« Week of May 26, 2013 »
Start: 05/26/2013 8:00 pm

The Black Lillies play their own unique brand of country, roots, rock and blues via Appalachia.  Hailing from Knoxville Tennessee, they’ve grown from a few friends sitting around campfires and living rooms to a band that shows up in far-flung cities where folks know the words to the songs before the band hits town.  The band—Cruz Contreras on lead vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin, Trisha Gene Brady on vocals, guitar, ukulele, hand percussion, Tom Pryor on electric guitar, pedal

Start: 05/28/2013 8:00 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.


Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 8:00 p.m.

Start: 05/29/2013 8:00 pm

Pamela RoseSan Francisco’s Pamela Rose celebrates the life and times – and especially the music – of the wild women who wrote songs in the bygone days of Tin Pan Alley. With an all-star band, a wealth of projected images, and her own vocal magic, she delivers a multi-media concert that showcases well-known artists like Alberta Hunter and Peggy Lee as well as lesser known figures like Maria Grever and Ida Cox. “It's more than a jazz concert,” says San Francisco Magazine.

Start: 05/30/2013 8:00 pm

American Nomad, Garrin Benfield, Wendy Burch Steel, Laurie Lewis hostsLaurie Lewis, longtime Freight favorite and host of New Voices, is so excited about these talented musicians that she wants to give the Freight audience an opportunity to hear them perform – and at last century’s admission prices, you owe it to yourself to take a chance on getting blown away!

Start: 05/31/2013 8:00 pm

In 1975, a group of students at the University of California, Santa Cruz, met in a class called “The Political Economy of Ecological Problems” and became close friends. Sixteen years later, after going out in the world and living their lives for a while, these friends got together again and decided to establish a foundation that would help people in need, protect the environment, and strengthen friendships. The result is Friends Foundation International.

Start: 06/01/2013 8:00 pm

Houston JonesThe virtuoso musicians in Houston Jones have accumulated several lifetimes of experience – from gospel revival tents to Irish pubs, from the Great Plains to the bayou, from a church in Cape Cod to a punk club in Berkeley – and somehow they translate all that experience into an explosive blast of bluegrass with echoes of blues and country, honky tonk and funk. The San Francisco Chronicle describes the band as “a confluence of sublime talent.”