Live Music

Drakes Barrel House


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.”

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!


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.

THE IRIE-ITES * 2.oo - 5.oo
Two brothers from Montego Bay Jamaica meet a Berkeley native to create The Iri-ites, an acoustic Trio that is a unique blend of Roots Reggae, Calypso/Mento and Dance Hall music. Bring your dancing shoes & get ready to shake your hips Jamaican style.


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

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.


Oakland drummer Ryan Scott Long plays in an array of funk, jazz and hip-hop inspired ensembles throughout the East Bay. Tonight, he is joined by guitarist Mike Sopko, a founding member of the bands 'Glimpse Trio, and 'Cascading Liquid Rainbows', both groups feature original compositions by Sopko. "Long comes across as a very intense, musically charged, major drum personality of the future.” - Oz Fritz (Grammy Award-Winning Engineer) —

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.

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