Johnny Brenda's Presents


Avers, Oldermost (Solo)

Sat, January 18, 2014

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

This event is 21 and over

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

Geology - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Geology is the solo work of Greg Jehanian from MeWithoutYou.

'(The music) features a huge, sweeping landscape...that sounds like flying over the moors on a steel grey morning in early winter when everything is brown and crunchy, but achingly beautiful.'
-Carrie Brothers, CMJ
Avers - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Inspired by chance encounter, Avers was formed over the course of ten nights of writing and recording–an absence of expectation, and the beauty of an unexpected result.
Chemistry, a substance generally cultivated on rare occasion, materialized instantly while members James-Lloyd Hodges (Farm Vegas), James Mason (The Mason Brothers), Adrian Olsen (Hypercolor), Alexandra Spalding (Lost in the Trees) and Tyler Williams (The Head and The Heart) explored ideas and sounds that resulted in their debut album, Empty Light. Within the confines of a two-hundred-year-old farm that houses Montrose Recording (Richmond, VA), ghosts echoing from a Flickinger console once owned by Sparklehorse; fires burned until first morning light. Five new friends trusting in the unexpected, following the creative tide. These elements reveal the heart and soul of the band itself.
Avers is defined by creation within a moment – a trust that music recorded so close to its inspiration has a certain magic that is valid/rare in a world of over-thought perfection. Their debut spans a psychedelic spectrum of musical light; ethereal, cathartic, and illuminated from within by raw emotion, blending the aural colors which fill the space of Empty Light.
Oldermost (Solo) - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Oldermost (Solo)
Bradford Bucknum is the lead singer and principal songwriter of Philadelphia's up-and-coming rock/pop outfit Oldermost.

Without being too overtly experimental in sonic nature, Oldermost seems to stand confidently on the edges of the current musical zeitgeist.

There's a healthy blend of itinerant wonderment and discontentment that seems vulnerable to every vibrating rhythm in each moment, image or idea, both ordinary and extraordinary, tragic and ebullient.

The songs, characterized by sweet, bellowing vocals swimming over a sea of string and vocal harmonies, can be both feral and gentle at any moment, but they are always wholehearted.

WXPN's The Key blog writes, "Their sound is gorgeous and expansive, blending traditional songwriting motifs and blue-eyed soul harmonies with an uplifting and emphatically modern guitar rock attack. I’ve called these guys rootsy in the past, but I admit that it short-sells what they do: Oldermost is a band with a surplus of texture and ambition, one that doesn’t recognize the self-imposed barriers you typically find in the Americana scene. A few things to take note of in their Key Studio Sessions set: Geoff Bucknum’s swirling space guitar and his brother Bradford’s howling vocals on 'Close to the Fire.'"

Joined by friends and members of Oldermost, specifically the group's drummer, the fantastic Mr. Stephen Robbins, Bradford will perform new Oldermost songs, covers and tracks from the upcoming debut full length album, I Live Here Now, co-produced by Jonathan Low of Miner St Recordings.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125