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Kata Rokkar Presents Snob Theater // One Year Anniversary Show!

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04/4/2011

Comedy, Featured, Music, Showcase, Snob Theater

Ladies and gentlemen! Snob Theater will be celebrating one year of showcasing the best in Bay Area based music and stand-up comedy on April 8th at The Dark Room Theater! In case you’re not familiar with the show; Snob Theater combines the efforts of the Bay Area’s finest indie rock bands and stand-up comedians into one fun-filled variety show. The small 60+ seat Dark Room Theater makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for both the audience and the performing artists. 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 Il Gato and Sonny Pete.

Sonny Pete

SF folk-rock artist and lead singer of the mighty Birdmonster (who performed at our first Snob Theater) Sonny Pete will grace the stage of Snob Theater once more to celebrate our one year of snobbishness. Not only that but his album, Where the Shadows Pass (Odes to Death & Transience) will be released tomorrow, April 5th, and you can stream the album below. According to Sonny Pete’s press release…

Where the Shadows Pass was first inspired by a collection of Japanese death poems and is conceived as a series of vignettes and meditations on the nature of death and passage. You see, in the Buddhist tradition monks would each write a single haiku on their deathbed to reflect on the shadowy journey ahead. Despite the grim circumstance of their creation, these death poems were also a celebration of life both in this world and on to the next. The album, while brooding and wistful, also finds cause for celebration along its path through ominous territory.”

So witness the man himself in all his glory at Snob Theater this Friday.

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Sonny Pete – On That Day from Where the Shadows Pass (Odes to Death & Transience) (2011)

Il Gato

il gato presents “On Feathers & Arrows (on Burnt Pine)” from il gato on Vimeo.

The men of Il Gato, Daimian Holiday Scott (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, loop pedal), Matthew Souther (trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, melodica, vocals), Johnny Major (drums, vocals), and Andrew Thomas (upright bass, electric bass, mandolin, vocals)– have created a unique brand of wildly ambitious baroque music that is covered in Eastern European influence and executed in an Americana fashion. Their latest album, 2010’s All These Slippery Things (#47 on my Favorite Records of 2010) is filled with rootsy style, smart arrangements, and Holiday’s commanding vocals that adorn songs in a way that are inviting as they are astute and evocative.

You can purchase All These Slippery Things here for only $10.

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Il Gato – Burning Red (The Fa Fa Fa Song) from All these Slippery Things (2010)

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Il Gato – On Feathers & Arrows (on Burnt Pine) from All these Slippery Things (2010)

This month’s stand-up comedians include Jules Posner (SF Sketchfest 2011), Natasha Muse (Winner of the 2010 Battle of the Bay competition, producer and host of “A Funny Night for Comedy” at Actor’s Theater),  Mary Van Note (“Kaufman-esque.” – Jesse Thorn of The Sound of Young America, IFC’s The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me), and Will Franken (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, “Best Comedian” by SF Weekly, New York International Fringe Festival).

So come out, invite friends, and spread the word. It’s going to be a good night.

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BUY TICKETS HERE

Tickets are $10

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$1 off drink tickets will be provided for anyone willing to visit the nearby bars.

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Doors open at 9:30pm

Show starts at 10pm

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The Dark Room

2263 Mission Street, between 18th and 19th

San Francisco, CA 94110

Call 415-401-7987 for info.

Snob Theater Website