It's been tradition for the last 4 years. Juke Joint throws a tribute event to the latin holiday DAY OF THE DEAD or DIA DE LOS MUERTOS with the bay areas most smoking latin flavored bands.
It's a day AND show of intention paying homage to those who have passed to the afterlife. We encourage you to bring memorabilia for the alter.
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There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego's Umbrella and those who soon will. Celebrated as San Francisco's Ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world renowned entertainers have created an irresistible cocktail that is entirely their own.
On a planet bombarded with every possible kind of entertainment, a Diego's Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience; one concert is all it takes to turn you into a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend marching drums, harmonized shredding and gang choruses with showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, coupled with the refinement of years of experience on the road. The group's uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a breathless and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe, and that connection with other cultures continues to inform their aesthetic. In their music you will hear klezmer, flamenco and punk rock all blended to pop perfection.
Diego's Umbrella's fourth album, Proper Cowboy, released in July of 2012, marks a first time collaboration with San Francisco producers The Rondo Brothers (MC Lars, Foster the People). The union has resulted in a captivating new spin on the world that the band has created; the reverb-soaked guitars and gypsy fiddles have been augmented by an army of tubas, analog synths and soaring vocals in what they are calling a "futuristic Spaghetti-Western soundtrack." D.U. attributes much of the album's extraordinary character to their decision to cover a 1972 Sonny and Cher gem, "A Cowboy's Work is Never Done." The song's soundscape of Ennio Morricone guitars, horns and percussion woven with modern electronic beats set the stage for the entire album. Among the other highlights, the single "Big Star" finds the band picking up where they left off with their 2009 Double Pantherfavorite, "Kings of Vibration," complete with a shared verse vocal and enhanced by a chorus that flies higher than anything they've done before. And the exuberant "Bulletproof Shine" finds the group joined by Angelo Moore, legendary leader of Fishbone, who adds his pipes (and his theremin) to the festivities.
Proper Cowboy is Diego's Umbrella's most fully realized vision to date, the culmination of years of dedication to the craft of songwriting and to their audience. It tips its hat to to the raucus dance parties the band played in their early days in Croatia, but is as quintisentially American as Rock and Roll itself, giving true meaning to album's namesake.
Beso Negro has an all-star lineup of internationally experienced musicians who have brought drive and passion to Gypsy Swing. The love for tradition has collided with a modern sensibility and has transformed the genre into a vibrant new beast. Darker, faster, more danceable, more blues, more Gypsy, Beso Negro's indelible fingerprint brings Jazz Manouche to a new generation and to the 21st century.
Javier Jimenez of Madrid adroitly conjures the ghost of Django with his phenomenal guitar playing. Adam Roach's vocals are singular, soulful and penetrating. Steve Gardner's fiddle playing is fluid and dark. Cheyenne's Bass locks with Ethan Turner's percussion, driving the beat hard. One night with Beso Negro and you will understand what is means to get the "Black Kiss".
A "djiin" is a mischievous spirit sometimes confined in a bottle due to reprehensible acts. Dgiin (pronounced Gin) is a 4 piece band, mixing musical styles from funk to latin and reggae. It is sometimes described as melodic french grooves due to the majority of songs that are in french.