Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14: DJ Greyboy at Hopmonk Tavern

Posted By on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 2:59 PM

If the windows at the Hopmonk Tavern are still intact from the massive bass rumble of Bassnectar’s set last week, then the Milgard glass will be grateful for the milder but no less danceable beats purveyed by Andreas Stevens, aka DJ Greyboy, at this week’s Juke Joint. By now a fixture on the West Coast funk and soul scene, Greyboy’s released six albums on the San Francisco Ubiquity label under his own name and four with his live-band offshoot, the Greyboy All Stars. With his breakthrough album, Freestylin’, in 1994, Greyboy was also one of the first crate-digging DJs in the fading days of acid jazz. He’s continued to stay relevant through many different eras since—scratch turntablism, the funk 45 phenomenon, the Kraftwerk revival, the electro-disco 12-inch craze—mostly by sticking to the basic notion that records are made to dance to. He appears with Brooklyn’s retrofunk party band the Pimps of Joytime on Thursday, May 14, at the Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9pm. $10. 707.829.7300.Gabe Meline
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