COLLECTIVITY (ft. Ben Misterka) + NIGHT ANIMALS + Kevvy Kev


Sat Feb 9


9:15 PM





  • When:  Saturday, February 9th, 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”







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

Uriah Duffy- Bass (Whitesnake, Too Short, Cee Lo)
Darian Gray– Drums (Fantastic Negrito, Booker T)
Mike Blankenship– Keys (Michael Franti, Lauryn Hill)
Daniel Casares– Sax (New Mastersounds, Atta Kid)
Rich Armstrong– Trumpet (Boz Scaggz, Cold Blood)
Ben Misterka– Guitar (Lyrics Born)
Kevin Wong– Key (Lyrics Born, Jazz Mafia)
Christian Pepin– Perc (Pancho Sanchez, Tommy Igoe)
And some special guests!


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.



Night Animals
Night Animals is a six-piece funk pop band based in San Francisco. After releasing their debut album, Resonate, in 2016, the band has played nearly 30 blow-out shows at some of the best venues on both coasts. Night Animals performances hum with the band’s high-energy compositions and its love of improvisation–but also its undying commitment to stage performance. Night Animals bring in costumes, lights, art, and audience participation to create a memorable and celebratory live experience: each show is a new story.