Slo-Mo

‘Do me a favor, get this album…’

You heard the man, go grab Gimme What You Got while it’s hot! Ken Shane from Pop Dose reviews Slo-Mo’s latest album.

December 22nd, 2009

Slo-Mo’s bassist Steve Demarest featured in Ibanez video

Check out Slo-Mo’s bassist Steve Demarest featured in this Ibanez video testing out the Promethean:

November 16th, 2009

Philadelphia Daily News : Sound off about this week’s shows

Philadelphia Daily News : Our critics sound off about this week’s shows : Full Article

Slo-Mo, featuring Mic Wrecka, has gotten its buzz back but good. This weekend, they’re dropping the Grade-A, “Gimme What You Got” album (Authentic Records) and celebrating with a couple shows in the home zone. Don’t know from Slo-Mo? Think a groove-centric, one-of-a-kind blend of slide guitar-fueled blues rock (spirited by the Slo-but-supa six-stringer Mike Brenner) and facile, Philly-flavored rap (by his bud Wrecka, aka Doug Jenkins). On this 4th Slo-Mo set, the sultry vocals of Steph Hayes and Susan Rosetti (ex-Stargazer Lily) and trumpeting of Matt Cappy (Jill Scott, Jay-Z, Roots) really crank it up to 11.

World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., noon today and on WXPN (88.5 FM), free, 215-222-1400, www.xpn.org. Also with the Fractals and Adam & Dave’s Bloodline, Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9 p.m. tomorrow, $10, 215-739-9684, johnnybrendas.com.

— Jonathan Takiff

September 14th, 2009

Philadelphia Inquirer : Slo – Mo

Philadelphia Inquirer : Slo – Mo

Mike Brenner has been a Philadelphia fixture for more than 15 years, starting with his days in the Low Road and including his role as lap-steel secret weapon with Marah, John Train, and others. As Slo-Mo, he dons a white suit and fronts a funky eight-piece lap-steel/hip-hop hybrid. On Saturday, Brenner and company celebrate the release of the fourth Slo-Mo album, Gimme What You Got. Featuring rapper Mic Wrecka (Doug Jenkins) and sassy, soulful singers Steph Hayes and Susan Rosetti (both of the late Stargazer Lily), it’s a rowdy party-starter that ranges from frat-boy humor (“Skanky”) to Public Enemy-style indignation (“County”) to one deliciously joyful cover (“Groove Is in the Heart,” the Deee-Lite classic). Brenner’s razor-sharp steel guitar threads through it all: He’s the buzzing groove at the heart of this delightful ensemble.
- Steve Klinge

Slo-Mo featuring Mic Wrecka with the Fractals and Adam & Dave’s …

September 14th, 2009

XPN : My Morning Download : Slo – Mo

XPN : My Morning Download : Slo – Mo : Full Article

One of our fave XPN locals Slo-Mo featuring Mic Wrecka is back with a new album and better than ever. Slo-Mo (Mike Brenner) and Wrecka’s new album Gimme What You Got is classic Slo-Mo and Wrecka, busting out rhymes and pedal steel lines with girl group harmonies, slow jamz and hot groovers.

Mike and Mic (get it?) are keeping busy this weekend with a ton of record release partying. The major release party is Sat, Sept 12 at Johnny Brenda’s w/ special guests the Fractals and Adam and Dave’s Bloodline. Also, they’re performing at the Free At Noon concert tomorrow Friday, Sept 11 at World Cafe Live and that same night will be appearing at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg with David Dye’s Funky Friday Dance Party for another XPN trip out to Central PA.

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September 11th, 2009

PopDose : CD Review: Slo-Mo

PopDose : CD Review: Slo-Mo : Full Article

Generally it’s not my style to ask you to buy an album. I tell you what I think, and then you make up your own mind. That’s the way it should be. This time, however, I am going to make an exception in the case of the Philadelphia band Slo-Mo. The reason is simply this; I want to see this band live.

At the core of Slo-Mo is the somewhat unlikely partnership of Mike ‘Slo-Mo’ Brenner, a virtuoso steel guitar player, and a rapper named Mic Wrecka. Together with their band, including vocalist Susan Rosetti, they make some of the more interesting sounds you’re likely to hear these days. For such a talented musician, Brenner has had a tendency to keep his playing understated in the past, allowing the band to create a nice funky, somewhat mellow groove as a back drop for Mic …

September 11th, 2009

Philadelphia Weekly : Umm…Drop: Slo-Mo

Philadelphia Weekly : Umm…Drop: Slo-Mo : Full Article

“I think the band’s much stronger than what it reads like on paper,” admits Slo-Mo ’s Mike Brenner. He’s right. On paper, Slo-Mo reads like a bit of a novelty act. Brenner combines his steel-guitar playing with Mic Wrecka ’s hip-hop rhymes. They add in the standard guitars, bass and drums, and a good dollop of female background vocals. The setup works.
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“I think the band’s much stronger than what it reads like on paper,” admits Slo-Mo ’s Mike Brenner. He’s right. On paper, Slo-Mo reads like a bit of a novelty act. Brenner combines his steel-guitar playing with Mic Wrecka ’s hip-hop rhymes. They add in the standard guitars, bass and drums, and a good dollop of female background vocals. The setup works.


“It’s taken us a while to get to that point, but I think we’ve become a great …

September 9th, 2009

Slo-Mo is here!

Authentic Records’s proudly presents its newest member, Slo-Mo and his latest release, Gimme What You Got featuring the ever so talented Mic Wrecka. Can’t wait for the album to drop? Grab the pre-release!

Slo-Mo is the brainchild of Philadelphia steel guitarist Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner. Brenner has recorded and played on the road with such artists as Badly Drawn Boy, Magnolia Electric Company, Marah, Melody Gardot, G Love and more, but Slo-Mo is something totally different. Mixing Brenner’s steel guitar grooves with frontman Mic Wrecka’s rhymes and hip hop poetry, Slo-Mo Featuring Mic Wrecka has become a Philly favorite, winning over fans with a slamming live show and uniquely funky tunes backed by a tight 8-piece band.

Slo-Mo’s first disc, “Novelty,” (Bong Load, 2000) was produced by Tom Rothrock (Beck, Foo Fighters, James Blunt) and Beale Dabbs (R.L. Burnside, Lutefisk) and combined electronic beats and samples with Brenner’s dobro playing.

Weighing in on …

August 24th, 2009

Slo-Mo

Slo-Mo

Slo-Mo is the brainchild of Philadelphia steel guitarist Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner. Brenner has recorded and played on the road with such artists as Badly Drawn Boy, G Love and more, but Slo-Mo is something totally different.

September 19th, 2006