Five things to look forward to during the Down Dirty Shake residency

Down Dirty Shake's second annual Milk Bar residency is primed and ready to go, so get psyched because this month-long party is going to be much more than just a series of rad shows. As part of the Milk Bar's Wednesday tradition known as Milk Was a Bad Choice, each night of the residency will feature some of our favorite local musicians as well as some other surprises you can look forward to. The Beauville Boogie by Down Dirty Shake 5. Food & Drink Deals: Each night, Beer Belly Pop-Up Kitchen will be providing cheap eats while Milk Bar satisfies your mid-week beverage needs [...]

Don’t forget: Celebrate the SF music scene Saturday at Not Dead Yet Fest!

"Everybody's moving to L.A." "All the art is happening in Oakland." "This place is dead anyway." No matter where you look these days, someone's singing the death knell of not only the San Francisco music scene, but San Francisco as we know it. If you believed most commentators, you'd picture the City as a seven-mile-by-seven-mile wasteland full of Mark Zuckerberg clones renting studios for $5K per month, applying for permits to build a Walmart on every corner from North Beach to Lake Merced, and namby-pamby former suburbanites petitioning to have every music venue shut down for excessive noise. Well, the [...]

Down Dirty Shake joins Coo Coo Birds at Slim’s later this month

Psychedelia will be most certainly not be in short supply March 26 when Bay Area psych soul act Down Dirty Shake teams up with SF-based purveyors of frenetic acid rock the Coo Coo Birds for what is sure to be one tripped out evening at Slim's. This is actually the first in a slew of Bay Area and Fresno shows over the next few months for Down Dirty Shake, which released a three-track EP The Beauville Boogie back in January. The band's five members – A.J. Lopez, Kyle De Martini, James Langarica, Aaron Grimes, and Joe Putnam – formed the [...]

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