Thank you all for a wonderful year! 2013 here we come!

The excitement is building for the 2013 kickoff of the Red Devil Open Mic! 

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2013 is going to be a marker year for the Red Devil open mic! More ponies! More bears! More KC Turner, the most genial host and ringmaster an open mic ever had! More balls! (Disco, of course!) More fog! More banh mi, more gumbo, more bar specials! More nights with the incomparable Trent Boeschen on house drums, bringing the energy! And seriously, more of the best local music from more of the best musicians, meaning More YOU! More inspired and inspiring musical moments, more unexpected hilarity, more friendship and more fun! And more of the strong, warm, open, connected, welcoming open mic and music community we have built here on Tuesdays at the Red Devil Lounge!

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Our first night of the new year will be on Tuesday, January 8th. Please join us on line (by which I mean come down and meet your friends on the line 🙂 ) for a night that features Gyasi Ross, whose hip-hop inflected, John Mayer/John Legend/Jason Mraz/The Roots-influenced acoustic guitar songs are sure to delight!

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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making 2012 the successful and joyful year it was, and for making this event the most loving and rocking meeting and playing place in San Francisco! We hope to see you here every week!

Love,
Your friends at Red Devil Lounge open mic

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2 Open Mics left for 2012

Hello! Alan Monasch here…

There are only two Red Devil Open Mics left this year, and I know you’ll want to be here to have your chance to perform and to listen to all the other talented performers who will play each night!

We have a great lineup tonight, meaning both 1. our newly-reinstated way of lining up outside, which is the place to meet and mingle, and 2. our featured performer, Alex Jimenez!

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Alex’s music is rhythmic and engaging and his songs come straight from his heart. He’s a notable guitarist and his singing is both powerful and sweetly melodic. Alex will be with his full band tonight, and he says that they are showing his songs really well. The band will be joined by some special guests (one of whom writes some blog entries for the Red Devil open mic. 🙂 ) Alex knows everyone, and they will likely all be here for his set, which promises a rousing good time!

This is also a chance to send KC off on his annual tour through the midwest (this time with Roem Baur and The Welcome Matt!) With KC on the road, Jeff Campbell, who was such a gracious substitute host recently, will be here to anchor the festivities next week (12/18)!

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We hope to see you both this week and next!

Bloggishly,
Alan

If you would like to see photos please friend Red Devil Open Mic on FACEBOOK.  If you want to hear/download the recordings of the night please visit KCTURNERPRESENTS.COM  – If you are interested in performing on a Tuesday, please see performer info.

Check out this week’s Songwriting Challenge!

Songwriting Club is back…so is first come first serve sign-ups

Hello Open Mic’ers,

After hearing tons of feedback from new folks and regulars of the Red Devil Lounge open mic, I have decided to go back to our original way of sign ups which is first come first serve.  Of course there will always be reasons why one person likes one better than the other, but I’m going with my gut on this one.

This Tuesday could be rainy, but don’t worry!  I will be there early so as you arrive to sign up, you can do so with me and then get some place dry until we open doors at 7pm.  I won’t make anyone wait in the rain 🙂

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For the next few weeks we won’t have any “theme” nights, but I have recently started something pretty exciting!  It’s called the KC Turner Songwriting Club.  It is a weekly songwriting challenge!  It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live…YOU can participate. Every Monday I will assign the title, which also must be used somewhere in the song.  You have 1 week to finish the song & make a YouTube video performing it. After making the video, share it on this Facebook page…a new title will be assigned and we do it all again.  This is a great way to challenge yourself as a songwriter and to interact with other songwriters at all levels from all over! Force yourself to write a new song every week…Are you in? CLICK HERE FOR MORE!

If you would like to see photos please friend Red Devil Open Mic on FACEBOOK.  If you want to hear/download the recordings of the night please visit KCTURNERPRESENTS.COM  – If you are interested in performing on a Tuesday, please see performer info.

See you Tuesday!

KC (your host)