Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #12: Steve Poltz

We had a total blast spending an hour with Steve Poltz recently who regaled us with hilarious stories from the road, how he wrote one of the 90’s biggest hits and played, among others, his newest song “Hey God, I’ll Trade You Trump For Leonard Cohen”. Enjoy the podcast and please tell all your friends about the show,

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #11: Wesley Stace/John Wesley Harding

What a treat to have the great Wesley Stace join us for our latest podcast to talk about his new album “Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding,” his impressive literary work and oh, his teaching at Princeton too. Just listen to the podcast, it’s an absolute pleasure. As an added bonus watch Wes do the hilarious Mr Tangerine Man HERE

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #10: Kids Show w/ Bumpity Bumps, Reid Genauer, Frances England

Our second kid’s show was a roaring success because of the wonderful guests we had; Frances England, Reid Genauer and the Bumpity Bumps. All are accomplished musicians in their own right and know their way into the musical heart of a child. They alaohave a loose connection through the Sunset Co-Op Nursery School in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco. 

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #9: Cookies’n’Beer w/ Lucas Ohio Pattie and Greg Loiacono

It was a wet, wild but ultimately wonderful night at Amado’s on Tuesday 1/10 as we had a show dedicated to cookies’n’beer for some unknown reason. Hey, it’s early January and we needed a reason to get folks to come out so we offered delicious free suds and tasty artisan baked goods. Thanks so much to Lloyd Knight who got things started with his cover of the great song “I Like Beer” Watch Lloyd’s performance here. We were also joined by Lucas Ohio Pattie who sang a few songs,  Chris Joseph from Homestead Cookies, Shaun O’Sullivan from our sponsor’s 21st Amendment and finally Greg Loiacono from the Mother Hips who, along with his friend Alex performed a bunch of cool tunes. 

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #8: 2016 Kiss-Off w/ Jeff Campbell, Mullerette & Tony Bravo

Another wonderful night was had at Amado’s on Tuesday 12/27 as we kissed off the horrible year that was 2016 with a musical tribute to those we lost over the past 12 months. We had beautiful performance by Mullerette and Jeff Campbell and the San Francisco Chronicle’s Tony Bravo remembered those that passed away with charm, wit and grace.  

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #7: Kids Show Tom Luce, Ronni Brown (Skywalker) & 4 Year Bender

What a special treat our latest podcast was to record at Amado’s. A kid’s/holiday special featuring Tom Luce & special surprise accompaniment Dick Bright, Starwalker Sound’s Ronni Brown showing us how she makes all the little sounds that complete movies like Star Wars, Madagascar and the Secret Life of Pets. The whole thing was kicked off by Ryan and Sean from Four Year Bender.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #6: Jonathan Richman Celebrates Dawn Holliday’s Birthday

This episode was a very special show dedicated to Dawn Holliday, the long time booker and manager of Slim’s, the Great American Music Hall and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. She decided to celebrate her birthday with us at Amado’s with her longtime friend Jonathan Richman performing live and a host of guests in attendance including Jello Biafra, Chuck Prophet, Mark Kozelek and many many more.

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!