Join us for an eclectic April Fools event at the Starry Plough! Saturday, April 1st - no fooling. We'll be playing for the debut of big band DanceChant and the Vapeulons. Show starts right at 9PM with Loretta, followed by raucously harmonious DanceChant and capping the evening with the funk medicine of Vapeulons! Don't miss it!
Vapeulons are hyperdimensional funk medicine shamans, the Vapeulons have manifested on the blue planet to spread the message: "the mothership is in my heart, and my heart is in the mothership"!
DanceChant is a cathartic adventure and exploration into dance, rhythm, and expression that cultivates love, joy, and community with simple meaningful chants and melodic phrases that invite listeners to join in and sing and dance along with the band with the intention of creating a space of healing and love.
We are happy to announce that Loretta has been cooking up the first part of our next CD at legendary recording venue Fantasy Studios. We'll keep you updated about this process, which though it won't be speedy, is sure to be both fun and a smorgasbord of previously unrecorded material. Hooray!
Also delighted that we'll be playing Saturday, August 27th at Ira Marlowe's Monkey House (1638 University Ave in Berkeley Ė right next to the pole dancing school ;-) with the alternately funny, tender - and cheeky - troubadour Bum Wagler. This is an early show, starting right at 7:30, and it will end early enough for all of us to hightail it over to the Starry Plough for the Crying Time CD release (supported by the wonderful High Diving Horses and Bear Flag Trio!) The events are not mutually exclusive!
The Monkey House is an intimate theater, and you are welcome to bring your own beverages of choice to sip as we sing, whether it's fine wine or beer, single malt or sauerkraut juice. Feel free to share. (OK - maybe not sauerkraut juice)
Doors at 7PM - Show starts promptly at 7:30 Reserve seats!
Hope to see your fine selves at the Monkey House on the 27th,
Join us for an evening of Honkytonk at Amnesia on Valencia in SF's Mission district(WHERE? AMNESIA on VALENCIA in the MISSION!) and two-stepping with Portland's Jenny Don't and the Spurs. Two step lessons included!
We'll be headlining this one, so pop those chocolate covered espresso beans and play late!
Huge thanks to the throngs who came out for the reunion at the Starry Plough with our dear friends in Yard Sale and the fantastico Con Permiso. As well to those who saw 4/5 of Loretta open for the Violent Femmes last night at the Fillmore with the amazing Carmaig de Forest. (Nathan was sorely missed.)
We're happy to announce the late night fun is continuing with a full band show next Thursday, May 19th at San Francisco's Amnesia! We'll be sharing the bill with Portland's Jenny Donít and the Spurs.
This one'll be for the late night crowd as we'll be headlining, and rumor has it that there will be two-step lessons, so bring your dancing shoes!
And hey - the show is free. Free. FREE! How often does that happen?