SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to The Big One at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/31 (THUR)

The Big OneWritten by Nik Crossman //

The Big One //
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco
December 31st, 2015 //

With 2015 coming to an end, let’s take a moment to reflect on all the incredible music we’ve experienced over the last year. From our Top 25 live music acts to The Bam Team’s five favorite shows, albums and songs of 2015, there was no shortage of great musical memories in 2015.

So, what better way to end this amazing year and ring in the New Year than with 17 incredible artists at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium?

Presented by Another Planet Entertainment and HUSHconcerts, The Big One brings you a mini-festival with main-stage, warm-up performances from homegrown talent like Tycho and Geographer before The Flaming Lips explode into 2016. On two side stages, Ratatat, Gramatik, Gigamesh and many more will support the celebration. Check out the poster above for the full lineup.

The Bam Team is truly honored and excited to offer our readers an opportunity to earn free admission to this brand-new vision of New Year’s Eve spectacle. Tickets are available for $95, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.

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SF honors its musical history at City Hall’s Centennial Celebration with Sun Kil Moon, Vetiver & more (6/19)

San Francisco City HallPhotos courtesy of San Francisco City Hall // Written by Molly Kish //

San Francisco City Hall Centennial Celebration //
City Hall — San Francisco
June 19th, 2015 //

This Friday, SF City Hall celebrates its 100th anniversary in euphonious fashion. Ringing in its centennial year, The Hellman Family and San Francisco Giants co-chair a symphonic tribute to the rich culture and history of the SF music scene over the past 100 years.

The celebration will take place on two stages in the Civic Center Plaza, as emcee Ben Fong Torres shares the spotlight with musical director/savant Chuck Prophet and an eclectic lineup of both locally curated and globally recognized talent. A thematic program, highlighting some of SF’s most iconic anthems, will be performed live by a full band, choir, classical string octet and horns section. Paying homage to the diverse range of musical influence the SF music scene has become known for over the past 10 decades, performers include Sun Kil Moon vocalist/guitarist Mark Kozelek, Vetiver singer-songwriter Andy Cabic, former Dead Kennedys lead singer/songwriter Jello Biafra, singer Lavay Smith, singer-songwriter/producer/musician Tim Bluhm, singer-songwriter Kelly Stoltz and more.

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Obscura Digital will be debuting its brand-new projection system at the celebration.

Aside from the live entertainment on both stages, HUSHconcerts will be on site with their HUSHcast silent disco lineup, including DJ Apollo, DJ Dials, Motion Potion and several others from the Bay Area’s electronic elite. The plaza itself will be transformed into a carnival of delight with Anon Events’ roaming droves of circus performers, side-show entertainers, contortionists, sword swallowers, interactive art installations, a light sculpture garden, a children’s wonderland and an after-dark cabaret of exotic stage performances, burlesque and LED light dancers.

Obscura Digital will be displaying its brand-new projection system, which is set up to cast light and images on City Hall’s facade year round, at 9:30 p.m. sharp. Aimed to “take the audience on a visual and creative journey through the history and stories behind the building,” the light show is two years in the making and looks to make City Hall an active installation and dynamic piece of public art.

The celebration is free and open to the public from 6-11 p.m. For more information, please visit sfcityhall100.com.