Video Age

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Video Age

Abi Reimold, The Vernes

Sun, March 25, 2018

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Video Age - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Video Age
The New Orleans-based duo Video Age combines classic guitar-driven pop with synthesizer magic to create their upbeat spells of nostalgia. On their debut LP, Living Alone, members Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli took timeless rock and roll forms to the home studio, adding some basement grit to shape their new wave atmosphere. Video Age performs live as a quartet. Be on the lookout for their follow-up album in spring 2018.
Abi Reimold - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Abi Reimold
Abi Reimold of Philadelphia writes dynamic, cathartic songs that are darkly colorful. Rough around the edges in a way that is more honest than careless, Reimold's music has a distinctly human quality about it. Unpredictable yet natural, Reimold's songwriting style builds tension using dissonance both harmonically and lyrically. Her voice rides a range of octaves and emotions, exploring dark inner worlds, adeptly contouring melodies to starkly vivid lyrics. Reimold has honed her songwriting ability and chops into an amalgam of rock influences – huge riffs are countered by thoughtful phrases and lyrics that are firmly rooted an introspective tradition. Her debut full-length Wriggling was released this January.

“There’s an interplay between restraint and dramatic fireworks, lyrics that beg to be unraveled and embraced, and towering, singular voices around which everything revolves.” --Stereogum
The Vernes - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Vernes
Conceived in the San Francisco Bay Area and realized in Philadelphia, indie rockers The Vernes are “part of the welcomed migration of talented, young artists continuing to flow into our City of Brotherly Love.” Their songs are often happy in tone though somber in content, combining singer/guitarist Matthew Gragg’s unique vocal style and introspective lyrics with touches of fuzz guitar, synth, and drum machines. The four piece, also consisting of Fabian Mera, Cole Berggren, and Pat Degan, offer a contrast between tightly produced recordings and dynamic live performances. Their first album, a collection of homemade EPs and singles, was released in March of 2017. Their debut studio album "Maybe I'll Feel Better When I'm Dead" was recorded and produced by Joe Michelini (American Trappist) at Berlin Studios in South Jersey.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125