By Ian S. Port
By Tony Ware
By Emma Silvers
By Gary Moskowitz
By Alee Karim
By Ian S. Port
By Ian S. Port
By Derek Opperman
11 p.m. -- Joe Altieri
11 p.m. -- David Brian Band is led by a master of rich harmony and poetic lyrics, which are seldom heard in an age of knock-off pop noise
11:30 p.m. -- Elin Jr. is a guitarist of the first order who cranks out her own unique vision of rock; her raw vocals and intense stage presence are perfect accompaniments for her emotionally charged, urban acoustic music
11:30 p.m. -- Kim Baker is an L.A.-based singer/songwriter who has toured nationwide
Midnight -- True Margrit performs bluesy pop rock
Midnight -- Paul Durham is a Geffen recording artist who performs original rock
12:30 a.m. -- Jeff Krebs performs crash ballads; "Lose your preconceptions about singer/songwriters -- Krebs hits like a mouthful of tequila." -- Alternative Press
3251 Scott, 922-2456
9 p.m. -- Paul Durham is a Geffen recording artist who performs original rock
11 p.m. -- Dig is an American band that began in the streets and subway stations of Tokyo; its alternative, hip-bop soul made a huge splash in the underground music scene there and is sure to get you into the groove
333 11th St., 255-0333
8:15 p.m. -- Eels DreamWorks recording artists defy convention on their debut, Beautiful Freak
9:15 p.m. -- Cola is a thoughtful four-piece band that writes intelligent pop songs that go beyond just getting laid or inebriated
10:30 p.m. -- John Sinclair is a New Orleans-based performer who delivers investigative poetry with themes of blues and jazz history; he managed the MC5, and is the ex-chairman of the White Panther Party
314 11th St., 861-6906
9 p.m. -- Lilyvolt blends ethereal tones with intense rhythms and sensual vocals
10 p.m. -- Fetish jumps between metallic bump-and-grind and hyperthrash music; it's lead-heavy rock with a kinky twist
10:45 p.m. -- Mr. T Experience is Lookout! recording artists performing maximum punk 'n' roll; makes sense, since they are fronted by the Noel Coward of punk rock
11:20 p.m. -- Dangs offer a renovated musical pawnshop of rock 'n' roll goods; their modern American rock is laced with irony and fueled by infectious urgency
Midnight -- Keeners perform aggressive alternative rock
10 p.m. -- Chem Lab is one of today's premier independent industrial bands; its hypnotic tracks fill dance floors and warp minds
11:30 p.m. -- Sister Machine Gun mixes electro rhythms, distorted vocals, and powerful guitar chunks to create a groove hybrid that is driving and darkly introspective; the band may rewrite the rules for industrial music the way Moby rewrote techno
Up & down Club
1151 Folsom, 626-2388
9:30 p.m. -- Jungle Biskit combines jazz standards with thoughtful spoken word, slammin' hip hop grooves, and a funkified flavor; the all-star lineup, which includes Dave Ellis, Jay Lane, Troy Lampkins, Miles Perkins, and Martin G. Reynolds, was noted by Billboard as the next hot thing to come out of San Francisco's jazz-hop scene
SFO3 by Day
The Press Club
555 Post, 775-7800
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lobby.
Ask the Lawyer
All day. Library.
Sponsored by California Lawyers for the Arts.
All day. Library.
Includes presentations by IUMA and HotWired.
All day. Upstairs.
H.E.A.R. hearing tests and information.
Demo Listening Sessions
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; 1:30-3:15 p.m.; 3:30-5:15 p.m. Presidents' Room.
Courtesy of Northern California Songwriters' Association. Bring a song of your choice on cassette or CD. Sign up for a specific demo session. We will be screening all genres of music during each session.
Coordinator: Ian Crombie (Northern California Songwriters' Association)
Listeners: Jon Abt (NARAS), Anthony Bonet (booker, Bottom of the Hill), Jon Brody (A&R, Private Music), Joe Chiccarelli (producer, engineer), YaVette Holts (Presence Productions), Lisa Klein (L.K. Management), Mark Margolis (Double M Music Management), Sandro Pugliese (A&R, Arista), Harvey Schwartz (A&R, Capricorn).
All day. Oak Bar.
11:30 a.m. -- Matt Nathanson performs pop-oriented, aggressive folk rock
1 p.m. -- Van Gogh's Daughter is an all-female quartet that performs dark, psychedelic pop that explores drinking, anger, and relationships; they have been turning heads since their release on Hollywood
2:45 p.m. -- Steve Packenham is a guy just like any other guy, but when he picks up a guitar in a crowded room and starts to sing ... you can hardly hear him
10 a.m. Media Room.
Bob Galliani (GAVIN's Commercial Director).
An exploration of the personal and business qualities that have made Frank and his agencies so effective. Monterey Peninsula Artists is one of the most highly respected talent booking agencies in the world. MPA sells talent to promoters, clubs, fairs, and everything in between. Its artists include Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, Chris Isaak, Cracker, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews Band, Indigo Girls, k.d. lang, Leo Kottke, Lyle Lovett, Meat Puppets, Nanci Griffith, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Shawn Colvin, Soul Coughing, Veruca Salt, and many more.