DAVE HILL announces the release of his debut comedy album ‘LET ME TURN YOU ON’ out JUNE 9 on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. Dave intersperses a stand up show recorded live at Union Hall in Brooklyn with some of his hilarious short stories told over his trademark sweet guitar riffs. Listeners are treated to tales of the time he went to prison, a fateful encounter with an angry homeless man, his travels to Japan where he played with his band Valley Lodge, his classic erotic short stories, and of course, some wicked guitar playing.
Dave can be found performing all over NY and the US and beyond and has been called “one of the funniest people alive” (The Atlantic) and “a hugely talented funnyman” (Time Out London). He recently returned from travels to Norway and London where he performed to sold out crowds. Elsewhere he has performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Crap Comedy Festival in Oslo, SXSW, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and more. Join Dave and his guests for a special album release show at the Bell House in Brooklyn on June 9.
Every Monday night Dave can be heard hosting his own radio show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show from 9pm to midnight on WFMU. You can stream episodes here:http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/GS
‘LET ME TURN YOU ON’ ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
TUESDAY JUNE 9@ THE BELL HOUSE
With Dave Hill and guests Michelle Wolf, Daniel Koren, Greg Barris and more
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Tickets and more info: http://ticketf.ly/1K5bgAx
SEE DAVE ON TOUR:
7/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
7/10 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
7/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
More Dave Hill at: http://davehillonline.com/
GREAT SCOTT! It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly at the day Marty McFly travels to in the smash hit middle chapter of one of the most beloved trilogies of all time. Celebrate this milestone by joining DOUG BENSON and surprise guests as they riff “Back To The Future Part II” live on the actual date that Marty landed in futuristic Hill Valley—October 21, 2015! Bring your hover boards, power shoe laces, Mr. Fusion, self-drying jackets, Pepsi Perfect bottles, Food Hydrators, and Jaws 19 as we go back…to the future!
Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Doug Loves Movies” podcast) and his guests sit in the front row of the theater and riff on movies as they unfold on the screen before them. This very popular live show is a favorite at SF Sketchfest year after year where Doug’s guests have included Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Scott Aukerman, Todd Barry, Michael Ian Black, Jonah Ray, Paul Scheer, Janet Varney, Tom Lennon, Chris Hardwick—and more.
Wednesday, October 21st, 8pm
The Castro Theatre
$20 General Admission
Tickets now on sale at www.sfsketchfest.com
ABOUT SF SKETCHFEST
SF Sketchfest, co-founded and directed by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, produces the eclectic San Francisco Comedy Festival, an internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed event that mixes major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for two weeks of sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops, and panel discussions. SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live performances and discussions. The 15th annual SF Sketchfest is set for January 7-24, 2016.
JEN KIRKMAN “I’M GONNA DIE ALONE” COMEDY SPECIAL PREMIERES FRIDAY ON NETFLIX, WEST COAST TOUR ANNOUNCED
JEN KIRKMAN’s debut Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” premieres this Friday, May 22 and will be available for streaming exclusively on Netflix worldwide. Filmed live in Austin, TX, Jen delivers some sharp, hilarious truths about divorce, kids, sex and turning 40 in this Netflix original comedy special. In support of her new special, Kirkman announces a West Coast tour which launches in San Diego on June 18th and heads up the coast to Eugene, OR. Dates below, more summer touring TBA.
Kirkman can be seen as a regular on Comedy Central’s @midnight and she has performed her stand up on many late night shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CONAN. Jen was also a writer and frequent roundtable guest on Chelsea Latelyand is well-known for roles in many episodes of Drunk History on Comedy Central. Her podcast “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman” often hits iTunes Top 100 podcasts and was named one of Cosmo’s “Top 10 podcasts you should be listening to in 2015.” A New York Times best selling author for her book “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” Jen is currently working on her second book due out in early 2016.
JEN KIRKMAN ON TOUR:
6/18 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/847507
6/19 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congresshttp://ticketf.ly/1GL7zlP
6/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Film Bar, two shows 7:30 & 10pm http://bit.ly/1Hdg7N0
6/23 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s http://ticketf.ly/1S39OnX
6/25 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project http://ticketf.ly/1IN6PM2
6/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabarethttp://ticketf.ly/1EfWqCi
6/27 – Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theater http://bit.ly/1ec3dIb
6/28 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmichttp://www.cozmicpresents.com/event/847835
ASPECIALTHING RECORDS announces the release of the debut comedy album ‘DEAD & GONE’ from Chicago comedian SEAN WHITE. Sean’s brand of comedy showcased on this record stands as a unique testament to loss—the only subjects covered here are the passing of his immediate family and his subsequent divorce. A champion of finding humor in dark times, Sean’s brutally honest style of thought-provoking material is perfectly showcased in morbid hilarity on his debut ‘Dead & Gone’. In an early review, Chicago Tribune calls the album “an essential rumination about loss” with “a point of view unique among comics.”
Originally from Alabama, Sean White was named one of Chicago’s top comics by Chicago Magazine “with jokes that look misery straight in the eye.” He has also been hailed as “Fearless” by ComedyofChicago.com, and “starkly original” and “impressive and refreshing” by Creative Loafing. He produces two Chicago comedy shows: Stand Up Stand Up every Thursday at the Crocodile Lounge and BEEF every 2nd Thursday at the Hungry Brain. Join Sean at a special ‘Dead & Gone’ album release show at Beat Kitchen on Tuesday, May 12.
Catch Sean White on the Road
5/12 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen * Album Release Show
5/22-24 – Omaha, NE @ Crom Comedy Fest
5/28 – Spring Lake, MI
5/29 -30 – Merrillville, IN @ Wisecrackers
5/31 – Detroit, MI @ Detroit Comedy Underground
Hear new ‘Dead & Gone’ album tracks here:
“All You Need To Know” - https://soundcloud.com/seanwhite/all-you-need-to-know
“Training Wheels” – https://soundcloud.com/seanwhite/training-wheels-1
AUSTIN BREAK OUT BAND QUIET COMPANY ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR, STREAM NEW ‘TRANSGRESSOR’ IN FULL
WINNERS OF 12 AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS INCLUDING BAND OF THE YEAR
“A CAN’T-MISS LIVE ACT ” – Houston Chronicle
Austin break-out band QUIET COMPANY announce a spring tour in support of their new album ‘TRANSGRESSOR’ (MODERN OUTSIDER). In addition to playing new album tracks, fans can also expect to hear favorites from ‘We Are All Where We Belong’ which hit #7 on iTunes and earned the band a record shattering TEN Austin Music Awards including Band of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
Through the release of four LPs and endless touring, Quiet Company have made fans across the nation with their energetic live shows and their anthemic, dynamic, indie rock. The band was crowned BEST ROCK BAND 2015 at the Austin Music Awardsand also featured in NPR’s Austin 100 of bands to watch at SXSW and profiled in theNew York Times, Paste, Last Call with Carson Daly and more.
‘Transgressor’ is QC’s 4th LP and it was recorded with the legendary Tim Palmer (Bowie, The Cure, U2) mixing. It is the band’s most mature, explosive, and exposed collection to date featuring a guitar-driven, larger-than-life sound with frontman Taylor Muse telling of love, despair, pain, and redemption.
Stream ‘Transgressor’ in full: http://www.quietcompanymusic.com/
‘Transgressor’ album single “Understand The Problem” https://soundcloud.com/quiet-company/understand-the-problem/s-8FIE6
CATCH QUIET COMPANY ON TOUR:
5/6 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Barhttp://ticketf.ly/1CAsEau
5/11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Native Sound Stage http://bit.ly/1R9IaoS
5/12 – Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine7pm Doors, $5 http://bit.ly/1BN5GxJ
5/13 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck 18+ http://wp.thebottlenecklive.com/full-calendar/
5/14 – St Louis, MO @ The Demo http://ticketf.ly/1IdDWtM
5/15 – Chicago, IL @ Martyrs9pmhttp://www.martyrslive.com/quiet-company
5/17 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revivalhttp://www.ticketfly.com/event/828639
5/19 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern http://www.horseshoetavern.com/search/?q=quiet+company
5/20 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow http://www.ticketfly.com/event/832393-quiet-company-albany/
5/21 – Boston, MA @ Red Room@Café 939, Berklee All ages http://bit.ly/1NkN2YK
5/22- Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Barhttp://www.northstarbar.com/events/
5/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory http://tktwb.tw/1DAPfVg
5/24 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton (600 14th St NW) Doors 6:30, Show 7:30 $14 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/831681
5/26 – Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse All Ageshttp://bit.ly/1Ph7gyd
5/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl All Ages Show 8:30 http://bit.ly/1DYsRWM
PRAISE FOR ‘TRANSGRESSOR’
“their best work yet”- Paste
“pure rock and roll fun” – Austinot
“ridiculously addictive” – Space Rock City
“Pairs Well With…My Morning Jacket, Manchester Orchestra, Delta Spirit ” – OperationEveryBand
“Politically charged art with unapologetic humor.” – BITCH MAGAZINE
“With her punchy brand of humor, Kristina Wong takes aim at what most people don’t acknowledge.” – LA TIMES
Multi-talented comedian KRISTINA WONG announces the WORLD PREMIERE of her new show “THE WONG STREET JOURNAL” WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 – SUNDAY, JUNE 21 at Z BELOW.
How did a not-so-white-savior from San Francisco become a Northern Uganda hip hop legend? Watch this irreverent travelogue, one you’d never see on PBS, play out in an all-felt version of the New York Stock Exchange sewed by Wong herself.
Part plushy TED lecture, part amateur hip-hop extravaganza, and part travelogue, The Wong Street Journal breaks down the complexities of global poverty, privilege and economic theory using uneasy-to-read charts, live hashtag wars, and riveting slideshows from post-conflict Northern Uganda. Wong tells the story of how she, as a not-so-white savior, became a hip-hop star in Northern Uganda.
San Francisco native Kristina Wong has been a guest on “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” Al Jazeera’s “The Stream” and Huffington Post Live. She has also been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel, xoJane, Playgirl Magazine, and featured in The New York Times “Off Color” series. Kristina spent a month in Northern Uganda researching the show and recording a rap album called “Mzungu Price” with local rappers.
“THE WONG STREET JOURNAL” WORLD PREMIERE AT Z BELOW (470 Florida)
WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 – SUNDAY, JUNE 21
Tickets $12-$25 sliding scale (Wednesday night is pay what you wish)
Available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/946063 and via OvationTix, 866-811-4111
“Brutal but hilarious…a woman who takes life’s absurdities very seriously.” – EAST BAY EXPRESS
“Cultural critic, writer, blogger, performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong has made a career out of revealing just how lazy and offensive racist and sexist stereotypes are, particularly those relating to Asian women.” – ALTERNET’S 10 BEST MOMENTS IN POLITICAL COMEDY