Empress Theatre Vallejo
- 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo Ca 94590
The Empress Theatre is a gorgeous live music venue in Vallejo, California. Tectonic Audio Lab sound system, Midas console, huge stage, and plush velvet seats!
This house which was originally built by a scion of the Spreckels sugar fortune, was owned by Graham Nash of Crosby Stills & Nash. The house had a small recording studio in it where many of the early bay area rockers recorded demos and honed their craft. Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Steve Miller band made early recordings here.
The Great Society ~ Daydream Nightmare, Love ~ The Great Society were a 1960s San Francisco rock band that existed between 1965 and 1966, and were closely associated with the burgeoning Bay Area acid rock scene. Best known as the original group of model turned singer, Grace Slick, the initial line-up: Jerry Slick on drums, Darby Slick on guitar, David Miner on vocals and guitar, Bard DuPont on bass, and Peter van Gelder on flute, bass, and saxophone.
Did you know that Sheila E. began her "Glamorous Life" in #Oakland, CA? "Oakland also provided its own mix of music for the young artist. “I’ll tell you, it’s the best place to be born. I love D.C. but the Bay Area, oh my gosh.” Calling it a mecca for music with a rich variety of ethnicities, Escovedo cited the many bands that came from the area, including her uncle’s band, Azteca."
Over the past six years, Monophonics have staked their claim as the San Fran Bay Area premier funk/soul band Raised amid the city's rich musical culture, these young musicians proudly carry on the tradition of music. Monophonics were formed in 2005; originally an instrumental ensemble comprised of guitarist Ian McDonald, bassist Myles O'Mahony, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, & drummer Austin Bohlman, the band has recently added the dynamic soul vocals of keyboardist Kelly Finnigan