Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread (Cotton Jones)

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread (Cotton Jones)

The Dove & The Wolf, Mr. Husband

Thu, April 26, 2018

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

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

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

Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread
Michael Nau returns this year with an expanded full-band lineup now known as The Mighty Thread, comprised of musicians from all over America who have been a part of his touring and recording life over the past few years. “We've all played together in various arrangements over the past few years”, says Nau. "We made a record with this core group last year and did a west coast trip at the end of '17. It was fun and so we want to try and keep it going wherever we can. As such, we’re going to do a string of shows coming up wherein any show listed as "...& the mighty thread" will be full band shows comprised of Will Brown on keys, Benny Yurco on guitar, Graeme Gibson on drums, Robinson Morse & Evan ApRoberts on bass and hopefully get to release some music featuring these bandmates in the near future”.
The Dove & The Wolf - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Dove & The Wolf
“I still don’t know how to feel. Heartbreak is part of life and it should be part of life. What we experienced should not be.”
As Paloma begins to tell about her new EP with The Dove & The Wolf’s other half, Lou, it becomes clear that this project is different from those that they’ve made before. Their songs have always been beachy, lush melodies about heartbreak and leaving home, raw and real but hopeful. 

After spending twelve months across 2014-2015 touring with musicians like Rachael Yamagata, Butch Walker and Hemming, The Philadelphia-based French best friends returned to Paris to apply for three-year work visas to the U.S.A.
The tension from their autumn in Paris is the thread that pulls their new five-track EP I Don’t Know What to Feel through the familiar hunger of youth into a reckoning with mortality that only the lucky can forget to need. Within it, The Dove & The Wolf’s bright-eyed sound matures into a more haunting kind, straddling indie rock, dream pop and jangle pop. Somber undertones reminiscent of the Cocteau Twins twist through melodies, with pregnant guitar riffs and a sound that brings Fleetwood Mac to mind.
When the girls finally returned to Philadelphia in January 2016, they put a band together with drummer Craig Hendrix (Japanese Breakfast, Auctioneer, Jesse Hale Moore, Birdie Busch) and bass player Andy Black (Laser Background). They tracked the songs live with their new band members and Jesse Hale Moore on keys. I Don’t Know What To Feel was recorded and produced by Dave Hartley (The War On Drugs, Nightlands) and Nick Krill (The Spinto Band, Teen Men), at Dave’s studio in Fishtown, Philadelphia in March 2016.
"This stuff is so alive right now. Our time in Paris really changed everything for us. This is why we don’t want to wait to put this EP out. We have no label but we’re releasing it anyway. It needs to be now.”
Mr. Husband - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Mr. Husband
Mr. Husband is the songwriting and comedy persona of Kenny Tompkins. He is best known as co-founder of noteworthy indie-upstart Yellow K Records who released one of 2016's most critically acclaimed albums "Psychopomp" by Japanese Breakfast. In his live band Tompkins is joined by Chris Morris of Cotton Jones on drums and Jasen Reeder of Page France on bass. In spring of 2017 they released their debut, Plaid On Plaid, which Stereogum said "...sounds like Brian Wilson refracting through Animal Collective and boomeranging back to the ’60s, leaving behind sonic contrails in its wake". Now less than a year since their debut they are back with their second album, Silvertone which will be released on May 4th, 2018 via Yellow K Records.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/