The Red Hot Chachkas Perform With Shamalamacord
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Together now for more than a decade, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King -- otherwise known as the Bad Plus -- are famed for their fearless mix of improvisational jazz with an indie-rock ethos. They're also known for their adventurous reworkings of pop, classical and even country tunes ranging from Ornette Coleman to Black Sabbath to Nirvana. Their most recent album, Never Stop, consists of entirely new originals and covers a range of musical styles from swing to '80s techno. Learn More
There is a parking garage literally RIGHT next to the venue. I don't recall the cost sadly (average for the area I think), but I will say it was very well guarded and if you do us it, remember to take your ticket with you as it is your key for elevator use! Also Parking technically begins on the 3rd level.Dirty Bourbon River Show travel • Aug 19 2014 star this tip starred
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Featured review from GregBulmash
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The opening act, Shamalamacord, was interesting at first, but the novelty was over before their set was. They could have benefitted from better soundboard balancing (or the accordionist stepping back from the mic a bit) because the accordion tended to overpower the shamisen and sped up the process of their shtick getting tired.
Then we got to the Chachkas. LOVED them. Their playing was nice and tight, their energy was infectious, and the music was great. A lot of the pieces were original compositions by the band members and you got tastes of other styles in there. Can't remember which song it was, but one of them seemed to blend in some Zydeco, and that was especially fun.
All in all it was a great evening and I cannot recommend the Triple Door more. The menu comes from Wild Ginger, the service is friendly and attentive, the seating was comfortable, and the showroom is well designed and decorated.
My only gripe was that the showroom was maybe 1/8th full. Considering the joyfullness of their music, the artistry of their composition and arrangements, and the quality of their performance, the Chachkas deserved a bigger audience.
Led since 1997 by Julie Egger, whose violin playing is inspirational, emotional, and contagious, the Chachkas have performed at concerts, dances, festivals, clubs, theaters, galleries, community centers, schools, and Jewish congregations, as well as private parties and simchas in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Shamalamacord is Mike Penny on tsugaru shamisen (a style of Japanese lute) and Aaron Seeman (Duckmandu) on accordion.