On Baghdad by the Bay, Sept 29th at 8pm: Interview with Tiger Club, The Gems and Valerie Orth

28 09 2011

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The Tiger Club
The Tiger Club is just that. An exclusive club you’re in. The Tiger Club is a state of mind; beautiful, witty, otherworldly and always well dressed, we believe everything wonderful ever said about us. If the names Mancini, Alpert, Booker T, Jobim, Ventures, and Bacharach mean anything to you, you’re already in The Tiger Club. If not, you’re in for a treat. Your inner voice is saying stuff like “cool, yeah, mildly provocative”. You’re a member of The Tiger Club. Welcome, Willkomen, …

The Gems
The Gems (ex-Bomber, members of Early Graves) are a no-bullshit rock and roll band that will make you rethink a few things. What makes The Gems so resonant is not the music but rather the common but annihilating emotions that fuel them: It’s the clash between vulnerability and indifference that transpires after The Gems play that is so savage. Realism with the terror of actual experience. The most frightening truths about this rock and roll band rarely exist in the physical, but instead live in the intangible yet indelible wounds created in the psyche. Go try to find that on the Internet.

Valerie Orth
The San Francisco Chronicle writes, “There is an honesty to Valerie Orth’s music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking,” and the San Francisco Bay Guardian describes her as “sexy, soulful, genuine, and edgy.” Valerie’s dynamic range as a performer is made all the more compelling by what the East Bay Express calls a “completely intuitive composition style.” Valerie is backed by punk-rocker and food scientist, Veronika Safarova on bass, and jazz genius and power player, Jeff Marrs on drums, both singing gorgeous and haunting harmonies. Fearless and genre-bending, Valerie and her band deliver a distinctive hybrid of rock, groove, soul, and funk while consistently captivating and charming their audiences.




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