Event details

Event details

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Pearl & The Oysters w/ Omar Velasco + Magic Fig
Sat May | 18 2024 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$20 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Pearl & The Oysters with special guests Omar Velasco and Magic Fig!

Saturday, May 18
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$209 in advance / $25 day of the show

Juliette Pearl Davis and Joachim Polack aren’t just musical collaborators – they’re also life partners. As Pearl & the Oysters, they make songs that speak to eclectic tastes in music and pop culture; as Juju and Jojo, they’re kindred spirits. What began as a high-school friendship in Paris blossomed into a creative and personal relationship that has spanned decades and continents.

Based in Los Angeles, Omar Velasco is an accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who draws inspiration from a range of artists, including Stevie Wonder, Milton Nascimento, Mercedes Sosa and folk luminaries like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Silvio Rodriguez.

Omar honors the sounds of the past while conjuring his own eclectic and distinctive blend of multicultural musical flavor.  Born to a Jewish American father and Mexican mother, he proudly represents the richness of his upbringing in his music.  

A captivating performer, Omar has collaborated and toured with acclaimed artists such as Jonathan Wilson, Jim James and My Morning Jacket, Poolside, and Father John Misty.  He has performed on iconic stages such as Red Rocks, Ohana Music Festival, Lobero Theater Santa Barbara, The Fillmore, The Troubadour, and many stages across Europe and the world. 

Bursting forth in a bouquet of dreamlike hooks, choral vocals and Moog pitch-bends, Magic Fig’s debut proves that the technicolor heart of San Francisco’s psychedelic lineage is still beating and as vivid as ever. Featuring alumni from the Bay Area’s best and brightest pop, psychedelic and garage bands (The Umbrellas, Whitney’s Playland, Almond Joy and Healing Potpourri among them) Magic Fig’s debut is full of sonic fireworks, top-shelf musicianship, hooks abound and a distinctive melding of prog rock and pop joy reminiscent of the 60s/70s Canterbury greats. Produced by Joel Robinow of Once and Future Band.
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.