SFO3 1996

July 25-28 San Francisco
Four days of music business how-to, four nights of nightclub whoop-de-do
Welcome to SFO3

San Francisco is a great music city with a rich heritage, so it's fantastic to see the Bay Area's music scene come alive during SFO3.

The clubs are full of talent, A&R execs are in town, and there will be plenty of chances to mingle with music business experts and aspirants from the Bay Area and beyond at the Press Club this week.

This year is slightly different as there will be many alternative radio programmers and record label people in town for GAVIN's first Alternative Boot Camp, which is taking place simultaneously across town. We are delighted also to be involved with NARAS and the Multimedia Development Group for the first time for Music & Multimedia Day on Sunday.

As always with a complex event such as SFO3, there are many people to thank on behalf of GAVIN. In particular, I would like to thank our organizers Bonnie Simmons and Queenie Taylor, all the performers, the club owners and bookers, the panelists, the Press Club, Chip Conley at the Phoenix, Bob Galliani and Natalie Duitsman and all the staff at GAVIN, local and national media and music business friends who have given us their encouragement, and our sponsors listed below.

Work hard, play hard, and enjoy yourself.
David Dalton, CEO, GAVIN

Dear SFO3 Celebrants,
Welcome back to music business summer camp! What we're trying to do here is combine several potentially divergent streams of interest while celebrating and enjoying the best music that the West Coast has to offer. Many thanks to GAVIN for believing in SFO and in us. You make it happen!

SFO3 presents 1) nuts and bolts: how to do things, learn facts, hear music; and 2) art: a multitude of shows, by all sorts of musicians, in 35 nightclubs throughout San Francisco.

This is as much a local music celebration as it is an exploration of the "big time," as much a Bay Area party as a means to that elusive A&R signing.

Thank you for being with us here in beautiful San Francisco. We are proud of the Bay Area tradition of combining a healthy community, art, and education. And don't forget: Have fun! That's definitely an SFO tradition.

Yours in O,
Bonnie Simmons & Queenie Taylor

GAVIN presents SFO3 in association with Live 105 and SF Weekly on July 25, 26, 27, and 28 throughout San Francisco.

The Goings-On
Wednesday 24
SFO3 Pre-Show
Club Cocodrie
1024 Kearny, 986-6678

8 p.m. -- Hard combines potent lyrics, dedicated musicianship, and seasoned songwriting to generate something so honest that its message alludes to a higher meaning

8:40 p.m. -- Ded Neyber plays powerful original metal à la early Metallica

9:20 p.m. -- Pornstar performs West Coast alternative pop
10 p.m. -- Immortality performs groove-oriented, progressive death metal
10:50 p.m. -- D-Train performs aggressive, loud, fast, in-your-face thrash-metal

11:40 p.m. -- Level performs heavy, alternative post-grunge
12:30 a.m. -- Alphabitch is fronted by the "Goddess of Neurosis," and is a hard-edged, post-punk band from Oregon that is propelled by a perpetual nervous breakdown

Thursday 25
Second Annual SFO3 Open
Presidio Golf Course
Arguello & Finley, 561-4653
11:30 a.m. -- Opening Festivities
12:30 p.m. -- Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m. -- Awards Presentation and Party

Hosted by the law firm of Simons & Stein; sponsored by BMI, GAVIN, Music People, In-A-Minute Records, and Orbit Copy. Proceeds benefit H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education & Awareness for Rockers). Additional $100 entry fee. For information call (415) 249-0800.

Registration
Noon-10 p.m. Lobby.
Music Showcases
4-6 p.m. Oak Bar.
4 p.m. -- The Girl and I
5 p.m. -- Elin Jr. performs urban acoustic rock

5:30 p.m. -- Jackson Griffith is a solo singer/songwriter who also happens to be the senior editor of Pulse

For Your Ears Only II
6-8 p.m. Tapestry Room.
Musicians talk things over in the privacy of their own kind. A summary of their questions and issues will be brought to subsequent panels. Hosted by Dean Del Ray (2 Lane Blacktop) and Connie Champagne (The New Morty Show).

Writers Soiree
6-8 p.m. Oak Bar.
A chance for all journalists to hang out, network, talk, and schmooze. Hosted by J.H. Tompkins (San Francisco Bay Guardian) and Bill Wyman (SF Weekly).

Open Your Golden Gates Invitational III
8-10 p.m. Tapestry Room.
SFO's third annual unplugged song night is co-hosted by Kurt Wolff and Tom Erikson. Hear songs by, for, and about San Francisco artists and the city. Guests include:Stephanie Finch, Sonya Hunter, and Patrick Winningham.

Everyone is welcome in the Press Club on Thursday. No registration required!

SFO3 by Night
Blue Lamp
561 Geary, 885-1464

10 p.m. -- Coyote Pudding is an all-original modern rock band with a bit of the Irish to its sound

11:30 p.m. -- Peeps are a loud, exotic rock band that presents more than just music

Boomerang
1840 Haight, 387-2996
5 p.m. -- I Am Your Conscience features members of Pere Ubu

6 p.m. -- Telto performs edgy, song-oriented music that draws fans of Patti Smith and the Throwing Muses

7 p.m. -- Capsule features members of happygoingnowhere, Hoodlum Empire, and Bunny performing anthemic American space pop

8 p.m. -- Mutilators perform original psychobilly that will drive you insane with fiendish glee

9 p.m. -- Nukes New Red Archives recording artists draw on early punk influences such as the Clash, the Stooges, and the MC5; they play high-energy, heavy, fast rock 'n' roll

10 p.m. -- Ain't za ovaj male/female kvartet iz San Francisca; za koje bi se uvjento moglo reci punk rock

11 p.m. -- Creeps in Exile offer the chance to see what music journalist Johnny Angel looks like: His band plays a sweaty amalgamation of punk, greaseball groove, and straightforward rock 'n' roll

Midnight -- Alphabitch is fronted by the "Goddess of Neurosis," and is a hard-edged, post-punk band from Oregon that is propelled by a perpetual nervous breakdown

Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St., 621-4455
9:30 p.m. -- Smitten blends heavy distortion with jangly guitars, pretty female vocals, and catchy pop melodies; its songs are swirly, moody numbers about alienation and lust

10:30 p.m. -- Spike 1000 are "tiny, divinely inspired monsters lurking behind the eyelids and dancing upon the synaptic gaps of four guys and one girl who slobber rhythmically on electrified instruments"; they're good for you

11:30 p.m. -- Kai Kln pulls together all the history of rock, punk, and acid rock and comes out with a new sound for today's ears

Bruno's
2389 Mission, 550-7455
10 p.m. -- Spiritual Corinthians perform R&B-laced gospel
Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market, 861-5016

7-9 p.m. -- Jill Tracy performs dark pop cabaret with a blend of spooky ragtime, sultry vocals, and classical piano; she is a favorite of the Du Nord and her recent release, quintessentially unreal, was critically acclaimed

10 p.m. -- Deadweight is Charlie Daniels in hell playing a combination of Bartok and Zeppelin

11 p.m. -- Food Stamp performs alternative rock
Midnight -- Three O performs alternative rock

Cat's Grill & Alley Club
1190 Folsom, 431-3332
"Popscene Presents"

8 p.m. -- Pete performs texture-driven noise pop with a flair for melodic, melancholy psychedelica; musical influences range from the Beach Boys and the Beatles to My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver

9 p.m. -- Robots in Disguise perform exciting, poetic, psychedelic pop
10 p.m. -- Panda performs an inspired, twisted medley of psychedelic, pop-styled freak-outs

11 p.m. -- Mover is a good-time rock band in the spirit of Big Star and the Rolling Stones

Midnight -- Blueland blends British pop and American rock with melancholy harmonies and wistful writing

Chameleon
853 Valencia, 821-1891
10 p.m. -- Old Grandad performs smooth, sippin' metal that will turn your eyes as bloodshot as Satan's cocktail

11 p.m. -- Rudiments are punk, not ska
Midnight -- Barfeeders play hard, fast, filthy, fun San Francisco punk; the raw energy and psychotic facial distortions will leave you shitfaced

Club Cocodrie
1024 Kearny, 986-6678
8 p.m. -- Basketball Jones are hardcore, punk rock chixxx
8:40 p.m. -- Dirty Water Dogs play rock 'n' roll the way nature intended

9:20 p.m. -- Scarlet Theory performs modern, progressive rock that will leave a lasting impression; pig squeals are just the beginning

10 p.m. -- The Flu performs aggressive, radio-friendly rock for smart people in the grand tradition of the Who, the Replacements, and the Afghan Whigs

10:40 p.m. -- Spinning Jennies blend, in the tradition of HYsker DY and the Lemonheads, a hard, upbeat playing style with melodic vocals; they recently released their second full-length CD, Pop N Serve

11:20 p.m. -- Anymore combines ethereal atmospheres with intense rhythms and fuzz; female vocals and melodic hooks swirl through layers of noise

12:15 a.m. -- Vaportrail are three shy, mellow guys making pop for astronauts

Coco Club
139 Eighth St., 626-2337
9:30 p.m. -- Krinkles perform psycho-acoustic pop; it's the kind of crazy lounge music that makes you want to drink a martini so you can smash the glass over someone's head

10:15 p.m. -- Holy Joe fashions from a bit of blues, a touch of pop, and a cutting-edge ear for the hit single a unique brand of white-trash Americana

11 p.m. -- Irresistible Impulse is an all-female, alternative acoustic group influenced by the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, and 10,000 Maniacs

11:30 p.m. -- Kuntry Kunts are five women performing authentic, down-home country music brimming with raucous energy and disarming warmth

DNA Lounge
375 11th St., 626-1409
"Rockabilly Showcase"
10 p.m. -- Barnshakers perform boot-shakin' rockabilly

11 p.m. -- Dave & Deke Combo take a pinch of the great hillbilly-rockabilly vocal duos from the '40s and '50s, add a dab of free-and-easy West Coast fun, and give you the wingdingest bunch of no-accounts who ever blew out of the Missouri hills; check out their recent Heyday recording, Hollywood Barn Dance

Midnight -- Big Six is Britain's premier big beat combo; they combine the power of James Brown's horns with the drive of Bill Haley's rhythm section, and they all wear plaid

Edinburgh Castle
950 Geary, 885-4074
9:30 p.m. -- Linda Brady is a prolific songwriter who combines the catchy pop of the British Invasion with the sarcastic, sly-witted lyrical concerns of young urban women

10:15 p.m. -- Sleeping Giants perform Big Star-influenced pop music
11:15 p.m. -- Eyes of Lime

Eleven
374 11th St., 431-3337
6 p.m. -- Ben Rodefer Trio is a groove-elation jazz sensation led by the guitarist extraordinaire

8 p.m. -- Go Van Gogh scampers through Coltrane and Grappelli territory while blending multinational flavors gathered from such places as Morocco and Sri Lanka; its exquisite stateside groove, which incorporates horns and violin, made it into SF Weekly's top 10; a heads-up to all jazz-loving belly dancers

Heartbreak
1821 Haight, 666-0800
9:30 p.m. -- Aunt Bettys are an eclectic four-piece from Orange County that blends punk aggression, acoustic subtlety, and pop melodies with truly weird subject matter

10:30 p.m. -- Speaker is a three-piece hardcore pop band from Orange County that recently signed to Capricorn

11:30 p.m. -- Ecoli
12:30 a.m. -- Carlos! is a three-piece outfit that plays non-heavy, punkish guitar pop; "There's fuzz without feedback, anxiety without insipid introspection, and an indie sensibility without the attitude." -- BAM

Hotel Utah
500 Fourth St., 421-8308
9:30 p.m. -- Sonya Hunter Trio is led by the urban folk diva and bar-stool yarn weaver; she has a glass-smooth voice that is both sweetly sensitive and world-wise

10:15 p.m. -- Me Jane inspires an image of Steely Dan in a skirt; lead singer Jane Hardaway has a song featured in an upcoming Warner Bros. film

11 p.m. -- Ruby's Tattoo performs original folk rock that sticks in the brain; it has a song featured on the Melrose Place soundtrack

11:45 p.m. -- Pamela Martin Band is the babes of the airwaves performing melodic rock

Infusion
555 Second St., 543-2282
9:30 p.m. -- Blue Matter is an improvisational, inspirational, funk, rock, and groove band

Last Day Saloon
406 Clement, 387-6343
9 p.m. -- Felonious Monks
9:45 p.m. -- Spirit House

10:30 p.m. -- Dizzybam performs a jazzy mix of trip hop, funk, and rock; if music were canned food, Dizzybam would be the can opener

11:45 p.m. -- Super Sauce is a seven-piece band that plays jazzy funk; wear your dancing shoes because the groove is irresistible

Mick's Lounge
2513 Van Ness, 928-0404
8 p.m. -- Lunar Sea is a five-piece crew of romantic lunatics rocking on the waters of the San Francisco Bay

9 p.m. -- Walkinthbigdog performs storytellin', foot-tappin' pop rock that has too many chords to be power pop, is too good-natured to be alternative, and doesn't have enough Neil Young to be Americana; it's the unalternative

10 p.m. -- Susan Z. combines elements of rock, folk, and pop; she has risen to the top of the Marin County music scene with a beautiful voice and incisive songwriting

11 p.m. -- Brilliant Trees perform intense, intelligent, provocative, funny pop music that knows no boundaries; their songs make observations that swing between acerbic social commentary and a deep joy that borders on spirituality

Midnight -- Silverjacks perform mysterious melodic pop that is provocative and witty; they were chosen by NARAS as one of the top unsigned bands in the country last year

New Main Library
100 Larkin, for information call 255-0333
"Spoken Word Extravaganza"

7:30 p.m. -- Dave Alvin is a legendary musician whose career spawned key roles in X and the Blasters; he has a new live album coming out and is author of Any Rough Times Are Now Behind You

7:30 p.m. -- Don Bajema is a local artist active in many cultural arenas; he's written several films and two books for Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 press

7:30 p.m. -- Frank Lauria has published 12 novels including his Dr. Orient psychic-mysteries series, which has been optioned for film by DreamWorks

Paradise Lounge
1501 Folsom, 861-6906
8 p.m. -- American Professionals

8:30 p.m. -- Fiona Lehn blends folk and rock guitar with lyrical candor that reveals what most people keep guarded; in three years, she has produced three albums and toured across the country, making a name for herself as the Stockton Songstress

8:30 p.m. -- Caroline Aiken is a fiery Atlanta-based singer/songwriter who is currently touring in support of her latest release, Live Bait; her unique acoustic blues has made her a favorite on the national acoustic scene

9 p.m. -- Paul Snicker
9 p.m. -- Following May rises amid the resurgence of acoustic urban music to charm San Francisco with its fresh approach to guitar and vocal pairing

9 p.m. -- Hal Marcus performs a unique brand of acoustic rock that falls somewhere between Vega and Vedder

9:30 p.m. -- Judith Kate Friedman performs urgent and memorable folk ballads; she celebrates her recent release of Someplace Between

9:30 p.m. -- Bern writes acerbic, funny lyrics designed to hit you in the solar plexus; she oozes energy and her voice can take the head off a pint of Guinness; call it frock

10 p.m. -- Turpentine is an Americana trio drawing from bluegrass, country, Cajun, and Tex-Mex styles; arrangements include accordion, bottleneck guitar, banjo, harmonica, upright bass, and three-part vocals

10 p.m. -- Capsule features members of happygoingnowhere, Hoodlum Empire, and Bunny performing anthemic American space pop

10:30 p.m. -- Brian Wachorst & Heidi Farmer are an improvisational acoustic duo

10:30 p.m. -- Monica Pasqual & the Planet Ranch is a singer/songwriter/pianist with a solid backing band who performs subtle, off-kilter, country-tinged folk with rough-and-tumble edges

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

Paragon
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

Slim's
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

Midnight -- Chuck Prophet may be the missing link between Bob Dylan and Paul Westerberg

Transmission Theater
314 11th St., 861-6906
"BMI Showcase"

9 p.m. -- Lilyvolt blends ethereal tones with intense rhythms and sensual vocals

9:30 p.m. -- Sunshine Club is Nico fronting Soul Asylum with Burt Bacharach composing; lugubrious music by which dorks might despair, then feel better

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

Trocadero
520 Fourth St., 995-4600
9 p.m. -- Drill records for A&M; they claim influence from Pink Floyd, the Police, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains

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

Friday 26
SFO3 by Day

The Press Club
555 Post, 775-7800

Registration
9 a.m.-5 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: 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).

Music Showcases
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

Panels
Welcoming Address
10 a.m. Media Room.
Bob Galliani (GAVIN's Commercial Director).

SFO3 Keynote Address
10:30 a.m. Media Room.
Frank Riley (booking agent, Monterey Peninsula Artists).

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.

The Long & Winding Road
11:45 a.m. Media Room.
What is A&R and what does it mean to you? How are signing decisions made? How can a band break through into the world of the majors? Personal stories, general comments, industry predictions, and trends.

Moderator: John Coon (Modulus Music).
Panel: Mitch Brody (Manager, A&R: MCA), Hugo Burnham (Senior Director, A&R: EMI Music), Danny Goodwin (VP & General Manager A&R: Virgin Records); Julie Gordon (The Enclave), Judy Ross (Associate Director, A&R: Epic), Tim Sommer (A&R: Atlantic Records).

Take Me to the River ... and Maybe You Can Make Me Drink
1:30 p.m. Tapestry Room.
Otherwise known as "The Managers Panel." Traditionally one of SFO's most entertaining panels (are managers really frustrated performers?), you'll get answers to such questions as who needs a manager, when, where, and why; the difference between a manager and business manager; and what you are getting yourself into. All accompanied by a multitude of war (and peace) stories.

Moderator: Elliot Cahn (Cahn-Man, 510 Records).
Panel: Earl Barrington (Earl Barrington Management Group Inc.), Mick Brigden (Bill Graham Management), Nadine Condon (The Nadine Condon Co.), Chris Coyle (Industrial Management), Ron Laffitte (Senior VP, GM: Elektra).

Gimme an "S," Gimme an "O," Gimme an "N," Gimme a "G"
3-4:15 p.m. Tapestry Room.
Singers and songwriters muse. SFO3's first singer/songwriter panel. Performers discuss the impact of the business on their creativity, careers, and mental states, and offer suggestions about how to create in spite of "the rest of the story."

Moderator: Scott Mathews (producer, songwriter).
Panel: Michael Been, John McCrea, Chris von Sneidern, Patty Spiglanin, and more.

It's Only Rock & Roll, But Money Is What I Like
3-4:15 p.m. Media Room.
How to maximize your earning potential through such "alternative" income sources as voice-overs, sponsorships, soundtracks, corporate gigs, merchandising, and other specialized bookings.

Moderator: Susan Rabin (attorney).
Panel: Peter Berliner (Innovative Entertainment), Keta Bill (vocalist), Jeff Brandstetter (attorney, author of The Music Business Explained in Plain English), Eve Bregman (Creative Manager, Film & TV, Bug Music), Lisa Klein (L.K. Management), Barry Simons (Law Offices of Simons & Stein), Greg Sowders (Director of Creative, Warner-Chappell).

The End of Innocence
4:30-5:45 p.m. Tapestry Room.
Publishing and legal issues: Challenge your brain with a nuts-and-bolts panel on what publishing is, the most common legal questions and answers, clearance issues, and a raft of other arcane -- but important -- information.

Moderator: David Hirshland (Bug Music).
Panel: Al Evers (A Train Management), Linda Lorence (SESAC), Pat Lucas (EMI), Shari Saba (Warner-Chappell), Karen Soroka (Soroka Music).

Don't Touch That Dial: It's a Radio
4:30-5:45 p.m. Media Room.
Guest speakers from our sister convention (GAVIN's Alternative Boot Camp) do their best to explain what "format" means to bands at all stages of their careers, and where the radio scene is headed.

Moderator: Karen Glauber (VP, Post-Modern Editor, Hits).
Panel: Aaron Axelsen (Live 105), Tom Calderone (Jacobs Media), Laurie Gail (WFNX Boston), Jim McGuinn (WDRE Philadelphia), Paul Marszalek (KFOG San Francisco), Susie Tennant (Sub Pop), Ted Volk (Geffen Records).

The Killer Cocktail Party
Miss Pearl's Jam House
601 Eddy, 775-5267

6-8 p.m. -- The time-honored tradition returns in full force. Live performances by Virgin Records' Pluto and Zero Hour's Steve Wynn with special guests. This year, SFO3 will be mingling with the concurrent GAVIN Alternative Boot Camp. (Individual tickets available for $35.)

SFO3 by Night
Big Heart City
836 Mission, 777-0666/626-9444

9:15 p.m. -- Critical Mass is a four-piece, third-wave ska outfit with an aggressive style; they play high-energy dance music with jazz and rock influences

10 p.m. -- Fabulous Hedgehogs create a new sound by combining unorthodox instrumentation, writing style, humor, and arrangements with the more traditional roles cast by rock, jazz, bluegrass, R&B, and punk

11 p.m. -- Neosoreskin performs chaoskatweaky circus music that you can dance to

Midnight -- Mudsharks are a six-piece, progressive ska band who have built a strong following throughout the West and released two indie CDs

1 a.m. -- Jimmy 2 Times performs two-tone ska for the working man

Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus, 474-0365
"An Evening of Lounge"
9 p.m. -- ACME Rocket Quartet performs electro-lounge jazz
9:50 p.m. -- Gentlemen of Leisure are the nuttiest guys on campus

10:30 p.m. -- Hammond Cheese Combo's Steve Lucky serves up hot and greasy grooves with a side of cool

11:20 p.m. -- Mr. Lucky Experience performs arena-style lounge that plumbs popular culture for a freshly wound sound

12:10 a.m. -- Herb glorifies the grooviness of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

Blue Lamp
561 Geary, 885-1464
10 p.m. -- Johnny X 4 is a smokin' new trio that pumps out hard rockabilly riffs

11:30 p.m. -- Go Pound Salt was named the best power pop band around by BAM

Boomerang
1840 Haight, 387-2996
5 p.m. -- Link 80 performs classy hardcore, punk-rock ska that you can kickbox to

6 p.m. -- Hermaphrodaddys sound a bit like if Johnny Cash joined the Replacements and made a soundtrack for Smokey and the Bandit III

7 p.m. -- Vegas de Milo is what you get when the remainder of a tuba octet has a serious run-in with a bunch of cheap guitars; their song "That Asshole Bob" was a highly requested modern-rock favorite on Live 105

8 p.m. -- Almighty Ultrasound has been touring with the Ramones; NIN meets Nirvana

9 p.m. -- Dolores Haze
10 p.m. -- Don't Mean Maybe
11 p.m. -- Decal performs power pop in the vein of Green Day
Midnight -- Speedboat performs alternative rock

Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St., 621-4455
"ASCAP Showcase"

9 p.m. -- Amplifier is a San Francisco rock quartet that uses organ, sampler, theremin, and optagon; their music incorporates the swaggering grooves of vintage Roxy Music, Rolling Stones, and David Bowie while simultaneously weaving in a trippy space-rock element reminiscent of early Pink Floyd

10 p.m. -- Hugh performs surreal power pop
11 p.m. -- Heavy Into Jeff performs honest, catchy pop rock that is not afraid to laugh at itself; the group won a WAMMIE for best alternative rock band

Midnight -- Thrill Pillows blend lush guitars and light vocal harmonies with a heavy rhythm section that drives listeners into fits of "pillowmania"; they were featured artists on BAM and big Whoop! compilations

Bruno's
2389 Mission, 550-7455
10 p.m. -- Jack Duvall Trio performs smoky jazz originals for the Cocktail Nation

11 p.m. -- Orson Country Line performs country swing
Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market, 861-5016

7 p.m. -- JC Hopkins Heptet Hopkins croons and tickles the ivories in his latest project, a modern standards band; he finds his voice in original songs that hearken back to the era of Gershwin and Carmichael, but with Sinatra-esque stylings and a Waits-like edge

10 p.m. -- Manifest Yesterday enters a world where the fusion of live music and personal philosophy creates a unique jazzhopsoul sound

11 p.m. -- Junk is not only the name of this jazz collective, it's also meant to jokingly describe the band's music: a boundary-blitzing hybrid of jazz, funk, hip hop, and rock

Midnight -- One Nation Underground is a funky, free-form, jazz-hop collective; last year they won a WAMMIE for best jazz act

Cat's Grill & Alley Club
1190 Folsom, 431-3332
10:45 p.m. -- Alphabitch is fronted by the "Goddess of Neurosis," and is a hard-edged, post-punk band from Oregon that is propelled by a perpetual nervous breakdown

11:45 p.m. -- Slish performs a metal-heavy brand of psychedelica; the band features former members of Bomb and Helios Creed

Club Cocodrie
1024 Kearny, 986-6678
"Billy Jam's Hip Hop Night"

8 p.m. -- Space Travelers are also known as the Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters; this Frisco DJ crew is world-renowned for its turntable wizardry and numerous releases

9 p.m. -- Rollo's Kitchen performs attention-grabbing hip hop
9:45 p.m. -- Identity was formerly African Identity; this local veteran is the Bay Area's true, No. 1 freestyle rapper; he will be releasing his second album shortly

10 p.m. -- 99th Demention displayed throughout its recent debut its dedication to the art form of hip hop; this Daly City crew is quick to humorously dis fake MCs who try to cash in on the genre

10:15 p.m. -- Toy is a New Jersey transplant who can hang with the boys and beat most of them with her innate talent for freestyle; she will release her debut, Combless Negro Child, later this summer

10:30 p.m. -- A Brother Named Quick was formerly African Identity and is also known as Identity; this local veteran is the Bay Area's true, No. 1 freestyle rapper; he will be releasing his second album shortly

10:45 p.m. -- Closed Caption marks a new wave in Bay Area hip hop that defies East Coast/West Coast categorization

11 p.m. -- IMP (Ill Mannered Posse) is headed by the unique, gravelly voiced Cougnut; the Ill Mannered Posse gets major props for its no-holds-barred street rap

11:15 p.m. -- B.L.A.C.K. stands for Beats, Lyrics, And Conscious Knowledge; the powerfully thought-provoking lyrics live up to the name

11:30 p.m. -- Young Lay is a young rapper who displays his unique lyrical flow on his recent Young Black Brother/Atlantic debut, Black & Dangerous

11:45 p.m. -- Whoridas is comprised of Mr. Taylor and King Sann of Hobo Junction; this Oakland duo has a unique style that combines the best of East and West Coast rap; their debut single, "Shot Callin' & Big Ballin'," is receiving major airplay

Midnight -- 11/5 Hunters Point's "really rap" trio has just released its long-awaited second album, A-1 Yola, to rave critical and commercial acclaim

Coco Club
139 Eighth St., 626-2337
9 p.m. -- En V Us is two teen-age girls who sing pop with an R&B/hip-hop flava; their performances involve high-energy dance choreography and hip vocal arrangements

9:45 p.m. -- Naked Sol presents dynamic soulful grooves
10:30 p.m. -- Dai Phx possesses a five-octave vocal range that spans four musical genres

11:15 p.m. -- Pucker is energetic, witty alternapop-rock that sounds like a sonic combination-platter of the Proclaimers, the Pretenders, and They Might Be Giants

Midnight -- Redfish Bluefish is three little boys making one huge sound

Covered Wagon
917 Folsom, 974-1585
"After-Work Show"

6:30 p.m. -- Torpedoes are a Sunnyvale band whose recent debut has given birth to a new genre of submarine surf; all you ex-punks, this is your messiah band

7:30 p.m. -- Berzerkers are a powerful, surging surf trio who make use of gnarly Nordic overtones

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

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

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

Slim's
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
255-9459
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

Registration
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

Panels
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.

Moderator: Norm Kerner (producer, owner of Brilliant Studios).
Panel: Joe Chiccarelli (producer, engineer: American Music Club, Steve Wynn, Stan Ridgeway, Oingo Boingo, Dog's Eye View), Sylvia Massy (producer: Tool, Geto Boys, Danzig, Love & Rockets, Luscious Jackson), Mike Simpson (staff producer, DreamWorks/Dust Brothers), Philip Steir (producer, remixer: Consolidated, Grace Jones, Pete Townshend, Skold, Tori Amos), Jeffrey Wood (producer: Housemartins, Giant Sand, John Doe, Luka Bloom, Penelope Houston).

It's My Life & I'll Do What I Want (I Think) -- A Brown Bag Seminar
1-2 p.m. Tapestry Room. (Delicious lunch available in the Oak Bar.)
How we got here, why we stay here, where we want to be next, and the absolute impossibility of making sense of life in the music business.

Moderator: Deena Zacharin (attorney).
Panel: Aaron Axelsen (New Music Director, Live 105), Michael Bloom (Seismic Recording Co.), Hanna Bolte (Director of Publicity, BMI), Andie Brokaw (Treat & Release), Carol Burnham (Huge & Jolly PR), Jordan Kurland (David Lefkowitz/Figurehead Management).

Ouch! That Stove Is Hot -- A Brown Bag Seminar
1-2 p.m. Media Room.
Up-to-the-minute recording deal hot issues.

Panel: Michael A. Aczon (attorney), David Naggar (co-author of The Music Business Explained in Plain English), and more.

Finding Your Way in the Jazz & Niche Markets
2:15-3:30 p.m. Tapestry Room.
Find your way through the realms of jazz, acid jazz, improvisational, and vocal music. Find out how they've affected contemporary music marketing, promotion, radio, publicity, and the alternative world.

Moderator: Sep Ghadishah (Lipp Service Promotions; DJ on KUSF, KPFA, and at clubs).

Panel: Peter Apfelbaum (musician, Hieroglyphics Ensemble), Caspar Melville (DJ, event organizer, Associate Editor of On the One), Jason Olaine (jazz promoter, Yoshi's); Derk Richardson (San Francisco Bay Guardian), and Gino Robair (Rastascan Records).

And You Ask Yourself, How Did I Get Here?
2:15-3:30 p.m. Media Room.
Booking, touring, managing for up-and-coming bands. How to build a grass-roots following, how and when to make a deal, what tour support is (and isn't), selling product on the road.

Moderator: Gregg Latterman (Aware).
Panel: Caroline Frye (Revolution Promotion & Management), Elliot Groffman (Grubman & Indursky), Ted Guggenheim (manager, Sherri Jackson), Ambrosia Healey (publicist, Dave Matthews Band), Bruce Solar (Absolute Artists), Larry Weintraub (VP, Artist Development/Artist Relations: A&M Records).

I Heard It Through the Grapevine
3:45-5 p.m. Tapestry Room.
Writers talk and talkers listen. Journalists, writers, chroniclers: what gets said, by whom, and why.

Moderator: Bill Wyman (Arts Editor, SF Weekly).
Panel: Gina Arnold (columnist, East Bay Express; author; free-lance writer), Josh du Lac (pop music writer, Sacramento Bee) Jackson Griffith (Senior Editor, writer: Pulse magazine), Johnny Ray Huston (San Francisco Bay Guardian), Billy Jam ("Hip Hop Slam," free-lance writer), Claudia Perry (San Jose Mercury News).

L.A.'s a Lonely Town: Indie Labels
3:45-5 p.m. Media Room.
Winding your way through the indie world. The players, the theorists, the idealists, the realists.

Moderator: Ray McKenzie (Zero Hour).
Panel: Jason Blaine (In-A-Minute Records), Mark Geller (co-author Tim Sweeney's Guide to Releasing Independent Records), Mark Maggi (Tower Records), Rob McDonald (The REP Co.), Molly Neuman (Lookout! Records), Steve Wilkison (Deja Disc).

Live 105 Hootenanny
Justin Herman Plaza
Steuart & Market (adjacent to the Hyatt Regency)
Noon-1 p.m. -- Live 105 presents a free concert with Yum Yum and Frente.

Hot Dog in the Fog Acoustic Jamboree
Tower Records parking lot
Columbus & Bay

2-4 p.m. -- Come join Tara Brennan and friends for an acoustic afternoon, a hot dog, and a beverage. Acoustic music provided by the Dangs, the Brilliantines, Jeff Bright & the Sunshine Boys, and more.

It's Brilliant!
Brilliant Studios
444 Natoma, 543-4262
3-6 p.m. -- Second Annual SFO3 Producers Reception

Get Toasted!
Toast Studios
1340 Mission, 864-8678
5-8 p.m. -- Celebrate Toast's opening.

SFO3 by Night

Big Heart City
836 Mission, 777-0666/626-9444
9:15 p.m. -- New Dealers are an eight-piece group that combines a jazzy sax rhythm with funky grooves and two rappin' MCs

10 p.m. -- 4 or 5 Dopes perform bad-ass hip-hop-funk-punk with a rockin', soulful attitude

11 p.m. -- Frustration features members of Midnight Voices
Midnight -- House Jacks are the nation's fastest-rising a cappella group; performing everything from R&B to grunge, their voices make instruments seem redundant

1 a.m. -- Jungle Biskit is led by rapper Martin Reynolds and backed by the jazz-based groove of Miles Perkins, Troy Lanson, and Joseph Marshall

Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus, 474-0365
9 p.m. -- Dr. Loco's Conjuntos music scholar leads his scaled-down version of the Rockin' Jalapeno Band

10 p.m. -- Texas Tornadoes features Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, and Doug Sahm

Blue Lamp
561 Geary, 885-1464
10 p.m. -- Ripple plays fortified rock that is highly verbose, personal, and miasmic

11:30 p.m. -- Soul Divine is an all-female powerhouse of talent and chops that will rock your world

Boomerang
1840 Haight, 387-2996
2 p.m. -- Resin performs jazzy funk for the new millennium

3 p.m. -- Liquid is an Oakland acid funk band that combines psychedelic interludes, acid-jazz riffs, and soulful vocals for a bit of fluid alchemy

4 p.m. -- Lamont Central performs acid-jazz funk
5 p.m. -- Missing Link performs third-wave ska
6 p.m. -- Rooster is an acoustic hip-hop outfit; G. Love meets Public Enemy
7 p.m. -- Human Z. performs funkified hip hop

8 p.m. -- New Dealers are an eight-piece group that combines a jazzy sax rhythm with funky grooves and two rappin' MCs

9 p.m. -- Salamander are a unique brand of beats, bops, and bass lines that has been described as "endangered-species rock," "jazz polka," and "white boys drunk on funk"

10 p.m. -- Joint performs hard-edged, metal-infused hip hop
11 p.m. -- Pothole is a thrash-funk improvisational unit with members of TJ Kirk, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, and the Pagan Love Orchestra

Midnight -- Broun Fellinis are a local jazz trio that covers a wide variety of musical vibes, from straight-ahead bop to improvisational surrealism to hip hop grooves; they have been nominated for four BAMMIES and are one San Francisco's forerunning jazz outfits

Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St., 621-4455
9 p.m. -- Ibiza plays inventive rock 'n' roll that is dominated by sincere displays of naked emotion

10 p.m. -- Bimbo Toolshed offers the help of two trailer tramps and two virile studs to make you laugh at the world and walk away feeling cheap, easy, and ready for more; get ready to drink whiskey, steal cigarettes, and get thrown out of your local bar

11 p.m. -- Mensclub dig the "heavy shit" from the late '60s and early '70s like the MC5 and Grand Funk Railroad; Mensclub's music is pure adrenalin rock as proven on the group's highly acclaimed Bar/None release, Comin' to Take You Away

Midnight -- The Clarke Nova is dedicated to furious punk rock with sharp hooks and a heavy attack

Bruno's
2389 Mission, 550-7455
10 p.m. -- Masopust performs an avant-garde hybrid of tango, swing, and East European folk music

11 p.m. -- Action Plus is heavy listening, transistor noir, bad-mood music with beautiful women and shaved gentlemen; guitarist Joe Gore of PJ Harvey and Tom Waits fame joins with unidentified cohorts to fabricate sci-fi, spaghetti western, and spy-approved soundscapes

Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market, 861-5016
7 p.m. -- Granat/Moorehead Group performs innovative dinner jazz

10 p.m. -- Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers perform swinging blues and boogie from the '20s, '30s, and '40s; this is their weekly slot, which they have been smokin' since practically forever -- the Cocktail Nation just can't seem to get enough

Cat's Grill & Alley Club
1190 Folsom, 431-3332
9:30 p.m. -- Fallen Stars are a cross between Hanoi Rocks and the Damned; they perform glamorous, dark pop music for misanthropes who crave attention

10 p.m. -- Here We Burn picture Frank Sinatra and Sinead O'Connor dancing ballet to hardcore

10:30 p.m. -- Flexapleasers combine catchy pop hooks with blasting guitars and angry vocals that pay homage to everything they hate ... and they hate a lot; if you don't like them, they may be singing about you next

11 p.m. -- 187 Calm performs dark, menacing rock with an industrial edge

Chameleon
853 Valencia, 821-1891
"Free Matinee"
6 p.m. -- The Desoto Reds
7 p.m. -- The Culprits perform dynamic, ferocious power pop

8 p.m. -- (the) Judybloom puts the power in pop; hear their fabulous cover of Ozzy's "Crazy Train" on their new CD, Zoe Goes Crazy

9 p.m. -- Chris von Sneidern is a pop singer/songwriter

Club 181
181 Eddy, 673-8181
11 p.m. -- Cheeseballs are a tremendous '70s disco and funk novelty act
Club Cocodrie
1024 Kearny, 986-6678
7:20 p.m. -- Simon Stinger performs hot-rod new wave for the next generation

8 p.m. -- Candy Planet "Like Echobelly: great melodic pop with heavy guitars and a charismatic, intelligent frontwoman." -- Soundcheck

8:40 p.m. -- Red Letter Day performs shiny brilliant pop
9:20 p.m. -- Trampoline performs rock with a modish flair; it's Bob Dylan hanging with the Replacements

10 p.m. -- Semideluxe performs edgy pop songs soaked in a laid-back R&B sound that is heavily influenced by rare groove

10:40 p.m. -- Mockingbirds sound like Steve McQueen on the beach at sunset, only louder

11:20 p.m. -- Dragonfly
Midnight -- Clowns it's rock 'n' roll served up hot and creamy; they make the most beautiful balloon-animal penises ever; come see what the bidding war is about

12:40 a.m. -- Leadbelly plays straight-ahead rock 'n' roll with a historical perspective on all that is most fun about punk rock

Coco Club
139 Eighth St., 626-2337
9 p.m. -- Milkduds

9:45 p.m. -- Hank Stram members met in a home for wayward boys where they began playing raw guitar rock à la the Stooges, but with harmony

10:30 p.m. -- Hissyfit is three cool, young kids playing punky, power-pop music that's a whole lot of fun

11:15 p.m. -- Stru Tural is a melody-oriented noise rock band disappointed with the San Francisco music scene

Midnight -- Me First blends chunky guitars, driving rhythms, and brash, intellectual lyrics; these women put a new spin on the indie-pop genre

DNA Lounge
375 11th St., 626-1409
9:30 p.m. -- Undercover S.K.A. is a crazy seven-piece comprised of several veteran players and a powerful horn section; their eclectic talents shine through slow, reggae pop to high-energy ska

Edinburgh Castle
950 Geary, 885-4074
5 p.m. -- "Uncle Ray's Jam Party" is hosted by an all-around Renaissance man who sang for Zircus, drummed for Alison Faith Levy, and is currently collaborating with Crack MC; this ought to be more fun than a pair of trousers full of ferrets

9/11 p.m. -- Swingin' Doors sound like if the Velvet Underground had played honky-tonk instead of blowing up plastic in Warhol's studio, only better; the Doors mingle cynicism with sentiment for a San Francisco-flavored sweetness

10:15 p.m. -- Naked Barbies are among the best of the fresh country-infused pop rockers; their new album, Tarnished, is a beautiful blend of vocals, accordion, harmonica, and electric guitar

Midnight -- The Brilliantines are a two-guitar, alternative rock band with classic songwriting and lush harmonies

Elbo Room
647 Valencia, 552-7788
11 p.m. -- Toledo presents smoky, jazz-washed soundscapes in which cigarettes and fishnets play a starring role; he appeared in Devil in a Blue Dress and his live shows, which incorporate elements of theater and dance, have been critically acclaimed

Eleven
374 11th St., 431-3337
7 p.m. -- Marshall Arts Trio is part of the critically acclaimed quartet; this trio is aggressive and original, mixing bebop traditions and free improvisations with a warmth and spirit rare among "experimental groups"

10 p.m. -- Birdman of Alcatraz is an adventurous Berkeley-based group that performs dance-jazz with a Latin flair; they fashion themselves after the likes of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers

Fillmore
1805 Geary, 346-6000
9 p.m. -- Ira Marlowe is a singer/songwriter whose singular wit and vocal warmth has earned him a large following; he won the "Best of the Bay" song contest and enjoyed a successful theatrical run in New York with his absurd musical comedy The Bad Author

10 p.m. -- Big Blue Hearts bring together a collective sound influenced by the golden age of rock and traditional country music

11:15 p.m. -- Box Set sold out the Fillmore in April with its contemporary blend of well-penned lyrics, superb vocal harmonies, catchy guitar work, and a Hammond B-3; the band was named group of the year by the National Academy of Songwriters in 1995 and Billboard named it one of the best unsigned bands in the country

Heartbreak
1821 Haight, 666-0800
8 p.m. -- Pink Noise Test's cacophony combines reeling feedback, cheap sampling machines, and a keen sense of British-flavored pop in equal parts

9 p.m. -- Spackle performs happy prog-pop noise
10 p.m. -- Peppercorn performs pop punk with an unusual emphasis on songwriting

11 p.m. -- Stuntman
Midnight -- Overwhelming Colorfast is the king of post-hardcore psychedelic noise pop

Hotel Utah
500 Fourth St., 421-8308
9:30 p.m. -- Carmaig de Forest, according to SF Weekly, brings a "non-smarmy brand of smart-ass sincerity" to his one-man show, which then combines with an electric guitar, an acoustic ukulele, and razor-sharp lyrics; says producer Ben Vaughn, "His songs are like Raymond Carver stories."

10 p.m. -- Ed's Redeeming Qualities performs folk music for bad people; their use of violin, ukulele, banjo, and rice-in-a-can makes their sound very distinctive while their sense of humor threatens to steal the show; the violinist has recorded with the Breeders, who actually covered one of ERQ's songs

10:45 p.m. -- Slim Cessna's Auto Club is an alterna-country band that channels the influences of the Carter Family and Hank Williams Sr.

11:45 p.m. -- Buckets are a WAMMIE-nominated cowpunk jug band that was at the forefront of San Francisco's neo-country rock upsurge

Il Pirata
2007 16th St., 626-2626
10 p.m. -- Opiate Void
11 p.m. -- Speed Sleep is a hazy convergence of mind, body, and soul

Midnight -- Slish performs a metal-heavy brand of psychedelica; the band features former members of Bomb and Helios Creed

Infusion
555 Second St., 543-2282
9:30 p.m. -- House of Hoi-Polloi blends ska, funk, reggae, and rock over four-part harmony power pop

Kilowatt
3160 16th St., 861-2595
9 p.m. -- Vinaigrettes are a female-led country punk outfit from Canada; if Kitty Wells got drunk on Wild Turkey and took to totin' a 12-gauge or if Patsy Cline went out of her mind on mescaline, she might come close to this

10:30 p.m. -- Dieselhed presents delicate rhymes and short vignettes that are never hokey or cow-pokey; they are the last honest pizza

Last Day Saloon
406 Clement, 387-6343
8:30 p.m. -- Smart Brown Handbag exudes pure warmth

9:30 p.m. -- Hangman's Daughter is headed by a powerful female vocalist; this rock band will stir your emotions and cause you to have multiple orgasms

10:30 p.m. -- The Chuck Day Band performs high-energy R&B blended with sweet melodies, hard-driving rhythms, and fantastic arpeggios; the band is led by a phenomenal southpaw guitarist and baritone bluesman from Chicago's South Side

11:30 p.m. -- Itchy McGirk serves up hippie groove soup

Mad Dog in the Fog
530 Haight, 626-7279
10 p.m. -- Trousers

11 p.m. -- Hairdressers blend the most infectious Britpop sensibility with intelligent songwriting

Mick's Lounge
2513 Van Ness, 928-0404
8 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

9 p.m. -- Iguana Jive breaks the walls of monotony with a unique writing style that integrates fury and hypnotic groove

10 p.m. -- See Jane Run
11 p.m. -- Munkafust is a danceable funk-rock band that recently toured with the Gin Blossoms, Samples, and Soul Asylum

12:30 a.m. -- Tadpole features the fabulous Surreal Neil from Super Diamond

Paradise Lounge
1501 Folsom, 861-6906
9 p.m. -- Zenner are four men from Berkeley edging the cut of alternative

9:30 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

9:30 p.m. -- Small Time Napoleans
10 p.m. -- Pluto is a Canadian quartet that creates a delicious dichotomy of rough and smooth with its barbed and memorable pop songs; this much energy can't be legal

10:30 p.m. -- Mumblin' Jim is advanced lounge-hop SFO3; no prerequisite required; bring a pencil

10:30 p.m. -- New EZ Devils perform sultry, surfy pop-noir that includes violin and cello

11 p.m. -- 50 Paces perform fired-up garage rock with a refreshing simplicity; this Seattle band has a lot in common with Son Volt and the Bottle Rockets in its honest, rootsy approach and no-nonsense writing

Midnight -- Dolorosa features ex-members of 4 Non Blondes, Liquid Sky, Thrill Kill Cult, and Reckonball; they play dynamic pop that sounds like a meeting between American Music Club, HYsker DY, and Guided by Voices

Paragon
3251 Scott, 922-2456
9:30 p.m. -- Naked Sol presents dynamic soulful grooves

11 p.m. -- Occams Razor is a logic theorem that states that "the best solution to a problem is always the simplest"; this local outfit combines great melodies, ripping guitar parts, and lyrics filled with the struggle between abstraction and emotion

Slim's
333 11th St., 255-0333
8:15 p.m. -- Marginal Prophets perform humorous, street-savvy hip hop with funky beats, clever lyrics, and a frantic stage presence; one of the MCs is the author/cartoonist of the K Chronicles; the band celebrates the release of its debut CD, Twist the Nob, which will make you laugh, think, and dance

9:15 p.m. -- Tang! is a nine-member funk troupe with ex-members of Zircus
10:30 p.m. -- Curveball performs retro funk with an attitude
Midnight -- Mo'fessionals provide supercharged funk rock in the style of Parliament or Tower of Power but keep it fresh with a wicked bite à la Public Enemy

S.M.A.R.T. Minna
along Minna between Second Street & New Montgomery, 789-8044
6 p.m. -- Films & Videos by Craig Baldwin, Dave Richardson, Blue Dot, and Back Alley Studios

6 p.m. -- Media & Multimedia features zines such as City Culture, XLR8R, and On the One; interactive CDs by Om Records; Internet broadcasting by Blue Dot; radio broadcasting; and large-format Net surfing by City Culture magazine

6 p.m. -- DJ Laron is from Mushroom Jazz, Up'nAtom, and Tongue 'n' Groove
7 p.m. -- Soulstice performs electronic soul
8 p.m. -- Dubtribe performs ambient dub
9 p.m. -- DJ Jonah Sharp is from Space Time Continuum

10 p.m. -- Fashion Show includes designs by Chaiken and Capone, Todd Oldham, Soulution, Stoner Generation, Wyt, Lip Service, and Rotor; makeup by MAC, hair by Architects and Heroes

10:30 p.m. -- Velocepte performs experimental electronic dub
11 p.m. -- DJ Polywog is from Womb and Tongue 'n' Groove
11 p.m. -- DJ Casper is from On the One
11:30 p.m. -- Telefunken performs electro-funk
12:30 a.m. -- DJ Mauricio is from Metro Jazz
1 a.m. -- DJ Franky is from Metro Jazz

Star Cleaners
255-9459
9:30 p.m. -- Low Speed Brain Plow
10:30 p.m. -- Robots in Disguise perform exciting, poetic, psychedelic pop
11:30 p.m. -- Staticfaction
12:30 a.m. -- Trace

Transmission Theater
314 11th St., 861-6906
8:30 p.m. -- The Katharine Chase Band is an American rock band with a Texas twist; rootsy and cool with iron-strong vocals, they put together a gutsy show

9:30 p.m. -- Her Majesty the Baby is edgy yet melodic female-fronted alternative rock that combines lilting harmonies, elliptical lyrics, danceable hooks, and rocking guitars

10:30 p.m. -- Train is an eclectic modern rock band that falls somewhere between the Jayhawks and Crowded House

11:30 p.m. -- Cake is a five-piece from Sacto that twists funk, country, mariachi, and gospel riffs around lyrics that would make Captain Beefheart proud -- he's reportedly a big fan; look for Fashion Nugget, their second release on Capricorn

12:30 a.m. -- Sunfur combines roots rock with rhythms from African, Middle Eastern, and Native American cultures; its unique world rock lends itself to visually powerful performances

Trocadero
520 Fourth St., 995-4600
9 p.m. -- Skeletones are a ska septet that blends soul, jazz, rock, and reggae into giddy, bone-shaking tunes; new CD Dr. Bones will be in stores in August

10 p.m. -- Let's Go Bowling is skankin' its way across the United States and Canada

11 p.m. -- Cherry Poppin' Daddies are a horn-driven ensemble from Portland that finds inspiration in the music of everything from Iggy Pop to Duke Ellington

Up & down Club
1151 Folsom, 626-2388
10 p.m. -- Josh Jones Latin Jazz Ensemble is a seven-piece outfit centered around the percussive wizardry of Up & down's favorite drummer; they are beautifully showcased on the Up & down Club's CD series and are at the forefront of San Francisco's new jazz scene

Sunday 28
SFO3 by Day
NARAS/MDG & GAVIN Present Music & Multimedia Day

The Press Club
555 Post, 775-7800

Registration
9 a.m.-noon. Lobby.
(Multimedia Day is included in SFO3 registration; separate one-day registration may also be purchased during SFO3 registration hours or at the door for $30.)

Schmoozing and Schmooze-Recovery
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bar.

The CD-ROM and Beyond
10-11:30 a.m. Media Room.
Come explore the world of music and multimedia, present and future. We'll cover the traditional CD-ROM, enhanced CD formats, and new uses of the Web for real-time audio and video. We'll also look ahead to the introduction of the Digital Video Disc (DVD) platform and its impact on the future of music and multimedia.

Moderator: Chuck Cortright (Graphix Zone, producer of Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Interactive and Prince's Interactive).

Panel: Ted Cohen (Phillips Media, producer of the cranberries' enhanced CD), Mark Ely (Sonic Solutions, developer of DVD Creator -- an authoring system for the DVD format), Dale Geist (Luminare Multimedia, producer of Monster Magnet's I Talk to Planets), Bobby Hall (Virgin Megastore), Nick Philip (Om Records multimedia artist), Aimee Spanier (Addicted to Noise).

Keynote Address
11:30 a.m.-noon. Media Room.
Michael Goldberg (Editor in Chief, Addicted to Noise).

Multimedia Music as Art
12:30-2 p.m. Media Room.
You can PLAY in the new-media toy box to enhance and promote your music. This panel will help you understand how you can express your art through the use of new media. It is especially geared toward those planning to release an enhanced CD or for those setting up a Web page for band promotion. Learn about different types of CD-ROM/Web presentations and how to get started on a budget.

Moderator: David Schwartz (Music Power Network -- a musician-oriented on-line service).

Panel: Gerry Albert (Macromedia), Kim Danders (HotWired), Lane Dunlop (President, Netmedia/Nettwerk Records; producer of Sarah McLachlan's The Freedom Session), Chris Kawalek (21st Century Media, operator of the StudioSource recording industry site), Lee Paiva (Her Majesty the Baby), Chris Smith (Om Records).

Tangled in the Internet
2:15-3:45 p.m. Media Room.
A survey of marketing and transmitting music over the Internet. The World Wide Web makes it possible to promote or broadcast music to the entire world at a very low cost. Is it worth it? Are on-line music stores succeeding? Will the world abandon CDs and cassettes in favor of the virtual record store? Should you put a song on the Web for all the world to download? Our diverse panel will discuss the impact of the Internet on the world of music.

Moderator: Lorry Fleming (BAM Media's Music Universe)
Panel: John Blair (DG Systems, specializing in the digital downloading of music from record labels to radio stations), Richard Conlon (BMI), Rick Hutcheson (In Touch, operator of the Worldwide Music on-line record service), Howard Lasky (attorney representing artists, publishers, and software developers), Scrote (Baby Snufkin), Todd Williams (IUMA).

Music & Multimedia Day is produced by the San Francisco Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Inc. (NARAS¨), in cooperation with the Multimedia Development Group (MDG). NARAS is a nonprofit organization of more than 10,000 recording industry professionals dedicated to creative leadership for artistic, cultural, educational, and technical progress, and recognizing outstanding achievement in the recording arts. The San Francisco Chapter includes more than 800 members of the local recording industry and presents professional education and networking events throughout the year for the Bay Area music community. For information on becoming a NARAS member, please contact: NARAS-San Francisco Chapter, 1702 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123; (415) 749-0779; fax 749-1780; sfnaras@well.com.

The MDG is a nonprofit trade association serving the needs of the multimedia development community. For further information, please contact MDG in San Francisco: 553-2300; fax 553-2403.

SFO3 by Night
Blue Lamp
561 Geary, 885-1464
9 p.m. -- Blues Jam w/ Patrick Archer

Boomerang
1840 Haight, 387-2996
2 p.m. -- Matt Nathanson performs pop-oriented, aggressive folk rock

3 p.m. -- That One Guy is an all-star outfit that features members of the Billy Nayer Show, Fabulous Hedgehogs, and Dogslyde

4 p.m. -- Torpedoes are a Sunnyvale band whose recent debut has given birth to a new genre of submarine surf; all you ex-punks, this is your messiah band

5 p.m. -- Dr. Morbius
6 p.m. -- The Fingers
7 p.m. -- Hobie Diablo & the Crucified Bandidos perform a jambalaya of Middle Eastern music, blues, and country

8 p.m. -- Caroline Aiken is a firey Atlanta-based singer/songwriter who is currently touring in support of her latest release, Live Bait; her unique acoustic blues has made her a favorite on the national acoustic scene

9 p.m. -- Burning Bridges according to Billboard, "fuse several African guitar styles and minor-key Middle Eastern-isms with a hard-rocking, bluesy attack"

10 p.m. -- Seventh Day Roto Tiller
11 p.m. -- Little Guilt Shrine "For those about to rock, we confuse you"
Midnight -- Spackle

Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St., 621-4455
"Sunday Afternoon Barbecue"

5:30 p.m. -- Slim Cessna's Auto Club is an alterna-country band that channels the influences of the Carter Family and Hank Williams Sr.

6:30 p.m. -- Soul Divine is an all-female powerhouse of talent and chops that will rock your world

7:30 p.m. -- The Gun & Doll Show is a boy and a girl; a musical score; a melody you can't get out of your head

8:30 p.m. -- Swingin' Doors sound like if the Velvet Underground had played honky-tonk instead of blowing up plastic in Warhol's studio, only better; the Doors mingle cynicism with sentiment for a San Francisco-flavored sweetness

Bruno's
2389 Mission, 550-7455
9 p.m. -- Nakea Hawaiians

Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market, 861-5016
9 p.m. -- Sloe Gin Joes are a red-hot rockabilly trio with a bluesy groove; their drummer may be one of the best in the Bay Area

11 p.m. -- Big Six is Britain's premier big beat combo; they combine the power of James Brown's horns with the drive of Bill Haley's rhythm section and they all wear plaid

Cat's Grill & Alley Club
1190 Folsom, 431-3332
9 p.m. -- Dog Lips is a four-piece groove-oriented unit

9:30 p.m. -- Dervish hammers out burnished pop melodies over urban grooves, screaming violins, and heavy guitar, bringing together elements of alternative funk and British Invasion-era rock

10 p.m. -- Pleasure Circus are those daredevils of the high-wire act who show no limitations with their death-defying, hair-raising feats; marvel at them as they show their prowess in the air and on the ground

10:30 p.m. -- Castles in Spain is like sipping red wine and smoking hashish from a hookah; with a Castilian/Moorish flavor, the band takes you on a spiritual field trip through the darker recesses of the soul

Chameleon
853 Valencia, 821-1891
10 p.m. -- Beak is a monomaniacal halftone train wreck of free-jazz punk with dynamically structured chaos, plus happy, country indie-pop with radio potentiality

11 p.m. -- Molecules are a hardcore, noise-guitar, prog-rock trio

Club Cocodrie
1024 Kearny, 986-6678
7:30 p.m. on -- Danielle Willis performs spoken word during set changes
7:30 p.m. -- Ozone performs funky freedom rock
8:10 p.m. -- Fine

8:50 p.m. -- Ripp King performs rhythmic melodic rock that combines musical agility and seductive sounds

9:30 p.m. -- Ring Children perform swirling, dark-wave, psychedelic grooves drenched in sex

10:15 p.m. -- Galaxy Chamber conjures images of Gregorian chants, coloratura soprano, supercharged guitar, and a jazzed-up corps of Nigerian drummers playing at a witches' Sabbath in a cathedral

11:30 p.m. -- God's Girlfriend performs gender-bending industrial music with a gothic edge

12:10 a.m. -- Fantasia performs chunky female-led rock
12:40 a.m. -- Silent Reign performs modern heavy rock with an emphasis on heavy-duty guitar work

Hamburger Mary's
1582 Folsom, 626-1985
8 p.m. -- Kerry Hansen is a prolific craftsman playing country music with a loose spirit, a 100-proof kick, and more hooks than a tackle box

9 p.m. -- Frank Novicki is influenced by the ghosts of American music -- hard hillbilly, country blues, and splashes of old-time jazz; he writes folksy, lighthearted songs about food, relationships, and cocktails

Heartbreak
1821 Haight, 666-0800
"Chico Indie Rock Fest"
5 p.m. -- Kick 'Em
6 p.m. -- Mid-Fi
7 p.m. -- Land of the Wee Beasties
8 p.m. -- Death Star
9 p.m. -- Uncle Roscoe

Hotel Utah
500 Fourth St., 421-8308
8:30 p.m. -- Ashia performs tasty originals with vocals reminiscent of a prettier Melissa Etheridge

9:30 p.m. -- Pot Kettle Black

Il Pirata
2007 16th St., 626-2626
"Afternoon Show"
4 p.m. -- Howling King Crawdaddies
5 p.m. -- Dolls for the Millions
6 p.m. -- Rocket Horse is a narcoleptic lunatic circus
7 p.m. -- Soda performs very '90s rock
8 p.m. -- Suddenly Three

Infusion
555 Second St., 543-2282
9 p.m. -- Eric McFadden & Friends Liar's exceptional guitarist plays music ranging from Southwestern carnival to flamenco country and blues

Midnight -- 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

Kilowatt
3160 16th St., 861-2595
8 p.m. -- Jack & Jill perform melodic pop with ex-members of Camper Van Beethoven

9 p.m. -- Lava plays pop-influenced punk rock; advice: Take nothing seriously and drink too much coffee

10 p.m. -- The Loud Family are experimental in their use of bizarre time signatures and spontaneous song structures; only the adventurous need apply

Paradise Lounge
1501 Folsom, 861-6906
"Surf Band Spectacular"
8:45/10:45 p.m. -- Aquamen
9:15 p.m. -- Pollo Del Mar
10 p.m. -- Woodies

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

11:20 p.m. -- Penetrators

Paragon
3251 Scott, 922-2456
9 p.m. -- Red Clay is an L.A. octet that creates an urban international sound steeped in the traditions of jazz, hip hop, and samba

Trocadero
520 Fourth St., 995-4600
"Punk Rock Sunday"
7:30 p.m. -- Sopa de Muertos
8:15 p.m. -- Your Mother
9 p.m. -- Muscle Bitches
9:45 p.m. -- Workin' Stiffs
10:30 p.m. -- Damnation
11:15 p.m. -- Electric Frankenstein
Midnight -- D.I.

All panels and panelists are subject to change. All showcase information is subject to change, and showcase admission is subject to capacity restrictions.

For daily updates call the Live 105 Whatline (415/357-WHAT).

Nightclub Lowdown

Big Heart City
836 Mission, 777-0666/626-9444
A live music venue since its remodeling, this large SOMA space now holds over 800 people for shows every Friday and Saturday night. Music styles range from reggae and ska to rock, alternative, big band, swing, rockabilly, and Americana.

Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus, 474-0365
First opened in 1931 as a swanky Prohibition-era gin joint, Bimbo's blends the best of the old days -- a plush, completely decadent interior -- with the best of the new by spotlighting young bands and emerging talent. The enormous nightclub has two bars, a beautiful foyer, an intimate lounge, an expansive dance floor, and the most beautiful bathrooms in town, complete with attendants and cologne.

Blue Lamp
561 Geary, 885-1464
The Blue Lamp is a cozy lounge located in the theater district of downtown San Francisco. For over 50 years, it has served as a local watering hole and a comfortable place for new musicians to ply their trade. The live music, which is offered 365 days a year, ranges from blues to original modern rock and draws a diverse clientele from around the globe. Recently, the Blue Lamp was given the dubious distinction of being called San Francisco's No. 1 dive bar by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Boomerang
1840 Haight, 387-2996
Located one block from Golden Gate Park, this club has been crucial in keeping live music a feature of the Upper Haight over the last year. Equipped with a large stage and modern sound-and-light equipment, the club is committed to booking a diverse assortment of grooves including rock, blues, jazz, ambient, hip hop, and country.

Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St., 621-4455
Nestled at the foot of Potrero Hill, this intimate nightclub features a pool room and a spacious outdoor patio. Recently it was outfitted with an upgraded sound system and remodeled for a more comfortable atmosphere. Since it opened its doors, the Bottom of the Hill has been dedicated to spotlighting up-and-coming bands and has welcomed acts like Weezer, Alanis Morissette, and the Presidents of the United States of America in their formative days.

Bruno's
2389 Mission, 550-7455
One of Mission Street's oldest restaurants, Bruno's originally opened in the 1940s and was considered one of the area's most popular restaurants up through the '60s. Recently remodeled, it is proving again to be one of the finer supper clubs in town with a wide variety of sensational lounge-style acts and some of the city's finest bartenders.

Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market, 861-5016
Cafe Du Nord is the oldest existing bar on Market Street. Located in the basement of the Swedish American Building on Upper Market, one can sense the history here. The bordello-red walls and carved mahogany bar give the place a warmth and character not often found in modern-day buildings. It books everything from ambient to swing to experimental jazz.

Cat's Grill & Alley Club
1190 Folsom, 431-3332
Cat's has been around for three years, playing host to an amalgamation of grooves including trip hop, jungle, and acid jazz on Mondays; dancehall and hip hop on Tuesdays; live rock on Wednesdays; Britpop, indie, and mod music on Thursdays; everything from Dolly Parton to AC/DC on Fridays; industrial, alternative, and gothic on Saturdays; and ambient on Sundays.

Chameleon
853 Valencia, 821-1891
Located in the Mission District and featuring an eclectic mix of live music, poetry, and experimental performance art, this well-loved hole in the wall is cozy and atmospheric and boasts one of the best velvet-painting collections around.

Club 181
181 Eddy, 673-8181
A notorious nightclub with a lively history, Club 181 opened as an after-hours speak-easy in the '30s and went through a number of phases -- including a stint as a transvestite dive bar in the '70s. The club now concentrates on jazz and funk groups, with late-night DJs spinning rare grooves, house, funk, and soul.

Club Cocodrie
1024 Kearny, 986-6678
Once known as Morty's, this nightspot with its crocodile motif is located in the heart of San Francisco's famed North Beach district. The current ownership is dedicated to booking an eclectic array of local talent.

Coco Club
139 Eighth St., 626-2337
Formerly Spike's, this SOMA basement bar is another '30s-style speak-easy offering up a variety of live entertainment in an intimate setting. Entrance to the bar is off Eighth Street in quaintly seedy Minna Alley.

Covered Wagon
917 Folsom, 974-1585
A frequent happy hour hangout for local bike messengers, this former country-western bar hosts a variety of music including funk, soul, new wave, punk, surf, and hip hop. The staff and surroundings combine a welcoming, affordable atmosphere with "down and dirty" friendliness.

DNA Lounge
375 11th St., 626-1409
Located in the heart of SOMA, this spacious dance club offers an excellent combination of live music from the funkiest in hip hop to the most smashing in alternative. Some of the Bay Area's top DJs spin into the wee hours for all your late-night dancing needs.

Edinburgh Castle
950 Geary, 885-4074
An authentic Scottish pub that has been in the same location for 63 years -- if you're looking for fish 'n' chips, the finest single malt scotch selection, a game of darts, or some great music this is the place to be. The intimate band room has an amazing vibe and great sound with do-it-yourself groups and music from baroque to noise. No attitudes allowed.

Elbo Room
647 Valencia, 552-7788
Recently emerging as the stronghold for San Francisco's burgeoning jazz scene, this dual-level space features two bars, pool tables, and a stage that has hosted a slew of underground talent.

Eleven
374 11th St., 431-3337
From bebop to hip hop, from New York to Near East, this classy supper club offers a home for those artists dedicated to presenting original, cutting-edge jazz-influenced music. The restaurant, which is Italian in flavor, features innovative "loft staging."

Fillmore
1805 Geary, 346-6000
Embodying the rich history and spirit of rock music in San Francisco, this is the venue where Bill Graham presented his first show and it has remained in the minds and memories of Bay Area music fans ever since.

Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell, 885-0750
San Francisco's oldest and grandest nightclub, this decadent space carries guests back to an earlier, more elegant era of ornate balconies, soaring marble columns, and elaborate ceiling frescoes. The now-concert hall symbolized renewal and optimism when it opened as an upscale brothel in 1907 just after the big earthquake.

Hamburger Mary's
1582 Folsom, 626-1985
Since 1972 this burger joint has been drawing a diverse and eclectic crowd to the SOMA district with its equally diverse and eclectic staff. Not to mention the decor.

Heartbreak
1821 Haight, 666-0800
Nightbreak has changed hands. Yes, again. Owner Karen Carney (of the Chameleon) is determined to make it a hoppin' rock club again. With the masterful talents of local indie rockers Kevin Arnold (S.F. Noise Pop Festival) and Katie Adler (KUSF-FM) on Carney's team, it won't be long before it is the hot spot.

Hotel Utah
500 Fourth St., 421-8308
The second-oldest bar in San Francisco, this cozy joint once served the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. Though many things have changed, the Utah still sports one of the best jukeboxes around and is one of the greatest places to see new talent.

Il Pirata
2007 16th St., 626-2626
Located half a mile from the Bottom of the Hill, this club has been recently renovated to include a new outdoor patio, a fully stocked bar, and a restaurant. DJs and live bands vary nightly, but you may hear anything from rock to retro to house to hip hop.

Infusion
555 Second St., 543-2282
This is a three-star restaurant with a full bar and a loft stage that plays host to an array of acoustic performers.

Kilowatt
3160 16th St., 861-2595
Located in the heart of the Mission District, the Kilowatt is fast becoming one of San Francisco's best small nightclubs. Featuring up-and-coming local and national acts, the bar boasts a good sound system and a great elevated stage (which means you can see!).

Last Day Saloon
406 Clement, 387-6343
Usually featuring vibe, groove-oriented rock, this club has been known to work with everything from blues to country. It has broken bands like Big Head Todd and Leftover Salmon in the Bay Area and has occasionally showcased stars like Big Mama Thornton and John Lee Hooker.

Mad Dog in the Fog
530 Haight, 626-7279
One of the Lower Haight's popular nighttime destinations, the Dog is completely English-owned and -operated. This unique pub serves a wide variety of imported brews as well as English grub. Enjoy a game of darts before the music starts.

Mick's Lounge
2513 Van Ness, 928-0404
This Marina bar specializes in funk, ska, reggae, and alternative music and has been featuring live local bands for the last four years.

Paradise Lounge
1501 Folsom, 861-6906
Over the course of eight years the Paradise has gone from a single-stage venue to a multifaceted club featuring three diverse rooms. Whether in the classic lounge area, next to the fireplace upstairs, or in the blue room near the main stage, all genres of local and national talent are featured nightly.

Paragon
3251 Scott, 922-2456
A small local tavern dating back to World War II, this cozy, fireplace-warmed space features murals by local artists and live jazz, blues, rock, or folk music.

Slim's
333 11th St., 255-0333
Named more than once as Pollstar's "Nightclub Venue of the Year," Slim's opened its doors in '88 with an adventurous booking policy that continues today, incorporating all musical styles and welcoming both local and national acts.

Star Cleaners
255-9459
Star Cleaners is committed to the belief that everyone is a star and he or she just needs a place to shine. With a tea bar and perfect psychedelic ambience, this is the only place in the city to properly experience a rock show, but you have to find it first.

Transmission Theater
314 11th St., 861-6906
The newest addition to SOMA's 11th Street nightclub corridor, this is part of the Paradise-corner dynasty. The spacious room has three large screens with full video capability, a new dance floor, and a killer sound system.

Trocadero
520 Fourth St., 995-4600
Featuring an intimate lounge area, two full bars, a full kitchen, and a spacious dance floor, the Troc has one of the most advanced light and sound systems in the Bay Area and a strong commitment toward booking entertainment from the furthest cutting edge.

Up & down Club
1151 Folsom, 626-2388
One of the forerunners in San Francisco's new jazz scene, this two-level dinner house features eclectic American cuisine, two full bars, and some of the best jazz artists around. Look for the Up & down Club CD series, which includes its hottest acts.

Very Special Thanks: Tami Martin, Silke Tudor (SFWeekly), and Frank Riley. Belated special thanks to Rina Neiman.

GAVIN: David Dalton, Bob Galliani, Kent Zimmerman, Keith Zimmerman, Ben Fong-Torres, Rick Galliani, Natalie Duitsman, Dodie Shoemaker, Max Tolkoff, Seana Baruth, Rob Fiend, Ron Fell, Dave Sholin, Annette Lai, Alexandra Haslam, Betty Hollars, Lori in New York, Diane Rufer, Quincy McCoy, Thembisa Mshaka, Stacy Baines, Dian-Aziza Ooka, Peter Grame, Sandra Derian, Geoff Marshall, Jennifer Ruggles, David Rothstein, Rob Bleetstein, David Beran, Naomi Sablan, Wanda Whitaker, Mary Tiamzon, Robert Movradinov, Catherine Ryan, Guy Hamelin, Kevin Clark, Eric Shea, Lisa Griffin, Walt Reed, Vinnie Esparza, Matt Brown, Anna Calix, Rob Jackson, Lily Shih, Mike Johns. To all of our energetic volunteers: We appreciate all your hard work.

Live 105: Pat McNally, Richard Sands, Aaron Axelsen, and Gabby Medecki.
SF Weekly: Jim Rizzi, Bill Wyman, Troy Larkin, Mary Jansen, Deborah Lewis, and Chris Brand.

Technical Wizards: Hernan Cortez (Coffee Achievers), Denise Dunne, Francesca Alcorcha, Benjamin Winter, and Ed Fletcher.

The Press Club: Izzy Brownlie, Assistant General Manager; Tony, Juan, Julio, Adrian the Chef.

NARAS/MDG: Kent Simmons, David Schwartz, Anna Cunningham, David Leventhal, Larry Batiste, and Susan Worthman.

SFO Exhibitors: Album Network, Disc Makers, GAVIN, Golden Brown Recording, Kaba, Old West, Rocket Lab, Musicians Phone Book.

Music & Multimedia Exhibitors: 21st Century Media, Rocket Lab, Mix Bookshelf, Luminare Multimedia, DG Systems, Music Power Network, IUMA, HotWired, Interactive Audio, Ken Margolis, Om Records.

SFO3 by Night: Jay Siegan, Michael Cerchiai, Harry Duncan, Patrick Archer, Michael James, Ramona Downey, Anthony Bonet, Jon Varnedoe, Claire Rhodes, Nancy Myers, Tony Carraci, Jay Jaworski, Adam Burgess, Sam, Gaye, Scott Rootenberg, Lisa Denice, Trish Moran, James Bower, Mark Roddy, Ray Thyssen Wilcox, Dennis Ring, Tim Dale, Karin Conn, Michael Bailey, Annie O'Toole, Sheri Sternberg, Clint Bennett, Colleen Hanson, Katie Adler, Kevin Arnold, Guy Carson, Marcus Christopher, Eric Southern, Dave Kaplan, Shaun Dolan, Ted the Lad, Neil Trama, Robin Reichert, Toni Isabella, Laura Lister, Stephanie Mechura, Jim Greer, Steffen Frantz, Todd Wilson, Dawn Holliday, Alexandra Robertson, Jenny Maxwell, Jennifer Shagawat, George Lazaneo, Audra Angeli-Morse, J.J. Morgan, Eric Shea, and a big kiss to all the techies at the clubs, since they had to work extra hard.

And More: Kurt Wolff, Tom Erikson, Anne Cook, Chip Conley, Karen Watt, Marija Garcia (Phoenix Hotel), Karyl Bridgewater (Prescott Hotel), Norm Kerner, Phil Steir, John Coon, Nadine Condon, Elliot Cahn, Gregg Latterman, David Hirshland, David Naggar, Karen Glauber, Jordan Kurland, Sep Ghadishah, Sandy Montblatt, Tara Brennan, Barry Simons, Steve Packenham, Stefan Duval, Dave Eligino, Lisa Denice, Helen Volhontseff, Carter, Michael Bloom, San Francisco Chronicle (Liz Lufkin, Sam Whiting, James Sullivan), San Francisco Bay Guardian (J.H. Tompkins, Julene Snyder), BAM (Dennis Erokan, Bill Crandall), Soundcheck, City Voice, Palo Alto Times, Lavandis, Mavis, and Thurber (for being patient).

A Special Commendation: To our brilliant panelists and moderators: You made it work!

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