The Original Sins

Johnny Brenda's presents

The Original Sins

St. James and The Apostles, The GTVs, Midwestern Exposure

Sat, April 6, 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

The Original Sins - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
The Original Sins
John Terlesky, better known as Brother JT, founded garage pop outfit the Original Sins in 1987.
Based around the idea of combining the best aspects of 60's garage and '70's punk, the group soon got the attention of Bar/None Records founder Glenn Morrow who released the Sins' first single, "Just 14", followed by a debut LP, Big Soul, later that year, both to some critical acclaim. The four-piece went on to release 10 albums (including Peter Buck-produced Move), tour America & Europe, get MTV airplay, and generally raise a hammond organ-stoked din before calling it a day in 1998.
Since then 'reunions' have become more and more difficult due to the relocation of band members.
So, as of 2012, JT started playing as 'the Sins' with like-minded souls Jamie Mahon and Mike Kiker (of phila. psych blues experts St. James and the Apostles)--and on occasion with Sam Steinig and Scott Rodgers (formerly of Sins' contemporaries Mondo Topless). The faces may change, but the intent--getting folks to get off their asses and shake it--remains the same.
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
The GTVs - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
The GTVs
In 1992, Sam Steinig started Mondo Topless. After 19 years, 5 albums, a bunch of singles, tracks on comps, and tours domestic and abroad, it was finally time to call it quits in early 2011.

It didn't take long to decide what the hell to do: form another band. The GTVs are in some ways similar to Mondo Topless (one foot firmly planted in 60s garage), and in other ways not. There's a healthy dose of Stax Soul, some groovy instrumentals (think Brian Auger/Georgie Fame), and a definite desire to get butts shaking and shimmying.

Sam supplants his trademark Vox Continental organ with an old Hohner Pianet for some added trash and raunch.

Jake Morton (guitar), formerly of Montana's International Playboys joined, injecting a crunchy mix of punk-infused soul. Steve Cropper meets Larry Parypa (Sonics) would be a good comparison

Scott Galper (drums) comes to us from the Pacific Northwest via Pittsburgh (or is it the other way around? I can't remember). He did time in surf outfit The Galaxy Trio (part of the Estrus Records stable) and noisemeisters The Heretics (Get Hip Recordings) in the 90s.

Dean McNulty played bass in Philly's Emma a decade ago, dropped out for a while, tuned in to the soul thump of Duck Dunn, and showed up on Sam's doorstep ready to provide the requisite thud and boom this new combo requires.
Midwestern Exposure - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Midwestern Exposure
The story of Midwestern Exposure begins way back in a time long forgotten by most. It's a epic tale of adventure, romance and erotica; filled with ups, downs and in-betweens.... but I'm getting tired of writing so I'll just cut to the chase. Cam plays some stuff, Jeff plays some other stuff and Forrest plays yet more stuff. When their powers combined they are.... Captain Planet or something even cooler like when the Power Rangers combined all their sweet robot things into one enormous even cooler robot with a awesome sword.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125