Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas at Connie's

We are pleased to announce that we are returning to our beloved Connie's Ric Rac for a Christmas celebration. You are formally invited to join us as we gather by the fire, exchange gifts, and play the music that makes your mistletoe kiss itself.

Special Guest Birdie Busch!
Holiday Dinner Served
Friday, December 9th
Connie's Ric Rac
1132 S. 9th St.
9pm $12

Friday, November 18, 2011

We Want to Come to You.

Do you live outside of Philly, and want to see Johnny live in your town? Want to feel the mystical magnetism of Rumi kitchen, and be swept into the vacuous vacuum of the Truth? Do you want to dance like a splashing puddle to the precipitous sounds of the Sons of Thunder? Let us know! Let your local venue, or college know that there is a yearning for pure entertainment in your area that only Johnny can fulfill. Also tell them to book us. We will also do private parties and events. I have my own PA,too.. so... you know...just sayin'... we can come anywhere....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Release: The Secret Weapon

On October 21st, we had the long awaited release party for our debut album, Love is the Message! It was held in the brilliant up-and-coming venue, Underground Arts, and in addition to the 150 people in attendance, 450 people around the world were watching a live webcast. I could feel their power. We played the entire album, plus many many more. This party went all night... But I've been doing lots of cardio at Sweat South Philly, so no problem...

I sang all the hits.

The Truth made the nasty happen, and everybody new it.

My ex-girlfriend, Vickie Fastlane stopped by for an unexpected visit. I wasn't expecting her, or that she would be expecting herself. It's not mine, by the way. I wonder if I'm sad or not.

We also introduced an very promising, up-and-coming young artist named Marvin. I owed his sister quite a bit of money from when I stayed in her apartment while she was doing her karaoke residency in Japan. It started that we were dating, but then we weren't, and there were some expenses I soon had to cover. Anyway, Marvin is very talented young man, very interested in space travel, and we are talking about producing an EP.

Rumi Kitchen and Kitchen sang an emotional rendition of Cat, Rat, Dog, in response to Occupy West Warwick.

The night was incredible. The Six Lady Dancers even called to arms at the encore, which errupted into a massive dance party. Thank you to Gary Reuben, Mike Thatcher, Mike Cristaldi for all of their hard work. Thanks to the beautiful Kathy Kruger for taking these great photos. See the rest of her photos here!

Don't have the record yet? Get it here!

10/21 Setlist
chairman mao
baby come over
hit it
Let’s make a better world (Dr John)
alone (Heart) w/ vickie fastlane
push that rock

break (w/ a set by Marvin)

Golden hand shake/ hip ship
the whales
through the years (Kenny Rogers)
take me with u (Prince) w/ Vickie Fastlane
james sugg

idioteque (radiohead)
woman, you my woman
Love is the message

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Night of the Double Gig

October 28 was a killer night for Johnny and the Sons of Thunder. We started at 10:30 at the killah new venue, Milkboy Philly, sharing the bill with sex goddess and sometimes girlfriend, Miss Martha Graham Cracker. (photos by Kathy Kruger)

We were also blessed to reunite with G, our super funky bass player who moved back to New England last year. The crowd was killer, and about 90% of them had never seen us before. It was an overwhelming success, and Milkboy has already asked us to return. Another date is in the works! Stayed tuned...

Milkboy set list

chairman mao
party in my pants
baby come over
hit it
Let’s make a better world (dr john)
screwdriver (i'm sorry, michael)
golden hand shake/hip ship
the whales
sensual, pts 1 &2
cocaine sandwich
love is the message

After our set, there was no time for a duet with my sweet Martha, or even a drink of Milkboy's famous boy-milk... We gathered up our gear, and blew across town to 21st and Washington, where our good friends The Beserker Residents were throwing their 7th Annual Halloween 'Splosion, where we were a super secret surprise guest. We showed up, set up, and tore it up.
Drummer Joey Getzani had a Swedish chef flavor happening, and I slipped into something more comfortable, my late night pink. We played an even longer set for the party people, adding favorites like "Woman you My woman" and a surprisingly proficient, previously unrehearsed Ghostbusters Theme which I introduced as Riders on the Storm. The miserable weather didn't stop this crowd from having an incredible time... You need us to rock your party? This band is for hire.

These people had the halloween 'sploding all over them...