Grandchildren - Album Release!

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Grandchildren - Album Release!

The Lawsuits, Laser Background (Solo), DJ Pow Pow (Chris Powell of Man Man)

Fri, May 3, 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

Grandchildren - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Grandchildren emerged in 2008 as pioneers of Philadelphia’s underground music scene known for their
unique cinematic blend of pop, folk and electronica. Their first three releases chart a sonic evolution
from the lo-fi Everlasting (2010), to the symphonic Golden Age (2013) to the pop-driven ZUNI (2015).
Songwriter Aleks Martray attributes his eclectic sound to a nomadic coming of age across three
continents and a decade of touring, during which he met frontwoman Shari Bolar. The couple’s soulful
harmonies and on stage chemistry came to define the band’s new sound, featured on the
self-titled release Grandchildren (2019).
The Lawsuits - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
The Lawsuits
For years, Philadelphia's The Lawsuits have been known for a
sound that cannot be pigeonholed into one genre. There is something to
be said about a band that has been creating music together as long as
The Lawsuits have. With that longevity comes a sort of comfort and
understanding for both themselves, and the listener. "Moon Son", the
band's second full length release, and Randm Records debut, showcases
years of blending each other's influences and sounds to create
something wholly their own. They have spent their music careers up to
this point dipping their toes in multiple sounds and styles to create
this very identity. With a nostalgic nod to the greats of the past and
a dash of modern productions and self-awareness, laced with sweeping
harmonies: this is The Lawsuits.

Formed after songwriter Brian Dale Allen Strouse was introduced to
vocalist Vanessa Winters & bassist Brendan Cunningham through a mutual
friend, The Lawsuits then recruited fellow Temple alum, drummer Josh
Friedman. Their 2013 release, 'Cool Cool Cool', was produced by Bill
Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man), and garnered attention from outlets such
as Rolling Stone, Spin, Paste & Philadelphia’s WXPN. The album's first
single, 'Onion', was chosen as #22 of Daytrotter's 300 Best Songs of
Laser Background (Solo) - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Laser Background (Solo)
Laser Background is the brainchild of Philadelphia's Andy Molholt. For the past half-decade they have been consistently producing experimental psych/pop, culminating with their most recent release, 2017's "Dark Nuclear Bogs."
DJ Pow Pow (Chris Powell of Man Man)
DJ Pow Pow (Chris Powell of Man Man)
Spinning throughout the night!
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125