Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’


Axis 3 Music is getting the weekend of the big game started right with music, booze, and food with Rick Estrin & The Nightcats at FAME Venue in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, February 4!

Rick Estrin was born in San Francisco, California in 1949, and fell in love with blues after his sister presented him with Ray CharlesThe Genius Sings The Blues when he was 12. He began playing harmonica at age 15, and by age 18 was beginning to work professionally. Early in his career he played with Lowell Fulson, Z.Z. Hill, Travis Phillips, and Fillmore Slim. Estrin has gone on to win the 2013 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist–Harmonica in 2013. He won the 1994 Blues Music Award for Song Of The Year for his composition “My Next Ex-Wife.” Three of his songs appear on Grammy-nominated albums: “Don’t Put Your Hands On Me” (on Koko Taylor’s Force Of Nature), “I’m Just Lucky That Way” (on Robert Cray’s Shame + A Sin), and “Homely Girl” (on John Hammond’s Trouble No More). The Philadelphia Inquirer said, “He’s one of the great characters in blues – a sharp-dressing, smooth talking harmonica-playing hep-cat. He’s also a deceptively subtle writer who can cloak pointed or sobering messages within the band’s good-time vibe.”

RickEstrinJoin Rick Estrin & The Nightcats with three free drink tickets for $317.49 via Eventbrite, making this one of the most affordable shows during the week of the big game. Even better, VIP tickets include open bar and a food spread for $782.45. Get your tickets today at

Hope to see you there!

PaulyDContinuing their event domination during the week of the big game in San Francisco, CA, Axis 3 Music has booked DJ Pauly D at City Nights Friday, February 5.

Born in Providence, RI, Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio is recognized for his musical talent as well as his reality star status on MTV‘s highest rated show, “Jersey Shore,” which premiered in December 2009. Pauly recently received recognition as the #8 DJ in America, but it did not come overnight. At the age of 16, long before his “Jersey Shore” fame, Pauly started as a DJ and that is where his passion remains. He has spent years honing his skills to fine art. His eclectic track selection, unique style and infectious personality captivate crowds around the globe. Pauly is now one of the most sought after DJs in the world. Pauly’s music library spans nearly every genre of club music and he has the exceptional ability to mix in and out of Top 40 and House music, introducing an entirely new demographic to quality Dance music.

Tickets are on presale now for only $600. At this price this event is one of the most affordable during the week of the big game with open bar and hors d’oeuvres included. There will also be VIP food spread, VIP bottle service, and more available from the hottest wait staff in town. Get your tickets now at

ToneLocAre you excited about the Big Game coming to the San Francisco Bay Area in the next couple of weeks? Are you looking for other events to attend while you are in town for the game? If so, then take a look at Axis 3 Music‘s list of events throughout San Francisco the week of the game, here.

The first show listed is the Old School Show featuring Tone Loc, Coolio, Rob Base, Young MC, and a very special DJ at City Nights on Thursday, February 4. This will be a crazy cool old school event with an open bar from 8PM to 2AM. There will be a VIP food spread and bottle service available from the hottest wait staff in the Bay Area as well.

Presale tickets are now on sale for $600 on Ticketfly. Celebrate with exclusive top artists at the one of the hottest events in the Bay Area. A major portion of the proceeds will go to The Wounded Warriors Project, Valentines for Veterans, the San Francisco-Marin County Food Bank, and other outreach programs. This is one of the best parties in town for the price, so get your tickets now!!

Materialized at The Independent - 1-04-14Join Materialized on Saturday, January 4th with their good friends NVO and ZEBUEL, a full light show courtesy of Creative Precision lighting, and an amazing night of music planned to kick off the new year. 2014 is going to be huge for Materialized. Come join them at The Independent in San Francisco, CA to celebrate with all of their friends after their awesome 2013!

You can find tickets to this amazing event here:

If you are not able to make it to the show be sure to pick up one of Materialized’s EPs and more in their online store:

Also be sure to friend Materialized on Facebook to keep up to date with all of their happenings and to get free content coming soon!

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Materialized during the Cosmic Love Ball 2013 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

Materialized during the Cosmic Love Ball 2013 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

I have really been digging on the band Materialized lately.

Give a listen and let me know what you think.

Materialized is a keys/drums live electronic music duo from Oakland, CA. that specialize in soul shaking, bass-quaking dance and electronic music played live.

Drummer Dale Fanning and Keyboardist/Synthesist Dave Pellicciaro have crafted a style that feeds on their trademark combustive energy. With live sets that don’t stop once they start Materialized collides big bass electro-house w/ deep-space, cinematic compositions leaving noise and textured ambience in the wake.

Synergizing the energy and vibe of live performance with the punch and consistent tonal impact of cutting edge electronic music is the destination. Creating layered, sonic impact live, Materialized keeps things moving without “press play” assistance to make the music. This is where the bond and connectivity between band and audience happens and what Materialized considers central to their focus…. unity w/ the audience, to be equally immersed together.

In the past 18 months, Materialized has released two recordings, “Magneto Delicti” and “Space Junk” on CD, digital download and vinyl. Materialized hosts a beloved San Francisco annual bash, The Cosmic Love Ball, at The Fillmore Auditorium and plays nationally.

Magneto Delicti

Space Junk

“Mighty Dave Pellicciaro (keys, samples, myriad noisemakers) and Dale Fanning (electronic drums/percussion) and their varied collaborators are up to is just about everything most electronic dance music is missing, most notably a prominent human element with the ability to shift and respond in real time with true musician insight and instinct. No question that these guys are masters of technology but in a daring, hang-your-ass-over- the-edge way that recalls the sonic spelunking of early Tangerine Dream and Aphex Twin. The more aggressive, intense and shadowy Materialized becomes the more I’m captivated by their evolution.”

JamBase | Northern California – Dennis Cook

Since 2007, Another Planet Entertainment and Noise Pop have joined their resources and put on one of the Bay Area’s best music festivals on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. Today, the Treasure Island Music Festival organizers announced the initial line-up for this year’s festival, which is to take place October 19 – 20.

The initial line-up for the Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 is as follows:

Early Bird tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday, May 31st. Visit the official Treasure Island Music Festival website for more details.

This was an awesome night since Living Colour played their whole Vivid album from front to back. “Cult Of Personality” was one of my favorite rock songs growing up so I always love seeing it performed, and on this night Living Colour did not disappoint. They play together pretty rarely these days so if you get a chance to see them, do it!!

Get up close in the front row for the last tune of the night at Bimbo’s 365 Club on 03/08/13 with Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers as they perform “Jetplane.”

If you ever get a chance to check out Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers — do it! You will not be disappointed. To find out more about them and to see where they are playing check out their website at

Living Colour starts off their set at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA with “Preachin’ Blues” on 03/27/13. It was an awesome start to a rockin’ night as the band went on to play their whole “Vivid” album. We knew it was going to be a good night when Will Calhoun broke the skin to his bass drum on this song. Rockin’!!!

Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers were joined by the legendary Boz Scaggs at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco, CA on 03/08/13. It was certainly a rare occasion, and a wonderful time had by all. They performed a couple of songs together including his own, “Another Day.” Good times!

If you ever get a chance to check out Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers – do it! You will not be disappointed. To find out more about them and to see where they are playing check out their website at