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BA of the Week: Promoter KC Turner

Updated: Mar 20, 2012 14:48
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When I asked KC to provide a little info about himself for the intro this is what he send on:

Residing in San Francisco, CA.- KC Turner keeps busy by presenting live music throughout the San Francisco Bay Area; billing shows at venues & coffee houses, producing his own house concert series, hosting 2 open mics, representing & booking a handful of independent artists including Megan Slankard, The Welcome Matt & The Courtney Janes, helping connect people to new local talent, heading a songwriting club and strumming a few of his own songs from time to time. KC is genuine and focuses on 1 simple goal when producing his events…he showcases music that to him is above par and simply great. The goal is to establish a name, (KC Turner Presents), that people know they can trust and associate with good quality music worth taking a “risk” on.

Here is his website. Now let’s see what KC has to say about being a broke-ass:

Name: KC Turner

Age: 29

Occupation: Live Music Concert Promoter

What neighborhood do you live in?: Cole Valley

Best money saving tip: Move your car on Street Cleaning days…

What do you refuse to spend money on?: A parking permit for my own neighborhood.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A car.

How’d that feel?: Felt good to have my own car…but way too adult.

Favorite cheap eat?: The sandwiches at Alpha Market in Cole Valley

Favorite dive bar: Finnegan’s Wake in Cole Valley

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: I have had beer companies offer free beer at several of my concerts in exchange for promoting their name. Now that was a good deal for everyone!

Favorite free thing to do?: Take my dog to Crissy Field.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: The Red Vic movie house that closed down on Haight Street…Then attempt to make it a music venue!

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: No…ha ha, just kidding, I LOVE my life.

Do you own my book?: No, does it cost money?

Best hangover cure: More beer.

Are you a hipster: I wish I were…but sadly, I am not.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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