Live Music

Drakes Barrel House

AUGUST

Fr.Aug.4
THE IRIE-ITES 4.30 – 7.30
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.Aug.5
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.Aug.6
RYAN SCOTT LONG & FRIENDS 2.oo – 5.oo
Oakland drummer Ryan Scott Long plays in an array of funk, jazz and hip-hop inspired ensembles throughout the East Bay.
http://www.ryanscottlong.net

Sat.Aug.12
B3B4 2.oo – 5.oo
Combining the soulful growl of the Hammond B3 organ, the resonant bite of the tenor saxophone, the bluesy fluidity of the electric guitar and the propulsive groove of the drums, B3B4, is a quartet heavily steeped in blues, bop, and soul!
http://gerzartz.wix.com/b3b4

Sun.Aug.13
JAKE NIELSEN’S TRIPLE THREAT 2.oo – 5.oo
Jake Nielsen is the hottest new act in the blues scene! He’s been making his way through the West Coast making lasting impressions on everyone that watches his talent, and inspiring with his passion! He recorded his first self-titled album ‘Jake Nielsen’s Triple Threat” available on Itunes.
http://jntriplethreat.com

Sat.Aug.19
SMEDT HANAN TENG TRIO 2.oo – 5.oo
The Smedt/Hanan/Teng trio plays a democratic conversational style of improvised music, all styles with acoustic sounds and inventive takes on tunes.
https://www.facebook.com/Smedthananteng

Sun.Aug.20
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.Aug.26
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.Aug.27
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.