On Saturday, November 2 the Great American Music Hall is turning up their air conditioners because they have booked a bill of 3 bands that know how to start a dance party. Each of these acts could easily be the headliner for the night.
Con Brio underwent a major overhaul in 2013. After two records, four years of touring, and sold-out hometown shows at venues like the Great American Music Hall, the Independent, and the Fillmore, Con Brio made a major lineup change. Adding Ziek McCarter on vocals (replacing Xandra Copora) and guitar virtuoso Benjamin Andrews to the longstanding rhythm section (Andrew Laubacher on drums, Jonathan Kirchner on bass, and Micah Dubreuil on keyboards) has brought the band a heavier sound and upped the ante on their already dynamic live shows.
The band is tight and their energy is infectious - and when it comes to spirit, they've got it in spades.
Quinn DeVeaux spent the last year dwelling in New Improved recording not just one, but TWO albums to release at this show.
"Every song is about some heightened emotional state which is what inspires me to art it up. Some bed ridden day when things feel completed or in absolute disarray. Nothing can live without a host. These songs took root in the brain and lo after several years time and considerable help from my friends, they walk among us." - Quinn DeVeaux
"Originals" by Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review is the quintessential modern soul, sung in his sweet tenor over a spare guitar or carried by his band's bright tones, evokes old images aplenty - from those gutbucket barrooms where rock-n-roll was born, to the pine-walled shacks nearby, where its gospel-forebears rent their souls.
"Late Night Drive" by Quinn DeVeaux is filled with upbeat intimacies over softly textured finger-picked chords swirled with the harmonica and harmonies.
Whiskerman is quickly becoming a Bay Area favorite. Never failing to deliver a show worthy of the big stage, with folk, indie-rock, and bluegrass influences. Led by frontman Graham Patzner with his smokey vocals & heart wrenching violin, they will take you on a journey of the human experience with well thought-out metaphors, heartfelt anecdotes, and soulful crooning to match.