Tainted Love

Tainted Love

The Bang Girl Group Revue

Fri, July 26, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Bimbo's 365 Club

$25.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

STANDING ONLY; 2 DRINK MIN; NO CAMERAS/RECORDING

Tainted Love
Tainted Love
With their highly stylized, nonstop 80's show, Tainted Love offer a refreshing change from the usual party bands. Tainted Love's mission is to have you on the dance floor all night partying "like it's 1985."
The Bang Girl Group Revue
The Bang Girl Group Revue
The Bang go beyond retro nostalgia to reinvigorate the genre.

Sassy. Sultry. Sexy. Sophisticated. These are just some of the words that describe Angeline King, Tish Peterson and Rachel Mae Havens, the three vocalists who stand center stage in The Bang Girl Group Revue, the San Francisco Bay Area's most exciting show band. And while the trio of vivacious vocalists do channel the classic sounds of the 1960s, including the Brill Building's tales of teenage heartbreak, Tamla/Motown's elegant R&B micro-symphonies and the foot-stomping Memphis soul of Stax, they also blend in a large measure of original songs that sound timeless but still have a timely edge.

The four instrumentalists who share the stage with the trio of divine divas are much more than just a backing band. Led by guitarist Derek See, the quartet, including bassist Jafar Green, drummer Richard Gutierrez and keyboardist Curtis Meachum, has the "four bodies-one mind" sense of rhythm that makes it impossible to keep still. When they lay into a classic number like "In The Basement", an obscure gem like "Hold On" or one of their own skillfully composed originals like "Drink In Hand" you can be forgiven if your feet make a fleet retreat from your seat on onto the dance floor to gyrate to the driving beat.

The Bang Girl Group Revue is not an exercise in nostalgia. Although they take to the stage with many instruments built in the 1960's, their music has an ageless sound that appeals to the folks who love the sound of real voices blending in harmony (no Auto-tune for this band), the glorious shimmer of a guitar driving a tube amp and the visceral whomp of human drummer laying down a breathing beat. They may hail from the heart of Silicon Valley, but the Bang Girl Group Revue leaves the high-tech music gadgets to other bands.

Live, the Bang Girl Group Revue looks as good as they sound. Bedecked in vintage threads, the band boasts the kind of tight choreography that you thought disappeared during the dread days of disco. Although they work hard on their presentation, and appreciates an attentive audience, they really dig it when you get out on the dance floor and try to outshine their dancing with your own. The band has found that their live act has a multi-generational appeal, and one that appeals to fans of the genre of all ages, those who remember "back in the day", and a younger generation of folks that are witnessing a type of entertainment that has an energy unlike anything they have ever seen or heard. When the Bang Girl Group Revue comes to your town you owe it to yourself to check them out. It will be a night you'll always treasure.
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