TONIGHT: HOWELL DEVINE

HowellDevine is the kind of blues you don’t hear anymore. The raw
slide guitar played by Joshua Howell evokes the Mississippi Hill
Country greats such as Fred McDowell and RL Burnside. The rhythm
section of drummer and percussionist Pete Devine, along with the bass
of Joe Kyle Jr., breaks from the norm in blues, providing rich and
complex textures integral to the music rather than a simple backing
section for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark
contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more
likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years
ago. HowellDevine brings life back to that sound, infusing the rural
blues with their own unique style. They are the current winners of The
Golden Gate Blues Society’s International Blues Challenge and will be
competing in the IBC in Memphis this January.

TONIGHT: CON BRIO

There’s a ton of buzz around these artists, I’ve heard words like “mesmerizing” and “powerful” and my favorite, “brilliant,”  but I’m going to give you a chance to decide for yourself:  http://youtu.be/7WW3yN7s2l0   Check em here, then come grab some live.

TONIGHT: DENNIS JONES

“Blues You Can Rock To..”  You gotta love that.  Dennis rolling in tonight with his new CD My Kinda Blues, check him out— It could be your kinda blues too.

TONIGHT: DIPPIN’ SAUCE

The weekend is HERE!  Kick off a (finally) cold November with some Dippin’ Sauce, arguably best served with a warm barstool, and a cold drink.

TONIGHT: KERI CARR

Keri’s in tonight, and… as ever, you’ll wake up tomorrow without your shoes .. cuz she’ll knock ’em the heck off  ya with her stellar voice and sick cast of artists that back her up.  Never a bad time around here when Keri’s in.. and .. oh yea.  There’s that Halloween thing, too.

TONIGHT: ISLAND OF BLACK AND WHITE

Island of Black and White has a sweet, humble yet raw blend of acoustic rock, funky reggae, and soulful blues. The “sometimes duet, sometimes quartet” exerts high energy performances while frequenting local venues, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, music festivals and various events. Including Chris Haislet on guitar, keyboard, accordion, melodica, flute and vocals, Nawal Alwareeth on drums and vocals, Brandon Dickinson on guitar, pedal steel, and vocals, and Tim Picchi on bass and Vocals.  This is a mixture of sound like no other.

TONIGHT: RON THOMPSON AND THE RESISTORS

Ron Thompson is a legendary rhythm and blues guitarist and master keyboardist whose career began in the rough and tumble world of East San Francisco Bay nightclubs and bars in the early ‘70s. During many years of touring coast to coast with John Lee Hooker, Hooker was quoted as saying, “Ron Thompson, he’s my main man!”

TONIGHT: ACORN PROJECT

Out of Bellingham, Washington, Acorn Project brings to the Torch Club  a provocative indie-rock sound steeped in deep electro-funk grooves.  Show up tonight and give a listen to some exceptional sounds, and stellar song writing.

TONIGHT: AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE

AfroFunk Experience bring a wall of  sound tonight to the Torch Club, heavy in drums, percussion and horns, with a groove that includes Funk, AfroBeat, and Reggae and an all-over killer sound that dubbed them “The Bay Area’s Dance Kings.”  The dance floor’s in for a beating tonight.. Stuff in here early and watch, and hear it all go down.

TONIGHT: MIDTOWN CREEPERS

The Midtown Creepers are sneaking into the Torch Club tonight bringing their own style of traditional Jump Blues, and these cats are known to put the boogie in your butt.  Come on down… let’s bust this weekend wide open.

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