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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. 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/488420
With Andre Thierry
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
“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.”