October 2007 Calendar

  • 1st - 9:00PM free
  • 2nd - 9:00PM free
  • 3rd - 9:00PM free
  • 4th - 9:00PM free
  • 5th - 9:00PM free
  • 6th - 9:00PM free
    Emily Anne's Hot Nuts

    Emily Anne is a hot nut with a voice that will kill you in the best possible way.

  • 7th - 9:00PM free
    Paris Mancini
    Art Opening
    Nicole behind the bar!
  • 8th - 8:00PM free
    John Robb

    Local singer/songwriter/ actor general talent about town performs at the rite spot. You might recognize him as the shifty porn dealer in 8mm or an episode of Nashville Bridges. John Robb played in R.G. Davis' famously rowdy San Francisco Mime Troupe during the'60s, when the group was bringing political commedia dell'arte illegally to the city's streets and public parks -- without permits. He's been around for a long time and this time, he's singing the blues.

  • 9th - 9:00PM free
    Jinx Jones

    Jinx Jones honed his musical skills on the burgeoning Denver original music scene of the 1970's and 1980's. With brief stints in both Los Angeles and Houston, Jones' studied music in concert halls, nightclubs, and theaters throughout the United States.

    Jinx has led his own bands with significant success in both Colorado and California. His first showcase band was Jinx Jones and the Jaguars, who in the early 1980's had several records on regular rotation airplay in the Denver market. The band relocated to Los Angeles where they were immediately noticed by the musical press.

    Jinx also founded the popular band the Tel Rays in Los Angeles in 1982 that went on to tour with the Romantics and Willie DeVille. The Tel Rays played dates throughout the western United States receiving wide-spread acclaim. In the mid 1980's Jinx formed Jinx Jones and Friends, which became the most popular attraction in the Denver area through the end of the decade. http://www.myspace. com/jinxjones

  • 10th - 9:00PM free
    the New Rite Spot All Stars
  • 11th - 9:00PM free
    Soraya Trio
  • 12th - 9:00PM free
    Miss Henry

    The power of singing started early for Miss Henry Wig, who was Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa to a Father from Bolivia, and mother of French, Swedish, German ancestors. She originally sang in church gospel then later sang as a punker in teens, influenced by Black Flag to Psychic TV and Cocteau Twins to Billie Holliday in youth. She moved in her teens to Europe- originally to play with a punk Greek Bassist named Johnny Trobatos in Athens. Later, Miss Henry Wig sang Billie Holliday in the streets of Amsterdam until she met a Blues guitarist Peter Laval and sang the Blues of Big Mama Thorton and Elmore James. She then went to south of France and started focusing on jazz standards with Phil Jones. From Nice, she moved to Switzerland and started singing with Charlie Hunter in a band called the Trout or the Trout Family or various things with the Trout involved. Then back to Amsterdam, where she sang with arrangements by Calder Spanier and Gerco Arts---Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder songs among jazz standards at her gigs as well as house music to country to whatever in Europe for 9 years ...mostly jazz.

    www.myspace. com/misshenry
  • 13th - 9:00PM free
    Sweet Hollywaiians (from Japan)
    Jamin and Kevin Ink- Ramshackle Romeos

    Japanese group The Sweet Hollywaiians plays music in the rich tradition of the western music of the 1920s and 1930s. hawaiian tunes. swing, calypso and Italian songs. The members of the band are Tomotaka Matsui, Nobumasa Takada, Takashi Nakayama and Kouichi Tsutsumishita.

    from their myspace page www.myspace.com/sweethollywa iians "Sweet Hollywaiians" are amazing hot strings band in Japan and play '20s,'30s hawaiian,swing, ragtime,blues, italian and calypso music.... Hollywood style!!

    They respect the string virtuosos like Sol Hoopii,Roy Smeck,Eddie Lang,Carl Kress,Giovanni Vicari and play many many instruments. .....Guitar, Hawaiian Steel Guitar,Ukulele, Mandolin, Mandola,Banjo and Bass.

    When you listen to their sound,you will be really very impressed by their level of musicianship, clever arrangements and feel for playing the '20s,'30s music.

    http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=jy-9PlBUhV8 These guy look and sound great.. come down, come down!!

    http://www.myspace. com/ramshackleromeos Often Mr. Lucky comes and sits in with these guys-- who are awesome also!!!

    Here's a video from the Ramshackle Romeos too... http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&ChannelID=55450152

  • 14th - 9:00PM free
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  • 20th - 9:00PM free
  • 21st - 8:30PM
  • 22nd - 9:00PM free
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  • 26th - 9:00PM free
  • 27th - 9:00PM free
  • 28th - 9:00PM free
  • 29th - 9:00PM free
  • 30th - 8:00PM
  • 31th - 8:00PM

The Rite Spot Cafe features local bands, comedians and performers and supports the local music, art and comedy scene. Our music program is eclectic catering to our diverse clientele so you are just as likely to see Toshio Hirano singing Jimmy Roger's tunes as a 20's era Tin Pan Alley band The Frisky Frolics. Or local artist, musician and detective Mr. Lucky singing his quirky lounge tunes as you'd see Reuben Rye banging out instrumental versions of 80's post punk on our beautiful piano. Most shows start around 9:00 pm and are FREE unless otherwise noted. There is a $8.00 per person minimum during all free live performances.

We are a rare San Francisco luxury set in an unpretentious atmosphere.

"As soon as you enter the Rite Spot Café, it's apparent that this quaint Mission District hang is a cut above the other small dives in the area. It's the perfect combination of neighborhood bar and charming hideaway, with friendly-but-don't-fuck-with-me bartenders, white tablecloths, and an affordable, delectable menu of mostly Italian comfort food. But even with those charms, the strong suit of the place is the live entertainment; the setting frequently draws in some of the area's best musicians for free shows. The regular gigs on Sunday nights, when the rickety house piano at the front of the room is taken over by some of the most skilled singer/songwriters, make it an ideal room for listening. Aside from a little low conversation and the occasional clink of a glass, people are there to listen, and what they're listening to is top-notch."

San Francisco Bay Guardian
Best Listening Room

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