Originally opened in 1935, the Elbo Room is located in the historic Mission District of San Francisco, CA between Valencia and 17th Street. On any given night, live bands and DJs play jazz, funk, soul, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, rock, indie rock, or alternative music and is one of the most well known local spots for people to relax with a drink in hand and listen to great local music.
On the night of December 19, 2014 the quaint local bar instantaneously filled to almost standing room only come 10pm when the sweet reggae music started flowing through the massively oversized speakers.
Saane & Delight, a local artist with an alluring island reggae flare started off the evening strong. The swinging and thumping bass lines combined with the smooth saxophone really gathered the crowd in closer, in a trance-like state.
Dewey and the Peoples, another Bay Area crowd-pleaser left the batter's box and hopped onto stage, blunts in hand and ready to jam. Dewey and the Peoples, aka DATP really bring the party to the stage and are an absolute pleasure to see live. Even if you’re new to, or for whatever reason not a fan of reggae music, DATP will undoubtably change your view with their genre bending set playing renditions of “California Love” from 2pac and “Cool Down” from Hawaii’s own Kolohe Kai.
San Diego’s One Drop really set the stage on fire and capped off the evening with their genuine and mesmerizing sound combined with truly sexy and masterful lyrics. With the first-rate combinations of R&B, rock, pop and reggae influences, One Drop’s sound genuinely perked up the ears of the crowd and moved their feet throughout the night.