Johnny Brenda's Presents

Purling Hiss & Chris Forsyth

Ages 21 and up
Friday, April 21
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



the colliding circles of time bring us back to the brink of the Hiss at last. Classic rock singing/screaming guitars fuse with Mike Polizze’s hope-n-dreamz feels and explode into fresh heartbreak, happening right now today, as sweet tunes and crushed guitar harmonics pour off the turntable and run out in the street, just like in the old days.



Chris Forsyth’s combination of lyrical art rock, chiming atmospherics, and motorik precision has earned the Philadelphia-based guitarist a unique reputation as a leading guitar stylist for jam and indie fans alike.  His newest album “Evolution Here We Come” was released in August 2022 on No Quarter and has been described as “skinny-tie Popul Vuh” and “if the Cars were produced by Robert Fripp.” His band features bassist Douglas McCombs (Tortoise), drummer Ryan Jewell (Ryley Walker), and guitarist Tom Malach (Garcia Peoples).


“…a scrappy and mystical historian… His music humanizes the element of control in rock classicism (and) turns it into a woolly but disciplined ritual.” 
-NY Times 

“…a near-perfect balance between 70s rock tradition and present day experimentation,” 

“…one of rock’s most lyrical guitar improvisors,” 
-NPR Music

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