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S.F.'s favorite layabouts and ne'er do wells shall endeavor to thrill and delight with a selection of tunes from Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" on the evening of Friday, April 3. This motley bunch will most likely contain such police blotter familiars as Patrick Main, Doug Hilsinger, Marc Capelle, Tom Galbraith, Mark Gordon, Allegra Bandy, Kitty Chow, Paula Frazer, Justin Frahm, Billy Cramer, Atom Ellis, Dave Leonard, Viola Booth, Scott Larson, Marabelle Phoenix, Carroll Ashby, Meryl Theo Press and Jamin Barton, just to name a few. The scorching hot Wicked Mercies will get the evening started! $13 advance, $15 at the door (Super Cheap!!). Advance tix over here! - http://tickets.gamh.com/events/488420Tickets Save
Sounds Like: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, James Brown
Bio: Wicked Mercies are a soul band from San Francisco. The line-up features vocals that embody the classic sound of all great female – fronted soul acts through out time. The band is made up of players with roots in soul, R&B, funk and punk. The band takes a stripped down, un-pretentious approach to ...See Full Bio
Wicked Mercies are in the studio!!
“While we're riding high on the female-fronted band kick, a few other kick-ass ladies to look out for this month: Given the current classic funk-soul revival — see SHARON JONES' sold-out stint at the Fillmore last week — there's just no good reason why WICKED MERCIES hasn't blown up yet. Fronted by three seriously talented female vocalists, with a brass section that culls from the best of the old-school San Francisco soul scene, the band – which bills itself as "working class talent" that brings "the sound of San Francisco street soul to the people" — has been a dance party-starting staple at funk-friendly venues like the Boom Boom Room for a few years now, so there's little doubt that a room as small as Amnesia is going to get sweaty very quickly. Remember to drink water.”