The Bye Bye Blackbirds
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
While singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy would go on to make a name all of his own, his career actually started with Miracle Legion; one of the original ‘college rock’ bands who formed in 1983 and became something of a cult hit following acclaim from the likes of NME and Melody Maker and the release of their debut album on Rough Trade Records. Almost two decades since their last full-length release "Portrait of A Damaged Family”, the band are back together playing US shows in April 2017.
“If all the praise about REM was true, then they’d be Miracle Legion.” Melody Maker
‘An intelligent, thoughtful band capable of making you think twice about their lyrics while still managing to rock your face off.
We should all be rejoicing that Miracle Legion is back on tour.'
- GLIDE Magazine
'A hellish rock band.'
- UNCUT Magazine
The Bye Bye Blackbirds
For over ten years, The Bye Bye Blackbirds have been the standard bearers for power pop in the Bay Area (David Wiegand, Executive Features Editor, SF Chronicle/KQED The Do List, called them "one of the better bands in the Bay Area".) An explosive live act (sharing bills with the likes of Tommy Keene, You Am I, Matt Pond PA, The Rubinoos, and Mitch Easter) and a dedication to smart, sophisticated songwriting have earned them a loyal cult following along with comparisons to Big Star, The Kinks and The Replacements . Over the course three full-length albums (Stereo Embers magazine called 2013’s We Need The Rain "one of the year’s finest pop rock records"), the Blackbirds have cemented their credentials as crafters of lyrically rich rock and roll loaded with hooks, harmonies and inventive guitar playing. Following a 7" collaboration with Dr. Frank (Mr. T Experience) in 2015, a new single in 2016 and a special 10th anniversary show at The Starry Plough in Berkeley, the Blackbirds are preparing to release their fourth full length album, Take Out The Poison, in 2017. With the ten years’ worth of extraordinary songs and shows to their name, it’s a good time to celebrate the band that Jack Rabid of The Big Takeover says "set controls for the heart of mature melody and elegant songwriting" and Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos called “Power pop at its finest”.