Hop Along, Secret Mountains

Johnny Brenda's presents

Hop Along

Secret Mountains


Sat, July 14, 2012

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Hop Along - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Hop Along
Hop Along was first formed 10 years ago as a freak-folk project. It has since become a full band based (mostly) in the great city of Philadelphia. Their debut full-length, "Get Disowned" was released in 2012 by Hot Green Records. In the late fall of 2014 they are recording what will be their second LP, as a four-piece.

"Musically, the band mixes fuzzed out, angular, indie jams with underlying acoustic guitars, and little spits of avante garde noise ("Kids On The Boardwalk" is a great example). While they have a sound of their own, it's familiar enough to remind you of other bands (but for the life of me, I cannot tell you what bands they remind me of.)" -Punknews
Secret Mountains - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Secret Mountains
“The bulk of the last decade brought Baltimore’s hyper-color acts—the dance epics of Dan Deacon and the guitar spirals of Ecstatic Sunshine and Ponytail, or even the expatriate pop exuberance of Animal Collective—to the central streams of indie rock. Maybe it’s time to pull the shades: Maryland sextet Secret Mountains is a slow, subdued wonder, shaped by serpentine guitar lines that sigh and moan and busy drumming that sidles into the beat and shuffles around it. The surface is supplied by Kelly Laughlin, a singer whose muted alto seems wounded but resilient, like an autumn sun breaking through early morning clouds. This band is bound for bigger rooms.” Grayson Currin (Indyweek.com)
DRGN King - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
DRGN King began as the experimental recording project of Dominic Angelella and Brent Reynolds. The duo holed up in a South Philadelphia studio with plans of creating music that fell somewhere between The Flaming Lips, Shuggie Otis, and RZA. Two years later, Paragraph Nights was released, the fruits of their excessive labor. Joe Baldacci and Steve Montenegro joined the band around this time, and the four spent 2013 traversing the country and writing/recording new material. In 2014 they are releasing a cassette EP and an album, both filled with the music they've composed as a collective.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125