Power Animal

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Power Animal

Telepathic, Queen Jesus

Sun, July 30, 2017

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Power Animal - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Power Animal
Keith Hampson started Power Animal alone in his bedroom in 2006 creating lo-fi experimental pop songs and handing CD-R's to his friends that he grew up with in North-East Philadelphia. Eventually those friends formed a 6-piece band and traveled to Texas to record adaptations of those demos in 2010 (People Songs), an album based heavily around percussion, home made idiophones, and other experimental instrumentation.

Since then Power Animal has morphed into more sample based production, aiming for something in the realm of Kanye West but with awareness of the futility to achieve it and landing somewhere entirely different, often sampling obscure cassette tapes found in thrift stores. Keith began delving into this with an EP (Exorcism) in 2012 while performing by himself for a number of years.

Currently Power Animal is readying "Good Wind Pt.1" for release in early 2017, honing the dexterity learned from the last EP and diving into a more autobiographical narrative about loss and mental illness.

The live band currently consists of Keith, his bother Matt Hampson, Chris Clark and Megan Gouda. The instrumentation consists of two drum sets and three SP-404 samplers.
Telepathic - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Telepathic is a three piece punk/psych/pop band from Philadelphia. They
record at home onto a tape machine, and have day jobs. Currently they
are into writing short fast songs. They have a large range of influences,
most notably bands from the late 70's/early 80's from Australia, New
Zealand and the UK. RIYL: harmonies, lo-fi recording, guitars and 20-25
minute set times.
Queen Jesus - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Queen Jesus
Queen Jesus is a rock n roll band from Philadelphia. They began in 2012. Its
members play in multiple bands across the city, but come together to create
colorful and intense music. Their two recordings, 2014's "Darkness Yea,
Yea" (Full length CD) and 2016's "Tar Ranch" (5 song tape) reflect this.
Currently, the band is working on a second full-length
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125