Ghoulish Dance Party with Boots and The Kats

Ivy Room Presents

Ghoulish Dance Party with Boots and The Kats

The Kevin Conness Band, Funky Spuds

Thu · October 26, 2017

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

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door.

This event is 21 and over

Boots and The Kats
Boots and The Kats
Boots and the Kats is a funk and soul band that hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally formed by guitarist Mark Ignatius and drummer Jon Farland after both had moved to the bay from Los Angeles and Boston, respectively. The soulful and funky original sound of the group is driven by the powerful voice of Azeeta Nikoui and has grown to include veteran bass player Lucas Goodbody and east bay’s own Andrew Dixon on saxophone.
The Kevin Conness Band
The Kevin Conness Band
Based in San Francisco, the Kevin Conness Band, formed in 2016, is comprised of experienced musicians inspired by each other and their shared drive to put soulful original music out into the world.

Kevin Conness fronts the band with lead vocals and guitar, joined by Jason Braatz (bass and vox), Charlie Giesige (drums), Marcelino Quiroz (keys), and Kelyn Crapp (lead guitar).

With plans to put out their first E.P. later this year and charged with a diversity of sounds, their performances feel familiar, like catching the sound of a groovy daytime walk through the park. The lyrics, however, often touch on a different note.
A couple of years ago, Conness was in a long boarding accident that almost took his life. But coming so close to death gave him a sense of urgency, and after over ten years of playing music in other groups, it was time to take the reins, put a group together, and focus on writing/producing.
A lot of the songs are about relationships. Others are about the complexities of life—especially what it is like to recognize the fragility of time. But all of the compositions draw from real experiences and speak to the audience in a straightforward way through soulful, down-tempo songs, combining a variety of styles, including rock, soul, jazz, funk and hiphop—not surprising the band is made up entirely of music majors.
They also often have special guests sharing the stage with them at Pop’s Bar, where they play every first Saturday from 7-9pm.
Funky Spuds
Funky Spuds
Funky Spuds is a newly formed quartet that ventures into New Orleans jazz, Psychedelic rock, and everything in between. The band features Paul Branin, doubling on saxophone and guitar, and Shane Cox, playing the sousaphone. Rounding out the unique instrumentation of this quartet are Ian Mcardle on keys and Isaac Schwartz on drums.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706