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Music in July always means many outdoor events. This year was no exception.
Let’s begin indoors (on June 29th) at the Red Devil Lounge where there was benefit to send volunteer builder, Christie Harbinski, to Jacmel, Haiti to help rebuild homes and buildings damaged by the earthquake. A number of San Francisco musicians donated their time – Ronkat & Katdelic, Broun Fellinis with Renee Wilson, Black Quarterback with Eric McFadden, James Whiton, DJ ShOOey and others.
Two New Orleans virtuosos, legendary drummer Johnny Vidacovich & jazz funk B3 organist Robert Walter did a rare duet performance at Coda. Here’s a little taste and the only time Vidacovich or anyone, sang:
I went to the World One Festival, part of a larger July 4th Celebration at EL Cerrito Vista Park. Longtime Bay Area DJ Doug Wendt was responsible for most of it. I’d missed Afro Roots Reggae musician Rocky Dawuni a number of times, and I stopped by specifically to catch him.
I’ve been following the career of Michael Franti and Spearhead since I first heard them at the old defunct Kennel Club (now The Independent) back in the early ’90′s . Always positive, always rockin’. I had not planned on going to this show, but I won tickets to go to the Greek in Berkeley at the last moment through Fusicology. Sweet! There’s very few venues that can compete with the Greek on a summer night. Here’s a short video clip:
The Far West Fest in beautiful Point Reyes was a benefit for local community radio station KWMR. Some of the musicians I caught were Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Pimps of JoyTime, El Radio Fantastique, and The Monophonics. All of them were local bands except the Pimps who were from Brooklyn.