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Venues in San Francisco
Mon, 01/12/2004 - 20:01
I'm a singer/songwriter looking for a venue to play in San Francisco that can fit 50 people or so. Might you have any suggestions?
Mon, 01/12/2004 - 20:04#1
Here are a few good sites to visit that should help you get gigs:
First, read these tips which apply to this club and all others:
Then familiarize yourself with all the local clubs:
In particular, try these for a solo s-s (all websites are on the list above):
Bottom Of The Hill
Cafe Du Nord
Brainwash (a funky laundrymat/cafe, they have open mics too)
Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Red Devil Lounge
Tongue and Groove
Once you get a gig, promote it for free with these media contacts:
I also wrote a long Do-It-Youself article which covers this topic in detail, plus tips on how to put together a demo:
Hope that helps,
Wed, 07/26/2006 - 14:03#3
Some of the following opinions might be out of date... This was first written in early 2003. Since then a new great club is 12 Galaxies, formerly Club Galia. Get more up-to-date info here: http://www.bottomofthehill.com/sf_clubs.html
> Cafe Du Nord
It's always been one of my faves.
> El Rio
Always good, although I've always found their "split" layout divides the crowd up, which can bad. Unless the band blows, in which case it's nice to escape to the back yard or the other bar. Deep in the mission might lose a few from the north side of town.
> Hemlock Tavern
> Make-Out Room
> Ruby Skye
Upscale, pricey. Could be accused of cheesy.
> Club Six
Do they do live bands? Or just DJs? Creepy dim basement in apocalyptic-ly bad hood.
> Glas Kat
Swanky, small. They might only do jazz.
> Cafe Cocomo
I REALLY like this spot for daytime summery events! Outdoors if daytime?