Diego’s Umbrella, celebrated as San Francisco’s ambassadors of Gypsy rock effortlessly blend marching drums, harmonized shredding and gang choruses with a showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, coupled with the refinement of years of experience on the road in the U.S. and Europe. They’ve an ever-expanding following across the U.S. and Europe and that connection with other cultures continually informs their aesthetic, a mix of klezmer, flamenco and punk rock all blended to pop perfection.
Monkey is a six-piece high-energy organ driven, ska/reggae group from the San Francisco Bay Area. Not only does Monkey get the crowd dancing, with their intense live shows and rock-steady rhythms, it’s won several awards, like the prestigious California Music Award, all the while constantly recording, touring and performing over 200 shows per year.
Monkey has produced three full-length albums, and has also been featured on over 25 compilations, video games and film soundtracks, including the new independent horror-comedy Russ Meyer tribute “Pervert the Movie” on Stag Films.
Candelaria, with their unique blend of dub studio techniques and reggae style bass lines applied to traditional cumbia and other Colombian rhythms, has created dance music with electronic sensibilities and a live feel that keeps the dance floor hot and the party moving. At the forefront of the global cumbia movement, with present and past members from Colombia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, Malaysia, and Peru, Candelaria reflects many cultures and the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to great music, the Halloween Boogie always attracts a crazy cornucopia of characters in costume. Therefore a costume contest is a must. Winners are chosen from several categories, so come decked out in your Halloween best.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Beer, wine and snacks will be available. Tickets will be available in advance at the usual outlets for $23 in advance, and $25 at the door and online at Mateel.org. For more information call KMUD at 923-2513 or Mateel at 923-3368 or visit websites at KMUD.org or Mateel.org.