The Verdi Club will be hosting fantastic events two Saturdays in a row. This Saturday, December 3rd, will feature the Bay Brewed (sorry, couldn’t resist). And next Saturday, December 10th, Dusty Stax and the Bold Italic have put together a very special event in the spirit of the holiday. This Winter Formal Dance will feature classy attire and a plethora of local garage rock musicians:
Over the summer, Dusty Stax’s “Let Her Dance” took San Francisco back in a time machine for a huge celebration of ’60s soul. Guests donned their vintage best and packed the Verdi Club as local garage rock greats offered their takes on timeless songs by Curtis Mayfield, the Bobby Fuller Four, and others.
This time, Dusty’s taking it up a notch for the holidays, and we’re joining forces to co-host a proper Winter Formal. Join us by dressing sharp and celebrating a night of shakin’ your stuff with a live soul revue supergroup with a 9-musician strong backing band. The lineup includes an All Star Girl Group featuring Turn Up Records Recording artist Heidi Alexander (The Sandwitches), Shannon Shaw (Hunx and His Punx), Noelle Cahill (Magic Trick) and Jen Snyder (Jonesin’).
A few fellas will sing along too, including Sonny Smith of Sonny & the Sunsets, Kelley Stoltz, and your host Dusty Stax, crooning out favorites by Ike and Tina, Irma Thomas, and The Crystals to name a few. Dick Vivian (Proprietor of Rooky Ricardo’s Record Shop in The Lower Haight) will work the turntables with classic soul singles. He’ll also be offering instruction on how to dance like a pro!
You can find out additional event details and purchase tickets over at the Bold Italic.