The 85's Black Friday Bash: An 80's Dance Party

The 85's - An 80’s (Tam High Alumni) Dance Party!

The 85’s are a “Totally Rad” dance party band performing high energy and “true to the original” renditions of classic pop and rock songs from the 80’s!

Since forming the group in 2005 the band has been entertaining audiences at major clubs, private events and outdoor festivals with their myriad of classic songs from the 80’s era from artists such as: The Clash, Devo, English Beat, Eurythmics, The Fixx, Madonna, Police, Pretenders, Prince, Talking Heads, and Van Halen!

The band was formed by three Marin musicians; Monroe Grisman- Guitar/vocals, Adam “Bagel” Berkowitz-Drums/vocals, Django Bayless- Bass/vocals all of whom graduated from Tamalpais High School in 1985 and then went on to perform with some of the North Bay’s favorite bands over the past 20 years as current or former members of: Petty Theft, About Face, American Drag, Jerry Hannan and Noelle Hampton. The band also features the superb lead vocal talent of April Grisman who has worked with Eric Martin, Clarence Clemons, and Irene Cara. New to the 85’s but not the bay area music scene is John Varn on keyboards who also performs with the popular Marin-based Soul Pie.

The 85’s put on a high-energy show packed with an amazing selection of classic songs sure to get you out of your seat and on your feet to the dance floor. No doubt about it, the 85’s show is a guaranteed killer time! So, don’t miss the “PAR-TAY”!

Matt Jaffe & The Distractions

Matt Jaffe & The Distractions is a rock 'n' roll band based out of San Francisco, CA. After Jerry Harrison, keyboardist of Talking Heads fame, discovered now-19-year-old Jaffe performing solo at a local open mic, the two worked together to produce his first set of studio recordings. Following this first taste of the music industry, Jaffe put together his own band of Alex Coltharp on drums, Sammie Fischer on bass and Alex Newell on guitar. Inspired by the pop, punk and rockabilly mixtures of groups such as The Clash, X and Elvis Costello, the young group recorded their first album of original material with producer Matthew King Kaufman (Jonathan Richman, Greg Kihn) and A&R vet Michael Caplan, slated for release in 2015. After a brief educational stint in Connecticut, Jaffe is back in San Francisco with the group, ready to take the world by storm with their unique brand of California rock. Keep a weather eye for upcoming releases and tour dates!

$17.00 - $22.00


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The 85's Black Friday Bash: An 80's Dance Party with Matt Jaffe & The Distractions

Friday, November 29 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Sweetwater Music Hall