Archive for June, 2010
THURSDAY JULY 8TH
the BETH CUSTER ENSEMBLE
DINA MACCABEE BAND
ALLISON LOVEJOY’S CABARET NOUVEAU
at Cafe du Nord
2170 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
BETH CUSTER ENSEMBLE
The Beth Custer Ensemble is a veritable crème de la crème of Bay Area musicians including long time collaborator Jan Jackson on drums, (Will Bernard’s Motherbug; Chuck Berry), guitarist David James (Sila, The Coup, Spearhead) iconic pianist Graham Connah (Ted Brinkley), trumpet player Chris Grady (Mark Growden; Grassy Knoll); backup singer Diana Mangano (Jefferson Starship); Seth Ford Young, bass (Tom Waits, Sean Hayes) and Beth Custer, vocals/ clarinets (Trance Mission, Club Foot Orchestra, Eighty Mile Beach).
BCE’s latest release ‘Roam’ received the SF Chronicle’s highest review rating Pink Section and Memory Select said “Roam… is about songs — Catchy stuff that AOR radio stations ought to take notice of. Custer’s voice takes center stage, a lightly silky sound that can dig deep into earthly soul, and a tone that lets you know you don’t have to be in a hurry.”
DINA MACCABEE BAND
Classical viola major Dina Maccabee and free-jazz guitarist Tobin Summerfield made friends in Ann Arbor in 1998. They joked about the pop record they would make one day, but didn’t realize the common musical ground they’d create until…
A dozen years later, Dina is the go-to string player for all kinds of creative and popular music in the San Francisco Bay. The resulting collaboration is a set of tunes from right now that also stands outside pop music’s endless wandering from trend to trend. The songs are timeless, intertwining disparate influences with a contemporary stylishness. Maccabee’s credentials from a decade in the real School of Rock show up in the shape of her songs, concise, intelligent lyrics, and her direct, unaffected singing style. Tying the room together, Maccabee arranges a catchy and haunting carpet of strings to complete this remarkable set.
The Dina Maccabee Band on July 8th will be Dina Maccabee on violin/vox, Tobin Summerfield on guitar (Never Enough Hope, Larval), Roger Riedlbauer on guitar (Boxcar Saints), Eric Perney on bass (GoJoGo), & Eric Kuhn on drums (Silian Rail, Sean Hayes).
ALLISON LOVEJOY’s Cabaret Nouveau
Concert pianist and first place winner of San Francisco’s Best Modern Cabaret Competition, Allison brings to the stage the stylings of Marlena Dietrich, Nina Simone and Dresden Dolls. Original and classic. Stellar piano playing with sultry vocals and saucy stories. “Smart, mischievous fun,” says the Pacifica Review. Allison will be joined by special guests Stoo Odom on bass, William Seekamp on sax, Marco Villalobos on drums, & Diana Mangano on vocals.
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