Penelope Houston / Jean Caffeine - A wrecking ball of punk&folk @ The Monkey House, San Francisco [18 May]

Penelope Houston / Jean Caffeine - A wrecking ball of punk&folk

19:00 - 22:00

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The Monkey House
1638 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94703
An intimate and early evening of song with PENELOPE HOUSTON accompanied by TOM HEYMAN. And JEAN CAFFEINE band.
All Ages. BYOB.
sliding scale $10-20
PENELOPE HOUSTON has never abandoned her teenage rebel. Since 1977, when she formed the iconic punk band, the Avengers, she has forged a new sound and released a dozen award-winning recordings on both major and independent labels. With SF's Tom Heyman, she will be performing an intimate version of the dark literate folk-rock from her latest album On Market Street.
In reviewing the album Paul Freeman (Mercury News) writes «For the last 30 years, Houston has been one of the Bay Area's most vital musical artists. A punk pioneer with The Avengers, she has evolved int...o a brilliant solo artist. The new album, instantly grabbing, makes a more indelible impression with each subsequent listening. Lyrics and melodies are equally arresting. The indie folk-rock encompasses a range of styles, from edgy to whimsical '50s to subtly textured strings to jangly guitars and swirling Hammond B3. Houston displays a sense of humor on „Scrap,“ and a deeply moving social conscience on the poignant title track. Houston is an expressive vocalist and an extraordinarily eloquent and insightful songwriter.»
JEAN CAFFEINE and her combo will illuminate stories and songs about growing up punk in San Francisco in the late 70's. Her music speaks to anyone who's played in a band, loved a band, had their heart broken, hung out in a scene, or wanted to hang out in a scene.
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