Live Music

Drakes Barrel House

APRIL

 
Sat.Apr.1
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.2
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

Fr.Apr.7
First Fridays w/ KUCKAW! 4.oo-8.oo
Oakland’s own funk powerhouse, Kuckaw!, assembled with one goal in mind: to simultaneously stimulate brain and booty alike. Influenced by artists such as Herbie Hancock, Orgone, and Jamiroquai, Kuckaw!’s sound melds the driving, heavy rhythms of 70′s funk with the hypnotic, interlocking essence of Afrobeat, a touch of disco, and brings the wild abandon of a Zappa-esk musical odyssey.

http://kuckawmusic.com

Sat.Apr.8
ABLESound 2.oo-5.oo
Graciously instrumental, and deeply rooted in the East Bay vibe, ABELsound pours its own slow-simmered, improvisational, funky groove over anything from Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock to Pancho Sanchez and the Beatles.
http://anthonyotisdelaney.com/abelsound

Sun.Apr.9
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

Sat.Apr.15
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

Sun.Apr.16
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.22
ABLESound 2.oo-5.oo
Graciously instrumental, and deeply rooted in the East Bay vibe, ABELsound pours its own slow-simmered, improvisational, funky groove over anything from Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock to Pancho Sanchez and the Beatles.
http://anthonyotisdelaney.com/abelsound

Sun.Apr.23
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

Sat.Apr.29
TBD

 

Sun.Apr.30
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.