See Nick Gravenites, Barry Goldberg & Harvey Mandel bring back The Electric Flag, which debuted at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival – plus local star Matt Jaffe
These three pantheon musicians, all from Chicago, guided the course of the second wave of modern Chicago blues--and brought the sound to California.
The Electric Flag (Mike Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Barry Goldberg, Harvey Brooks, Buddy Miles) was a burning band that combined blues, rock, soul, psychedelia and jazz, made their live debut at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.
Barry Goldberg (Hammond B-3, piano, vocals):
Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee. Goldberg has recorded a ton of sessions with everyone, from Duane Allman and Phil Spector to Neil Young , Bob Dylan and Percy Sledge. He also performed with Bob Dylan, and founded the Steve Miller/Barry Goldberg Band. He is a member of The Rides (Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd).
Nick Gravenites (Guitar, harp, vocals):
Also a member of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, Gravenites has appeared on over 40 albums as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer for Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Cippolina, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush and James Cotton. He wrote and played with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band with Mike Bloomfield and was a founding member of Electric Flag with Bloomfield and Goldberg.
Harvey Mandel (Guitar):
Legendary blues, jazz, rock, and funk guitarist and musical innovator also known as "Snake." His tapping technique has proved vastly influential. He's recorded with the Rolling Stones, toured and recorded with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, was a member of Canned Heat with whom he played Woodstock, and was the original guitarist with Charlie Musselwhite's Southside Blues Band.
$22 Advance/ $27 Day of Show (plus fees) - All ages
Phone: (415) 388-3850
Additional time info:
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
There is ample street and city parking available around the venue. Please be sure to observe all posted signs regarding parking and parking meters, and do not park in prohibited spaces or areas. As a courtesy to our neighbors, please park in metered spots and city lots rather than residential areas. We offer validation for the Sunnyside lot–ask for it at the Cafe register.
The café, concert hall, and restrooms are all wheelchair accessible. If you would like to request a wheelchair seating location or have other ADA needs, please e-mail boxoffice at swmh.com as soon as you purchase your ticket. We will do everything possible to accommodate your request.