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    UnderCover Presents – 3 SHOWS! Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” – Produced by UnderCover & Faultline Studios – Support from Contemporary Jewish Museum of SF + KALW 91.7 FM

    Guest Music Director, Karina Denike

    3 Nights, 2 Venues: September 5-6 @ Freight & Salvage, September 8 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum


    Bob Dylan

    UnderCover & Faultline Studios Present: Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited

    Featuring Guest Music Director, Karina Denike
    Co-Announced by KALW 91.7 FM

    Information by Venue:
    Thursday, September 5, 2013 – Freight & Salvage
    Friday, September 6, 2013 – Freight & Salvage
    Address: 2020 Addison St., Berkeley
    Admission: $22.50-$24.50, General
    $11.50, Under 25 yrs
    7pm doors, 8pm show
    Advanced Ticket Sales (HIGHLY recommended):

    Sunday, September 8, 2013 – Contemporary Jewish Museum
    736 Mission Street, San Francisco
    Admission at CJM: $15 Members, $20 General
    Price of admission includes free admission
    Advanced Ticket Sales (HIGHLY recommended):

    Both shows admission includes Studio Recorded Download of UnderCover tribute.

    The Lineup:
    Like a Rolling Stone – Members of both Real Vocal String Quartet + Inspector Gadje – Vocal Chamber/Balkan Brass
    Tombstone Blues – Beth Lisick (of Porchlight) – Spoken Word/Poet
    It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – The Struts – Rockabilly/Rhythm n’ Grit
    From a Buick 6 – Lily Taylor – Synth-Pop
    Ballad of a Thin Man – Karina Denike – Torch Pop/Motown Noir
    Queen Jane Approximately – Carletta Sue Kay – Indie-Pop/Gender-Bender
    Highway 61 Revisited – Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review – Blue Beat Dance
    Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Whiskerman – Rock/Soul/Folk
    Desolation Row – Kugelplex – Klezmer/Old World Party
    UnderCover & Faultline Studios Present: Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited will be the seventh showcase from this collaborative series. The showcase is meant to highlight the father-son relationship that Bob Dylan had with Allen Ginsberg as well as the influence of Beat Poet culture on Bob Dylan’s writing in the mid-1960’s.

    In 1963 Allen Ginsberg had met Bob Dylan as he was gaining momentum in the Beat Poet world. He has been called a “Dylan corny and champion” (Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll). “Highway 61 Revisited” released in 1965 and was the 2nd album that Dylan put out that year. It was with this album that he made a point to stray away from folk music traditionalism and stopped focusing on public criticisms, but rather his own psyche. This album is a reflection on the change of mentality based heavily on his being heavily influenced by of the Beat writers and poets such as Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Rimbaud among others. Ginsberg helped Dylan to feel free to play with length of songs, abandoning rhyme & structure, as well as acoustic instrumentation itself.

    On this album Dylan began toying with electric sound more as he distanced himself from his folk hero persona and protest songs. Standout tracks on “Highway 61 Revisited” have a traveling beat feel while “Ballad of a Thin Man” and “Like a Rolling Stone,” are biting commentaries on scenesters and hangers on. The album even, while full of love songs, is full of mischief and biting humor…much like Allen Ginsberg himself.

    We hope to present this unique collaboration with the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” as well as the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley that dedicates their mission to showcasing Bay Area Music and traditional musc.

    UnderCover Presents is a small grassroots collective that gathers musicians from every corner of the San Francisco Bay Area’s music scene to celebrate the broad influence of classic albums. The concept is simple: bands are invited based on their enthusiasm for the album from a range of musical genres that reflect the diverse styles and cultures that make Bay Area music unique. Each band picks a different song from the album and infuses it with their distinctive sound and personality.

    Lineup by song

    1. 01

      Song :: Like a Rolling Stone

      Band :: Real Vocal String Quartet + Members of Inspector Gadje (Vocal Chamber/Balkan Brass)

    2. 02

      Song :: Tombstone Blues

      Band :: Beth Lisick of Porchlight (Spoken Word/Poet)

    3. 03

      Song :: It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

      Band :: The Struts (Rockabilly/Rhythm n' Grit)

    4. 04

      Song :: From a Buick 6

      Band :: Lily Taylor (Synth-Pop)

    5. 05

      Song :: Ballad of a Thin Man

      Band :: Karina Denike (Torch Pop/Motown Noir)

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      Reviving the eras of 1930’s torch songs and Motown soul, Karina Denike’s original songs draw from sea shanties, Eastern European lullabies, doo wop drama and other unexpected sources.  Karina moved to Oakland to front the legendary punk-ska band Dance Hall Crashers (MCA, Fatwreckords), with whom she released six albums and toured widely. Denike has shared stages with The Pretenders, Fiona Apple, Beck, NOFX, The Misfits, The Buzzcocks and The Ramones.

      Denike continues to be a sought after vocalist and collaborator in SF’s music scene performing newly composed works, with 14 piece jazz big bands, and 60’s Soul groups. Her own self –titled group has been a featured in our The Pixies, Doolittle, and Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, performances. Denike and her group have toured to Europe, Japan, L.A. and the East coast and hold a popular residency in San Francisco’s thriving mission district. Denike’s songs are enduring and bittersweet.

    6. 06

      Song :: Queen Jane Approximately

      Band :: Carletta Sue Kay (Indie-Pop/Gender-Bender)

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      Carletta Sue Kay

      The New York Time’s has famously called Carletta Sue Kay both “Performance Piece and Elaborate Joke!” Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields with whom Carletta has both performed and recorded, has likened Carletta to Nina Simone, “…without the bitterness!” No matter, when she opens her mouth to sing, lipstick smeared and wig askew, the audience succumbs to her four octave range and powerhouse vocals. Carletta’s debut l.p. Incongruent (Kitten Charmer) covers a wide range of subjects from Joy Division to Eleanor Roosevelt. Conjuring ghosts and dreaming of the apocalypse, Carletta’s next record will explore the realms of the supernatural, death, two-timing and even Hammer Horror Classics.

    7. 07

      Song :: Highway 61 Revisited

      Band :: Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review (Blue Beat Dance)

    8. 08

      Song :: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

      Band :: Whiskerman (Rock/Soul/Folk)

    9. 09

      Song :: Desolation Row

      Band :: Kugelplex (Klezmer/Old World Party)