« Week of June 16, 2013 »
Start: 06/17/2013 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on!

Start: 06/18/2013 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: 06/19/2013 8:00 pm

The Howlin' BrothersThe Howlin’ Brothers are a three-piece string band originally from Ithaca, New York, now based in Nashville, Tennessee, and though they aren’t technically brothers, they do howl, growl, moan, and groan, and their mix of bluegrass, country, gospel, and blues is worth shouting about – they sing and play traditional classics and roots-inspired originals with passion and gusto!

Start: 06/20/2013 8:00 pm

Elements represents a new standard in global chamber music, combining the unique talents of Berkeley saxophonist and composer George Brooks, north Indian violinist and vocalist Kala Ramnath, and Dutch harp virtuoso Gwyneth Wentink. This distinctive trio performs George and Kala’s original compositions as well as contemporary settings of traditional Indian ragas, unifying the aesthetics of the European classical, Indian classical, and American jazz traditions.

Start: 06/21/2013 8:00 pm

Dogpatch JunctionFrom the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco comes Dogpatch Junction, a hot new jam band with roots in rock, jazz, folk, and blues. Steeped in the rich, complex music of the Grateful Dead, the band pays homage to their musical idols with dynamic improvisation and extremely danceable grooves.

Start: 06/22/2013 8:00 pm

Karla BonoffA Karla Bonoff show is always a treat. This Southern California songwriter and singer has written some classics that became hits for other artists – “Home” for Bonnie Raitt, “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me” for Linda Rondstadt, “Tell Me Why” for Wynona Judd – and those songs take on fresh life when Karla performs them, her voice pure and easy, tender and utterly persuasive.