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#264792 - 05/14/02 07:40 PM Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Hi there:
This is a list of opem mikes. However, I would suggest you call these places to confirm times and dates. I have confirmed some of these but not all. The ones with an * are OK. I've been to those. The others need to be checked and I haven't as yet done that to confirm their listing. Good luck.
Fred

Monday
Blue Lamp, SF
561 Geary between Jones and Taylor
Monday Night
Signups 9:30pm-1:30am
12min. or 3 songs/person
(415) 388-1464
Host: www.andrewfreeman.com

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley
1111 Addison St (off San Pablo)
Select Mon or /Tues Nights ($4.50 at door).
Check website for calendar
www.thefreight.org
1 performance, 2 for duet/band.
(510) 548-1761

SweetWater, Mill Valley
153 Throckmorton Ave
Monday Nights (check calendar)
www.sweetwatersaloon.com
Recommended signups at 3:30pm – Call in.
Starts 8pm, 10mins/person
(415) 388-2820

Hotel Utah, SF
500 4th St at Bryant
Monday Nights
7:30 signups
Host: Dayla
(415) 546-6300

Nameless Café & Theatre, Oakland
3906 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
(corner of 40th)
$5 donation at door
Monday or Tues nights, door opens at 7
Host: Gil Stancourt
www.namelesscafe.org

*Open mike, Red Rock Coffee.: 201 Castro, Mt.Vw.7:15 650-967-4473

Tuesday
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley
1111 Addison St (off San Pablo)
Select Mon or /Tues Nights ($4.50 at door).
Check website for calendar
www.thefreight.org
1 performance, 2 for duet/band.
(510) 548-1761

Paradise Lounge
318 Folsom at 11th Street
Tuesday nights upstairs
Sign-ups start 7:30pm
(415) 621-1812

Rockin Java, SF
1821 Haight St
Tuesday Nights
Call in signup 7:30 –10pm
(415) 831-8842

Starry Plough, Berkeley
3101 Shattuck Ave
Tuesdays at 7:30,
3 songs/person
(510) 841-2082


2/4 Tuesday
Open mike, City Lights: 1171 Homestead, Santa .Clara 6:45 408-292-1969

Wednesday

*Mission City Coffee, San Jose
Corner of El Camino/Chapman,
Wed Night 7-10ish
(408) 298-0808

Irelands 32, SF
3920 Geary at 3rd Ave
Wednesday Nights (Mon. too)
Check calendar
www.irelands32.com
(415) 386-6173

Cafe Muse, Berkeley
(San Pablo/Solano)
Wednesday Night

2nd Wednesdays
Open mike dance, 216 Evergreen, Santa Cruz 7:30pm 831-479-4059

Thursday
Bazaar Café, SF
5927 California St, b/w 21st & 22nd
Thursday Nights, 7pm
www.bazaarcafe.com
Host: Tom Meshishnek
(415) 831-5620

Sacred Grounds, SF
2059 Hayes at Cole
Thursday nights
Signup 7-7:30pm, 1-2songs/person
Acoustic only (no PA system)
(415) 387-3859

*Espresso Garden, San Jose
814 S. Bascom Ave, off 280
(Near Valley Medical Center)
Selected (Usually 1st 2nd & 3rd Thursday Nights)
Random Drawing at 6:45pm.
20 signup slots

Classical Music Open Mic last
Thursday of month
www.espresso-garden.com
(408) 298-0808

City Lights, Santa Clara
Homestead Rd, across from radio station

Open mike, 1733 Polk St., SF 8-11pm 415-928-5287

Open mike, Cafe Vox Pop.:3105 Shattuck, Berkeley 8:30 510-548-5514

Friday
Café International, SF
508 Haight St at Filmore
Friday Nights
Signups 7:30, 8pm-12
(415) 552-7390

Saturday
*Coffee Factory, Santa Clara
19636 Stevens Creek Blvd at Saratoga Ave.
Sat night 7-10pm usually. Call first
(408) 261-2221

Skylight Café, SF
1722 Taraval at 27th
Saturday Nights, 8pm
www.skylightcafe.com
(415) 682-7286

Hope this helps.
Fred

#264793 - 06/27/02 11:55 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Hi Fred,
Good list of venues there. Do any of these pay perfomers.
Are there any venues where an acoustic player could get support to a better known group?
I'm gonna try head over to SF in Sept/Oct, try play some gigs over there, if I can get the plane fare from Ireland together!

Any info much appreciated
Cheers
Andrew

http://andrewhandrick.iuma.com

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#264794 - 07/06/02 02:53 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Fred,

Thanks for posting this list!!!

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#264795 - 08/22/02 05:26 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Hey Holdemfred... could gather this info and the template from the Venue info and post it to the venues board?

That would be fantastic, thanks.

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#264796 - 08/28/02 12:54 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Thanks for the great list!

I've been to several of those (will be sure to check out the others too)...I've been particularly impressed by Sweetwater Saloon's, Espresso Garden's and Hotel Utah's. The vibe is really warm at these places -- very supportive audience, very skillful hosts.

Something else to note: Bazaar Cafe (in the Thursday list) takes a very purist approach, in that they have no amplification (the room is small and has nice acoustics) and frown heavily on covers, last I checked.

#264797 - 09/16/02 04:12 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Hi ANdrew, OPen Mics do not pay performers,How ever if you send a CD Sampler, or play at the Open mics...then you could possibly get a gig while you are hear! Best ones to play would be ours at JPFOLKS....The Hotel Utah's,El Rio's....then the others...and Of Course let them know you are from out of town and looking for gigs til you leave town!!


Hope this helps!!

Quote
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Handrick:
Hi Fred,
Good list of venues there. Do any of these pay perfomers.
Are there any venues where an acoustic player could get support to a better known group?
I'm gonna try head over to SF in Sept/Oct, try play some gigs over there, if I can get the plane fare from Ireland together!

Any info much appreciated
Cheers
Andrew

http://andrewhandrick.iuma.com

[This message has been edited by Handrick (edited 06-27-2002).]
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#264798 - 10/29/02 01:06 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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New Open Mic Started---Along with our JPF Meeting Open Mic (3rd Thursday @ Month)
Starbucks 2727 Mariposa @ Brynat
We have Now added the Voodoo Lounge to the List of Open Mics Monday Night 6:30 Sign ups 7-11 PerformanceHost Andy Zamenes
1st Monday of @ Month a JPF Open Mic

Come Join us!!

#264799 - 11/23/02 12:21 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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I went to this open mic last itme I was in town! It was great! They even record your set on CD and you can pick it up FREE next time you come! Check it out and tell them Throwing Toasters sent you!

The Palo Alto Acoustic Music Open Mic is held on the second and last
Thursday of every month at Caffè Verona. Please join us – either as a
performer or in the audience!


Upcoming schedule:

November 14, 2002
        (November 28th is Thanksgiving: no show that week.)
December 12, 2002
December 26, 2002

Caffè Verona
236 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto
Minors allowed, No cover

For musicians, singer/songwriters and anyone with an urge to perform!
Sign up begins at 8.30 p.m. Music starts at 9.00 p.m.

You'll get to play for at least two songs or ten minutes – but many times
you'll get to play longer, if you wish. We're trying to keep set up times
short, so acoustic instruments are preferred. We've got a good P.A. so the
audience can hear you. C'mon out and have fun in a relaxed café atmosphere.

More information?  Easy.  info@theopenmic.org

#264800 - 11/29/02 03:10 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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I have another for this list. Went to it last night. You are mostly background noise, but the folks who run the joint are friendly and I did sell 3 CDs, so the evening wasn't a total wash. The guy who runs the open mic is named Eric, the woman who owns/runs the venue is Michelle. If you go, tell them Grant from Throwing Toasters told you to come by.

The Info

Music Open Mic
B-Street Billiards
www.b-streetbilliards.com
Every Wednesday!
9:00 PM
To book a slot you can just show up early OR, better yet, call in at 5 when the joint opens and pick your slot!
Real loose 20 minute slots and though I didn't go up again, I was told I could have.
164 South Street
SanMateo, CA 94401
Phone: 650-343-1875

Enjoy!

ROCK ON!

Grant

#264801 - 11/30/02 04:13 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Nice list of open mics in the Bay Area... some I wasn't even aware of. I did notice that you missed the new one at the VooDoo Lounge on Monday nights (which has been duly noted).
There are also two more on Wednesday nights. Nickie's, at 460 Haight St (@Fillmore) in SF. 7:30 p.m. sign up. No pay, but you may be able to get a feature set if you can get ahold of one of the regular hosts.
Also, the Triangle Lounge down in the Marina does an open mic. You have to get on the email list, though. Contact me if you'd like the contact info for that bryanh718@earthlink.net.
The Triangle Lounge is located on Fillmore at Lombard.
Nice work [Linked Image])
Bryan

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#264802 - 11/30/02 06:06 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Handrick:
[B]Hi Fred,
Good list of venues there. Do any of these pay perfomers.
Are there any venues where an acoustic player could get support to a better known group?
--snip-- </font>


I don't know if you are still interested, but in case others are, I have noticed two open mic's that seem to have more added value than others:

1) the Bazaar Cafe is a great place to network with up-and-coming artists and they have a CD listening station where people can hear your music and purchase it right there. So if you have a CD for sale, I would say this place has added value. Plus they won't book you for your own gig there unless you play the open mic first. To get on the list to play, call ahead (anytime) and put yourself in the next available Thurs. night slot. DO NOT PLAN TO PLAY COVERS, PERIOD. And know that you will have an very attentive audience (they kick you out if you are gabbing), plus they wait to make coffee drinks in between your two songs (how cool is that).

Once you do get a gig there, people who come to the venue regularly are used to being hit up for tips and you get to keep whatever is put in the jar.

2) Cafe Du Nord has a "Monday nite Hoot" hosted by Eric Shea and promoted as an anti-open mic or "discerning mic" where you gotta impress Eric somehow to get booked. I have noticed that if you can get in on this one, it impresses certain people and can lead to other gigs/openers. http://www.rootsrock.com/hoot2.htm

Has anyone here had success with the Freight n Salvage open mic?

Also, here is a national directory of house concerts: http://www.houseconcerts.com/o3.html
(not many in the Bay Area listed...got more?)

I am really interested in hearing stories from others here about which of these open mics and house concerts have either lead to better gigs or opportunities to sell better-than-usual amounts of CDs.

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#264803 - 12/01/02 03:10 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by cc:

Has anyone here had success with the Freight n Salvage open mic?

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I don't know what you mean by success, but i had a great time there this past week. We only all got one song, but I was told I could do two because I wowed them witht he first and i did make about $40 in CD sales!

I also got the info to book there and was told I'd be a good opener, so we'll se what pans out.

But yes, go, just go early to avoid the traffic, though i got there right at 7:30 and there were only about 12 people there to sign up. That was the first time I'd ever been there though, so I don't know how it is usually!

Grant

#264804 - 01/13/03 06:43 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Hi all,
Thanks for the info, unfortunately my travel plans fell through, but I am hoping to get over in 2003.

Andrew
http://andrewhandrick.iuma.com

#264805 - 02/19/03 12:43 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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There's a nice long list of SF Bay Area open mics here:

http://www.exuberance.com/docs/openmic/

#264806 - 02/19/03 01:08 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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that's a great list emmajay. which ones are your favorites?

#264807 - 02/25/03 06:31 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Hi Guys,
Voodoo Lounge
2937 Mission @26th
San Francisco
6:30 Sign-up 7-11 Performances
Monday Nights
Alot of Love and Support

Also hearing quite a few good things about
The Blue Traingle
Lombard@ Geary
San Francisco
Wednesdays-Need to Call


And Cafe Verona
Alma St Palo Alto

Thursdays Last 2 of @Month
They give you a tape of your performance

And New -Need to Test
B st Billiards
b ST @ 2nd Ave
San Mateo Ca 94401

8pm Wednesday


Have Fun!!!

#264808 - 04/23/03 01:25 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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I'm going to try and make this tomorrow night! Hope to see some of you there! - Grant

The Palo Alto Acoustic Music Open Mic is held on the second and last Thursday of every month at Caffè Verona. Please join us ­ either as a performer or in the audience!

Upcoming schedule:
April 24, 2003
May 8, 2003
May 29, 2003

Caffè Verona
236 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto
Minors allowed, No cover

For musicians, singer/songwriters and anyone with an urge to perform!
Sign up begins at 8.30 p.m. Music starts at 9.00 p.m.

You'll get to play for at least two songs (ten minutes maximum) and occasionally you'll get to play longer, if you wish. We're trying to keep set up times short, so acoustic instruments are preferred. We've got a good P.A. so the audience can hear you. C'mon out and have fun in a relaxed café atmosphere.

More information? Easy. info@theopenmic.org

Please pass this along if there is anyone you think would be interested.

#264809 - 04/27/03 09:28 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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katsprowl: is the voodoo lounge every Monday night?

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#264810 - 05/04/03 12:29 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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The Voodoo Lounge "Do the Voodoo" Open Mic is held every monday night sign -ups 6:30 performances 7-11..Feature 8:30-9

We are closed Memorial weekend Monday


Come on down the sound, sushi,support are great, ande the bar is friendly!

#264811 - 05/28/03 02:19 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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A new open mic is on the 1st Friday each month at the King of Clubs in Mountain View. This is an all woman event and the sign up is at 7 I believe. Visit their
website at www.daybreakbar.com

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#264812 - 12/30/03 12:15 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Here is the list again...
But since last time I looked at it--
Cafe Verone, Hotel Utah, Voodoo Lounge, El Rio....and possibly a few more closed
Wednesdays Nights next 3
Added
Canvas Cafe 1200 ninth Ave Sf


8th St Billiards 2nd AVe @ B st San Mateo

Blue Triangle Lombard SF

Monday Nights
Dillions SF Folsom??

Thursday Nights- Every other
Salada Cafe Oceana Blvd Pacifica Ca
Tunker you will like this one I do belive!!!


Have fun!!

#264813 - 02/26/04 03:00 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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hey there -
Just wanted to perform a little public service and make sure everyone was aware that the former Hotel Utah Open Mic is (until at least late March when HU is supposed to re-open, i guess) now being hosted by the Independent Community Arts Network (ICAN), 1310 Mission Street (at 9th), directly across from the Guitar Center.
Patrick Simms, a fellow AFM #6 musician and compadre that I've run into as a sound guy at the Paradise and an MC at the People in Plazas concerts, is the amiable host. I spoke with him just the other day and he said about 30 people are showing up every time. His email is psstudiosf@aol.com if you have more questions. Have fun!

#264814 - 03/13/04 09:32 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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hey cats. Been meaning to get down to Pacifica for that one. One of these days...

#264815 - 06/29/04 10:26 AM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Hi all,

Well I have finally booked my ticket and will be heading over to San Fran on 4th Sept until 18th Sept.

So in between seeing some of the sights and getting some sun I'm hoping to play a few open mic nights or even a full gig if theres one on offer.

Hope I get to meet some of you when I get there..
Check out my new site and say hello..

Cheers
Andrew

www.andrewhandrick.com

#264816 - 07/04/04 08:03 PM Re: Open Mikes in SF Bay Area  
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Just a friendly update to your great list (thanks Fred).

There is a new open mic on Wed. nights in SF at The Park over on 3rd St. near the ballpark. It's brand new so I think you can just drop in.

www.theparksf.com

I believe the places listed below no longer do open mics on these nights or at all:

Nameless Café & Theatre, Oakland
3906 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
(corner of 40th)
$5 donation at door
Monday or Tues nights, door opens at 7
Host: Gil Stancourt
www.namelesscafe.org

Paradise Lounge
318 Folsom at 11th Street
Tuesday nights upstairs
Sign-ups start 7:30pm
(415) 621-1812

peace,

CC
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