« Week of August 11, 2013 »
Start: 08/11/2013 8:00 pm

Call Mr. RobesonCall Mr. Robeson is a one-man show, written and performed by Tayo Aluko, celebrating the life and music of Paul Robeson, the internationally renowned actor, singer, and civil rights campaigner.

Start: 08/13/2013 8:00 pm

Todd HallawellTodd Hallawell is a fingerstyle guitar wizard, and he’s been known to do a little flatpicking too. Since earning a performance degree in classical guitar, he has worked as music teacher, composer and arranger, recording engineer, music editor, producer, and co-owner of a record label, Soundset Recorings.

Start: 08/14/2013 8:00 pm

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenFrank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen stir the pot with a recipe that offers a smorgasbord of musical sounds, combining multiple layers of spicy instrumentals, tasty songwriting, and delicious lead and harmony vocals. In other words, the band cooks.

Start: 08/15/2013 8:00 pm

The GreencardsStart with two Australians, co-founders Carol Young on bass and Kym Warner on mandolin, add Carl Miner of Austin, Texas, winner of the National Flatpicking Championship, and fiddler Kristin Weber of Nashville, Tennessee, and what do you get?  A quirky, adventurous, utterly compelling reinvention of American roots music, steeped in bluegrass, seasoned with folk, rock, and a dash of Latin influences – the Greencards!

Start: 08/16/2013 8:00 pm

Patrick LandezaBerkeley’s own Patrick Landeza, Hawaiian slack key guitarist extraordinaire, returns to the Freight fresh on the heels of receiving Hawaiian music’s highest honor, the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Slack Key Album of the Year. He is the first musician based on the mainland to win this award, informally known as the Hawaiian Grammy.

Start: 08/17/2013 10:00 am

Two hours of slow-food radio with conversation, music, and play, from 10 am to noon. Tickets are $15.00 advance, $20.00 at door ($13 advance, $15 at door for seniors). Puchase advance tickets online through West Coast Live's website, or call the West Coast Live reservations line at 415-664-9500.

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Start: 08/17/2013 8:00 pm

Talk of da Town Bay Area a cappella group Talk of da Town brings down the house with sizzling renditions of the greatest hits of Motown, rhythm and blues, and doo-wop, along with a few hot gospel numbers. Originally formed at San Francisco’s Galileo High School, the group has spent the past three decades performing in Europe and across America.