The Park to back Alice Russell on North American Tour with SF show tonight 5/3/13 (watch performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live)

As we've told you before, San Francisco's The Park play a wide variety of styles with a wide variety of artists, in addition to creating their own original material. Perhaps one of their most notorious collaborations is as the backing band for British soulstress Alice Russell when she tours the US. Wednesday night, The Park backed Russell on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and tonight they set out with her on a North American tour, kicking things off with here in San Francisco at Mezzanine. Below you can see the two songs they performed on Kimmel, "Heartbreaker Part 2" and "For a [...]

Darondo and The Park talk apocalypse on "2012"

Are you tired of hearing about anything related to the Mayan apocalypse yet? I hope not, because San Francisco soul legend Darondo and The Park have teamed up to bring you a great piece of work all about the end of the world, the single "2012", which premiered on the Revivalist earlier this week. The Park, apparently determined to prove they can take their sound wherever they damn well please (and do it damn well), gave Darondo a decidedly modern foundation to tell us all about the comets and meteors and Mayans. It's one to listen to for a long [...]

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Q&A: The Park playing with Grillade at Showdown tonight, 12/4/12

The Park are one of the most talented and busy bands in the Bay Area, even though they haven't released much under their own moniker. The quartet made a name for themselves as "the Bay Area's most sought-after rhythm section," performing as the backing band for artists such as Darondo, Mara Hruby, Wallpaper, Alice Russell, Freddie Gibbs and many, many more. Consisting of Ben Schwier on keys, drummer Derek Taylor, guitarist Nate Mercereau, and Josh Lippi on bass, The Park remains busy, both with their own projects and in support of other artists. Tonight, they will back Grillade at Showdown [...]

Interview: Chuck Prophet talks covering London Calling and meeting Joe Strummer

Photo by Charlie Homo Joined by Chris von Sneidern and The Park, Chuck Prophet toured Spain recently, performing The Clash's classic second third album, London Calling, in its entirety as the band "Spanish Bombs." For a guy known as a great singer-songwriter, a covers tour might be something of a surprise, until you consider the fact that Prophet's undoubtedly going to offer his unique imprint on any piece of music he plays, regardless of who originally wrote it. For those of us who missed the Spanish run, Prophet and the band are doing their take on London Calling locally for [...]

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