Concert Review: Bleached Burns Bright at Johnny Brenda’s

The L.A. band made good on the promise of their excellent record.

Bleached @ Johnny Brenda's [Photo by Chris Sikich]

Bleached @ Johnny Brenda’s [Photo by Chris Sikich]

Southern California took over Johnny Brenda’s Thursday under the guidance of raucous punkers Bleached. Led by sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin, along with Micayla Grace and Nick Pillot, the L.A. band wrapped Philly in charmed rock ’n’ roll.

Heavily focused on their 2016 Welcome the Worms, Bleached showed why it is one of the year’s finest. And the choicest cut from the record — “Sour Candy” — popped and sizzled in their vocals and tantalizing guitar riffs. A tightknit band from top to bottom, Jen ditched exchanged her guitar for Pillot’s drumsticks while Grace took her bass into the crowd. They certainly seemed to love Philly and the enthusiastic crowd adored them back.

The evening began with another California act, No Parents. They make punk of a harder and more primal kind than the headliners. Heads banged with glee.

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