Grandchildren - Album Release!

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Grandchildren - Album Release!

The Lawsuits (Record Release!), Laser Background, DJ Pow Pow (Chris Powell of Man Man)

Fri, May 3, 2013

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

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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

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Grandchildren - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Grandchildren
Grandchildren is an orchestral pop band from Philadelphia. Originating as a recording project that fused folk songs with sampled beats, the band evolved into a small orchestra known for its high energy live performances featuring multi-instrumentalist swapping. Grandchildren released their debut album Everlasting in 2010 followed by their sophomore release Golden Age in 2013. 
The Lawsuits (Record Release!) - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
The Lawsuits (Record Release!)
Recognized as the City of Brotherly Love’s ‘crown jewel,’ The Lawsuits have secured their place in Philadelphia’s vibrant music scene. With a fearless approach to music, the group doesn’t follow traditional rules of genre, pulling inspiration from blues to reggae, Americana to gospel, to make a sound that is effortless and beautiful.

The band released their debut full-length album, Cool Cool Cool, in October 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Their sound has been described as “one that incorporates strong storytelling, crisply built up instrumentation, and heartfelt vocals. These components infused with an omnipresent energy create songs that creep into one’s head for the long haul.”

Whether on recording or live, the band delivers a genuine sound that takes listeners on a journey through their fine blend of art and craft, telling stories that are worth the experience.
Laser Background - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Laser Background
Laser Background is a project about childhood. Every aspect of our adult lives is transformed by what we absorb during the sponge of our youth. And it is this precise molten window, still nestled & thriving within our brainscapes, that Philadelphia’s Andy Molholt delves into with Laser Background’s debut LP Super Future Montage.
“I wanted to create a psychedelic action/adventure LP,” says Molholt. “I look at Super Future Montage as a sort of mission statement, not just for Laser Background, but for life in general. I look at this album as my life’s work.”
Repetitive themes run rampant throughout the record, drawing parallels between birth, death, sleeping, waking, the monotony of the mundane & the peculiarity of the mystical. Molholt neatly wraps this colossal array into a confectionary web of confusion ripe for the tasting. “It’s a reminder of sorts, that existence is filled with beginnings & endings,” Molholt offers. “The human condition is basically one big lost & found. Once you really embrace the idea that security of any kind is an illusion, you can start to move forward & break new ground.”
Produced by Michael Johnson (Ape School, Lilys, Holopaw) & engineered by Michael Trillions (Norwegian Arms, Grandchildren), Super Future Montage pushes Laser Background into unexplored sonic territory, hijacking expectations & forcing the listener to come along for the ride. Echoing influences like Of Montreal’s Coquelicot & Brian Eno’s Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Molholt forges a sound both reminiscent & all his own, a post psychedelic avant-pop vacation. If past, present & future are the fruits of time, here Molholt has created his orchard. And in this warped universe, where time no longer matters, the flowers are constantly in bloom.
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
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/