Baby Head and the Feathers are heading back to John Brown’s on the Square to entertain with its blend of pop and psychedelic punk on Friday, Nov. 3.

Baby Head and the Feathers are heading back to John Brown’s on the Square to entertain with its blend of pop and psychedelic punk on Friday, Nov. 3.

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Baby Head and the Feathers are heading back to John Brown’s on the Square.
Tara Janowick

Baby Head and the Feathers are heading back to John Brown’s on the Square to entertain with its blend of pop and psychedelic punk on Friday, Nov. 3.

This time Baby Head is joined by opening act Leonard the Band, hailing from Paducah.

John Brown’s is a venue where Baby Head usually plays multiple times a year. The feel of the space lends well to their house sound.

“Baby Head was really my solo project” says front man Danny Brown. “I started in 2010 on the side while I was extremely busy with [former band] Secondary Modern. Sec Mod toured relentlessly and recorded a record about once a year, so Baby Head was always on the back burner.”

Yet, Brown persisted with his passion for the sound.

“I recorded all the instruments one by one with Max Senteny as my engineer in a little basement in De Soto off and on up until about 2 years ago,” he said.

As others heard what Brown and Senteny were creating, they too wanted to get involved.

“My friends insisted it be made into a band and were kind enough to back me up on stage for about two or three shows a year,” Brown said. “The result was mind blowing to me because they’re all such great musicians, [that their input] really morphed my songs as they added all their different flavors to them in a live setting.”

Brown describes the sound of a Baby Head set as “it basically sounds like a party!” The band plays all originals, with the exception of a couple Ween covers, an Arctic Monkeys tune, and a Neil Finn song.

“I guess I’d say our songs are a mix of pop with some psychedelic punk influence to it; melodic and chaotic,” Brown said.

Other band members of Baby Head and the Feathers stay busy as well, with other projects constantly in the works. Michael Lighty on lead guitar is also the front man from Buzzzard, and has a solo project going called Lonely Suit. Max Martini is on drums, and also plays with Kelven, Enchanters, and the Characters. Jonathan Nelson is on bass, and also plays with Hope Fiend and formerly, the band Skank.

Brown and the band enjoy the atmosphere and audience found at John Brown’s. You can also find Baby Head at venues such as PK’s, house shows, and parties. These venues lend to their live presence. Brown says the band likes to “engage the audience and joke and hop around a lot.”

“[We] try to make it as fun and as worthwhile as possible, to us and the crowd alike.  We do it for the art, the soul, and flat out fun,” Brown said. “That’s all that matters. We’re not on a stage to play blues or covers everyone hears every weekend. We’re here to make you wiggle and dance and walk out feeling like a kid who just left a theme park.”