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KFOG Morning Show Reunion

When KFOG finally died earlier this month we thought it would be fun to get the band back together for one last reunion show at Magnolia Brewing on 3rd Street in San Francisco.

Dave, Peter, Renee and Greg with special guests Rosalie Howarth and Chuck Prophet gathered with about 200 Fogheads for a truly unforgettable night of storie, laughter and music. This was by no means a funeral, more like a party to celebrate a truly unique radio station that clearly meant a lot to many, many people.

We think this podcast captures the energy and fun of the evening and thank everyone who made it possible.

With a vast collection of 10@10’s, live performances and interviews, the spirit of KFOG and the morning show will live on forever on Renee & Irish Greg’s patreon page where your support is greatly appreciated.

KFOG Morning Show Reunion Friday Sept 20th 6-8pm Magnolia Brewing (Dogpatch)

We’re getting the band back together one last time…the KFOG Morning Show Reunion! Join Dave Morey, Peter Finch, Renee Richardson and Irish Greg SF for a special taping of Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP podcast on Friday September 20th at Magnolia Brewing(Dogpatch) from 6-8pm (6-7pm happy hour. 7-8pm show)

Patrons of the show at the $5 level are guaranteed entry.

There are a limited number of FREE Eventbrite tickets available.

The event space Magnolia Hall is right next door to Magnolia Brewing(2505 3rd Street @ 22nd St San Francisco, CA 94107). Guests are encouraged to patronize Magnolia Brewing beforehand for tasty eats and delicious beers! 

Carpooling or even better yet, public transit/Uber are the best options. Parking is extremely limited. 

Static and Surrender + Lapel

This is long, a bit sloppy but ultimately a lot fun…TWSS (the running joke of the evening.) Recorded at a house concert in the Fox Den in Piedmont, this podcast features live tunes and some hilarious conversation with Bay Area acts Lapel and Static and Surrender.

Debbie Neigher, along with various supporting members, is Lapel, a dreamy synth-pop band that blew us away. It was nice to deviate a bit from our standard acoustic rock/folk/Americana format and we urge everyone to check out their debut album “Periphery.”

Static and Surrender frontman Jeff Campbell has been a longtime friend of Renee and Irish Greg dating back to the KFOG years. His latest project Static and Surrender has him teaming up with brothers Adam and John Schuman, a trio that write effortless songs with beautiful harmonies. In between jello shots and irreverent banter the trio managed to squeeze in exquisite covers of Bowie, STP and the Zombies along with a bunch of originals.

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Peter Himmelman

For our 3rd annual Dog Dance Party we invited Peter Himmelman to be our guest. Peter wrote the beloved KFOG Acoustic Sunrise favorite “Dixie the Tiny Dog” so he was the perfect fit. Peter played a few other tunes and even improvised a song about Irish Greg’s dog Pirate.

The event took place at the 21st Amendment in San Leandro and was a benefit for the wonderful Milo Foundation animal shelter.

Thanks as usual to our sponsors 21st Amendment and Whetstone Wine Cellars!

Dog Dance Party: Peter Himmelman to Benefit the Milo Foundation, Sunday July 28th, 21st Amendment San Leandro

Rocco and Pirate cordially invite you to their 3rd annual Dog Dance Party with Peter Himmelman to benefit the Milo Foundation. The event will take place on the patio at 21st Amendment San Leandro on Sunday, July 28th from 1-3pm. Dogs and their well behaved humans are welcome.

Patrons on Patreon at the $5 a month level are FREE (plus guest.) Limited space so act now!

Fogheads know Peter Himmelman mostly for his Acoustic Sunrise favorite “Dixie the Tiny Dog,” making him the perfect guest for this year’s Dog Dance Party. Of course Peter has a had a long and distinguished career outside of his ode to a little dachshund…

Fogheads know Peter Himmelman mostly for his Acoustic Sunrise favorite “Dixie the Tiny Dog,” making him the perfect guest for this year’s Dog Dance Party. Of course Peter has had a long and distinguished career outside of his ode to a little dachshund…

Peter Himmelman is a man of many talents and accomplishments who also happens to be Bob Dylan’s son-in-law. He has been playing in bands since sixth grade in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He has released a dozen rock albums since 1986 all of which have received love from critics. He also writes music for movies and television in Hollywood.

Static and Surrender in Song & Conversation Saturday, August 24th

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop Up in partnership with Inside Lands House Concerts proudly presents Static and Surrender in Song & Conversation. an intimate evening of music and stories at a gorgeous location in Piedmont.

We’ll send address details upon purchase.

Limited space for patrons at the $5 level.

Every once in a while, paths cross at just the right time, in the right place, and within the right circumstances. Such is the case for San Francisco alternative rock upstarts Static and Surrender—Jeff Campbell [lead vocals, guitar], Adam Schuman [guitar, vocals], and John Schuman [drums]. By 2016, brothers John and Adam had established themselves in popular Bay Area stalwarts such as The Trophy Fire, landing critical acclaim and gigging alongside everyone from Dredg to The Dear Hunter. Within that same scene, Jeff earned recognition by receiving national songwriting awards, shared the stage with titans such as John Mayer, and fronted Pine and Battery, among other acts.

One night, a chance encounter between Jeff and Adam paved the way for what would become Static and Surrender.

“I ran into Adam and his wife at a restaurant,” recalls Jeff. “We started talking about the static and stagnation we’d both been feeling about our careers, and how we’d both sort of surrendered to it. A day later, he sent me a bunch of demos. As soon as I heard them, it just felt right. It’s the brother dynamic that attracted me to Adam and John. They’ve been playing music together for two decades. They finish each other’s sentences, in life and on stage. At the same time, we grew up in similar households. When we met, it felt like we’d known each other forever. Everything fit. It was like we were meant to play together all along.”

Dan Bern: An Evening of Song, Art & Conversation Saturday, June 29th at the Haight Street Art Center

Join us for an evening of song, art & conversation with the great Dan Bern on Saturday June 29th at the Haight Street Art Center for the ridiculously low price of $5! At 5pm we bring you an extended happy-hour to enjoy Dan’s beautiful paintings, followed by some wonderful songs and conversation.

Patrons of the Show at the $5 a month level get FREE admission (+1) including a complimentary adult beverage. Become a patron or RSVP.

Dan Bern has released some two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first CD on Sony/Work in 1997. Either fronting various bands or as a solo performer, he is convincing, funny and timely, with an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits of the past greats, all while sounding fresh and original. Dan’s songs pack a punch, and are engaging and often cinematic.

Bern’s singular songwriting has led to work on such projects as the Judd Apatow features Walk Hard—the Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek. His songs have appeared in countless TV shows and independent films, been covered by The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

In addition to the music, Dan Bern is a prolific painter, with works hanging in The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and The Bobby Feller Museum. He has published several books, the latest being a collection of poems, “encounters,” which recount his real-life encounters with, among others, Wilt Chamberlain, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Carter and Hunter S. Thompson.

Whiskerman, Mickelson, Coffis Brothers Blanket the Homeless Benefit

We had a total blast while raising some money for a worthy cause at our Blanket the Homeless benefit featuring Graham from Whiskerman, Mickelson and Jamie & Kellen of the Coffis Brothers. Great songs and stories on a stormy evening in San Francisco!

These bands and a bunch of others including Con Brio, Fantastic Negrito and the Stone Foxes will be part of the Blanket the Homeless double album that will be released on vinyl this Fall.

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To guarantee entry to our shows please become a patron on Patreon and for as little as $5 a month you plus a guest get to see amazing artists, enjoy world-class poster art and sip on delicious drinks courtesy of 21st Amendment Brewery and Whetstone Wine Cellars. Past guest include George Clinton, Steve Earle, Bob Weir, Jane Wiedlin, Chris Robinson, Nicki Bluhm and many others.All made possible with the support of 21st Amendment Brewery, Whetstone Wine Cellars and the Haight Street Art Center.

Record Store Day Special with Four Year Bender & Jeff Desira

A really fun show recorded on Record Store Day at the Haight Street Art Center to celebrate all things vinyl and our collective love of music. With live performances by Four Year Bender and Jeff Desira PLUS fascinating interviews with Eric Christensen, director of “The Cover Story-Album Art” and the hilarious soundman to the stars Frank Gallagher.

Four Year Bender have a new album out “Gettin’ Gone” (available on vinyl) and a show to celebrate this Friday at the Cafe du Nord.

Jeff Desira’s new release is called “Ordinary Man” and was produced by Chris Manning of Jellyfish, Guster and Skywalker Sound.

Eric Christensen is the director of “The Cover Story-Album Art,” a fascinating look at the history of iconic record covers with Blind Faith’s controversial 1969 release at the center of the movie. Also in the film, an interview with the now grown-ass man man who was the baby on the cover of Nirvana’s iconic “Nevermind.”

Frank Gallagher is a Scottish bolix who has done sound for Buddy Guy, Talking Heads and currently works with the B-52’s. Some say he is the inspiration for the other Frank Gallagher, patriarch of the dysfunctional family that star on TV’s Shameless.

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To guarantee entry to our shows please become a patron on Patreon and for as little as $5 a month you plus a guest get to see amazing artists, enjoy world-class poster art and sip on delicious drinks courtesy of 21st Amendment Brewery and Whetstone Wine Cellars. Past guest include George Clinton, Steve Earle, Bob Weir, Jane Wiedlin, Chris Robinson, Nicki Bluhm and many others.

Whiskerman, Mickelson, Coffis Brothers: Blanket the Homeless Benefit Thursday May 16th Haight Street Art Center

Join us for an amazing evening of music and conversation to raise some money for a great cause.

Patrons of our show at the $5 a month level are guaranteed FREE entry (+1) and a complimentary drink: Support us on Patreon.

If you’re already a patron please RSVP here.

This a benefit for the Blanket the Homeless compilation album being produced by Scott Mickelson featuring Whiskerman and the Coffis Brothers as well as Fantastic Negrito, Con Brio, John Craigie and many more.

Ticket includes 6-7pm happy-hour and the From Detroit with Love: Grande Ballroom poster exhibit.

Whiskerman is a rock-and-roll overture to the great unraveling. Over the last 7 years the Oakland band has developed an underground reputation for tackling the sublime with their ambitious songwriting, thunderous stage show, and acute lyricism. They have since emerged as an engine of the Bay Area’s revitalized psychedelic and festival scenes.

Scott Mickelson is an artist/producer from the Bay Area. His debut release Flickering was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. His follow up full-length A Wondrous Life is receiving great reviews in the US and abroad. Mickelson will be playing his first European tour this Fall.

The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are five young men from the Santa Cruz Mountains that have been playing around the Bay Area and beyond since 2010. They play a style of music that is rock and roll in the most classic sense, melodic, rootsy and heartfelt. The songwriting duo of Jamie and Kellen show an obvious love for a bygone era of music and for groups like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young and The Beatles as well as a sense of maturity and experience beyond their years.