Legendary San Francisco punk band Frightwig are the latest Faith No More support act. At The Warfield 20th April.
Frightwig are a favourite of Roddy Bottum and Imperial Teen and once included former Faith. No Man singer Paula Frazer.
“I saw the first Frightwig show and was so impressed and inspired, I made it a point to never miss another. In all its incarnations, Frightwig WAS the San Francisco music scene. Their sheer intensity horrified and inspired a whole breed of musicians. Bands like Flipper and The Dead Kennedys were threatened by their talent, and because they weren’t so into playing with boys or keyboards at the time I had no choice but to settle for playing with Faith No More.” – Roddy
During November and December 2014 Mia worked with Margaret Cho in her #BeRobin campaign, organizing and playing a series of events on the streets and in the clubs of San Francisco, raising money and awareness on behalf of the homeless population of San Francisco. Food, supplies, clothing, haircuts AND money were passed out to the homeless, and a great time was had by all!
It’s an ongoing project and over $23,000 has been raised so far. The money has been distributed both directly to homeless people and to a few great homeless charities in San Francisco such as:
Larkin Street Youth Services:
At The Crossroads:
Donations can be made to:
If anyone’s looking for a classy Italian dinner complete with fabulous cocktails, live music and elaborate desserts, head on over to the Fattoria e Mare Restaurant in Burlingame. Mia will be swinging sultry in the bar with her guitar a few times a month, serenading diners and drinkers alike with a mix of classic standards and heartfelt originals.
Fattoria e Mare is located at:
1095 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010
Dinner and a show? Off the Grid is a roaming mobile food extravaganza- bringing delicious food with free sides of music, craft and soul. Off the Grid operates 23 weekly markets in the greater bay area, promoting the power of a shared food experience to connect communities and creating a great atmosphere for friends and family to have lunch or dinner and enjoy. Mama Mia d’Bruzzi began playing regularly for Off the Grid in January 2015 and can be found several times a month at their markets.
Info at offthegridsf.com
LitCrawl Book Event
Saturday October 18, 2014 7-9pm
Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110
All the way from Texas, Modern Times is happy to welcome David Ensminger, hosting a panel celebrating his books Left of the Dial and Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music. The evening features special guest Indie/punk music icons: Peter Case (the Nerves, Plimsouls), Jack Grisham (TSOL, the Joykiller), Mia Simmans (Frightwig), and Gary Floyd (The Dicks, Sister Double Happiness).