The Neighborhood Concert Hall
Since 1981, SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s (formerly Noe Valley Music Series) has earned a reputation as one of the most diverse and innovative music/performance series in the Bay Area.
The series has garnered praise for its programming of nationally and internationally known musicians (many who’ve won Grammys, Academy Awards, Mac Arthur “Genius” Grants and Guggenheim fellowships) and Bay Area performers of the highest quality. Founded by jazz flutist, Larry Kassin, SF Live Arts depends on grants and donations to bring their special blend of international and local musical talents to San Francisco.
On Saturday, August 25th we start our fall season early, welcoming two amazing groups to SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s! The Clearwings and Smokeshow each bring an exciting new sound to SF Live Arts that you definitely won’t want to miss.
Smokeshow members Vivian Cook and Ellie DiBerardino met in a college black box production of Spring Awakening, where Ellie played bass and Vivian played Ilse. Five years later, their work as an indie folk duo retains the adolescent angst and theatrical flair of that fateful rock musical, but with the added flavor of quarter-life-crisis, and a certain “je ne sais the rent’s too damn high.” Smokeshow has graced the stages of Hotel Cafe and The Independent, and surfed the airwaves at KZSC. Their debut album, Bomb Songs, produced by George Rosenthal (who will be featured on drums for this performance) was recorded at The Complex in SF and released in January 2018.
Tweaking genres, the indie folk duo, The Clearwings brings a modern edge to a classic folk sensibility. With Raven Adams (vocals) and Mark Phillips (guitar & vocals) they present raw, intimate, unencumbered music with surprising depth. In addition to an ever-growing catalogue of originals, the band continues to craft new arrangements of eclectic covers, distilling a wide range of sounds to their melodic core.
Sept 29, 8PM– Music from Ireland and elsewhere with Dan Curley & One for the Foxes and Rory McNamara with The Mild Colonial Boys
Also Mahsa Vahdat & Atabak Elyasi, Cole swings Cole: George Cole plays the music of Nat“King” Cole, Dirty Cello, Kitka, David Jacobs-Strain and more!
Tickets available soon!