Blue Note Napa with Napa Live Music Present - Bands in The Bay
Featuring: Native Elements, Unlikely Heroes, The Afrofunk Experience, & The Trims, with DJ Scotty Fox
Napa Live Music is a group of professionals passionate about live music in The Napa Valley; amplifying the scope by bridging the gap between venues, artists, and music lovers. Napa Live Music Presents “Bands In The Bay” showcasing live acts from across California and beyond.
On April 20th, we bring you the horn-driven reggae powerhouse Native Elements from San Francisco, the genre-bending psychedelic hip-hop of the Unlikely Heroes from Oakland, The amazing musicianship of the aptly named Afrofunk Experience from San Francisco, and the charm & rock prowess of The Trims from San Jose. The world-renowned DJ Scotty Fox will DJ between sets & close out the night!
Continue to discover new music from bands on the rise & be a part of the music by following @NapaLiveMusic on Instagram and tagging #napalivemusic at all your favorite shows in the Valley. Visit NapaLiveMusic.com for more info.
DJ Scotty Fox
Scotty Fox's career is punctuated by creativity and rebellion – destroying conventions with his diabolical mixes. 20+ years of tearing down the walls of mediocrity in his radio mixes. His remixes featured on the Top Secret compilation series became the industry standard. He has opened for thousands at various concert venues and clubs, always rising above the herd with his exceptional skills. But despite his meteoric success, Fox remains grounded about his achievements and clearly loves mixing and playing music above the accolades it brings.
Native Elements - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco powerhouse, Native Elements has been keeping the energetic, feel-good reggae tradition alive in the Bay Area for over 19 years. Comprised of 10 seasoned musicians with decades of experience in rock, metal, blues, jazz, r&b and hip hop, this eclectic and fearless crew meld their unique influences into a contemporary, melodic horn-driven party taking their listeners through improvisational peaks and valleys from blazing guitar to soaring saxophone wails. Having grown up together since elementary school (playing in garage bands and skateboarding) in Daly City and South SF, CA, Native Elements bring a uniquely warm experience to the stage that is both entertaining and uplifting....Fun for all!!
Unlikely Heroes - Oakland, CA
Unlikely Heroes is a psychedelic Hip-Hop/Punk band from Oakland, CA. This band has been making waves in and outside of their local scene with exciting/introspective jams that leave concert goers physically drained and mentally well-fed. This band has been compared to a unique blend of rapper Kid Cudi and band Rage Against the Machine for their witty/catchy conscious lyrics and unique blend of psy-punk beats that flow seamlessly even in their genre stretching style.
The Afrofunk Experience - San Francisco
The Afrofunk Experience is an ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by the African diaspora, created in a collective and organic manner. With Sila Mutungi they comprised the award-winning group Sila and the Afrofunk Experience until 2010, providing songs and grooves that earned them the title "The Bay Area's Dance Kings", as well as the NAACP Image Award's Outstanding World Music Album for "Black President" and the SF Weekly Music Award's Best International Act.
The Trims - San Jose, CA
In the Bay Area, there is a lot of great new music coming out each week. Bands break up, new ones begin and the buzz ensues. That brings us to The Trims, a local San Jose outfit that has the loyal fan base and buzz to take them beyond their locality and into a national spotlight. The Trims have a strong sound reminiscent of early U2, The Strokes, The Killers, and the Brit pop of the 90's, while also conjuring the swagger of artists like Joy Division and The Doors. Blend that style with romantic heartache and over-sexed lyrics about all things scandalous, and you have the identity that defines The Trims.