Matt Jaffe & The Distractions
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.
LUCY ARNELL (b. August 22, 1989) is an American indie psych-rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her music has been compared to that of Breeders and Grace Slick, and incorporates an array of styles from every genre. Her live performances showcase a wide range of influences, most notably catchy and sincere songwriting, and extended improvisational sections.
Live For Live Music and other publications call Arnell's songwriting thoughtful and original while also maintaining a familiarity, rooted in classic and contemporary styles.
Her approach to music as a female guitarist allows certain elements of rock and roll to take the lead, and always results in an original live performance that's never the same twice.
LUCY ARNELL + MATT JAFFE & THE DISTRACTIONS ~ $8 ~ 6:30pm - 9:30pm
CHULITA VINYL CLUB ~ Cumbia, Soul, Lowrider Jams, + more! ~ FREE ~ 9:30pm - 2:00am
BIG WEDNESDAY hosted by Jeremy Wheat ~ A Comedy show with some Variety! ~ $8 ~ 7 - 10:00pm
Int'l FREAKOUT a-GO-GO! ~ 60s 70s Soul-Funk-Disco-Pop-Psych from around the world! International tunes that take you there! ~ DJs Special Lord B., Ben Bracken + Bobby Ganush! ~ Come hear what's blowing our minds ~ FREE! ~ 10:00pm - 2:00am
Bacchanal '56 ~ 1950s & '60s Trinidad on 45rpm ~ DJs Adam + Zeke ~ No Cover ~ 6:00pm -
SLOW JAMS ~ Deep & Sweet 60s Soul & Stuff ~ DJ Primo & friends ~ FREE! ~ 9:30pm - 2:00am
DJ Dukey - spins vintage soul, blues, and R&B ~ FREE ~ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
El SUPERRITMO! ~ DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas! ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~ 10:00pm - 2:00am
SHAKE APPEAL - w/DJs Ruby White, Abel Oleson and Galine MoDemoiselle ~ Garage, soul, psych, glam, rock! ~ FREE! ~
SOUL! Powered ~ DJ 2shy-shy + DJ melt w/U spin a dance party highlighting some of the best soul music of the last 50 years! ~ funk, soul, disco, groove, hip-hop, afrobeat, reggae ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~
ACTUAL WOLF + Gary Floyd's BUDDHA BROTHERS ~ $8 ~ 6:30pm - 9:30pm
* ALCATRAZ SOUL CLUB * Soul, Funk & R&B at 45 rpm ~ a rotating cast of Bay Area soul & funk DJs * Third Thursdays * NO COVER * Dancing Satisfaction Guaranteed! * 10:00pm - 2:00am
* * * ALCATRAZ SOUL CLUB * * *
Where you will enjoy only the finest 45 selections in...
+ RAZOR-SHARP SOUL + RAW FUNK + GRITTY R&B +
+ CROSSOVER + MODERN SOUL + LATIN GROOVES +
Featuring a rotating cast of Bay Area soul and funk DJs. On deck:
+ MATT STOUT (Silver & Black Soul Club, Oakland)
+ MARTHA QUEEN (Bat City Soul Club, Oakland/Austin)
+ PABLO SANDOVAL (Jazz Record Room, San Francisco)
WHERE: The Make-Out Room (3225 22nd Street), in the heart of SF's Mission.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 22nd. Needle drops at 10:00, stayin' rowdy til' 2:00.
WHAT: Alcatraz Soul Club is a collective of the Bay Area's rare soul and funk DJs focused on quality, sophistication, and thinking outside the box. The tunes will be killer - feet will move - booties will shake. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!
FRiGO-iNTERNATiONAL DiSCOTHEQUE Cumbia, Thai Funk, Samba, Afro-Beat, Turkish Hip-hop, Salsa, Rai, Electro-Reggae, Afro-Funk, Asian-Psych, Rocksteady, Italo-Disco, Deutsche-Wave & MORE! ~
DJ 2shy-shy & DJ melt w/U ~ FREE! ~ 8:00pm - 2:00am
Sad Bastards Club ~ Songwriter Round-robin w/ host Tom Heyman, featuring Bradley Skaught, Mississipi Mike Wolfe & Ted Savarese ~ FREE! ~ 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Its the September edition of the Sad Bastard Club, with 1st time Sad Bastard Bradley Skaught, whose band The Bye Bye Blackbirds have got brand new record out, and returning charter member Sad Bastards Misisipi (that's the way he spells it) Mike Wolf and Ted Savarese always bring the magic. Come on down. It starts early and is FREE!
WHISKEY RIVER ~ Booze-fueled, hard-livin', heart-breakin', foot-stompin', pot-smokin', VINTAGE COUNTRY! ~ w/ DJs Handlebars & Pretty Ricky ~ FREE! ~ 10:00 pm - 2:00am
THE WORLD + GEN POP + TABLE SUGAR + NEON ~ $6 ~ 6:30pm - 1:00am
amazing new olympia musical group featuring members of VEXX, RIK & THE PIGS, etc... 7" forthcoming on upset the rhythm/lumpy records
exciting new north west post-punk sounds
PUNKY DANCE PARTY after DJs from the World & more! ~ 7pm ~ $6
LOOSE JOINTS! ~ Soul, Disco, Afrobeat, Hip-Hop, more! ~ w/ DJs Damon Bell, & Tom Thump ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after ~ 10:00pm - 2:00am