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

Sunday, Dec. 14th – Noon to 1:30 pm
The Lee Vilensky Trio plays for the
Surf-a-billy Swing Time Dance Party!

Instrumental surf guitar and so much more!  Listen, dance, groove, do what you want — we guarantee a good time at our new monthly series.  Noon to 1:30 every second Sunday… the Surf-a-billy Swing Time Dance Party!

Lee VilenskyOur December show:
The Lee Vilensky Trio
Guitarist Lee Vilensky, Bill MacBeath (bass) and Jamie Lease (drums) have been laying down an exquisite and rocking instrumental sound for years with this trio, rising from the ashes of The Swingin’ Johnsons.  Lee hails from Long Island & New Jersey, and has put in serious time with Pearl Harbour and the Explosions, Thee Hellhounds and other favorites.  Jamie has played with the likes of The Dils, Queen Ida and Her Bon Temps Zydeco Band, the PBR Street Gang, Norton Buffalo, while Bill’s affiliations have included Alvin Youngblood Hart’s band as well as Carlos Guitarlos…

surf-a-billy-lee-vilensky-webTheir new album is Destination: Love — a fabulous follow up to the 2011 release Dirty Dealings in a Latin Moon.

You can hear them regularly around the Bay Area at venues including The Rite Spot, Pier 23, the Make-Out Room, Speissekamer… but don’t miss them here at Bird & Beckett!


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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.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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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!
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

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