Evolfo brought a unique blend of garage and soul to Moe’s Alley

Evolfo (photos: Joshua Huver) Last Thursday, the soulfully soothing sounds of an East Coast garage band invaded Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz ahead of a return to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival on Sunday. Evolfo, a seven-piece band that could dangerously be described as fifth-wave glam-ska, hit the stage for the first time in the surfer town with a 20-song set and encored with two more for good measure. Starting at 8:45 and playing until 10pm, Evolfo threw a party and even inspired plenty of new fans. Lead vocalist and guitarist Matthew Gibbs’ energy was bursting with every movement across the stage. [...]

By |October 4, 2016|Tags: |

East Coast garage rockers Evolfo return to Hardly Strictly

Brooklyn-based Evolfo wrap up their West Coast tour with several Bay Area appearances and concluding with their second appearance at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park. Ahead of their Sunday set at Hardly Strictly, the four-piece garage rockers and their three piece horn section (that's seven total) will be making a stop at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz on Thursday, September 29. I had the opportunity to have Raftery Swink, one of the group's vocalists, and fellow vocalist Matthew Gibbs answer some questions ahead of their appearance. The Bay Bridged: Where does the name Evolfo come from? Matthew Gibbs: The [...]

By |September 27, 2016|Tags: |
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