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Air is Human & Grimace Federation

Ages 21 and up
Thursday, January 27
Doors: 7pm
$12

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

7PM – Doors
8PM – Show

AIR IS HUMAN

Air is Human is Josh Aptner and Jeff Lucci; a duo that has been cultivating a sound that balances explosive beats and emotive Rhodes piano arrangements with bold, heavy, and atmospheric guitar melodies.  The music is focused and through-composed, but within the arrangements there is a looseness that allows the specifics to be improvisational.   Blending influences from downtempo and ambient with kraut and psych rock, the sound is loud and enveloping, yet still maintains a delicate and cinematic quality to it.   The music aims to provoke each member of the audience to experience a uniquely personalized visual scene, or to compel a physical reaction: dance.

GRIMACE FEDERATION

The music of Grimace Federation reaching the ears of the masses was never a forethought in its creation. Founded on a need to shift sound, vast musical influences and free-form improv sessions, the always evolving Philly unit has been armed with an arsenal of multi-layered, hallucinogenic beats and complex post-rock anthems. Their sonic collages create a symphonic, cinematic, and immense sound. With all their complexities, no words are needed to stir emotions, like a Robert Rauschenberg painting, a scene from a Jodorowsky film, or a drive down Mulholland. 

SQUARE PEG ROUND HOLE

Square Peg Round Hole is an instrumental percussion-based trio described by NPR’s Bob Boilen as a “creative adventure.” Evan Chapman, Sean M. Gill, and Carlos Pacheco-Perez utilize drum kits, vibraphone, samples, found objects, synths, and vintage analog keyboards, to create music that draws on elements from post-rock, electronic, ambient, and contemporary classical genres. The music is expansive, intricately textured, and dynamic, but the group’s knack for hooks and melodic structure provides a soulful center. Square Peg’s studio albums illuminate the group’s capacity for exploration. Their second record, Juniper, released in 2016 on Spartan Records, garnered the band national attention.

In accordance with Philadelphia’s citywide mandate, attendees will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry to all Johnny Brenda’s events. Please note that negative PCR / antigen test results will not be accepted. We ask that you bring your vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card, or a legible photo of your vaccination card on your phone. Full vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. If you are unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination, we will refund your tickets in full. Please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

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