Johnny Brenda's Presents

Greg Mendez (Record Release)

Ages 21 and up
Sunday, June 04
Doors: 7pm

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

7PM – Doors
8PM – Show

*This show is semi-seated. Seating is first come, first serve. Standing room is available in the balcony.*


Greg Mendez is a Philadelphia songwriter whose releases have been garnering acclaim for their quiet, lo-fi urgency. His new self-titled full length album is out May 5th, 2023 via Forged Artifacts and Devil Town Tapes.


Shannen Moser wants to have a conversation: with their past selves, their present self, their undesignated, unfurling future selves; with the trees that adorn their old street, and the door they used to call home; with the shadows of lovers-turned-to- friends and the overwhelming cacophony of abrupt change. They’re drawing a map but the port of call is cloudy and indistinct. It’s while traveling along these nebulous contours that their latest album The Sun Still Seems To Move forms a kind of physicality, of outstretched giving hands, that offers a guide through the fog. Here, Moser examines the disorien- tating, challenging task of trying to hold onto ourselves––and everything else––all at once. But this isn’t a fatalistic journey of melancholy or apprehension. Instead, Moser celebrates the small steps and the unwavering perseverance that makes it all worthwhile.


After releasing projects entitled Barlow Hill and Fishing in a Small Boat, Swim Camp’s Tom Morris accumulated a reputation for measured, introspective alternative country that drew on bedroom recording traditions and the bucolic soundscapes of his native Pennsylvania. Now, on the project’s forthcoming LP, Steel Country, Tom cranks up the distortion in a gentle nod to shoegaze that evokes senses of desolation and chaos that unfurl around him. Tom’s always been fascinated by visual signs of desolation, observing the abandoned century structures in his Philadelphia neighborhood and dreaming up stories of what they must have been. It’s through this narrative practice of archiving that Tom explores figures outside of himself after dedicating Swim Camp to autobiography and confession.

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