>> ABOUT UNDERGROUND SOUND: When's the last time a new music series opened in San Francisco--in a theater--and devoted to popular music? And rock. And World music and classical music, individuals, ensembles, acoustic, electric--though mostly accoustic cause it's a 49 seat theater. That's another thing that's important. The theater is intimate, 49 seats to be exact. Even if you're in the last row (which would be row 5), you're close to the performers.
Count on line-ups that are eclectic. It's within the realm of possibility that the producers might program one of San Francisco's brightest new singer/songwriter's and let's say Tuvan Throat singers. No that's too mainstream. A Balkan Brass Band. No one would expect that. Well, that's exactly the line-up for show #1 (not the Throat singers, the Balkan Band.) Upcoming performances will feature opera, Afro-jazz and Indie rock.
Tom Sway is the artistic director of Underground Sound. He is a singer/songwriter who was awarded a Shenson Performing Arts Fellow earlier this month. He has performed at the Red Poppy Art House, Bottom of the Hill, Make-out room, and Cafe du Nord. Tom was the vocal coach and musical mentor for Meklit Hadera, one of the Bay Area's hottest new singers. Bruce Pachtman and Ty McKenzie comprise the veteran producing team responsible for the solo performance series Solo Sundays, which is about to celebrate it's second birthday and the storytelling series Previously Secret Information which celebrated it's first anniversary and being included in the SFWeekly BEST OF issue in the same month.
Wednesday, June 15 - 8:00 ____________________________________________________
T O M S W A Y - singer/songwriter
F A N F A R E Z A M B A L E T A - a Balkan Brass Band ____________________________________________________
Stage Werx Theatre
533 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94102