Brothers Prince, The Straight Ups, Skookum at Ivy Room
Earth Day party Saturday, April 22nd featuring local favorites Brothers Prince, The Straight Ups, and Skookum at Ivy Room! The show starts at 9pm with Skookum, followed by Brothers Prince, and then The Straight Ups will close the night. Bring your dancing shoes! Brothers Prince has been bringing their indie-soul-hop sound to the Bay Area since March 2016 and have sold out shows at the Ivy Room, The Starry Plough, and The Legionnaire. With thoughtful lyrics that invite reflection and a feel-good vibe, the music will bring you to your feet. From 4-part harmonies to front men Ambrose and Austin dancing in the crowd, the 7-member band brings listeners into the experience. Influenced by artists like Lauryn Hill, J. Cole, and Alabama Shakes the sound is a varied yet cohesive mix of mellow soul, indie grit, and evocative rap. The sheer number of people in the band is a nod to the group's community-oriented mindset. Whether at a barbecue, in the car, or at a live performance, Brothers Prince music is meant to be experienced with other people. Established in 2011, The Straight Ups are shaped by their blue collar Bay Area roots, passion and grit. With an emphasis on high energy musicality and fat licks, they transcend genre and delicately fuse aspects of their eclectic musical backgrounds into their own songs. Their influences range from: Zepp to Zapp and Queen to Rage Against the Machine. Having established themselves as one of the premier up and coming acts in Oakland, The Straight Ups have been featured at such esteemed Bay area venues as Bottom of The Hill(SF), Cafe Du Nord(SF), Thee Parkside(SF), Cafe van Kleef(OAK), The Starry Plough(Berkeley), Hotel Utah(SF) and many more. Through sheer diligence and cooperative collaboration, the quartet masterfully blends nuances of blues and soul with heavy rock and roll and a touch of pop. The final product is a well executed mosaic of original music that maintains its foundation in musicianship and assures intense live performances worthy of their namesake. REAL TALK: We are as straight up as it gets. Skookum is a Western Blues Garage band out of Oakland California. Their sound being influenced from The Soledad Brothers, The Range Rats, to old spaghetti western films with a modern twist.