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Junk Parlor – Rikkha – Oddjob Ensemble!



The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Uptown’s Thursday night showcase presenting:

Junk Parlor

Rikkha (Paris)

Oddjob Ensemble

8pm, $8, 21+

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A galvanizing force on the Bay Area indie rock scene since launching serendipitously in 2013, Junk Parlor is that crazy-rare band whose vibe is so driven by joyful schizophrenia that it transcends easy genre trappings.

Born from the wild musical wanderings of Jason Vanderford, renowned for his five years recording and touring with gypsy jazz sensation The Hot Club of San Francisco, their energizing musical collage includes 50’s rock and roll rumbling atop gypsy rhythms, a bit of Gipsy Rhumba, tango, Eastern Euro/Hungarian music, bellydance, punk…Vanderford was raised on “rock and roll and punk and everything under the sun,” so other sounds are certain to appear as the gypsy junk rockers continue their jam.

Rikkha is a french punk rock band based in Paris.
The band identity is made of a well balanced mix of several influences including Garage Rock and Cabaret.
Since 2011 the band has released 2 EP’s (Kitten on Wheels, Covers) and one album (Nuit Fatale),
Their music and visuals are made of cinematographic atmospheres. It depicts the glory of a wild womanhood, seductive and savage. Tarantino, Rodriguez, Burton are inspiring Rikkha with their heroines and comics monsters haunting each one of their song.
Prime mover of the project, Seb le Bison, music producer, composer, musician and aesthete joins forces with Juliette Dragon, queen of the Parisian nights and pioneer of the Burlesque movement in France. Together they create an astonishing stage cocktail . Rikkha live is a real Punk’n’roll cabaret inspired by pin-ups, superheroes and zombies from Z movies.
Their californian nickname is: “The French Cramps”
The band has been touring in whole France, Europe (Germany, Belgium, Switzerland)
And toured several times in US, California ( Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pomona, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose) …
After a break in 2015, the band is coming back with a new rhythm section, and prepare a new album (Ocotber 2017)

Oddjob Ensemble is Kalei Yamanoha’s strange and wonderful brainchild, a consortium of multi-instrumentalists and specialists, based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

With powerful ancient melodies and sounds that twist the ear into a delicious musical pretzel, they touch upon many different cultural influences and find unusual but fascinating combinations of traditional styles, jazz, and progressive music. Largely instrumental, an evening with the Oddjob Ensemble is a showcase of stunning musicianship, exotic tonalities and of course shenanigans.