Happy New Year Everyone!
Good news from the Bacchanal…starting this month we’ll be switching to the 2nd Friday of each month. That’s right, stay out late and sleep in on Saturday!
The start time stay the same (9pm) but the music will run longer.
This year will be off to a great start. We’ve got two bands that are new to the BBB and one that we haven’t had for quite awhile. hope to see you there!
Also, the Starry Plough has invested in a new mixing board which should yield some improvements in the sound. And the food has been getting good reviews too.
BERKELEY BALKAN BACCHANAL
Friday, January 10
Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 9:00pm
The Starry Plough (3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley)
Admission $8-12 sliding scale
We’re happy to welcome back La Pêche! Based around a common love for traditional musics, notably from the Balkans, La Pêche mixes, fuses and distillate the best of all musical worlds, including its own compositions.
The songs, at times vast and contemplative, at times furious and ecstatic, are a captivating blend of old and new melodies sublimed by the quintet’s wild improvisations.
Following La Pêche Zabava Izvorno!
Zabava means Party! Izvorno means a traditional, folk instrument band from FYR Macedonia. Together they name a group of some of the finest Balkan musicians in the country who aim to recreate the vibrant interplay of music and dance from this cultural crossroad.
And to make a great Party!
And finally, a new concept in Balkan music – Balkan Evenings. Drawing from many of the great musicians from the Bay Area, Balkan Evenings is a composed of a 5 member core that allows for musicians who know the tunes to sit in. The goal is to play great music while enlarging the Balkan musician community. With members of some of the best Balkan bands around, this free-wheeling jam session should be hot!