Ivy Room Presents


The Hogan Brothers, Brian Kenney Fresno

Fri ยท December 1, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

MoeTar is a 6-piece ArtRock band from Oakland fronted by the inimitable vocalist Moorea Dickason. They bring infectious energy, vicious musicianship and beautiful pop hooks to the stage.
MoeTar makes your body move through their catchy and massive anthemic original songs, even when riding through odd time signatures with a blistering amount of notes.
The Hogan Brothers
The Hogan Brothers
The Hogan Brothers - Steve (bass), Colin (keyboards), and Julian (drums) - are a jazz fusion trio based in Oakland, California. Their influences, while rooted in American styles such as Jazz, Funk, R&B, and Pop, are also informed by many international styles such as Timba, Tango, Gamelan, Highlife, Soukous, Afro-pop, North Indian Classical music and much more. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, the brothers credit their parents (Jim & Maddie) for their diverse musical upbringing, exposing them to a plethora of international musical styles at young ages. They were fortunate not only to take advantage of the wide variety of excellent music programs available in the Bay Area (Berkeley High Jazz, Young Musicians Program, Cal State East Bay Music, UC Berkeley Ethnomusicology), but also had the opportunity to study internationally with master musicians in such countries such as Indonesia, Cuba, Ghana, and Brazil. The brothers are collectively involved in many projects and have performed extensively throughout the US and internationally (Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Barbados). They have performed with many great artists/projects such as: James Moody, Hugh Masekela, Peter Erskine, Tommy Igoe, Larry Graham, Bob Brookmeyer, Roy Ayers, Josh Jones, Goapele, Maria Schneider, Bobby Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Keith Terry, Victor Wooten, Latoya London, Dave Chappelle, Crosspulse, Dynamic, Adam Theis, Jazz Mafia, and O-maya. The Hogan Brothers continue to perform and study internationally, always seeking to broaden their audience and sound.
Brian Kenney Fresno
Brian Kenney Fresno
Brian Kenney Fresno

Born in Oakland, Ca., raised in the cultural vacuum of the central San Joaquin Valley, Brian has extracted the Essence of Fresno (tm), and made it smell good (hence the surname). Having already learned to play the guitar and violin by ear, in 1983 Brian found his musical destiny in the Chapman Stick, a new instrument only 8 years old.
Moved by the power and the potential of the instrument, he began an ongoing formal study of music theory and composition.
Finding that boring, he threw that all away and borrowed techniques from sports, comedians, magicians and other performers that allowed him to
develop his own uncommon vision of entertainment.

Playing the Warr Guitar is like playing two instruments at once because it is a stereo, 12 string instrument that allows each hand to play independently; simultaneously producing bass, melody, and chords.
This innovation is carried to further extremes with the integration of modern electronics, each group of strings processed separately to create specific sound scenes.
Brian Kenney Fresno maintains an elusive attitude toward recording; only a handful of songs from his vast repertoire have been captured on tape. Fresno relies on the strength and magic of the liveperformance as a unique experience.
This attitude is reflected in Fresno's liberal taping policy that not only encourages cult members to record, but actually leaves the documenting of that moment in history to them alone.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706