SF MARDI GRAS BALL : Zigaboo Modeliste feat. Skerik, Extra Action Marching Band, Motion Potion

Event Off Sale: Tickets available at the door

SunsetSF presents its 16th anniversary...

SF MARDI GRAS BALL : Zigaboo Modeliste feat. Skerik, Extra Action Marching Band, Motion Potion

Motion Potion

Tue, February 21, 2012

9:00 pm

Mezzanine

San Francisco, CA

$10.00 - $18.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

NOT SOLD OUT - Tickets at the door at 9pm Get ready to roast your bones in bourbon and beads, it's the 16th Annual SF Mardi Gras Ball, SunsetSF's annual anniversary throwdown. This

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Zigaboo Modeliste
Zigaboo Modeliste
Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste is a master drummer, rhythm innovator, percussionist, and New Orleans legend. The most highly acclaimed drummer ever to hail from the Crescent City, Ziggy's creativity has been a wellspring of funk influence for three decades and inspired many Hip-Hop tracks. His innovative work as a member of the internationally acclaimed R&B group, The Meters, as well as his side work with artists like Keith Richards, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John, has garnered him an unparalleled level of respect among musicians and fans. Ziggy's style is unique. He is a master of creating funk grooves and new concepts for funk drumming. Zigaboo's music consistently demonstrates that "Modeliste is the most brilliant American Funk percussionist of the Contemporary Era!" The King of the Funky Drums, Percussion Maestro, and Godfather of Groove, Zigaboo Modeliste takes listeners to funk depths only he could possibly reach!

The original The Meters LP's were all recorded with Ziggy at the drums and his work has been sampled many times over from artists such as Musiq, Queen Latifah, Run DMC, NWA, Ice Cube, Salt N' Pepa, Cypress Hill, EPMD, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Naughty by Nature, and Tweet just to name a few. Ziggy is a BMI award winner for the Young Gunz track, "Can't Stop Won't Stop" and his drum sound also provided the main loops for Amerie's "1Thing," which was nominated for two Grammy's and was #1 on the R&B charts.

Ziggy has written over 200 songs individually and collectively with The Meters. His songwriting displays both his musical genius and original funk style. He is especially renowned for his syncopated rhythms and his second line funk styles. Zigaboo's songs have been released on over 56 albums nationally and internationally. His tunes have also graced such movies as "Two Can Play That Game," "Jackie Brown," "Drum Line," "8 Mile," "Hancock," a Nike Commercial for Footaction, and most recently, the TV show "Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee" on Planet Green.

Zigaboo's latest release, "New Life," came out in 2011 and is available for download from iTunes. All of his solo albums are available on CD at Zigaboo.com and CDBaby.com. Ziggy's first solo CD, entitled "Zigaboo.com", was released in 2000 and was reviewed as one of the most outstanding comeback records of the year. In 2004, the follow-up CD, "I'm on the Right Track," featured special guests Dr. John and Bernie Worrell. "Funk Me Hard Live" is a collection of funk originals recorded in 1980 and released in 2009. All these iconic albums were released on Zigaboo's own label, JZM Records.

"The fourth album released by talented drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, New Life is certainly a must buy...the drum beats, matched with catchy lyrics and topped with a hearty dollop of New Orleans soul denotes another success from Zigaboo Modeliste" Where Y'at Magazine April 2011


"Zigaboo Modeliste, the high performance engine behind the funk limousine of the Meters, has tinkered with his identity as a leader, but appears to have arrived at a perfect medium for his solo persona with New Life."
John Swenson - Offbeat Magazine May 2011



Ass-shaking instant classics, each and every one. But New Life, issued by Oakland, Calif.-based JZM Records, wouldn't have been nearly so interesting without its unexpected earlier detours into some seriously fonky R&B side roads. Modeliste shows he's can still conjure up the Meters magic, but also that his brilliance is not confined to those old records.
Something Else Reviews, July 2011
Extra Action Marching Band
Extra Action Marching Band
Rockin the party in your pants and earholes 24/7 with flags drums and horns.
Skerik
Skerik
Motion Potion
Motion Potion
MoPo (aka Robbie Kowal) is one of America's most versatile, experienced and flat-out joyous party rockers. His decade long mission is to 'put the party back into the party', and to connect the casual music fan with the hard core dance music mavens; proving that music is more than just beats. San Francisco’s bootleg indie remix partypusher, is known for a rare ability to play exactly the right music for the moment and an expertise with a wide variety of genres that he seamlessly melds into a coherent blend. Since breaking out as a rare groove Dj in the 90's he has spent the 21st Century using eclectic club styles, break beat, trip hop and tech funk as a backdrop for his genre-bending experiments. From a near religious love of funk and hip hop, to a lifetime study of rock and roll to a massive aptitude for latin, reggae and other outernational formats, MoPo incorporates bits and pieces of music culture into electronic edits that slam the dancefloor. As a backdrop, he creates, edits or chooses only the biggest baddest breaks, hooks and drops to create a sound that truly slams. To the dancer, MoPo is a breath of fresh air, often transforming a room into collective song or crowd chant that connect the audience to the DJ.

These abilities have seen him preceding, following or tagging with a who’s who of breakbeat heroes like Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Icey, Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, James Lavelle, Bassnectar, DJ Vadim, Tipper, Kraak & Smaak, Aquasky, Fort Knox 5, Z-trip. He’s also been among the first DJs to play many a rock festival including an unprecedented 6-year run at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and the first DJ sets ever at Gathering of the Vibes, High Sierra, Berkfest, Caribbean Holidaze, Mid Atlantic Music Experience, and Rothbury festival. He even played at Govt Mule’s legendary “Deepest End” show, called one of the Top 10 shows of the Decade by Jambase. A live turntablist for the indie techno circus The Mutaytor, MoPo has sat in with Parliament-Funkadelic, Galactic, Rebirth Brass Band and BLVD. He has opened for live music legends like James Brown, Maceo Parker, Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, Femi Kuti, Sheryl Crow, Spearhead, Jurassic 5, Isaac Hayes, Blackalicious, and Pendulum.
Venue Information:
Mezzanine
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.mezzaninesf.com/calendar.asp