Music preview: Bonedrivers bring accessible rock 'n' blues to LaSalles
Fri. June 19th - SPECIAL EVENT!! - The Bonedrivers @ LaSalle's in Chico !! - LaSalle's - 229 Broadway,
Chico, CA (530) 893-1891 ** The Bonedrivers will provide an evening of boogie and woogie at Chico's
Premier Night Spot on Friday June 19th! Music begins at 8:00! This will be one monster of a night,
featuring three hours of the electrifying Rock-N-Blues of San Francisco's ubiquitous BDs!**
CHICO -- When the San Francisco based rock 'n' blues band The Bonedrivers hits LaSalles on
Friday, it guarantees to bring down the house and lift the audience up out of its seats.
"Folks can expect rockin' bawdy dance music; intense boogies with deep grooves; lots of
guitar playing; and drum solos. It's all good dancin', good drinkin' music," said
band frontman, guitarist and singer Keith Karloff.
Since their formation in 2001 by Karloff (Gone Jackals) the Bonedrivers' trio --
Peter O'Malley (Stacy Adams Band) on bass and vocals; and Jim Nelson (Marshall Law)
on drums -- have played three shows a week in intimate settings within a 250-mile
radius of their bay area home base.
"I was considering a reassemble of Gone Jackals but decided to form something new
and different to move forward. I was tired of the died-out black hair down to my
waste, whips on stage and giant amps. I wanted to have a more blues-based band,
something I could grow old gracefully with," Karloff said with a chuckle. "I wanted
a band that could work easier, play out 100 shows a year and have fun with good music
and not so much production."
At LaSalle's The Bonedrivers will cover many of the tunes from their debut CD,
"Roadhouse Manifesto" (BlueBlack Records), including those which have become their
"signature" pieces, such as "Who Burned My Building Down?" That number is reminiscent
of the great Jimi Hendrix with the vocals of legendary bluesmen such as B.B. King and
"Live to Ride" an anthem mixture of the Beatles, Beach Boys and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
with the unique country, blues and southern rock elements that characterize the Bonedrivers.
The band will also be throwing in some new songs from its next CD.
"This isn't the San Francisco Orchestra. It isn't egg head music. We play for everybody,
every where. Now that may be considered 'low brow' in some circles but we play music that
can be appreciated immediately by anybody and we play our (expletive deleted) off,"
Opening for The Bonedrivers is local rock and blues band, The Rockhounds, who Karloff
said he's excited about sharing a venue with for the evening.
"I've heard they're good, very, very good, so I'm looking forward to their opening at
about 8 p.m. We'll hit the stage at about 9 p.m. I expect and play until about 11 p.m.,"
Karloff said. "We're a very accessible band. We're not aloof; we're out in the crowd and
easy to meet and hang out with so people can come and expect to have a really good time
and not get their head blown off or snobbed off."
For a taste of what's in store at LaSalles with the Bonedrivers, visit the band's Web
site at www.blueblack.com.
-By KYRA GOTTESMAN, The Buzz, Posted: 06/18/2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
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