It’s the return of Snob Theater and time to witness more of the best in Bay Area based music and stand-up comedy. In case you’re not familiar with Snob Theater, Snob Theater is a show that features the best in the Bay Area’s indie rock bands and stand-up comedians. The small 60+ seat Dark Room Theater makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere. Snob Theater is an event that showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting.
Our musical guests this month include Rachel Fannan (ex-Sleepy Sun) and Christopher Willits.
The extent of Christopher Willits’ musical career is staggering. Over 10 years of audio/visual exploration and 20 albums of experimentation with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Matmos, Zach Hill, and Taylor Deupree, you can do nothing but admire the work this guy has done. The magic of 2006’s Surf Boundaries or last year’s vibrant and colorful Tiger Flower Circle Sun only provide half of Chris’ talents. His unique live shows include carefully placed visual clips created by Mr. Willits himself, which is flawlessly paired with his music. Both his hypnotizing instrumental arrangements and his psychedelic visuals combined make for a show worth witnessing.
Say what you want about Sleepy Sun, but no one can disagree that what drew most people to the band was the sweet voice of one Rachel Fannan. Before she left the band this past fall, Rachel was already performing as Birds Fled From Me and had a pretty solid record out. Now that’s she’s running solo and under her own name, it’s time to see what this genuinely talented individual has to offer. And if you’ve seen her live already, you know that names like Ann Wilson and Dusty Springfield get thrown around during the performance. Her powerful stage presence and bellowing voice embodies the spirits of late 60s soul-rock singers and can quiet a room in seconds. It’s almost supernatural and a joy to experience.
This month’s stand-up comedians include Joey Bragg (14 yr old comedian and opened for the likes of Tim Allen, Kevin Nealon, and Kyle Dunnigan), Ivan Hernandez (South Beach Comedy Festival 2010), Casey Ley (host of The Morning Show on Pirate Cat Radio), and Janine Brito (winner of 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition, Rooftop Comedy’s 2010 Silver Nail Award, host of the Laughter Against The Machine Comedy Tour).
So come out, invite friends, and spread the word. It’s going to be a good night.
Tickets are $10
$1 off drink tickets will be provided for anyone willing to visit the nearby bars.
Doors open at 9:30pm
Show starts at 10pm
The Dark Room
2263 Mission Street, between 18th and 19th
San Francisco, CA 94110
Call 415-401-7987 for info.