W*A*S*H: An experimental variety show. This month is a tribute to The Rolling Stones featuring Lovechild and many other terrific acts + burlesque!
The General, The Beauty Operators String Band, Eric Friedmann & The Lucky Rubes, The Bedrockers, Marta Jasicki, Alexa Von Kickinface, Valhalla Voom, Sugar Cane Jane, Natasha Muse, Trevor Hill, DJ Real, The East Bay 3 (W*A*S*H house band)
1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
W*A*S*H (We're All Stars Here)
A LIVE night of Comedy and Music showcasing Bay Area talent -- 21st century vaudeville meets experimental variety show, every Thursday night at 7:00.
LOVECHILD, an Oakland-based duo featuring Felili and Trailer Limon, is like that sweet syrupy music that you heard dripping out of your daddy’s car stereo. Together these two are poised to bring some of that old school new school goodness, making you press rewind on that '85 JVC boombox.
The GENERAL is made up of Heather Benard, Tyler Brown and James Duffy. Sometimes down tempo, sometimes tongue in cheek, the trio’s sensibilities to a sincere sound is always top priority. After scheduling conflicts with other members put the two guys' previous project, Lobsterhead, on hold, they joined forces with Heather to create a new more serious take on their vision. The new sound oscillates from harmonized slow country, to mid-slow tempo folk, to high energy saloon style tunes that even a coast-to-coast truck driver could dig. Still in its infancy, The General is evolving towards a unique sound that promises an honest tune at an honest price.
The Beauty Operators String Band
San Francisco string band the BEAUTY OPERATORS play bluegrass, alt-grass, punk-grass, cry-in-your-beer-grass & the occasional 80s cover. Laid-back & fun with a front-porch kind of sound. High-lonesome harmonies mixed with original musings about modern life in San Francisco.
Eric Friedmann & The Lucky Rubes
Since the summer of 2001, ERIC FRIEDMANN AND THE LUCKY RUBES have brought their smoky take on vocal-based Telecaster-ish rock to venues up and down California and in the UK as well. A multi-instrumentalist and accomplished producer, Eric has been a fixture in the Bay Area music community since the mid-eighties, and has played in countless bands on various instruments up and down the West Coast, the Midwest, and in Europe. In 1992 he founded Solana Records, and has recorded and released albums by some of the Bay Area's most exciting talent. He is also the proprietor of The Sandbox, a small recording studio in the Sunset District of San Francisco where the big stars come to record when they're sick of Hyde Street. 2013 sees The Lucky Rubes back after a break with an exciting all-new lineup: Erico on guitar and singings, Steven Tough on guitar, Wade Larsen on keys, Kitt Thompson on bass, and Adam White on drums.
Singer/songwriter, playwright, screenwriter. Host/organizer of The Bloomington Short List Variety Show at Café Django, Bloomington, IN. Performed with The U-Station Agents agents, featuring Robert McCormick (bass) and Steven Thomas (guitar, backup vocals).
Alexa Von Kickinface
Alexa Von Kickinface is a rising San Francisco burlesque sensation that spreads her glittery passion all over the Bay. She's a regular feature at both Red Hots Burlesque and Hubba Hubba Revue, as well as the sinfully rich San Francisco festival scene including the Gay Pride Parade and the Folsom Street Fair. Alexa Von Kickinface has also been known to pop up at other fun and fabulous burlesque, drag, and variety events - and she's always looking for new places to knock your socks off! Interested? Email AlexaVonKickinface@gmail.com for the quickest response.
is a comedian, a skeptic, a mom, and at least the second-funniest transsexual you know. Her cerebral writing, whimsical wordplay, and unique perspective on life have earned her the adoration of audiences and the respect of her peers. Natasha performs regularly all over the Bay Area, including Cobb’s Comedy, the SF Punchline, and the Actors’ Theatre, where she produces and hosts “A Funny Night for Comedy” on the second Sunday of every month. Natasha is the winner of the 2010 Battle of the Bay competition, Miss Toolbox 2011, and also took home the Miss Photogenic trophy in Model Search 2004.
Trevor Hill is a stand-up comedian and writer who sleeps in San Francisco and is awake in a variety of locations. He is co-creator and host of the critically acclaimed, topic-based comedy show Hand to Mouth. He has performed in clubs throughout the United States and England. Trevor has appeared on KOFY TV and has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly and Washington Post. Trevor’s humor oscillates between deeply personal material about homeless family members and adolescent trauma to absurd vignettes about Bolivian Phil Collins fans and bayou-dwelling pornographers. He has been described as inventive, candid, engrossing and infertile.
Nick Stargu is DJ REAL, a San Francisco-based alternative musical comedy act. Performing all original songs, complete with costume changes, bad dance moves, and interactive multimedia, DJ REAL's live act has been likened to the Talking Heads, The Residents, and Steve Martin. With a wide range of influences, DJ REAL's songs vary from hip-hop, to folk, to the bizarre.
Beginning in the Connecticut music scene in 2001, DJ REAL moved to the Bay Area, where he has been gaining recognition in San Francisco's eclectic music and comedy circuits. He has performed in a number of festivals, including: the 2008, 2009 and 2010 San Francisco Sketch Festivals; the 2011 NoisePop Festival; and most recently at the 2011 Bridgetown Comedy Festival. He was also part of the successful alternative comedy showcase, Things We Made, in San Francisco. DJ REAL has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, the Purple Onion, and other clubs throughout the Bay Area. He has performed on bills with acts such as Mike Phirman (Hard n' Phirm), Dragon Boy Suede (Who Charted?), and DJ Dougg Pound (Tim and Eric). He's even opened for Devo! He has released four studio albums, a movie, and is currently producing an online video series, "Video Messages for People Who Shouldn't Care".
Nick is currently promoting the release of his fourth DJ REAL studio album, Personal Growth.
"...DJ REAL was a very strange, and strangely wonderful combination of lo-fi recording artist and Andy Kaufman comedian..." - SF Weekly
"...Stargu continues to create Real-y funny characters with his quirky dance moves, crazy costumes, rhymes, beats, pre-recorded voice tracks (sometimes the voice of God, sometimes his mom)..." - New Haven Advocate
"...The crowd at a typical DJ REAL show should expect the unexpected and anticipate becoming part of the show themselves!" - WWUH (University of Hartford)
"With the majority of musical comedy that comes across the line every so often, it usually seems to lack just that; musical integrity or well, comedy. In the case of DJ Real's newest release, "Personal Growth," both elements have risen to the occasion." - The Set List (Sacremento Comedy Magazine)
"...DJ Real was a very strange, and strangely wonderful combination of lo-fi recording artist and Andy Kaufman comedian." - SF weekly
The East Bay 3 (W*A*S*H house band)
The gents of the East Bay 3 have mastered telepathy, subliminal body language, and reflex training to sharpen their skills as accompanists. Want them to back you on "Billie Jean," done as a bossa-nova? Done. Want to stop on the chorus of a B-side by the Cure to tell your Robert Smith story? Got it. Want to sing "The Greatest Love of All" over a Sex Pistols riff? Roger that. Each week, new musical guests and audience members throw heavy objects at the EB3, and each week, some blood is left on the stage. The Rev. Gil Gilmartin, a former resident of Brazil, wears his thunderbass high; Kevin Seal, from Griddle and Pandora's music team, experiments on a Fender Rhodes; session drummer and studio wizard Adam White is widely known as The Most Followable Drummer In The Western Hemisphere. The EB3's motto? "The singer is always right."
Your emcee and host for the night is ARNIE ELLIS, a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and spoken word artist who has performed at Harvard, Florida State University, and the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. Arnie Ellis is based in Los Angeles, and has opened for comics such as Craig Ferguson, Brian Posehn, and Nick Di Paolo. http://www.ARNIEELLIS.com/
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