Abracadabra, presto, voila!
Bradmagic and Andrew Evans bring a little bit of magic to the studio, with stories of first performances and tricks goes wrong, as well the logic behind ‘good’ magic, and why you can’t use it to meet girls.
“You don’t know that you want to become a magician; it comes to you.”
The first time you meet Brad Aldridge and Andrew Evans, you might not suspect anything out of the ordinary. They’re chill, funny, charming San Francisco guys, both graphic designers during the work week. They like to hang out and drink beers and shoot the shit. And some nights, when the mood is right, they like to get up stage and perform logic-defying, awe-inspiring miracles. They’re magicians, and they’re here to blow your damn mind.
Since the tender ages of 11 and 12, Andrew and Bradmagic have been pushing the boundaries of possibility. They honed their skills through books, website, and the work of the greats, performing just for the love of the trick. They’ve learned magic appreciation, the study of new techniques and style. Andrew’s first job was at a magic shop selling props.
The execution of magic itself seems to be almost backwards from everything else we know; the whole point is to achieve something visually improbable, but success means no one notices how well you’ve pulled it off. Sometimes performances go completely unexpected. Sometimes you have to shrug and cover your tracks with a bit of impromptu comedy. The best you can do is roll with it, and keep practicing until you pull off the truly impossible.
To see this magic for yourself, you can check out Bradmagic and Andrew’s performances at Doc’s Lab in San Francisco. The next show will be Wednesday, October 26 (you might see us there too!) Tickets are available now. Keep listening because we’re going to be giving away FREE tickets!
You can also hit them up on their website, Brad’s Instagram, Brad’s Facebook, or Brad’sTwitter. (Andrew doesn’t do that stuff. You’ll just have to come meet him in person.)
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