GAUCHO’s “Deep Night”

April 30th, 2009, 10:54 am by Greg

Gaucho(Gaucho, 2009): While most of ever-growing parade of neo-Hot Club bands aim to dazzle with their instrumental virtosity, this swinging little six-piece San Francisco combo seems content to keep it in the Gypsy jazz groove without all of that hey-look-at-me showmanship. Not that these guys don’t have the chops; they do, to be sure. For example, the band’s saxman is Ralph Carney – formerly of Tin Huey as well as Tom Waits’ longtime musical cohort. But this all-instrumental album was recorded mostly live at the hip little dive bar Amnesia, where the band has maintained a weekly Wednesday night residency for the past five years, and the organic fingerprints are all over this music. There are standards (“St. Louis Blues,” “Dark Eyes,” “The Sheik of Araby”) as well as lesser known nuggets, all played with verve and and a healthy dose of humor.

Gaucho: Deep Night


Troy Night Out, April 24, 2009

April 25th, 2009, 4:00 pm by Sara

Proprietor (and former Lawn Sausages vocalist) Jimmy Barrett jumps in with harp and vocals on classic nugget “You’re Going To Miss Me” (13th Floor Elevators, but of course you knew that) with Johnny Mystery and the Mysteios:

Rocking out at the Beatshop

Rocking out at the Beatshop

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas’ egg tempera and silverpoint at the Clement Art Gallery (through May 27):

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas: Fly

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas: Fly

Vinnie Tocco prepares the Atrium walls for Re-Arting (through Sept. 20):

Vinnie Tocco paints the wall at the Atrium

Vinnie Tocco paints the wall at the Atrium

Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius and Andrew Kasius from TroYoga do some stretching on the sidewalk:

Elizabeth and Andrew show us some bendy moves.

Elizabeth and Andrew demonstrate some bendy moves.

George Hofmann at the Martinez Gallery (through June 20th):

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