So the other night I got to see local San Fran band the Dilettantes kick and shake some rock and roll booty at the Cafe du Nord.
There aren't so many actual rock n roll bands right now in San Francisco, and taking in the energy and attitude of the Dilettantes made me remember why I like good ol' rock n roll so much in the first place.
The two guitarists, Jefferson Parker and Brock Galland, also trade off singing different songs to great effect. Jefferson's soloing skills are amazing-- remember when American indie bands had crazy epic guitar solos with effects peddles and feedback? I sure do. This guy's got it down.
The bassist, Nick Marcantonio, and drummer, KC Kozak, hold down the rhythm of the group, making the music the most dance-able rock you've probably heard in a while.
Straight up rock n roll, dudes. That's what I'm talking about. You should check them out, should they come to your town. Here's their myspace link: http://www.myspace.com/thedilettantes
Look out for their full length album in August, 101 Tambourines!!