Azusa Plane Retrospective Album Launch / Jason DiEmilio 5 Year Memorial, Füxa

Johnny Brenda's presents

Azusa Plane Retrospective Album Launch / Jason DiEmilio 5 Year Memorial


The Asteroid No. 4, Mariner Nine

Sat, October 29, 2011

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Füxa - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Detroit-based experimental rock legends, Füxa focus on a lo-fi, electronics-heavy blend of droning, treated guitars, vintage synths, and sparse percussion in the vein of suicide, Spacemen 3/Spiritualized, and neu!. Comprised of Randall Nieman, Tom Meade, and Ryan Anderson, the group formed in 1995 after Nieman left Dearborn-based space-rock group Windy & Carl to purse other projects. He hooked up with Anderson, who'd recently severed his ties with another local group, Asha Vida, and a common interest in arcane instruments and electronics led the pair to each form a label -- Nieman with Mind Expansion and Anderson with Astro Lanes -- to put out collaborative material. What followed was a veritable flood of releases, not only on Mind Expansion and Astro Lanes, but labels such as Burnt Hair, Rocket Girl, the Great Pop Supplement, Static Caravan, Alley Sweeper, Che, Darla and more. most of them meticulously conceived with an eye toward collectibility (hand-cut and numbered sleeves, colored vinyl, strategic split recordings, etc.). The result was Füxa's quick ascension to cult status, buoyed by split recordings with artists such as the Azusa Plane, Telescopes, Martin Rev, Dean and Britta and Stereolab. For the better part of the last decade, fuxa frontman Randall Nieman has also been a part of sonic boom"s Spectrum as well as sitting in from time to time with long time friends and collaborators the telescopes. so, finally after a few years consumed by other projects, fuxa returns full steam with a new album and a string of ltd edition split singles which have all sold out in record time. finally, the king of space rock has returned!!
The Asteroid No. 4 - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
The Asteroid No. 4
Their sound, a hypnotic hybrid of several different genres filtered through the kaleidoscope of all things psych, krautrock, shoegaze, folk and even 70s "cosmic" country-rock, has matured them to the point of originality rather than simply homage.

"The American Psychedelicists have been at it for well over a decade and have eight albums to prove it. Bizarrely though they just keep getting better and the band’s latest release Hail to the Clear Figurines is their most essential so far." -Pop Junkie
Mariner Nine - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Mariner Nine
Mariner nine had its start in the mid-90's Philadelphia indie rock scene. They released music under the now defunct Meltdown Records, Kingtone and Crank record labels, and later through their own Miner Street Recordings. Co-frontmen, Brian McTear and Jason Knight started a recording studio by the same name in 1994, which McTear still runs to this day, home to recordngs by Sharon Van Etten, Dr. Dog, Twin Sister, Marissa Nadler and countless others. Mariner nine recorded its first collection of music in over twelve years in time for their 20th Anniversary as a band in January 2011. "Twenty" is available for download on the band's Bandcamp page (
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125