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!

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #15: Nicki Bluhm & Alexis Harte Record Store Day Special

Nicki Bluhm and Alexis Harte  perform solo and together including “No Wrong Way Home” from the Oscar nominated animated-short “Pearl.” Nicki sings her latest single “Remember Love Wins”, a vinyl release  with all proceeds going to Stand with Standing Rock and Planned Parenthood and also an acapella version of the blues song “Strange Man”, a tune made popular by the Grateful Dead.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #14: Con Brio, Westerley & Shoring in Blue Bear Benefit

Before they take the stage at the Fillmore Saturday April 1st in a benefit for the Blue Bear School of Music, Con Brio & the Stone Foxes will play a FREE acoustic warm-up show at Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP at Amado’s Tues 3/28.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #13: St Patrick’s Day w/ Eoin Harrington, Quiet Men & South Centra

A hilarious podcast full of music and craic with Eoin Harrington, the Quiet Men and groundbreaking Irish TRAP (Traditional Irish Rap) duo Take Her Easy E & Fifty Pence, founding members of South Centra.

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.