Johnny Brenda's Presents

Kyle Sparkman


Ages 21 and up
Thursday, June 06
Doors: 7pm

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*

7 PM – Doors
8 PM – Show

On a stormy night in Philadelphia with Parliament-Funkadelic blasting in the background, Kyle Sparkman was thrust into this world with a raging-red bushel of hair and an electric guitar in his hands.
His live show – energetic. His lyrics – prophetic. His fashion sense – pathetic.
Once described as “Mac Demarco, John Frusciante, Tom Misch, and disco all rolled into one”, Kyle is on a mission to pollute the world’s hearts and minds with an accessibly groovy brand of guitar-driven rock that blends funk, jazz, psychedelia, & more.
“Neon Fever Dream Home” is Kyle’s sophomore album – six tracks of sonic splendor running the gamut from crunchy funk rock to groovy disco-jazz and everywhere in between.

Emily Drinker is an independent, award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia. Her soulful brand of folk, pop, and rock goes down smooth, whether she’s performing with her powerhouse band, the Funky T, or in a more intimate format, incorporating live looping. Emily is an artist who has found a way to do what she does using every weapon in her considerable arsenal. Emily has been featured by NPR Music, Philadelphia’s WXPN, and played on the main stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Musikfest, and at many other regional festivals.
In the last few years, Emily has opened for Pat Benatar, Rufus Wainwright, JD Souther (Linda Ronstadt, Eagles, James Taylor), Switchfoot, Joey Dosik (Vulfpeck) and Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon’s Graceland). In addition to a busy performance schedule in Philly and its surrounding areas, Emily enjoys working as a session vocalist doing sync work for national TV shows, performing in half a dozen local bands, and hosting a festival in her backyard with her band/housemates (CINNAMiN Fest!)

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