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IGGY POP – BARE & REAL is a collection of photographs that Paul McAlpine took of Iggy Pop on various tours spanning the musician’s career from 1977’s The Idiot tour all the way to 2016’s Post Pop Depression tour. Paul will make an appearance at Haight Street Art Center on Oct 25 for a book signing, slideshow, and Q&A by Irish Greg. RSVP here!
The Haight Street Art Center will have a special release of a 24” X 18”, five-color screen printed serigraph, created by zoltron and Paul McAlpine. This collaboration will be signed and numbered by both artists.
Mike Scott is one of the finest British songwriters of the past four decades and with the Waterboys has released such classic albums as This is the Sea and Fisherman’s Blues. The hit single The Whole Of The Moon has been covered by Prince, and others such as Rod Stewart, Steve Earle and Tom Jones have also performed his tunes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.