Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Sep 23 2023 4:00 PM

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Unlocked Festival '23

In the spirit of the pandemic-era Lockdown Festivals, a host of experimentalists join for an action-packed evening of noise, sights, and sound. (In-person and streaming online.)

4pm Donald Robinson Solo
4:30pm Matt Ingalls
5pm Amy Reed
5:30pm Kumi Maxson
6pm Golden Champagne Flavored Sweatshirt
6:30pm Grex
7pm Ross Hammond/Jon Bafus
7:30pm Suki O’Kane/Tom Djll

The Unlocked Festival is an annual event that commemorates the spirit of creativity and resistance that prevailed through the COVID-19 pandemic. This program offers an opportunity for the Bay Area music community to convene, gather strength, and forge ahead. (All proceeds directed to support Bay Area community spaces.)

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Cost: Donations Accepted
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Biggi Vinkeloe - alto saxophone, flute Donald Robinson - drums Joe Lasqo - piano, laptop, percussion Teddy Rankin-Parker - cello Lisle Ellis - contrabass, acoustic bass guitar April 19, 2014, The Emerald Tablet, San Francisco, CA Video by Charles Smith
Tender Buttons at Second Act, SF, 2016; live video processing by Bill Thibault