DB Leonard & The House of Jezebel
5-8pm / No Cover
As a Singer and Parlor Guitar Player and a Teller of Tall Tales, DB Leonard creates atmospheric narratives embedded with bits of electronica and bites of a full band. His music has been classified as music noir, heavy in mood and imagery, with an emphasis on the spaces in between.
At Bar Fluxus, for the Friday Happy Hour Series, DB Leonard will perform original songs from an extensive catalog penned over a decade in New York City. Often compared to the likes of Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, and Ben Howard, DB Leonard will perform this series with an eclectic mix of San Francisco’s finest local musicians.
‘Local light Db Leonard creates a spare, minimalist world of few notes and words but many meanings. The production has a Daniel Lanois-esque dreamy, transparent tone, and Leonard's capable voice has an uncanny ability to sing as if he was singing just to you in a soothing, breathy whisper.’
Italy's Traditions and Modernity
$8 adv (early birds)
We are proud of bringing together two special acts, Sonamo' - Italian Funk and PizziCali for an unforgettable Italian night.
Prepare yourself for a full immersion in the Italian Culture, we will take from the deepest Italian Traditions of PizziCali to the modern and original sound of Sonamo' - Italian Funk.
PizziCali will be teaching some traditional dance in order to fully experience some of the most ancient traditional Italian dance.
About Sonamo' - Italian Funk, you probably know what Funk is, you may know what Italian music sounds like, but do you have any idea of what Italian Funk Music is?
Fresh and definitely unique, Sonamo’ is one the hottest band in the SF Bay Area, bringing the energy, the happiness and the quality of their music on stage.
We dare to change your perception of Italian while keeping the Italian influence at the backbone.
As a matter of fact, Sonamo’ performs tunes that have roots in the deepest Italian tradition with African, Hispanic and Middle Eastern influence, since the Italian territory has been colonized by many different cultures throughout the history.
In a nutshell, you can dance it or listen to it, you’ll have a blast either way. You must experience it first-hand to believe.
And of course, spinning the discs before, in between and after our sets there will be DJ Msk that never disappoints and it makes harder to leave the venue when the show is over!
Sonamo' - Italian Funk
Sonamo' meaning comes from a dialect word from Napoli (ITALY) which literally means “play now!” but it's actually slang for "show me what you got [in a provocative way]”.
Band founder Giuseppe Pinto moved to San Francisco CA in 2010 from Italy, after walking his path through the music scene in the city, he started playing with several local bands and artists.
After few years, he came to the realization that there is a lack of modern Italian music in the American music scene. On top of all, Italian music is well known and often associated with its classical side while there is an unknown world of jazz and funk.
The meeting with guitarist Trent Berry brought to the decision of putting together a band that can express a smooth blend between Italian and American culture through music.
The band proposes original music where one can listen to possible to the different background of each band member
PizziCali is a band committed to sharing their deep love for old rhythms and traditions from different Southern regions of Italy. Based in the Bay Area, its four founding members perform and teach Italian performing arts folk culture locally and nationally. PizziCali is the feeling that we all belong to Il Sud (the South), regardless of our roots.
Mario Di Dio, guitar, voice and everything
Alessandra Chimienti, tamburine and lead dancer
Viola Pellegrini, violin and voice
Donna Viscuso, flute
Antonino Musco is a DJ/producer, radio host and jazz trained musician with an improvisational, audiovisual and soundtracks background.
As a solo artist or with his band Sicilian AV project, Antonino performed in some of the Old Continent most exclusive festivals and events, including the XIII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM), Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival in Rome, IT; Praguebiennale3 in Prague, CZ; Crazycurators Biennale in Bratislava, SK.
Resident DJ in some historical venues in the Mission District of San Francisco; Antonino also hosts a weekly radio show (Espresso Sesh) onBFF.FM and the vinyl-only podcast Suona Bene.