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SUUNS

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, March 05
Doors: 8pm
$15

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

8PM – Doors
9PM – Show

SUUNS

Those of you who are familiar with films like The Wizard of Oz and The Prestige might relate: the  mechanics behind the magic can be just as compelling as the smoke and mirrors themselves. Just  ask Montreal outfit SUUNS. As a band who have been around for thirteen years and toured all  corners of the world, there comes a point where the veil needs to be fully lifted. Up till now, the  experimental rockers have reveled in mystery like a silhouette disappearing into the mist, putting  out albums that rest comfortably in ambiguity, detachment, and innuendo. But lately, SUUNS  appear to be more comfortable coming clean with their own inner workings. “This is a very geeky  thing,” singer/guitarist Ben Shemie delineates. “But we never really commit to a certain kind of  tonality. Whether it’d be major or minor, there’s always a certain kind of evading of what your  own expectation is.” 
Nevertheless, SUUNS’ fifth full-length album The Witness – their first for Joyful Noise  Recordings – once again marks a shrewdly offbeat left turn. The tried-and-true narrative for a  band of this nature is always to ‘move to the deep end’ or ‘out of the comfort zone’. In some ways  that rings true on The Witness, though one could say these eight movements actually show SUUNS  in their most comfortable, candid state. Self-recorded and self-produced over the majority of 2020  – a year of strife, solitude, and reflection –, The Witness finds the band holding a magnifying glass  over their own default state of playing and performing. It’s a swift departure from previous album  Felt, which exults in harvesting haphazard ideas in their embryonic, demoed versions, as if letting  loose a glorious fireworks display into the heavens. 

In accordance with Philadelphia’s citywide mandate, attendees will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entry to all Johnny Brenda’s events. Please note that negative PCR / antigen test results will not be accepted. We ask that you bring your vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card, or a legible photo of your vaccination card on your phone. Full vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. If you are unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination, we will refund your tickets in full. Please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.