Debora Iyall Group (of Romeo Void)
Felsen, Raven State
SAT · JULY 7, 2018
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$15.00 - $18.00 // 21+
Debora Iyall Group (of Romeo Void)
Debora Iyall is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of Romeo Void, a San Francisco band that mined the sexy veins of new wave music. Iyall is a fearless performer, a good time party girl one moment, a woman bravely baring the most intimate details of her soul the next. Her full band line-up goes by the moniker Debora Iyall Group - DIG. Most know Iyall from her Romeo Void hits – 1981’s dance club and alternative radio staple “Never Say Never” which was used in Martin Scorcese’s 2014 film “Wolf of Wall St.” and 1984’s “A Girl In Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)” which brought them to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in 1982 and was a Top 40 hit for the band. Debora’s recent recording output DIG’s Singing Until Sunrise is a collaboration with composer-guitarist Peter Dunne and DIG’s “Watching The Detectives” was released to benefit The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a tribute to Elvis Costello “Beyond Belief”, on Spyder Pop Records. Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/debora-iyall/watching-the-detectives-dig
Iyall is a high school art teacher in Coachella Valley the past few years but she hasn’t been forgotten by her fans or her peers. With annual performances centered in the SF Bay Area she performed a sold out show with Barbara Manning at The Ivy Room in July of 2017 and with with Chuck Prophet and Mission Express at the 2015 SF City Hall’s vast Centennial Celebration. DIG has performed at special events at the San Francisco Art Institute and rocked out in the sunshine at El Cerrito’s World One Concert. Cindy Lee Berryhill, John Doe, Dave Wakeling, Martha Davis, Terri Nunn, Translator and Wire Train have all invited her to participate in shows over the years.
This show Debora Iyall Group is comprised of Bay Area Musicians,
Debora Iyall Singing
David Wenger Upright Bass/Musical Director,
Robert John Tucker Percussion/Positive Vibes,
Stev Ohanis Guitar/Soulful tones,
Pete Feltman Keyboard/Spiritual Guidance
Barbara Speed Saxophone/Smiles.
Lani Torres Tamborine/Heck Yeahs !
“I wanna live where culture kills machines and decent melodies will haunt you in your dreams.” On their 5th album, Blood Orange Moon, Felsen delivers a new telepathic message through melody and lyric beamed directly from their late-night West Oakland studio. Blood Orange Moon, is slated for national release by Indie pop label, Mystery Lawn Music on January 26, 2018. Listeners are reeled into Felsen’s revealing inner world of entangled branches, swarms of bees, unfolded paper cranes, private airlines, and kung fu medallion-wearing angel investors secretly typing in memory motels. There Felsen’s grudge match takes place between analog synth and cello, acoustic guitar and Reagan era drum machine, glockenspiel and fuzz box, reverb and tremolo, loud and just quiet enough to hear the gong shimmer. Frontman Andrew Griffin started Felsen after his 2006 cancer diagnosis, which led to the release of Felsen's first album, Accidental Drowning, in 2009. Felsen Loves You—an EP on the Ninth Street Opus label—followed in 2010, and in 2011 & 2013 two other full-length albums—Breaking up with Loneliness and I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore were self-released. Felsen has toured extensively throughout the US opening for national acts: Camper Van Beethoven, Marcy Playground, One Eskimo, Stone Foxes and Luce. Felsen has been featured on Bay Area radio stations KPFA, KALX, KZSU and were selected to be on KFOG's Local Scene Volume 11. Felsen has performed at both the NoisePop & ULUV music festivals and was a Deli Magazine Band of the Month. The current lineup of Felsen includes 4 Non Blondes guitarist Roger Rocha, former bassist with A Band Called Pain, Bryan Dean, Drummer Robert Tucker of Metallica alum Jason Newsted’s Chophouse Band and backing vocalist Dara Ackerman. “Felsen strives to ensure survival of rock 'n' roll” San Francisco Chronicle “Truly one of the best kept secrets of the Bay that deserves to be parroted, played as loud as possible, and shouted out to all corners of the world.” Impose Magazine “Marvelously witty pop”, East Bay Express
Raven State is a guitar-driven rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area with the spirit of The Stooges and patience of Pink Floyd. At times haunting and atmospheric, pop hooks combined with soulful harmonies keep the dark, hopeless melodies from destroying the future in the hearts of mankind. Their self-titled new 4-song EP is available now. Enjoy.
David Wenger Upright Bass
Robert Campbell Guitar/Vocals
Corey Moore Percussion
Jake Williams Guitars
Pete Feltman Keys, Tambo & Vocals
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