Open Mic February/end of January 2013 Newsletter

Open Mic February/end of January 2013 Newsletter

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Your Red Devil Lounge Open Mic, The. Hottest. Open. Mic. In. The. City, is the extra fun place to fall by this week.  Bring your friends out and show them that Tuesday is the new Friday! This final Tuesday of January, the 29th, features the huge voice and the “joyous revelry” of a performance by our own Brentando, who always kicks the place into high gear. As always, there are drink specials, Gumbo Dave will be in with his NOLAlicious noshery, and host KC Turner is right: the lighting is impossible to look bad in!
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Here’s a little look into the near future: February will see featured performances by David Colón on the 5th, Lauren O’Connell (video below) on the 12th, Jean Marc on the 19th and Jesse Brewster and Cyndi Harvell on the 26th.

February 5 will also be the next night to play with the house drummer, and that’s always an exciting time, with everyone’s music elevated at least a notch or two.

Please remember that February 12 is one of our most popular theme nights, Collaboration Night! Play as a duo or trio with someone you met at Red Devil open mic or anywhere – play a cover, or do a remix of some of your own songs. No matter how it goes, we wanna see some teamwork!

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If you haven’t been by in a while, come on back, and if you haven’t brought anyone new, now is the time!

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2013 So Far So Awesome//Have Coffee with KC

The new year is off to a great start, with a full list and packed house both this week and last!
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Excitement was high on the line last week as old friends met and noted how much they missed each other and the event, and new players were welcomed and befriended.
 
The fact that Trent Boeschen was in to play drums with all comers (he’s at the open mic about once a month; the weekly announcement will let you know which week) invigorated everyone’s music, and Trent was just plain on fire! His sets with Nick Guzman and Patrick McCauley were epic!
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Patrick McCauley w/ Trent (above)
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It was a Gyasi Ross night; his feature moved the crowd mightily, and his style of rhythmic, jazz-infused acoustic guitar singer/songwriter music was well-represented both weeks by players like Peter Chung, Jean Marc, Ellisa Hammersla, newcomer Wesley Woo (this week backed by harmony singers Hyejin Yu and Jenna, who promises to make her RDL debut next time, and by Ricardo on shaker) and others.
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Gyasi Ross (above)
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Hyejin Yu (above)
This week, Dane Ohri had a feather in his cap (literally) as the featured performer, with beautiful songs in the folk-rock/indie idiom plied by writer/players like Thunderegg, Mario Di Sandro, Gary Adler, Alex Jimenez, Jeff Desira (“When I Let Go”) and Donovan Plant (with singer Sam Whitehouse on “San Francisco.”)
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Gumbo Dave was in both weeks with his wonderful stuffed bread, the Jameson and a beer special was on, and the ceremonial lighting of the fourth disco ball was celebrated by the host who keeps it all happening, KC Turner!
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(Did you know that KC hosts a music community coffee every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM at Crepes on Cole, 100 Carl Street in San Francisco? It’s a good time and place to chat about matters of interest to musicians and others involved in music, and a good place outside music venues to hang with your music friends!)
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Come share the excitement and fun of this signal SF event, the Red Devil Lounge Open Mic, with us next time when Courtney Nicole is the featured performer (1/22) and on 1/29, when Brentando features!
 
The line forms on Tuesday night!

Red Devil Open Mic in the SF Examiner!

Check it out! Our first open mic of 2013 featuring Gyasi Ross got a write up in the SF Examiner!  View the article HERE

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