Johnny Brenda's Presents

Friends of Jerry – Night 1

Ages 21 and up
Friday, December 22
Doors: 8pm

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*


8PM – Doors

9PM – Show



Friends of Jerry is a Grateful Dead cover band that sounds very little like the Grateful Dead.  Drawing from punk, post rock, shoegaze, krautrock, and jazz, FOJ uses the Dead catalog as a springboard for trance-inducing improvisation and dance-friendly groovecraft. By purposely eschewing the tired tropes of the Dead cover band world, they have created a sound and a community as unique and varied as their influences, while remaining true to the Dead’s rambling, wanderlusty ethos.  Founded in 2021 by guitarist Sean Reilly (Mumblr) and drummer Kevin Paschall (Roof Doctor) as an offshoot of their long running psychedelic two-piece Brown Rainbow, they soon enlisted Johnny Klein (Knifeplay, Euphoria Again) on guitar, Tommy Fala (Half Thought) on keys, Andrew Meagher (VVeed VVolf) on bass, and Danielle Zabielski on vocals. Their music inhabits a vast universe, flirting with spacious and effected landscapes, tight and focused speed metal riffage, and deep exploratory jazz excursions, all framed by a deep reverence for the Dead songbook.

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