Johnny Brenda's Presents

Model Citizen

Ages 21 and up
Tuesday, August 22
Doors: 8pm

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


7PM – Doors

8PM – Show



A rock n roll band based in Birmingham, AL featuring members of Drive-By Truckers, Dexateens & Bohannon’s.



In 2017, Gabriel DeSanto first began writing music under the moniker The Knee-Jerk Reaction, interested in exploring what lies beneath the gaudy and vapid corners of American life. After recording through long nights that summer in Kentucky, the music began resembling a score from an abandoned romantic drama from the 80s, full of unrequited love and desperation.  Now a full band, backed by Francie Medosch, Eli Kleinsmith, Adam Torneo, Garrett Burke, and Jared Radichel, the music remains flamboyant and grounded in rock n roll tradition, taking you to the depths of murky dive bars off the side of the highway to motels where secret lovers elope. The Knee-Jerk Reaction wants to show you that love will never die. 



Ethereal Glam-Core project From Philadelphia, PA, The bands first self titled EP has a 90s flair with familiar noise, but floats off to a mix of odd external influences, deeply embedded within the group.

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