The Back Room

The Back Room

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Come see me at 8pm tomorrow (Friday, August 9th) at The Back Room. I will be performing my project called Beetle box, a mix of experimental electronic piano pieces, traditional jazz, and homemade synthesizer improvisations! Tickets are $15, $10 for student ID and low-income, and are available at the door, or at the link below:
We are so looking forward to our third return at the backroom!
Sam, As promised, sharing your performance with City Folk @ the The Back Room. A fantastic show in wonderful venue. Kindest regards, Robert Joseph, (rOjO)
Looking forward to playing here tonight for what will be my final show on this tour in California. Come and join me on my Journey from Johannesburg with messages of tolerance, acceptance and love. See more info about the show here:
We are so excited to come play at the Back Room!
Dirty Cello at The Back Room this Friday, Sept 21 at 8! Tickets here: https://backroommusic.com/events-1/2018/9/21/dirty-cello
Come and hear 2 legends of Blues this Friday!
Dirty Cello live in studio at KPFA Radio last weekend talking about their upcoming show at The Back Room on Sept. 21! Tickets here: https://backroommusic.com/events-1/2018/9/21/dirty-cello
Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs (and the acoustics!) were great last night.
See you all very soon! We can't wait. #pksummer18 www.petrosklampanis.com
Nora Stanley was amazing Sunday night. We are so fortunate to have a space for the resurgence of these young amazing jazz musicians. Thank you!

The Back Room is an intimate, 100-capacity, comfortable place for (mostly) acoustic-based music of all genres. We are an all-ages, BYOB (21+) space. Booking info: https://backroommusic.com/booking/ Calendar: https://backroommusic.com/events/

Do you love music that falls on the quieter side of the musical spectrum? Are you looking for a small, beautiful space with great acoustics and comfortable seating that presents live music with respect and appreciation? Then The Back Room is the place for you. • The Back Room is not a place for food. Oh, we have packaged snacks available, but nothing that needs to be heated, sliced, or served. • The Back Room is not a place for drinks. Of course we offer water and soft drinks for sale, and adults are welcome to bring their own adult beverages - we'll even supply the glasses. But we can't sell any alcohol, and we don't really want to. • The Back Room IS a place with comfortable upholstered furniture and a singular focus on the music. Seating, as it happens, is very important to us, because we want the folks here to be completely relaxed, and happy, and ready to listen. • The Back Room IS, as the logo says, an intimate place for music. Our hours and days of operation are flexible, so please visit our Events page to see our current schedule: www.backroommusic.com/events/. To learn more about The Back Room, please visit us at www.backroommusic.com. Thanks! Sam Rudin

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We're invoking the spirits of Django and Thelonious with tonight's show, starring two greats in the world of jazz: Kit Eakle and Howard Alden.

And we have a fun dose of indie pop/rock with Chris Marsol tomorrow night, followed by the amazing drummer Kahil El'Zabar and his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble on Saturday night.

And that's not all! We offer you a soothing afternoon of classic bop/jazz on Sunday, before the Super Bowl, with Noah Frank & Grant Levin!

Read all about it in this week's newsletter from Sam...

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This Week at The Back Room! �

Sam has a lot on his mind this week, and we have a lot of music for you.

Starting tonight, we have a very talented line-up of Jet Black Pearl and Portland's La Dee Da. And tomorrow we welcome back Teja Gerken and the International Fingerstyle Guitar Summit!

Sunday is your last chance this month to catch The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, don't miss it!

Learn more in our weekly newsletter below.

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This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

This week we have folky/pop, a guitar trifecta, an authentic jug band and the continuing residency of The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol!

Read all about it in this week's newsletter from Sam...

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Tonight we welcome a young jazz pianist, Javier Santiago, and tomorrow we have the legendary jazz guitarist Ron Jackson and his trio.

There's much more music on our schedule, and our cozy listening room is the perfect escape from the cold, wet weather. Click on the images below to see this week's newsletter, and grab a friend and come on down!

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*Scam alert! Please folks, do NOT buy tickets from anyone posting on one of our Event pages that they can't make the show and will sell their tickets at a discount.

This is a scam.

Anyone with a legitimate ticket to one of our shows can request a full refund if they can't make it. Please only purchase tickets through our website (www.backroommusic.com), which will guarantee that you'll get in and that the artists will be paid their fair share.

Thank you!

backroommusic.com Live music venue with blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass, soul, R&B, experimental, world, rock, and roots artists. All ages, BYOB.

Ethan Ostrow put on a great show this evening! Thanks to all who came out and supported this fine young jazz artist.

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This week we have straight-ahead jazz, classic blues, a young jazz trio, an awesome New Year's Eve tradition with High Country, and our annual New Year's Day benefit!

Click on any image below to see our newsletter and learn more. We're an all-ages, BYOB space created just for music lovers like you! Happy Holidays!

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Happy Friday! Feeling a little jazzy? Or maybe you need to get into the holiday spirit? Or perhaps swing is your thing?

As usual, we have it all at The Back Room. Sam's weekly newsletter is below, check out our upcoming shows and come sit on a couch and enjoy. Cheers!

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It's almost the weekend and that means more great music at The Back Room!

Tonight we welcome the great Sheldon Brown and Ben Goldberg, performing the music of Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk, along with a large dose of improv. And tomorrow we get into some straight-ahead blues with The Lucky Losers.

Our Saturday night show with Bobby Black is sold out, thank you!

But there's much more to come...please check out our newsletter below to see our line-up and purchase tickets.

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Happy Friday! We have a wild assortment of music for you this weekend, starting tonight with Project Vox (eight vocal virtuosos).

We host the talented husband & wife duo, Bourbon Therapy, tomorrow night. And then we have back-to-back shows on Sunday, with Brand New Heartache in the afternoon, and Cello Madness Congress in the evening.

Bring a bottle of your favorite beverage and settle in for some great music in an acoustically-perfect room.

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We're excited to welcome back the great Joel Dorham for tonight's show. And we've got Sam's Corner tomorrow with Paula Harris at 3pm, and Steel&Hammers and Josh Flagg tomorrow evening.

Come in from the cold and warm up with some great music!

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Happy Friday everyone!

We've got the great Mark Hummel and Deep Basement Shakers tonight, and the popular group Slinky Thing, who perform exquisite covers of Steely Dan songs, tomorrow night!

There's a lot more this weekend, read all about it in this week's newsletter. We're an all-ages, BYOB space with comfy couches, great acoustics and a room made for attentive listening.

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Paula Harris at The Back Room!

We have another Sam's Corner coming up on Dec 1st, with the great jazz/blues singer Paula Harris!

Click the link below to check out a message from Sam about this show...and remember, The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space. See you there!

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Tonight we welcome Virginie Marine, who celebrates her new EP! And this weekend we have our usual eclectic mix, this time featuring boogie, ballads, soul-grass, trad/Americana, and bluegrass!

Check out our newsletter for more info and bring a friend to see some music. It's good for the soul!

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Happy Friday! This weekend we have fingerstyle guitars, a Day of the Dead celebration, a tribute to Joni's Mitchell & Celtic music.

Cozy up with a friend and a bottle of your favorite beverage (we are all ages and BYOB for 21+) and check out a show.

Thanks for supporting local music!

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This weekend, we have soul/R&B, jazzy poetry and the incredible Camille Mai and her group Rebirth Canal.

Read all about it in this week's newsletter!

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In the mood for some music? We have an evening of John Lennon's music tonight with Drew Harrison, and our good friend Macy Blackman will be back tomorrow night.

There's much more on the calendar, please click our newsletter link below to learn more.

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It's still early but we're excited about our Hammond Organ Party tonight with Pamela Rose and Wayne De La Cruz!

And we have a great line-up all weekend, so grab a friend and a bottle of your favorite beverage and come on down!

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The power is on here and we've got a great bunch of shows lined up for you. Forget your worries and enjoy the best (mostly) acoustic music around!

Click the link to see our schedule: https://mailchi.mp/12646c097390/this-week-at-the-back-room?e=bbab48fcc1

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Sam's Corner featuring Jeremy Steinkoler — The Back Room

The Back Room's very own Sam Rudin will be performing this coming Saturday Oct. 12th with Jeremy Steinkoler Music

Advance tickets are on sale now through the link below. We're looking forward to seeing you all there!

backroommusic.com “A very swinging drummer who’s mastered the art of coordinated independence” ( East Bay Express ), Jeremy Steinkoler has been playing drums professionally for over 25 years. His diverse musical experiences have led him to craft a fresh and unmistakable style from an expansive range of influenc...

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We're a little late with this week's newsletter, but we still have plenty of great music for you...click the link to see our schedule and Sam's thoughts about the musicians who will be performing.

The Back Room is a BYOB, all-ages, friendly and comfy room with great acoustics (and some of the best musicians around!). What are you waiting for??

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Brooke Leigh | McKasson, McDonald, McLane

Here's a sneak peek of McKasson, McDonald & McLane, three masterful musicians who will be performing here on Nov 12.

Their Celtic-inspired take on traditional music is the perfect fit for the comfy couches of The Back Room!

Tickets are on sale now: https://backroommusic.com/events-1/2019/11/12/mckasson-mcdonald-and-mclane

This is "Brooke Leigh | McKasson, McDonald, McLane" by Dooster on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Goodnight Moonshine

Check out Goodnight Moonshine's song and make sure to swing by for their Oct. 5th performance at The Back Room.

Event link below:
https://backroommusic.com/events-1/2019/10/5/goodnight-moonshine

Sexy song about getting old y’all. You heard that right!
We’ll be in California this month, Cayamo Cruise with Red Molly in Feb, and Texas in March. Love!
https://www.goodnightmoonshine.com/shows

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Our weekly newsletter has information on our shows, the artists, ticket links and more. Please click the link below to learn about our upcoming shows, starting tonight with The Salty Suites! 👍

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Our usual cornucopia of audio delights is waiting for you at The Back Room. This week we have World/Blues, Folky/Bluesy/Alt Country/Jam Rock, Bossa Nova & a powerhouse Singer/Songwriter!

Check out this week's newsletter for all the info, ticket links and a peek at next week's line-up. Thanks for supporting your friendly neighborhood music venue!

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Daniela Soledade, an heir to bossa nova riches

Thanks to Berkeleyside for this great piece on Daniela Soledade, who performs here this Sunday with the great Nate B Najar at 2pm! Don’t miss it!

berkeleyside.com The bossa nova scion makes her Bay Area debut at The Back Room Sunday afternoon. Also: two-for-one ticket offer to see pianist/composer Emilio Solla.

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We've got a jam-packed schedule of Swingy Jazz, Powerhouse Blues, A Surprise Sam's Corner, Blues/Jazz Vocals, Singer/Songwriters & Pop for you this week!

Read all about it in this week's newsletter, then grab a friend and a bottle of your favorite beverage and come sit and listen. :)

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This week's newsletter is here and we have a great line-up of funky jazz, folky-bluesy-country music and jazz piano this weekend.

Read all about it at the link below, and be sure to check out our schedule for next week...we look forward to seeing you at a show soon!

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[09/02/19]   Hi folks, just a quick reminder to only buy tickets from us directly through our website or at the door.

Do not buy tickets from people posting that they can't make it to the show and need to unload their tickets. We refund anyone who asks for it, so no one is ever legitimately selling their tickets to the public.

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you at a show soon!

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This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

Ready for a little live music to soothe the soul? We've got blues/R&B drummer par excellence LARRY VANN and his trio here tonight!

Grab a bottle of your favorite beverage and settle in on a couch...

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There's still time to make it for tonight's show with the J Hanrahan Quartet, who are performing Wayne Shorter's post-bop masterpiece recording JuJu.

And we have Sam's Corner tomorrow night, with special guest Charles McNeal...read on to learn more...

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This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

Are you ready for some jazzy classical music? Or how about some soulful blues? Or maybe check out some fine instrumental jazz...

All ages, BYOB and great acoustics, The Back Room has it all.

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A little bit of everything this week: Bossa nova, Experimental Electronica, Psych Rock (courtesy of Pink Floyd scion Matt Gilmour on Sat) and some Blues!

Grab a friend and come on down...

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This week we have a Hammond Organ Party, a Funky/Jazz String Quartet, and top-notch Bluegrass!

We're an all-ages, BYOB space with great acoustics. Support your local music scene, grab a friend and come on down. 🎤🍻🎸💕

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Beetle Box performing in San Marcos tonight

Beetle box is an experimental composer, keyboardist, and solo artist from Little Rock, Arkansas who creates original, piano-centered electronic music for live performance.

Don’t miss Beetle box live on August 9th at The Back Room. Here’s a sneak peek at our upcoming show with the composer himself....

Experimental composer, keyboardist, and solo artist "Beetle Box" will be performing in San Marcos tonight. He stops by the KENS 5 studio to give us a little ...

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A little late with this week's newsletter, but you still have time to catch a potpourri of Americana/Country Folk, Latin Rock, 4-Octave Vocals, Indian/Classical, and Folk/Soul/Pop!

You know the drill: grab a friend, BYOB and cozy up on a couch for a lovely performance or two. :)

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As usual, we have a little bit of everything to offer this week! Jazz, Soul, R&B, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass and more...

Read all about it in this week's newsletter, pick a show and come on down!

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The forecast calls for jazz with a sprinkling of swing and rock & roll.

We get it started tonight with the Noah Frank/Grant Levin Jazz Duo, and welcome back the Dynamic Divas of the Bay Area (Roberta Donnay, Kay Kostopoulos and Valeriana Quevedo) tomorrow night.

There's much more to see and hear, read all about it in this week's newsletter!

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Tonight we get a little bit country, and a little bit rock & roll with Jimi James. Tomorrow night we welcome back the legendary jazz drummer Joel Dorham and his Latin Jazz Octet, and on Sunday we get into a swingy, hot-jazzy sort of mood with the Sour Mash Hug Band.

Learn more about our line-up in our weekly newsletter, and come on down to see a show!

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The Lucky Losers

Wanted to share this great clip of The Lucky Losers at their recent gig here at The Back Room! 👍

On June 8, 2019, The Lucky Losers perform "Baby You Got What it Takes," a charming, vintage duet. The intimate, enthusiastic live audience at The Back Room adds to the excitement of the performance. Cathy Lemons on vocals, Phil Berkowitz on vocals and harmonica, Chris Burns on keys, Ian Lamson on guitar, and Robi Bean on drums.

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This weekend it's all about classic rock, blues and a Sunday double-header of jazz...

You know what to do: bring a friend, a bottle of your favorite beverage, and get ready to listen to some great music. ☺️

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This week, we have a jazz trio, a powerhouse blues band, R&B/Gospel/Soul, and a tribute to the great Bessie Smith with none other than Lavay Smith and Denise Perrier.

Bring a friend and a bottle of your favorite beverage, and cozy up on a couch for a great evening of music!

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This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

This week’s musical line-up includes Jazz, Folk/Americana, R&B, Jazz Piano, Electronica and a Monday night a cappella extravaganza!

Click the link below to learn more, and remember: we are an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space with comfy couches and great acoustics!

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This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

Looking for a remarkable, bluesy, master storyteller? How about intriguing cross-cultural rhythms? Or young singers in the round? Or what about adventurous jazz and all manners of strings, horns and percussion?

The Back Room has it all this weekend. Read all about it and learn about what’s coming up next week as well. See you soon!

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This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

Do you like sublime pop/rock with incredible harmonies? Then you’ll love The Novelists, performing tonight at 8pm!

And for those of you who are jazz fans, we’ve got a lot to offer you this weekend as well. Read all about it in this week’s newsletter.

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Our Story

Do you love music that falls on the quieter side of the musical spectrum? Are you looking for a small, beautiful space with great acoustics and comfortable seating that presents live music with respect and appreciation? Then The Back Room is the place for you. • The Back Room is not a place for food. Oh, we have packaged snacks available, but nothing that needs to be heated, sliced, or served. • The Back Room is not a place for drinks. Of course we offer water and soft drinks for sale, and adults are welcome to bring their own adult beverages - we'll even supply the glasses. But we can't sell any alcohol, and we don't really want to. • The Back Room IS a place with comfortable upholstered furniture and a singular focus on the music. Seating, as it happens, is very important to us, because we want the folks here to be completely relaxed, and happy, and ready to listen. • The Back Room IS, as the logo says, an intimate place for music. Our hours and days of operation are flexible, so please visit our Events page to see our current schedule: www.backroommusic.com/events/. To learn more about The Back Room, please visit us at www.backroommusic.com.

To inquire about performing at The Back Room, please email your info (links to your website/music, a short bio about you/your performance history, a photo or two) to Sam at [email protected]. Thanks! Sam Rudin

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