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Dennis Aman's re-tuned Fisher-Price instruments, Fred Firth's homemade string instruments, the premiere of David Samas' new opera incorporating found objects from the sea. The People & Thingamajigs festival — now in its 16th year — explores unexpected ways to make sound, incredibly far from the normalcy of your standard music fest. This year's event takes place Friday through Oct. 14 at the Meridian Gallery and the Center for New Music in San Francisco and at the Berkeley Arts Festival. It includes mind-expanding performances by Aman, Firth, Samas, "professional bricoleur, junkyard maven and young audio-gadgeteer" Sudhu Tewari, cellist-composer Doug Carroll, and multi-instrumentalist Bob Marsh, who also is the leader of String Theory. Come for the thingamajigs, stay for the music.

Oct. 4-14, $10–$15. Various venues, SF and Berkeley. www.thingamajigs.org.



True, you can see Allah-Las for free at HSB this weekend, but this band is so worth going out at night for. The sunny LA surf rock group blew me away at Noise Pop a few years back, opening for Budos Band. The group's riffs seem to dance along and ripple like waves, as any good surf band's guitar work should, creating a sugary blend of beachy So Cal cool and trippier psych that would fit right in somewhere along the Haight a few decades back. Even better, the group plays the Chapel tonight with twinkly baroque pop multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner. With Light Fantastic.

Sat/5, 9pm, $20. Chapel, 777 Valencia, SF. www.thechapelsf.com.


The many-roomed experimental Mission music venue that is Public Works celebrates three years of club nights and live shows with an eclectic lineup befitting of its history. The main draw is legendary Austrian DJ Peter Kruder of Kruder & Dorfmeister, but there's also Christian Martin, J Boogie, an Afrolicious DJ set, John Vincent, Vitamin Devo, and Honey Soundsystem's Jackie House. Along with the DJ sets, there's a Radio Silence curated happy hour show with live bands Yalls and Churches in the loft.

Sat/5, 9pm (happy hour at 8:30), $10–$20. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com




Gogol Bordello are a "surprise?" They have played HSB before.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 02, 2013 @ 11:04 am

Yep, that's why they weren't in that "new-to-HSB." Surprise because it's been four or five years since they've been at the fest, have played it rarely, and haven't been touring for a bit (though that will ramp up now with the new album release).

Posted by emily on Oct. 02, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

No poor person ever put on a free music show.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 02, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

Smart people put on free music shows.... Are you complaining?

Posted by Guest on Oct. 03, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

True dat. That's why they are richer than you.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 03, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

there are lots of struggling bands, that play free benefits for causes, all the time

so you clearly don't know what the fuck you are talking about

Posted by racer x on Oct. 03, 2013 @ 7:31 pm
Posted by Guest on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 6:56 am

what the fuck does that have to do with the fact that you claimed poor people don't give free concerts, when they quite clearly do

meaning that you are, as usual, so completely full of fucking shit that it is coming out of your ears

Posted by racer x on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 7:18 am

this is simply a troll barrier

it is a signpost to indicate to the reader that other anonymous posters on this thread are beginning to purposely diminish the conversation into reactionary hyperbole and/or petty, mean spirited, personal attacks and irrelevant bickering

the barrier is put in place to signal that there is probably little point in reading more replies in the thread past this point

proceed at your own risk

Posted by troll barrier on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 7:30 am

close to free. Otherwise they would not be poor. Duh.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 7:36 am

No poor person ever put on a show that you were invited to, guest.

I think that's what you meant to write.

Posted by pete moss on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 5:38 am
Posted by Guest on Oct. 04, 2013 @ 6:57 am

The Hardly Strictly Festival sounds like a great line up glad to see they are letting through some of the lesser known acts gives people a chance to hear a varied style of music.

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