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Union Square, San Francisco

333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
415.477.2610 http://unionsquarelive.org

May 2019

Sun May 26: 2-4 — The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock)

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun May 26: 2-4 -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings, Paul…

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Wed May 29: 6-8 — Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU (Latin/Jazz/Cuban)

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed May 29: 6-8 -- Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU (Latin/Jazz/Cuban)   Founded in 1999, the ensemble's mission is to expose the larger listening audience to the richness of Cuban and other Latin American music styles that have so influenced American popular music styles. Over its 15 year history, the ensemble has performed at Carnaval San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, live on KPFA Radio, and with such legendary performers as Orquesta Aragón, Israel Lopez Cachao, and Benny Velarde.…

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June 2019

Sun June 2: 2-4 –Tango in the Square: Maxi Larrea Trio – Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun June 2: 2-4 -- Tango in the Square: Maxi Larrea Trio - Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association Maximiliano Larrea (Guitar) Maximiliano is an accomplished guitarist, arranger, and composer from Rosario, Argentina, and one of the leading interpreters of classical and contemporary guitar of the new tango generation. He came to the United States in 2015 and moved to San Francisco in Fall 2018. After completing a degree in classical guitar in Rosario, Maximiliano moved to…

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Wed June 5: Noon-1 — Nick Rossi Trio featuring Lori Carsillo (Jazz/Lounge)

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed June 5: Noon-1 -- Nick Rossi Trio featuring Lori Carsillo (Jazz/Lounge) One of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier bandleaders, guitarist Rossi has gained notoriety over his 20+ year career for the exceptional level of musicianship of his performing groups coupled with a stylish presentation that clearly takes its cues from the classic jazz era. Carsillo, (an Italian name, pronounced: "car-SILL-oh") is a jazz vocalist who has become a noted presence on the Bay Area jazz scene. She has…

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Wed June 5: 6-8 — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed June 5: 6-8 -- Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. We invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Our single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has…

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Sun June 16: 2-4 — Combo Tezeta (Cumbia)

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun June 16: 2-4 -- Combo Tezeta (Cumbia)   6 piece Instrumental Cumbia Band from The East Bay, playing Guitar Driven Cumbia Sounds!

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Wed June 19: 6-8 — Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit (Swing/Boogie)

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed June 19: 6-8 -- Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit (Swing/Boogie) STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS deliver '40s & '50s-style jumpin' R & B, blues, swing, vintage jazz and original tunes featuring Steve Lucky on piano & vocals, Miss Carmen Getit on guitar & vocals, 2 saxophones, upright bass and drums.

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Sun June 23: 2-4 — The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock)

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun June 23: 2-4 -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings, Paul…

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Wed June 26: 6-8 — Aki Kumar Blues Band (Bollywood Blues)

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed June 26: 6-8 -- Aki Kumar Blues Band (Bollywood Blues) Vintage Bollywood meets Windy City Blues and Soul in a powerful ever-evolving musical vindaloo created out of the heart and soul of this acclaimed singer/harpist. Indian-born, San Jose-based Aki Kumar, aka "The Only Bombay Blues Man," left his home in Mumbai with the intention of working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. Then he discovered the blues, and his life dramatically changed. With his Little Village Foundation debut,…

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July 2019

Wed July 3: Noon-1 — Michelle Lambert (Folk/Pop)

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 3: Noon-1 -- Michelle Lambert (Folk/Pop)   “Michelle Lambert is the kind of electric performer whose deep talent reveals itself in sly, knowing bursts. Whether it’s goosing the expectation of a breezy pop-country tune with a confident hip-hop-flavored flow, an aching desire slipping out from between the lyrics of a ballad, or the way Michelle dominates every inch of the stage before wielding her violin in classic rock goddess mode. Michelle Lambert is a genre-defying 21st century talent…

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Wed July 3: 6-8 — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 3: 6-8 -- Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. We invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Our single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has…

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Sun July 7: 2-4 — Tango in the Square: Orquesta Z – Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun July 7: 2-4 -- Tango in the Square: Orquesta Z - Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association   Orquesta Z is a non-profit tango orchestra headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our goal is to promote cross-cultural exchange thru our music.

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Wed July 10: 6-8 — The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock)

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 10: 6-8 -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock)   The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings,…

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Sun July 14: 2-4 — House of Mary (Alt Rock/Indie)

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun July 14: 2-4 -- House of Mary (Alt Rock/Indie) Fun, flirty, clever, sexy, and unique band that incorporates multiple instruments into the set.    

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Wed July 17: 6-8 — Doobie Decibel System (Folk/Psychedelic/Jam)

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 17: 6-8 -- Doobie Decibel System (Folk/Psychedelic/Jam)   Doobie Decibel System: duo of Jason Crosby on guitar/fiddle and Roger McNamee on guitar. Original and classic psychedelic. Acoustics with tight harmony. Over the last decade, Jason Crosby has been a member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band and the Susan Tedeschi Band, among others. In recent years, Crosby has played with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Carlos Santana, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews in various…

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Sun July 21: 2-4 — HowellDevine (Vintage Blues)

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun July 21: 2-4 -- HowellDevine (Vintage Blues)   "HowellDevine plays the music with the original feel, intent and spirit, and you can tell they love the music while delivering some real blues in there own way.....it knocks me out to hear a group playing such quality blues today." ~ CHARLIE MUSSLEWHITE   "What a pleasure to find a young band that really gets the blues....deep and true to the roots. Really digging this record and so glad that they're…

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Wed July 24: 6-8 — The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet (Latin/Cuban)

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 24: 6-8 -- The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet (Latin/Cuban)   A SF Bay Area favorite, Fito Reinoso is the only Cuban born sonero in the area performing a variety of styles, from son to timba to rumba and cha-cha-cha.   For over 30 years, Fito Reinoso has made the Bay Area his home and is the only Cuban born based sonero in the area performing a variety of styles, from the most recent urban Havana grooves to“timba” to…

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Wed July 31: 6-8 — Fil Lorenz Little Big Band (Swing/Big Band)

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 31: 6-8 -- Fil Lorenz Little Big Band (Swing/Big Band) Come dance to the swingin’ music of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, a star-studded “little BIG band” that bridges the gap between the classic big bands of the 1930’s and the smaller, lighter groovin’ bands of the 1950’s. Band leader & saxophonist Fil Lorenz leads a tight ensemble that packs a bold punch with a brassy sound. Backed by a driving rhythm section, the band plays classic renditions of…

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August 2019

Sun Aug 4: 2-4 — Tango in the Square: Quinta Tango – Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Aug 4: 2-4 -- Tango in the Square: Quinta Tango - Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association   Traditionally mostly men played tango music but since we live in San Francisco, we do it the unconventional way, women only!   Quinta tango orchestra was born out of our love for tango music and dancing. We play the "Golden Age" tangos, milongas and valses from the 1930-s through 1950s, as well as "tango nuevo" pieces especially arranged…

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Wed Aug 7: Noon-1 — Ukulenny (Uke/Hawaiian)

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Aug 7: Noon-1 -- Ukulenny (Uke/Hawaiian)   Lendl San Jose is an avid performer and educator. In addition to his own guitar/ukulele and singing career, he has also performed in pit bands for musicals, choirs, rondallas (Philippine traditional string band), marching band, wind ensembles, and orchestras. Currently he is a member of the vocal faculty at Oakland School for the Arts, and also teaches group ukulele lessons during summertime.

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Wed Aug 7: 6-8 — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Aug 7: 6-8 -- Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. We invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Our single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has…

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Sun Aug 11: 2-4 — Dusty Green Bones Band (Newgrass)

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Aug 11: 2-4 -- Dusty Green Bones Band (Newgrass)   This band of misfits from San Francisco embody a playful approach to music which is all about having fun. They light up the dance floor with an electrifying blend of psychedelic jam-grass, bouncy Americana and uplifting rock.   Formed in January 2014, Dusty Green Bones Band is a five piece electric newgrass group based out of California's Bay Area. Looking to form a "jamgrass" style band, this rowdy bunch…

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Wed Aug 14: 6-8 — Whateverglades (Americana/Country)

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Aug 14: 6-8 -- Whateverglades (Americana/Country)   Swampy Rock N Roll from Whateverglades, CA. Jonathan "Swamp Donkey" Davis Tina "Butter Cutter" Busler George "Mr. S. Popular" Rosenthal David "Alan" Kurtz Tony Bald "Eagle" "Lou" Lou Rosenthal

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Sun Aug 18: 2-4 — Manring, Kassin, Burr (Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music)

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Aug 18: 2-4 -- Manring, Kassin, Burr (Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music) With amazing chops, quiet soul, diverse compositions, and a somewhat twisted sense of humor, this trio, hailed as “the world's most sophisticated jam-band,” features three top virtuosos on their respective instruments. As individual players, Michael Manring, Larry Kassin, and John R. Burr have all carved out extensive, multi-faceted careers exploring a vast array of musical styles. Together this triumvirate creates intriguingly uncategorizable music that blithely ignores stylistic divisions hemming in…

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Wed Aug 21: 6-8 — Par Avion (Eclectic Surf/Rock)

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Aug 21: 6-8 -- Par Avion (Eclectic Surf/Rock)   Eclectic Surf Music with a few twists. Bernard hails from a long history of bands including: The Fuzztones, Medicine, El Vez, The MiGs, Astra Heights, Cisco and Dewey, Pansy Division, Samba Hell, sub-bionic, CHUM, The Insect Surfers and many more. Current drummer Derek O’Brien recorded and toured as the original drummer for Social Distortion, then went on to work with others such as: Agent Orange and their alter ego (Wipe…

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Sun Aug 25: 2-4 — The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock)

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Aug 25: 2-4 -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings, Paul…

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Wed Aug 28: 6-8 — Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel (Latin/Jazz/Salsa)

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Aug 28: 6-8 -- Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel (Latin/Jazz/Salsa)   The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel has performed at numerous festivals including the Redwood City Salsa Festival, the Sonoma Jazz and Wine Festival, the San Jose Jazz Festival and The Salsa on the Square Music Series in Cincinnati, Ohio. They have performed at Jazz at Pearls, Doc's Lab, La Pena Cultural Club, Coda and numerous other clubs in the SF Bay Area and beyond  

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September 2019

Sun Sept 1: 2-4 — Tango in the Square: Tangonero – Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Sept 1: 2-4 -- Tango in the Square: Tangonero - Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association   With members from Russia, Malaysia, South Korea, and the US, Tangonero is a San Francisco ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango.   From the folk styling of Roberto Grela to the jazz infused grandeur of Astor Piazzolla, their arrangements cover the broad scope of tango history. Overflowing with intense passion, lust and sorrow, their performance captures…

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Wed Sept 4: Noon-1 — Eric Long (Country Blues/Roots Americana)

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Sept 4: Noon-1 -- Eric Long (Country Blues/Roots Americana)   With influences ranging from Mississippi John Hurt and Taj Mahal to progressive musicians like Charlie Parr and Jack White, Eric’s music is fundamentally folk music and timelessly steeped in some of America’s earliest musical roots. His songs carry a remarkable knack for simplicity and his voice is one you don’t forget.

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Wed Sept 4: 6-8 — Mangobus (Funk/Jazz)

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Sept 4: 6-8 -- Mangobus (Funk/Jazz)   Blends of various funk flavors, with sprinklings of soul and rock and other unmentionables.   Drums - Tom Stewart Bass - Jen Rund Keys / Guitar - Andrew Vickers Sax / Keys / Guitar - Dan Dectis

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Sun Sept 8: 2-4 — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Sept 8: 2-4 -- Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. We invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Our single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has…

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Wed Sept 11: 6-8 — The Sonando Project (Cuban/Brazilian/Salsa)

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Sept 11: 6-8 -- The Sonando Project (Cuban/Brazilian/Salsa)   The Sonando Project offers a unique and fiery blend of modern jazz and Afro-Caribbean traditions. Their musical landscape incorporates Afro-Cuban folklore and Brazilian Jazz flavors along with rumba and timba-esque dance grooves into a modern improvisational context.   They have also been performing their intriguing interpretations of the music of Stevie Wonder. The music showcases intricate arrangements of Stevie's beloved songbook filtered through an Afro-Caribbean Jazz lens. The result is…

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Sun Sept 15: 2-4 — The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock)

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Sept 15: 2-4 -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings, Paul…

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Wed Sept 18: 6-8 — Lee Presson and the Nails (Dark Prince of Swing)

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Sept 18: 6-8 -- Lee Presson & the Nails (Dark Prince of Swing)   LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS are an award-winning Big Band out of San Francisco. Led by the manic Lee Presson, LPN has been pounding out their peculiar brand of sinister swing since 1994.   The John Waters of jazz!   You were just another gate looking to spend a big night in the City by the Bay when you came across that shady character on…

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Sun Sept 22: 2-4 — Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock)

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Sept 22: 2-4 -- Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock)   The Well Known Strangers revel in the Americana/country rock genre and feature Mick Hellman (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival) on drums and hand percussion; Olivia Hellman on vocals; Joshua Zucker (The Jones Gang, Rowan Brothers, Poor Man’s Whiskey) on bass; Austin de Lone (Elvis Costello, Boz Scaggs) on keys; and David Noble (Poor Man’s Whiskey) and Rob Anderson on guitars. This is a fun, charming, and great band made up of…

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Sun Sept 29: 2-4 — Talley Up (New Orleans/Funk)

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Sept 29: 2-4 -- Talley Up (New Orleans/Funk)   Talley Up! is a swampedelic New Orleans funk band that mixes psychedelic funk originals with songs from New Orleans artists such as the Meters, Neville Bros., Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Jon Cleary and Dumpstaphunk. The band recently performed with Karl Denson at the High Sierra Music Festival and features other guest artists as well.   Keyboardist and band leader Jim Talley (Eric McFadden, Stu Allen) teams with guitarist extraordinaire Tom…

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