Saturday at the Rickshaw: benefit for mother of Big Eagle singer, with Bart Davenport, Sic Alps, The Mumlers

Ticket sales for Saturday's show at the Rickshaw with Bart Davenport, Sic Alps, The Mumlers, The Moore Brothers and Big Eagle go to a very worthy cause: Big Eagle's singer Robyn Miller's mother is fighting ovarian cancer. In addition to the show, a blog has been set up for a silent auction; find out more details about how to donate to the event after the jump. Bart Davenport - "Jon Jon" Sic Alps - "L. Mansion" A letter from Robyn Miller: Dear Friends, My mother has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer which has spread to her stomach. In order to [...]

Thursday: “Kim-O-Benefit” — help a local sound engineer fight breast cancer

Over the past decade-plus, SF sound engineer Kim Greiss has worked behind the boards at venues like Bottom of the Hill, Slim's, and Great American Music Hall. Greiss was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, and her friends in the local music community are rallying together to help support her as she embarks on treatment to defeat it. That support comes in three forms, beginning with a benefit show on Thursday, November 11th, at Bottom of the Hill (9pm, $10 and up sliding scale, All Ages). The show features locals Taxes, Fake Your Own Death, Kill Moi and DJ [...]

Tuned In benefit for the SF Conservatory of Music

Birds & Batteries - "The Villain" The SF Conservatory of Music sure knows how to throw a benefit. Tuned In is a first annual benefit concert to support the Conservatory's scholarship fund, taking place this Wednesday, November 11th from 7-11pm at the SF Conservatory on 50 Oak Street. It features an eclectic lineup of acts including The Magik*Magik Orchestra (Tiny Telephone's house orchestra) and Birds & Batteries alongside the Pacific Guitar Ensemble, Edmund Welles, 49 Special, the Erik Jekabson Quartet, DJ Mancub, DJ Ben and Venus Loops. Tickets include booze, food and the show, and can be purchased [...]

Recommended: Frisco Freakout @ Thee Parkside

The Bay Area's thriving psych scene comes together at Thee Parkside this Saturday for the second annual Frisco Freakout. The all day, all ages event looks to continue last year's tradition of assembling a bunch of great bands, with performances by Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Barn Owl, Wooden Shjips, Citay, 3 Leafs, Liquorball With Steve Mackay (of The Stooges), Heavy Hills, Lumerians, Powell St John & The Aliens, Magic Lantern, and Sun Araw. Like last year's fest, this one's also a benefit for local arts organization Creativity Explored, which "enables adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves artistically in [...]

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