Offside Festival Winds Up Tonight

David Boyce of The Supplicants. Source: BayTaper.com. Click for photo, sound, and video of a 2010 show.

What I like about the site for the San Francisco Offside Festival — a local-jazz showcase that ends Saturday night — are the little interviews with the bands. They’ve done a good job putting together a blog that introduces the artists by having them answer a fixed set of questions, then introduces their music and their influences via YouTube and Vimeo clips.

I like the answer Lisa Mezzacappa gave about being on the road. “Behold the glamor!

I’ve been mostly underwater for the month of May, out of town for two weeks, shuttered away in work for a third. I did get to see some music in New York (oh yes), which was a nice break, but haven’t had time for anything while in town. Tonight is my last chance, and yours, to get in on the fun.

The lineup — with links that go back to the SF Offside blog is:

  • Secret Sidewalk (three synths, sax, and drums — this is going to be different)
  • Klaxon Mutant Jazz All-Stars (a more traditional-lineup quintet, but they’re fans of Kneebody, so this should be lively)
  • The Supplicants (longtime sax/bass/drums trio). BayTaper.com has an excellent little record of a 2010 show at the Red Poppy Art House, complete with video.

The venue is Viracocha, in the Mission District.

Do check out the SF Offside site; it’s got press clips and information about tickets. They’ve put an impressive amount of work into this. Should be a great show tonight.