New Album, "in the garage" is out Now!
The Avant-Americana 9 piece sound more like they hail from a rural Appalachian psychedelic dream than Los Angeles, which can be credited in part to Juli Crockett’s vocals and Zappa-esque sensibility. Unburdened by genres, the band was founded in 2003 by playwright/director Crockett.
Joining Crockett on guitar is her husband, Michael Feldman (Cousin Junebug), on keys, Joey Maramba (John Cale) on bass, Andrea Baker (The Moth Mainstage) on fiddle, Cody Farwell (Goodnight Cody) on guitar/lap steel, Danny Graziani (DoSomething) on viola, electric mandolin and harmonica, and Rob Shaffer (Ninja Academy) and Nick Stone (Pixarmonic Orchestra) on drums and percussion.
Formed in 1994, the guy’s have played countless bars, restaurants, birthdays, weddings, corporate parties, charitable events, and sunset cruises. They are a South Orange County favorite and their gigs appeal to a wide variety of music lovers of all ages.. Their set list spans six decades of classic and popular rock & roll; from Elvis to Ozzy, Zeppelin to Weezer, The Stones to The Foo Fighters, and from time to time will throw some Disco down for the ladies. For the Guys, it’s all about having a good time. The bands motto is: “As long as we have fun, they’ll have fun.” They love what they do and hopefully you will too!
The Shiribims was founded by Shiri Goldsmith-Graziani. Shiri’s grandparents (on both sides) were Yiddish speakers from various parts of Eastern Europe. Yiddish words and expressions were the soundtrack of her youth. Shiri has teamed up with some of the finest musical talent Los Angeles has to offer: Andres Trujillo (sousaphone), Viktor Babusenko (clarinet), Jim Sherry (trumpet), Isaac Schankler/ Joellen Lapidus (accordion), Jesse Ward/ Luca Pino (guitar), and Nick Stone (drums), creating a musical snapshot of the magical era when Klezmer music migrated from the Old World to the streets of New York, and fuses effortlessly between klezmer, yiddish song, vaudeville, hot jazz, and European Cabaret music in their own charming way.
From "Moby Dick; or, the Album"
Footage from the Melissa Ethridge Cruise
Funk in the front/Fanny pack in back