Flamin' Groovies, The Rubinoos, The Chuckleberries

Fri Dec 29 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

The New Parish

1743 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA 94612

$25

Ages 18+

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents
Flamin' Groovies
The Rubinoos, The Chuckleberries

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  • Flamin' Groovies

    Flamin' Groovies

    Alternative Rock

    The Flamin' Groovies’ story goes all the way back to 1965, when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, California. After a name change and a self-released 10-inch album called Sneakers, which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention of Columbia Records, who signed them and released their first real album, Supersnazz, on the Epic label. Their next two albums were released on the Kama Sutra label: Flamingo, and the now revered classic Teenage Head. 

    Lead singer Roy Loney then left the band and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England, with Chris Wilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as front man. They continued their style of straight-ahead guitar-driven rock n' roll but this time with a more 60's rather than 50's influence. A few singles on United Artists, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with Dave Edmunds producing, followed in the early '70s. In '76 they signed to Sire Records, who released three true gems of power pop: Shake Some Action, Flamin' Groovies Now, and Jumpin' in the Night. 

    Shortly afterwards, Wilson moved to England and joined the Barracudas, and the Groovies continued into the early '90s touring Australia and Europe, putting out a fine-but-overlooked album called Rock Juice, and then finally called it quits. Jordan formed a new band called Magic Christian while Wilson released solo albums in Europe. 

    Jordan and Wilson reunited in 2013 and have been touring for the past four years, both nationally and internationally, and released their first single in decades last year on Burger Records, Crazy Macy. 

    Now in 2017, Jordan, Wilson and newly added bass player Chris von Sneidern and drummer Tony Sales are launching a tour in support of the band’s soon to be released new album. Fans have been delighted with what is being called "a dream set list," including original songs the band has never performed before onstage.

  • The Rubinoos

    The Rubinoos

    Power Pop

    Founded in Berkeley by junior high buddies, Tommy Dunbar and Jon Rubin, The Rubinoos are one of the seminal power pop artists of the 1970s. In 1977 they hit the top 40 with a cover of Tommy James’ “I Think We’re Alone Now.” In 1978 they followed it with the power pop classic “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”, which was named record of the year by Britain’s Music Week Magazine. In '84 The Rubes recorded one of their most popular songs, the title cut of the film Revenge of the Nerds. Several albums, tours and decades later The Rubes can still crank out the pop gems. In 2007 the band was honored with the career spanning 3-CD anthology, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Rubinoos. In 2007 The Rubinoos dusted off their guitars and hit the road for a tour of Japan and the release of the Japan only double CD set One Two That's It. In 2009 the group returned to Spain to support the release of their album HodgePodge. 2010, The Rubinoos 40th Anniversary year, saw the group release two new albums, Automatic Toaster and the kid's CD Biff Boff Boing, tour Spain, Italy, headline the Felipop Festival in Galicia and on October 23rd celebrate their 40th Anniversay in spectacular style at the Great American Music Hall in SF. 2011: Look for The Rubinoos in Japan this February along with new recordings and more tour dates.

     

  • The Chuckleberries

    The Chuckleberries

    Rock & Roll

    The Chuckleberries are a cover band, but wait -- they are not your typical cover band. These guys must have some serious record collections because the songs they play span the spectrum, from the fairly well-known Byrds classic "Mr. Spaceman" to the lesser known Turtles ass-kicker "Outside Chance". Best of all, they always include a Rutles song or two.

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Flamin' Groovies
The Rubinoos, The Chuckleberries

Fri Dec 29 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

The New Parish Oakland CA
Flamin' Groovies, The Rubinoos, The Chuckleberries
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$25 Ages 18+

Under 21 must buy $5 non-alcoholic drink ticket at the door.