Johnny Brenda's Presents

Lito and the Shepherds (Record Release)

Ages 21 and up
Friday, June 30
Doors: 8pm


Lito and the Shepherds comprises of Phil Gardyasz, Eric Tricocci, Nate Mayer, and Sam Guarnieri. After more or less growing up together, Phil and Eric both attended Rutgers University where casual basement jam sessions gave way to them first joining musical forces. They were soon aided by Nate on bass and eventually Sam on the drums. From bouncy grooves to spicy riffs and forays into ambient soundscapes, Lito and the Shepherds prefers not to be confined to any specific rock genre with any given song they might play next. The guys in Lito are releasing their new EP, “Easy Peasy” in June 2023.


Echo Kid is a sludge rock’n’roll duo from Philadelphia comprised of multi-instrumentalists Brendan McHale and Christian Turzo, formerly of garage rock band RFA. Conceived through a shared love of raw, DIY recording techniques, light-hearted lyrics, and off-kilter rock’n’roll, the pair began writing and recording music in earnest throughout 2019 while living together in Fairmount.


Severely Lacking in class, Perils are a band born out of the mean streets of Philadelphia. These rockers have been working hard for years to perfect their live sound. A psychedelic blend of Funk, Grunge, and Jam Rock, Perils have been on a steady rise in the Philadelphia music circuit starting out at open mics back in 2018 and working their way up. Once a three piece, the addition of a keys player has really rounded out their sound and taken it to newer and funkier places. 

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