653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood
Due to the current intensity of the pandemic
we are now open six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.
Browsing is now limited to one to two patrons at a time.
Orders are gratefully accepted by email, phone or in person,
and pickup at the door is encouraged; delivery is also possible.
Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Sunday, November 8 – 7:30pm
Americano Social Club
live streamed music
for la dolce vita
The Americano Social Club reminds you to wear your mask, and minimize your riskier impulses… they do the same… but remind you also that you’re free in your hearts and souls, and for the very lucky ones, in the company of your very significant others… they’re pleased to offer up their music for the present occasion. You know the one we mean.
Michael Zisman, ringleader of this private club with a generous membership policy, has had a long and distinguished career as a jazz bassist; for all that, this project on mandolin may be closest to his heart. At the core of the Americanos are Michael, guitarist/vocalist Jason Vanderfort and bassist Joe Kyle, Jr., with guitarist Scott Foster and the extraordinary vocalist Emily Z on board with great regularity, particularly when it comes time for the long-running monthly “Family Ruckus” at Club Deluxe, a raucous affair that prominently features two or three belly dancers and an audience that’s invariably eating out of the palm of their hand before they end the first song. Here’s a bit of that delirious scene!
Though no doubt it seems like a scene from long, long ago, it’s a future we’ll once again come to know and embrace. No time like the present to nurture its flame on Sunday, at the appointed hour, at the bookshop (by way of fb or YT). Be sure to bring cash…after the fact…or punch up your cover charge through this link during the show and show them your love. So glad we can close out your weekend celebrating the removal of the blockheaded tyrant baby. Now be safe and let’s get that virus whipped, with science, so we can get back to this dizzy atmosphere in all its sumptuous glory…
Available Now at Bird & Beckett
Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.
Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.
~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~
$15 and worth every penny
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Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site