SFO3 1996

Edinburgh Castle
950 Geary, 885-4074
9 p.m. -- Delmarva is transcendental pugilism featuring Packer greats in action

10 p.m. -- Alison Faith Levy is a recent ASCAP award-winner; this songwriter composes scores for silent films when she's not performing at festivals around the country with her rock band

11 p.m. -- Baby Carrot performs lyric-oriented indie rock; the group appears on the Rock Scientist compilation

Midnight -- Pamela Martin Band is the babes of the airwaves performing melodic rock

Elbo Room
647 Valencia, 552-7788
11 p.m. -- Dogslyde performs head-bobbing, all-original instrumental jazz

12:30 a.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

Eleven
374 11th St., 431-3337
7 p.m. -- Ben Rubin Duo is an original, modern, improvisational jazz combo; up-and-coming bassist Ben Rubin always has a surplus of new jazz schemes up his sleeve

10 p.m. -- Section 8 Project is a high-energy jazz band playing original music; it carries the torch passed down from Charles Mingus and Sun Ra

Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell, 885-0750
"Seismic/Aware Showcase"

8 p.m. -- Emma Jean Psalm is a leading figure in San Francisco's country-influenced rock revival who provides a new twist to roots rock; sax and keys develop powerful, melodic grooves that focus on songcraft and include both an acoustic and electric guitar

8:45 p.m. -- farmer plays in a different garage; it's a different kind of band

9:35 p.m. -- Mommyheads mix influences ranging from the Beatles to the Band and XTC; they have recorded three albums and have a small but devoted following across the nation

10:30 p.m. -- Sweet Virginia performs a unique, passionate blend of folk-tinged, Southern-style rock

11:45 p.m. -- Sherri Jackson blends rock, soul, pop, and folk with insightful lyrics and dynamic vocals

Heartbreak
1821 Haight, 666-0800
"Rock Scientist Showcase"
9:30 p.m. -- Panic Ear Service
10:30 p.m. -- 23 Aorta

11:30 p.m. -- Grady Sisters take their songs to new extremes in what becomes a storm of high energy and released melody; fusing familiar pop structures with dissonant and abstract concepts, this quartet creates a sound that is vibrant, stirring, and truly original (they're not sisters)

12:30 a.m. -- Pony Ride performs lush music that ranges from heavy noise to ethereal lyricism; singer/bassist Maggie Emenhiser has been described as "a butterfly in jackboots"

Hotel Utah
500 Fourth St., 421-8308
9:30 p.m. -- Greg Reeves serves up elements of rock, country, and folk for a steamin' pot of modern roots music that feels like well-worn leather

9:30 p.m. -- Jimbo Trout performs American roots music with the help of a stand-up bass and a washboard

9:30 p.m. -- Matt Nathanson performs pop-oriented, aggressive folk rock
9:30 p.m. -- Cherie Noel
9:30 p.m. -- Stephanie Mechura is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter who has excited audiences nationwide with her captivating voice and accomplished guitar playing; she recently released her second indie, Crush

10:30 p.m. -- Lawsuit is a 10-piece outfit that combines world beat, ska, rock, and funk

Il Pirata
2007 16th St., 626-2626
9 p.m. -- Flesh Weapons live in abject poverty on the outskirts of San Francisco, cringing in the shadow of such greats as Rancid, NOFX, Metallica, and Wavy Gravy

10 p.m. -- Highbird "And then there were three in the limelight who were embarking on a journey of discipline that was close to the edge of the dark side; remain seated please"

11 p.m. -- Yin vs. Yang performs powerful, hypnotic material that is led by spicy female vocals

Midnight -- Ring Children perform swirling, dark wave, psychedelic grooves drenched in sex

Infusion
555 Second St., 543-2282
9:30 p.m. -- Jeffrey Halford & the Healers offer original scat-style lyrics and a blistering rhythm section; Halford draws on the Beats for poetic license and the Bayou for national slide inspiration

Last Day Saloon
406 Clement, 387-6343
9 p.m. -- Roberta Donnay & the Jungle Gods is a six-piece group that shimmers with a warm blend of funk, Latin, and a touch of disco

9:45 p.m. -- Haale
10:30 p.m. -- Jeffrey Halford & the Healers offer original scat-style lyrics and a blistering rhythm section; Halford draws on the Beats for poetic license and the Bayou for national slide inspiration

11:45 p.m. -- Grapes

Mick's Lounge
2513 Van Ness, 928-0404
8 p.m. -- Katie's Dimples has a back-roads style that is reminiscent of a slice of Aunt Bee's apple pie -- warm and heartfelt

9 p.m. -- The Commons are an eclectic groove-based rock band with four singer/songwriters who are rapidly emerging as a major creative force in the world of unsigned acts

10 p.m. -- 17 Reasons serve up dark pop that is both sweet and crunchy
11 p.m. -- Last Americans perform original American rock music
Midnight -- Alley Boys perform uncompromising, street-born greaser rock which is featured on the Live 105 compilation; they have shared bills with Green Day, Pretenders, House of Pain, and Violent Femmes, and played for President Bill Clinton

Paradise Lounge
1501 Folsom, 861-6906
9 p.m. -- Preacher Boy performs blues-influenced Americana originals with the storytelling flavor of Tom Waits; his debut received a BAMMIE nomination and his band garnered one of the only standing ovations in the history of the San Francisco Blues Festival

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