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Junk Parlor

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Oakland-based Junk Parlor’s multi-faceted Junk-Rock is beloved by its dedicated and growing local fans and worldwide converts alike. While the band has been a galvanizing force on the Bay Area Indie Rock scene since its 2013 inception, European touring, International chart-topping and digital discovery have propelled the band toward more widespread recognition. With a notable track-record of impeccable studio work and crowd-pleasing, colorful live performances, Junk Parlor invites its audiences on a sonic adventure down a joyful, raucous path, conjuring up a fantastically-edgy and intoxicating dreamscape. The band’s signature sound is multi-faceted; spattered with traditional Eastern-European songs, Manouche rhythms, Bohemian janglings and exotic vintage belly dance melodies. Modern musical stylings are also interwoven, with 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll and Punk influences on display in the band’s own heady, moody and haunting self-penned tunes. 

Once described as “Crooner Punk”, Jason Vanderford’s Leonard Cohen-esque baritone vocals and poetic lyrics float amidst acoustic Manouche-style jazz guitar, ripping violin, banjo, colorful cajon percussion and fretless electric bass. This eclectic mix makes Junk Parlor is that crazy-rare band whose vibe is so driven by a joyful schizophrenia of sounds that it transcends easy genre trappings. That said, they’ve been compared to artists including Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Gogol Bordello, Dead Kennedys and Tom Waits.https://www.junkparlor.com/

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