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Friday, February 27, 2009

Chris Isaak plays Amoeba In-Store

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:42 AM

click to enlarge Feeling Lucky: Chris Isaak
  • Feeling Lucky: Chris Isaak
If you've been wondering where local-boy-gone-pop-star Chris Isaak  has been, the answer is, just about everywhere. In a career that's had more legs than ZZ Top in '83, Isaak's gone from an up-and-coming Rockabilly crooner/Elvis impersonator, to Big Time hitmaker ("Wicked Game"), to TV and film star. If there's one thing Isaak embodies, it's retro cool, and just when you thought we'd never see another musical variety show that wasn't "American Idol"-derived (remember "Sonny & Cher"? "Captain & Tenille"? "Donny & Marie"?), Isaak's back with a new interviews-and-tunes series on A&E's Bio channel, "The Chris Isaak Hour." The show, which airs Thursday evenings, premiered on Feb. 26, and you can peep a segment, with Trisha Yearwood, here . Chris also has a new album, Mr. Lucky, which his PR says is "his first non-holiday studio album since 2002."

Isaak may have hit the big time, but he's never forgotten his local roots. Yes, he left his heart in San Francisco, and this Monday, March 2nd, he'll be performing an in-store at Amoeba Records in the Haight, previewing selections from the new album, and (quite possibly) signing autographs. It's his only scheduled public appearance (other than the "Today" show), so if you're an Isaakophile, you'll wanna be there or be square.

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