Doors at 4 pm; Benefit at 4:30 pm
Tickets are $10-$50 Suggested Donation
100% of Proceeds Will Go Towards Fire Relief
Formed in 1981 in Berkeley, while they were still in high school, the Uptones were the first band devoted to playing Ska on the West Coast. The Uptones played to skanking crowds all over the West. Several of their recordings were regional hits, and for a time they were the most popular band in the Bay Area.
Skank Bank is an American Reggae Fusion band from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, formed in 2013. The diverse Collective of musicians is led by california born Guitarist/Singer Gabriel Winter and Brazillian Drummer/Singer Marcos Rodrigues. The band has an eclectic sound that fuses roots reggae/ska with elements of jazz, funk, and rock―known for their heady psychedelic dub jams and breakdowns. Ranging from a quartet to a nonet, the group has had more than 20 members with the only consistent bandmates of Winter's being trumpet player Liam King, trombone player Adam Miller, and co-founding bassist Jiggly Streich.
Emerging from the 924 Gilman Street Berkeley Ska-Punk revival in early 2013, Skank Bank explored various styles of Reggae and Ska. Incorperating harmonic dissonance and improvisational elements of jazz with textural elements, groovy jams, and drones of psychedelic music, the group created a cosmic and soulful sound rooted in the sounds of Jamaican one-drop, rockers, and dancehall riddims.
Skank Bank has toured in United States and has two full-length Albums to their credit; Dance Depository (2016), and Keep Complaining (2015). Their music is also well represented in a variety of films and compilations; James Franco's Metamorphasis Junior Year (2017), Arcane Drama: A Compilation of 924 Gilman St. Music Vol. 1 (2017), UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to Green Day's Dookie (2016), and Gilman Ska Night Vol. 2 (2014).
Skank Bank has shared the stage with The Toasters, Don Carlos, Green Day, The Supervillains, Human Rights (Bad Brains), Roddy Radiation (The Specials), Noorwood Fisher (Fishbone), Voodoo Glowskulls, Skankin Pickle, and many others.
MATT JAFFE & THE DISTRACTIONS are a rock & roll band from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on countless open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when JERRY HARRISON of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record.
Since then, Matt has continued to churn out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturate the market with gigs (opening for the likes of MAVIS STAPLES, WILCO, and BLUES TRAVELER), and collaborate with the likes of CHUCK PROPHET and TOM HIGGENSON of the Plain White T's.
Bassist PAUL PALDINO and drummer COLE BAILEY round out the power trio that has played stages across the country, including The Fillmore, The Troubadour, and Irving Plaza. Fresh off the release of their first LP, California's Burning, Matt Jaffe & The Distractions are street-teaming with the best of them to bring rock & roll back to the masses.
THE RECYCLISTS is The Recyclists - Steve Healey (drums), Stace Wright (gtr & vox), Diana Niemoeller (vox), Colin Johnston (trombone), Larry Stewart (sax), John Malamut (piano), Mark Williams (keyboard) and Anthony May (bass)