Mirah

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Mirah

Secret Drum Band

Wed, April 4, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is 21 and over

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

Mirah - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Mirah
Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (b. 1974, Philadelphia) creates incorruptible independent pop music defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings. Mirah has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various US domestic and foreign independent labels while touring the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand many times since 1998. Pitchfork has praised her “incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath.”

Mirah’s 6th full-length solo record, ‘Understanding’ (releasing September 7, 2018 on Mirah’s own imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings) is a conscientious return to her early unconventional recording process. The record embraces the spirited imperfection and rawness inclusive of rough first takes, natural room sounds, and a fair amount of broken equipment. Written and recorded in a time of political and personal upheaval - family illness and the death of a dear friend, all in the shadow of the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath - ‘Understanding’ presents an even hand of political themes, love songs and introspective rallying cries.

Frequent collaborators of the years have included well-known producers Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Eli Crews (The Julie Ruin), Tucker Martine, Guy Sigsworth and Calvin Johnson, songwriters and composers such as Thao Nguyen, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Lori Goldston, Susie Ibarra, Jherek Bischoff, Tara Jane O’Neil and Khaela Maricich (The Blow) and visual and media artists such as Anna Oxygen of Cloud Eye Control, Britta Johnson and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.
Secret Drum Band - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Secret Drum Band
SECRET DRUM BAND is a percussion ensemble based in Portland, Oregon. Lisa Schonberg started the band in 2006 as a experimental quartet for Ladyfest Olympia. It's current incarnation features five percussionists and two ambient musicians. Many of SDB's works were composed in response to soundscape and form in locations chosen to draw attention to issues concerning endangered species, ecosystem function, and habitat loss.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/