A Benefit for Suzie Rapp & Cody Ferdinand

Johnny Brenda's and Standard Tap Present

A Benefit for Suzie Rapp & Cody Ferdinand

The Cobbs, A.M. Mills, Fox Bay

Fri, May 25, 2018

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


This event is 21 and over

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

The Cobbs - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Cobbs
For years now Philly based band, The Cobbs, have been right under your nose, making one iteration of heavy, Brit-infused fuzz rock after another. Having started off as "Ty Cobb", then taking a brief respite at the moniker "Mad Action" when the estate of the real Mr. Cobb got antsy, they finally arrived at, quite simpy, "The Cobbs".

After a tour last summer with The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cobbs are soon to release a new record entitled "You Can All Go To Hell". Somewhere in there, Paul and Ryan recorded a few tunes on The War on Drugs "Wagonwhell Blues", made records with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and shared stages in the UK with The Strokes, BRMC, The Pretty Things, Kasabian, Babyshambles and so on.
A.M. Mills - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
A.M. Mills
A.M. Mills has stories to tell. Stories of heartache, passion and woe, mined from unlit memories and blinding devotion. There is space, vibration, tension and harmony. There are hints of past lives, wisps of something familiar. And although translated through the medium of rock’n’roll, A.M.’s devotion to craft always rings through with the resonance of one who holds constant vigil at the Tower of Song. There is no mistaking these stories are purely and singularly his own.

The unshakeable truths of sorrow and misery are woven into every line, acknowledging that we have all been there before, and may have even revelled in it. With years of writing, playing and collaborating in other bands, it is delivered with ease and grace. A.M. Mills knows life ain’t easy. Lucky for us, he knows how to share the misery joyously.
Fox Bay - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Fox Bay
With a sound that crosses melodic folk and soulful indie pop, Fox Bay is the expression of South Carolina-born, Philadelphia-based musician Michael Prince. His debut self-titled album is a presentation of diary-like entries illustrating his experience living in Philadelphia. The energy and heartfelt-nature of his music recalls that of Conor Oberst, Ben Kweller, and Elliott Smith.

The name Fox Bay stems from Prince’s past. It’s the neighborhood where generations of his family lived for over 50 years in the small rural town of Loris, South Carolina. It was here that Prince first fell in love with music to the sound of his father’s record collection, in particular, the pop sensibilities and craftsmanship of The Beatles, Buddy Holly, and Simon & Garfunkel.

Since moving to Philadelphia, Prince has played with bands Bottom of the Hudson and The Cobbs, among others, but always wrote his own music on the side. Mostly harsh recollections of disappointment and frustration, juxtapose the faint promise and optimism of the future. Finally after years of stalemate, Prince felt compelled to share his stories. This inaugural record gives an intimate view of Prince’s emotional journey out of the fog of self-medicated sadness and failure, into a place of confidence, hope, and redemption. With impeccable presence in lyricism and sound, these simple songs are vivid, descriptive, and earnest, striking the perfect balance of sincerity, sentiment, and metaphor.

- Gab Bonghi (Philly.com) with contribution from Beto Alvarez (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125