Noise Pop and We All Together are teaming up to present you the official Hickey Fest Pre-Party with Jolie Holland, a solo performance by Mild High Club, and an acoustic set from Sugar Candy Mountain. Nobody likes hickeys but we love this one so join us on Tuesday, June 16th at the Swedish American Hall! Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
We are excited to announce 3 new Summer shows coming up at the Swedish American Hall!
Firstly, we will have local singer/songwriter Matt Alber performing on June 25th with special guest Armistead Maupin and Los Angeles’ newest duo The Dardanelles (featuring his brother Bryce Alber). This unique full-band concert during San Francisco’s Gay Pride Celebration 2015 will also include the San Francisco debut of Matt’s new folk duo The Lonelies featuring Aaron Curry. Tickets are on sale now.
On July 28th, Sam Amidon will play a co-headlining set with Little Wings. Sam Amidon will be bringing his unique brand of folk and bluegrass melded with jazz-inspired bass and drums. He is known for his ability to acknowledge the patterns of jazz, bluegrass, and indie rock without being bound to the same banal format, instead opting to explore his musical inspirations freely. Little Wings is a project started in 1998 by local artist Kyle Field, who has been joined by assorted musicians to release six Little Wings albums. Kyle has played with The Microphones, and also makes art with other mediums. Tickets are on sale now.
On August 1st, alternative cello ensemble Rasputina will perform the songs of Thomas Weelkes, which have remained unheard for over 400 years, and explore connections between Thomas Weelkes and the Shakespeare authorship controversy. As the first to use the cello as the central instrument in a rock group, Rasputina has led a 20 year exploration in cello amplification and performance, and will bring a unique sound to the Swedish American Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
The dates have been announced for Treasure Island 2015. The festival by the bay will take place on October 17th and 18th, make sure to save the dates!
Tickets are on sale now to see Rodrigo Amarante and Kevin Morby at the Swedish American Hall on July 29th. Rodrigo Amarante is a Brazilian songwriter renowned for his tender compositions, heartfelt lyrics, and smoky voice. Kevin Morby is perhaps best known as being the former bassist of Woods, and his recent solo album “Still Life” explores the reflective, wandering mind of a touring musician traveling through parts unknown with a guitar strapped to his back. Rodrigo’s uniquely retro, yet modern sound, combined with Morby’s signature melancholy melodies is sure to create a magical night. Tickets are on sale here.