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.
Saturday October 7 2017
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Soul - Pop
a duo, this time —her and a piano player
-from Paris, France
-Joon Moon's story started in 2014 in Montmartre, Paris, in the studio of the excessively discreet Julien Decoret - with Phoebe Killdeer giving breath to his first lyric sheets. The indefatigable Moon's aim was to continue creating, after touring with Nouvelle Vague, Florent Marchet etc, and start his own project.
With all the creative decisions already made for keyboards, vocals and drums, Julien joined up with his pals Raphael Chassin and Sébastien Trouvé for both the studio recording and stage show that they had already collectively imagined.
In early 2015, thanks to chance encounters and other musically-minded friends like Marc Collin and Hugh Coltman, Julien Decoret met another artist with an impressive live show (and someone just as reserved as he is) - Krystle Warren, born in Kansas City and recently arrived in France.
The four had mutual friends, and after a few try-outs in the studio and a misunderstanding about a certain Alice / Juliette Lewis (a story that makes them all laugh even today) a real synergy came to pass, with Joon Moon the result - both in the studio and on stage.
Their first e.p. "Chess", released late 2015, showcases a mix of precise and impressive pop and soul arrangements, hinting that the album due in 2016 will be an exciting discovery, joyfully crashing through numerous musical barriers.
A word of warning though - the siren-like voice of Krystle Warren may have you addicted to Joon Moon before you know it! "Apple Day", "Chess" and "Help Me" are the first taste of a debut album undoubtedly full of surprises.
Karina Denike & guest pianist
-from UK/San Francisco, CA
-San Francisco's darling Karina Deniké is a versatile vocalist, songwriter, collaborator and band leader who moves fluidly from intimate torch song chanteuse to soul singer, to punk powerhouse. "Deniké possesses a voice so rich and luxuriant she sounds like she was born to sing any song that comes her way". (KQED’s California Report). Deniké has released over 30 albums as solo artist, band member or guest, been on major and independent labels: ( MCA, Warner, FatWreckords, Discovery, Moon, 510, Pink and Black, Portofranco, Hellcat), toured extensively worldwide, had her work on soundtracks and countless compilations, and is also a current member of bands NOFX , The Cottontails, Mr. Lonesome and The Bluebelles, Marc and The Casuals, along with her own self titled group. Deniké and her self- titled band have been presented by SF Jazz, 100 year anniversary of City Hall, Noise-pop, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Undercover Presents among others, and have toured to New York, Los Angeles, dOCUMENTA 13 Kassel Germany, London and Japan. Her acclaimed 2015 release "Under Glass" was named one of the TOP 10 JAZZ ALBUMS of 2015 -by KQED, and the song Musee Mechanique was on the 2016 compilation by FATWRECKORDS.
-from NYC/SF, CA
-Lila Blue is a singer songwriter from New York City who moved to San Francisco in 2011. At just 16 years old, Lila Blue has proven herself to be an accomplished recording artist, theatrical composer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Her songs seem to flow from some deep and ageless source. Her vocal phrasing still carries the sweetness of youth, but the lyrics resonate with the shadows and complexity of an older soul. This is poetry wed to music.
Lila's new and second album, THE HOLLOWS HOLD THE HEALING, (release date Nov 11th / ONErpm) witnesses her intensifying musical and life perspective, and is a fearless exploration into the often hidden crevices of the heart, mind, and soul. Co-producing the album with renown one-man-band, musician, writer and producer, Phillip Roebuck, the sound of "Hollows" is raw and direct, recorded primarily live in studio.
Lila has been performing solo at clubs and festivals in San Francisco and New York, Stanford University, KPFA and KUSF live in studio performances, and as a Special Guest Vocalist for Noche Flamenca at New York's Lincoln Center Out of Doors summer series.
We are just at the beginning of Lila Blue's musical journey, which promises to take us deep down into our own hidden depths and back to the light again, perhaps healing a few scars along the way. And we're all the better for it.