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Friday, August 19, 8:30
PM to 11 PM
Jinx Jones and the Jazzabilly Allstars - rockabilly, country, surf, and some jazz
Speisekammer - German restaurant and bar
2424 Lincoln, Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (near Park)
no cover, all ages - restaurant/bar
Speisekammer has really good German food, a great beer selection, a full bar, and has a hopping music scene.
I often go here on my own time and dime - for the food, the beer, and the caliber of bands.
Here's a review of one of our gigs there.
If you want to hear the band I strongly recommend reservations - specifying your seating preference near the band - or sit at the bar.
August 20, 7 PM to 11 PM
Times 4 featuring Kurt Ribak - original jazz
The Rosewood Room (upscale lounge)
Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
This is a very fancy venue in the heart of Silicon
Valley's venture capital world. Times 4's Greg Sankovich
and Lincoln Adler
will be on the gig.
This is an unusual one-shot sort of thing - Times 4's personnel is not changing, but on this night I'll be on bass and Rob Hart is on drums.
August 21, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Bird & Beckett Books & Records
653 Chenery St
San Francisco CA 94131
I'll be backing guitar hero Jinx Jones as
part of a trio. Bird & Beckett is both a great
music venue and an outstanding book store.
August 25, noon to 1 PM
- free mid-day show
Mitch Polzak & the Royal Deuces
"Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, Truck Driving music, Bluegrass, and original numbers"
Transamerica Redwood Park
600 Montgomery, betw. Washington and Clay Streets
all ages, free
People in Plazas
is presenting a free mid-day show of Mitch Polzak.
Mitch has matinee - idol looks and backs it up with
hot guitar and vocals. Les James, best
known as Red Meat's
drummer and the co-owner of The Riptide,
is on drums.
This is my only booked date with Mitch, so this is your chance to hear me with him - and with Les! Plus - it's free!
August 26, 8 PM to 11 PM
Jinx Jones and the KingTones - rockabilly, old-school country, surf
Pier 23 Cafe
Pier 23 The Embarcadero,
San Francisco, CA 94111
Pier 23 is at - Pier 23 on San Francisco. It's a fun, casual place and a longtime waterfront fixture. Simple food, a full bar, and us. A good time is a highly probable.
"Wisegirl" seems to be a female riff on
"Wiseguy." This is an Italian - American
restaurant with a full bar, and is a good place to
see us if you live in Contra Costa County.
28, 7:30 PM to 9?
Joshua Allen and the Deconstruction Orchestra - avant-garde jazz - influenced music
Local 6, Musician's Union
116 9th St
San Francisco CA 94103
This will be quite a change from my regular
gigs. Joshua Allen is dedicated to his craft
as a saxophonist and composer and uses a whole
different language than I normally work with.
This music is loud, intense, and challenging.
A lot of the best Bay Area players in this genre
will be on the gig.
Players include William Winant, Larry Ochs, David Slusser, Rent Romus, and plenty more.
Thursday, September 1, 8 PM to 10:30 PM
September 29, 8 PM - 10 PM
Kurt Ribak Trio - Original Jazz
ěl Beer Cafe and Bottle Shop
1541 Giammona Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
No cover, 21+ only
ěl is the
Danish word for beer. This is a great place
for the serious beer geek and for the more casual
beer drinker - like me.
On the outside it's an anonymous modern commercial building. Step inside and you feel like you're in a totally different place
- someplace like the Pelican Inn near Muir Woods, or an old North European pub.
ěl just received Diablo Magazine's "Best of the East Bay" award for "Best Beer Bar."
They have a
little bit of food, but don't
expect to eat dinner here.
will be Tom
Griesser on clarinet
and saxophone and Robin
Lewis on guitar.
Video interviews of Kurt Ribak
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