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Rough Church 9 Brad Brooks 10 Felsen 11. extra long headline set!
ALL AGES show at The Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, January 29th, 2015. Doors open at 7PM, and the show is at 8PM. Tickets are ONLY $10. PAMELA PARKER and her band... Pamela Parker's new album, Evolutionary Process, is up for Album of the Year in Vancouver BC and she has opened for bands like rock n'roll Hall of Famers HEART. She is one of the hottest San Francisco stars on the West Coast and is building a strong following on the East Coast. She is an operatically trained vocalist and monster lead guitarist as well as a classically trained pianist and gifted songwriter. In other words, the total package. Pamela's talent has allowed her to cherry pick the very best musicians to form an all-star rock band. She has studied everything from Classical to Heavy Metal, Soul, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Rock, Funk, & Folk and fuses it into a stunning vocal style all her own.The music is classic high energy rock n'roll. Powerful soulful vocals with an uncanny knack for hooks matched with great guitar riffage and excellent song craft are the hallmarks of the Pamela Parker sound. In 2013 she released her debut Rock album Evolutionary Process (including 11 originals composed by Ms. Parker) to critical acclaim. Her live shows are electrifying as she is able to stretch her musical talents and blow peoples minds with her incredible vocals, lead guitar prowess and stellar band mates. Her commanding stage presence and rock & roll image are just the icing on the cake! Pamela Parker's band features Tom Finch (Big Brother & The Holding Co.) on guitar, Chris McGrew (Griddle) on drums, Spence Murray on bass, and Ryan Hickey (Stu Allen's Mars Hotel) on keys. The other featured artist of the night is none other than: BRAD BROOKS Brad Brooks is that rare quadruple threat of writer, player, singer, and performer. His songs combine the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, the best instincts of Wilco and Brian Wilson, along with the orchestral sophistication of Queen. Brooks is rooted in a kind of Victorian California romanticism, and with the release of his record "Harmony Of Passing Light" he joins his peers with the best work of his career. His gift for melody and his soaring vocals remain the most immediately impressive traits of his music. Brooks’ voice can wail like a blue-eyed soul singer, whisper plaintively, croon with just a touch of twang, or soar through the most demanding melodic acrobatics,...Brooks has found the essence of his own unique voice, and been one of the Bay Area’s best-kept secrets for years. Get your tickets today...<3
We're opening this wonderful show with 2 other great local songwriters, essence and Brad Brooks. Come join us!
The Session Room @ HopMonk Tavern- BRAD BROOKS + MICKELSON + JESSE BREWSTER Door: 7pm| Show: 8pm Cost: $10|21+ Brad Brooks is that rare quadruple threat of writer, player, singer, and performer. His songs combine the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, the best instincts of Wilco and Brian Wilson, along with the orchestral sophistication of Queen. Brooks is rooted in a kind of Victorian California romanticism; and with the release of his record “Harmony Of Passing Light” Brooks joins his peers with the best work of his career. His gift for melody and his soaring vocals remain the most immediately impressive traits of his music. Brooks’ voice can wail like a blue-eyed soul singer, whisper plaintively, croon with just a touch of twang, or soar through the most demanding melodic acrobatics, and he pulls off all of these different guises on “Harmony” without the record sounding disjointed. Rather, it’s an album with multiple textures that still feels unified. Brooks has found the essence of his own unique voice, and been one of the Bay Area’s best-kept secrets for years. This album should change all that. Brooks has also shared the stage with Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, opened for Grammy-winning band Train, Imagine Dragons, and Linda Perry. In 2013, San Francisco artist Scott Mickelson celebrated the release of more than five full-length records with his band FAT OPIE. He continues to paint both musical and lyrical portraits of contemporary life as an American. Known for eclectic arrangements and far-reaching production, he produces music with a finger on the pulse of the fragmented culture here in the U.S. This is most evident on the latest release Victoryville hailed as his most important work. Mickelson has toured more than 30 cities throughout the US and will release his debut self-titled record in the fall of 2014. JESSE BREWSTER Singer, songwriter, and guitar-slingin’ outlaw. Songs of loss, hope and reflection; fears, truth and introspection… “Brewster is a master of the tasteful tune, the surprising chord change, the conscientious lyric and the kind of musicality that makes every song on “Wrecking Ball at the Concert Hall” an absolute pleasure. With this album, Brewster has something to be proud of, creating one of the finest albums of this or any year….” -Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal For more information visit http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/ All ticketed shows are standing-room only with limited seating, unless otherwise designated.
Sounds Like: Wilco, Elvis Costello, Queen, Big Star, Harry Nilson
Label: CACTUS ROCK RECORDS
Bio: Brad Brooks is that rare quadruple threat of writer, player, singer, and performer.His songs combine the orchestral sophistication of Queen, the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, and the punk energy of early Talking Heads. Brooks is rooted in a kind of Victorian California romanticism; his v...See Full Bio
“The Tucson raised, Bay area-based singer/guitarist's originals are just as impressive. For his third outing, Brooks flavors his pop with a '70s sensibility, stirring in influences from the Beatles to Hall and Oates. “Calling Everyone” is reminiscent of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes whipping up the crowd at the Stone Pony into a sweaty frenzy. There's plenty of Beatles influences sprinkled throughout. Brooks shouts frantically like John Lennon in his Plastic Ono Band days over industrial psychedelic guitar shredding on “Spinner and the Spun.” “Steal My Disarray” sounds like George Harrison crooning over his weepy guitar. T“Exemplary Girl” could be an unlikely pairing of Paul McCartney duetting with Hall and Oates; “Will It Be Enough” sounds like Wilco's Jeff Tweedy accompanied by Harrison on guitar. But this is no nostalgia celebration, no retro shmoozefest. Although many of his instrumental influences may be based on soothing melodies from the past, Brooks'”