SOFT WHITE SIXTIES
THURSDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2012.
Soft White Sixties
Doors : 9pm // Show: 10pm
Cover: $8 across
San Francisco's The Soft White Sixties are a hard-driving, original rock & roll band that delivers R&B grooves and pop hooks with the transformative power of raw soul.
Formed in 2008 by Mexican-American singer-songwriter Octavio Genera, The 'Sixties were founded with powerhouse rhythm section Joey Bustos (drums) and Ryan Noble (bass/vocals) -- both former members of internationally touring ska-punk band Link 80 -- joined in 2009 by former radio personality Aaron Eisenberg (guitar/keys), and in 2010 by midwestern-born singer-songwriter Josh Cook (guitar/vocals).
These five comrades-in-harmony have generated a devoted following through sold-out shows in The Bay Area's best-known 200-350 capacity venues (Cafe du Nord, Bottom of the Hill, The Rickshaw Stop, The Red Devil Lounge, The Uptown) with like-spirited groups Persephone's Bees, The Hot Toddies, The Bitter Honeys, Triple Cobra, The Goldenhearts, Fool's Gold, Oona, Lemon Sun, Audrye Sessions, The Stone Foxes, and more.
The 'Sixties rapidly expanded their reach in 2010 with featured slots in SF's IndieFest and Summerfest music festivals, prime-time television appearances and sold-out performances on Sacramento's indie circuit, and a successful whirlwind West Coast Tour from Seattle to Los Angeles. With no more than an out-of-print 7" and a burned CD of studio tracks, the group has also garnered airplay on SF's flagship rock station Live 105, who named The 'Sixties as one of the top ten bands in the Bay Area.
The group most recently headlined a near-capacity concert at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, and are slated to open SF's NoisePop festival on February 24th at The Independent. In late-January they will record a new EP with producer Joe Finocchio at The Hangar in Sacramento, in between dates in San Jose and Los Angeles.