Jay Laughlin (plays Turning Point / Godspeed)

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Jay Laughlin (plays Turning Point / Godspeed)

Roger Harvey, Lowercase Roses

Sat, September 15, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

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

Jay Laughlin (plays Turning Point / Godspeed) - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Jay Laughlin (plays Turning Point / Godspeed)
Jay Laughlin learned how to play guitar on a shitty 5 string Yamaha guitar that (high E tuning peg was broken) given to him by a friend in middle school. Every Turning Point and Godspeed riff and song was written on that shitty five string and then taken to electric guitar and then to the other guys in the band(s). 2018 marks the 30 year anniversary of the first Turning Point demo and 16 years vocalist Skip Candelori passed away in 2002. Jay will play a bunch of Turning Point and Godspeed tunes in a stripped down setting as a tribute to Skip and the 30 year anniversary. So come on out and let’s have some fun and sing for Skip!
Roger Harvey - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Roger Harvey
Coming of age in Pennsylvania’s snowbelt and traveling with bands since before he was a teenager, Harvey began cutting his songwriting teeth in his early 20s as Dandelion Snow while laying down new roots in Kings County, Brooklyn. Relocating back to his home state in 2010 to form the punk act White Wives, he quickly began collecting new material.

After befriending producer/multi-instrumentalist J. Vega in 2012, the two holed up for over a year in Vega’s The Wilderness Recording Studio, to piece together a new album, Twelve Houses, with the help of nearly a dozen friends and local music makers. Starting as a single recording session and evolving into the accidental formation of a live band. Harvey and Vega convened with drummer Erik Pitluga and bassist Josh Hovanec to bring the songs to the stage.

As heartbreaking as it is uplifting, Twelve Houses is a fiercely deliberate case study on nostalgia, perspective, and transformation. A beautifully lush record connected by recurring themes and symbolism, the album veers effortlessly from guitar rock to psychedelia, at times intimately minimal and others instrumentally oversaturated, Twelve Houses sounds like the record Jeff Mangum would have made if he’d grown up in the 90s.
Lowercase Roses - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Lowercase Roses
Matt Scheuermann is a musician residing in Philadelphia. He spent his twenties in various bands & now makes music on his own as Lowercase Roses. He loves music and he loves to sing.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125