Johnny Brenda's presents


Ugly Purple Sweater, Downtown Club

Thu, December 13, 2012

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Southwork - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Since releasing their first record "Arise" in December 2012, Southwork
has been touring the country consistently. After releasing their
"Seasons Passing" EP in the summer of 2013 the band started working on
their upcoming album, "Wear Your Heart Out" on a Tascam MS-16 1" tape
machine in a South Philly row home. After 10 weeks of recording and
another few tours, the album is set for release 8/12/14 on
Writtenhouse Records. Southwork is currently planning their next tour,
writing their third album, and drinking too much coffee.
Ugly Purple Sweater - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Ugly Purple Sweater
In 2010, founding Ugly Purple Sweater members Rachel Lord and Sam McCormally decided they wanted to make more of a racket, so they persuaded Mike Tasevoli, Rishi Chakrabarty, and Will McKindley-Ward to join the band. On their new album "Conventions," the newly-expanded band marries the staples of the the pop-music form (fist-pumping beats, noisy guitars, and catchy hooks) with peculiar harmonies and oddball song structures. This inclination to pull at musical loose yarn resembles the lyrical content of the album; the ways rely on the conventions of romantic relationships, the moments those conventions fail us, and the realization that we've achieved genuine intimacy by playing the part. Ugly Purple Sweater started as an acoustic duo playing house shows in Washington, DC. In 2009, they toured the west coast with Josh Stacy and release their first album, "You are Alone but You are Not Alone," which features the DC-centric barn-stomper "Jumbo Slice.

"The first noticeable sounds on the new album.. are massive, swirling guitars that magnificently swoop into the background so that Sam McCormally's equally massive voice can take the lead. It's fitting that, considering its content, this melody-driven rock and roll ... sounds like it's shooting for the stars."--DCist
Downtown Club - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Downtown Club
The Downtown Club is an "ethereal, post-punk Trio", set to release there debut Full-length LP in 2014. Recorded over the past year with Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile) The band leaned heavily on 70's-era Italian synths and delayed, sometimes noisy guitars. The music forms a "....dark wave/goth feel". Multi-instrumentalist lead singer April Harkanson sings haunting, operatic style vocals behind a driving rhythm section. The band recently opened up for Yacht and Trust on select dates. The music recalls Siouxsie Sioux, Pylon, and early Killing Joke.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125