I’ve already told the story of how the first time I saw Stop Making Sense I leaned over to my dad in the theater halfway through and said “Dad, can we go? This is so boring.” I’ve come to appreciate David Byrne and co. over time, and if you haven’t yet you’re really missing out on great live performances.

As we slowly transition to live music, Fast Times is offering us the chance to at least view some from behind our windshields. Andrew St. James will open the night’s proceedings with a live set, followed by music videos from local acts like Brontez Purnell, Brijean, and Fake Fruit, who recently got a Pitchfork stamp of approval. Then onto the show: The 1984 concert film, widely regarded as one of the best of all time.

Tickets are a bit pricey ($49, plus ticketing fees) but c’mon. Live music needs your support more than ever, and the fastest way to do that is to pony up some cash if you have it to help our scene gets back on its feet. (PS: This includes us. Donate if you can to help us keep the site running and our staff compensated.)

So don’t be like 13-year-old me. Go see Stop Making Sense from the comfort of your car. Tickets are here.

Stop Making Sense with Andrew St. James
Fort Mason Center
April 24, 2021
$49, all ages.