SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Against Me! at Slim’s 9/24 (THUR)

Against Me!Written by Nik Crossman //

Against Me! with Annie Girl and The Flight, Cayetana //
Slim’s – San Francisco
September 24th, 2015 //

Originally a solo project by Laura Jane Grace, Against Me! came out of Gainsville, Fla., in 1997. Performing any live show that would take her, Grace eventually filled her act with lead guitarist James Bowman, drummer Warren Oakes and bassist Andrew Seward. Combining punk, folk and country, the vagabond group added to their perpetual tour of live shows with their flagship full-length album Reinventing Axl Rose in 2002 and received 4.5 out of 5 stars by AllMusic for it.

Since their debut album, Against Me! has released five albums and improved their Billboard 200 placement with each subsequent release. In 2012, Grace dropped her birth name (Thomas James Gabel) and publicly came out as transgender, laying the foundation for their 2014 LP Transgender Dysphoria Blues, which reached No. 23 on the Billboard 200.

This Thursday, Grace and the Against Me! crew will take Slim’s on a journey through nearly 20 years of socially conscious punk, folk and country. Tickets are already sold out, but one lucky person can win a pair of tickets by registering their full name and email below.

Contest ends this Thursday 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:

Say Lou Lou: September 23rd (WED) at The Independent
Unearth: September 23th (WED) at Slim’s
Mimiking Birds: September 24th (THUR) at Swedish American Music Hall
Kermit Ruffins: September 24th (THUR) at New Parish
A1: September 25th (FRI) at The Chapel
Guttermouth: September 25th (FRI) at Leo’s
The Dear Hunter: September 26th (SAT) at Slim’s


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Free NOLA Friday: Win tix to Funky Meters or Kermit Ruffins


New Orleans legends invade the Bay Area this Friday!

WIN FREE TICKETS to these NOLA shows:

  • Funky Meters – Friday 8/23 @ The New Parish
  • Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall – Friday 8/23

Enter to win tickets to these shows by submitting your full name, email address & by choosing the show you would like to attend in the dropdown. All contests end Thursday, August 22 at 5pm. Winners will be notified via email Friday morning or sooner.


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New Orleans royalty alert! The Funky Meters are the Original Meters, sans Leo Nocentelli and Zigaboo Modeliste. Art Neville & George Porter Jr. are still going strong after all these years, spreading the unmatchable vibes NOLA has to offer. Plan on hearing all time classics like “Cissy Strut”, “Fire On The Bayou” and “New Orleans”.

From co-founding the Rebirth Brass Band, to transforming his love of barbecue into his band name and mid-show passion, to playing himself on HBO’s Treme, Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers are quintessential NOLA. Ruffins is one of the finest trumpeters around, and he leads this traditional jazz quintet through originals and New Orleans standards.

Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers will also perform at Brick and Mortar Thursday night as well.