« Week of October 6, 2013 »
Start: 10/06/2013 2:00 pm

Please join us for -- This Land is Our Land: Internationalism, Citizenship, Resistance -- a special afternoon performance celebrating the 77th reunion of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the nearly 3,000 American volunteers who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War.

Start: 10/07/2013 8:00 pm

Caravan of ThievesWhat first jumps out about Caravan of Thieves is the energy. “The group’s gypsy folk-jazz sound oozes with energy,” says the Washington Post. The website blogcritics.org declares that the group has “twice the energy and intensity of any rock and roll band.” This is a quartet that claps, snaps, stomps, and even makes animal noises! They also make crowd-pleasing music, with mesmerizing vocal harmonies and mordantly clever lyrics.

Start: 10/08/2013 8:00 pm

Rushad EgglestonRushad Eggleston stands in the vanguard of the younger generation of virtuosic cellists who are bringing this relatively unwieldy instrument into the spotlight. It's anyone's guess what may happen when Rushad takes the stage, but we do guarantee one thing: a night of fabulously inventive, supremely virtuosic, endlessly surprising music. Rushad never fails to knock the socks off his listeners as he ushers them into a joyful, eccentric alternate reality.

Start: 10/09/2013 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $34.50.

This one is a no-brainer. It’s kind of like having Lourdes come to you – the source of the healing waters, welling up right here at the Freight – Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys on our stage! Get your tickets early – this is Dr. Ralph’s farewell tour.

Start: 10/10/2013 8:00 pm

Fletcher Bright, Bill EvansChattanooga fiddling legend Fletcher Bright, 82 years old and still fiddling strong, joins forces with Bay Area banjo favorite Bill Evans in a very special one-time-only concert celebrating the duo’s new album, Fine Times At Fletcher’s House: Fiddle and Banjo Music from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. In addition to generous helpings of the fiddle and banjo duets that grace this new recording, Fletcher and Bill have enlisted long-time musical friends Laurie Lewis, T

Start: 10/11/2013 8:00 pm

Misner & SmithPlease join us as Freight favorites Sam Misner and Megan Smith celebrate the release of their brand new album, Seven Hour Storm, a collection of originals that shows off their sterling musicianship, poetic songwriting, and gorgeous harmony vocals. Sam plays guitar, Megan plays mandolin and upright bass, and when the two of them sing together, their blended voices ring with commitment and vitality.

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For a special treat, the October edition of our Saturday morning Patchwork Series of kids’ concerts kicks off the Freight's Family Open House, which means its fabulous, fun, and free! This show features the Bay Area’s beloved Trinidad-born musical storyteller, Asheba, and a hip-hop and soul music dance party with Alphabet Rockers. There will also be a musical instrument petting zoo and activities in the lobby.

Start: 10/12/2013 8:00 pm

House JacksThe human voice is a terrible thing to waste – and the House Jacks make superb use of theirs. The New York Times praised their “astonishingly precise vocal drumming.” The Oakland Tribune praised their “amazing voices, impressive arrangements, and dynamic stage presence.” A rock band without instruments, these five amazing musicians perform in an a capella style that obliterates all preconceptions about what a voice can do.