Ready your dancing shoes for July 22’s Napa City Nights
Dancing in Napa? Yes! Every Friday there is live music everywhere in Napa, and at veteran’s Park the city puts on a show with 3 bands and a very good chance of a full dance floor. And the coming Friday its:
Francesca Lee 6:30pm
Confiding narratives and striking melodies illustrate the songs of Francesca Lee. Layered and lustrous, the music on her new full-length release, The Pieces Left, radiates from an organic center colored by electronic shadings and beats. As sonic light breaks through the opaque mist of a dense soundscape, the sound mirrors the drama of her locale: San Francisco, home to generations of visionaries. “Nothing is more dreamlike than the adventure of walking in this city,” she says. “I look out my window to see people in the street, a bus moving, a couple fighting on the corner, a homeless man. The inspiration for the album comes from what I visualize everyday.”
In addition to crafting the recordings, Francesca has been headlining with her band The New Believers at high profile NoCal venues like Yoshi’s, Café Du Nord and her home base, Hotel Utah. Selected for inclusion for the KFOG Local Scene 6 CD, Francesca was featured in a live broadcast and interview from San Jose on the station’s Morning Show to celebrate the station’s Local Music Month where she was greeted by a line of fans familiar with her song “Maybe Today” from its regular radio rotation. Additionally, she was featured in a live performance and an on camera interview on KOFYTV 20 Cable 13 in San Francisco and selected as an artist for “Born To Play Live Acoustic” for Gap, Inc., when the retail giant hosted live music in 700 stores nationwide. Attracting cross-cultural audiences is her trademark: the mix of acoustic roots and electronic edges that she titles “Introspective Dream Pop” resonates to a wide spectrum of listeners including artsy indie kids and fans of serious songwriting.
The Deadlies are entirely new type of surf band, paying homage to the Ventures Dick Dale and the Chantays as well as the California Honky-tonk sound of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam while keeping an under lying presence of the California surf punk scene that brought us the Dickies, Agent Orange and Top Jimmy and the Rhythm Pigs.The Deadlies CD’s are available at iTunes and Amazon and all the usual locations.They have a TV show,The Deadlies are the house “Cave Band” on “Creepy KOFY Movietime” with Balrok and No Name which airs every Saturday Night at Eleven… and appear frequently on Retro Night on the ABC affiliate KOFY TV-20 cable channel 13. The Deadlies toured recently with Lisa Marie Presley and the Maverick’s and opened for Blue Oyster Cult, the B-52’s, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and numerous puppet shows. They are the “house band” at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA and for Sacramento’s KMAX 31 show “The Car Czar”. They have performed for the W hotel chain, the various County Fairs, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sacramento International Airport (as guests of the TSA) and other larger venues in California and Nevada. They’ve also appeared on “Good Day Sacramento”, the “Rachael Ray Show” and “Eye On the Bay” and the Discovery Channel’s “King of Kustoms”. They’re music has been featured on Live 105, 107.7FM the Bone (San Francisco), 99.3FM KVYN (Napa) and 810AM KGO (San Francisco).
FOREJOUR pays tribute to the music of 80’s mega bands FOREigner & JOURney, recreating the soundtrack of a generation with stunning accuracy. Forejour’s set list includes the 20th century’s most down-loaded song, “Don’t Stop Believing”, as well as power ballads such as Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is”, and Journey’s “Faithfully”.