Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Cat's Pajamas

The Cat's Pajamas is set to move on come March, Stay Tuned. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Cat's Pajamas ~ Hillbilly Hoedown

The Cat’s Pajamas Cabaret - Monday, May 24th, 2010. 
8:00pm $5 Cover
The Make Out Room 3225 22nd. st.

Join us for "Hillbilly Hoedown" A celebration of pitchforks, swamps, blue misty mountain, corn liquor, hayseeds and all that hard foot stompin' on an old barn floor to the sounds of bad ass banjos and vicious violins!
"a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammeled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him." Goes one definition but "Hillbilly Boogie" was the term given to music that blended Scotch Irish melody with African American music. I like the sound of that! And you will too. It will be a hoedown Boogie to remember!


Oboe Martin:
Part feather capped-farmer, part homeless Irish tall-tale, part Peter Pan turned genius and all legend, Obo is profoundly unique performer that will have you smellin' wood smoke and peat moss in no time.
"Imagine Huckleberry Finn sliding down a fire escape being chased by the ghost of William Blake"

Quinn DeVaeux:
Quinn DeVeaux has packed houses and astounded audiences in the bay area for years with his smooth and dirty spank you voice and cool melodic songwriting. First he started an early Chicago Blues band and then a New Orleans soul and gospel band. Both groups had audiences clamoring for more. Quinn harnesses the likes of Ray Charles, John Hurt, Fats Domino and Bo Diddley. His songwriting is the classic influence made fresh. With all the style and subtlety of the great soul/blues singers of the earth bound golden days, his band keeps audiences in a state of joy. And he has a rare and delightful country twang that is not to be missed!

Nic Alea:
Like a strong wind bearing on it the smell of hot grass and ripe berries, and the kind of hope that is not afraid of death, Nic is a rising, vibrant voice that will be sure to shake the rafters with her words of beauty.

Noe Za:
Last featured in the Hello, Folly Review, Noe Za is a mime from the old school with a wholly new twist. Blending Italian clowning, Hobo charm and the pathos of rain soaked fiddle, he will bring a few happy tears to your eyes.

Pot Holder and The Lid:
The Potholder has been performing in San Francisco for the past 5 years, steadily building a loyal following with his fiery brand of Folk and Country. His band includes an upright bassist, drummer, rockabilly lead guitar and backup vocalists. In addition to his musical accomplishments, The Potholder is also a co-founder of the Collaborative Arts Insurgency (C.A.I) and its Thursday night residency at the 16th and Mission BART station, a wildly popular gathering of poets, musicians, onlookers and other crazies.

Thee Landlords:
a root'n-toot'n folk foursome of the westernlands. three part harmonies, guitars, banjo, violin (mandolin, harmonica, tambourine, washboard, jim beam) a mixture of everything american, and necessary. let 'em tear it up.
They've cut our teeth playing living rooms, trains, street corners, and house parties with a reputation for high energy performances and inspiring political revolution.

Already of such a fame, no bio can do her justice, she will be making an appearance summoning the spirit of Bessie Smith, Old Timey Time, and clogging!

and lot's more to come!