ROY LONEY & THE PHANTOM MOVERS
Rue '66 w/ special guest Cyril Jordan, Matt Jaffe & The Distractions
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
ROY LONEY & THE PHANTOM MOVERS
"Bay Area native Roy Loney, a founding member of the great Flamin' Groovies, quit the band in the early '70s, ostensibly to pursue a solo career. Oddly, his first solo recording didn't appear until 1979, nearly seven years after leaving the Groovies. In the interim, Loney had taken a series of record industry jobs, at one point working as a sales rep for the now defunct ABC Records, and at the funky and fabulous Jack's Record Cellar in San Francisco. Despite the delay, Loney's return to rock & roll performance was auspicious; there was a tremendous EP, A Hundred Miles an Hour, dedicated to Sissy Spacek, which was followed by the wild and woolly full-length LP, Out After Dark. Eschewing the Byrds-ian pop direction that former partner Cyril Jordan had now taken the Groovies, Loney's records were wild-eyed, rockabilly-fueled chunks of joyous noise, with much shaking, rattling, and rolling provided by the great guitar playing of ex-Groovies James Ferrell and drummer Danny Mihm. Now fully integrated into the late-'70s/early-'80s rock scene, Loney, retaining his deservedly hip credentials, released a string of fine records from 1979-1983 on mostly small indie labels, eventually dropping out of sight in 1984. Actually, he just withdrew from the rock scene for a while and continued to play in the Bay Area and work at Jack's. In the late '80s, recording for roots rock label Norton, Loney unleashed The Scientific Bombs Away, which was a terrific, if almost totally ignored record. Loaded with raving guitars, hiccuping vocals, and his thoroughly original sense of humor, Loney had made a triumphant return to rock. Too bad no one seemed to care. Later, Loney recorded a great cover of Sam the Sham's "I Couldn't Spell !!*@!" with the Seattle band Young Fresh Fellows." --AllMusic.com
Rue '66 w/ special guest Cyril Jordan
If you are looking to evoke a groovy European club feel, Rue '66 creates the feel of mod '60s Paris. Playing familiar translations and original French yéyé from artists such as France Gall, Françiose Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacqueline Taïeb, The Beatles, Pussycat, Sandy Shaw, The Searchers, and many more, Rue '66 blends '60s harmonies, female vocals, go-go boots, and surf guitar and gets everyone on the dance floor.
Matt Jaffe & The Distractions
MATT JAFFE is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area. With influences ranging from The Clash, Elvis Costello, and Talking Heads to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Fela Kuti, Matt performs regularly throughout the Bay Area, SoCal and NYC.
Matt was 'discovered' playing solo at an open mic by ex-Talking Head JERRY HARRISON , who has helped mentor and create Matt's unique sound. In bringing the ambitions of the studio to rambunctious life onstage, Matt sought out the youthful rhythm section of PAUL PALDINO and THOMAS YOPES and guitarist ADAM NASH to round out the Distractions. Together with acclaimed producer MATTHEW KING KAUFMAN (Jonathan Richman, Greg Kihn, The Rubinoos) they have completed Matt's first EP of original music - BLAST OFF - released in April 2015.
The band's growing footprint has been propelled by first place accolades at the 2013 Marin County Battle of the Bands and the 2013 and 2014 Mill Valley Memorial Day Parades. The single, 'I Wanna Be Cruel' was named a finalist in the 2013 UnSigned Only Songwriting Competition. 'Armistice Day' was the top song in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition Social Cause category and a finalist in the Teen section. And following a multi-step process including on-line voting and two live performances, the band was crowned champions of the San Francisco Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands 2014. In September and October 2015, the band had their first national tour, performing in 23 cities across the USA opening for BLUES TRAVELER.