What’s Happening Tonight? 5/18/17


Motel Pools (Pizza Party Farewell Show), Trendy Dad

Thu, May 18, 2017

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102





(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

JONATHAN RICHMAN Ft Tommy Larkins on drums

Starline Social Club

2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way

Oakland, CA 94612


May 18, 2017

All Ages

Doors 8/Show 9



What’s Happening Tonight? 12/15/16

ghost ship benefit: SWMRS, Jello Biafra GSM, Alaric, Naked Lights

522 2nd st
Oakland CA
December 15, 2016 7:00 pm
Add to Cal
Time: 7:00pm     Day: Thursday     Ages: All Ages     Price: $20 – $50
SWMRS (with very special guests)
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo school of medicine
Naked Lights
7.30pm doors 8pm first band
$20 Minimum donation, $50 advised
ALL AGESGoal of Ghost Ship benefit:
First and foremost our goal is to raise as much money for the family members who were directly effected by the Ghost Ship fire, for the roommates of victims to pay bills/rent, to cover any personal costs directly impacted by the fire.

Second Designate funds to a group who is deemed most fit to preserving warehouses/alternative art live work spaces. A group who is on the side of the arts and will fight for tenant rights and influence city officials to work with artists to bring buildings up to code and maintain legal residency rather than eviction through red tag, and or other regulations that cause for blanket eviction with out chance to reconcile. Right now we’re thinking that the Grey Area Fund is most appropriate, but we’re open to suggestions.

Third to raise awareness of the importance of the alternative warehouse/art spaces amongst our communities. Music and art needs it’s place in the Bay Area, the country, the world. Innovative art cultivates in the underground. The art scene is a huge reason why people are attracted to the Bay Area in the first place. To oppress or dismantle the underground arts is the city shooting itself in both feet.


Disastroid, Motorhome, The Porno Riots, Girls with Guns

Skate Party!!!!! Raffle w/ prizes from Lowcard, Paisley Skateboards, Blood Wizard!!

All proceeds from the raffle go to underprivelaged kids in need for the holidays.

1600 17th st
San Francisco
Time: 9:00pm     Day: Thursday     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $8


Great American Music Hall Presents

Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins

Daria Johnson 4

Great American Music Hall

859 O’Farrell Street San Francisco CA 94109

Thursday Dec 15, 2016
Doors @ 7:00pm / Show @ 8:00pm
  • $17 advance / dinner
  • $41.95 dinner

“It’s Called Vomit!!!!”

Great interview with Jonathan Richman by Arielle Mae at Synthesis Weekly:

“AM: Where did you first play?

JR: Just coffee shops, outside, anywhere anyone would let me play.

AM: And what was the reception like?

JR: People ran away.

AM: Really?

JR: Yeah. It was. Because I didn’t tune the guitar. I just plugged in amplifiers, and played loud…  (Singing) It’s called vomit!!!!

AM: That’s amazing.

JR: Yeah, well they were pretty amazed. And they ran. They knew when the gettin’ was good, so they just ran out. And I would play in front of people on big Sunday shows out in the commons in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a thousand people. And people by the hundreds would run away with their hands over their ears.

AM: So what made you stick with it?

JR: Well (laughs), two hundred stayed! And I was thinking, all right! Some people actually stayed! I knew what I sounded like. I didn’t expect everyone to like it.

AM: That’s strong confidence to have at that age.

JR: Yeah I was confident. And I just wanted to do it. I got to express myself in public.

AM: So who instilled the confidence?

JR: I wonder who. Because I had it when I was a kid.

AM: Very self assured?

JR: In some ways. In front of people. In second grade, I’d say: Miss DeRosa, the children look bored, you want me to tell them a story? (Laughs). The thing was, I had no story. I had no idea what I was going to say. Whatever it was, I was just going to make it up.

AM: Did she ever say yes?

JR: No. Once Miss DeRosa was at the blackboard doing sums there, telling people 13+2, 8+1, how much is that, and I just yelled from my seat, just [yelling] YEAH SO ANYWAY THEN MY MOTHER CAME HOME AND I GOTTA, AND WE DECIDED, and I would just yell stuff. And she didn’t turn around. She wasn’t going to dignify this behavior, and I yelled, MISS DEROSA, CAN’T YA HEAR ME? And she doesn’t turn around, she drops the chalk in one hand, she drops the eraser in the other hand and just looks up at the sky and says, In my sleep I hear you. (Laughs).

AM: Teachers worst nightmare!

JR: Yeah, I was. Yes.”

Read the rest here: