Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland CA 94612  
(510) 451-8100

Locally Owned and Operated by Oaklanders of 20plus years! Committed to bringing you National, International and Local talent. Cultivating the rich artistry of the Bay Area. The Uptown Nightclub has hosted names like: Buzzcocks, Germs, Ice Cube, Frank Black, Dick Dale, Lemmy, Reverend Horton Heat, High on Fire, Helmet, Dickies, Chuck D, Death Angel, Blasters, Skatalites, Green Day, Reverand Horton Heat, Sidecar Tommy, Thee Oh Sees, Swingin Utters, Meteors........ Dedicated to giving you what you deserve!
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Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, March 10 2020 8:00 PM
Active Music Series presents:
- Euphotic (Bryan Day, Tom Djll, & Cheryl Leonard)
- Nava Dunkelman & Kevin Corcoran

NEW EARLY START TIME! Doors at 8:00 / Music at 8:30.

Nava Dunkelman & Kevin Corcoran

Percussion duo and first-time collaboration.

Nava Dunkelman is a percussionist and improviser. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in a multi-cultural environment by an American father and Indonesian mother. Her musical interests span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan to American marching band, and from classical to contemporary to the avant-garde.
Kevin Corcoran is a percussionist most interested in techniques which extend the sonic possibilities of the instrument emphasizing textural sound, friction, sympathetic vibration, sustained tones and the use of found objects. Whether working in sparse sound with a single drum and percussive objects or frenetic contexts with full drum kit, improvisation is crucial to his practice as generative method and non-hierarchical exchange of ideas.  More...

Tuesday, April 14 2020 8:00 PM
Active Music Series presents:

For more than 25 years, the Cimevox & Genetic Slub noise anomaly known as Rubber (() Cement has been the mutant poster child of the San Francisco Bay Area's bizarro music community. In that time, Rubber (() Cement has toured Europe, Japan, and the USA as the Bay Area's freaked-out flagship act, having shared the stage with such acts as: Wolf Eyes, Nautical Almanac, Boredoms, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Smegma, Speculum Fight, Comets on Fire, Karla LaVey, Violent Onsen Geisha, CCCC, and many more."  More...

Tuesday, May 12 2020 8:00 PM
Active Music Series presents:
- Temoleh (Rodolfo Córdova-Lebron, Nathan Corder, Matt Robidoux)
- Michael Foster / Ben Bennett Duo

Temoleh is Rodolfo Córdova-Lebron, Nathan Corder and Matt Robidoux. This trio was borne of a spirit discovered on a 2019 tour of the US-Mexico California borderland with Monopiece, an adjacent project involving all members. With the relocation of one key member of that group, we carry on in a new configuration extolling the mantra “temoleh–temoleh / find it–find it” which best describes our improvisatory practice.

Michael Foster: saxophones, objects
Ben Bennett: drums, percussion, membranes

Saxophonist Michael Foster and percussionist Ben Bennett have been active collaborators ever since discovering a strong musical affinity 6 years ago. Through a myriad of techniques and unpredictable structures, Foster and Bennett deconstruct and embrace the cannon of the improvised saxophone and drum duo. Their explorations of the tradition transform the ecstatic into the hysteric, the virtuosic into the satirical, placing all performative gestures of catharsis and restraint under rigorous interrogation.  More...