Jane Lee Hooker (NYC all-female phenom band) + Dr. Mojo
Boom Boom Room at Boom Boom Room
San Francisco, CA
- When: Friday, Nov 9 2018 9:20 PM til 3:00 AM
- Door Time: 8:00 PM
- Show Type: Blues - Funk - Rock - Female Powerhouse
- Restrictions: 21 & over
JANE LEE HOOKER
(all Female NYC Blues Rock Phenom Band)
DR. MOJO BAND
(SF Bay Area Funk and Blues Rock Powerhouse)
JANE LEE HOOKER
Fusing modern attitude with vintage swagger, Jane Lee Hooker exploded off the NYC club scene with 2016’s No B! – a debut album whose rocket-fueled blues covers won acclaim from both Rocks Magazine and American Blues Scene, and led them onto major stages like Rockpalast in Germany, Mountain Jam, and The Big Blues Bender.
Individually, the five members have pedigree to burn, turning heads and tearing up stages in seminal bands from Nashville Pussy to Bad Wizard. But when Dana ‘Danger’ Athens (vocals), Hail Mary Z (bass), Melissa ‘Cool Whip’ Houston (drums), Tracy ‘Hightop’ (guitar) and Tina ‘T Bone’ Gorin (guitar) hooked up in 2013, they swore a blood pact to take JLH all the way. “We’re a gang. We’re a family.”
Their second album, Spiritus (Ruf Records) finds the band writing their own entry into the great rock 'n' roll songbook. The album was written by the band as a unit, and they hit the studio with producer Matt Chiaravalle then set the controls to 'GO.' “We wanted this album to sound like we do live – raw and high energy.”
On 'How Ya Doin’' Dana treats this studio album like a live show, bantering with an imagined crowd over revving guitars and hand-claps, 'Gimme That' is a Stones-worthy swagger that blooms into a stomp-and-holler climax, while 'Mama Said' (see video below) features dueling guitars, rumbling bass and a defiant pick-yourself-up lyric. 'Be My Baby' rides on a cool-as-hell guitar part, then there’s 'Black Rat', a blues-on-speed riot with Dana firing her vocal like a machine gun.
In an album of impressive stylistic shifts, there’s also 'The Breeze', a nine-minute blues slow-burner that allows the band to stretch out. 'How Bright The Moon' is a marked change of pace; starting out with piano and a tender, nuanced vocal, which breaks into a roaring soul torch-song.
JLH recently completed their third successful European tour where they played to packed houses in Germany, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
The band is currently on the Spiritus Tour, which has already included Cincinnati Blues' Winter Blues Fest with Samantha Fish, Belgium's legendary Spirit of 66, and Mountain Jam 2018...
AND NOW on Friday, November 9th 2018...
JLH is co-headlining with DR. MOJO BAND for their SF debut show at BOOM BOOM ROOM.
"Fierce modern blues with an aggressive rock and roll edge." - Rock and Blues Muse
"Spiritus is a boozy rampage driven by stone cold sober passion and the force of five women..." - Liverpool Sound and Vision
Spiritus Album Review - Paris Move (Four Stars!)
"...Attitude and swagger by the lorry load...rocks like a mother." - Music Republic Magazine
"High-voltage rock and roll and blues deliciously delivered with a captivating and unbridled approach." - PhillyCheeez's Rock & Blues Review
"This new collection of songs showcases more originality and individualism." - Maximum Ink Music Magazine
Spiritus Review - Blues Rock Review
"Powerful is the word" - Bman's Blues Report
DR. MOJO BAND
Soul, Funk and R&B..
"Catch some rockin' soul, rhythm and blues at SF's legendary Boom Boom Room. Dr. Mojo draws on a wide range of great music from blues pioneers Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker and Howlin' Wolf to the Texan vibes of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Freddie King, and the gorgeous Memphis soul of Sam and Dave, Aretha Franklin and Joe Tex.
Soul, rhythm and blues is best delivered with energy and feeling, and that is where Dr. Mojo comes through with the goods. Based on the classic line-up of male/female vocals, tenor sax and Hammond B3 organ, their repertoire ranges from classic soul from the likes of Sam and Dave or Otis Redding, through Texas blues from Freddie King or Lou Ann Barton, to undiscovered gems from blues masters."
Jane Lee Hooker / Dr. Mojo Band