Join us in Santa Rosa for a PRE-THANKSGIVING evening of hollerin' and wailin' at The Arlene Francis Center! Frank's Follies Present Wednesday, November 21st 8PM ϟ All ages $10 The Mud, The Blood & The Beer Bobby Joe Ebola Elephant Semi Evolved Simians Arlene Francis Center 99 Sixth Street, Santa Rosa, CA
The Mud the Blood and the Beer The Connies Show starts at 7:00!
It's J.D.'s birthday party. Here is what J.D. had to say (Stolen right from Facebook) THE MUD, THE BLOOD, AND THE BEER These guys have played two or three years of my parties and I have to keep asking them back because not only are they a killer band, punk with tons and tons of other style's influence creeping in, but they are super fun to hang out with. These guys really get down. Also, they were sports when I started a fake feud with them. SEMI EVOLVED SIMIANS Another repeat offender, the Simians have been one of my favorite Sonoma County bands for years. I love them because their music is so weird. Their music kind of reminds me of show tunes (really!); catchy melodies, lots of dramatic stops, vocal harmonies and interweaving melodies, quick time changes. We will start a betting pool on how long it takes Adam (the drummer) to take his shirt off. I call 2 minutes, 15 seconds. THE CONNIES A first timer at one of my b-day parties, the Connies are no strangers. I have booked them, oh, about a million times with Box Office now. I keep asking them because I love their straight forward rock and roll attitude. Loud, ballsy guitar without a ton of pedals and crap. Super catchy melodies. A rhythm section that's locked in tight. Seriously, buy their CD, it won't leave your player for a month. BOX OFFICE POISON The big news about Box Office is that this is the last show for longtime bassist B.J. and drummer Jared, who are moving on to work on other projects. It comes around nicely full circle, as both of them were just filling in at birthday party III (and then just never left for three years). Please come join me in sending the guys off with a good time. MANZANITA FALLS Another first timer, Manzanita Falls, like the Simians, defy easy categorization. Kind of a folksy Radiohead? I dunno. But I do know that the more you listen, the more there is to love. Sure, Jeremy's vocals are catchy and solid and the song structures are great, but the more you listen, the more you notice how badass Stu's subtle guitar riffage is, and how the Matt play off each other (yeah, both the drummer and bassist are named Matt, conveniend, huh?).