Go Van Gogh
The Mission comes to NOPA. Go Van Gogh @ Madrone Art Bar Weds November 19th 10pm - Midnight Contrary to the hype, somethings cooking in the Mission beside tech bro life. Music is breaking through the cracks in the sidewalk, and blooming into strange and beautiful expressions of a culture that even "that much money" cant kill. Local bands from the neighborhood have been coming together, bringing a variety of blends of Cumbia, Surf, Ska, Jazz, Klezmerl, Rock, and other rich recipes of international and American sounds. In order to spread the word, and increase the enjoyment, we at the Mission Internationalist Underground are taking a handful of these bands out onto the road, to show our pals around the bay what heating up in our neighborhood. Go Van Gogh is the prototype for this new musical movement. The unofficial house band of the Missions legendary Odeon Bar, they cut their teeth there on a 2 year weekly residency. Only to resurface 3 years ago at the irrepressibly innovative Revolution Café, where thy bounce the house every 3rd Saturday of the month. The band is the perfect ambassadors of the scene, with a sound described as the soundtrack for a middle eastern western with a Latin twist. Their Cumbia Ska Balkan hybrid is full of instrumental pyrotechnics, entertaining lyrics, delivered as beautiful vocals, along with wild antics, such as sax goddess Connie Walkershaw playing two horns at once. So if you love to dance, and need a bit more "stick to your soul" in your dance music feast. If you party like you mean it, and want to experience a night that you wont soon forget (for all the right reasons), come on down to Madrone Art Bar Wednesday (500 Divisadero) November 19th from 10 pm to midnight.
Go Van Gogh
Sounds Like: Hazmat Modine, Calexico, Little Cow, Toubab Krewe, Orchestra Baobab
Manager: Bobo Bubalisky
Bio: WTF, there is no other band like Go Van Gogh. You can hear it, you can dance it, you can drive really fast while digging it. It's American music for sure, but it's got some heavy Afro Cuban rhythms, and some seriously Balkan horn sounds. That Dobro don't make it country, at least not any specifi...See Full Bio
““This band jazzes and world rocks all night long” ”