Yoko O.K., Maya Songbird, and Jon Jon Cassagnol 

Freak folk and riot grrrl disco.

To celebrate painter Laurie Shapiro’s latest solo show at Grease Diner, the North Oakland restaurant is hosting an opening reception that features three musical guests: Yoko O.K., Maya Songbird, and Jon Jon Cassagnol. Maya Songbird is a San Francisco native who creates danceable, disco-inspired tracks that evoke post-riot grrrl electro pop artists, such as Le Tigre. While Yoko O.K.’s left-field folk music departs from Songbird’s sonically, both artists champion a similar ethos of self-acceptance and quirkiness. O.K.’s album, Menahan Tree, is a collection of mumblecore, bedroom acoustic songs with a slightly off-beat sense of humor. Jon Jon Cassagnol, co-owner of Grease Diner, creates music in a similar vein, except with a rougher sound that has a noticeable punk influence. This show, which takes place on November 13, will be the first time Cassagnol performs his new, electronic material.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly referred to Grease Diner as a restaurant when it is actually an art gallery, shop, and screenprinting studio.

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