upcoming shows
3 Smokin' hot bands from the Mission Internationalist Underground






IVY ROOM
Saturday Dec
6, 2014 - 8pm
860 San Pablo Ave
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lbany,CA


Go Van Gogh govangogh.net
Pickpocket Ensemble
http://pickpocketensemble.com/

Somethings cooking in the Mission down at the Revolution Cafe. Local bands from the neighborhood have been coming
together, bringing a variety of blends of Cumbia, Surf, Ska, Jazz,Classical, Rock, and other rich recipes of international and
American sounds.

In order to spread the word, and increase the enjoyment, we are taking a handful of these bands out onto the road, to
show our pals around the bay what heating up in our neighborhood.

Unlike the the carpetbagger hierarchical world that San Francisco is becoming, the Mission Internationalist Underground
does not believe in headliners or openers. So no matter when a band is on the bill, its equal billing all around. So come
early, and stay late, as you wont want to miss a note.

starting off the night we have Pickpocket Ensemble (http://pickpocketensemble.com/). Here is what they have to say about
themselves. "From the street corner to the concert hall, the Pickpocket Ensemble create a contemporary chamber cafe
music that moves both body and soul. To listen to the Pickpocket Ensemble create is to embark on a journey. Speak to
audience members after a performance: one will have been to Bogota, one to Prague, one to Paris. Yet for all its
wide-ranging inspirations, the music of the Pickpocket Ensemble create remains intensely personal and immediately
engaging, an invitation to listen in on an intimate and ongoing conversation."

Sandwiched mid show, Go Van Gogh (http://govangogh.net/) will provide plenty of meat and mustard to satisfy the dancing
and listening public. Playing hot, fast, and loose with an ocean liners worth of musical flavors, Go Van Gogh takes classic
Americana, mixes it with Ethiopian melodies, Afro Cuban rhythms, Bakersfield twang, Balkan brass, and whatever falls to
hand

Of course we need a dance band as the night's dessert, to send you all off hot and happy. Los Nadies
(http://losnadies.com/) fits the bill perfectly, bringing a keen mix of politics, poetry, street party and musicianship every time
they step on to a stage. Their unique blend of rock, nueva trova, South American folklore and Afro-Latin rhythms follows
and expands on the tradition of celebration and protest put forth by musicians like Silvio
Rodríguez, Manu Chao, and Santana.