SFO3 1996

9 p.m. -- Baby Snufkin performs hooky, punky, funky pop songs with African, Cuban, and Mexican rhythms, laid over jazz harmonies

9:30 p.m. -- Liar is a tasty concoction of flamenco, bluegrass, punk rock, and Middle Eastern folk with a carnival twist

10 p.m. -- 54/40
10:30 p.m. -- Engorged With Blood performs lo-fi, smoky sex rock that gets under your skin -- picture Lou Reed singing for Chrome or Leonard Cohen fronting Morphine, playing songs the Gun Club should have written; the WAMMIE-winning act includes members of the American Music Club, Romeo Void, Club Foot Orchestra, and Pearl Harbour

10:30 p.m. -- Jim Campilongo & the Ten Gallon Cats perform original cowboy jazz; Campilongo was recently nominated for two BAMMIES

11 p.m. -- Supernaturals feature members of the Loved Ones performing '60s-flavored soul

Midnight -- Los Angelitos is a high-energy 10-piece that performs acid-Latin-hip-hop-jazz-funk grooves; the charismatic big band won a WAMMIE last year for best Latin act

3251 Scott, 922-2456
9:30 p.m. -- Nuts use haunting female harmonies to move your world
11 p.m. -- Steak performs dumpsta funk

333 11th St., 255-0333
8:15 p.m. -- Porcelain performs pure, crisp sonic rock; the group was recently selected by NARAS for a Grammy showcase featuring the 50 best unsigned bands in the country

9:15 p.m. -- Portashrine puts emphasis on songwriting and vocal melodies, but make no mistake: they shred; file between HYsker DY and Guided by Voices

10:30 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

Midnight -- Protein is a power-pop trio that mixes metal guitar riffs with anthemic sing-along choruses; the group has been creating a huge buzz and was nominated for a WAMMIE last year

Star Cleaners
9:30 p.m. -- 50 Million
10:30 p.m. -- Knittles perform space operas for the aurally challenged

11:30 p.m. -- Dora Flood performs moody, textural British-flavored pop without the shoegazing

12:30 a.m. -- Fantasy members wear lime-green polyester outfits with matching shoes and funny hair; they sing three-part falsetto harmonies and generally have a smashing good time

Transmission Theater
314 11th St., 861-6906
8:30 p.m. -- Giant Robot performs instrumental guitar, space-war mayhem featuring Brain, Buckethead, and Mr. Pete

9:30 p.m. -- M.I.R.V. records for Prawn Song; the band is a combination of mutant rock, feeding time at Monkey Island, and vaudevillian sideshow -- mamma mia!

10:30 p.m. -- Walrus Helmet beats up the Beatles
11:30 p.m. -- Flower SF performs majestic, ovarian thump rock; tight, powerful, sensitive, and intense, the band's live shows are a vortex of insistent rhythm driven by emotion and potent sexuality

12:15 a.m. -- JoJo presents the darker edge of pop; its snarly sound bears heavy '60s and '70s influences without sounding retro or dated

Up & down Club
1151 Folsom, 626-2388
10 p.m. -- Jeff Chambers Trio

Saturday 27
SFO3 by Day

The Press Club
555 Post, 775-7800

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lobby.

Ask the Lawyer
All day. Library.
Sponsored by California Lawyers for the Arts.

On-Line Demonstrations
All day. Library.
Includes presentations by IUMA and HotWired.

Hear This
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: Carter (Stereotype Management), Jim Dean (producer), Jackson Griffith (Pulse magazine), Billy Jam ("Hip Hop Slam," free-lance writer), Blaine Kaplan (101 Entertainment), Barry Kolsky (All Nations Music Publishing), Gregg Latterman (Aware Records), Linda Ryan (next flash), J. Sciarra (Catapult Music), Craig Silvey (Toast Studios), Greg Werckman (A&R, Mercury).

Music Showcases
All day. Oak Bar.
11:15 a.m. -- Stefanie Gleit performs high-energy acoustic music

12:45 p.m. -- Preacher Boy is a BAMMIE-nominated artist who performs skewed, lyrically driven roots music with Waits-like vocals

2 p.m. -- Bob Martin performs folk music that follows the same muse as Kerouac, Guthrie, and Dylan

3:30 p.m. -- Lucy Lee started her career performing singing telegrams and the occasional cowboy movie song; this sweet-voiced lass recently won two awards in the national "Rockrgrl" contest for her firey brand of American music -- it's a little country, a little rock, a little folk, a little R&B

The Return of Rock Jeopardy
10-11:15 a.m. Tapestry Room.

Hey, early birds! Join the never-ending stream of know-it-alls for a rousing brain teaser at this live-action quiz show starring you. Sign up in the lobby to enter and win prizes from Rhino.

Hosted by perennial favorite and man-about-town Roger "Goosebump" Clark.
Back again this year with questions by: Bill Wyman (SF Weekly, Chicago Reader, SXSW Rock Critic Jeopardy, East Bay Express), Bonnie Simmons (dog trainer), and Queenie Taylor (who actually tried out for the real Jeopardy this year but failed).

It's All in the Downbeat (Or Is It the Backbeat?): The Producers Panel
11:30 a.m. Media Room.
Producers talk about (and play examples of) what they listen for in a demo tape and what goes into the mix to create a finished masterpiece.

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