The Soft White Sixties

The Soft White Sixties

Named as one of Paste Magazine's "Top 25 Shows at SXSW 2013", The Soft White Sixties are increasingly gaining recognition for their infectious live performance. Since 2010 they have been perfecting their sound, appropriately dubbed Working Class Soul - a gritty edge to modern pop. They mix their vast influences into a hard-hitting and confident force reminiscent of classic R&B and Rock 'n' Roll but with a contemporary sensibility. Octavio Genera (vocals), Aaron Eisenberg (guitar/keys), Ryan Noble (bass), Joey Bustos (drums), and Greg Bernall (guitar) combine soulful melodies, deep grooves, and fuzzed-out hooks to form a completely distinct sound.


An anticipated forthcoming album titled "Get Right." is due out June 14th. Produced by Jim Greer (known for his recent work on Foster the People’s platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated album, Torches), the new record offers a sonic diary of the band's last two years: an organic collection of soul-driven anthems, heart-felt choruses, and clever arrangements. Like the object for which the band is named, The Soft White Sixties look to have a bright year ahead of them.

Sioux City Kid

Led by songwriter Jared Griffin, Sioux City Kid came together in 2009 and has since morphed, shifted and evolved into a commanding 7-headed beast of a band. Mixing the roots of Americana, Rock, and Delta Blues, Sioux City Kid quickly gained notoriety in San Francisco for their whiskey-fueled performances and anthemic melodies like "Little Hell" and "Wishin' Well". Within a year of the bands formation, they had won Live 105's Battle of the Bands, played Twitter's inaugural Twestival, and performed at BFD alongside such heavy hitters as Spoon, Hole and the Limousines at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. the release of their first LP, 2011's Speak of the Devil, but Softly, was greeted with a sold out evening at San Francisco's legendary Great American Music Hall. They have headlined at-capacity and packed houses at prestigious venues throughout San Francisco including The Independent, The Great American Music Hall, Cafe du Nord, and Bottom of the Hill. In 2012 the band was honored to open for Emmylou Harris. The band is headed back into the studio this winter and their next album, Minutes, Miles, Troubles & Trials, is set for release in 2013.

Black Cobra Vipers

Bassist Julian Borrego and guitarist Gregory DiMartino grew up in the same town of Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles and would often watch each other from afar. Later in life, they saw each other in the dorms at SF State where Gregory then had courage enough to approach the elusive Spaniard. They would play acoustic guitars in peculiar meadows around campus under moonlight. One time passing by a window, a woman shouted "Y'all sound real cool!" Said woman turned out to be a man; future drummer Rob Mills. Rob and Julian, being music majors, would jazz out all day, developing a cool pocket. All the vibes were put into a metaphorically clay jar and each of them drank from it and grew a little taller inside. Julian bought a two-headed snake from Gregory's dad which inspired the band name. Drummer Rob cuts his own hair and violently eats. Based in San Francisco, Black Cobra Vipers play Passion-Rock-Art music for willing humans of all types, because it would be impolite not to.

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The Soft White Sixties with Sioux City Kid, Black Cobra Vipers, DJ Jim Greer (Rondo Brothers)

Friday, June 14 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Independent

Tickets Available at the Door