Squeezed from the bar rags of seedy recording sessions, the effusive music dribbled and drained into a lost mop bucket in a forgotten corner of Mudville. Then in an utter stroke of brilliance the sound was brought to the people. Non-specific rants and poetry were added to the cacophony and lo, Drinking with Bukowski was born.
Though a new incarnation, the Oakland based members of DwB have a tenured, if not sordid, history of public performance, from ragtag bars in the Bay Area and the Central Valley in front of 20 people, to large “top shelf” performances at illustrious Bay Area clubs and outdoor festivals with thousands in attendance. Veterans of the local Bay Area music scene, most of the band has performed at many of the clubs in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco.
Drinking with Bukowski sports a packed basket of solid performers and award winning artists. DwB has artists who have been featured on MP3.COM's Elvis Costello cover site, other non-descript but important song writing awards, one of the members has even had a few songs stolen!
Drinking with Bukowski is lyrically brilliant melodic rock-blues-folk-Americana with hypnotic Middle Eastern riffs and seditious sermons for the vanishing middle class. Drinking with Bukowski charts the wasteland between addiction and sanity, elitism and labor, sexual predation and naive affection.
The Deacon Troy Spears - Guitar, vocals, poetry
Tony Maddux- Guitar, vocals, keys
Chief Dan Fox - Bass, vocals, poetry
Dorian Simons- Drums
Feedin the Cats - Streaming
French TV - Streaming
Silver Cadillac - Streaming
Name - Streaming
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Cool. I'd play this on the radio. French TV is pretty damn genius in a multitude of ways, lyrically ...Cool. I'd play this on the radio. French TV is pretty damn genius in a multitude of ways, lyrically and sonically. Keep drinking! It's working.
· Name - Original composition, great groove, funky, poetic
· Don't Turn Me Away - Original composition, tear-jerker love song, so sad
· French TV - Original composition, samba, psycho-jazz
· Crimes - Original composition, another song brought to you by the DPC (Dept. of Public Crying)
· Drinking with Bukowski - Original composition, funk, rock, poetry, slobber
· This Town - Original composition, groovy, keep grandma away from the bar
· Lonely Videos - Composition by Dirk Hamilton
· Knife - Original composition, psycho-drama, dark love
· Chains - Original composition, psychedelic groove
· Jesus Chrysler - Original composition, arabic, slinky-groove, pummeling rhytm and back beat
· Feedin the cats - Original composition, dark erotic grooves, pounding rhythm
The set is approximately 60+ minutes long, and very danceable.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.