Lemonade: ALBINO! and Casual Fog resurrect rock ‘n’ roll’s most infamous singers
Fright Night, the Miners Foundry’s legendary Halloween party, returns this year with San Francisco-based afro-funk band ALBINO! and local rock group Casual Fog, resurrecting some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most infamous singers.
This favorite local tradition is best known for pulling out all the stops from lavish set designs and incredible costume contests to one-of-a-kind musical performances and magic shows.
This year promises to be a dance party to remember with SF Music Award-winning ALBINO!, a 10-piece Afrobeat ensemble that honors the fiery legacy of Nigerian musical revolutionary Fela Kuti. ALBINO! will perform songs by notorious singers such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin, but in their signature, high-energy groove with thick hypnotic percussion and a heavy horn section.
Die-hard ALBINO! fans will be ecstatic to hear the group is playing two sets that will feature outrageous costumes, African dance and infectious group choreography.
Opening the show is the popular rock group Casual Fog backed by an all-star line-up that includes members of The Moore Brothers, Them Hills, Golden Shoulders, Black Bear, Kings & Queens, and Deathray.
In addition to performing their original fun melodic dance songs, Casual Fog will summon the “Voices from the Grave” including Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash and June Carter, Roy Orbison, Joe Strummer, and Patsy Cline, among others.
Folks are still talking about the band’s explosive 2009 Fright Night performance, which featured T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On), Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man.” Expect the group to up the ante with even more theatrics and well-known tunes.
Both bands will perform in the Miners Foundry’s newly renovated Great Hall.
This fall, the Foundry refurbished its historic hall with a brand new stage, room configuration, lighting grid, and sound system, making it all the better to dance and enjoy live music.
Everyone is invited to join in on the fun and dress up like his or her favorite rocker. I’m thinking of going as either Chrissie Hynde or a glitter-clad Cherrie Currie. “Hello World, I’m Your Wild Girl, I’m your Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch, Cherry Bomb!”
A full no-host bar and food will be available.
Lemonade is cool and refreshing, usually sweet and a little bit tart. Jesse Locks is a freelance writer. You can reach her at email@example.com
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