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Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:23 am
by Lunkhead
Hey everybody, great news! We have confirmed booking at an excellent Berkeley venue that's a long standing beloved institution in the local live music scene here. (Their booker is a long time fan of Song Fight even!) Here are the details:

Friday 15th of September
Saturday 16th of September
The Starry Plough
http://www.thestarryplough.com/
3101 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
https://goo.gl/maps/pspLButwPoJ2

We are still waiting to get the exact show start and end times. This venue has good food and plenty of beer and is near the Ashby BART.

BSS will provide the backline for the show, and a rehearsal space with a backline and a PA. Key and key-card are required to access the rehearsal space so a BSS member will have to be present for rehearsals, or at least to open/close the rehearsal room.

http://www.jacklondonrehearsal.com/
https://goo.gl/maps/5gZCakWi9Yz

We hope many of you can make it.

Facebook events:

Night 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741516839479916/
- Brody (tentative)
- The Hell Yeahs
Night 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/290233098054107/
- Roymond
- Sockpuppet
- Berkeley Social Scene
- Live fight!

Also planning to perform:
- add
- Manhattan Glutton
- Lunkhead
- Merisan
- Ken
- glennny
- Shelley Booshay (of The Seamus Collective)

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:23 pm
by Lunkhead
We need a "something and something" nickname for the show too.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:25 pm
by Lunkhead

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:18 pm
by jack
Wow. Awesome job Sam! That place is a huge score. Hope to make it in some form.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:22 pm
by jack
Are the kids back in school that weekend? It could be a big draw.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:43 pm
by Manhattan Glutton
Unix and musics

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:07 pm
by Lunkhead
jack wrote:Are the kids back in school that weekend? It could be a big draw.


UC Berkeley will have been in session for almost a month at that point. I have no idea if that will mean any college kids show up though.

Credit goes to Ken, he contacted the booker. This time though since the booker was already a fan it was one of the easiest bookings we've had! We mostly just had some suspense because once we settled on the dates on our side he took a few days to get back to us. Ken's sent him some additional info about what our event is like (e.g. explaining our need for a more attentive than usual sound person) and some questions we have, like about underage folks being able to attend for those who may want to bring kids and about earliest start and latest end times. I'm not super hopeful on the underage access front because their calendar mentions something about how only daytime matinee shows are not 21+.

Since I forgot to mention it so far, this place has good food and beer, so folks won't have to leave to have those needs met, although I the kitchen closes at 10pm or something.

It'd be great to have you there! Hosting in Berkeley is as close as we can get to being able to have a "house band" so if you can't get the Brody guys together don't rule out playing a set. :)

Manhattan Glutton wrote:Unix and musics


Maybe "Unix and tonics" (in the musical sense of the word)? That's worse though. I'm not coming up with much yet brainstorming on this. "Nukes and kooks"? Nukes meaning the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab where they do Department of Energy research, and kooks for most of the people here...?

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:59 pm
by Jerkatorium
Lunkhead wrote:We need a "something and something" nickname for the show too.


Fancy hashists and anti-fascists.

Or maybe vice-versa.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:02 pm
by jb
Quiets and Riots
Songs and Bongs
Bears and Blank Stares
Starry Ploughs and Unibrows
Hippies and Dippies
Guitars and Wildfars
Light coats and Deep Throats
Pixars and Hybrid Cars
Recycles and Bicycles

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:26 pm
by roymond
Bongs and songs

It looks good.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:20 pm
by jack
"Shattuck and Prince" (the Berkeley folks will get it)

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:38 pm
by jack
Hey Sam, Eric is in to play but we'd have to play the first night if possible. He has another gig on the 16th. So brody would be a tentative "yes" for the 15th. Thanks again to you and Ken and anyone else who swung this awesome gig.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:43 pm
by Lunkhead
Cool! We'll pencil you in for night 1.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:56 am
by glennny
Pixars and Hybrid Cars


Come on man, Pixars and ELECTRIC cars.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:47 am
by jb
glennny wrote:
Pixars and Hybrid Cars


Come on man, Pixars and ELECTRIC cars.


Yeah I thought about that but then was going more for a Berkeley feel than Pali Alto. And Incouldnt think if anything that rhymes with "biodiesel".

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:08 am
by ken
Lunkhead wrote:Maybe "Unix and tonics" (in the musical sense of the word)? That's worse though. I'm not coming up with much yet brainstorming on this. "Nukes and kooks"? Nukes meaning the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab where they do Department of Energy research, and kooks for most of the people here...?


Hulks and Folks? Since they used LBNL for the first Hulk movie?

Hoodies and Foodies

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:36 am
by Rabid Garfunkel
Wild West & Protests

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:44 am
by jack
Freaks and Geeks

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:57 am
by ken

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:42 pm
by fluffy
I can't commit to coming yet but I'd like to.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:25 am
by Lunkhead
I got word on Facebook that The Hell Yeahs can make it. They're just up in the Sacramento area these days, it turns out.

Re: Song Fight! Live 2017 Berkeley CA 15-16 September (CONFIRMED!)

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:44 pm
by jack
Lunkhead wrote:I got word on Facebook that The Hell Yeahs can make it. They're just up in the Sacramento area these days, it turns out.


SAHHHHHWEEEEEEEEEEEEET! (or should I say HELL YEAH!)