Event Details

  • When:  Friday, April 5th, 2019 9:20 PM ’til 3:00AM
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Show Type: Funk . Rock. Real Live. Dank. 
  • Restrictions: 21 & over

"A Super-Duper Whooper Looper of an 'All-Star' Playaz Show at BBR"



* Special Surprise Star Guests *

* DJ K-OS *

[All star high energy jazz/funk and psychedelic soul unit featuring some of the Bay Area's finest]

All star 7 piece, jazz/funk and psychedelic soul unit featuring some of the Bay Area's finest musicians. With their high energy stage performances, this band has recently opened for Larry Graham at Shanghai Arena, performed in Mongolia at Ulanchabo Stadium, and has been turning heads touring throughout Asia and the States.

Uriah Duffy- Bass (Too Short, Sly & The Family Stone, Whitesnake)
Darian Gray- Drums (Fantastic Negrito, Booker T)
Ben Misterka- Guitar (Lyrics Born, Alex Han)
Kevin Wong- Keys (Jazz Mafia)
Christian Pepin- Percussion (Pancho Sanchez, Tommy Igoe)
Rich Armstrong- Trumpet (Boz Scaggs, Cold Blood)
Joe Cohen- Sax (New Mastersounds)


         Freshly transplanted to San Francisco Bay Area from Shanghai, China and originally hailing from Virginia, Ben Misterka’s story is anything but ordinary.  Spending the past 6 years based in Shanghai, he is well known as a top call session and touring guitarist, regularly performing at arenas, major festivals, and intimate clubs alike, with leading pop artists, internationally renowned touring acts, and his original project “Collectivity”.  He is quickly turning heads and making an impact across California and beyond. 
          In 2017 Collectivity opened for Larry Graham at Shanghai Arena, performed at Ulanchabo World Music Festival in Mongolia, Headlined Candy Mountain Festival in Chengdu, and has recorded and produced a video album of original music. The first single to be released in March 2018.         
          Collectivity’s original music is a high energy, jazz-funk, psychedelic soul with a rock edge performed by world class musicians.  Carefully arranged and and uniquely written tunes with a jazz sensibility, ripping and soulful guitar solos, funky ass horn breaks, thick lush organ and synth tones, fat groovy low end, with a dirty pocket made for dancing while gettin yo mind right!         
         Misterka has toured through China, Japan, and the USA, playing with many acclaimed artists as a sideman, and his own groups.  He has performed and/or worked with; Alex Han, Morris Hayes, The Voice of China, Tia Ray, Glen David Andrews, Tan Wei Wei(谭维维), Leah Dou (窦靖童), Yu Quan (羽 泉), Anhayla, Kimberly Nichole, opened for Erykah Badu, Larry Graham, and many others.  He has studied with Wayne Krantz, Fred Hersch, and Doug Richards.  

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Event Location


Boom Boom Room

1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA, 94115

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Ben Misterka / Collectivity / Uriah Duffy / Darian Gray / Mike Blankenship / Rich Armstrong / Kevin Wong / Christian Pepin / Joe Cohen