Bardo, Emily Blue

Harmonica Dunn & The Minimal Beat Present:


Emily Blue

The Minimal Beat DJ Bill Ocean

Thu, September 28, 2017

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


This event is 21 and over

Bardo is an enigmatic musician and producer who set his sights on reaching the upper echelons of music and nothing will persuade him to alter what he considers his predestined plan. Armed with undeniable talent and a ridiculous work ethic, Bardo spends most of his days creating complex arrangements that satiate his fans’ desire for authentic, well-produced music. Bardo understands that creating music is a gift. He considers it a timeless craft he was born to squeeze every ounce of passion from. Music feeds his soul and he plans to deliver on the promise he made to himself a long time ago—to put everything he has into his music and to share this gift with the world.

Bardo’s love for music started long before he could identify a chord progression or a guitar riff. He recalls his parents exposing him to British phenom, Omar, and such American artists as The Roots and a Tribe Called Quest, when he was very young. He first started writing rhymes to test his skills at the age of twelve and knew he was onto something good. While in high school, he would spend hours freestyling, filling notebooks with lyrics and arranging music. By then, his soul was set ablaze.
Emily Blue
Emily Blue
Emily Blue is a pop artist of integrity.

In November of 2016, Blue released her first solo record "Another Angry Woman," a completely nonprofit album that tackles womanhood and rape culture. Her vulnerable, yet strongly crafted lyrics combine with her dynamic vocals to create a truly memorable record, featured in Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Atwood Magazine, NPR Illinois, among others.

Blue was also invited in December to perform at El Rey Theater (Los Angeles) for the celebration of Hulu's new documentary "8 Days a Week." There, she shared the stage with artists like Grammy award winner Gabby Moreno and renowned guitarist Adrien Belew. Blue herself appeared on the preliminary Grammy Ballot this year for her feature on Ira Antelis / Dr. Dexter's "Gone But Not Complete" album, which also features Chicago's Saba and Joey Purp.

In addition to her budding solo career, she fronts Chicago/Champaign bands Tara Terra and BOYCUT, two very prolific Indie groups. Blue plans to release new solo material in March, and will celebrate at Emporium in Chicago on 3/2.
Venue Information:
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614