Tracorum, Jigsaw Night
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
This event is 18 and over
Lonesome Locomotive is driven by remarkable songs that cut across genres and pull on many different emotional strings to create a sound that is layered, direct, and poignant. The music has a feeling of being instantly classic, fresh and danceable all at once. LL steams into jams, but is not a jam band. Their improvisations benefit from the superb musicianship of lead guitarist Brian Byrnes and bass master Mike Meagher, and are hoisted up by the driving rhythms of drummer Erin Cassidy and guitarist Michael Rosen. Together they achieve a sound that is stripped down, yet rich and strong.
Lonesome Locomotive's seeds were planted in 2010 when Rosen moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco, needing a place to stay, and Cassidy offered his Excelsior basement for two weeks. When Meagher came by to jam, the talented friends quickly realized something special was present. Things really got rolling in 2011 when Brian Byrnes joined the trio, invented a name, and brought his spot-on harmonies and beautiful lead guitar melodies to the group.
Without a regular rehearsal space, they forged their sound on local San Francisco stages, pushing themselves to try new material in front of live audiences, where the band thrives. In 2012 LL hit the studio, recording a five track EP with studio engineer and producer Chuck Gonzales, and mixed/mastered by bassist Paul Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billie). Its long awaited release will be summer '13.
Lonesome Locomotive's timeless vocals and classic sounding songs could be at home in any era.
(Please note Mike Meagher will be playing with Spun Hippo andd has retired from Lonesome Locomotive, pls welcome LL's new bassist this Sunday)
Tracorum is an original Rock n Roll band from San Francisco, Ca. Tracorum uses rock n soul song writing as a creative springboard to explore many styles of roots music. The band's instrumental talent and rich vocal harmony blends well with the sweaty soul-inspired music and lyrics. Tracorum embraces the story telling craft and delivers a charged eclectic live show.
Jigsaw Night formed serendipitously on the night of 4/20/13 when four people were suddenly teleported to a garage in Berkeley, CA and were reincarnated into their respective alter ego animal. Unable to converse verbally and knowing that music is the universal language, they decided to pick up instruments they found in the garage. What happened next was magical, and it cannot be expressed in words. Later on, after morphing back into their original forms, they realized the conversation among the four of them was so interconnected that they decided to form a band.