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King Street Giants and Bronze Medal Hopefuls at SOMO
May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm$30
About this Event
Doors 7pm, Show 730pm
Advanced tickets $30, 4/29- 5/6 $35
$10 from your ticket price goes to your meal!
Groups that would like to be seated together must purchase as a group.
For the past 8 years the Sonoma County-based group, The King Street Giants, have brought their own special version of New Orleans music to the Bay Area. Whether they’re playing in clubs or on the streets, The King Street Giants are infamous for radiating an infectious energy and always having a blast. While continuing to play the music of their heroes (Louis Armstrong & The All Stars, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Thelonious Monk, Vulfpeck), they have also been writing original music in an effort to continue to evolve the idiom of Traditional New Orleans Jazz.
The King Street Giants have shared the stage with such acts as Bonnie Raitt, Galactic, Rebirth Brass Band, The Wood Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, New Orleans Suspects, Tuba Skinny, Dustbowl Revival, and many more. Their sounds have been heard at Strawberry Music Festival, Petaluma Music Festival, San Jose Jazz Fest, Healdsburg Jazz Fest, Sausalito Arts Festival, Lagunitas Beer Circus and Honk Fest West, and have appeared at events and in commercials for the San Francisco Giants. Winners of the North Bay Bohemian’s “Best of” Best Band in Sonoma County award in 2017, The King Street Giants released their 3rd studio album, 4th in total, on August 3rd, 2020. Titled “Everything Must Go”, the album features 11 original songs written by the band, including their first ever original vocal tunes.
Bronze Medal Hopefuls play funky instrumental mini-soundtracks to imaginary movies about cardboard rocketship adventures, puppets that travel to the North Pole, soul-crushing van tours along the East Coast, and small-town, coffee-sipping detectives named Wedemski. This new band is the whimsical, imaginative music of Gio Benedetti (bass), former bassist and founding member of The Brothers Comatose. With the help of band mates Zach Morris (drums), Alex Leach (guitar) and Nathan Dittle (keys), the crew look longingly at that 3rd place pedestal, and set their sights for, maybe, one day (if it’s not raining), third place.
Their debut, self-titled EP came out March 28, 2020. It was recorded live to tape at Gremlintone studios by John Courage.