« Week of July 18, 2010 »
Start: 07/18/2010 8:00 pm

Featuring the fiery accordion and fiddle wizardry and soulful vocals of the front man from the legendary band, Zydeco Force, Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys delivers great, pack-the-dance-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own dynamic brand of contemporary zydeco.

Start: 07/19/2010 7:30 pm

Come check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters Association presents its monthly Freight & Salvage Songwriter Competition, where members get the chance to take the stage and perform their material before a live audience. Performers sign up from 6:45 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the show's on!

Start: 07/20/2010 8:00 pm

Roma music ensemble Parno Graszt has traveled all the way from the Hungarian village of Paszab—with violins, guitars, double bass, tambura (lute), and accordion in tow—to show the Freight the true meaning of a party! Hailing from a place where the whole population takes part in music-making, with instruments passing from one hand to another and everybody dancing, the group are masters at blurring the lines between audience and performer, and ensuring a fantastic time for all.

Start: 07/21/2010 8:00 pm

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger's music takes the folk styles of his family heritage in distinctive directions, fusing them with contemporary rock-n-roll and a rootsy, psychedelic vibe. With Tao singing lead vocals and playing electric guitar and banjo, his band has performed at an impressive lineup of events, from the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, and the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Start: 07/22/2010 8:00 pm

The colorful past of Paul Thorn, a native of good old rockin' blues country in Tupelo, Mississippi, includes gigs performed at the age of three while traveling with his evangelist preacher father, a career as a professional boxer (he went seven rounds with Roberto Duran on national TV), factory work, and skydiving—not to mention some truly masterful songwriting and a style of muscular blues-rock with lots of gospel overtones that gets in your head and won't let go.

Start: 07/23/2010 8:00 pm

There will be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $29.50.

Start: 07/24/2010 10:00 am

Two hours of slow-food radio with conversation, music, and play, from 10 am to noon. Tickets are $15.00 advance, $18.00 at door. Puchase advance tickets online through Ticketweb, or call the West Coast Live reservations line at 415-664-9500.

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Start: 07/24/2010 8:00 pm

Bassist and co-founder of the famed indie-rock band Camper Van Beethoven, Victor Krummenacher makes his Freight debut tonight with an evening of searing roots rock. With the spotlight firmly on his narrative-driven songs, Victor presides over acoustic and electric sets of original gothic-tinged country, swampy blues, and Memphis soul and rock.