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Thursday's Flavor: Still Flyin'
You know what the world needs right now? Besides tons of free ice cream, of course.
A great party band.
People got so caught up with looking and sounding a certain way that bands forgot music is supposed to make you feel good, shake uncontrollably even. There's no better way to do that than with Still Flyin'. This 15-piece San Francisco band brings a dance party like no other.
It's part dub, part indie, and a whole lotta jammin'. Actually, they've created a megajam they like to call "hammjamming." It started in Athens, Ga., when singer-songwriter/lead jam-man Sean Rawls wrote the reggae song "Never Gonna Touch the Ground" for his band Je Suis France. The song became a crowd favorite at live shows, enough so that, when he moved to SF in 2004, he decided to form a band based on the song. Being new to the city, he asked everyone he knew to be part of the group. At the first practice, 15 people showed up to jam. Most stayed.
Since then, Still Flyin' has released two EPs on Antenna Farm Records, landed a Top 10 hit in Australia, and played rock festivals around the globe. Now the band is dominating the States with April 21 full-length Never Gonna Touch the Ground. What else could you call it, really?
Still Flyin': Thursday, Red House Pizza Moshi Moshi party, 5:30pm; Todd P's Acoustic Jam at Ms. Bea's, 2:30am.