Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Friday April 21 2017
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$15 in advance / $18 at the door
El Radio Fantastique
genre-defying pop alternative cabaret
Indie / Acoustic Crooner Punk / World
Vaughn: The Juergistador
J.Kleinborg: The Unicorn
Jake Wood: The Samurai
Red Cup - The Animal
Kevin Gautschi - The French
-from San Francisco, CA
-There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego’s Umbrella and those who don’t know them yet. Celebrated as San Francisco’s ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world-renowned entertainers have created an irresistible mélange that is entirely their own.
A Diego’s Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience. One concert is all it takes to becoming a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend eastern European sounds, marching drums, beautiful harmonies and catchy hooks with a showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, marked by a chiseled refinement of years of experience on the road.
The group’s uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a zealous and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe. Continuously touring abroad has always fed their aesthetic, and has resulted in incorporating the scales of klezmer, the strings of flamenco, and the energy of punk rock.
Their new material is some of the most exciting to date, tipping a hat to the raucous Croatian dance parties the band played in their early days. With a quest to fulfill and broadcast the true meaning of Gypsy Rock, Diego’s Umbrella continues to tour the world.
El Radio Fantastique
Giovanni DiMorente: Vocals, Flute, Guitar, Sax, Theremin,Percussion
Colin Schlitt: Bass, Vocals, Guitar
Gene Fisher: Drums
Robin Livingston: Piano, Vocals, Percussion, Guitar
Patrick Byers: Baritone sax,Flute, Guitar, Vocals
Liz Trombone: Trombone, Flugelhorn, Percussion
Emily Squirmbot Thundermouse Haltom: Violin, Vocals, Percussion
-from Point Reyes Station, CA
-El Radio Fantastique is the band that would be playing at Salvadore Dali's birthday party. They are the band that defies all labels and description, that floats effortlessly across genres while always conveying a sense of cinematic drama, reckless abandon, and broken beauty. Through lush arrangements, driving rhythms and pop hooks, the dynamic swell of emotion that emanates from this group is undeniably deep. If Anton Lavey, Frank Sinatra and David Bowie dropped acid in New Orleans and had an orgy with The Beatles, their unholy offspring would be El Radio Fantastique.
"The band hails from Point Reyes Station and is led by its founder, Giovanni Di Morente. Whether channeling disparate past experiences as a grave digger, dumpster diver, or pop star, DiMorente fancies the broken and the crooked, and he celebrates them with sublime melody and passion. Di Morente and the other members of El Radio Fantastique have bonds that go back to childhood. This deep connection manifests itself in their sound and in the familiar spell they cast onstage."
Jason Vanderford, Rt Goodrich, Tim Bush, Laela Peterson-Stolen
-from Oakland, CA
-A galvanizing force on the Bay Area indie rock scene since launching serendipitously in 2013, Junk Parlor is that crazy-rare band whose vibe is so driven by joyful schizophrenia that it transcends easy genre trappings. Junk Parlor is an adventure down a path paved with eastern european, bohemian, vintage bellydance melodies and our own brand of moody, haunting originals. Leonard Cohen-esk vocals and poetry, acoustic manouche jazz guitar, ripping violin, cajon, percussion, fretless electric bass, all come together to paint a fantastically edgy dream scape. We have been described as "Crooner Punk” by our fans and are often compared with Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello.
Jason Vanderford leads the band with vocals and acoustic guitar, accompanied by Laela Peterson's moody viola and violin, Tim Bush’s growling fretless electric bass and Robin Goodrich’s swaggering beat….. A dream on the edge of a cliff.