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Animal Hours Live At The Stork Club Oakland, Thursday September 18


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An evening with four of the Bay Area’s best folk-Americana song crafting outfits at the Stork Club in Oakland’s Uptown, the district that the New York Times calls Oakland’s new ‘There’.

Uptown has seen an incredible renaissance in recent years, developing a vibrant gastronomy and night life anchored around the Fox Theater, the New Parish and restaurants like Flora and Doña Thomas’s Xolo Taqueria.

Come early for an exquisite dinner that fits your budget and stay late for an evening of tunes, tones, tales and tipple


Trebuchet—Sonoma County indie folk-rock quartet fires salvos of meandering melodies and intricate harmonies into. From the bouncy strum of the ukulele to the determined, relentless thumping of the kick drum, from the wailing cry of the mandolin to the sudden, crisp four-part harmonies, and from the intense, sorrowful phrases to the perpetual, dulcet tones of the piano, Trebuchet’s songs are sure to wash over you and leave a lasting impression.

Grow and Twine—Dreamy Nashville-San Francisco folk quartet weaves together romance and remorse, hope and loss, and a spirit that never dies with a trap set, telecaster, pedal steel, sweet harmonies and insanely beautiful clothes. Here are storied romances, both dark and hopeful; here are love songs, aching with pleas; here are sweet ballads, crooned with soul where the Southern charm of Nashville meets the sun-speckled, free-spirited coast of California.

Animal Hours— “makes darkly enticing pop music with hints of folk and Americana skirting around the edges… [Music] you listen to with the lights off, just you and the contemplative melody, wholly embracing that sadly-sweet darkness and letting the music lead you through it.” –Nicholas Schneider, The Bay Bridged

Adrianne Serna—Adrianne’s infectious vocals and her wonderfully catchy songwriting have been featured on commercials for both IKEA and Kellog’s, as well as NBC’s “Minute to Win It”, ABC Family’s “Jane by Design”, MTV’s “Friendzone” and “Jersey Shore”, The CW Network’s “The Beautiful Life”, and the “Greening of Whitney Brown” (a feature film starring Brooke Shields and Kris Kristofferson).

Stork Show Poster

Animal Hours Live on KSRO


I represented Animal Hours live on Steve Jaxon’s show The Drive on KSRO last week with Daedalus Howell. Because it was Wine Wednesday, we drank some wine and I played “Truly Sorry” (because there’s a part in the bridge that serves as a great conversation hook–and a good opportunity to show off). Singing live on the radio is pretty awesome––especially to 200,000 listeners.

The good folks at  Foppiano Vinyards (one of whom sports a righteously long and regal, chest-grazing beard) brought some excellent 2011 vintage libations to share. After the show, we decamped to do the only sensible thing: drink more wine… and talk about playing music really loud.

In the haze of smoke and good spirits, Steve asked me to come back and bring the whole band (Kevin “MF” Weber, Andrew Lion, Matt Baxter, and Ruthie Dineen) to play live on the show. I did a quick poll of the band and the consensus was, “FUCK YEAH!”

So—look for us live on The Drive in the coming weeks!