Johnny Brenda's Presents


Ages 21+
RFA with Dominy and Hotbed at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 8PM - Doors
  • 9PM - Hotbed
  • 10PM - Dominy
  • 11PM - RFA


RFA is a four-piece garage rock and roll band from Philadelphia, PA. The strapping young quartet formed out of a couple of lunch table conversations about Elvis, The Rolling Stones and The Strokes while its members were just sophomores in high school attending St. Joseph’s Prep in North Philadelphia. All four of the guys—Dan Cousart (vox/guitar), Christian Turzo (lead guitar), Brendan McHale (bass/vocals), and Alec Powell (drums)—met at auditions for the school “rock band” and quickly hit it off, bonding over their shared love of stripped down rock and roll music and a ravenous hunger to perform in front of an audience. They played together in various bands throughout high school before finally coming together in their current incarnation when all four members moved to the big city for college.

The band, in good rock and roll fashion, immediately plunged into the Philly music scene head first, cutting their teeth playing countless shows in damp basements and small clubs, all the while honing their skills night after night and captivating whoever was lucky enough to experience one of their infamously raucous shows. Three years later with two EP’s, their self-titled album, two national tours, a film soundtrack, and countless hours of relentless, sweaty performances under their collective belt, the group is tighter than ever and anxious to preach their unique take on the rock and roll gospel to all that will listen—these four guys have something to say, and are going to say it the only way they know how: loud, proud, and with a shot of rye whisky for good measure.


Dominy is a Philadelphia based indie band that crafts hook-laced, irreverent rock and roll that draws a wide array of influences that include surf, classic country, and Americana. Formed in 2016, Dominy released their debut album, 'Wet Leather' in January 2017, as well as a follow up EP that July titled 'Dry Pleather'. During their time playing in Philadelphia as well as touring, Dominy has garnered a reputation for high energy shows suffused with sardonic humor. Currently in the studio, Dominy forges ahead with their relentless energy, working on their second full length album (slated for spring 2019), the third release in under two years as a band.


The sun is setting and birds are souring amid a summer skyline. Rhythmic waves tremble in the distance. Awake beneath a blurred violet sky, the sandy psych-rock quartet was hitting their stride along the shore. It was August 2017.

HOTBED is a Philadelphia-based psych-rock group that met while attending the University of Delaware. Seen to many as a breath of fresh air, the group portrays a familiar yet newborn form of psychedelic rock. HOTBED's debut LP “Florence” represents their sinuous sound devising elements of rock, pop, and dance. Hear their turbulent guitar riffs, electronic echoes and syncopated rhythms evolve through nine tracks full of invigoration and sincerity. Bold yet vulnerable, gritty yet lustrous; the band plans to take their sound to the next level. Through exuberant live performances the music embodies a way of hedonism exceeding expectations.

Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125