Brad Brooks, The Bye Bye Blackbirds

Ivy Room Presents

Brad Brooks

The Bye Bye Blackbirds

L & J Illuminated

Fri · February 1, 2019

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

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Brad Brooks
Brad Brooks
His songs combine the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, the best instincts of Wilco and Brian Wilson, along with the orchestral sophistication of Queen.
Brooks is rooted in a kind of Victorian California romanticism; and with the release of his record “Harmony Of Passing Light” Brooks joins his peers with the best work of his career.

His gift for melody and his soaring vocals remain the most immediately impressive traits of his music. Brooks’ voice can wail like a blue-eyed soul singer, whisper plaintively, croon with just a touch of twang, or soar through the most demanding melodic acrobatics, and he pulls off all of these different guises on “Harmony” without the record sounding disjointed. Rather, it’s an album with multiple textures that still feels unified.
The Bye Bye Blackbirds
The Bye Bye Blackbirds
For nearly 10 years The Bye Bye Blackbirds have been standard bearers for guitar-based power pop in the Bay Area. An explosive live act and a dedication to smart, sophisticated songwriting have earned them a loyal following, along with comparisons to Sloan, The Replacements, Big Star, and The Kinks. Two previous full-length albums (2008's House & Homes and 2011's Fixed Hearts) established their credentials as lyrically rich and sophisticated, armed with infectious hooks and harmonies and lush guitar playing. As a live band, the energetic and gritty performances have won over audiences at venues like The Great American Music Hall, the Café Du Nord, and The Bottom of the Hill. The new album, We Need The Rain, marries the studio and live experiences into a fully realized, seamless whole. Bun E. Carlos (of Cheap Trick) calls it "Power Pop at its finest".
L & J Illuminated
New duo from Leigh Gregory of Mellow Drunk and Jefferson Parker of Lydia and the Projects.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/