Amel Larrieux, Pedro Sa Moraes and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/26
Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through January 26, plus new shows through April 2014. Details below!
Yoshi's San Francisco is located at 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, Calif. For tickets and more info: 415.655.5600 or Show Tickets. For dinner reservations: 415.655.5600 or Dinner Reservations. For current restaurant menu, click here.
LOCALS DISCOUNT: Enter promo code 94115 for 20% select shows for locals only. Limit (4) tickets per purchase. Must show ID with 94115 home zip code, when you pick up tickets at the box office.
WORLD MUSIC SERIES: Purchase FIVE tickets for $100 with reserved seating! Click here for more details.
NEW YEAR'S EVE w/ THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
With opening set by DJ Harry Duncan(Bay Area R&B meets the streets of New Orleans) Tue, Dec 31, 8 & 10:30pm
BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!
To those who have seen the California Honeydrops, it may come as a shock that the young frontman, Lech Wierzynski, was born in Warsaw, Poland. The son of Polish political refugees raised in Chicago and Washington DC, Lech was exposed to a wide range of musical influences. "When my dad was growing up in communist Poland in the '40s and '50s, old American music was illegal and therefore very cool," he says. "He passed on the love of old stuff to me: everything from Louis Armstrong to Sam Cooke." Like his early influences, Lech has the unique ability to carry a tune casually, conversationally and powerfully as well. But the California Honeydrops are not just another throwback band. "My brother and I had to assimilate to modern American society," Wierzynski explains, "so we loved all the popular stuff on the radio too, especially Hip-Hop, R&B. Knowing music was our way of proving we were American." After studying ethno-musicology at Oberlin College, Wierzynski arrived in Oakland, California in 2004. There, he couldn't help but to continue expanding his musical horizons. "At first," he recalls, "I played mostly on the street, and then as I got more established I started playing a lot of blues and soul music in clubs and touring. There is a rich heritage of that music here in the Bay, and I was lucky enough to play with a lot of older musicians who taught me what it was all about." Read more here.
(Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer) (Touring in support of new album More Than Words [Entertainment One Music/Mar 2013]) Thu-Sun, Jan 2-5Thu: 8pm $55, 10pm $50Fri, 8pm $65, 10pm $60
Sat, 8 & 10pm <~ BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!
Sun: 7pm $55, 9pm $50
As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, seven of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. McKnight is also a multi- instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. Brian McKnight holds a GRAMMY Awards record having received 16 nominations without a win. Winner: Soul Train Awards 1999, Best R&B/Soul Male Album and Image Awards 2000, Outstanding Male Artist: "Back At One." Read more here.
Tommy Igoe BIG BAND - The Music of Duke, Basie & Monk
(Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians!)
Tue, Jan 7, 8pm $22
A night of incredible music celebrating three legends of jazz: Duke Ellington, Count Basie & Thelonious Monk. Drumming icon, Tommy Igoe and his band are putting a fresh, global spin on a proud American art form. This elite 15-piece unit is comprised of San Francisco's finest players, hand-picked from Tower of Power, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs and many more. Cherished music from Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and Count Basie share the stage with unforgettable songs from Spain, Cuba, Brazil and New Orleans. Blues, Funk, Brazilian, Latin and incredible special guests make every show a unique journey. Experience one of the world's finest drummers leading this breathtaking ensemble and be a part of San Francisco's new Tuesday Tradition! Read more here.
(Celtic rock band) Wed, Jan 8, 8pm
$19 adv, $23 door
The Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock's hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more. Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock,' that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it's not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. Read more here.
(Imaginative and masterful acoustic guitar virtuoso) Thu, Jan 9, 8pm
Andy McKee's acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and tasteful covers require. In 10 years and 5 records, he's written an oeuvre that globally inspires and intrigues music fans. His robust 200 dates-a-year tour itinerary-often spanning domestic rural to the exotically remote, from Arizona to Zimbabwe and everything in between-and his fans-first commitment, make him a worldwide ambassador for a new era in acoustic virtuosity. Andy's imaginative and masterful approach to the instrument and his Guitar Masters tour franchise-a tour package of edgy progressives-is helping to redefine our conception of acoustic guitar. Recently he's garnered plum exposure touring with Dream Theater (where he played to 10,000 in Mexico City) and Eric Johnson (who made a rare acoustic showing on the Guitar Masters Tour) where he's been able to share his unique artistry with a wide and diverse audience. Fans of sophisticated holiday music had the opportunity to hear Andy on Josh Groban's GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum Christmas album, Noël. Read more here. Amel Larrieux
(GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter touring new album Ice Cream Everyday [Blisslife Records/Oct 2013]) Fri, Jan 10, 8 & 10
8pm: $35 adv, $40 door10pm: $30 adv, $35 door
Sun, Jan 12, 7 & 9pm
7pm: $35 adv, $40 door
9pm: $30 adv, $35 door
Amel Larrieux rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a founding member of the duo Groove Theory along with Bryce Wilson. After leaving the group in 1999, she released her debut solo album, Infinite Possibilities, the following year on Epic Records. In late 2003, Larrieux founded her own independent label with her husband/producer Laru Larrieux, Blisslife Records, on which she has released three R&B Billboard chart-topping albums, Bravebird, Morning and Lovely Standards. She has toured consistently worldwide including the US and Japan. Read more here.AN EVENING WITH Shawn Colvin
(3X GRAMMY winning singer-songwriter) Tue-Thu, Jan 14-16, 8pm
In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. In the 23 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three GRAMMY Awards, released nine albums, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work. Read more here. MINT CONDITION
("Sounding just as energetic and commanding as ever, Mint Condition can still do it all, from writing and producing...to shifting seamlessly among R&B/funk, hip hop, jazz and rock-all without falling into the formulaic abyss. Mint Condition is proof positive that it's OK to keep doing your thing." ~Billboard Magazine)
Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 8 & 10pm
In an industry when acts constantly come and go, Mint Condition has managed to maintain and grow a devout following. Their strategy has been simple. "We have focused on staying true to what we do. Our music gives the people a kind of insight into who we are. There is a vulnerability that comes across in the music and people embrace that, whether it's joy, love or pain," explains the band. 2011 was a banner year for Mint Condition, who celebrated their 20th anniversary. Their album 7... was critically hailed, featuring a top ten hit ("Not My Daddy" with Kelly Price, which earned two GRAMMY nominations) and two top 20 singles ("Caught My Eye" and "Walk On"). Jet Magazine called 7... "The kind of CD you can put on and play all the way through, and The Philadelphia Inquirer raved, "This is what honest, open, mature soul sounds like. Pay attention!" Mint Condition was also tapped to appear on Prince's Welcome 2 America tour and they were selected as the house band for TV One's Way Black When. Prince has often called Mint his favorite band. "In many ways, he (Prince) continues to be a mentor for us," says keyboardist Lawrence El. "He's a musical genius yet he is never condescending. He has a way of making you feel he's your biggest fan-we certainly are his! He's the best. Watching him perform always sends you back to the shed; you know you still have work to do." Read more here. BARBARY COAST BURLESQUE
(Unique sensuality of classic to neo-burlesque)
Sun, Jan 19, 8pm, 18+
$15 adv, $20 door
Barbary Coast Burlesque is a cabaret featuring today's most talented burlesque performers from all over the world. This cabaret of dazzling beauty has gained a reputation as one of the greatest burlesque shows in the country. With all of the unique sensuality of classic to neo-burlesque, Barbary Coast Burlesque is an unforgettable experience to have at Yoshi's in San Francisco. Read more here.
ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: The Music of ABBA
(The world's greatest ABBA show back by popular demand!)
Tue-Wed, Jan 21-22, 8pm
$29 adv, $34 door
Arrival From Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 Gothenburg, Sweden. They soon became one of the world's most popular and most selling ABBA show band and since their start in 1995, the band has toured over 35 nations and appeared on several TV and radio shows all over the world. This production is the closest you ever will get to see ABBA! Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has gotten an unreleased ABBA song directly from ABBA. The song was released worldwide in 2009. Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has the exclusive right to copy ABBA's original outfits, and they are the only group who has the exclusive permission and trademark ABBA in their production name ABBASOLUTELY - permitted by Universal. Read more here.
AIRTO MOREIRA & EYEDENTITY
(Brazilian percussionist/drummer with long-time collaborator group Eyedentity perform a wide variety of styles such as Afro-Brazilian, Samba and Bossa Nova, straight ahead Jazz and funky Jazz Fusion)
Thu, Jan 23, 8pm
$22 adv, $24 door
In 1965, Airto met the singer Flora Purim in Rio de Janeiro. Flora moved to the USA in 1967 and Airto followed her shortly after. When in New York Airto began playing with musicians such as Reggie Workman, JJ Johnson, Cedar Walton and bassist Walter Booker. It was through Booker that Airto began playing with the greats - Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Paul Desmond and Joe Zawinul, to name a few. Zawignul recommended Airto to MiLes Davis for a recording session in 1970 for the "Bitches Brew" albuM. Davis then invited Airto to join his group, which included such jazz icons as Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea and later John McLaughlin and Keith Jarrett. He remained with Miles for two years, and appears on such releases as "Live/Evil", "Live at the Fillmore", "On the Corner", "The Isle of Wight", "Bitches Brew" and later releases including the "Fillmore Sessions." Read more here.
(Soul-infused R&B hit-makers of classics such as "I'll Be Around," "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" and "One Of A Kind (Love Affair).")
Fri-Sat, Jan 24-25, 8 & 10pm
Fri: 8pm GA $39, M&G $65; 10pm GA $29
Sat: 8pm GA $39, M&G $65; 10pm GA $39
It should come as no surprise that The Spinners have always made timeless music. Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have acquired twelve (12) gold records with hits on top of both Pop and R&B charts and they are one of the few groups who can boast of four lead singers. Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Harold "Spike" Bonhart and a soul-infused 5-piece band. Read more here.
PEDRO SÁ MORAES
(Brazilian singer/songwriter blending Boss Nova, Tropicália & customary pop)
Sun, Jan 26, 7pm
$12 adv, $16 door
Considered one of the most important songwriters in the new Brazilian Popular Music scene, Pedro Sá Moraes, "one of the ten artists you should have known in 2012" (NPR - 2013) will be touring the US in support of his new album, "Além do Princípio do Prazer" (Beyond Pleasure Principle) in January of 2014. Produced by the Brazilian Music Award winner Ivo Senra, the album explores an unlikely crossroads of unpredictable harmonies, a wide pallete of African-Brazilian and self-created rhythms, and textural, dramatic layers of electronica and electro-acoustic landscapes. Read more here.
JAN 27 SF Sketchfest Presents: Wheels Off: THE RHETT MILLER SHOW 28 CHRISTIAN PEPIN - A TOUR OF LATIN AMERICA 29 FREDDY CLARKE AND FRIENDS - Journey To Freedom 30 ANTONIO ZAMBUJO 31 ERIC ROBERSON plus Algebra Blessett FEB
1 SF Sketchfest Presents: THE GIRLS WITH Alison Brie 2 CALVIN KEYS POWER QUARTET
5 MADS TOLLING QUARTET feat. KIM NALLEY 7 HOUSE OF FLOYD: The Music of Pink Floyd 8 Duncan Sheik 9 ANA POPOVIC 12 JUNIOR BROWN 13 Lee Dewyze 14-15 Valentine's Weekend with IRMA THOMAS 14, 10:30pm in The Lounge BOLD AS LOVE: T.E.N. performs Jimi Hendrix 16 PIERS FACCINI & DOM LA NENA
19 ANE BRUN 20 THE NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN BAND 21 JON MCLAUGHLIN <~ NEW SHOW ON SALE NOW 23 OMER AVITAL 25 SHARON CORR (of The Corrs) 26 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE & LISA HENRY with The Thelonious Monk Sextet 27 JACKIE RYAN MAR 1-2 WILL DOWNING 1, 10:30pm DJ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA 4 MOONCHILD 5 COMMANDER CODY 8 Chante Moore 13 Rick Springfield 16 PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT 19 FOUR80EAST with special guest Matt Marshak & Marcus Anderson 21 SINBAD with Memphis Red and the Funk Stank Nasty Band - A Night of Funk and Comedy 22-23 Kurt Elling <~ NEW SHOW ON SALE NOW APR 2 TAYLOR DAVIS 4-5 KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL <~ NEW SHOW ON SALE NOW 9-10 Lynda Carter and her ALL-STAR BAND <~ NEW SHOW ON SALE NOW