TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb (Vinyl Release Show!)

Johnny Brenda's Presents

TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb (Vinyl Release Show!)

Lightninging, Haunted Homes

Fri, September 15, 2017

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

$10.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

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

TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb
Idiots manufacturing joy and dancing out the door.
More specifically…

"Eclectic and evocative, stirring together dusty cinematic arrangements with lyrical tales
of depravity and hard-luck humanity that sound like something out of a Cormac
McCarthy novel."

"Playing Americana 'slash blues', they sing, wail, lament, and brood over being drunk,
hungover, alone, depressed, sweaty, and lost. A simple recount of a whiskey-inspired
tradition on guitar and harmonica."
- Pop Montreal

"A contemporary-ancient brand of Americana similar to The Band or, at its crankiest
extreme, Captain Beefheart... with a dirty Mersey Beat that'd shame the Animals."
- Philadelphia Citypaper

"It lands somewhere between The Basement Tapes and Anodyne, with a ragged, lo-fi
aesthetic and lyrics drenched in heartbreak and whiskey.”
- Pop Matters

“Kong is a gifted storyteller, crafting tales of drifters, losers, and drunkards into fourminute
epics… Martino’s sparse yet inventive rhythms give the songs lift and pep…
Expansive and compelling.”
- Sputnik Music

“TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb up the tempo with their whiskey-fueled Americana.”
- Paste Magazine

“A post-apocalyptic fall-out shelter house band.”
- Philadelphia Weekly

"Entertainingly unhinged."
- CBS Philadelphia

"Sounding like a cross between the Mountain Goats, Tom Waits and the ghost of
Captain Beefheart serenading the crowd at a drunken rodeo, these guys cherry pick
from the American songbook for both whiskey-soaked missives and woozy balladry."
- The Deli Magazine

"One of the most sought after bands in Philly."
- USA Today
Lightninging - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Mark Cruttenden, Greg Foran, Greg O'neill, and Matt Williams are Lightninging: a handful of knuckleheads since old times that play 'American' rock and roll in the tradition of other 'American' rock and roll bands. Eyes closed, sad and sadistic, 'good loud' and guile-less music for having too good a time to. Ask them why they still do it. They'll tell you all about it.
Haunted Homes - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Haunted Homes
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125