March 10th, 2008

All Out of Love

More fun in San Francisco

From a recently acquired Mint friend:

Introducing: funcrunch!

funcrunch consists of Mike Avery (drums), Julie Bernstein (vocals), Mike Fortes (bass & vocals), Rex Pembroke (guitar & vocals), Ziggy Tomcich (keyboards), and band leader Steve Kirk (guitar & vocals).

We've put together a dynamic, diverse 40-minute set of classic and contemporary rock. Songs range from well-known classics by Yes, Led Zeppelin and Dire Straits, to alt-rock hits by Audioslave and the White Stripes, to some obscure tunes by bands you've never heard of, including an original song written by our guitarist, Rex. Oh, and there's a Bob Dylan tune in there somewhere.

We will be appearing at Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St., San Francisco, on Monday, March 31, as part of the Blue Bear School of Music's quarterly band workshop showcase. Each quarter, Blue Bear resides at a local San Francisco rock club to show off the school's talent. This quarter marks Blue Bear's debut at the most excellent Cafe du Nord.

We're expected on stage around 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is a suggested donation of $10-$20. You may purchase tickets in advance online at

"Seating in our showroom is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons with advance dinner reservations receive seating priority. Due to the limited number of seats in our showroom, dinner reservations require a minimum food order of $15 per person." I have not sampled the menu at du Nord, but given that seats go quickly, I'd suggest eating before you get there. But it's definitely something to consider.

If you have kids, feel free to bring them along -- Cafe du Nord is an all ages venue!

Full Cafe du Nord event calendar for March:|2008|21&so1=0

Hope to see you there!

Michael Fortes