Our new venue is The Uptown in Oakland! 1928 Telegraph, at 19th, across from the Fox Theatre. Easy BART (1 block), and parking around the corner. All-night AC Line 800 bus to SF!
For a mere $7 you can see an amazing show in a great venue. Here's what you get:
LORD LOVES A WORKING MAN -- Based out of the Mission District of San Francisco, Lord Loves A Working Man is a 9-piece band inspired by the raw and emotive sound of the Southern Soul shouters and horn-driven Rhythm & Blues of the 1960s. They call it Southern soul; I call it sort of "white soul", the kind of sound Blood Sweat & Tears made famous. Singer Ben Flax belts out a song and leaves you breathless. The band is led by Max Baloian (the multi-instrumentalist from Rube Waddell, the Armchair Geographers, and more). Keyboards played by Rob Reich, and if you don't know who Rob Reich is, you haven't been around much, have you? Look for Cornelius Boots blasting the hot soul sax licks. It's an awesome band. http://www.lordlovesaworkingman.com
WINK PAIN -- Heart-felt gut-wrenching blues, the kind you get when the Studebaker won't start because there's a family of muskrats living in the engine; the kind of blues you get when your old lady leaves you not for another man or another woman, but because she'd rather be alone than put up with you. Wink Pain is Freddi Price at his best, doing a solo guitar and singing old blues. http://www.rubewaddell.com
THE SOUL CAPTIVES -- A ska experience! Drawing upon diverse experiences in 1960's era Jamaican music, funk, soul, and jazz, The Soul Captives fuse together a unique musical style that they simply refer to as "the captivating sound". Varying from blazing horn-driven Skatalites style instrumentals to smoking vocal tunes with full harmonies reminiscent of Bob Marley and the Wailers, they have yet to play for a crowd that could stay in their seats.
The band began as a hobby for guitarist Vic Wong and trumpeter Josh Jerge in the summer of ‘03. Already veterans in the ska scene from Bay Area Music Award winners Monkey and Riverside soul-reggae combo the Debonaires, the two hoped to start a group that combined their two loves: jazz and Jamaican music. They had their eyes on Raynier Jacildo to man the keyboard, another talented young performer with Sacramento's reggae sensations, the Steady Ups. They also recruited local roots reggae session players Mark Allen-Piccolo (bass) and Jayme Arredondo (drums). Having backed reggae legends like Sister Nancy, Don Carlos, and Wadi Gad, the pair brings a wealth of experience and authenticity in Jamaican rhythms. To lead the group, the Captives employed the silky-smooth voices of Glenn Casuga (who doubles on tenor saxophone) and Lauren Nagel-Werd. During their first session together, the grins around the room were a clear indication that this was definitely going to be more than a side project. http://www.thesoulcaptives.com
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Added by davidkaye on December 17, 2006