Alex Jimenez / Matt Jaffe / Terese Taylor / Thun

Alex Jimenez / Matt Jaffe / Terese Taylor / Thunderegg Start Date: Saturday 8/31/2019 — End Date: Saturday 8/31/2019 Admission:10 January 2019 saw the release of Alex Jimenez’ new EP ‘Inside’. The album is a personal journey. one that has its roots with the death of his childhood friend in 2012. It was an event that would inspire the title track of the new EP. ‘Inside’ is notable for it’s sound. Gone are Alex’ acoustic guitar undertones replaced with layers of electric guitar, breathing new life into old tunes like ‘Elana’ and ‘Voices, and transforming others. Riff Magazine describes ‘Thingamahoo’, the first single, as a song that ‘tells a story of distant past and joyful memories, [which] really stands out when the guitars come out heavy and full. Jimenez’ style of 90’s power pop has never sounded better.’ Alex will be joined by his full band. Lindy LaFontaine, whose help with arrangement is always invaluable, will join on keyboards and harmonies, Reese Douglas on guitar, and André Custodio on drums. Oakland Riviera is the former Freeway Recording Studio, and has a rich Oakland music history. Artists who rehearsed and recorded there include Tower of Power, Sly Stone, the Escovedos, B. B. King, Irma Thomas, Eddie Money, and Tony! Toni! Tone!. It is now the musical home of jazz bassist Dan Keller and Survivor Sound. Oakland Riviera is a smallish venue, with a comfortable capacity of 50. We are asking for a $10-20 donation. 100% tickets sales are going directly to the artists. Info & RSVP at There is no bar, so this is a BYOB event. There will be water and some other things, but please bring drink and food to share. Alex is VERY stoked and honored to be sharing this evening with 3 rocking local artists, Matt Jaffe, Terese Taylor, and Thunderegg! August is also Alex’ birthday month, so we are set for a fantastic evening of rock! Hope you can join us. —- Alex Jimenez A product of the early San Francisco indie music scene, Alex Jimenez has spent the majority of his life creating music to share with his fellow musicians and community. An avid guitar player and singer, Alex is currently focusing on his solo work, a blend of 90’s power pop meets gritty blues. He made the transition from bass player in the 90’s to songwriter in 2001, when he wrote his first 5 songs back to back. He subsequently formed the acoustic duo Ms.Quito with artist/performer Allison Hennessey. In 2012, he released his first album ‘The Acoustik Projekt’, with songwriter/conga player Mark Edgar. That same year, his 2 year, fifteen show odyssey, The Usual Suspects Songwriter Showcase, became a critical favorite, showcasing some of the Bay Area’s finest talent. He has also been seen moonlighting as Thunderegg’s full time rocking bass player. Alex’ new EP, ‘Inside’, was produced and engineered by Ryan Clark, and mixed by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Studios. He is currently writing songs for his next full length album. Matt Jaffe Matt Jaffe is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on 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 churned out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturated the market with gigs (opening for the likes of Mavis Staples and Jackie Greene), and collaborated with the likes of Chuck Prophet and Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s. Having toured the country playing places like The Fillmore and your local hipster’s basement, Matt is back in the studio with his band, readying his fourth record and preparing to bring the guitar gospel back to the masses. Terese Taylor Terese Taylor’s music describes a personal world – or maybe series of worlds – that is dark, stark and cynical. Or perhaps, she is simply laying reality out in front of us as she sees it and letting us interpret her images through our own lens. Or maybe both at once. That is the genius of Terese Taylor, a songwriter and musical artist who uses her lyrics to paint sharp, steel cut images of life that upon closer inspection can be ambiguous. The same goes for her music. Is it rock, folk, country, or punk… or something that is simply Terese Taylor, best enjoyed without analysis? Thunderegg Half San Francisco, half Oakland, all rock, Thunderegg has recorded nearly 20 albums since 1994. Influenced by bands including Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Teenage Fanclub, and the Boo Radleys, the Egg takes simple, melodic tunes with sharp lyrics and swirls them up with layers of guitars. Thunderegg is the band and longtime recording project of Will Georgantas, based for many years in Brooklyn, now operating out of San Francisco/ Oakland. There have been 20 Thunderegg albums since 1994, some recorded with a full band, some recorded solo to four-track cassette, but the latest, May 2018’s ‘Cosmos’, is the first one to be released on vinyl. Produced by Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, Magnolia Electric Co.) ‘Cosmos’ is the Egg’s deepest plunge yet into space, blending the usual clever lyrics, sweet melodies, and ragged rocking with a layered roar that begs to be blasted. Location: 2248 International Blvd Oakland Contact: Alex Jimenez URL:

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