Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Sunday August 28
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
Andrew St. James
alternative indie folk
-from San Luis Obispo, CA
-Since 2005, Caleb Nichols has played guitar, bass, and sang in bands as disparate as DIY folk-punks the Bloody Heads, mid-2000's Pitchfork buzz band Port O'Brien, and Rogue Wave side project Release the Sunbird, not to mention his own projects, Grand Lake, CHURCHES and Soft People. After nearly a decade of touring, recording, and struggling, Caleb took a break from music in 2013, earned master’s degrees in Library Science and English Literature, and began working as a librarian and teacher, as well as a poet. Caleb has published poems in places like the Longleaf Review, Redivider, Queerlings, 14 Poems, Dear Poetry Journal and many more. In 2021 Caleb was signed to legendary indie label Kill Rock Stars. His new EP “Clarion” is out now, and he’s been playing shows with an epic cast of rotating band members that includes Adam and Alex Nash (Goodnight Texas), Kevin Middlekauf (Proxima Parada), Pat Spurgeon (Rogue Wave, the Dandy Warhols) and Joshua Barnhart (Port O’Brien, Strange Pilgrim). The shows are joyful, contagious, and electric, and mark a stunning return to music from a poet and musician who’s just never given up. Kill Rock Stars will release Caleb’s full-length debut solo album on all formats in 2022.
Andrew St. James
-from San Francicso,
-“When people ask what’s going on with the San Francisco music scene, point them in the general direction of Andrew St. James.” –SF Chronicle
San Francisco native and singer-songwriter Andrew St. James is a rare talent who has single handedly combined San Francisco’s beatnik past with its willfully high-tech future. St James writes and performs music that lives up to the mythology created by Neil Young, Jerry Garcia and Jack Kerouac while easily meeting the bar set by current luminaries such as Father John Misty, Ryan Adams, and other keepers of the singer-songwriter flame. But Andrew St James is in a class of his own, as a listen to any of his recorded work will make readily apparent.
-from Long BeachFrancisco, CA
-San Francisco-based sound witch singer-songwriter Anna Hillburg has played in countless bands over the past 20 years. In this edition of Bay Area Beats, Anna shares how her experiences in the city contributed influenced her latest album, "Really Real."-