Johnny Brenda's Presents

Molly Ringworm

Ages 21 and up
Thursday, August 03
Doors: 8pm

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

8PM – Doors
9PM – Show


Molly Ringworm is an indie rock band from New Jersey. What started as front woman Sarah Holt’s diaristic solo project in 2015 has since solidified into a full band effort with guitarist and cousin Johnny Zappas, bassist Andrew Simpson and drummer Michael Auble. Described as “Breeders meets Liz Phair to go to lunch with Pavement,” the band pairs nuanced narratives with dynamic arrangements. 


Dedicated to doing-it-themselves, their first full band EP, Good Ol Boys, was recorded and mixed by the band in their homes over the course of 2019. The EP topped the local college radio charts and led them to open for Faye Webster that year. Molly Ringworm released their latest EP, Seems, on Kidokoro Records in March of 2022. Despite being recorded remotely during the course of the pandemic, the 20-minute track list manages to deliver the quartet’s wagon-sized sound and their sharpest songwriting to date. 


Calling UgLi’s music “ugly” is too easy. Sure, their songs are rough and ragged like the torn edges of construction paper. Sure, they are noisy, blown-out in all the right ways, with only Durante’s caterwaul piercing their melodic mass. Sure, genre labels like “indie” or “alternative” don’t do enough to capture what the band accomplished in their self-released 2021 debut FUCK, nor do more specific labels like “punk-rock” or “power-pop” seem accurate enough. For now, DIY will have to do. UgLi’s follow-up girldick. shows a band more in-control of their chaos. The EP was ritten in the wake of FUCK’s unexpected momentum, which stirred up new thoughts and feelings in Durante and her bandmates. UgLi’s latest is nothing if not loud, unapologetic, and unafraid. But UgLi’s music is about more than making an expressive, emotional racket; it’s about seeing someone like you onstage, hearing them on a slab of vinyl, and knowing that you could pick up a guitar and do the same.


Pale Shade is a shoegaze/slowcore group from Philadelphia, South Jersey. Comprised of Josh O’Hara, Evan Lynch, and Eric O’Neill, the group has quietly gathered a reputation for their live show being an immersive experience, exercising their mantra: Pretty Slow, Really Loud. Pale Shade’s second LP “Darker Days” was released on March 10th 2023.


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