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Sunday, January 15 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Susanna Hoffs & Friends, with Steve Agee, Petra Haden, Chris Price, Tamara Yajia and more (CANCELED)

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Susanna Hoffs performance at SF Sketchfest has been cancelled due to illness. Susanna regrets not being able to perform for her fans. Ticket Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) brings her friends to SF Sketchfest for a night of music and comedy.

With their unique blend of ’60s garage rock, lush harmonies, and jangly guitars, the Bangles became a seminal band of the ’80s. Platinum-selling albums — and a string of hit songs like “Manic Monday,” “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “In Your Room,” “Eternal Flame,” and “Hazy Shade of Winter” — have ensured their place in rock and roll history.

Stepping away from her work with the Bangles, Susanna released two solo albums in the 1990s which featured collaborations with an impressive array of musicians including Jon Brion, Mick Fleetwood, John Entwistle, Jim Keltner, Matthew Sweet, Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse), David Lowery (Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven), and Petra and Rachel Haden.

After working together as members of Ming Tea in the Austin Powers film trilogy, Susanna and Matthew Sweet formed Sid ‘n Susie. The duo have recorded and released three volumes of their highly acclaimed Under the Covers series, culling selections from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. The magical blend of their voices, combined with a roughly hewn power pop sound, has turned the Sid ‘n Susie project into a cult favorite, as well as a critics’ pick.

In 2011, Susanna stole away to the studio to capitalize on a burst of creative energy sparked by the presence of a new songwriting partner in Andrew Brassell, an indie musician from Nashville. The collaboration resulted in her third solo project, 2012’s Someday. Painted with catchy-as-anything melodies using a palette of horns, flutes, and strings — and produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, Elvis Costello) — Someday conjured up an era when melody was king while remaining ever-fresh and contemporary. The retro modern song cycle served as a stylish homage to the 1960s pop sounds that Hoffs grew up listening to and loving.

Recently, Susanna has performed with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia Live and Mike Campbell’s Merry Minstrel Circus, and at the 2014 Stagecoach Festival. Renewed and inspired by these experiences, she now looks forward to playing shows in intimate settings where she has the freedom to pull her favorite songs from her entire discography, as well as some choice covers. With special guests stopping by to jam with her, each show will be a one-of-a-kind adventure for both her and the audience. $30 21+

Performers
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Steve Agee

Steve is best known for playing Steve Myron on Comedy Central’s "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Outside Dave on Fox’s "New Girl." Prior to that, Steve was a writer for ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and MTV’s "The Andy Milonakis Show." More recently, Steve has made appearances on "Community," "2 Broke Girls," "Happy Endings," "Childrens Hospital," and done voice over for "Bob’s Burgers," "Adventure Time" and "The Cleveland Show."
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Petra Haden

In a restlessly eclectic, wholly unique musical career that spans two and a half decades, Petra Haden has established a singular reputation for creativity and versatility, and a unique niche that's allowed her to apply her multiple talents to a dazzlingly diverse array of music.    | As a singer, instrumentalist and composer, Haden has built an impressively varied and accomplished discography encompassing her work as part of the beloved... Read More →
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Susanna Hoffs

Born in Los Angeles into a creative family, Susanna Hoffs grew up in the company of writers, thinkers, painters, and filmmakers with an ever-present soundtrack provided by the Beatles and other artists of the 1960s. As a young girl, she loved to sing and play guitar and went on to study theatre, dance, and art at University of California, Berkeley. The Bay Area music scene was in full bloom during her college years, and Susanna was stirred by the... Read More →
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Chris Price

Chris Price is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter who performs in the style of beloved 60's and 70's pop/rock acts such as The Beatles and The Kinks. Price turns heads at every performance because of his powerful singing voice and wildly unique guitar playing style. He began his musical career at age 12 when he started to produce tracks for rap artists in his hometown of Miami, Florida. After a stint as a keyboardist in a jam band... Read More →
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Tamara Yajia

Tamara Yajia is a writer and performer who was hailed by Playboy as one of the “funniest women on Twitter.” Her one woman show “Cumming Of Age” sold out for three consecutive weeks at the SOSE Theatre in Los Angeles. Her book of stories “Life Is A Dance Floor And We're All Dancing Like Shit” has sold over 1000 copies. She is the founder and head writer for the parody website PissFeed and a contributor to... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Attendees (25)