4th Annual Bedlam
*Location revealed on day of show*
Bedlam is an annual interactive multimedia party: a carefully crafted night of art, music, and culture drawn from the Bay Area and beyond. Bedlam takes place throughout our entire club with performances and installations intricately interwoven amongst our traditional staged areas and in numerous site-specific spots. An evening of creativity, artistic excellence, top notch entertainment, and sensory overload that celebrates The Battery community’s vital, dynamic, and ever-curious spirit.
This year, Bedlam pays homage to the Bay Area’s vibrant and enduring music scene with our very own mini "festival". From jazz to punk, the Bay has always been a hotbed for musical innovation and an oasis for the creative minds behind it. Even as times change, the music remains and provides a reflection of where we are, where we’re going, and the basic human values that connect us all. That’s why this year’s Bedlam is dedicated to the significance of music and art in all of our lives.
Bedlam guests are invited to explore scenes through a variety of experiences and genres located throughout the club. So whether you worship in the Church of Coltrane or are a disciple of the blues, we hope you’ll find your place of belonging. Take in the good vibrations of an Indian Raga jam or dance your soul clean to !!! on the turntables. Enjoy the infections rhythms of hip-hop funk and cumbia with Buyepongo, or get into some dirty soul with Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy - for one night only, let music be your religion.
New York's Funk-Punk party people
Pan-Latin Cumbia dance party by Buyepongo
Surf Jazz aficionados The Mattson 2 join legendary jazz guitarist Calvin Keys
Jonathan Poretz sings Sinatra
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy bring the jazz, funk and soul to the party
Talking glasses with Cindertalk and classical arrangements by Magik*Magik Orchestra
A real Wang Dang Doodle w/ Lazy Lester and more to be announced.
California Raga Association - Psychedelic Raga for the 21st Century
Tuck & Patti - www.tuckandpatti.com
...and more surprises and delights throughout the evening.