This week on Baghdad by the Bay on Pirate Cat Radio, tune in to 87.9 in SF or LA or listen online starting at 8pm:
The California Honeydrops were formed in November of 2007 playing in the subway stations of Oakland, CA. Playfully crossing genres from roots and blues to R&B and soul, The California Honeydrops’ sound is tied together by their unique instrumentation, soulful vocal harmonies, and a funky, good-times New Orleans style. The Honeydrops’ more unusual instruments include a home-made gutbucket bass, jug, and washboard. Their greasy down-home rhythms are punctuated by joyous blasts of trumpet, rollicking piano riffs, and passionate bluesy vocals. The only band of its kind, The California Honeydrops’ live shows have quickly gained a reputation as the best party in the Bay Area.
Remember those hauntingly handsome gents that used to live up above you in yer apartment building? You know the ones that used to stomp on you, have late night parties, bum yer cigarettes, flirt incessantly with yer girlfriends, and keep you up at all hours with the headboards banging ? Remember how you hated them, but at the same time wanted to be their friends, or shit, even in some weird way you wanted to be the one getting yer head banged on the bed frame ? Well, thats your own issue dude. Chill the fuck out, cuz Kalri$$ian don’t roll like that.