Live Music

Drakes Barrel House

JANUARY

 
Sat.Dec.30
EL DUO 2.oo-5.oo
Oakland’s “El Duo” blends lo-fi electronics and afro dance grooves with a natural sense of wonder. Drawing from their deep love of improvisation, drummer/producer Randy Schwartz (Brett Dennen, Illumination) & keyboardist Harrison Murphy (Sun Hop Fat, Harry & the Hitmen) curate unique and inspired soundscapes for their audiences.
http://elduo.bandcamp.com
 
Sun.Dec.31
MINIWATT STRING TRIO 2.oo-5.oo
Led by violinist John Ettinger, expect an eclectic musical journey from 1930s swing favorites, New Orleans-ified gypsy jazz, and 50s bebop with a few surprising detours through instantly recognizable 60s pop classics, and Marc Ribot tunes.
http://www.ettingermusic.com
Fr.Jan.5
First Fridays w/ THE M-TET 4.3o-8.oo
“In this day and age, we really need the music that The M-Tet makes: gritty and grimy organ funk.” – Flea Market Funk. Fresh off of the release of “Finger Poppin’ Time!”, The M-Tet is rooted in the deep study of 1960’s Organ-based R&B, first tackling the Meters’ 1968 release in its entirety. Soon after, adding their own soul-drenched originals as well as noted tracks by Funk, Inc., Roy Ayers, Archie Bell and the Drells.
Ring in this first-First Friday of the New Year with some old school grooves!
https://www.facebook.com/TheMTet

Sat.Jan.6
FLOWTILLA 2.oo-5.oo
Flowtilla play a sophisticated blend of psychedelic world groove jazz-funk: “The group takes a theme or a rhythm and they run with it. The guitar soars along over drummer Jan Jackson and bassist Ellen Schoenwetter’s driving grooves. Len, Ellen, and Jan all definitely have some serious playing ability.”
http://www.flowtilla.com

Sun.Jan.7
HIGH STANDARDS 2.oo-.5.oo 
In addition to playing original material, High Standards draw from a constellation of different songs and genres, seamlessly blending the new with the old, the classics with the club bangers. This wild, unorthodox, and ostensibly reckless combination of genres is what makes High Standards so fresh, devastating, like a flamingo savagely consumed by lava from an exploding volcano!
https://www.facebook.com/HighStandards510

Sat.Jan.13
EL DUO 2.oo-.5.oo
Oakland’s “El Duo” blends lo-fi electronics and afro dance grooves with a natural sense of wonder. Drawing from their deep love of improvisation, drummer/ producer Randy Schwartz (Brett Dennen, Illumination) & keyboardist Harrison Murphy (Sun Hop Fat, Harry & the Hitmen) curate unique and inspired soundscapes for their audiences.
http://elduo.bandcamp.com

Sun.Jan.14
POH SOON TENG TRIO 2.oo-5.oo
Poh Soon Teng is a percussionist/drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his trio plays a democratic conversational style of improvised music, all styles with acoustic sounds and inventive takes on tunes.
http://www.pohsoonteng.com

Sat.Jan.20
TERRENCE BREWER TRIO 2.oo-5.oo
Having amassed a handful of critically-lauded albums, guitarist Terrence Brewer continues to ride a wave of both regional and national acclaim as one of the Bay’s shining stars, on the way to becoming nationally renowned as a force to be reckoned with. “Pay attention to jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer—you will be hearing from an influential force when it comes to the jazz guitar.” -All About Jazz
http://www.terrencebrewer.com

Sun.Jan.21
PLANET LOOP 2.oo-5.oo
Planet Loop is a unique trip not to be missed, as this local trio forges their unique brand of “electro-funk groove,” combining wild improvisation with the deep rhythms of world-beat, Latin, funk, and trance music.
http://www.planetloopmusic.com

Sat.Jan.27
EL DUO 2.oo-.5.oo
Oakland’s “El Duo” blends lo-fi electronics and afro dance grooves with a natural sense of wonder. Drawing from their deep love of improvisation, drummer/ producer Randy Schwartz (Brett Dennen, Illumination) & keyboardist Harrison Murphy (Sun Hop Fat, Harry & the Hitmen) curate unique and inspired soundscapes for their audiences.
http://elduo.bandcamp.com

Sun.Jan.28
MINIWATT STRING TRIO 2.oo-5.oo
Led by violinist John Ettinger, expect an eclectic musical journey from 1930s swing favorites, New Orleans-ified gypsy jazz, and 50s bebop with a few surprising detours through instantly recognizable 60s pop classics, and Marc Ribot tunes.
http://www.ettingermusic.com

Please contact music@drakesbrewing.com for booking inquiries.