Hayes Valley's hottest night spot, THE RICKSHAW STOP presents an evening of soul, sin,and horns on Saturday, February 24th, bringing together two favorite home-grown SanFranciscan bands who have become known for their uncanny ability to inspire great amounts of awe and revelry in audiences everywhere they go.
LORD LOVES A WORKING MAN(www.lordlovesaworkingman.com)
LLAWM is a nine-piece group inspired by the Southern Soul shouters and horn-driven Rhythm and Blues of the Stax-era 1960's. Playing a seamless mixture of "traditional originals" and obscure covers, the boys "punch the clock" and don't let up till they have fully
inspired their audiences to dance and romance and to sweat and swing off the ails of the work week. With their unique brand of gritty retro soul, they provide a hip shaking, heel-poundin', tear-jerking good time that never goes out of style.
"Feeling a bit nostalgic for the 60's...this gang nails the genre on head so perfectly you'd never know it was 2005"
(Album review, CDBABY)
"These men pour their hearts out in songs that make audience members alternately work up a sweat and hold each other very, very close." (-Hiya Swanhuyser, SFWEEKLY)
THE GOMORRAN SOCIAL AID AND PLEASURE CLUB(www.gomorrans.com)
Banjo's and Tubas; accordions and clarinets; trombones and trash are just some of the battered array of musical contraptions this six person ensemble uses to create an unforgettable world where Kurt Weil Weimar-Circus oom-pah meets1920's jazz juke joint grinders
that will have Tom Waits fans smiling all the way to the bar to quench their thirst.
"Baptism by moonshine must be a wonderful thing, if the music of the Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club is any indication. Preaching a sweaty, red-faced gospel of saturnalian abandon, cleansing the soul through Mardi Gras immoderation, these N'Awlins-infatuated
ragtime pranksters deliver sinfully divine horn-and-banjo celebrations of the good life, circa 1920. With songs such as "Whiskey Paycheck" in their repertoire, the Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club will leave you with no choice but to bear witness to their holy spirit. "(-Todd Lavoie, SF BAY GUARDIAN)
SATURDAY NIGHT SOUL DJ PARTY
Rounding out the evening and making sure concert goers with be able to shake and shimmy between sets and into the wee hours, DJ's from the famed Elbo Room Saturday Night soul parties will be spinning their unparalleled collection of classic 45's from Soul music's heyday.
Official Website: http://www.rickshawstop.com
Added by LLAWM on February 4, 2007