Fast Times comes back — this time, online

It's been a while since the Fast Times boys could do their thing. What started as a monthly series, spearheaded by San Francisco songwriter Andrew St. James, evolved into a supergroup including Duncan Nielsen and Cody Rhodes. But just as they were getting going, the pandemic threw a wrench in their plans. Thankfully, they've adapted: They're back and, dare we say, better than ever. On top of debuting their first single, they've rescheduled the release show, which was supposed to go on at Rickshaw Stop in March, for online. Even better, they're using it to raise money for the venue, [...]

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Giveaway: Local bands old and (very) new share the stage at Rickshaw Stop

Happy 2020, friends. Hope you've recovered from the holidays, finally — now let's get your concert calendar filled! Recently-formed supergroup-of-sorts Fast Times will break away from their self-titled series that's running at the Chapel to perform with indie rock up-and-comers Zelma Stone, and loooongtime TBB faves French Cassettes. I'm not kidding about all those Os — I remember when they played The Bay Brewed in like 2013. Hello, I am Old. Anyway, we recommend it. And we have a pair of tickets to give away so you can go and support local venues while they're still around. Instructions on how [...]

Fast Times! at the Chapel: An Interview with Andrew St. James

My dad grew up in Oakland and is always telling me about rock shows in the '60s and '70s in San Francisco. At a lot of these intimate concerts, you’d see the bands grabbing a whiskey after the show, mingling with folks. Hittin’ on your chicks. It was a scene, man. And not that this is a major news flash, but it’s just not like that anymore. Even a few years ago it was a different feel at these smaller shows. But now bands are usually back in the green room, or don’t show up until they’re nearly on. There’s [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wendesday: OMNI, Fast Times at the Chapel and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram or sign up for the newsletter for more chances to win tickets to great shows. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the [...]

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