Dreikönigskeller Frankfurt

The Johns & True Dreams

The Johns are a musically groovy, visually striking, and lyrically unprecedented garage tropicalia band from New York City. The band combines the complexity and insight of The Silver Jews with the immediacy, economy, and seaside sensibilities of The Ramones and the softly intricate rhythms of the Caribbean music heard at every bodega in town. Basketball player-poet Johnny Dydo fronts the band, his baritone visions exploding through his grunge-princess regalia leaving fans and passers-by collecting and contemplating shards of pink hair, coded dreams, and bits of seashells whose songs can only be imagined in some integrity long ago crushed by the surf or swept away by the Atlantic. Johnny’s persona embodies the apparent contradictions that define the band… masculine and feminine, funny and a little scary, brilliant surface and depths so remote they would be unobservable if not for the clarity and specificity of the plan according to which they are constructed.

True Dreams is a feminist garage punk guitar and drums duo, uniquely sharing lead vocals. Formed in Brooklyn in 2016, True Dreams combines bratty snarls, guttural screams, and empowering chants with sweet melodies and primal drum beats. Angela Carlucci (guitar, vox) of Herman Dune, and Hannah Nichols (drums, vox) contribute equally to the project as songwriters.
They’ve spent the past few years playing around the Brooklyn all ages DIY scene, as well as venues including Baby’s All Right, and Mercury Lounge opening up for acts such as Charly Bliss, Jeffrey Lewis, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Man Forever, and Wooing.

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