Blaqk Audio :: AFI-band Members Go Electronic

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Monday Oct 15, 2012

If Duran Duran had begun in 2007 instead of 25 years earlier, they may have looked like and sounded a bit like electronica band Blaqk Audio. With the release of their sophomore album "Bright Black Heaven" on September 11th, Blaqk Audio's band mates Davey Havok and Jade Puget hope to repeat the success of their major post-hardcore band project AFI ("Sing the Sorrow," "Decemberunderground," "Crash Love").

Led by the lyrics and vocals from AFI founding member Havok, Blaqk Audio represents the real roots of the duo, who cite their influences as the Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, and Devo. As later explained by Havok, if they had the resources and knowledge to create electronic music available to them, Blaqk Audio may have very well been the primary band project for its band mates rather than Billboard's #1 charting AFI.

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "" to be released in 2012.


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