Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle present - Edit Bunker

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle present - Edit Bunker

I Think Like Midnight, Lanterna

Thu, June 11, 2015

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle present - Edit Bunker - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle present - Edit Bunker
Owen Biddle and Zach Danziger whether as a duo, or comprising two thirds of New York's Mister Barrington, are a force pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Enabled by elaborate MIDI architecture which allows for free-form melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and even visual composition, they've created a universe of hybrid interplay between wood, metal, and machine.

Zach and Owen, whose credits include artists such as The Roots, John Legend, Wayne Krantz, Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Al Green, Sting, and Chaka Khan have, through their innovative use of music technology, been recognized through features in Electronic Musician Magazine (April '13), a TEDx presentation at UMass Amherst entitled "Innovative Thinking", and through the support of music companies including Gretsch, Zildjian, CallowHill, Ableton, iZotope, RME, and MONO.
I Think Like Midnight - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
I Think Like Midnight
I Think Like Midnight is a Philadelphia-based instrumental rock band formed by lovers of the lost art of the rock instrumental. Succinct riffs, hooks, and melodies combine to form brainy, tightly-arranged earworm awesomeness with nods to Wire, Pullman, Television, Spoon, Tortoise, Love Tractor, and ITLM spirit band animal Pell Mell.

The initial spark was a reoccurring desire on the part of ITLM founder Andrew Chalfen (The Trolleyvox, The Wishniaks, Gimme) to hear a new record by the long-defunct band Pell Mell. As no new Pell Mell material has been released since 1997, Chalfen and longtime musical collaborator Dean “Clean” Sabatino (The Dead Milkmen, Baby Flamehead) made a record in the spirit of Pell Mell in the Ithaca, NY woods at Mabel Sound, the studio of engineer, musician, and renowned author J. Robert Lennon. The resulting album "Warm Seclusion Structure" (released in December 2014 on Quadrapuss Records) prompted the formation of a live band with the addition of bassist Josh Newman (American Altitude, Heyward Hawkins Band) and newest member Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen, Butterfly Joe) on keys). At recent shows new tunes have been surfacing which will almost certainly appear on a planned second release.
Lanterna - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Henry Frayne's Lanterna is the Midwest counterpart to Scenic's Southwest-inspired soundtracks for a lonely journey through open lands. Combining his background in post-punk and dark dream pop with atmospherics drawing from spaghetti western soundtracks and ambient isolationism, Lanterna's mostly instrumental output generates a variety of moods, ranging from becalmed to unsettling to fiery.
The ten-song collection of Backyards completes multi-instrumentalist Henry Frayne’s most compelling work to date where he crafts musical landscapes interweaving layers of warm, instrumental sonic tapestries. For Frayne, the inception of Backyards began almost a decade ago and is a culmination of his career as a versatile musician best known for blending genres and bending guitar styles to create layers of airy overtones. For this album, most of the songs sprung from an orphaned blond Conrad hollow body six-string bequeath from a friend in 1995 along with a Gibson acoustic, purchased in a Maine farmyard circa 1983 for $5, after having survived a fire. Frayne composed the underlying textures of the record with a heavy influence from the Nashville tuning, the practice of utilizing very light strings to produce an angelic sound, learned from bandmate Brendan Gamble from their time in The Moon Seven Times.

Recording for Backyards began in 2008 with drummer Louie Simon, known best for his work in Proof of Utah, in Mahomet, Illinois at Waterworks Audio (which happens to sit atop the all-important Mahomet Aquifer) with co-producer/engineer Mike Brosco. It was here the album began to take shape. Meticulously, the rhythms and virtuous melodies were expanded by layered, echoing guitars accompanied by Brosco’s haunting tape-effects lurking in the far dark corners of the mixes. Longtime Champaign-Urbana based producer Adam Schmitt contributed the rolling bassline on the song “Sicily” to tie it all together.
- Andy Kellman

“flurries of rippling arpeggios, rich ringing chord clusters and long, sustained single notes that hang in the air” – San Francisco Chronicle
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125