost, was released digitally on 10/14/2011.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/