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Friday, April 2, 2010

The Ferocious Few Get Off the Streets

Posted By on Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:28 PM

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Drawn together by a shared loved of rock, soul, and country's most dynamic voices (James Brown, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan), The Ferocious Few decided to take its stripped-down bluesy rock to the streets. Literally.

"Our very first show was on the corner of O'Farrell and Powell," says singer-guitarist Francisco Fernandez. "It is the hub of all consumerism, and a place in need of fresh sounds and good rocking music. Even if it is illegal for us to play in the strip mall on Powell Street, we believe that we have a sound that should not be silenced."

Technically a ferocious couple--there's only two dudes in the band, the other being drummer Daniel Aguilar--the duo still stages open-air shows. It's also getting used to playing indoors, though. The band will be at The Uptown in Oakland tonight, San Francisco's Goforaloop Gallery on Saturday, and a Café Du Nord gig opening for Holly Golightly on April 17.

Local label Birdman Records released the band's debut, Juices, which was completed over four recording sessions in Austin, L.A., and here at home, and the title refers to the band's outlook on life.

"This album is a snapshot into the many different facets of creative juices that The Ferocious Few have to share," says Fernandez. "We all need to start stirring things up a little bit more in our daily lives and wake up to see there is still humanity behind all the locked doors, and it is waiting to smile back at you."

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