|A Rockin' Annual Halloween party!
Saturday, October, 26th, 2013 (or might happen on Friday, Oct. 25th... stay tuned!)
Mateel Community Center
TBA (See below for last year's general information...)
A Rockin' Annual Halloween party!
Saturday, October, 27th, 2012
Mateel Community Center
$23 Advanced / At the Door TBA
Costume Party, Costume Contest, and Rock Extravaganza... however you prefer to charactarize the yearly Boogie, it's one of the most rockin' parties of the year! This year's Boogie will feature the following incredibly talented bands: Diego's Umbrella, Monkey, and Candelaria.
You can find out more, and explore the websites of these talented groups in the info and links below....
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.
More at their website: www.diegosumbrella.com
Monkey is a 6 piece high-energy organ driven, Ska/Reggae group from the SF Bay Area. Their intense live shows and rock-steady rhythms not only get the crowds dancing, it has won them several awards, like the prestigious California Music Award! Monkey sets the pace for the local music scene. The band performs over 200 shows per year, while constantly recording and touring.
Monkey has 3 full-length albums, and has also been featured on over 25 compilations, video games and film soundtracks, including the new independent horror-comedy Russ Meyer tribute “Pervert the Movie” on Stag Films. Monkey has toured the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, & Mexico. Currently, the band is gearing up support their international interests in Japan to support their new Japanese compilation release “Monkeyska” (Disc Union Ltd.).
Monkey has supported world class acts like: Bad Manners, The Specials, The English Beat, The Skatalites, Fishbone, The Slackers, Hepcat and many more...
Band Page: www.myspace.com/monkeyska
In 2006, three musicians came together to create a new style of cumbia. Bassist Daniel Yockey, conguero Carlos Mario Aguirre and gaitero Adley Penner met while playing in the Colombian folklore band Aluna. Growing restless with playing only traditional covers in this group, they began experimenting with the style of music. They applied dub studio techniques and reggae style bass lines to traditional cumbia and other Colombian rhythms, and they created dance music with electronic sensibilities and a live feel. Though this ground-breaking idea was conceived in 2006, it did not reach full fruition until the autumn of 2009, when Candelaria was formed in the heart of Oakland, the Fruitvale district.
Candelaria is a true independent band. They are cutting edge by going back to basics. While many other world dance bands are drifting further away from live performance and into the realm of computer driven programmed beats and effects, Candelaria has gone the opposite direction. All of their music, as well as recordings, are performed live and all effects are done in real time. The main focus is always on the keeping the dance floor hot and the party moving.
Candelaria is at the forefront of the global cumbia movement. With present and past members from Colombia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, Malaysia, and Peru, Candelaria reflects the multi-cultural world we live in and the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.
More at their website: www.candelariamusica.com