I can’t express the amount of excitement I’m feeling right now regarding this Snob Theater. Not only are we partnering up with this year’s Noise Pop Festival, but we also pieced together such an amazing line-up for a lucky 25 people. Yes that’s right, we can only fit 25 people in the tiny yet intimate FIFTY24SF also known as the Pop Up Shop. While we usually host our Snob Theaters at the Dark Room, our Noise Pop show will be featured here on February 11th 2011 at 8pm.
Who do we have lined up you ask? I’m glad you’re curious.
We have atmospheric rock group Phantom Kicks, pulling out a rare acoustic performance just for this show. Formed from two members of the eerie apocalyptic indie rock band Raised By Robots along with the help of a mutual friend and guitar player extraordinaire, this trio is slated to make some waves in this new year. At its core, the music is powered by an arsenal of beats, waves and cloud soft atmospherics. Against that light lo-fi background, every song sounds dense and interesting. But it’s their skill with experimentation into solidly structured and appealing tunes that makes the Phantom Kicks special.
We also have the soft and humble lo-fi folk sweetheart Ash Reiter closing the night. Having just grabbed Paper Diamonds just last month, I am very satisfied with our decision to add this talented individual to our impressive line-up of entertainers. Paper Diamonds is a lengthy folk-pop journey that showcases the many talents Ash has to offer. Not only that but she is known throughout the Bay Area for her powerful live performances that freeze a room with genuine honesty and fiery attitude. It’s dirty Americana wrapped in a gorgeous package delivered to your headphones. Or in this case, Snob Theater.
Adding to the event are the following comedians:
Coree Spencer – A Portland native and charmingly quirky comic, Coree is known for her off-kilter interviews with the likes of David Cross, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron, Michael Ian Black, and the cast of Reno 911. You can catch most of these interviews here.
Donny Divanian – As one third of the sketch comedy troupe We Are Nudes, Donny himself is a unique comedian that easily sets himself apart from the average comedian mindset. Having performed at SF Sketchfest and SF Fringefest, Donny will bring something different to the stage at Snob Theater.
Rainbow Chair – Little is know about this folk duo (comedian Emily Heller and musician Nate Heller) but what is known are their willingness to embrace freedom of expression and share it with the lucky audience members. Hilarity ensues.
DJ Real – A bizarre and extremely entertaining artist, DJ Real is something to be witnessed. If amazing, delightful, and hilarious is your idea of funny, then prepare for something special. His act and simplistic songs pay homage to Pet Shop Boys, awkwardness, youth, imagination, and Kaufman-esqe quirk.