A monthly series curated by RDL+. Bay Area Bridges celebrates the Bay Area, with Oakland as its hub, and brings together the most interesting and ground-breaking voices that need to be heard and reckoned with. Shows will include music written and presented by RDL+ as well as other innovative artists, and will break new ground in modern music.
With their 2014 debut album, Más P’alla Va, RDL+ is building an original sound that embodies the members’ collective ideas, inspirations, and histories. RDL+ is Ruthie Dineen on keys, Doug Lee on bass, Steve Weems on drums, Luis Salcedo on guitar, plus(+) the Bay Area's best up-and-coming musicians. The group focuses on writing and playing original compositions, while taking both lyrical and open improvisations on the pieces. While maintaining an aesthetic stemming from traditional jazz, the group experiments with odd meters, timbre, form, and melodic ideas. Nonetheless, the exploratory nature of the group is always rooted in the essence of the composed or arranged pieces.
Doug Lee, bass
Ruthie Dineen, piano
Steve Weems, drums
Luis Salcedo, guitar
Michael Bang is a Bay Area musician. He grew up here, and since returning in 2009, he can’t stop. He writes, plays, and sings in several different bands, including an indie rock band called The Riot Professor, a garage rock band called Veins, and as Michael Bang, a folk oriented solo group with a rotating cast of players. He also writes classical music, and has played and recorded with jazz groups as well. In addition to musical endeavors, he also writes about music for the Oaktown Indie Mayhem blog.
DOORS AT 6:30PM, SHOW AT 7PM
$10-15 Sliding Scale