Blackbird Blackbird

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Blackbird Blackbird

Beat Culture, The Interest Group

Tue, July 1, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Blackbird Blackbird - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Blackbird Blackbird
Active since April 2010, Blackbird Blackbird (Formerly Bye Bye Blackbird), a.k.a. Mikey Sanders, is a prolific dream pop artist from San Francisco, CA.

Seemingly always working on new material, Blackbird Blackbird's collaborations with female vocalists (including Emily Reo, Steph Thompson) have allowed him to take his music to an entirely new level.

Reminiscent of Gold Panda or Washed Out crossed with female-fronted vocal samples, Blackbird Blackbird has transcended attempts to denounce him as merely "fitting in" with a specific genre or classification.

Blackbird Blackbird has also generated a huge following on Hypem and is frequently listed on the Top 100 and climbing the charts as one of hypem's most blogged artists.

In interviews Mikey has discussed growing up highly influenced by My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, M83, Joy Division, and New Order. His music and style are unique, experimental and unclassifiable.
Beat Culture - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Beat Culture
Beat Culture is the moniker of producer and instrumentalist Sunik Kim. Kim was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Tokyo and continued on to high school in the United States. Currently a sophomore at Yale University, his exposure to a variety of cities has informed his eclectic sound, which often seems to be on the verge of unraveling, chaotic, and abrasive as much as it is streamlined and pop-minded. He began making music in 2011, not knowing where the project would go. A few months later, he sat down with a friend and came up with the name "Beat Culture," which has no meaning - instead, it keeps the music from getting boxed into any particular genre or movement. The casual way in which the project was born also reveals a kind of functionality - rather than getting caught up with names, titles and other minor details, the music seeks to affect the listener in the most direct manner possible. By 2012, Kim self-released his debut full-length album, Tokyo Dreamer. After nearly two long dedicated years of writing, Kim is reemerging with brand new material highlighting a more mature focus, as well as a new two member live show with a drummer. In early 2014 he will release his two singles "Drifter" and "Shibuya" physically and digitally through B3SCI Records and Kaya Kaya Records (UK), while continuing to work on his next full length release.
The Interest Group - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Interest Group
The Interest Group is a project which began as a recording partnership between its founding songwriters/producers, Marissa Lesnick and Yohsuke Araki in fall of 2011. While the musical style is malleable, the songs are still tied together by their voice, production technique, and sensibilities grounded in and around pop music. In their polarized aesthetics converge; equal parts grandiose pop of the 60’s and introverted sonic soundscapes of the 70’s onward.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125