Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1FYOZTt Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket at The Boot & Saddle JOHNNY SHOWCASE & THE MYSTIC TICKET Johnny Showcase is an electrifying experience. An 8-piece absurdist soul outfit based in Philadelphia, it is an innovative, joyful tour-de-force that blissfully toes the line between performance art and a psychedelic soul revival. Carrying the torch of our funk-rock pioneers, they have gained a massive following and propelled Johnny to something that of a funky Philly folk hero legend. Johnny Showcase is a sweaty, charismatic showman from Rhode Island who is equal parts Andy Kaufman and Prince. Surrounding him is a rag tag group of performers, including spiritual adviser Rumi Kitchen, two vacuous vocalists collectively named The Truth, and knife sharp backing band the Mystic Ticket. MINKA After releasing a critically acclaimed self-titled EP in 2013, Minka took the Philadelphia club circuit by storm , and even shared the stage with Andrew W.K. The band is now gearing up to drop a followup album, The Republican, recorded live at the legendary MilkBoy studios with producer Joe Logic (of Chill Moody fame). Drawing influences from various artists, including Talking Heads, Prince, Parliament Funkadelic, and David Bowie,the band combines punchy drums, vintage airy synths, crunchy guitars, and an irreverent white-trash swagger into an infectious blend of electrified indie rock.