Antibalas
Jul
8
4:00 PM16:00

Antibalas

Afrobeat

The massive musical family known as Antibalas (Spanish for bullet-proof or anti-bullets) was born in 1998 in Brooklyn New York, and has since become one of the world’s leading Afrobeat bands, blending Afro-Cuban, avant classical, soul, rock, rap, reggae, and pop music. NPR has called their music “big and fun,” and recommends that “If they come to your town, drop what you're doing and go see them. Wear dancing shoes.”

antibalas.com

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Bombino
Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

Bombino

North African Desert Rock

Grammy-nominated virtuoso guitarist Bombino was dubbed "the Sultan of Shred" by the New York Times last year, a nickname that has since been adopted around the world. Bombino was born in Niger in an encampment of nomadic Tuaregs, recognized as warriors, traders and travelers of the Sahara Desert. Four thousand years of living in a hostile environment taught the Tuareg people that the will to survive with dignity intact is stronger than any external threat.  Bombino puts that sentiment to music, writes its anthem, and gives it a life of its own.  He is emblematic of the next generation of Tuareg, a new voice of the Sahara and Sahel, fusing blues and traditional Berber rhythms with the energy of rock and roll and songs about peace.

www.bombinomusic.com

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Shinyribs
Jul
15
9:30 PM21:30

Shinyribs

Country-Soul Swamp-Funk

Kevin Russell, of The Gourds fame, fronts Shinyribs. Whether on his 6-string uke or his electric guitar or singing a cappella, Russell will entertain you like no one else. The freedom with which he moves, coupled with his incredible voice is an experience in and of itself. He’s Burl Ives meets Al Green; Hank, Jr. meets Teddy Pendergrass; Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry. A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party.

shinyribs.org

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T Sisters
Jul
16
4:00 PM16:00

T Sisters

Americana Indie-Folk

Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the T Sisters have created a refreshing brew of indie-folk/Americana music. Blood sisters Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen flow seamlessly between styles and moods, from roots to pop and sassy to sincere, captivating listeners with their eclectic sound and soaring harmonies. Producer Oliver Wood of the Wood Brothers says of the T’s,“Coming from a brother band, I especially appreciate the T Sisters. The soul of the family comes through their combined voices, and they create that sound that only family can get."

tsisters.com

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John Craigie
Jul
17
9:30 PM21:30

John Craigie

Americana Singer-Songwriter

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own. The Stranger appropriately dubbed Craigie, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg, with a vagabond troubadour edge.” When Craigie plays, it’s one of those special shows that can make you laugh and cry in the same song.

johncraigiemusic.com

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Orquesta Akokán
Jul
19
4:00 PM16:00

Orquesta Akokán

Joyous Cuban Big Band

Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán, which takes its name from the Yoruba word meaning "from the heart." This blazing ensemble plays deeply soulful mambo that revives the spirit of Benny Moré and the Buena Vista Social Club. The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups including Irakere and Los Van Van. Their talent captured the attention of Daptone Records, which released its debut Spanish language album in 2018 to feature the band.

www.orquestaakokan.com

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Soul Scratch
Jul
29
10:00 PM22:00

Soul Scratch

SoCal Soul

Soul Scratch is rooted in the principle that, through the healing power of music, the world may be made into a joyous, loving place where all of humanity can come together under the umbrella of love and togetherness. Founded by bassist Johnny Chou, guitarist Joel Givertz, and drummer Adam Greenberg, and adding Matt Reale’s horn lines and Dale Spollet’s vocals, Soul Scratch has blossomed into one of the mainstay powerhouses in the SoCal soul scene.

www.soulscratchband.com

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The Sons of the Soul Revivers
Aug
5
5:30 PM17:30

The Sons of the Soul Revivers

Traditional Gospel

The Sons of the Soul Revivers, a San Francisco-based gospel quartet, was formed in 1970 by three brothers to carry on the work of their father’s original Soul Revivers from the 1960s. The brothers, guitarist/singer Walter Morgan Sr., and singers James and Dwayne Morgan, have spent a lifetime of singing in church together and, with their band, present hand-clapping, soul-reviving traditional gospel music that will lift your spirit.

“I was captivated from the first note to the very last. Incredible. I couldn’t stop moving and neither could the audience. SSR’s had EVERYONE on their feet, moving, their entire set. They took us to church and then some.” --Erika Olsen | Asst. Artistic Director, Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, OR

www.facebook.com/TheSonsOfTheSoulReviversOfSanFranciscoCA

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Arthur Watership
Aug
12
10:30 AM10:30

Arthur Watership

Indie Folk

Over time laced with an array of musical influences and experiences, Arthur Watership has cultivated a unique sound and style that is often compared to Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Scout Niblet. Arthur Watership is the name given to the spirit that comes from the passion in performance; the ghost at the helm of life's journey. Arthur Watership songs are centered around a love of nature and a longing to return to it, and the human mishaps that bring us back. The band is built of a small and sturdy crew of musicians on a variety of instruments ranging from pedal steel to the rare Viola da Gamba.

www.arthurwatership.com

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The Ghost of Paul Revere
Aug
17
4:00 PM16:00

The Ghost of Paul Revere

Foot-Stompin’ Holler Folk

"We grew up listening to Radiohead and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd," says Griffin Sherry, guitarist/singer in The Ghost Of Paul Revere. "Everyone assumed we were a bluegrass band because we were playing these traditional instruments, but we weren’t writing traditional music. We were just writing songs with the instruments we had."  The result is a sound that the Portland, Maine-based band describes as "holler folk," not because it involves a lot of hollering, per se, but because it invokes the rich communal tradition of field hollers, with their call-and-response melodies, sing-along hooks, and densely layered harmonies.

www.ghostofpaulrevere.com

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The Sam Chase & The Untraditional
Aug
19
10:00 PM22:00

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional

Kick A** Folk

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional hails from San Francisco, California. This juggernaut of a band blends rock-n-roll with folk music while maintaining the sensibilities and attitudes that come from growing up on a healthy diet of punk rock. The leader of the band is The Sam Chase himself, a natural storyteller whose powerful and weathered voice brings good cheer wherever it is unleashed . With boot-stomping orchestration and lyrics that have been immortalized on the tattooed skin of their fans, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional don’t mess around.

www.thesamchase.com

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Brass Mash
Aug
21
4:00 PM16:00

Brass Mash

Powerhouse Brass Band Mash-ups

Brass Mash draws from the second line tradition in New Orleans and specializes in mash-ups, mixing genres with a brass band lineup that brings the Mardi Gras spirit everywhere they play. Whether they’re mixing Van Halen into Nicki Minaj or Ace of Base with Alice Cooper, Brass Mash mixes classic rock, pop, funk, jazz, and everything in between, all while remaining true to their brass band roots.

www.brassmash.com

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The Upside
Aug
23
4:00 PM16:00

The Upside

Ska revival hits the Central Coast! The Upside is an exciting new vintage ska band with players from Rock Steady Posse, The Cheeseballs, Zongo All-Stars, Mozaic, and more. Mixing some originals and some classics, this band is a tribute to old school Jamaican ska masters such as the Skatalites, Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, and more.  It’s fun, highly danceable, and appealing to all ages. So get off your seat and move your feet to The Upside's ska beat!

www.upsideska.com

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The Cimo Brothers
Aug
26
10:00 PM22:00

The Cimo Brothers

Folky Classical World Rock

Daniel, Vincent, and Jack Cimo are musicians local to the central coast of California. Originally from Chicago, blues and jazz run through their veins. Between the three brothers, they span a wide variety of musical genres. Each brother has focused on a different instrument: Daniel on violin, Vince on acoustic guitar, and Jack on Spanish guitar. All three of them grew up studying classical music, which heavily influences their music today. Although they enjoy performing acoustically, they also experiment by blending their acoustic sound with a more modern digital sound, utilizing synthesizers, beats, and music sequencing. The Cimo Brothers promise to bring an unforgettable musical experience!

www.comealiveentertainment.com/the-cimo-brothers

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