OhBree

Weekend Warrior, June 23 - 25

After a pressure cooker of a week, this weekend offers the opportunity to let out some steam, ease the tension, and let loose. This evening, Cheerleader heads the billing at Johnny Brenda’s. The quintet’s misty, refreshing melodies wash over you in a pleasantly cruising daydream. An inherent, rolling, rhythmic optimism sticks into the grooves, escaping the day-to-day grind. Tonight, they’ll be supported by Buffalo garage-rock trio Made Violent and the Brooks Brothers-led musical ensemble of Louds, whose bright, bubbling pop-rock naturally spills over on to the dance floor.

On Saturday at Johnny Brenda's, the quirky sing-along, carnival, musical troupe of OhBree brings out all the bells and whistles, celebrating their new record Burn Bridges, Burn Pies. Orchestrating their precision-oriented, multi-faceted soundscapes, Grandchildren helps in setting the musical scene, along with the engaging, energy-rich ebb & flow of Mumblr and the subdued pop of Glenn Matthews.

And whether you simply aren’t ready for the party to end or are an early riser ready for some Sunday day-drinking, get on over to The Barbary for the first annual Psychedelic Breakfast with psych-garage trio Residuels, local grindcore three-piece Die Choking, An Albatross, and much more. - Michael Colavita

Other places to escape the chill this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Cheerleader, Louds, SAT OhBree  (Record Release), Grandchildren, Mumblr, Glenn Matthews, SUN Scantron, Matt Kelly

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Milton, SAT Oh, Are They?, Starterjacket

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Rosali, Valley Exit/Sky Valley, SAT Chvnce, Matt Arthur, Ellen Siberian Tiger/X-Hunters/Fame Lust, SUN Decap Attak, Buzzherd, Blasphemous, My Son Bison

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Palm, Palberta

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Splintered Sunlight, SAT Elvin T, Siyoung, Alex Burkat, Chris B, Shawn Ryan, Fosho & Tell

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) FRI Tigers Jaw, SUN Hemming

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI 56 Men, Teen Dads, I Think Like Midnight, SAT On The Cooling Board, North Lawrence Midnight Singers, TC Cole Riot, SUN Tapes & Tubes, Jesse Gimbel

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Blac Papi, Kyte Wilson , Blum Bros., Born Cold, SUN Lee Mazin, Kur, DJ Diamond Kuts, Bri Steves, Phat Geez

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) Chris Paterno Band / Joe Trainor Trio (Evening of Billy Joel)

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Geisha Façade, So Totally, SUN Die Choking, Residuels

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.)  SUN Marielle Kraft

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Cold Roses, Chalk & the Beige Americans, Christine Irizarry

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Broad St. Burlesque, SAT Family Volleyball, Salfi

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT Drama, Spazz Ripley, Xilomen/DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT The Ellipses, Wack Cheddar, The Phonies, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Riverside Odds, 66 Stitches, Seeing Snakes, Beer Me, SAT Thunder & Glory, The Charley Few

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI J.O. The Last Man, SUN Heavensake

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT DJ Kevin Kong, SUN Slainte

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Sly Foxes, Bazmati Vice, The Cultour, Jam Traffic, SAT Spicy Meatball, Adam Travis & The Soul, Brodi Valos

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI The Sermon. SAT Jah People

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Eagle Daddy, Black Dirty, Mage Hand/Disappearances, Sunstroke, Kochiyama, SAT The Stone Eye, Highburnator/Birthday Boy, SUN Clique, The Point Breeze Country Club/Truant Minds, Rentboys, Pretty Words

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Elaine Rasnake, Gravers Lane 

Glitter Galaxy (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Thin Lips

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Carroll, Cerulean Blue

New OhBree LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

OhBree recently released their new LP Burn Bridges, Burn Pies. The collective of troubadours finds an intriguing balance, as personal narratives meet eccentric ends. Strolling the brass horn-blasting, boarded streets, the band finds a delightful medium between playful melody and frenetic force. You can catch their record release show on Saturday, June 24 at Johnny Brenda’s, where they'll be supported by Grandchildren, Mumblr, and Glenn Matthews.

Weekend Warrior, April 21 - 23

Rowdy, restless, riff-charged Dark Web tied us in with their self-titled album (The Deli Philly’s April Record of the Month). This Saturday, their nonstop sewer punk sounds serve as the primer for a Record Store Day lineup at Repo Records that doesn’t quit. The stampeding, snarling, punk anthems of Posers enter the fray, while a fire-breathing, raw-rock fury explodes from the down and dirty exploits of Residuels. The murky, mystic, synth-laced, darkwave of Remote Control will dial you in, and sticky, psych grooves and sweltering exploratory guitar runs set off the closing solo set from Purling Hiss

As the day dwindles down, Eris Temple Arts will host the release show for chamber-folk ensemble On the Water’s new EP Superposition. Whether dashing forward in exuberant rock or swaying in reflective melodies, Dominic resonates. Potentially showcasing material from their forthcoming album Burn Bridges, Burn Pies, the Mad-Hattered, quirky concoctions of OhBree is on the slate, as are the adventurous-eclectic instrumentation merged with captivating songwriting of Dear Rabbit. The duo of Baby & Shylow, which features Aleks Martray (Grandchildren), kicks off the proceedings. - Michael Colavita

More places to enjoy your weekend…
 
Repo Records (538 South St.) SAT Record Store Day: Purling Hiss (Solo), Remote Control, Residuels, Posers, Dark Web
 
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT On the Water (Record Release), Dominic, OhBree, Dear Rabbit, Bay Shylow
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Philly Loves Prince
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Archawah, SAT No Good Sister (Record Release), Andrea Nardello
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Mr. Falcon, SarahCuda, SAT Monie & Meeks, Rye-Li/Behind Deadlines/Fame Lust, SUN Knightlife, Future Dinosaurs, In Different Sounds/Congenital Death
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI PRINCE: The Man and His Music: Oolala, David Fantasy & Adult Content, Monopop, Genesis Z & The Black Mambas, Mars Parker, The Ardvark Felon, Amari Rebel, Vessna Scheff
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Federation Sound
 
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Krieg, Crypt Sermon
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Ron Gallo, SUN (Upstairs) Hurricane Hoss
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Rasan Allbritton, SAT Teef , David Lyve, Chalk & The Beige Americans
 
MilkBoy (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Jim Stephens' Full Tilt Boogie Band, SAT Rockers Galore (Release Show), Joe Jordan Experiment
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Vita & The Woolf, Deadfellow, SAT Jake Bernard, John Gilbride, SUN The Morelings, Sun Hat
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Rootology, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Raw Honey, Ali Wadsworth, Carolyn Thorn, Cicada Jade, Morgan Pinkstone, Dwight Remmington, Eve Sheldon, Sara B Simpson, Lauren Scott, Valentina & Sunshine Superman, Sweetbriar Rose, Emily Mineo, SAT Kenty Love
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Naps Past Noon, Elephant Odyssey, Mata Hari, SAT The Sly Foxes, Montoj, Somethin' Divine
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Pet Cheetah, Bazmati Vice, The Bad Larrys
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN NAH, Madam Data
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Palberta, Drums Like Machine Guns
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI The Last Barbarians, Janelle, Lightninging/Worst Ones, SAT Manbeast, Disappearances
 
The Maas Building (1325 N. Randolph St.) FRI Dirty Dollhouse (Record Release), Former Belle, Caroline Reese
 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Heavy Harold, Dwight Remington, Julia Rainer, Shadow Band, Jacob In The Floorboards, Joy Riding, Wax Wav, Dark Web, The Whips
 
Baird Mansion Atrium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Bahdeavn
 

New Track: "Tiny Tethers" - OhBree

Exuberant, oddball troupe OhBree will release their forthcoming album, Burn Bridges, Burn Pies, on May 19. “Tiny Tethers” serves as our first look behind the musical curtain. Kicked into drive by omnipresent keys, the song flows as feverish horn blasts pop around twists of harmony-backed flashes of tongue-twisting lyrics. It’s a playful carnival of sound that brightens one’s day. You can catch OhBree as part of On The Water’s EP release show this Saturday, April 22 at Eris Temple Arts, with Dominic, Dear Rabbit, and Baby & Shylow. (Photo by Emily Dubin)

New OhBree EP Available for Streaming & Download

Drinking from the waters of homegrown acts like Man Man and The Extraordinaires, OhBree continue down their strange, twisted musical journey with the release of Feed Me Poison. The eight-piece traveling circus revels in the theatrics that accompany its music. The group happily honors the tradition of keeping Philly weird. (Photo by Emily Dubin)

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