Johnny Brenda's Presents

Langan, Frost & Wane + The Explorer’s Club

Thursday, April 20
Doors: 8pm

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

8 PM – Doors
8:30 PM – Show


LANGAN, FROST & WANE is the collaboration of 3 songwriters, writing in the folk tradition and drawing candidly from the folk revival of the mid-twentieth century. It began as a vessel for likeminded Brian Langan (Langan) and RJ Gilligan (Frost) to explore a territory they otherwise had no outlet for in their music. What is it that allows a song to be playful, yet somber? And how does it tell a story on its own, apart from words? It was the same territory that the wild raucous flutes found on early Incredible String Band occupied, or better still, the right (certainly not the left) stereo channel on the second side of Donovan’s A Gift From Flower To Garden. They set about to capture it. The group is driven by Langan and Frost’s finger-plucked melodies on guitar but branches out to instruments of the Middle and Far East, India, the Mediterranean, and Appalachia. It is the belief of these three songwriters that they succeeded in what they set out to do. This body of work is the culmination of those long hours spent searching for what is not lost, but perhaps sometimes forgotten.


Originating from the coast of South Carolina in 2005, The Explorers Club are American pop rock at its best. They feature a rotating cast of musicians, led by singer songwriter and producer, Jason Brewer. Their music is heavily influenced by the vocal harmony styles and production of The Beach Boys, as well as classic rock and roll arrangements made popular by The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Phil Spector, The Zombies, The Monkees and The Byrds.

The group garnered national attention in 2007 when they signed to major indie label Dead Oceans. Their first single, “Do You Love Me?” was released in April of that year. Their music has since been featured on Network TV shows such as The O.C., How I Met Your Mother, and Bored to Death. They have also been featured in major publications like SPIN Magazine, Pitchfork and Huffpost.

The band now resides in Nashville, Tennessee and are currently touring and promoting their latest record “WATTAGE”. They are also back and forth in the studio working on their new record “Rollin’ On” set to release this spring.


A. Smithee is the new artistic moniker of Jody DeMarco (Sixteen Jackies) as he tries his hand at previously unexplored avenues of songwriting with the help of revolving collaborators. This debut performance will be built around the piano playing of the unbelievably talented Kana Zink. Think Perfect Day, Life on Mars, and Don’t Dream It. 

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