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
The Dove and The Wolf want to talk. Really talk. More than just getting-to-know you stuff. To discuss your bad habits. To consider emotional starvation. To examine the intricacies of falling in love. The French-American duo of Lou Hayat and Paloma Gil grew up an ocean apart, yet finish each other’s sentences, complete each other’s songs. “We're both Geminis,” Gil says, “the most social sign.” So they continue to talk — about you, about me, about each other. After all, there’s a reason the act is therapeutic.

While society remains starved for genuine contact, unable to forge connections in times of disagreement, The Dove and The Wolf want to inspire correspondence with their debut album Conversations, out May 3. Co-produced by the band and Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs, the collection is a meditation on late-night chats, revelatory breakthroughs, and disagreements — the verbal tango into which we willingly bind ourselves.

The duo’s 15-year friendship is what binds the band sonically and thematically. How they can turn to one another to talk through problems, to better understand life through discussion. Even as an ocean once again separate Hayat — who lives in Nashville — and Gil — who returned to Paris after half a decade in Philadelphia — conversations are what anchor the band to reality.

The Dove and The Wolf are ready to include an audience in their conversations, to welcome fresh perspectives on evolving memories. Because conversations are a two-way street, unlike the illusion of social media’s one-sided narratives. Hayat and Gil want to be active participants in your life; they want to give you their stories so you can make them yours.
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/