Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

For most of his life, San Francisco has been Chuck Prophet's muse...or more accurately, his drug of choice. "It can suck you under. That first hit. It really does a whammy to you. And if you're like me you can find yourself chasing the San Francisco dragon for the rest of your life. That's what the record is about." Named for the ill-fated rock club of the same name, Temple Beautiful was "made in San Francisco, by San Franciscans about San Francisco." Roy Loney, vocalist and wildman in legendary Bay Area band The Flamin' Groovies contributes guest vocals to the title track. One of the driving forces behind cult heroes Green on Red and the influential L.A. Paisley Underground scene in the 1980s, Prophet's creative mold was actually cast in San Francisco. Recalls Prophet, "Temple Beautiful is the name of a long closed rock and roll club which was between Bill Graham's iconic Fillmore Ballroom and the tragic storefront church founded by the Reverend Jim Jones. It's where I saw my first gigs."

Andy Friedman

Andy Friedman is a musician, illustrator and cartoonist who before learning how to play guitar at age 30 toured the nation's music venues and colleges for three years as a "Slideshow Poet." He has since released three albums and offered over five hundred live performances across the country, including on NPR's Mountain Stage and XM's The Bob Edwards Show. He has been contributing art to The New Yorker since 1999, where his portraits of cultural luminaries and humorous drawings appear regularly, as well as in the pages of Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Esquire, New York, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, and many other publications around the world, including Philadelphia Magazine, where a portrait of a local celebrity appears on each issue's back page.

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Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express with Andy Friedman

Thursday, August 1 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live Philadelphia