SF Weekly and Scion are proud to present All Shook Down, a showcase of eclectic local, national, and international music in the heart of San Francisco's historic North Beach neighborhood.
Featuring live music from more than 30 artists on an outdoor stage and in the unique intimate venues on Grant Avenue & Green Street.
With production support provided by North Beach Jazz Fest veterans Sunset Promotions and promotional partners Eye Heart SF, Nate Mezmer Presents, Crawl SF, 1M Entertainment and MOG Radio.
Headlining the event will be internationally acclaimed pop artist NEON INDIAN and future-soul diva JANELLE MONAE.
All Shook Down will also unveil the nominees for the 2010 SF Weekly Music Awards, and attendees will be able to submit their votes on-site. Many of the nominees will be performing at the festival.
Among the confirmed local artists are FORREST DAY, BIRDS & BATTERIES, SANTERO, THE JAZZ MAFIA ALL STARS, THE PARK, JOE BAGALE, BOCA DO RIO, A.B. & THE SEA, THE OAKLAND FADERS feat. ZEPH, PLATURN & ENKI, GHOSTS ON TAPE, DISCO SHAWN, MOZAIC, AFROLICIOUS DJ SET, THE BRASS MAFIA, MISTER LOVELESS, TY SEGALL, GRASS WIDOW, THE RONDO BROTHERS w. THE FOREIGN GLOBESTER, THE FEROCIOUS FEW, CITAY, BARE WIRES, TINY TELEVISION, PERSONAL & THE PIZZAS, ODESSA CHEN, SONNY & THE SUNSETS, CRYSTAL MONEE HALL, SWOOP UNIT, ERIC SHARP, DEREK HENA and more TBA.
All Shook Down will also feature more than 20 food, art, and merchandise vendors.
The daytime portion of the event will run from Noon till 7pm, with local venues running music into the evening.
Among the participating venues are some of North Beach's most historic intimate nightspots: Amante, Grant & Green, Maggie McGarry's, Mojito, Royale, Columbus, Church Key and Savoy Tivoli with several more to be announced.
All of these venues will be accessible for a single-price ticket available at http://allshookdown.eventbrite.com/ for only $10 (+service fee) in advance. VIP packages at a cost of $40 (+service fee) will include:
-Access to exclusive VIP lounge
-Enjoy complimentary snacks and treats
-Preferred entry into all participating venues
-Yak-Pak gift bag filled with festival goodies
-Clean, non Porto-Potty, VIP restrooms!
Please note that participating venues will only admit persons 21+ in age.
The outdoor stage and festival area will be all ages.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit “For the Bayou,” a non-profit organization helping restore and protect Louisiana’s wetlands and wildlife and to assist in the humanitarian needs of its citizens in the event of a disaster. Please visit www.forthebayou.org for more information.
Special thanks to our sponsors Scion, New Belgium, Infinium Spirits, Medithrive, LikeMe.net, Divinity Tree, Parkmerced, Papalote, SAE Institute and Audio Vision.
Stay tuned for more info here, at sfweekly.com, sfallshookdown.com, and sunsetpromotions.com
If you are interested in being a participating vendor, please contact [email protected].
And now for a little more on our headlining artists:
An elusive new project from composer Alan Palomo, Neon Indian delivers equal parts synthetic nostalgia, dreampop lullabies, and grinding guitar noise to create something eerier than the sum of its parts. Forged after a hazy winter gathering in Texas, this initial batch of tracks were the result of field recordings, record samples, a collection of bizarre synth sounds. Orbiting around the themes of drug induced heartbreak, weary afternoons, and lost chances, this music provides a lush soundtrack to the deadbeat exploits of teenage ennui.
Neon Indian’s bedroom ballads have already forged the upcoming Psychic Chasms, set for release this summer. They’ve been compared to New Order, Future Bible Heroes, and most recently said to sound like a saw-wave cutting a Doobie Brother’s song in half. Expect much racket to be had from this fresh faced crew.
She’s been called “a different kind of diva” by Vogue Magazine and “a true visionary… one of the most important signings of my career” by Sean “Diddy” Combs. For singer, songwriter, and high funkstress Janelle Monáe, however, the impetus remains the same as it’s been since before her Grammy-nominated debut EP Metropolis, Suite I: The Chase captured the imaginations of fans and fellow artists. As she readies her first full-length LP, The ArchAndroid, her focus remains on stirring your soul, moving your feet and simply, creating good music.
The ArchAndroid is a soaring, orchestral trip enlivened with blockbuster vocals, mysterious imagery, and notes of 60s pop and jazz. “It’s an organic symphonic sound,” says Monáe, who enlisted the talents of the Wondaland ArchOrchestra to realize her sound. Elaborate orchestral arrangements were composed and conducted by Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Roman GianArthur for Wondaland Productions. Featured guests include the legendary Big Boi of OutKast, renowned poet Saul Williams, the psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal and punk prophets Deep Cotton.
Official Website: http://sfallshookdown.com
Added by PeopleConnect Staffing on July 12, 2010