SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Cut Chemist at Mezzanine 5/13 (FRI)

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Cut Chemist with Alligator Spacewalk //
Mezzanine – San Francisco
May 13th, 2016 //

Lucas MacFadden, better known by his stage name Cut Chemist, originally made waves in the Los Angeles hip-hop scene as an avid contributor to Jurassic 5 and through his collaborations with Bay Area instrumental hip-hop/trip-hop producer DJ Shadow in the early 90’s. 

In 2006, MacFadden left J5 and released his debut studio album The Audience’s Listening on Warner Bros. Records, with the title track being used for a worldwide Apple TV commercial promoting its iPod nano product.

Building on his solo fame, Cut Chemist supported Shakira during her “Oral Fixation” tour in 2007, wowing crowds with his unique approach while pushing the limits of the audio-visual world. That same year, he made a cameo appearance as a chemistry teacher in the Academy Award-winning movie “Juno” that comically plays off his academic-sounding moniker.

This Friday, Mezzanine will celebrate seven years of MOM DJs with exclusive remixes and originals of your favorite Motown songs while headliner Cut Chemist and opener Alligator Spacewalk hit the decks. Tickets are available for $25, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.

Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.


Follow Showbams on Twitter for more contest giveaways throughout the week. Be the first to respond to our contest tweets to GO4FREE to these shows:

Too Future: May 12th (THUR) @ 1015 Folsom
Marc Kinchen: May 13th (FRI) @ 1015 Folsom
Hot Buttered Rum: May 13th (FRI) @ The Fillmore
Beat Connection: May 13th (FRI) @ Swedish American Music Hall
Blackalicious: May 13th (FRI) @ Slim’s
TV Girl: May 13th (FRI) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Chris Cohen: May 14th (SAT) @ Swedish American Music Hall
Bob Mould: May 15th (SUN) @ The Independent


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SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Nat Keefe Concert Carnival at The Independent 12/19

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Nat Keefe Concert Carnival //
The Independent – San Francisco
December 19th, 2013 //

For the eighth year in a row, Hot Buttered Rum frontman Nat Keefe will curate a holiday themed ensemble of folkified jams and ballads at The Independent the week prior to Christmas. This year, featured players include Peter Rowan, Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth, the Contribution), DJ shOOey, Tim Flannery (Lunatic Fringe, SF Giants), the T Sisters, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman (Front Country), Matt Sharkey, the Coeds, and of course members of Hot Buttered Rum.

Toy Drive

Expect two sets, a playbill that explains all the collaborations, warm winter feelings and to walk away feeling like it’s Christmas time — even though you most likely won’t be hearing anything like “Jingle Bells” or “Silent Night”. For those that want to treat themselves to an upgrade, purchase reserved table seats and get there early for a prime spot.

There will also be a toy drive in coordination with Conscious Alliance, and you’ll receive a poster (view it below) for bringing an unwrapped toy or by contributing $10. These toys will go to local SF kids in need.

Enter to win a pair of free tickets to this show below or buy tickets if you know you want to go!


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PHOTOS: Hot Buttered Rum at The Indy 10/4

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Hot Buttered Rum //
The Independent – San Francisco
October 4th, 2013 //

The Bay Area’s very own Hot Buttered Rumm kept the string-based goodness going after this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (see our photos from the festival here), and Marc Fong was on the scene at one of the Bay Area’s best live music venues, The Independent, to get some snaps of the band.

Keep your calendar open near the holidays for the Nat Keefe Concert Carnival, a music-filled variety show curated by the Hot Buttered Rum frontman. This year, expect to see Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth, the Contribution), DJ shOOey, Tim Flannery (Lunatic Fringe, SF Giants), the T Sisters, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman (Front Country), Matt Sharkey, the Coeds, and members of Hot Buttered Rum on Thursday, December 19th at The Independent.

Buy tickets to the Nat Keefe Concert Carnival here or win tickets through Showbams here.

WIN TICKETS: Hot Buttered Rum, Leftover Salmon & The Easy Leaves at the Indy

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The coming weekend promises a wide variety of bluegrass and not-so-bluegrass acts at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013, a can’t miss free music festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The event takes place October 4-6 from 11am to 7pm.

But the music doesn’t have to stop there. The Independent, a mere three miles from the stages, will be hosting three excellent acts that fit right into the zeitgeist of the fest.

WIN FREE TICKETS to these kick-ass shows.

View show previews below, and enter at the bottom of the page for the chance to win 2 free tickets to Leftover Salmon or The Easy Leaves. Win free tickets to Hot Buttered Rum Friday by locating the Showbams flag at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass when the first shows start.


Hot Buttered Rum
The Independent ~ Friday, 10/4 at 9pm
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If you still have some life in your legs after the first day of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Showbams suggests you boogie on down to Divisadero Street for a little more Americana music to keep your feet moving til the wee hours over the weekend. Hot Buttered Rum and Front Country will be kicking off a 3-night run of bluegrass-leaning string music at the Independent which is sure to continue the acoustic celebration long into the late night hours.

2013 Telluride Bluegrass Band Winners Front Country tackle opening duties with a fresh take on contemporary roots music. These Bay Area locals have been making waves and garnering new fans over the past 2 years at en exponential rate. Keeping with the theme of Bay Area bluegrass, Hot Buttered Rum make their triumphant headlining return to the Indy for a banner weekend show. These local road-warriors have been burning down barns for over a decade with their characteristic style. Singer/Guitarist Nat Keefe loves this room, as he brings his Holiday show annually here, and it shows time and time again.


The Easy Leaves
The Independent ~ Saturday, 10/5 at 9pm
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Kevin Carducci and Sage Fifield are the powerhouse song-writing duo that anchors the Northern California Americana act, the Easy Leaves. They have been steadily gaining attention for their catchy lyrics, melodic delivery and dynamic stage interplay. Along with the West Coast Ramblers and DJ G “Neat-O” Yanito, these acts will present what the headliner has dubbed, “Honky Tonkin’ in the ‘Citay”.


Leftover Salmon & Friends
The Independent ~ Sunday, 10/6 at 8pm
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The finale in an explosive weekend of string-oriented music will culminate with one helluva “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” fiesta anchored by Colorado’s own Leftover Salmon. Listed as “Leftover Salmon and Friends” leaves an air of mystery that can only lead to a scorching hot result. Just months ago Salmon was joined by Jackson Browne, Tim O’Brien and Sam Bush at their Telluride Bluegrass Night Show. With so many talented players in the city for Hardly Strictly, it’s anyones guess how many surprises will waltz onto stage.


Follow these steps to win two free tickets to one of these shows:

  1. Like Showbams on Facebook and follow Showbams on twitter to be eligible to win.
  2. Enter your full name and email address below for Leftover Salmon Sunday 10/6 & The Easy Leaves 10/5.
  3. To win 2 tickets to Hot Buttered Rum Friday 10/4, locate the Showbams flag starting at 11am Friday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. We’ll be dropping hints via twitter to the flag’s location. The first 3 folks to calmly walk up to the flag and say “BAM” will win two tickets to Hot Buttered Rum Friday. We’ll also be giving away free beer koozies.

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Enter to win tickets to Leftover Salmon & The Easy Leaves by submitting your full name, email address & by choosing the show you would like to attend in the dropdown.

Leftover Salmon & The Easy Leaves contests end Thursday, October 3 at 5pm. Winners will be notified via email by Noon Friday.

The Hot Buttered Rum flag hunt for tickets begins Friday at 12pm in Golden Gate Park.