Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Amnesia, 853 Valencia Street, will host the San Francisco Songbird Festival on November 1st. The Early Show, 6:00 – 9:30 PM, will feature a 20-minute set by Dr. Hal.

This first hour will also incorporate performances by, among others, Viola Booth, Tyler Weiss, Deborah Crooks and Jen Burke Anderson.

Later in the evening, interspersed through the night by DJ sets from MSK.fm, Brasil, the Inner Ear Brigade and Tiger Honey Pot, featuring Tora Fujimoto, will play.

This Late Show runs from 10 PM to the closing of the club.

Jazz and standards by Emily Anne and Heather Thiel and friends.

Come one, come all!



Saturday, October 18th, 2014

An all-new, streamlined iteration of the Ask Dr. Hal! Show goes on the boards Wednesday night, October 22nd in San Francisco at Viracocha, an arts space, night club and music venue on 998 Valencia Street at 21st. The performance will begin shortly after 8:00 PM.

Admission price to this event has a floor of $10.00 cash only, pay at the door –but additional donations up to $20.00 will be gratefully accepted by Viracocha, which needs public support to continue its mission to promote live music and shows. This door deal, the club has stated, reflects its need to survive in the neighborhood and continue to provide a community-driven art space for performers.

The doors to Viracocha will open at 7:00 PM. We invite you to come in and enjoy the many features of the place, including the Piano Bar. All are welcome. The downstairs club will admit the audience at 7:30 PM, at which time the full bar will also open.

Hosting the Ask Dr. Hal! Show will be performance artist and fine artist Spy Emerson, whose ongoing project, The Hook-Up Truck, has provoked wide commentary and engaged national attention through various media outlets in 2014, including Fox News and TIME Magazine.

Other featured guest performers will include Dr. Fiasco of Radio Valencia fame, who will create visual accompaniment for the main portion of the show, poet-in residence Rusty Rebar, primed to do a short and pithy spoken-word set, and Carol Denney, a balladeer who will present an unusual musical and artistic display of her own invention called a cranky, a combination of panorama and the miniature stage. (Yes, a crank is involved.) The entirety of the show happens to an aural background produced by the show’s long-running music specialist and editor, KrOB.

Other surprises are promised.

The chief feature of the evening’s entertainment is of course the Ask Dr. Hal! Show‘s centerpiece, Dr. H. Owll himself, who, accepting tips, will answer any question from the audience, rewarding the best of these with Bardic Recitations and oracular commentary.

The Ask Dr. Hal! Show has run, on and off, for sixteen years in San Francisco. It was recently cited as Best of the Bay by the S.F. Weekly.

Please come in and see us this Wednesday night– and bring your friends!

For Viracocha information: (415) 374-7048