SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Mykki Blanco at The Independent 3/4 (SAT)

Mykki BlancoWritten by Molly Kish //

Mykki Blanco with Cakes Da Killa //
The Independent – San Francisco
March 4th, 2017 //

Dropping her debut LP Mykki last year, Mykki Blanco is no stranger to the hip-hop world. The rapper, performance artist, poet and activist has released a steady stream of LGBT music and other work since 2011, earning her the title as one of modern hip-hop’s “queer pioneers.”

The native of Orange County has a book of poetry, several controversial music videos, three mixtapes and three EPs as well as her new studio album currently under her belt, and she’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Touring alongside fellow emerging LGBT hip-hop artist Cakes da Killa (born Rashard Bradshaw) and making headlines through her “Fuck Trump” tattoo and a recent homophobic incident on a Delta Airlines flight, Blanco throws one hell of a party onstage that you won’t want to miss.

This Saturday, Blanco and Cakes Da Killa bring their “Stunt Queen Tour” to The Independent for what will easily be the most amazingly ratchet show of the weekend. Tickets are available for $16, 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:

Sinkane: March 3rd (FRI) @ The Independent


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SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Kevin Morby at Swedish American Hall 7/29 (WED)

Kevin MorbyWritten by Nik Crossman //

Kevin Morby with Rodrigo Amarante //
Swedish American Hall – San Francisco
July 29th, 2015 //

Kevin Morby embarked on his nomadic journey at age 10 when he first picked up a guitar. Leaving his hometown of Kansas City, Morby journeyed to Brooklyn to play bass for the noise-folk group Woods. After a few years performing with Woods, Morby joined forces with his roommate to form The Babies, a side project that released albums in 2011 (self-titled) and 2012 (Our House on the Hill).

Morby uprooted again in 2013, moving his life to Los Angeles, where he released his solo debut album entitled Harlem River. With much influence from folk artists like Bob Dylan, Morby flushed out his sound while on tour and wrote most of the songs for his second album. The record, ironically titled Still Life, exemplifies his wanderlust with lessons learned from his wayfaring.

On Wednesday, the 27-year-old vagabond will lead the crowd through his journeys inside SF’s Swedish American Hall with Brazilian singer-songwriter Rodrigo Amarante opening the show.

You can buy tickets for $20, or you could win a pair of tickets by registering your full name and email below.

Contest ends Wednesday 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:

• Stiff Little Fingers: Tuesday, July 28th at Slim’s
• Wand: Wednesday, July 29th at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Mykki Blanco: Friday, July 31st at Mezzanine


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Free Shows: Mykki Blanco, Neon Neon, The Mother Hips, Wildcat! Wildcat!

Free Shows!

Ready to witness live music at it’s best this week in the Bay Area?

WIN FREE TICKETS to these kick-ass shows:

  • Mykki Blanco @ The Mezzanine – Thursday 6/27
  • Neon Neon @ Slim’s – Friday 6/28
  • The Mother Hips @ The Independent – 6/28 & 6/29
  • Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Brick and Mortar – Saturday 6/28

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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 drop down. All contests end Thursday, June 27 at Noon. Winners will be notified via email on Thursday. Enter as many contests as you would like (Click “Go Back” and try for a different show after you enter once).


Mykki Blanco
The Mezzanine ~ Thursday 6/27

What’s “Acid Punk Rap” you may be asking yourself? Well, win tickets to Mykki Blanco to get the answer first-hand. This NYC MC is a mix bag of fun, hitting on all sorts of styles of popular music and culture; some influences include rave, trip-hop and rap. Mezzanine will host this new-comer on Thursday June 27th alongside Matrixxman, Vin Sol and the Stay Gold DJs. If eclectic party vibes are your thing, this is the party to be at  this week.

For fans of: Danny Brown, Die Antwoord, Odd Future


Neon Neon
Slim’s ~ Friday 6/28

Have you been missing the Super Furry Animals over the past couple of years since going on hiatus in 2010? We got a little hold-me-over for you on Friday the 28th at Slims. Neon Neon may be the temporary fix for the alt-rock lover in all of us, as this act features Gruf Ryhes and Boom Bip from SFA. Touring behind a spring release, Neon Neon bring their pop tinged electro-hop to the US, and will feature Seventeen Evergreen and Mohani as the opening acts.

For fans of: Super Furry Animals, The Flaming Lips,


The Mother Hips
The Independent ~ 6/28 & 6/29

The Mother Hips are Northern California rock and roll legends, simply put. San Francisco is lucky enough to get a 2 nights stand at the Independent this weekend, and you can win tickets to be there to rock the fuck out. Tim Bluhm and band have been active for over 20 years, and have stayed relevant and thrilling throughout this storied history with a heavy psychedelic-tinged roots-rock sound. Jackpot handles Friday’s opening duties, while Acacia will hold down the Saturday slot. 

For fans of: Jackie Greene, Black Crowes, Dawes


Wildcat! Wildcat!
Brick and Mortar ~ Saturday 6/28

Los Angeles heat-seekers Wildcat! Wildcat! will be holding court at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Saturday the 29th, and you have a chance to be a part, minus that whole economic part. Sultry beats and serious vocal harmonies define this trio as swirling synths build to peaks and dip into valleys, all the same. Local act Maus Haus is an added bonus to this night of music on the fringes of the Mission. 

For fans of: Local Natives, Midi Matilda, Passion Pit


Dead Winter Carpenters
The New Parish ~ 6/27

TICKETING UPDATE: THIS IS NOW A FREE SHOW.

Dead Winter Carpenters return to the Bay Area this week for a performance at Oakland’s New Parish on Thursday the 27th. DeliRadio presents Tahoe’s most buzzed band, bringing a unique blend of Americana rock, drenched countrified string-play. With a highly energetic live show to compliment their impressive song book, this show is sure to be hoot for all in attendance. Front Country and Steep Ravine will handle the opening duties at one of the East Bay’s growing locations for live music.