Comedy Central announces Colossal Clusterfest, a comedy and music festival

Comedy Central Presents has announced their first Colossal Clusterfest, a menagerie of comedy, music, and food on June 2nd through the 4th. Events will be held at Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The list of comedians slated to do stand-up is one of the best I've seen congregated in one spot in the Bay Area, even possibly surpassing SF Sketchfest just for sheer density of talent. Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Broad City (YAAASS (sorry, not sorry)), Chris Hardwick, Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, and so many more. Tig Notaro, who is my favorite comedian at the [...]

By |February 28, 2017|

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Across The Bay, Feb 27 ― Mar 2

Monday, February 27 Ty Segall, Shannon and the Clams, White Fence @ Fox Theater All three of these acts have been, at one time or another, staples of San Francisco's garage rock sound. Meatbodies @ The Catalyst Psychedelic freak-out rock filled with undulating spaceship whirrs. Tuesday, February 28 Jens Lekman @ The Independent Tightly crafted Swedish indie-pop. Night Beats @ Don Quixote's International Bluesy garage rock trio from Seattle. Star Eyes @ Monarch Genre: haunted house dance party. Wednesday, March 1 Bell X1 @ The Chapel Irish electronic rock with more warmth than you might otherwise think. Abbot Kinney @ Rickshaw [...]

By |February 27, 2017|

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 24 ― Feb 26

Catch Tacocat in Oakland Saturday night at Starline Social Club. Friday, February 24 Garrett Pierce @ The Lost Church Burbank, CA singer-songwriter with a penchant for covering the British R&B singer known as Seal. ALO, Moon Hooch @ The Fillmore Moon Hooch is a Brooklyn-based jazz fusion trio currently touring in support of their third LP, Red Sky. Phosphene, O.C.D., Trash Vampire @ Bender's Bar & Grill Noise Pop's happy hours at Bender's are always chaotically loud, disastrously fun, and soundtracked by emerging local bands. Headliner for tonight's is Phosphene, who describe themselves as the "under-underground" of the Bay Area [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 20 ― Feb 23

Diet Cig is set to play Brick & Mortar this Wednesday night. Monday, February 20 Cloud Nothings, Kid Trails @ The Independent Start your Noise Pop week off strong with extraordinarily loud garage punk band Cloud Nothings. Tuesday, February 21 Weyes Blood @ Swedish American Music Hall Weyes Blood: mournful instrumentation, vocals drenched in a blue hue, and a name derived from the Flannery O'Connor novel Wise Blood. Tino Drima, Spooky Mansion @ Bender's Bar and Grill TBB writer Hailey Simposon explains Tino Drima "is a six-piece super-group of sorts, featuring members of O (fka Black Cobra Vibers), French Cassettes, and [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 17― Feb 19

Noname is playing The Chapel this Saturday night. Friday, February 17 King Woman @ Starline Social Club Doom metal made haunting by Kristina Esfandiari's vocals. Be sure to check out her solo project, Miserable, which is more toned-down, nuanced, and atmospheric. Parallax 48 @ The Hole Cascading instrumentals by way of loop pedals inspired by John Cage and Nicolas Collins. The Growlers @ The Catalyst "Laconic, reverb heavy psych-rock," as TBB writer Will Reisman so eloquently put it. Saturday, February 18 Noname @ The Chapel Chicago rapper Fatimah Warner's debut mixtape Telefone made massive waves with critics and fans alike. [...]

By |February 17, 2017|

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 13 ― Feb 16

See if David Duchovny's songwriting skills match up to his acting this Wednesday night at Social Hall SF. Monday, February 13 Trendy Dad @ Milk Bar San Francisco snotty punk rock giving King Tuff a run for their money. Thundercat @ The Independent Thundercat's latest single "Show You The Way" is a down-tempo synth-laden R&B tune featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. Kush Jones @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall A member of the 11-member Juke Bounce Werk crew, Kush Jones focuses on juke and Chicago's footwork. Tuesday, February 14 The Lovemakers, Planet Booty @ Starline Social Club We recently premiered [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 10 ― Feb 12

Let It Bleed is a two-for-one event with a bill stacked with local rock and roll and a Tampon Drive to raise money for homeless women's reproductive needs. Friday, February 10 Boy Harsher @ The Knockout Get immersed in Boy Harsher's minimalist, whispery synths at the crusty goodness that is The Knockout. Tyvek @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records Tyvek teeters between The Ramones and anti-folk. Richard Osborn @ Stranded Records "Meditative and otherworldly guitar stylings," according to TBB writer Rob Goodman. Major Powers and The Lo-Fi Symphony @ Bottom of the Hill Local three-piece destined to take over the world with [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 6 ― Feb 9

Catch Lo Moon at Brick & Mortar Music Hall Wednesday night. Monday, February 6 Alcest @ Oakland Metro Operahouse A French act that straddles high-intensity metal with murkier shoe gaze while never becoming formless or monotonous. Set 3: House of the Beehives @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music Performed in full tonight will be Australian composer Melody Eötvös' House of the Beehives, inspired by the Italo Calvino short story of the same name. Tuesday, February 7 Surfer Blood @ The Chapel Surfer Blood recently released their first album, Snowdonia, since the tragic death of their 27-year-old guitarist, Thomas Fekete. Adam [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 3 ― Feb 5

Fully enjoy Miserable's moodiness this Sunday Night at The Make-Out Room. Friday, February 3 Tom Chaplin @ Great American Music Hall Former frontman of Keane returns after an uphill battle and recovery from drug addiction. Come out for a night of "extreme emotion and complete honesty," according to TBB writer Carla Bova. Hibbity Dibbity @ The Chapel Catch the swamp funk masters themselves immediately after the release of Hibbity Dibbity singles "Touchy Feely," "Wildflower Honey," and "Born To Ride." The Gaslamp Killer @ The New Parish Intricate globally influenced psychedelia, The Gaslamp Killer is on Flying Lotus' label, Brainfeeder. Saturday, February [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 30 ― Feb 2

Find cathartic release scream-shouting along to your favorite high school bands at Emo Nite on Tuesday at Rickshaw Stop. Monday, January 30 Farewell Spaceboys @ XOXO Nightclub Oakland's XOXO Nightclub is having a last hurrah tonight as their venue is being torn down and replaced with rental properties. It'll be a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with performances by local acts in honor of David Bowie, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, and Alan Rickman. The Lyrical Harassment @ Milk Bar Featuring comedians such as Emily Van Dyke and Charles Hoffa Kelly, this event will have contestants face-off in pairs by [...]

By |January 30, 2017|
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