October 27th is a day to celebrate many things. It’s“American Beer Day”, “Cranky Co-Workers Day”, “Sylvia Plath Day”, as well as“National Black Cat Day”, “National Forgiveness Day”, and “World Day for AudioVisual Heritage”. Only one band in Los Angeles has a song that embodies each and every one of those things -- The Evangenitals! And that is something to celebrate! On October 27th at Boulevard Music in Culver City the Evangenitals take the stage at 8pm for two big sets of songs, stories, and sing-a-longs celebrating the full spectrum of human emotions and the darn good songs they make! Promising a solid PG-rating for the evening, the whole family is welcome to come fall in love with the diverse catalog of band leader and songwriter Juli Crockett, whose compositions range from truck-stop lullabies to Klezmer-punk-jazz odysseys, heartbreaking ballads to hillbilly stomp.
Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day by many. On Friday July 13th The Evangenitals will celebrate bad luck and bad love (and the good songs they make!) at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. A favorite of the legendary listening room, we will present an intimate double set of songs, stories, and sing-a-longs to ward off evil in these dark days.
Filling out the band on this glorious night will be vocalist Lisa Dee (Selah Gospel Choir), violinist Andrea Baker (The Moth Mainstage), bassist Cody Farwell (Goodnight Cody), Michael Feldman (Cousin Junebug) on keys, and Robert Shaffer (Ninja Academy) on drums and percussion.
The Short Scoop:
What: The Evangenitals
Where: Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
When: Friday July 13th, 2018, 8pm
How Much: $18
Reservations: (626) 798-6236
For more information visit: evangenitals.com
What some folks have said:
“They seductively blow smoke rings of multi-colored campfire haze right through your musical senses. This is fun, freedom, and freak folk all delivered with a huge capital ‘F’.” (Jeff Perkins, Seattle Pi)
"I hope these underground bohemian diamonds stay true to themselves; they should never be tampered with." (Music News Nashville)
“The female harmonies between Juli Crockett and Lisa Dee are like the Andrews Sisters re-imagined as tragic mermaids… I haven’t heard harmonies ring this good since the Chapin Sisters were on the scene.” (LA Record)
"Transports you back to a time when the music came from front porches and folk gatherings that allowed for the songwriting to take center stage." (Today's Country Magazine)
“We’re talking about alt-country at its finest, but that’s only the start. Influences of Southern rock, cow punk and even a little klezmer pop make a tasty brew.” (Pasadena Weekly)
“Their sound is a chimera of American music, a blend of country, bluegrass, jazz and rock, with soul-fondling lyrics, which might leave your skin wet from dancing and your eyes dripping tears of joy all in the same evening.” (Monterey County Weekly)
The Evangenitals are coming back to Pappy & Harriets!!! Mark your calendars and book your room. On Saturday June 23rd we're going to keep those ribs warm with some flamin' hot sets chock full of new tunes!
RSVP and Share on Facebook to help spread the word! Send us your requests. Shine your dancing shoes. Prepare for us to make love in your ear holes. It's gonna get real. <3
Monday, May 28th 2018
THE 23rd ANNUAL EL RIO (BLEEEEP) KICKIN' MEMORIAL DAY !!!
Doors @ 3 / Show @ 4 ON THE PATIO
$10 21+ CHEAP BBQ While it lasts....
This Memorial Day (Monday, May 28th) please join us over at EL RIO for the 23rd ANNUAL (Sh!*) KICKIN' MEMORIAL DAY.
This party is old enough to drink and hooooo-eeeee do we plan on getting it good and toasty with a classic mix of good old fashioned, old school San Francisco vibes. We got your country, your western, your rock, your roll and everything in between. Check this line up!
The Christopher Ford Band (7pm)
Maurice Tani & 77 El Deora (6pm)
Misisipi Mike Wolf (5pm)
The Evangenitals (4pm)
And special guests!!!
This will also be another memorial celebration for the Sh!* Kickn' founder- the beloved Uncle Frank. Dust off your best Sh!* kickers and get ready to stomp them around in his honor.
The Evangenitals, founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera/jazz/gospel singer Lisa Dee, are an alt-country/Americana love revolution made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking hearts open, they are a genre-bending, ever-creating force of nature. Combining pioneer lineage with a love of performing arts, the Evangenitals push not only the frontiers of creativity, but strive to foster a renaissance of compassion, love and gratitude as the platform to engage in global collaboration, activism, and community building. Since then the bands 2003 inception, they have recorded three albums, created several plays and radio dramas, toured the US in a bus of dubious reliability, appeared at scores of clubs from Los Angeles to Louisiana and traveled all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Evangenitals boast one of the most eclectic resumes in the indie music world.
Folk-legend Jim Kweskin & Evan-genital Juli Crockett join forces to strum and sing old folk songs and jazz standards, and some Evangenitals tunes to boot!
The Evangenitals return to the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena to DO SOMETHING.
For Reservations/Information call: (626) 798-6236 between 10am and 10pm
ECHO PARK RISING has returned for an even larger neighborhood suffusing event of monolithic proportions. and The Evangenitals are going to be throwing down on the ALL SCENE EYE stage on Sunday August 20th at 4:15pm!
It's at Trencher so plan ahead to FOOD DOWN on some GOURMET SANDWICHES with your teeth holes. They are exceptional et superb. (The sandwiches). And we're followed by the LA Hootenanny, so how fun is that??
SUNDAY AUGUST 20TH
245pm High Life Cajun Band
330pm Allie Gonino
415pm The Evangenitals
500pm L.A. Hootenanny
free - all ages
presented by all scene eye
1305 portia st la 90026
sun aug 20th
We're fresh back from our Bay Area Blitz tour, and we're doing it again this Saturday June 3rd at Pappy and Harriet's, the single greatest music venue on the planet, as far as we're concerned. Our Bay Area gigs we're so f'ing great that one of them (at Bird and Beckett Books) might soon be a LIVE ALBUM! Yes, it was that good. Come on out to Pioneertown and hear what I'm talking about!
We're bringing one helluva lineup and a few new tricks.
More info on Pappy's Calendar Page, here.
This Memorial Day (Monday, May 29th) please join us over at EL RIO for the 22nd ANNUAL SH!T KICKIN' MEMORIAL DAY.
The legendary Bob Stane says not to miss "THE EVANGENITALS….. A NO HOLDS BARRED Friday evening of song and wit….."
Friday April 28th 2017
8pm - 10:10pm
For Reservations/Information call (626) 798-6236 between 10 A. M. and 10 P.M.
EVANGELICAL: Characterized by ardent or crusading enthusiasm; zealous
GENITALS: The organs of creation; the sexual organs; the private parts
Put them together and what have you got? The Evangenitals!
Combining pioneer lineage with a love of performing arts, the Evangenitals take listeners on a journey of passion and creative freedom, embracing all of life as source material and relishing in the complexity and humor of the human experience. Ranging from truck-stop lullabies to Klezmer-punk-jazz, ballads & barn-burners to hillbilly stomp, and citing influences from the new-wave intelligentsia of the Talking Heads to the archetypal fire of Johnny Cash, all welded together with Alabama-soul and the best of Folk tradition: The jukebox at the Mad Hatters tea party is the Evangenitals.
Founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera, jazz & gospel singer Lisa Dee, The Evangenitals are an alt-country/Americana love revolution made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking hearts open, they are a genre-bending, ever-creating force of nature. At times the songs are lushly poetic, at others, coarsely powerful. They are as infectious as they are ambitious, filled with humor, insight, mystery and wonder.
The Evangenitals boast one of the most eclectic resumes in the indie music world. As live performers, they’ve built a fiercely loyal following through a thousand shows at clubs, coffee houses and festivals throughout the world (including Scotland’s prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Their shows are notable for music that can be bawdy and rollicking in one moment, and, in the next, sufficiently mysterious and haunting to make the rowdiest of beer brawlers pause, turn toward the stage and listen.
The group’s shape-shifting lineup frequently consists of principal writer/vocalist Juli Crockett, gospel/jazz singer Lisa Dee, keyboardist Michael Feldman, bassist Joey Maramba, Andrea Baker on fiddle, Daniel Mark on mandolin, Danny Graziani on fiddle and harmonica, Ari DeSano on accordion, and an ensemble of eclectic drummers. In any assemblage, this band delivers 110% Entertainment for the mind, body, and soul.
Well, this has never happened before! Juli Crockett of the Evangenitals is going to play an evening of music IN THE NUDE (aka solo) and IN THE ROUND (aka Jay to the left of me! Morgan to the right!), swapping songs and stories with Jay Souza (Patrolled By Radar) and Morgan Geer (Drunken Prayer, Freakwater) ALL NIGHT LONG at the Redwood Bar in DTLA.
It's Monday Night! Come Mourn the Downfall of Western Civilization, Pt. 2!!!
Jump on the Facebook Invite and Spread the Mayonnaise: Morgan Geer, Jay Souza and Juli Crockett in Los Angeles, CA
It's TRADITION! For the past few years, The Evangenitals have always done our "day after" xMas carolling at Pappy & Harriets! If you didn't get what you wanted for Christmas, maybe we can give it to you. If you did get what you wanted, maybe we can play with it!
Come on, now.
The Evangenitals are coming to Portland for a special house party to celebrate FIVE YEARS OF FLUFF AND GRAVY!! Part of a 3-day party to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Fluff and Gravy Records.
FRIDAY, 11/11, 8pm (Star Theater)
Cedar Teeth (cd release party!)
SATURDAY, 11/12, 1pm (Fluff and Gravy Studios)
Catherine Feeny and Christopher Johnedis
(House Party FB Invite here)
SATURDAY, 11/12, 8pm (Dantes)
SUNDAY, 11/13, 8pm (Star Theater)
Fernando Viciconte (Fernando Band - Portland)
The Hill Dogs
Dan Stuart (with Thomas Heyman)
Kevin Lee Florence
3-Day Passes $35 (includes all 4 shows, PLUS compilation cd featuring unreleased tracks from Fluff and Gravy artists)
Single Day Tickets also available through Star Theater Portland and Dante's. NOTE: these do NOT include compilation cd or Fluff and Gravy Studios house show. House show tickets are ONLY available with the full weekend pass.
Thanks so much to all of you for making these 5 improbable years a reality!. Let's have a party...
Saturday July 30th: The Evangenitals return to the greatest lil' roadhouse on EARTH!!!
This Saturday night, July 30th, The Evangenitals return to Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace for a kick-ass night of music and magic! Our incredible line up for this trip on the experiential express will feature I, Juli Crockett, along with the delight-ear-full Lisa Dee, ferocious fiddling Andrea Baker, squeezebox swindler Odious Ari DeSano, magic fingers Michael Feldman on keys, the Ninja with the heart of Bold Joey Maramba on bass, Danny "White Lightning" Graziani on whatever-the-hell he feels like (but most likely fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and/or ukulele), and introducing Nick Stone (yes, that's his real name!) on drums.
We play at 8pm, and we stop playing when we're damn good and ready. Usually around midnight.
Come on, feel the noise. RSVP and Share on Facebook.
TOMORROW!!! Saturday, June 4, at 3:00 p.m. in Zona Rosa Caffe Alley, Litfest Pasadena 2016 presents Juli Crockett & The Evangenitals!
Performance artist, songwriter and singer Crockett and her crack band play songs from their album inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
View the full #LitfestPasadena schedule:
Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724717457799909/
We're bringing out the Moby Dick at the Bird and Beckett bookstore! This is what Bird and Beckett had to say about us:
"They’re fierce, they’re funny, and they’ll make your head spin while your toe’s tappin’. Plus, the Moby Dick album is deep.
The rest is beyond category.
Two sets, so you’ll get a generous helping of both.
No cover charge per se: $10-20 donation suggested and appreciated.
After you’ve supped, you’ll want to feast on the leftovers,
so put El Rio’s Shit-Kickin’ Memorial Day show on your calendar for Monday."
Please RSVP and Share:
We are so excited to be playing this house party in Daly City, where all beings, big, small, and furry with hooves that you can ride on, are welcome. If you would like to attend, drop us a line for more details on the location. There will be horses. There will be Evangenitals. This could get crazy.