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A San Francisco Small Batch Craft Beer Brewery And FIVE time award winner at the 2018 California State Commercial Craft Beer Competition

 

 

LIVE MUSIC -  Diamond Head Jazz Trio
Apr
25
to Apr 26

LIVE MUSIC - Diamond Head Jazz Trio

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Diamond Head Jazz Trio features;

Alan Hightman - Guitar

Alan comes from Chicago. He’s played with some blues greats from Chicago: Otis Spann, Sam Lay and T Bone Walker. Alan plays locally various jazz groups'.

http://alhightman.wixsite.com/jazztrio

Glen Iwaoka - Drums

Glen is from San Mateo and he plays with various local jazz groups including OctoBop and Rob Fisher & Peter Horvath at Jazz School.

Dennis Kong - Upright & Electric Bass

Dennis hails from Hawaii. He plays with some local blues greats; Dave Workman. Tommy Castro, Terry HIatt and Chris Cobb, and James Armstrong. He also plays with local jazz artists: Andrew Speight, Ellen Seeling, Steve McQuarry, Barry Hutcherson, Eddie Gale- Blue Note, Mark Russo-YellowJackets, and Will Nichols. in the Latin genre Dennis has played with Bobby Simcox- Malo & Sapo, Rico Reyes - Santana. 


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 LIVE MUSIC - Busy Lighthouse
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Busy Lighthouse

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Busy Lighthouse is a rock band from California that consists of Jesús Rico (Vocals/Guitar), Isaiah Selva (Bass Guitar), and Josh Zucker (Percussion). Each of the members have a diverse taste in music that helps to influence the band’s raw and unique sound. The band’s style of genre ranges from alternative, hard rock, grunge, punk, experimental, and indie. Busy Lighthouse released their debut album “Memories &Unrealities” through CD Baby in 2016. Inspirations and influences within the group range from Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Strokes, Foo Fighters, The Beatles, System Of A Down, Iron Maiden, Muse, The Who, Radiohead, and many more….

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ZYzQno7Y8QtBobtQmfkWz?si=0I_Il7M7TxySh1OJd9UVBA

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LIVE MUSIC - Paul Griffiths & the Scofflaws
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Paul Griffiths & the Scofflaws

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Paul Griffiths is a San Francisco based songwriter/performer, "...known and widely admired for such timeless classics as 'Headless Body in a Topless Bar'..."

Hailing from Manchester England, Paul regularly performs around the SF Bay Area and beyond in various configurations; solo duo, trio and full band.

"Full of wit, often morbid humor, and charm...  Paul Griffiths is a superb songwriter, and an endearing performer. Do not miss!"

Brett Cline Founder of The Lost Church, SF.

Paul recently played a very successful show at SF's premier venue, The Great American Music Hall. 

www.paulgriffithsmusic.com

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LIVE MUSIC - Kevin Conlon
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Kevin Conlon

Kevin Conlon is a Northern California based artist and leader of the Jazz/Blues group the Groove Rebellion. Kevin plays and eclectic mix of Jazz and Blues including both originals and cover tunes.

Recently released CDs include In Transit and Going Back to Chicago, each uniquely showcasing jazz and blues influences.

www.grooverebellion.com

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LIVE MUSIC - Sidewinder
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Sidewinder

Sidewinder presents a night dedicated to the iconic performances that defined Blue Note Records' mission, "simply to serve the uncompromising expression of hot jazz and swing."

Sidewinder features members of the house band at Savanna Jazz's Sunday's Cool jam session and San Francisco's own Legends & Friends. They'll be doing a retrospective of the great Blue Note recordings. Herbie Hancock to Horace Silver, Art Blakey to (of course) Lee Morgan. Really looking forward to making the scene at FDR. 

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LIVE MUSIC - The Basementals with special guests Sunset Scavenger
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - The Basementals with special guests Sunset Scavenger

The Basementals are a five piece garage rock band celebrating four years of making original music in southern SF. Straight out of Scotty's basement, The Basementals feature a high energy stage show and lots of songs about drinking, poor decisions, and bars that no longer exist. 

Sunset Scavenger is a folk-blues-jazz-country band featuring Vince Guaraldi piano licks layered over double bass pedals and Victoria amps. Singing is attempted. The band is made up of Ranger, Toro, Neon, and a guy without a nickname.  

 

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LIVE MUSIC - Kristin Plater
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Kristin Plater

Based in San Francisco, CA, Kristin Plater (Play-ter) is a singer/songwriter/acoustic guitar player whose stunning voice has garnered comparisons to Pink, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, and Patti Griffin. Kristin was a finalist for the coveted Lilith Fair showcase in Detroit, the first place winner of the Michigan State University talent contest, a finalist in the Pantene Pro-Voice contest, and a runner up in Gibson's The Way I Am competition judged by Ingrid Michaelson. From her album 24, Wonder Woman quickly made its way to the top of playlists on college radio stations across the nation. She is a rising YouTube sensation thanks to her song, Why Not, which inspires people worldwide to have fun all the time. She has performed at colleges, bars, and coffeehouses all over the United States as well as in Europe and Australia and has had the honor of singing the national anthem for the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena and for the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Kristin writes acoustic pop with gripping songs about having fun, being in love, and finding a place in this world. Her rousing live performances charm her audience into rapt attention from first to last note. A strong stage presence and commanding voice quickly elevate her above not only the pandemonium of a packed house, but also the deluge of other singer songwriters. She is a treasure trove of sounds, stories and humor, a musical explorer guiding her storytelling with an innate sense of wonder and purpose.

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KARAOKE with KJ Omar Rockriguez
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

KARAOKE with KJ Omar Rockriguez

Come belt it out at FDR,this ime the second Friday of the month.  KJ Omar is a master karaoke MC who cut his teeth in the punk rock clubs of the Mission district. He has a 10,000 song list and is super excited to meet the karaoke singers of the Portola. So you better start practicing in the shower, because it is on.

 https://www.facebook.com/kjrockriguez/               http://www.kjomar.com/ 

 

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LIVE MUSIC - The Midlife Crisis
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - The Midlife Crisis

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Do you feel the “crisis”? We have the perfect antidote…

A group of old friends have gotten together again to bring to you the perfect music cocktail recipe to put remedy to any crisis including your weekday blues.

Come join us for a mix of well-balanced live music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Blues, Pop, Reggae with the right amount of Jazz and spiced a bit with some Latin music.

From Albert King to Hendrix, Dire Straits to Tom Petty, Chris Isaak to Coltrane, all well mixed with our own sound and a touch of Latin spices. Straight up or on the rocks. Your choice. Just come and enjoy the cocktail!

The Midlie Crisis features:

Mick Lippitt: Vocal/Guitar

Dave McCullough: Bass

Bill Harrington: Drums

Fernando R. Fernandez: Guitar/Vocals

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 LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci

Join us every Third Thursday at FDR for a live music trivia event!  In this new twist on pub trivia, your host (local musician Dante Ricci) will guide you through three rounds of music-based questions that will put your knowledge of bands/artists, TV theme songs, movie soundtracks, and pop culture to the test.  Dante will provide the music - your job is to answer questions, win prizes, and drink fantastic beer!  Stick around after the quiz when Dante will keep the fun going by playing your requests.  

Dante was the lead guitarist for the NJ-based band Noah's Arcade and has performed with regional groups The Rearrangement, Some Assembly Required, the Jon Lall Band, Geneva & the Conventions, and the one-night-only blues spectacular known as Fake ID. He was a musician in residence at Winberie’s in the heart of Princeton, NJ, and has been performing solo or with bands at bars, coffeeshops, restaurants, breweries, and weddings for the past 15 years.  He loves nothing more than to entertain song requests, and he may even let you sing one if you know the words and you're bigger than him (which you probably are).

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Comedy Showcase & Open Mic
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Showcase & Open Mic

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Join us for an evening of laughs as FDR presents local stand-up comics.  These seasoned Bay Area comedians will have you in stitches. Think you have what it takes to perform stand-up? Then step on up for the Open Mic portion of the evening. 

Jeremiah Lodise,  local comic and frequent patron of FDR,  hosts this monthly show.

Check back soon for details about this month's featured comics.

 

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Live Music - Gorilla Ponder
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music - Gorilla Ponder

Benjamin Barnes, formally of Rilke String Quartet and Deadweight, is a classically- trained violinist who has worked with Les Claypool, Mr. Bungle, Eric McFadden, among others. Arne Hurty, guitar in hand, was a founding member of the LA-based punk band The Alcoholics and has since turned his attention to acoustic music. David Cooper is a mandolinist and songwriter and is currently working on his 3rd CD of originals. Together they form Gorilla Ponder, playing an eclectic array of bluegrass, jazz, pop, Americana and originals.

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LIVE MUSIC - The Jazz Beaus
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - The Jazz Beaus

The Jazz Beaus have been playing together for about two years, but the members have all been playing the music we love for much longer than that. All together, we have about 150 years of experience in this band. It’s been said that jazz is meant to be a joyful experience. Exactly how we feel. Yes, we’re serious about the music, and about respect for its traditions, our distinguished forebears and all that. But damn it, this stuff is supposed to be fun, and with the Jazz Beaus, that’s our goal. Fun for us, and fun for the audience. 

Website/blog: tomdonaldmusic.wordpress.com
Music: soundcloud.com/tom_donald_music
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGeO1sLIHthLC9uqdYvnFGQ

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-in-my-head-single/id986508058?ls=1

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LIVE MUSIC - Honeyguns
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Honeyguns

Honeyguns are a San Francisco based rock band who's musical influences range from indie rock and pop, new wave, dance-rock, and post-punk. Honeyguns is composed of brothers Ian Nored (bass guitar) and Nigel Nored (drums), Josef Holt (guitar) cousin of the Nored brothers, and their friend Jillian Mariano (vocals). They released two new songs on their SoundCloud profile and with more music to come. 

SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/honeyguns

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 LIVE MUSIC - The Soul Miners
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - The Soul Miners

The Soul Miners will get you up and dancing as they play classic Funk, Soul, R&B songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Average White Band, the Meters and more.

  • Rachel Dionne – vocals

  • David McFarland – Guitar

  • Scott Dworkis – Bass

  • Joe Ralph – Keyboards

  • Will Berg – Sax

  • Gus Lignos – Drums

 

https://www.facebook.com/soulminersSF/

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LIVE MUSIC - Seven Brights
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Seven Brights

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Seven Brights is a San Francisco-based jazz combo comprised of players who share a devotion to groove. Anchored by a tight bass/drums matchup that lays down a solid swing, 7B flows seamlessly from passionate solos, through intricate passages and down to sensitive progressions that’ll make you lean forward to take it all in. 

Seven Brights members are regular players at local haunts including Amnesia, Atlas Café, Revolution Café and Café International.

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FIRST FRIDAY KARAOKE with KJ Omar Rockriguez
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

FIRST FRIDAY KARAOKE with KJ Omar Rockriguez

Come belt it out at FDR, (mostly) every First Friday of the month.  KJ Omar is a master karaoke MC who cut his teeth in the punk rock clubs of the Mission district. He has a 10,000 song list and is super excited to meet the karaoke singers of the Portola. So you better start practicing in the shower, because it is on.

 https://www.facebook.com/kjrockriguez/               http://www.kjomar.com/ 

 

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 LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci

Join us every Third Thursday at FDR for a live music trivia event!  In this new twist on pub trivia, your host (local musician Dante Ricci) will guide you through three rounds of music-based questions that will put your knowledge of bands/artists, TV theme songs, movie soundtracks, and pop culture to the test.  Dante will provide the music - your job is to answer questions, win prizes, and drink fantastic beer!  Stick around after the quiz when Dante will keep the fun going by playing your requests.  

Dante was the lead guitarist for the NJ-based band Noah's Arcade and has performed with regional groups The Rearrangement, Some Assembly Required, the Jon Lall Band, Geneva & the Conventions, and the one-night-only blues spectacular known as Fake ID. He was a musician in residence at Winberie’s in the heart of Princeton, NJ, and has been performing solo or with bands at bars, coffeeshops, restaurants, breweries, and weddings for the past 15 years.  He loves nothing more than to entertain song requests, and he may even let you sing one if you know the words and you're bigger than him (which you probably are).

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LIVE MUSIC - Abstract Sky
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Abstract Sky

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Abstract Sky is an all original band that plays an eclectic style of blues/rock with male and female lead vocalists. Abstract Sky does their best to mix up genres and keep the tunes interesting.  We are comprised of experienced veteran local musicians featuring  Melinda Zarrett (lead vocals) Frank Schilling (lead vocals, guitar), Phil Hartman (fretless bass), Jeffrey Kamil (guitar) and Tom Kingshill (drums).

Besides a monthly gig at the Chit Chat Café, Abstract Sky has played Kensington Circus Pub, Cheers, Winters, Longboard, Freewheel Brewery, Highway 1 Brewery and the Silicon Valley Tour de Cure for Diabetes at HP HQ in Palo Alto.

Abstract Sky Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/abstractskymusic/  

Abstract Sky YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owBKLViqIkE&list=PLiEGwncwvYiTeFMZlbhsROemyws23PNqX

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Comedy Showcase & Open Mic
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Showcase & Open Mic

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Join us for an evening of laughs as FDR presents local stand-up comics.  These seasoned Bay Area comedians will have you in stitches. Think you have what it takes to perform stand-up? Then step on up for the Open Mic portion of the evening. 

Jeremiah Lodise,  local comic and frequent patron of FDR,  hosts this monthly show.

Check back soon for details about this month's featured comics.

 

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LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci

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Join us every Third Thursday at FDR for a live music trivia event!  In this new twist on pub trivia, your host (local musician Dante Ricci) will guide you through three rounds of music-based questions that will put your knowledge of bands/artists, TV theme songs, movie soundtracks, and pop culture to the test.  Dante will provide the music - your job is to answer questions, win prizes, and drink fantastic beer!  Stick around after the quiz when Dante will keep the fun going by playing your requests.  

Dante was the lead guitarist for the NJ-based band Noah's Arcade and has performed with regional groups The Rearrangement, Some Assembly Required, the Jon Lall Band, Geneva & the Conventions, and the one-night-only blues spectacular known as Fake ID. He was a musician in residence at Winberie’s in the heart of Princeton, NJ, and has been performing solo or with bands at bars, coffeeshops, restaurants, breweries, and weddings for the past 15 years.  He loves nothing more than to entertain song requests, and he may even let you sing one if you know the words and you're bigger than him (which you probably are).

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LIVE MUSIC - The Letterboxers
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - The Letterboxers

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The Letterboxers are an ukulele and vocal duet specializing in an eclectic mix of mellow rock, pop, and folk music. The band features Winona Hendrick on baritone ukulele, and John Mansfield on concert ukulele. Both members are classically-trained vocalists, blending tight harmonies with energetic strumming patterns. The Letterboxers most recently played Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018, and enjoy regular performances around the Bay Area. When not playing music, Winona and John enjoy “letterboxing” (look it up!).


YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aSWjNatf4Rp8bmKkaibhQ

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheLetterboxers/

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LIVE MUSIC - The Section
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - The Section

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The Section Jazz Combo play a wide variety of jazz tunes that range from classic jazz standards to more modern contemporary forms of jazz. Blues, swing, bebop, Latin, rock, funk (and many more) it's safe to say that The Section are always ready to bring an interesting show to their audiences!

 

The founding members are Russ Akin (Drums), Gram Aguas (Guitar), Steve Mayeda (Bass) and Daniel Taufer (Piano).

They met through Skyline College's Jazz Band and the four of them have played together regularly ever since. They've been invited to play at numerous parties, hotels, dinners and events throughout the Bay Area, and plan to continue spreading the beautiful sounds of jazz together for many years to come!

 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thesectionjazz/


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LIVE MUSIC - Doug Barrett & the Deal Breakers
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Doug Barrett & the Deal Breakers

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Doug Barrett & the Deal Breakers is a SF peninsula-based blues/rock power trio comprised of 4 long-time friends who've played together in various incarnations since high school. Their kinship is evident in the way their music grooves and gels together. Their repertoire ranges from classic Delta & Chicago blues standards (SRV, the 3 Kings, Taj Mahal) to blues-based, classic-rock gems (ZZ-top, Allman Bros., Hendrix, Cream). Doug Barrett serves up the blazing yet tasty guitar solos on guitar. Justin Wooster keeps things gritty & soulful, pulling double-duty on drums and lead vocals. Paul Sassenberg holds the bottom end down in the pocket on bass. Vince Arellano brings the party as the visual focal point of the band on percussion, vocals and improvised acrobatics.

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FIRST FRIDAY KARAOKE with KJ Omar Rockriguez
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

FIRST FRIDAY KARAOKE with KJ Omar Rockriguez

Come belt it out at FDR, (mostly) every First Friday of the month.  KJ Omar is a master karaoke MC who cut his teeth in the punk rock clubs of the Mission district. He has a 10,000 song list and is super excited to meet the karaoke singers of the Portola. So you better start practicing in the shower, because it is on.

 https://www.facebook.com/kjrockriguez/               http://www.kjomar.com/ 

 

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LIVE MUSIC - Greg Hoy & The Boys
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Greg Hoy & The Boys

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The retro rock trio is 'a shining example of why rock n roll will never die, filled with catchy riffs & great instrumentation' (Divide & Conquer) and Time Out NY says 'Hoy's clear-eyed rock is fueled by straight-up melodicism'. The Boys are touring the US for 2019 in a vintage Airstream. Yehaw! Their new 22 song double LP is available everywhere. 

www.greghoyandtheboys.com

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LIVE MUSIC - Beet the System
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Beet the System

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Beet the System is an uplifting and organic-fresh yet well-seasoned ensemble that has grown out of the compost fermented by one of San Francisco’s beloved aughts bands, Chemystry Set. Its genesis was inspired by Vermont artist Ben Levitt, aka breakfast, whose Beet the System art inspired  long-time tubersmiths Baba Ndjhoni (mandolin) and Sven Eberlein’s (guitar) second musical seeding.

Along with new shoots Dan Bonnin (drums), Tim Kelly (bass) and Obadiah Butterworth (guitar), the original plantings were nurtured to maturity into a rockin’ tapestry of cross pollinating original ear worms with a healthy dousing of world beat, groove, grass and punk-ish fertilizer.

Wandering yonder, down the untilled path, Beet the System is digging beneath the surface to unearth the real dirt on boundary-defying, hip shaking and message-driven musical roots. Lettuce turnip the beet at a thriving pasture near you!

https://beetthesystem.fun/

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LIVE MUSIC -  Burnout with special guests Carsick
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Burnout with special guests Carsick

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Burnout is a San Francisco based Garage Rock/Punk band. Burnout features Brian Saxon on guitar, John Ellis on drums, Jester Banks and Nat Bigger on vocals, and Chris Sheldon on bass.  Their self-titled demo EP was released March 5. 2018 and is available to download at REVERBNATION.

https://www.reverbnation.com/burnout7

Carsick is a dream-pop band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Influenced by all things cinematic, the group creates fragile tunes in their bedrooms. The group is inspired by a diverse range of sounds; Slowdive, M83, Cigarettes After Sex and Prince etc. The group slowly started exposing their lush introverted sound to the world via the internet, house shows, and local clubs around the Bay Area. 

Listen:

https://soundcloud.com/reallycarsick 

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 LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci

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Join us every Third Thursday at FDR for a live music trivia event!  In this new twist on pub trivia, your host (local musician Dante Ricci) will guide you through three rounds of music-based questions that will put your knowledge of bands/artists, TV theme songs, movie soundtracks, and pop culture to the test.  Dante will provide the music - your job is to answer questions, win prizes, and drink fantastic beer!  Stick around after the quiz when Dante will keep the fun going by playing your requests.  

Dante was the lead guitarist for the NJ-based band Noah's Arcade and has performed with regional groups The Rearrangement, Some Assembly Required, the Jon Lall Band, Geneva & the Conventions, and the one-night-only blues spectacular known as Fake ID. He was a musician in residence at Winberie’s in the heart of Princeton, NJ, and has been performing solo or with bands at bars, coffeeshops, restaurants, breweries, and weddings for the past 15 years.  He loves nothing more than to entertain song requests, and he may even let you sing one if you know the words and you're bigger than him (which you probably are).

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 LIVE MUSIC - John Rybak & Friends
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - John Rybak & Friends

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John is an established professional musical performer and plays acoustic shows around the San Francisco area. Hailing from blues + jazz saturated upstate NY city of Rochester,  he was captivated by the intensity and emotion of monumental East and West Coast blues, rock and jazz improvisers of the past and more recent modern Jam Band, Groove and Indie Rock acts. John picked up the harmonica at 14, influenced by his harmonica playing Grandfather + Uncle, and by other famous harmonica greats. He spent hours emulating and playing along with friends and recordings. In 2003 when during a major life changing summer John decided to pack his life into his jeep and trek cross-country and relocated to SF. John now plays acoustic shows around The SF Bay Area with a rotating cast of accompanists that consist of fiddle, hand percussion, mandolin, and bass. Deeply rooted and well-versed in American roots music and early southern blues John + Friends will take you on a musical road trip across the country with feel-good songs of substance and integrity

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Comedy Showcase & Open Mic
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Showcase & Open Mic

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Join us for an evening of laughs as FDR presents local stand-up comics.  These seasoned Bay Area comedians will have you in stitches. Think you have what it takes to perform stand-up? Then step on up for the Open Mic portion of the evening. 

Jeremiah Lodise,  local comic and frequent patron of FDR,  hosts this monthly show.

Check back soon for details about this month's featured comics.

 

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LIVE MUSIC - Kevin Conlon
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Kevin Conlon

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Kevin Conlon is a Northern California based artist and leader of the Jazz/Blues group the Groove Rebellion. Kevin plays and eclectic mix of Jazz and Blues including both originals and cover tunes.

Recently released CDs include In Transit and Going Back to Chicago, each uniquely showcasing jazz and blues influences.

www.grooverebellion.com

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LIVE MUSIC - The Hiwatters
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - The Hiwatters

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The Hiwatters are a San Francisco Bay Area Classic Surf Music Ensemble.
Formed during the stormy winter of 2006 under harsh conditions, 
The Hiwatters exude the power and majesty of the ocean’s roar. 
Vintage surf guitar classics peppered with modern driving rhythms. 
Drenched in reverb and high on style, the Hiwatters are keeping the swing of
classic surf music alive in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. 

The Hiwatters have released 2 full length albums on the Berrysausage Productions label. 

Jochen Kahns - Guitar
Adrian Maestas - Bass
Joel Simpson - Drums

http://www.hiwatters.com/

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SECOND FRIDAY KARAOKE with KJ Omar Rockriguez
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

SECOND FRIDAY KARAOKE with KJ Omar Rockriguez

Come belt it out at FDR, this time on the second Friday of the month.  KJ Omar is a master karaoke MC who cut his teeth in the punk rock clubs of the Mission district. He has a 10,000 song list and is super excited to meet the karaoke singers of the Portola. So you better start practicing in the shower, because it is on.

 https://www.facebook.com/kjrockriguez/               http://www.kjomar.com/ 

 

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LIVE MUSIC - Gaby Castro with Special Guest Aprylle Dawn
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Gaby Castro with Special Guest Aprylle Dawn

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Gaby Castro is an Americana singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, model, actress, and activist. This San Francisco Bay Area native spent her early teenage years writing songs in her bedroom and performing them at coffeehouse open mics before earning a Bachelor of Music in Composition (Songwriting) at McNally Smith College of Music in 2016. Gaby's upcoming projects include a 5-song EP entitled La Guerrera EP (The Warrior EP), coming mid-2018, and her next album, Foundations & Destinations, slated for a Fall 2019 release. An advocate for mental illness awareness, many of Gaby’s songs touch on her personal struggles and the trials of those around her. Let her music tell the stories.

https://gabycastro.bandcamp.com/album/red-rock-sessions-live-from-mountain-view

http://www.gaby-castro.com/

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LIVE MUSIC - Deidra Hall
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Deidra Hall

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Deidra Hall is a soulful, singer/songwriter and native wild flower to the foothills of the beautiful Blueridge Mountains in North Carolina. While she grew up where the blue grass grows, Deidra simply can’t be confined to one genre as she flows through shades of folk, and vibrant hues of blues. Expect to be serenaded by the sweetest sound, and simultaneously moved by its power. A performance by Deidra Hall will leave you saying "What did I just hear and when can I hear it again?!" With a huge catalog of her own originals, and a wide variety of covers reaching across all genres and time periods of Americas musical legacy, Deidra truly has something for everyone.

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LIVE MUSIC - Kristin Plater
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Kristin Plater

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Based in San Francisco, CA, Kristin Plater (Play-ter) is a singer/songwriter/acoustic guitar player whose stunning voice has garnered comparisons to Pink, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, and Patti Griffin. Kristin was a finalist for the coveted Lilith Fair showcase in Detroit, the first place winner of the Michigan State University talent contest, a finalist in the Pantene Pro-Voice contest, and a runner up in Gibson's The Way I Am competition judged by Ingrid Michaelson. From her album 24, Wonder Woman quickly made its way to the top of playlists on college radio stations across the nation. She is a rising YouTube sensation thanks to her song, Why Not, which inspires people worldwide to have fun all the time. She has performed at colleges, bars, and coffeehouses all over the United States as well as in Europe and Australia and has had the honor of singing the national anthem for the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena and for the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Kristin writes acoustic pop with gripping songs about having fun, being in love, and finding a place in this world. Her rousing live performances charm her audience into rapt attention from first to last note. A strong stage presence and commanding voice quickly elevate her above not only the pandemonium of a packed house, but also the deluge of other singer songwriters. She is a treasure trove of sounds, stories and humor, a musical explorer guiding her storytelling with an innate sense of wonder and purpose.

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LIVE MUSIC - Paul Griffiths & the Scofflaws
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Paul Griffiths & the Scofflaws

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Paul Griffiths is a San Francisco based songwriter/performer, "...known and widely admired for such timeless classics as 'Headless Body in a Topless Bar'..."

Hailing from Manchester England, Paul regularly performs around the SF Bay Area and beyond in various configurations; solo duo, trio and full band.

"Full of wit, often morbid humor, and charm...  Paul Griffiths is a superb songwriter, and an endearing performer. Do not miss!"

Brett Cline Founder of The Lost Church, SF.

Paul recently played a very successful show at SF's premier venue, The Great American Music Hall. 

www.paulgriffithsmusic.com

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LIVE MUSIC - Fancy Kerrigan
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - Fancy Kerrigan

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Fancy Kerrigan is a classic one-man entertainer featuring guitar, drums, vocals, and (of course) an 1800s tuxedo. He has been delighting audiences across the country for years, combining musical acumen with a strong sense of wit, and more than a pinch of the absurd. Sharing the stage with such diverse acts as Dixie Chicks, Meat Puppets, and Punch Brothers, he has given audiences of all kinds something seldom seen these days: a true performance.

https://fancykerrigan.bandcamp.com/

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LIVE MUSIC - The Midlife Crisis
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - The Midlife Crisis

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Do you feel the “crisis”? We have the perfect antidote…

A group of old friends have gotten together again to bring to you the perfect music cocktail recipe to put remedy to any crisis including your weekday blues.

Come join us for a mix of well-balanced live music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Blues, Pop, Reggae with the right amount of Jazz and spiced a bit with some Latin music.

From Albert King to Hendrix, Dire Straits to Tom Petty, Chris Isaak to Coltrane, all well mixed with our own sound and a touch of Latin spices. Straight up or on the rocks. Your choice. Just come and enjoy the cocktail!

The Midlie Crisis features:

Mick Lippitt: Vocal/Guitar

Dave McCullough: Bass

Bill Harrington: Drums

Fernando R. Fernandez: Guitar/Vocals

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LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

LIVE MUSIC TRIVIA with Dante Ricci

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Join us this Tuesday at FDR for a live music trivia event!  In this new twist on pub trivia, your host (local musician Dante Ricci) will guide you through three rounds of music-based questions that will put your knowledge of bands/artists, TV theme songs, movie soundtracks, and pop culture to the test.  Dante will provide the music - your job is to answer questions, win prizes, and drink fantastic beer!  Stick around after the quiz when Dante will keep the fun going by playing your requests.  

Dante was the lead guitarist for the NJ-based band Noah's Arcade and has performed with regional groups The Rearrangement, Some Assembly Required, the Jon Lall Band, Geneva & the Conventions, and the one-night-only blues spectacular known as Fake ID. He was a musician in residence at Winberie’s in the heart of Princeton, NJ, and has been performing solo or with bands at bars, coffeeshops, restaurants, breweries, and weddings for the past 15 years.  He loves nothing more than to entertain song requests, and he may even let you sing one if you know the words and you're bigger than him (which you probably are).

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 LIVE MUSIC - The Jazz Beaus
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

LIVE MUSIC - The Jazz Beaus

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The Jazz Beaus have been playing together for about two years, but the members have all been playing the music we love for much longer than that. All together, we have about 150 years of experience in this band. It’s been said that jazz is meant to be a joyful experience. Exactly how we feel. Yes, we’re serious about the music, and about respect for its traditions, our distinguished forebears and all that. But damn it, this stuff is supposed to be fun, and with the Jazz Beaus, that’s our goal. Fun for us, and fun for the audience. 

Website/blog: tomdonaldmusic.wordpress.com
Music: soundcloud.com/tom_donald_music
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGeO1sLIHthLC9uqdYvnFGQ

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-in-my-head-single/id986508058?ls=1

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