I’m excited to announce that I will be the opening act for singer/songwriter extraordinaire Nellie Mckay at Bimbo’s 365 club in SF on Sept. 28 (next thursday).
This is a dream come true for me, as I’ve always wanted to play at the beautiful and classy Bimbos club (though I’ve bartended there once) The sound there is always stellar, not to mention it has one of the coolest vibes- I always feel like I’m in a 1920′s film when I’m there. Also, I remember hearing Nellie Mckay’s album on a listening station a few years ago and remember being blown away by her talent…
I’ll be playing at 8 sharp till 8:45.
This will be a seated show!
Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $23.
Also, I’ll be playing a set on the closing night (9/30) of Kearny Street Workshop’s annual Apature festival. For those of you who don’t know- Apature is a spotlight on emerging/remerging Asian American artists of all disciplines that runs sept. 19-30 at different venues in the city.
I have to say that through past Apature/KSW events I’ve met so many great artists/friends who have made San Francisco a much warmer, supportive, and closely knit place for me than I could ever imagine… so check out the schedule and support the cause yo.
Saturday, September 30, 9pm-late
Closing Night Gala
Kearny Street Workshop’s space180
180 Capp St. @ 17th St., 3rd floor
$10-20 sliding scale ($8-$20 for KSW members)
Featured Music Group: Asian Crisis
Our closing night gala features a multi-faceted group of thespians, writers, spoken word artists, and musicians who represent the range of APAture’s talent–including Odessa Chen, Rene Yung, U.C. Berkeley’s Theater Rice, and APAture’s featured music group Asian Crisis, whose sound is inspired by the diverse musical traditions of Asia, including China, India, Korea, the Philippines, as well as American musical forms such as jazz and R&B, resulting in a fresh take on Asian American music. Party with APAture artists and festival-goers until the break of dawn with a late night selection of guerrilla films and more music.
PROGRAM Emceed by Glenda Bautista and Min Jung Kim
Theater Rice PERFORMANCE/COMEDY
The Invisible Cities MUSIC
Goh Nakamura MUSIC
Odessa Chen MUSIC
Mahru Elahi LITERARY
Mojdeh Marashi LITERARY
Asian Crisis MUSIC
Nguyen Qui Duc SPOKEN WORD
APAture Guerrilla Film Workshop Screening
Tensegrity Nine MUSIC
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