653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
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YouTube channel!

But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

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…


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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.

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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
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