Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #5: Vinyl Celebration Feat. The Sam Chase, Sylvie Simmons

Thanks to everyone who came out to Amado’s for the fifth episode of our podcast. It was a  night to celebrate Black Friday/Vinyl Friday which is a day when the fine folks at Record Store Day encourage you to patronise your fine local independent record shops. We also talked to Leonard Cohen’s biographer Sylvie Simmons (“Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man”) about the great poet/songwriter’s recent passing and enjoyed live music by The Sam Chase.
Helping us spin real honest-to-goodness records was Lance Walden who is available to DJ your private party or holiday function. Lance also buys and sells records:
Cole Berggren of Blue Bear School of Music. Listen to his work on Soundcloud & Mixcloud

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #4: Books & Music w/ Joel Selvin, Jay Blakesberg, Midnight North

Thanks to everyone who came out to Amado’s for a post-election pick-me-up to talk books and music. When planning the evening with Joel Selvin, Jay Blakesberg and Midnight North it quickly became apparent that all three guests had a lot in common, mostly the Grateful Dead. We talked Altamont and the Fare Thee Well tour and enjoyed amazing live music too.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #3: Protest Music Feat. Dave Eggers & Bhi Bhiman

As usual, much appreciation to everyone who came out to Amado’s on Tuesday 10/25 for the taping of Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! #3. The theme of the night was “Political Songs/Protest Songs” and was inspired by the upcoming election and more specifically Dave Eggers’ 30 Days, 30 Songs.
Musical performances by Bhi Bhiman and Sylvie Simmons.
See you in a couple of weeks for our next show. Thanks for the support!

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #2: #BoobProject & the Perfect Pop Song

Thanks to everyone who came out to the taping on 10/11. Hope you enjoy the podcast featuring live music by Rob Hotchkiss (founding member of Train) & Megan Slankard. We also discussed the ‘perfect pop song’ and listened to tunes by ABBA, the Beatles, Squeeze, U2 and Kelly Clarkson.
Also we celebrated the one year anniversary of the #BoobProject

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #1: Chuck Prophet & the Stone Foxes

On our inaugural podcast taped in front of a live audience at Amado’s in the Mission we celebrated Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch and the Stone Foxes. We also listened to music by HSB performers Steve Earle, Allen Stone, Cyndi Lauper, Cake, Shannon & the Clams and Emmylou Harris.  Please consider becoming a patron to help us keep this fun little show going. Thanks

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