Cafe Stritch hosts HalLOUween tribute to Lou Reed

In tribute to recently fallen hero Lou Reed, Café Stritch will host HalLOUween, a evening of Reed-inspired music and performances. Reed and Reed-related music will be spun by Jeff Brummett and Maxwell Borkenhagen (guitarist for the recently disbanded Ugly Winner), plus a not-quite-finalized bill of local musicians performing Reed and Velvet Underground covers. Solo performances from former members of SJ’s Ugly Winner and The Bang have been confirmed so far for the evening; other slots remain open. This event is free and all-ages. There’s also a Lou Reed costume contest if you’re interested in channeling the man himself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31n-8ffVFVg HalLOUween: [...]

By |October 29, 2013|Tags: , |

Myron & E – "If I Gave You My Love" (playing Starry Plough 5/18/13)

Photo by William Perls Bay Area classic-soul duo Myron & E recently released a track from their forthcoming album Broadway, set for a July 2 release on Stones Throw Records. The pair met several years ago when both were on tour with Blackalicious. While touring in Finland, they met the Helsinki group The Soul Investigators, who are best known for their work with Nicole Willis, and a jam session led to a couple of single releases on the Investigators' Timmion Records, and ultimately a deal with Stones Throw. Listen to "If I Gave You My Love" below, and catch them [...]

Christmas In The Bay, Part 2 – MORE Christmas tunes from local bands

Like we told you last week, Bay Area bands love the holidays and make plenty of music to celebrate. Here's another round of Christmas tunes from our local artists for you to enjoy. To kick things off, Cocktails released a sweet, original garage-rock Christmas tune, and they're playing a holiday show tonight with DSTVV and others! Details are at the bottom of the page. Fantastic bluegrass band The Parmesans actually recorded a special Christmas medley just because they heard of last week's post post (and because they are awesome). Stream or download here: The Parmesans - "Christmas Medley" A newcomer [...]

The Bang – "Drink in Hand"; playing Make-Out Room 8/24/12

The Bang have released a single off their upcoming album Shimmy Soul Shangri La. The Bang is an homage to the girl groups of the sixties, such as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and the Supremes. The three female vocalists, Angeline King, Rachel Mae Havens, and Tish Peterson, are the stars of the show, but a driving force behind the band is guitarist Derek See. See is the purveyor of the fantastic Derek's Daily 45 (a must-read blog if you're into classic soul) and a DJ with gigs internationally. As if that wasn't enough, he's also the personal guitar tech [...]

By |August 23, 2012|Tags: |
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