The Soccer Ball Summer Shindig featuring Grand Nationals + Uncle Frank & the Co-Defendants
Grand Nationals, Uncle Frank & the Co-Defendants
1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
San Francisco's Grand Nationals are here to make a big, beautiful racket. We draw on the full wellspring of American music to tell tall tales that ring true and make a big, joyful noise that's full of soul.
Wholesome goodness, high nutritional content, part of a balanced diet--they all come to mind when describing our 4-to-7 minute musical excursions. Generally, we strive to write music that sounds good and lyrics that don't sound stupid. Please see for yourself. We go great with cold beers...
Uncle Frank & the Co-Defendants
Uncle Frank & the Co-Defendants is an americana, rock n’ roll, spoken word outfit that feature the words and wit of Uncle Frank Lauria.
Uncle Frank spins modern parables with humor, biting satire and sprinklings of pop-culture references that are true to his beatnik roots.
In the late 1950‘s Uncle Frank read poetry in Greenwich Village and uptown at the Seven Arts Coffee Shop with the likes of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Gregory Corso. Frank credits Kerouac with teaching him how to sleep on a bus (you curl up and wedge your feet against the arm rest). A best selling author of the Dr. Orient series of fiction, Frank has travelled the world hanging with Paul Bowles in Tangier, William Burroughs, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful in New York, and Tom Waits in Jamaica.
The Co-Defendants are: Jerry Boxley and Dudley Hughes trading off on guitar, bass and background vocals. Will Morris is on drums. Chris von Sneidern on guitar and vocals gives the Co-Defendants a rock n’ roll swagger.