Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s | Philadelphia, PA (6/21/2013)

Photos by Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta performed at Johnny Brenda’s in Philly on Friday, 6/21 (local Philly bands DOCKUMENT and Tygerstrype were the openers). Big Black Delta is the solo project of former Mellowdrone frontman Jon Bates. He just released his eponymous debut album (listen on Spotify) and the song “Side of the Road” was recently named Best New Track on Pitchfork (see official music video below).

Big Black Delta’s set at Johnny Brenda’s came replete with dueling drummers, a pulsating light show, and enough gyration & shaking to reconstitute a gallon of protein shake. Serge was there to capture the action and his mind was sufficiently blown. See all of Big Black Delta’s upcoming tour dates here.

Keep scrolling to see more photos from the show.

DOCKUMENT @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

DOCKUMENT @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

DOCKUMENT @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

DOCKUMENT @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Tygerstrype @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Tygerstrype @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin

Big Black Delta @ Johnny Brenda’s (6/21/2013) | © Serge Levin