Amendola Vs. Blades

Thu, September 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:45 am)


For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. Now, on their fourth studio album Crush, drummer Adam Deitch, guitarists Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet players Eric Bloom and Rashawn Ross deepen that sound by channeling the sonic freedom and infectious energy of their incendiary live show.
Amendola Vs. Blades
Amendola Vs. Blades
"Their live performances are fun and playful, yet deeply musical."
- SFGate

"The chemistry between Amendola and Blades have nurtured is no illusion: each anticipates the other's movements with uncanny precision and clearly both love to dig into a groove, but it's not just a matter of repetition, but progressively intricate interaction"
-AllAbout Jazz

"Freakishly funky and soul satisfying, this dynamic duo push the limits on their Greatest Hits, while having too much fun doing it."
- SomethingElse Reviews

"These guys are master musicians, and they put everything on display...Two people shouldn’t be allowed to have this much fun."
- JazzTimes

"The music spirals and soars, the musical life-force is palpable, and the energy is non-stop."
- Audiophile Audition

"The Berkeley duo has been honing a repertoire of groovelicious jazz for more than a decade, and they throw down the funk with fervor on a project that clocks in at the old-school LP length of 39 minutes, distilling some of their leanest, meanest, punchiest pieces."
- #1 Record of the Year, San Jose Mercury News
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704