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I'm a pop music writer for the San Jose Mercury News. I cover pop, hip hop, punk, rock, dance, and ethnic - well, basically everything you can dance to.

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  • Wednesday, December 15, 2004

    This weekend: Lateef, Vienna Teng and Punk Rock Karoake

    The Handsome Boy Modeling School show has been postponed from Friday, Jan. 7th to a new date, Saturday, April 2nd. Tickets for the January show will be honored and refunds are available where purchased

    NEW INFO ON SHOW
    WHEN: 9 p.m. April 2nd
    WHERE: Fillmore, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco
    TIX: $20; ticketmaster.com

    In his phone interview, Dan the Automator had clued me on this postponement saying: "The Handome Boy Modeling School had some pretty high profile poeple, so we can only bring some of the people in for the show, like 3 or 4. The show will be a pretty fun experience. It's still being put together. It was originally rolling out in January, but will be pushed back a little bit."

    Also, I'm out the next few days, so here's some events to look forward to this coming weekend.

    Ch-check it out:

    TONIGHT, WEDS 12/15

    WHAT: Quannum Showcase - Lateef the Truth Speaker with back-up on turntables with be DJ D-Sharp and Mike Relm
    WHERE: Milk, 1840 Haight St. (415) 387-6455
    WHEN: 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, 12/15
    TIX: Free before 10 p.m., $10 after
    WHY: Lateef is lyrically smart and versatile.

    WHAT: Denise Perrier
    WHERE: Bix Supper Club, 56 Gold St., SF
    WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 12/15
    TIX: no cover; (415)433-6300
    WHY: Beautiful jazz vocals

    THURSDAY, 12/16

    WHAT: The Blues Guitar Extravaganza
    WHERE: Little Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City
    WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday 12/16
    TIX: $12 adv./$14 door; (650) 369-4119; foxdream.com
    WHY: Dance your blues away with Rene Solis, "Mighty" Mike Shermer, John Wedemeyer, Laura Chavez

    WHAT: Vienna Teng
    WHERE: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco
    WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday 12/16
    TIX: $13 adv./$15 door; ticketweb.com
    WHY: Vienna Teng merges Sarah McLachlan and Chopin. Since leaving her engineering job at Cisco, the Stanford graduate has gone on to perform on the David Letterman show and a sold-out tour across the states.

    FRIDAY, 12/17

    WHAT: Punk Rock Karaoke
    WHERE: Blank Club, 44 S. Almaden Avenue, downtown San Jose
    WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday, 12/17
    TIX: $10; ticketweb.com
    WHY: Featuring - Eric Melvin (NOFX), Greg Hetson (Bad Religion), Derek O'Brien (Adolescents) and Steve Soto (Adolescents / Manic Hispanic).

    WHAT: School Escape
    WHERE: Suite ONE8ONE, 181 Eddy Street, SF
    WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday, 12/17
    TIX: 21+; $10 if you RVSP to RSVP@RhythmEthics.com
    WHY: Celebrate the end of the school year with house music played by: DJ Ecko, DJ Bruce Parker, DJ Slick D, DJ Mei Lwun

    SATURDAY, 12/18

    WHAT: The Pete Escovedo Orchestra
    WHERE: (Pete Escovedo's Latin & Jazz Nightclub), 400 South First Street, San Jose; (408) 947-7500
    WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 12/18
    TIX: $15
    WHY: Pete Escovedo is the king of Latin Jazz.

    3 Comments:

    Blogger Bob said...

    Dangit, why couldn't Vienna Teng be performing next week instead of this week?

    5:23 PM  
    Blogger johnny said...

    Vienna's also playing the 29th (i recall, but you might want to check her website) at the freight and salvage in berkeley.

    5:45 PM  
    Blogger Marian said...

    Vienna is playing Dec. 29 at the Freight and Salvage at 1111 Addison St., Berkeley, at 8 p.m. Tix cost $17.50 on ticketweb. Her site says that there's "No set list for this one, so if you have an obscure request, this is the time to call it out!"

    10:54 PM  

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