Free show: Shark Alley Hobos with Chuck Prophet

Free show: Shark Alley Hobos with Chuck Prophet

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 12:00 pm

No tickets required

This event is all ages

Marin musician Che Prasad, member of the sea shanty band the Shark Alley Hobos and founder of El Che Records, celebrates his 50th birthday at the Sweetwater Music Hall with special sets by Chuck Prophet and the Shark Alley Hobos. Come join the celebration!

Shark Alley Hobos
Shark Alley Hobos
Band info: Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and San Francisco Bay Area treasure, Mikie Lee Prasad (aka Drunky McGee), followed the stars and gathered a ragged band of his most trusted musicians who shared a love of the sea, sharks, pirates, New Orleans, and hobos. Out of this grog-infused meeting was born California's premiere sea shanty and sing-a-long band: the Shark Alley Hobos.

Drawing upon timeless ballads of the sea, modern day spirits-inspired sing-a-longs, and original songs of wanderlust and debauchery, the Shark Alley Hobos will have you
shivering your timbers and raising a glass to good friends and good times. This group of ne'er do wells, with their passion, punctuality, fervor for frivolity, and crowd-pleasing roguery, have led many an awestruck bartender to lament, "We're gonna need a bigger bar."

Come join Drunky McGee, Squinty Brown, One Eyed Jack, Bongo, Jackson, Shameless Seamus, Tipsy Canoe, and Bloody Pisser for an evening you'll wish you could remember.
Chuck Prophet
Chuck Prophet
Night Surfer was recorded in Prophet’s hometown of San Francisco at Decibelle Recording Studio and in Nashville at Alex the Great with noted producer Brad Jones and was mixed in upstate New York by Paul Q Kolderie. Of the album, Prophet comments, “This record is loosely conceptual but universal all the same. It’s all about a path forward, about looking around and imagining where we’ll be in 20 years if we just follow that path. And of course, you’ll find a persistent anxiety throughout; we live, after all, in anxious times. As John Murry told me after a first listen, ‘It brings a tear to the eye and blood to the johnson.’” So yeah, a new record, new sound. It’s got it’s own groove with in your face guitars that snake and harmonize. They jangle too, thanks in no small part to special guest Peter Buck.”

The new record follows Prophet’s widely praised 2012 release, Temple Beautiful, of which Paste Magazine asserted, “Not since Lou Reed paid homage to the city and era that forged him with New York has there been a song cycle dedicated to a place and reality that offers the core immediacy with the thump, churn and ferocity of Chuck Prophet’s Temple Beautiful.”

Since emerging onto the music scene at age 18 as a member of the seminal rock band Green on Red, Prophet has collaborated with everyone from Warren Zevon and Kelly Willis to Jim Dickinson and Lucinda Williams among many others. In recent years, Prophet’s music has been featured in several hit television series including HBO’s “True Blood,” Showtime’s “Californication,” and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.” He also co-wrote all the songs on Alejandro Escovedo’s 2008 critically acclaimed album Real Animal.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941