From the unprecedented celebration of Duncan/Channon’s unexpected, unlikely and, frankly, unbelievable 20th anniversary, proof that it wasn’t all just a fever dream, starring flaming snails, giant rabbits, lustful cheerleaders and musical mayhem of every imaginable variety.
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A recap of the live entertainment after the jump.
Donnie Finnell Trio
Mathis, Rawls, Sinatra. Those are the touchstones for San Diego’s veteran microphone-charmer Donnie Finnell. But interesting to note that his keyboardist (for 25 years) is Gary Wilson, the blow-up-doll-loving, avant-rock luminary who, in a different guise, rocked D/C’s ’09 Tipmas bash. It’s the first time the long-running trio has ventured north of the lounges of SoCal.
Extra Action Marching Band
A quintessentially San Francisco take on the All-American, tuba-toting brass band – complete with gender-bending cheerleaders, shirtless horn-blowing bears and enough musical chops to share a stage with David Byrne.
Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet
Elvis Costello called NRBQ “the best band in America.” Keith Richards is a fan, as is J. Mascis, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan. Yo La Tengo, Bonnie Raitt and REM are a few of the artists who’ve paid them musical tribute. And for two years they were “house band” for The Simpsons, even appearing as cartoons. Their first album featured covers of both Sun Ra and Eddie Cochran, which hints at the eclecticism that defined them, while their extracurricular projects included discovering the Shaggs, resurrecting ’60s “song-poems” and backing Spongebob Squarepants. At the heart of NRBQ was a mopheaded Kentuckian named Terry Adams, who started the band and embodied its mischievous spirit for 40 years, while singing, composing and playing his funky Hohner Clavinet. And when the Q fell silent, Terry fired up a new quartet to help him continue demolishing audiences, along with the barriers between music genres. His appearance at D/C/20 was his first trip west in a decade.
D/C’s fave feather-headdress-and-fishnets-wearing East German disco group was back from Berlin, by popular demand.
He’s worked every major dance floor in the Bay Area and opened for, among others, ?uestlove and Jazzy Jeff. At D/C/20, he’ll be mixing up vintage soul and R&B records and videos in a sound-and-light VJ extravaganza.