Whoo hoo! One of my favorite live acts from SXSW, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, has finally made their way to San Francisco and will be playing this Wednesday at The Knockout with the Bay Area’s very own Bart Davenport. Get your dancing shoes on. Be there or be square!
I stumbled upon The Phenomenal Handclap Band at SXSW, fell head over heels in love and haven’t looked back since. Combining elements of soul, disco and psychedelic rock, their funky, booty shaking grooves are so infectious you can’t help but smile and bust a move. Thankfully, the band’s self-titled debut has just been released on Friendly Fire with enough new material to keep me jammin’ all summer long. Whoo hoo!
The Phenomenal Handclap Band is the vision of founding members Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand, two underground New York DJ’s who combined their encyclopedic knowledge of esoteric music with their vast network of friends in the indie rock and underground soul scene to create a supergroup of eclectic and original sound.
The Bay Area’s own Bart Davenport appears on a couple tracks, as does Jaleel Bunton (TV on the Radio), Aurelio Valle’s (Calla), Carol C (Sí Se) along with many other carefully chosen artists. When touring the band is distilled to an eight-member powerhouse that is a sight to behold! They’re so fun, and the perfect band for summer. So get your dancing shoes on and tear it up!
I’ve always taken pride in my ability to stay away from this smut. I don’t read it online, watch it on TV, or buy the magazines. So imagine my horror when I found an US subscription in my mail box IN MY NAME? How humiliating. What are the neighbors going to think of me? Honestly, I didn’t do this. I just ordered tickets to a show at the Fillmore through Ticketmaster and as a door prize I get a free subscription to this trash. And it comes every week! The saddest part of all? I’m totally going to read it.