Cafe du Nord

23 Aug 2011

Broke-Ass(ish) Interview: Pat Brown of Different Fur Studios (43rd Anniversary Party Friday @Café Du Nord!)

Usually I ask a bunch of broke-ass musicians to give you advice on how to become a musician. Stupid. The blind leading the blind. (I just mistyped blind as “bling.” If only it were the bling leading the bling). Today I talk to someone who actually made good on his

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18 Aug 2011

Broke-Ass Band Interview: Sea of Bees (Friday @ Café Du Nord!)

I’m not going to pussyfoot around here. Sea of Bees is currently my favorite local band. Maybe my favorite band, period. And on Friday, I get to play a show with them and Rachel Fannan (formerly of Sleepy Sun), another favorite who was featured as a Broke-Ass Band here not

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 1
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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02 May 2011

Tonight! Shh, It’s the Secret Secretaries

Within the past year, locals The Secret Secretaries have gone from “What’s so secret about ’em?” to “punk-styled ‘lit rock’… musically virtuosic… pure poetry” (Charles Kruger). Remain at Cafe du Nord after the group’s set tonight for the Quiet Lightning Reading Series, and you’ll have yourself a seriously cerebral night

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05 Apr 2011

Music Music Music Shows: April Picks

Sometimes in the middle of the day you find yourself sitting in your cubicle watching YouTube videos of cute animals instead of working (or so I hear from people who have gainful employment) and wishing you had evening plans to look forward to. Here are a bevy of musical events

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 1
08 Feb 2011

Valentine’s Day at Café Du Nord (And Other Cheap Dates)

VDAY! I’ve never been scolded for shameless self-promotion on this site so I’m assuming it’s kosher. Thus, I am now going to encourage you to attend my album release show at Café Du Nord on Valentine’s Day (that’s February 14th, for those of you who pretend not to know the

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 1
07 Sep 2010

Sam Amidon Show and Interview

On Monday, September 13th I have the great honor of opening for Sam Amidon at Café Du Nord. Sam’s a folk singer from Vermont who reinvents old Appalachian folk songs into modern masterpieces. So I’m being a bit grandiose, but everything I hear about the guy is nothing but goodness!

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20 Aug 2010

Broke-Ass Band Interview: The Devil Makes Three

As I’ve mentioned before I first met The Devil Makes Three many years ago when I lived above a coffee shop in Santa Cruz named Caffe Pergolesi.  The three of them worked downstairs at the cafe, so I got to see them perform a lot at the start of their careers.  Now

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18 May 2010

This Week’s Local Shows Picks: Best Bang for Your Buck

I went to see Charlotte Gainsbourg at the Palace of Fine Arts a few weeks ago and it was the worst thing I’ve ever laid eyes or ears upon. She stood awkwardly with her hands in her pockets, read all her lyrics (honestly, what’s harder to memorize: monologues that you

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