Live Music

Drakes Barrel House AuGust

First Friday w/ THE MARCHMEN 4:30-8.oo
The Marchmen are an Oakland classic rock band, started in 2012 when Dave Marchman and a group of his musically talented Bay Area friends got together to recreate timeless music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s through today. The 6-piece band (vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards, drums and harmonica) can be seen playing in the East Bay, where audiences are typically on their feet dancing and singing along to the timeless tunes of America’s greatest rock songs!

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!


Members of SUN HOP FAT 2.oo-5.oo
Lo-fi electronics and afro dance grooves with a natural sense of wonder. Drawing from their deep love of improvisation, keyboardist Harrison Murphy brings in members of his band Sun Hop Fat to curate unique and inspired soundscapes for the audience.

The JBM Group play a funky fusion of styles, freely improvising over original compositions and arrangements of songs by Tom Waits, Mulatu Astatke, Erik Satie, and Gary Burton. Magnant’s genre blurring guitar style developed while performing thousands of shows in an array of genres, studying at Berklee College of Music, and becoming one of the youngest faculty members of the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music.


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.

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.


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

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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