Brick + Mortar w/ Dentist | The Auricle (Canton, OH)

Brick + Mortar w/ Dentist | The Auricle (Canton, OH)

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“Brick + Mortar is an independent band from Asbury Park, NJ. The band consists of long-time best friends, Brandon Asraf and John Tacon, who bonded as teenagers over their mutual love of music and sense of alienation. The pair built a world for themselves musically by combining catchy melodies, eclectic electronic elements, and intense live instrumentation. Brandon’s lyrics draw from his struggle to cope with issues of abandonment, anxiety, depression, and being the son of an international fugitive and con man. As the band matures, they continue to explore darker themes of the human condition with the intention of encouraging empathy, positivity, and self-motivation. Brick + Mortar’s energetic live performance paired with the visuals and antics of Richie Brown form a circus-like stage-show pregnant with psychological subtext and celebrations of the strangeness of existence.” (Brick + Mortar, 2019)

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“Dentist comes from the oceanfront urban landscape of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Their sound combines the freedom of the beach atmosphere and the urgency of the city into a fuzzed out, surf punk-tinged brand of indie pop with hooks and infectious melodies to spare. The ethereal vocals of Emily Bornemann are countered by the sometimes aggressive, but always addictive sounds of Justin Bornemann on guitar and Matt Hockenjos on drums. Dentist formed in 2013, built around the songwriting partnership of Emily and Justin. The pair had been writing songs and performing together in various ways since their first meeting at the legendary punk hangout, TGI Friday’s.” (Dentist, 2019)

Photography byΒ Jamal Lawson

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