George Chen

Sketchfest is really rough. There is literally too much to do over the course of the three weeks the festival runs. We have 18 days of anywhere between 3-10 shows, all special events with performers that rarely come to San Francisco to perform. I’m here to help you decide what to do. Below  are some of the events that I find the most interesting over the course of the entire event. You can use my handy guide, or you can just go rogue and take a look at the full schedule here! [read the whole post]

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Looking for better things to do than to prepare for the Super Bowl? Well, here’s a week’s worth of rock n roll awesomeness.

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A San Francisco Sketch

A San Francisco Sketch

Every year, the good folks at SF Sketchfest program three weeks of live comedy in the Bay Area. They program it so well that it can get exhausting to determine which shows to go to. Well, here at Spinning Platters, a forum for Bay Area music, film, and comedy nerds, we’ll be helping you determine which shows you should be going to. It wasn’t easy, but I think you’ll get sufficient enough chuckles for handling the post-holiday blues if you follow these guidelines.

Don’t like my suggestions? You can always pick for yourself! You can find the schedule here!

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Photo by Ricardo Esway

Photo by Ricardo Esway

George Chen is one of the founders of Cinecave, one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets. It’s a comedy club in the basement of Lost Weekend Video. It’s also one of the best rooms for comedy in this town. Cinecave is teaming up with Sketchfest for several shows during the festival, as well as shows every Friday and Saturday night! Chen is also one of the funniest comics in his own right, and you can catch him throughout the festival. His schedule is here.

Spinning Platters had the pleasure of speaking to George ahead of Sketchfest. Just click on the word “more.” [read the whole post]

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Thursday, May 22nd [read the whole post]

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A band that puns on this show is opening for a band that has Ty Segall in it at Rickshaw Stop.

A band that puns on this show is opening for a band that has Ty Segall in it at Rickshaw Stop.

Thursday, April 24th [read the whole post]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 2/13/14-2/19/14

February 13, 2014

Thursday, February 13th

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SF Sketchfest Review: Picture This! on 2/8/2014

February 8, 2014

Picture This!, the amicable marriage of sight, sound and more sight just made it’s San Francisco debut hours ago at the Dark Room Theater. Concocted in Los Angeles by comedian Brandie Posey and animator Sam Varela, the show paired stand-up comedians with illustrators, each performing their due diligence to visualize this crazy thing called funny.

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A Nerd’s Guide To Sketchfest 2014

January 17, 2014

Wouldn’t it be great if cloning was already a thing? So we could be at 8 places at once and not have to decide which Sketchfest events you are going to? Well, until science improves greatly, we are stuck with one body and being in one place at a time. Because of this trouble, I […]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 9/20/12-9/26/12

September 19, 2012

Officially, this is the last weekend of Summer. Which means, of course, a lot of weird festivals. Including a 90’s rock festival, a leather fest, and an amazing multiband gig full of wonderful jangle pop!

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