Homeboy Sandman

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Homeboy Sandman

The Difference Machine, Lushlife, DJ Bearbait

Wed, June 11, 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

Homeboy Sandman - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Homeboy Sandman
Homeboy Sandman is a musician. His genre is hip-hop. An emcee that prides himself on musical growth and evolution, he has adopted as his motto and creative mission statement, "Boy Sand like you've never seen him before. As usual."

Raised in Queens NY. Academic stints in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, London and Long Island. One semester short on two different graduate degrees. A couple of years of NYC Public School teaching thrown in there in between. 9th and 10th grades. Some bartending too, at the legendary Lennox Lounge in Harlem. That's where Shaft used to drink.

December 2006 he decides to cut all that miscellaneous nonsense and follow his passion. His first album came the following year.

Before signing to Stones Throw he'd already been chosen as a coach on MTV's MADE, featured in preeminent print hip-hop rags XXL and The Source, and perpetually championed on foremost online hubs. And since the signing, his accolades have extended beyond the realm of the hip hop specific. Rolling Stone has noted his "skill for wordplay that keeps you hooked." NPR has highlighted his "artful, hysterical, disobedient hip-hop that you can dance to." Pitchfork has straightforwardly dubbed him "one of the best pure lyricists around."

He writes regularly for The Huffington Post, some for Gawker. While most of his writing is music, it appears he'll write wherever a lot of people are looking. If he had an opportunity to give a speech at a huge rally he'd take that too, so more than anything else he just wants to spread the word. Maybe he just wants attention. Attention for being himself though.
The Difference Machine - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
The Difference Machine
We have seen the world as it truly is, from an infinite point of view. We are not ministers, philosophers or politicians, we are psychedelic rap machines.
Lushlife - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
From his modest South Philadelphia recording space, emcee/producer/multi-instrumentalist Lushlife has been quietly crafting some of the most inventive and well-regarded hip-hop records of the last several years. Moving from the same hip-hop instrumentals you’ll hear on Top 40 radio, to narcotic arrangements of mid-‘80s synth-pop jams, Lush recontextualizes modern indie with an undeniable swagger, and then spits thoroughly over his own meticulous productions.

Fresh off a Weathervane session with RJD2, which explored the meta-art conspiracy known as the Toynbee Tiles, Lush will be bringing the energy of this project on tour across U.S. and beyond in preparation for a 2014 LP on Western Vinyl. 
DJ Bearbait
DJ Bearbait
spinning throughout the night
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125