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Field Mouse plays Johnny Brenda's on Oct. 16.

October 17, 2016

Last Night: Field Mouse & Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Johnny Brenda’s

Philly-based Field Mouse made a triumphant return home last night to Johnny Brenda’s, concluding a tour with Cymbals Eat Guitars and Wildhoney.

Their masterful 2016 “Episodic” provided the fuel for a fiery rock set, led by the vocals and guitar of Rachel Browne. The alt-rock of last century is new again, bolstered by shoegaze, crunch and whispers exploding throughout. Field Mouse is a hometown treasure.

Headlining the night was Cymbals Eats Guitars. The New York rock outfit led by Joseph D’Agostino, was full of theatrical guitar slinging and punk flourishes. They took Philadelphia on a wild ride, with their new LP “Pretty Years” leading the charge.

Baltimore-based Wildhoney opened. Lead singer Lauren Shusterich is the anchor to guitar-heavy ruckus that can take over their songs and lead to dirge-like epiphanies.

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Cymbals Eat Guitars plays Johnny Brenda's on Oct. 16.


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Cymbals Eats Guitars plays Johnny Brenda's on Oct. 16.


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Cymbals Eat Guitars play Johnny Brenda's on Oct. 16.


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Field Mouse plays Johnny Brenda's on Oct. 16.


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Wildhoney plays Johnny Brenda's on Oct. 16.


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