Photo Recap: The Ruby Suns and Painted Palms at Johnny Brenda’s

All photos by Kate McCann |

New Zealand indie three-piece The Ruby Suns played Johnny Brenda’s last night with San Francisco psych-electronic outfit Painted Palms in tow. Check out scenes from the evening in the photo gallery above.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ruby Suns at Johnny Brenda’s, Daedelus at Underground Arts, Hiding from Andy at World Cafe Live

166_The-Ruby-SunsNew Zealand’s The Ruby Suns play Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The psych / pop band is touring in support of their dreamy Christopher LP, which they released earlier this year on Sub Pop.  Using his world travels as inspiration for all three Ruby Suns full lengths, Ryan McPhun drew inspiration from a trip to Scandinavia for this most recent effort.  Lyrically, Christopher is a breakup album but sonically it’s an adventure into both the musical and natural landscapes of the north.  Tickets and information for theie 21+ show with Painted Palms can be found here.  Watch the video for “Kingfisher Call Me” below and download the song here.

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