Berhana

Sat Dec 9 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall

1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$15

Ages 18+

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Presales: Tue Nov 7 10am - Thu Nov 9 10pm

Public On Sale: Fri Nov 10 at 10am

Berhana

  • Berhana

    Berhana

    Soul

    A confident new voice in modern pop, LA-based singer-songwriter Berhana's slippery soul is perfectly captured on his self-titled debut EP, a release that emanates confidence even at its most introspective moments. Imbued with sounds and traits from his childhood, there's no denying the expressive musicality on Berhana, and it heralds the arrival of an intriguing talent that'll be worth keeping an eye on in years to come.

    As a project, Berhana exudes a cinematic quality, introducing listeners to its creator through the context of personal history and culture; indeed, the EP opens with recordings of his family members—his aunt praying, his grandmother offering advice, and his mother talking about his father. "I wanted something that felt like the inside of my mom's house—almost like a
    documentary," he explains. "I want people to know that there shouldn't be any walls when it comes to making your art. Everything you make should be an extension of yourself."

    And Berhana goes deeper than his familial connections, presenting a persona that explores the depth of solitude and loneliness. "It's about growth and growing up into the person I am today," he explains when talking about the character represented in the music. "Loneliness is something that I've gravitated towards over the years." These expressions of melancholic solitude expand beyond his music and to the visuals for Berhana cuts "Grey Luh" and "Janet." "What I do visually isn't what people are expecting—but that's the character throughout, someone who's very alone and not satisfied with what's on the surface," he elaborates. "Someone who keeps trying to learn more about the world they live in—but
    the more they discover the sadder and more jaded they become. Naturally, I’m a sad person, so most of my music comes from that place, and the visuals are a really big part of the music—to me, they're one in the same, and I get to express myself through a different medium, which I appreciate."

    The video for "Grey Luh" is representative of the unique and singular way Berhana uses visuals to further the message of his music. Directed by Sam Guest (who became good friends with Berhana after the pair attended film school in NYC) and featuring creative direction by Julia Baylis, situates Berhana in neon-lit hotel rooms and walking the city streets, eventually
    performing in a venue dressed to the nines and softly lit like a waking dream. The video's nocturnal vibe perfectly fits the slinky, seductive streak running through "Grey Luh," from the song's lilting keyboard tones and off-kilter bass to Berhana's expressive, multifarious voice.

    And Berhana's continuing to utilize these specific talents to get the word out. He's about to head
    out on first headlining tour and is in the process of booking an array of festival appearances for
    2018—which will undoubtedly expose many more to the gorgeous and richly intimate songs
    captured on Berhana. He's an irreplaceable talent—one that you'll want to keep in your earspace
    for a long time to come.

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Berhana

Sat Dec 9 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco CA
Berhana

$15 Ages 18+

Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.

Presales: Tue Nov 7 10am - Thu Nov 9 10pm

Public On Sale: Fri Nov 10 at 10am

Berhana

Berhana

Soul

A confident new voice in modern pop, LA-based singer-songwriter Berhana's slippery soul is perfectly captured on his self-titled debut EP, a release that emanates confidence even at its most introspective moments. Imbued with sounds and traits from his childhood, there's no denying the expressive musicality on Berhana, and it heralds the arrival of an intriguing talent that'll be worth keeping an eye on in years to come.

As a project, Berhana exudes a cinematic quality, introducing listeners to its creator through the context of personal history and culture; indeed, the EP opens with recordings of his family members—his aunt praying, his grandmother offering advice, and his mother talking about his father. "I wanted something that felt like the inside of my mom's house—almost like a
documentary," he explains. "I want people to know that there shouldn't be any walls when it comes to making your art. Everything you make should be an extension of yourself."

And Berhana goes deeper than his familial connections, presenting a persona that explores the depth of solitude and loneliness. "It's about growth and growing up into the person I am today," he explains when talking about the character represented in the music. "Loneliness is something that I've gravitated towards over the years." These expressions of melancholic solitude expand beyond his music and to the visuals for Berhana cuts "Grey Luh" and "Janet." "What I do visually isn't what people are expecting—but that's the character throughout, someone who's very alone and not satisfied with what's on the surface," he elaborates. "Someone who keeps trying to learn more about the world they live in—but
the more they discover the sadder and more jaded they become. Naturally, I’m a sad person, so most of my music comes from that place, and the visuals are a really big part of the music—to me, they're one in the same, and I get to express myself through a different medium, which I appreciate."

The video for "Grey Luh" is representative of the unique and singular way Berhana uses visuals to further the message of his music. Directed by Sam Guest (who became good friends with Berhana after the pair attended film school in NYC) and featuring creative direction by Julia Baylis, situates Berhana in neon-lit hotel rooms and walking the city streets, eventually
performing in a venue dressed to the nines and softly lit like a waking dream. The video's nocturnal vibe perfectly fits the slinky, seductive streak running through "Grey Luh," from the song's lilting keyboard tones and off-kilter bass to Berhana's expressive, multifarious voice.

And Berhana's continuing to utilize these specific talents to get the word out. He's about to head
out on first headlining tour and is in the process of booking an array of festival appearances for
2018—which will undoubtedly expose many more to the gorgeous and richly intimate songs
captured on Berhana. He's an irreplaceable talent—one that you'll want to keep in your earspace
for a long time to come.

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Ages 18+
limit 6 per person
General Admission
$15.00

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.