Brother JT will host a combination solo show / book release / art exhibit at Khyber Pass Pub - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Brother JT is taking over his old stomping grounds this Friday. The veteran Philly musician, writer and artist was a regular at The Khyber in its glory days, before the Old City bar/restaurant stopped regularly hosting live music in 2010.

Now the old venue is back in business, with the second floor of the Khyber Pass Pub recently freshened up and re-opened for shows. The garage rocker — also known as John Terlesky — will return for a celebration of his art on Friday, October 4. In addition to playing some tunes, Brother JT will read from his recent self-published and self-described “book for adult children,” Nob Jonni and the Girl From Space, and will exhibit some of his visual art.

Lettuce Prey (Mike Lenert of Caterpillar; another old Khyber regular) will also perform and Doylestown artist Angela Del Vecchio will show some of her work as well. Brother JT’s latest record Tornado Juice was released on Thrill Jockey in 2018.

Brother JT was a familiar face at Khyber since the late 80s, performing with groups like Original Sins and Suffacox in addition to his solo project. “It was always my favorite place to play in Philadelphia,” he shared in a statement. “Perfect size, perfect vibe. I have a lot of great memories of the upstairs where the band-room used to be: chatting, drinking, being nervous before the show. It’ll be great to get back there again.”

Check out some of Brother JT’s artwork and a few pages from his new book below and find more information on this Friday’s free show on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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