Rex Musical Caravan: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, December 13
Sunday, December 13, 2009
1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94115
All Ages Welcome
5:30Â Â Â Drinks and Reception with the Artists
7:00Â Â Â Doors Open for Concert
8:00Â Â Â Show
Enjoy a fun, festive reception with a specialÂ beer tasting compliments of Magnolia Brewery, mingling with the artists, as well as first access to seating and viewing the show.Â Guests will also receive a take-away gift.
Tickets for the Pre-concert Party and Concert are $50 (all but $30 is tax deductible).
Reception Upgrade Tickets are $30 (For those who have already purchased concert tickets).
Concert tickets only are $21.
To order Pre-concert Party and Concert tickets, either download theÂ Rex Ticket Order Form or call the Rex office at (415) 561-3135.
For Concert Tickets only: Visit The Fillmore Web site or call 415-346-6000.
ABOUT THE REX MUSICAL CARAVAN
The Rex Foundation endeavors with its Rex Musical Caravan to be a vehicle for fun, spirited connections and uplifting musical experiences for a broad community of musicians and fans alike, while also raising funds for grant making.Â Â Collaborations with such gifted musicians as Grace Potter and The Nocturnals and supportive venues like The Fillmore at events like the reception/concert on December 13Â help further a tradition of grassroots giving and demonstrate the power of community, service and the arts.
ABOUT GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals grew from the roots of rock & roll in what some might call the old-fashioned way:Â For the first two years, Potter and the band teamed up with friends to run their “Ragged Company” label from her dad’s old sign shop, handling everything from CD graphics to booking the tours.
In 2005 they joined forces with indie911 founder Justin Goldberg after reading his music industry book suggesting new artists should tour instead of look for record deals. The group turned down their first label offer and chose instead to sign on with booking agent Hank Sacks, now with Paradigm Agency, and began playing a countless number of music festivals and opening slots until gradually building great word of mouth.
Their sound? They’re a neoclassic rock & roll band possessing bona fide chops, a natural sense of dynamics and a palette containing all the useful colors, and these qualities allow them to stretch out onstage, to riveting effect. Perhaps their greatest asset is the ability to transcend genres, never content to settle into one predefined sound.
GPN were once the up-and-coming darlings of the modern jazz and blues scene, receiving incessant comparisons to Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams. Yet their magnetic live shows and dedication to the road earned the band a warm welcoming from the jam-band community, leading to two nominations at the 2006 Jammy’s.Â The band has carried out virtually nonstop roadwork on a national scale sharing the stages with such legends as Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, Phil Lesh, The Black Crowes, and Taj Mahal, including a bravura performance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.