January 20, 2017

1/22/17: Rockin’ the Makeout Room, SF with Hét Hat Club from Budapest!

We’re playing at the the Makeout Room in San Francisco with a bunch of fun bands –

Sour Mash Hug Band,  Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue and Hét Hat Club (Budapest).

Doors open at 7pm

We go on around 9:30.



Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as

December 6, 2016

Almost Hanukkah Klezmer Happy Hour @ Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, 12/18/16

Chanukah is late this year; our party is early! Celebrate with a holiday cabaret of food, booze, kids’ activities, dancing, music and more! Featuring:

- The shtetl-rocking klezmer of Kugelplex, featuring vocalist, Jewlia Eisenberg
- The old-world undulations of world-renowned belly dancer, Elizabeth Strong
- Artisan crafted cocktails by Maggid Jhos Singer, featuring his signature “Latketini,” a deconstructed latke-in-a-glass that will spin your dreidel and then some
- Speaking of dreidels… storyteller, Joel Ben Izzy will read from his new book, “Dreidels on the Brain,” published by Dial Books (Penguin).
- Hot oily latkes! Noodly Kugel! Surprise music and dance activities for kids of all ages!!!


More Info Here

Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as

November 17, 2016

Summer 2017 Booking in Full Swing!

Send an email. Give us a call. Dates are booking out fast. Let’s discuss how we can help make your wedding/miscellaneous joyful event beautiful, soulful, and amazing!!!

Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as

November 16, 2016

FLAME: A Keshet LGBTQ Hanukkah Revue, 12/14/16

It’s a big, queer Hanukkah party with live music, Jewish drag queens, comedians, and more. Oh, and fresh kosher latkes. What else do you need to know?

Featuring music by Kugelplex & JEWLIA EISENBERG with drag, comedy, and musical performances by Jewish LGBTQ artists:
Belle Bottoms
Boyz II Mensch
Heather Gold
Kylie Minono
Trixie Lamonte a.k.a. Ariel Vegosen

The Uptown Nightclub, Oakland



Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as

November 16, 2016

Kugelplex @ The Oakland Paramount, 12/11/16












We’re performing with Linda Tillery at the Oakland Paramount on December 11th, 2016. It’s an evening of music from the era of the Black Panthers featuring the Oakland Symphony, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Linda Tillery, and us! We play a few tunes in the concert and then rock out klezmerliciously in the Paramount lobby after the concert.




Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as

December 3, 2015

Saul’s Deli – 12/7/15 – 6pm

We’re gonna pack the whole band in and take over the entire restaurant. Come on down for some blintzes and freilachs…


Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as

December 3, 2015

Oakland Paramount 12/13/2015, 4pm

It’s time again for us to rock out some old-world love in front of 3000 people at the Oakland Paramount! This year’s concert is “Sinatra Style” so we’re gonna take it back to Frank’s Yiddish roots. Plus some other fun stuff…


Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as

December 3, 2015

Oakland City Center – 12/09/2015, noon – 1pm; FREE!

Last year’s performance was cancelled due to protests. This year, let’s take to the streets peacefully and joyously to the sounds of klezmer!


Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as

December 6, 2014

NatGeo thinks we’re the paradigm of Oakland diversity…

They don’t mention us by name, but I’m sure everyone reading National Geographic knows exactly who they are talking about:

“From my house to that end of the lake it’s mostly a downhill roll, past the Ethiopian restaurants, the Korean barbecue houses, the fried-chicken-sandwich place that uses ironing boards for sidewalk tables, the Middle Eastern grocery that sells baba ghanoush and grass-fed beef burgers, the old funeral home with its entry sign translated into Vietnamese, and the rehabbed art deco movie palace where I once watched an African-American church diva wind up the annual holiday concert by singing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in Yiddish, accompanied by a Klezmer band.”


Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as

December 6, 2014

Kugelplex @ Oakland City Center: 10/10

Noon o’clock til 1pm we’ll be playing a free lunchtime show in the heart of downtown Oakland. In front of a big Christmas tree. Cuz that’s how we roll. Come check it out.

Posted by in Uncategorized and tagged as