The End of America

Johnny Brenda's Presents

The End of America

American Trappist, Former Belle

Thu, December 28, 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

The End of America - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The End of America
The End of America is a band of friends, singers and travelers who blend three-part harmony with rock and Americana. Based in Philadelphia, their sound resonates with fans of Ryan Adams, CSNY and Dawes.

All frontmen of previous bands, Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard met on tour in 2005. A few years later they went on to form a trio that highlights their vocal chemistry and songwriting. TEOA recently wrapped the recording of their debut LP, a follow-up to their previous EPs, Shakey and Steep Bay. Joining forces with longtime friend and engineer Dave Downham in the producer’s chair, the band tracked 11 new songs at nearby Gradwell House Recordings in Haddon Heights, NJ. The self-titled album is due out September 2, 2016.

The End of America has performed at SXSW, Philly Folk Fest, Savannah Stopover and the Baltimore Folk Fest. They have shared the stages with Larry Campbell, David Bromberg, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) and joined Beck in Los Angeles to perform at his Song Reader album release show. The trio's appearance at the show aired live on KCRW and received praise from Spin, Filter and The Hollywood Reporter.
American Trappist - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
American Trappist
American Trappist is the second catalogue of work from Philadelphia-based songwriter/producer Joe Michelini, following nearly a decade of touring with New Jersey folk-rock outfit River City Extension. His most recent record, “Tentanda Via,” was recorded at Trax East in South River, NJ by producer Pat Noon. His parents like it “better than the last one.”

Michelini and his wife currently own and operate Berlin Studios, a recording and animation studio in Camden County. Their client list includes The Vernes, Cave People, Speedy Ortiz, American Aquarium, and William McCarthy (of Augustines). More info on Berlin Studios can be found at
Former Belle - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Former Belle
Since its start in the winter of 2010, Former Belle has taken on many different outfits, all led by frontman, Bruno Catrambone. The project self-released a full band EP entitled, Sounds From The Ground. The release helped the band mark themselves as a newcomer in the Philadelphia music scene. Former Belle backed their first release with multiple regional tours as well as a five-week European tour. This helped to shape the project into its new-found home of both full band and solo performances. After a year-long break while Catrambone pursued his other project, CRUISR, Bruno’s downtime between tours, as well as writing on the road, led him to collect new songs mixed with revisited old material to form a new EP, Foreign Bed, out now on Randm Records.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125