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©Jay Blakesberg

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode 23: 1st Anniversary Party w/ Chuck Prophet & Francesca Lee

We can’t believe we’ve been doing this a year and appreciate you listening and coming out to our shows. We’ve laughed and we’ve cried with Steve Poltz, Nicki Bluhm, Jonathan Richman, Jerry Harrison, Dave Eggers, John Wesley Harding and so many others. THANK YOU ALL!

To celebrate our anniversary we were joined again by our first ever guest Chuck Prophet along with Dawn Holliday from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the whole thing got started with Francesca Lee and her beautiful voice.

Thanks to our sponsors that make the whole thing possible Amado’sand 21st Amendment Brewery. All to benefit Blue Bear School of Music

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #22: The Welcome Matt, Jack Boulware, Amie Penwell

Another night of great music, fun conversation and a bunch of great Bay Area folks trying to make sense of this crazy world. Thanks to the Welcome Matt, Jack Boulware and Amie Penwell for bringing your positive energy when we need it most. Check our facebook page for videos featuring awesome modern dancers accompanying the tunes.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #21: Dog Dance Party w/ Dick Bright & the Rubinoos

We spent a wonderful afternoon at Blue Bear School of Music with a bunch of adorable pooches for our first annual Dog Dance Party with Dick Bright and the Rubinoos performing songs from Canine Classics. Humans and dogs alike were serenaded with tunes like “Puppy Love”, “Fly Like a Beagle” and “S-P-C-A”.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #20: Jerry Day w/ Grahame Lesh, Dennis McNally & David Gans

With Jerry Day approaching August 6th we got Grahame Lesh of Midnight North, David Gans of the Grateful Dead Hour and longtime Dead publicist Dennis McNally together to celebrate. Please enjoy an hour and a half of blissful tunes, wonderful conversation and good laughs too.

Thanks for your continued support and of course we appreciate our sponsors 21st Amendment, Blue Bear School of Music and our lovely venue Amado’s 998 Valencia.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #19: Pride Special w/ Blame Sally, Tony Bravo & Monica Pasquel

Our Pride special was everything it should have been; celebratory, poignant, political and downright hilarious. Monica Pasquel & the Handsome Brunettes kicked things off with a few tunes, highlighted by the beautiful song of resistance “You Can’t Kill Light.” They were followed by the always funny Tony Bravo from the San Francisco Chronicle who gave his review of Pride, talked about the importance of journalism during these times and his fierce opposition to Katy Perry’s “Swish-Swish.” Blame Sally rounded the lovely evening off with their gorgeous harmonies and charming stories both musical and otherwise. Thanks for listening to this special show.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #18: San Geronimo, Shoring & Chris Nauman Perform Live

This show was so much fun with great music and laughs throughout. Renee’s dog Rocco even makes an appearance, his flatulence actually disrupting proceeding for a moment! Our old pals San Geronimo brought their brand of California psychedelic country soul to Amado’s ably supported by Shoring from Portland Oregon making their triumphant return. The whole show started out with Chris Nauman, a doctor from the East Bay who moonlights as a charming singer-songwriter. Enjoy!

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #17: Matt Jaffe & the Distractions and Jerry Harrison

Matt Jaffe & the Distractions perform live and bring their friend Jerry Harrison along to talk about his time in the Modern Lovers and Talking Heads. Jerry also sat in with the band and played some old favorites like the Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat,” his own hit “Rev it Up” and closed the night out with “Life During Wartime.” What a treat!