The Casket Lottery

Johnny Brenda's Presents

The Casket Lottery

Bay Faction, Aspiga

Wed, March 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

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

The Casket Lottery - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Casket Lottery
21 years into its existence, The Casket Lottery is still evolving at its own pace. Over the course of four full length records, four EPs and countless 7" singles, the Kansas City band has flirted with fidgety math rock, atmospheric explorations and anthemic singalongs, all while showcasing a masterful ability to balance world-weary heavy hearts with bombastic choruses that explode into stadium-sized fireworks displays. While the band has taken a few hiatuses over the past decade (with members contributing to other projects like Coalesce, Appleseed Cast, Able Baker Fox, Jackie Carol and singer Nathan Ellis' solo work), every return to action finds The Casket Lottery recharged and refocused, eagerly annexing new musical territories while still retaining that ragged, restless fire that sparked the band two decades prior. This spring the band will be playing shows to help celebrate the rerelease of their first three LPs Choose Bronze (1999), Moving Mountains (2000), and Survival is For Cowards (2002) on Boston record label Run For Cover Records.

-Greg Franklin
Bay Faction - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Bay Faction
James, Kris, Alex
Aspiga - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Aspiga bleeds sincerity. The music often feels like an old friend you can always count on: honest, familiar, and entirely willing to go below the surface to get to the center of things. Day’s lyrics and vocal delivery are wonderfully human. There’s no shying away from the drain of self-reflection, imperfection, or the moments of suffering and doubt that plague all of us. His lens on life comes off as rife with truth and candor. Real talk, if you will. The band’s songs, driven by McVey and Solowij’s locked-tight rhythm section, are thought out and draw from pop-punk’s mature sides as well as classic-era post-hardcore and emo. Although accessibility and hook appeal abound, it’s evident that the songwriting involves going out of the way to break the mold and keep listeners guessing.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125