Dr. Flotsam’s Hell Brew Revue with Beso, Junk Parlor, & Special Guests

Dr. Flotsam’s Hell Brew Revue with Beso, Junk Parlor, & Special Guests

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets available at the door $18

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Dr. Flotsam’s Hell Brew Revue
Dr. Flotsam’s Hell Brew Revue
Sweetwater welcomes artist Mike Shine’s sinister revival of the Faustian legend of Mephistopheles. Dr. Flotsam and his clan of Carny Bastards have travelled the world hawking their mysterious Hell Brew elixir (which is rumored to taste much like moonshine), trading laughs and performances for souls and dreams. With Beso (formerly Beso Negro) with lots guests, the night promises to be a kickass celebration of art, hopping roots music, and creepy carnival entertainment. The stage show has been praised by Rolling Stone, Juxtapoz Magazine and the SF Chronicle.
Beso’s music takes the simmering mystery and romance of gypsy swing and ignites it with intense, hard driving acoustic rock. The result is a virtuosic statement steeped in tradition but injected with arresting modern sensibility. A sizzling brew of infectiously danceable rhythms carried by charged vocals, inspired lyrics and stunning solos. The lifeblood of gypsy jazz, the rhythm guitar strumming technique called “la pompe”, permeates the texture of the quintet’s original songs and is the foundation upon which their brilliant guitars, violin, upright bass, and drums dialogue. Beso captivates audiences internationally with their fervor inducing repertoire, fluidly interweaving English and Spanish performances to create a dynamic audio tapestry that both conjures the charisma of classic gypsy swing and pioneers a new genre.

Beso’s pyrotechnic gypsy rock has set many a stage ablaze, having energized hundreds of crowds at festivals and venues such as: Outside Lands Music Festival, Oregon Country Fair, SXSW, Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival, Symbiosis, Whole Earth Festival, Slim’s SF, The Great American Music Hall, and countless clubs and events. Whether the setting is large or intimate, the electrifying passion of Beso shines through in their rave garnering performances.
Junk Parlor
Junk Parlor is an adventure down a path paved with eastern european, gypsy, vintage bellydance melodies and our own brand of moody, haunting originals. Leonard Cohen-esk vocals and poetry, acoustic gypsy jazz guitar, ripping violin, cajon, percussion, fretless electric bass, all come together to paint a fantastically edgy dream scape. We have been described as "Gypsy Crooner Punk" by our fans and are often compared with Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello.

Jason Vanderford leads the band with vocals and acoustic guitar, accompanied by Hannah Mignano's fiery violin, Tim Bush's growling fretless electric bass and Robin Goodrich's swaggering beat….. A dream on the edge of a cliff.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941