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Music: Open Mic/Music
Freight Open Mic
This is your chance to play at the Freight. Its Open Mic has brought in some of its brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart. and Patrick Landeza. Signups are on a first-come, first-served basis and begin when the do...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Tue 6/27/17 at 7:30pm
Tue 7/11/17 at 7:30pm
Tue 7/25/17 at 7:30pm
Tue 8/1/17 at 7:30pm
Tue 8/22/17 at 7:30pm
Music: Bluegrass, Country
Austin Lounge Lizards
The Austin Lounge Lizards combine country and bluegrass music with hilariously biting lyrics -- satirizing everything from country music cliches to Newt Gingrich and Leonard Cohen.
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Wed 6/28/17 at 8pm
Special Event: Film
One More Time with Feeling: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
A one-night-only cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik ("Chopper," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "Killing Them Softly"), "One More Time With Feeling" is a film about the making of "Skeleton Tree," the 16th studio album by ...
Shattuck Cinemas
Berkeley, CA

Wed 6/28/17 at 7pm
Music: World
Willie K.
Willie K. (Kahaiali'i) is known for his ability to crossover to any style. Screaming Stratocaster, sweet slack key, jazzy, nearly baroque, acoustic 12-string, Wille plays it all. He has helped to change the face of contemporary Hawaiian music.
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Thu 6/29/17 at 8pm
Theater: Drama, Musical, Play
Crazy Famous
The Marsh Discovery Series brings Sharon Eberhardt’s "Crazy Famous" to Berkeley. Returning after a successful debut as a Marsh Rising, this journey to fame follows a young musician who goes to extremes in search of a great song. From a close encounter with...
The Marsh
Berkeley, CA

Fri 6/30/17 at 8pm
Fri 7/7/17 at 8pm
Fri 7/14/17 at 8pm
Music: Acoustic, Bluegrass, Country, Folk
Jeff Austin Band
The mandolinist Jeff Austin is celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage. A former member of Yonder Mountain String Band Austin has broken through jam and bluegrass scenes, playing some of the best known stages and festivals ...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Fri 6/30/17 at 8pm
Music: Club Music, Dance Club, Dance/House, Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Tycho
Tycho is the music project of San Francisco-based songwriter and producer Scott Hansen. Also known as graphic artist ISO50, Hansen's visual efforts closely echo his musical sentiments.
University of California, Berkeley – Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Fri 6/30/17 at 7:30pm
Theater: Comedy, Play, Solo Performance
East 14th
Don Reed’s acclaimed autobiographical hit "East 14th" invites audiences to 1970s Oakland, when Reed tried to resist the evangelical recruiting by his Jehovah’s Witness stepfather. All Reed wanted was to be just like dear old Dad, not knowing Dad was a pimp...
The Marsh
Berkeley, CA

Sat 7/1/17 at 5pm
Sun 7/2/17 at 5:30pm
Sat 7/8/17 at 5pm
Sun 7/9/17 at 5:30pm
Sat 7/15/17 at 5pm
Music: Family/Child, Special Event
Fiddlekids Concert
The Fiddlekids Concert at the Freight has been an annual event since 1998. Fiddlekids is a week-long summer fiddle day camp and a yearly part of the Freight's music education program. It's open to young fiddlers and violinists, ages 7-14, with at least one...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Sat 7/1/17 at 11:30am
Sat 7/15/17 at 11:30am
Music: Rock, World
Linda Tillery & the Womanly Way Reunion Band
In 1977, Linda Tillery released her self-titled album, and she’s pulling together an all-star band, many of whom played on the album, to celebrate the anniversary. Joining her to recreate the songs are Mary Watkins, Vicki Randle, Diane Lindsay, Colleen Ste...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Sat 7/1/17 at 8pm
Music: Electronic, Indie, Live Music in Bar/Club, Pop, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock
Miike Snow
Formed by the Swedish musicians Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg and the American songwriter and producer Andrew Wyatt in 2007, the band Mike Snow aims to produce left-leaning pop music that combines clear, sparse songwriting and hook-laden, muscular...
University of California, Berkeley – Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Sat 7/1/17 at 7pm
Music: Latin/Salsa, World, Benefit/Fundraiser
Benefit Concert for Giovanni Hidalgo
Puerto Rican percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo is arguably the greatest contemporary conga drummer, a gifted genius who over the last 35 years has changed the art, concept and technique of that ancient and fundamental instrument. He's a true innovator and liv...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Sun 7/2/17 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
The Moth Story Slam
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. It celebrates both the raconteur who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice who has lived through something extraordinary and ye...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Wed 7/5/17 at 7:30pm
Wed 8/2/17 at 7:30pm
Music: Acoustic, Country, Folk
Acoustic Living Room: Kathy Mattea & Bill Cooley, Them
Grammy-winning folk and country singer Kathy Mattea has made a name for herself working with Nashville’s finest, but at this show, she'll take the Freight stage with long-time collaborator Bill Cooley to present stripped-down versions of her songs. They’re...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Thu 7/6/17 at 8pm
Music: Bluegrass
Sierra Hull
Sierra Hull is a talented young singer and mandolin player who has shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, IIIrd Tyme Out, Sam Bush, Mountain Heart and Ricky Skaggs. Sierra Hull began playing mandolin at age eight, and quickly became noted on the...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Fri 7/7/17 at 8pm
Music: Acoustic, Americana/Roots, Bluegrass, Folk
Mark O'Connor & the O'Connor Family Band
Internationally acclaimed fiddler Mark O'Connor, whose restless spirit has taken him from country and bluegrass to classical to Gypsy jazz over hundreds of recordings and thousands of shows, now performs with the next generation of O'Connors: family member...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Sat 7/8/17 at 7pm and 9:30pm
Music: Cabaret, Solo Performance
Nellie McKay: A Girl Named Bill - The Life & Times of Billy Tipton
Singer and pianist Nellie McKay performs this one-woman revue-with-dialogue about Billy Tipton, the little-known midcentury jazz bandleader, who was assumed to be a man but was discovered at his death to be a woman.
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Sun 7/9/17 at 7pm
Music: Folk, Funk, Jazz, R&B/Soul
Peter Yarrow
Both with Peter, Paul & Mary and as a soloist, singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow is recognized for using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. For over five decades, he has devoted his gift for songwriting and organizing to environmental and socia...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Wed 7/12/17 at 8pm
Music: Country, Jazz, Swing
The Quebe Sisters
The Quebe Sisters perform a blend of swing, jazz, country and traditional Texas-style fiddle tunes with intricate triple fiddles and three-part vocal harmony.
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Thu 7/13/17 at 8pm
Music: Alternative, Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms), Jazz, Pop, Rock
Beck
Mixing a plethora of genres and rhythms combined with truly unique lyrics, Beck has become one of rock's most popular artists. His inventive and eclectic songs put him in the forefront of mid-90s postmodern chic in an era obsessed with junk culture, notabl...
University of California, Berkeley – Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Fri 7/14/17 at 8pm
    

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