Psalmships, Marie/Lepanto @ Johnny Brenda’s (04/18/18)
I have blogged about Psalmships plenty of times over the years. It don’t get any easier trying to capture in words how amazing Psalmships is. The only word that comes to mind is UNREAL. I know you’re thinking “how unreal is Psalmships?” It’s moments like this that remind me that I need to get some of my other blog features together. In the meantime, you can check out Psalmships music and decide for yourself. Psalmships continues to be one of my favorite artists. Thank you, Psalmships.
Marie/Lepanto (Will Johnson and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster) was a touring band and Wednesday’s show was my first introduction to their music. I enjoyed their set and if given a chance to see another Marie/Lepanto show I would go. Marie/Lepanto creates music that is worth your time and deserves your full attention. Yes, another band that you might want to check out.
[VIDEO] Psalmships – “Slow Heart Snowfall” at Johnny Brenda’s (04/18/18)
[VIDEO] Marie/Lepanto – “Simple Scenes” LIVE at Johnny Brenda’s (04/18/18)
The Album Leaf @ Johnny Brenda’s 09/15/16
Thursday night The Album Leaf returned to Johnny Brenda’s, a Philly venue that Jimmy LaValle and band have played several times in the past, and this time they brought a newly released album, Between Waves, on a new record label (Relapse Records) to showcase. The Album Leaf delivered an awe-inspiring performance filled with lush soundscapes, subtle visuals, beaming lights, machine-made haze, and an overwhelmingly beautiful ambiance. Some things that I have become accustomed to when involving a The Album Leaf performance. But strip away all the added elements and get to the core of the music and it is still simply amazing. Wow!
VIDEO: The Album Leaf “Window” LIVE 09/15/16
Rituals of Mine @ Johnny Brenda’s 09/15/16
Rituals of Mine was Thursday night’s opening band. I don’t remember much from the first time I saw Rituals of Mine (at the time they were known as Sister Crayon) open for The Album Leaf several years ago at Johnny Brenda’s except the intense energy that the vocalist had and thankfully Terra Lopez has not lost that energy. It makes her connection to Rituals of Mine’s music pure and uninhibited after all, what might seem like stage gaffes are actually things that happen when you’re completely in the moment like Lopez was.
Thursday night turned out to be a wonderful night of music thanks to The Album Leaf and Rituals of Mine.