Live Music

Drakes Barrel House


First Fridays w/ THE OAKLAND CRUSH * 4:30 - 8.oo
Come celebrate First Friday with The Oakland Crush plays Funk Soul Jazz and can cook up the right mood ranging from seductive Bossa and Jazz to a full force Funky dance party freakout!

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.

STEVE LUCKY DUO 2.oo - 5.oo
Vintage R&B and 50’s rock from pianist Steve Lucky of the infamous Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums band, highlighting jump-blues and swing at clubs and festivals around the world for years.


ALEX HAND TRIO * 2.oo - 5.oo
Alex Hand is a SF guitarist fresh from Reno who’s musical journey has taken him from classic rock and punk to classical guitar, jazz and the Django Reinhardt tradition.

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.


SUNDAZE * 2.oo - 5.oo
Original funk and soul grooves from this new East Bay group headed by Brian Hill of Four Now.

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.

Please contact for booking inquiries.