Join us for First Friday's at Studio Grand. Be swept away with a night of dancing and exuberance with music that blends sounds from throughout the world with Banda sin Nombre and Diego Ardila. Ardila will release his first single, Lapidary Blue, with some very special packaging.
Banda Sin Nombre
Banda Sin Nombre is a five-piece street band from San Francisco's Mission District dedicated to performing folk music from around the world. Mixing rich vocal harmonies with acoustic instruments including guitar, fiddle, charango, cajon, and bass, the band's inspirations range from Peruvian Chicha to Catalan Rumba and Appalachian old time to Cumbia.
Hannah Gallahger, Guitar and vocals
Kate Goldstein, Violin and vocals and washboard
Eva Mas, Cajon and vocals
Angel Rodriguez, Charango, back up vocals and percussion
Ashley Adams, Stand-up Bass
After touring with the East Coast with West African / Radiohead influenced Congratulatinos, Diego Ardila moved to West Coast in September to chart a new musical path. Quickly becoming integrated into the Oakland music scene and playing shows with Bicicletas por La Paz, Aluna, and Lagos Roots, he has been working on his own material, a bilingual mix bilingual mix of Latin and American styles that expresses love in all of its different forms: personal, intimate, painful and exuberant. His music reflects on romance in an age of complexity and detachment, and aims to offer a safe retreat for the lovers and dreamers of the world.
After working on a set of tunes for the past few months, he is prepping his first ever single release. Lapidary Blue mixes cumbia, bachata and modern electronic pop into a a fresh new format that tugs at both the hips and the heartstrings.
Door 9:30pm, Show 10:00pm
$10-15 sliding scale
** No refunds or exchanges are permitted. **