Sam O.B.

Johnny Brenda's

Sam O.B.

Camp Candle, Max Swan

Fri, July 14, 2017

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

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

Sam O.B. - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Sam O.B.
Sam O.B. (fka Obey City) has a unique energy. This soft-spoken New York native is at once a producer, deejay, label boss, tastemaker and champion of the new-New York underground. He effortless handles each role with zen-like serenity—in a lost tradition of American culture, one may have said ‘suave’.

What started as casual experimentation and beat making for rappers and friends has evolved over the last 10 years into an unrelenting solo passion, resulting in a steady stream of soul-drenched bedroom music that avoids trends in favor of the enduring.

Obey is humble when it comes to just about everything, but his penchant for the sounds of soul, funk and smooth jams has instilled a vibe that has grown up alongside a rapid evolving urban musical landscape. The result is glossy, shifting music that seeks the weird, the unrestrained, the cleverly odd.

His new music under the name Sam O.B. expands upon this musical background, but ends up being a truer reflection of his artist and spirit than ever before. He has continued collaborating with exciting new musicians and vocalists outside of his own solo endeavor.
Camp Candle - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Camp Candle
Two friends from Philadelphia trek through the crossroads of life with their music and a smile. She is Hetepsa, he is Nu Ra. They are Camp Candle.

The duo met at W.B Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, a school with a farm, located right in Philly. Throughout the years, the "farm school" became an unusual and often therapeutic outlet away from the decadence that plagues the city streets. Most city folk don't have the opportunity to do something so outside of themselves and their surroundings. Camp Candle wishes to share that feeling that comes from living beyond the limits of a situation through their music, because not everyone can turn to landscaping and tending to sheep as an outlet.

Camp Candle draws their influences from many places. You can find hints of synth pop, hip hop, indie rock, soul, and many other styles of music. Nu Ra, who does 1/2 of the production starts the instrumentation. When Hetepsa brings her flavor, she moves the music along with her lyrics and voice. When it's all melted together, it can only be described as Camp Candle.

Camp Candle plans on touring, connecting with thousands of people, and creating a genuine relationship with all who enjoy their music.
Max Swan - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Max Swan
It's 2:30am on a Sunday night in Manayunk, and the words "How I Wish it would rain" ring out of a third
story window over jazz influenced chord changes, thunderous drums and bass, and a cacaphony of
distorted guitar and layered synths. At its peak, the flood gates open, and a saxophone screams out
above the tension, singing above it all, lifting you off your feet with stratospheric altissimo. You can feel
the vibrato shaking deep within your own chest as old memories of love lost are portrayed with notes
above strings and synths, reminiscent of early 90s RnB and your favorite childhood soundtracks. This is
the sound of Max Swan, and it's pouring out there.
A saxophonist, vocalist, and producer from Philadelphia by way of Perkasie, PA, Max Swan channels
influence from the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Blake, Donny Hathaway, Michael Brecker, and Lenny
Pickett. He's gone from nothing-but-jazz, to everything-other-than-jazz, and all stops in between. Initially
being the loud alto player that showed up for the jam session every week, Max slowly took on more
opportunities in hip hop production, as both a bandleader and a studio producer, playing with a number of
artists and groups during their growth in the Philly music scene; notable names include LP Stiles, Kuf
Knotz, Mic Stew, and most recently, Aime. Over time, the saxophone he'd lay on tracks led to
supplementing keyboards, and writing string and horn section arrangements, many of which can be heard
on Aime's most recent release, "The Book of David", available on iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora. The work
that was done with these artists led Max to start laying vocals on his newer music, starting with "So Much
Chime" (also available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.). Swan received accolades during his new process with
Councilman David Oh's PHLlive Center Stage Music Conference, Ernest Stuart's Center City Jazz
Festival, all while continuing his rigorous study of saxophone, mainly by way of Lenny Pickett (SNL), in
order to truly reach proficiency in the altissimo (higher) registers of the instrument. Swan's music
combines his passions for jazz fusion, 21st century soul, and contemporary hip hop, featuring his vocals,
saxophone, and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). "The Fisherman", his debut, was made possible via
The Kimmel Center, and will be available soon.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125