Dreamforce 2015 presented Dogpatch SF, a fun high energy punky rock band of four Dads out of San Francisco who write their own San Francisco themed songs and performed some of them as a closing act of the conference at Moscone Center on Friday afternoon. The four local friends, in their forties, came together through their children. Greg Tenhoff the rhythm guitarist says Rick Ragusa, the bass player is fifth generation, Italian and Irish. ‘We had to call in sick today at work’ said the guitarist. The band members however look healthy and fit and clean cut though. Rick Ragusa he bass player and Elvis Costello even bear a resemblance. To each other. Jeff Galinson the lead singer and lead guitarist looks athletic, tall and lean with short cropped white hair and a voice that sounds like a cross between David Bowie, Billy Idol and the B52s.
New songs with local themes included one inspired by the Doggie Diner heads and what they would be saying to each other, ‘Talk is Cheap’. Another new song besides the band’s name itself derived from a neighborhood in SF, ‘Taraval’ in the Richmond district. These came from the band’s new CD. The band continued at Dreamforce with ‘Taillight Blues’, ‘Red Sea’ and ‘Take Five’ and the finale’ dedicated to out-of-towners, an uber cool version of ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’. These guys are an affable, clean cut group of gentlemen and a will get any age energized.