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Showbams Exclusive: Tuesday’s Spirits May schedule

Fred Torphy and The Spirits

Fred Torphy and The Spirits

Written by Kevin Quandt //

Tuesday’s Spirits, a free, weekly showcase of some of the Bay Area’s rising musicians held at Doc’s Lab in North Beach, returns in May with another compelling lineup of local talent.

Hosted/curated by Fred Torphy, Tuesday’s Spirits has steadily built a reputation as a go-to event for local music fans and artists alike. Since it’s inception in January, the residency has gained a stellar reputation as a place for fans and musicians to congregate midweek.

“Lots of new faces in May- it’s going to be a blast”, predicts Torphy. “We’re bringing in a bunch of artists we’ve had our eyes on since starting this series, and I’m tickled we were able to get The Coo Coo Birds and Quinn DeVeaux on the same night.” (May 12th). “We also have Scary Little Friends playing the opening night with my pal Ryan McCaffrey from Go By Ocean.”

Aside from curating the series, Torphy also anchors each show with a set from his new band, unofficially named The Spirits. “When we started the residency, we had to pad the set with some covers and older material. We were still getting our sea legs. Last month was a benchmark for us- I had started writing songs specifically for this band, and we committed to adding new material every week of the March run. Those tunes have become the centerpieces, and we’re working on more new stuff for May.”

Showbams is proud to roll-out Tuesday’s Spirits’ May schedule:

May 5th: Scary Little Friends, Fred Torphy & The Spirits, Ryan McCaffrey (Go By Ocean) // DETAILS

May 12th: Coo Coo Birds, Fred Torphy & The Spirits, Quinn DeVeaux // DETAILS

May 19th: Fred Torphy & The Spirits, Trevor Garrod (Tea Leaf Green), Drunken Barn Dance, Tim Tyson (Mahgeetah) // DETAILS

May 26th: Midnight North, Fred Torphy & The Spirits, Charley Paul // DETAILS

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