1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Hailing from the Garden State, three friends and band mates pack their suitcases and guitars and head west to sunny Southern California. Upon arriving in the Dream Factory Entertainment Capital of the World that is Hollywood, singer/songwriter John Easdale and guitarists Peter Wood and Mark Englert discover their dream is, well, a reality. The “World Famous” KROQ (106.7 FM) is not only playing their song, "Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)" [from their first LP, 1985’s Cinema Verite], but is playing it in heavy rotation! And unlike most “modern rock” of the time, no synthesizers, but actual guitars! Didn't they realize this was the ’80s?
Unfortunately for Dramarama, it was the ’80s. Lacking eyeliner and an androgynous frontman, Dramarama had only their music to propel them to stardom. Too rock to be pop and not enough hairspray to be rock, Dramarama never found their mass market musical niche. In 1994, after releasing five critically acclaimed albums, the band broke up. Luckily for Dramarama, “Anything, Anything” maintained its popularity, remaining a staple on KROQ , “alternative” stations around the country and VH1, with Easdale’s work being cited as an influence on several major bands of the last two decades. In 2003, still believing in the dream, original members Easdale, Englert and Wood went, to much acclaim, back in the proverbial ring.
“Dramarama-Rising Like Lazarus From The Ashes: …reviving the hard-driving sound that made this alterna-rock band so beloved by those in the know.” Jim Farber NY Daily News “…it is a tribute to a potent sound and enthusiastic vision that Dramarama still sounds as fresh and sharp now as when it first emerged during the corporate-rock bloat of the mid-80’s.” David Fricke “one of America's best rock bands…” Chicago Sun Times “…be prepared for a live show that's tight as hell and surprisingly loud.” Dallas Observer “...[the] band’s supercharged set blew everyone else away.” Orange County Register “…some of the best musicians New Jersey has ever produced” Upstage Magazine “…I can't wait for the next sweaty, sing-along experience.” Whitney Matheson, USA Today "...John Easdale….one of the finest singer/songwriters of these times..." Los Angeles Times "...the epitome of cool" Orange County Register It’s now 2015 and the band is having more fun than ever, exuding a confidence and ease that only can come through experience. With the addition 15+ or so years ago of bassist Mike Davis (among other accomplishments, Mike has been the bass player for “Metal God” Rob Halford,) and drummer Tony Snow (The Change), Wood, Englert and Easdale have truly found their musical brethren. If you saw Dramarama back in the day and thought they were good, now you’ll be blown away--these guys are PHENOMENAL! Every show is live, no tapes or tracks here! Every show is different, no formula, no set list. Every show is at least five talented guys having a great time on stage and sharing that experience with the audience.
Now THIS is what Rock n’ Roll should be all about! Fresh off the heels off their latest release “Saturday Night Drive In,” Evolution Eden is ready to turn the world on its head.
Evolution Eden is an American arena rock band from San Francisco, California that creates a lethal cocktail of Hard Rock, Power Pop and Blues guaranteed to blow any listener away. They were formed in 2005 by the tag team fronting duo of lead guitarist/vocalist Brandon Owen and rhythm guitarist/vocalist Mike “Pap” Pappas. Shortly after forming Owen and Pappas went on an extensive search for a bassist. It was that search that produced Andy Hewett, a bass player originally from Wisconsin who had settled out West to pursue his musical career. Local drummer, Jim Bove, helped round out the pounding rhythm section.
In 2006 their first record “Story Road” was recorded and released. This self produced record spawned two international top ten hits, “Puppet On A String” and “Ordinary Girl”. Both tracks stayed on the World Indie charts for weeks. In addition to chart success “Story Road” was in regular rotation on Australian independent radio well into 2007.
The band continued to ride the wave of “Story Roads” success as many media outlets wrote favourable reviews commending their song writing prowess and musicianship. The buzz for the band began to grow as a local San Francisco radio station KGO voted them “The Best Band You’ve Never Heard” in their annual contest.
From there they also garnered two nominations from the 2007 Southbay Music Awards for “Best Rock Group” and “Best Pop Group or Artist of the Year”. Shortly thereafter the band was nominated for the “Best Out of Area” band by the 2007 Inland Empire Awards. That same year the band battled through five rounds of the Emergenza band competition where they reached the West Coast finals placing in the top 5 and were selected to perform at the Sedona Jam Music Festival as one the “Top 20 Bands to Watch” by festival-goers. After supporting the hell out of “Story Road,” in 2008 the band began working on their follow up record “Saturday Night Drive-In.” On April Fools Day, EE was contacted by Beau Hill a.k.a. a co-founder of Interscope Records. He offered his services as a world-famous producer for the group’s second album. The boys jumped at the opportunity to work with the man behind the glass as producer for some of the 80’s and 90’s most successful rock acts including Ratt, Warrant, Alice Cooper and Stevie Nicks.
“Saturday Night Drive-In” was finished in the Summer of 09 and received interest from major and indie labels alike. EE went with Blue Pie Records out of Australia. The record was officially released in November of 09 and has already garnered three nominations from the prestigious 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards including “Rock Single of the Year” for “Center of the Universe,” “Rock Album of the Year” for “Saturday Night Drive In,” and “Best Drummer” for Jim Bove.
Over the years, they have played more than 100 shows at both indoor and outdoor venues up and down the West Coast including the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and 6 Flags in Southern and Northern California, as well as Bufest in Malibu. These shows have solidified why they are known as one of the best live acts in the scene.
$18.00 - $20.00
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