Amoeba's Monterey Jazz Fest 2015 Wrap Up: Trombone Shorty, Nikki Hill, Dianne Reeves & More

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 22, 2015 09:27pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba tent at Monterey Jazz Festival, 2015It's been another amazing year of Jazz in the sun and stellar signings at the Mini Amoeba tent at the 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. We couldn't have asked for a more exciting, action-packed schedule of signings with Jazz luminaries for our fifth year onsite at the prestigious and historic three-day festival.

This year we hosted 17 signings (incuding the surprise visit from The Brothers Comatose) in just three days! We are honored to have had the chance to work with these monster talents - all of them legends or soon-to-be legends - and with the gracious staff of the Monterey Jazz Festival.

On Friday night (September 18) we kicked off our all-star roster with a 9pm signing with pianist Geri Allen who arrived fresh from the Jimmy Lyons Stage where she had just presented “The Erroll Garner Project: Concert by the Sea.” This tribute performance marks the 60th anniversary of the recording of Erroll Garner’s Concert by the Sea.

Geri Allen

Glamorous French vocalist Cyrille Aimee joined us at 9:45pm after a smoldering set at the Night Club and signed her major label debut, It's A Good Day.

Cyrille Aimee

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City Scenes: The Brothers Comatose Present "It Came from Beneath the Sea," Sept. 20th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 5, 2012 04:11pm | Post a Comment
On Thursday, September 20th, Cinema SF and folkYEAH present the sixth installment of City Scenes, theit came from beneath the sea on-going series that pairs musicians with their favorite San Francisco films.

This month, local folk string-band The Brothers Comatose, who Brothers Comatoserecently sold out the Great American Music Hall for their album release show, have picked a winner with one of the only monster distruction movies based in San Francisco! Yes, it's Ray Harryhausen's It Came from Beneath the Sea! Preceding the screening, The Brothers Comatose will play a set of vintage sea-shanties, maritime folk numbers, and their own homespun Americana-tinged originals.

Get advance tickets at or at the Vogue Theatre box office!

More about It Came from Beneath the Sea:

Hollywood has put San Francisco through a lot. From Pod People infesting the Civic Center in Invasion of the Body Snatchers to Steve McQueen’s automotive carnage in Bullitt, audiences and filmmakers alike have always taken a certain glee in seeing havoc run amok in the picturesque hills and dollhouse neighborhoods of San Francisco. But in 1955, Columbia Pictures’ It Came from Beneath the Sea took SF destruction to Godzilla-like proportions. The plot is classic cold-war sci-fi: nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean has roused the ire of a giant octopus that starts sinking submarines and the odd cargo liner before setting its sights on the Golden Gate Bridge. With stop animation by special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, It Came from Beneath the Sea is a classic of the golden-age of monster movies and a rarely screened San Francisco treat.

The Brothers Comatose Will Get Naked for You...

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 6, 2012 03:27pm | Post a Comment
File this under creative marketing!
Native San Franciscans The Brothers Comatose will get naked for you. Really. But they are no easy date! You have to buy tickets to their May 19th show at The Great American Music Hall first! In what they are calling Operation: Buck Wild, the string quintet will be uploading a new photo - with one more item of clothing removed - for every 50 presale tickets sold.

Here is photo #1:

The brothers comatose naked

Intrigued? You should be. What's under that poncho? What happens to the cat? Follow the saga here and get your tickets here!