'twas the last night of Hanukkah

The Idelsohn Society Presents

'twas the last night of Hanukkah

Sway Machinery featuring Jeremiah Lockwood, Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), Thao, Rebecca Bortman, Ethan Miller (Howlin Rain/Comets On Fire), Lynn Burton (of the Burton Sisters), Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave), Steve Berlin, Ceci Bastida, Food by Wise Sons Deli

Sat, December 15, 2012

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

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 18 and over

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Sway Machinery featuring Jeremiah Lockwood
Sway Machinery featuring Jeremiah Lockwood
For those who have seen The Sway Machinery in action, little explanation is needed. The band's combination of rhythmic power and potent folklore takes no prisoners. On stage the energy of submerged worlds is torn out into the light of day. And indeed, the historical tradition of Cantorial music, which is the focus of the band's work, is very much a lost world. The music of The Sway Machinery invites the listener to become like children wandering in the forest, discovering something mythic and wonderful.

The Sway Machinery traveled to Mali in January 2010, performing for an enthusiastic audience of thousands at the Festival au Desert in Timbuktu! After the festival the band spent ten days recording a new record in Bamako, collaborating with absolutely brilliant Malian musicians including Khaira Arby, Super 11, Vieux Farka Toure and Djelimady Tounkara! Get ready for The House of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. 1, SOON TO BE RELEASED!
Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars)
Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars)
Luther Andrews Dickinson (born January 18, 1973 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States) is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the North Mississippi Allstars as well as lead guitarist for The Black Crowes. He hosts Guitar Xpress on the Video On Demand network, Lifeskool (formerly Mag Rack).
He was born in West Tennessee to Mary Lindsay and Jim Dickinson, a Memphis record producer. Dickinson grew up playing concerts and gaining recording experience with his father and brother, Cody. The family moved to the hills of North Mississippi in 1985. Luther befriended the musical families of Otha Turner, R. L. Burnside, and Junior Kimbrough. They were the inspiration for Luther and Cody to form the North Mississippi Allstars in 1996. The North Mississippi Allstars have been nominated for three Grammies in the Best Contemporary Blues category. Luther produced two records on Otha Turner, "Everybody Hollerin' Goat" and "From Senegal To Senatobia".
Luther was recently featured in an issue of Rolling Stone as one of the new guitar gods. He is one of the true blues-rock guitarists continuing the southern style with Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman similarities. He shows influence from Mississippi Fred Mcdowell, Mississippi John Hurt and Furry Lewis on the acoustic guitar. He has recorded with the Replacements, Mojo Nixon, Beck, Toy Caldwell, Billy Lee Riley, John Medeski and Robert Randolph [as The Word], John Hiatt, Jon Spencer, Otha Turner, R. L. Burnside and Jim Dickinson.
On November 27, 2007, it was announced Luther would take on guitarist duties for The Black Crowes. His recording debut with the band was on Warpaint in 2008, and he has since appeared on the 2009 Black Crowes release Before the Frost...Until the Freeze. Luther currently tours with both the Black Crowes and the North Mississippi Allstars.
Rebecca Bortman
Rebecca Bortman
Ethan Miller (Howlin Rain/Comets On Fire)
Ethan Miller (Howlin Rain/Comets On Fire)
Unapologetically influenced by the strong but easygoing grooves of West Coast '70s rock, Howlin' Rain represented something of a change of pace for guitarist and singer Ethan Miller, who previously fronted the psychedelic noise rock ensemble Comets on Fire. After the recording of Comets on Fire's final album, Avatar, in 2006, Miller was eager to explore the more melodic direction the group began pursuing, and with bassist Ian Gradek (who had known Miller since high school) and drummer John Moloney (a member of the likeminded band Sunburned Hand of the Man), he formed a new band, Howlin' Rain, and began work on their first album. The independent Birdman Records signed Howlin' Rain and released their self-titled debut in 2006, while the band hit the road, touring as an opening act for Queens of the Stone Age, with guitarist Mike Jackson beefing up their lineup on-stage. After touring behind the group's album, Moloney returned to Sunburned Hand of the Man, and while writing material for the second Howlin' Rain album, Miller assembled a new version of the band. Jackson joined Miller and Gradek as a full-time member of Howlin' Rain, alongside new recruits Joel Robinow (ex-Drunk Horse) on keyboards, horns, guitar, and backing vocals; Eli Eckert (also of Drunk Horse) on guitar and bass; and Garrett Goddard (of Cuts and Colossal Yes) on drums. Rick Ruben, a noted fan of classic '70s rock, was impressed with the material for Howlin' Rain's second album, and 2008's Magnificent Fiend was jointly released by Birdman and Ruben's American Recordings imprint. ~ Mark Deming, All Music Guide
Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave)
Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave)
Zach Rogue may be a lifelong A’s fan, but his heart continues to be left in San Francisco. After becoming a dot-com casualty, Zach decided to explore the high-growth music world by founding the indie rock band Rogue Wave in late 2002 BBB (Before Blue Bottle). Starting a band allowed him to explore the seedy underbelly and glorious cultural underground hotbed that is San Francisco. Even as the band continued to grow and travel the world, he always knew the Bay Area was the best place to call home. His new project is called Release the Sunbird, a sound which he describes as “slow music for fast times." - Bold Italic
Ceci Bastida
Ceci Bastida
Born and raised in Tijuana and now living in Los Angeles, Ceci Bastida joined the band Tijuana NO when she was just 15 and became one of the first women to rise in the ranks of contemporary Latin rock. Their song “Pobre de Ti” and their cover of The Clash’s “Spanish Bombs” are now considered rock en español classics. She embarked on her solo career in 2006 with the ep Front BC, and in 2010 released Veo La Marea, a mix of electronica, rock, and hip-hop that The Fader dubbed "bodacious, clicky, and gongy" and the Los Angeles Times described as "a marching-band traipsing through the Amazon rainforest." The album, which included hot-button songs about immigration, the Mexican border, and the drug war, earned her a Latin Grammy nomination and featured guest spots by Diplo, Rye Rye, Niña Dioz, XXXChange, and Tim Armstrong. Her songs have been remixed by Julieta Venegas, Mexican Institute of Sound, Skeet Skeet, Pepepe, Algodon Egipico, & others.
Food by Wise Sons Deli
Food by Wise Sons Deli
The menu for Saturday will be:

*Latkes with Sour Cream and Apple Sauce

*Roast Brisket Sandwich: Roast Brisket on Rye with Swiss cheese and coleslaw

Dirty latkes: Latkes topped with brisket and Russian dressing
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/