Grandchildren, Spaceship Aloha

Johnny Brenda's Presents


Spaceship Aloha

White Bike

Fri, August 28, 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

Grandchildren - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Since their first release, Everlasting (2010), Grandchildren have evolved from pioneers of Philadelphia’s burgeoning DIY scene into a musical powerhouse known for their unique cinematic blend of pop, folk and electronica. A product of a nomadic coming of age across three continents, frontman Aleks Martray settled in Philly to form a family of musicians that brought to life his eclectic sound - Roman Salcic (drums), John Vogel (synth), Russell Brodie (bass), and Adam Katz (guitar). Their following two records took them from the symphonic Golden Age (2013) to the pop-driven ZUNI (2015). After attaining road warrior status through several US tours, sharing the stage with such bands as Man Man, O’Death, and Thievery Corporation, the band went back into the studio to begin work on their fourth album. Their newest single OK I’m Waiting, a psych-folk ode to seizing the moment, offers a glimpse into their forthcoming self-titled album Grandchildren, slated for a May 2018 release. The track features the soulful harmonies of vocalist Shari Bolar in her debut performance with the band.

“... a wonderfully psychedelic sound, and much like the Flaming Lips’ best work more than a decade ago, it does everything it can to leave a smile on your face.” - Adrien Begrand, PopMatters
Spaceship Aloha - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Spaceship Aloha
SPACESHIP ALOHA is the hyper-buoyant solo project from drummer/producer Christopher Sean Powell (AKA Pow Pow, PayPow, Powserati). SA’s first release, Universe Mahalo, Vol. 1, presents a kaleidoscope of lush melodies and joyous electronic rhythms inspired by Hawaii’s musical landscape. Intended for non-stop dancing, the live show is bursting with elements of vibrant addictive beats, refreshing sounds, and adventurous improvisation - all performed on an ecosystem of synthesizers, sequencers, electronic drums, and live percussion. Spaceship Aloha is the next generation of Powell’s explosive performance style, first seen in the avant-garde art rock ensemble Need New Body, followed by the experimental pop band Man Man.
White Bike - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
White Bike
White Bike is the brainchild of creative genius Daniel Schlett and potentially whoever he feels like collaborating with. Might be a vocalist, might be a trumpet through a Kaos pad, an improvisational organ and a guitar through a chain of effects pedals. His style is like a box of chocolates but you always know it’s going to be delicious. When Daniel isn’t making his own fuego, he is helping other people produce their’s as chief engineer at Strange Weather Studios in Brooklyn, NY.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125