Live Music

Drakes Barrel House
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April 2018 Music Calendar

Sun.Apr.1
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

Fr.Apr.6
First Fridays w/ THE IRIE-ITES 4.30 – 8.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.
https://www.facebook.com/dave.eagle.71

Sat.Apr.7
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.Apr.8
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.
http://www.luckylounge.com

Sat.Apr.14
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.Apr.15
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.Apr.21
MATT BERKELEY TRIO 2.oo-5.oo
A fixture on the Bay Area music scene for years, Matt Berkeley has formed a new trio with Peter Canton (bass) and Michael Reed (drums). East Bay Sound System is the name of their studio: and a descriptor of their sound: local, gritty, and electric with respectful nod to elements of dub music. They’ve been known to “dub out” on anything from Elvis to OutKast.
https://www.facebook.com/mattberkeleymusic

Sun.Apr.22
JOE BAER MAGNANT GROUP 2.oo-5.oo
The Joe Baer Magnant Group is a folky and funky group with genre-bending sets, which consist of original compositions as well as interpretations of artists from Tom Waits to Chick Corea.
http://www.joebaermagnant.com

Sat.Apr.28
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.Apr.29
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.