It’s that time of the month again (no, not that time). It’s time for Snob Theater at The Dark Room Theater and we’ve got a whole new batch of performers for you to experience.! 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.
This Friday it’ll be the gentle and gorgeous melodies of ex-Built For The Sea vocalist Lia Rose and the charming folk craftiness of Kelly McFarling. And as usual we will be hosting a whole new batch of the Bay Area’s best in stand-up comedy with Joe Gorman, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Julian Vance, and frequent Huffington Post writer Grant Lyon.
“Resonant and compassionate, Lia Rose overflows with a soft articulation of that which makes us all go on. Couple her enormous yet clement tone with a simple honest story to tell, and you will find Lia Rose’s newest works. Having gained some attention fronting oceanic indierock band Built for the Sea, Rose now lets us into her more intimate world with her full-length debut solo album, When You Need Me Most (Released January 2011). What this record reveals is a passionate artist with an ear for the beauty in the tastefully adorned austerity of a set of strings, a simple truth; the quiet emotion that binds us all.”
“Homegrown and haunting, Kelly McFarling’s voice spirals powerfully, and progressively over a bed of oldtimey instrumentation. She is from Atlanta, GA, where she learned to sing in church choirs and baseball stadiums, and learned to write through the stories of Flannery O’ Connor and Toni Morrison. She has since wandered out West, where she can be found in the back rooms of San Francisco bars plucking her Banjo and singing siren songs. Dubbed ‘original rhythm and Bluegrass,’ her songs are inspired by hard truths and transitions, with bold honest lyrics and authentic melodies that stay with you long after the song is over. McFarling’s outgoing and adventurous spirit comes through in her lyrics, her live performances, and in the music’s indulgence in elements outside its clear influences of folk, oldtime, blues and country. Using her distinct percussive style of clawhammer banjo to back up her rich voice, she pays homage to her southern roots while giving them a new home in her original sound. Her live performances are versatile and have earned her a rapidly growing and loyal fan base in the Bay Area. She can perform in intimate house concerts, and fill rock clubs with the sound of her full band, featuring rich upright bass, perfectly placed percussion, and lush slide guitar. Songs are to be taken whole heartedly, preferable on the shirt, outside of sleeves. They accompany a sense of longing, nostalgia, and the urge to sit down with your oldest friends, or your newest love. The grass is blue, the moon is shiny. Drink up darlin’ its homebrew.”
In addition to our wonderful musical guests are some of the best in stand-up comedy. We have SF Punchline and Purple Onion favorite Joe Gorman, Dave Chapelle opener Julian Vance, National touring comedienne and host the High School Trivia Show Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, and winner of the Colorado Mile High Comedy Competition and frequent Huffington Post writer Grant Lyon.
So come out, invite friends, and spread the word. It’s going to be a good night.
Tickets are $12
$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.