Friday HAPPY HOUR:  It's A Sunshine Day with DJ Jay Schwartz
Johnny Brenda's Downstairs presents

Friday HAPPY HOUR: It's A Sunshine Day with DJ Jay Schwartz

Ages 21+
Friday HAPPY HOUR: It's A Sunshine Day with DJ Jay Schwartz, spinning 4p-8p

Secret Cinema’s Jay Schwartz spins ‘60s Sunshine Pop at Johnny Brenda’s

On Friday, November 8, Johnny Brenda’s will provide an extra happy Happy Hour session when it hosts It’s a Sunshine Day, featuring Jay Schwartz spinning a mix of “Sunshine Pop” music from the 1960s. Come on, get happy!

Sunshine pop (or “soft rock,” as Japanese record collectors call it) is melodic, harmony-drenched music, a la The Association, The Beach Boys, The Millennium, Sagittarius, The Yellow Balloon, The Free Design, The Fifth Dimension and many others. These groups (as well as such key sunshine pop auteur/producers as Brian Wilson, Curt Boettcher and Gary Zekley) have received a lot of attention in recent decades. Reissue labels like Now Sounds and Sundazed have uncovered many previously ignored obscurities, and the sunshine sound has been explored by such critically-loved latter-day acts as Belle & Sebastian and the Polyphonic Spree.

Jay Schwartz, known as the long-time programmer/creator of the Secret Cinema film series, has, in the last year, been carting large swaths of his record collection to nightspots like the International and Johnny Brenda’s. Often working in partnership with D.J. Silvia, he has presented d.j. sessions devoted to 1970s punk and new wave, and 1960s pop music from Spain and France.

It’s a Sunshine Day! runs from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Admission is free.

Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's Downstairs
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125