Sounds Good To Me: Latin Funk, Jazz, Folk, and Classical Masterworks

Your Hookup to Three Hot Bands This Week

By Adam Casalino – March 12, 2018

It’s that time again kids. No, not to rotate your tires, but to get out and experience this wonderful place called the Bay Area. Our neck of the woods is stuffed with amazing places, people, and moments. Why aren’t you out there taking it all in? We know, you need a good push. So here are three fantastic concerts coming up that will make you thankful you live in the San Francisco area.

Los Amigos Invisibles
Fri 3/23/18 @ The UC Theatre, Berkeley
Since 1995, the troubadours known as Los Amigos Invisibles have been delighting fans of all stripes. These amazing Mavericks have redefined the gozadera sound, bring new life to dynamic Latin rhythms, funk, and lounge music. From their homeland of Venezuela to the wild streets of New York, Los Amigos Invisibles have brought their tasty tunes to audiences the world over. And that’s not to mention their numerous Grammy nominations and appearances on such shows like The Jimmy Kimmel Show. They will be performing at The UC Theatre, March 23rd.

Loving Janis
Fri 3/23/18 @ Ashkenaz, Berkeley
If you’re not familiar with Ashkenaz, it’s time you got educated. This hopping center brings you some of the most electric music and dance experiences in the Bay Area. This time around they welcome you to Loving Janis: The Music of Janis Joplin and Janis Ian. Vocalist Kyra Gordon and pianist Larry Steelman will perform delightful renditions of Joplin and Ian’s iconic works. From jazz, rock, and folk, this night will be packed with memorable music. Some of the songs will include, “At Seventeen,” “Jesse,” and of course “Bobby McGee.” Be there on March 23th at Ashkenaz.

An Evening of Classical Masterworks
Mon 3/19/18 @ Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
We know not all of you are down with the latest pop crazes. You crave something a tad more sophisticated. That’s why we’re bringing you an Evening of Classical Masterworks at Grace Cathedral. Acclaimed groups Masterwork Festival Chorus, National Festival Chorus, and soloists will be performing a selection of choral works by René Clausen. Add to that a mesmerizing performance of Haydn’s “Little Organ Mass” and “Te Deum.” It’s all happening at Grace Cathedral, March 19th.

There’s not enough time in the day to experience all that the Bay Area has to offer. But this is a pretty good start. A night of enthralling music can transform a humdrum week to something you’ll never forget. Call up a few of your friends, or that special someone, and be sure to make at least one night something to talk about. All of these incredible events and so much more are right at your fingertips when you sign up with RushTix!


Adam Casalino

Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. Just a boy from Brooklyn who’s traveled the country with a pen in his hand. He lives to write and only bothers to do anything else when the doctors mandate it. talesofmaora.com.

Top Photo Credit: Kyra Gordon