Blvck Hippie is a Sad Boy Indie Rock Band from Memphis, TN, tryna show Black kids they can be weird too. “Blvck Hippie” is Josh Shaw’s childhood nickname, coined by his mom. Classically trained in piano, Shaw didn’t pick up a guitar until his junior year of college when he started to write and record Lo-Fi music out of his dorm room in Jackson, TN. Post-college, Shaw worked on solo projects under St. John until 2018 when he started making music as Blvck Hippie. Blvck Hippie is recommended if “you’re a fan of The Strokes but like your songs a little more moody” (From The Strait). Shaw credits Kanye West and Kid Cudi for inspiring him as a Black artist, pushing him to always make something different. Blvck Hippie’s “VHS” inspired rock pairs with Shaw’s dark, brooding lyrics, drawing on themes of escapism, loneliness, and grief to create the Sad Boy Indie Rock songs of your dreams. Current Band Members: Josh Shaw, Casey Rittinger, Tyrell Williams.
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