Visit thelostchurch.org/san-francisco to be the first to buy tickets to the new TLC SF in North Beach.
You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes
returns to TLC San Francisco on September 8th
The Next Shows at TLC Santa Rosa
Wednesday, July 13th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm — MUSIC
Ordinary Elephant (Louisiana) w/ The Singer & The Songwriter
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. The collaboration of husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. “Two become one, in song…hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery,” says Mary Gauthier. The Associated Press is calling their latest album, Honest, “one of the best Americana albums of the year.”
“There is nothing at all ordinary with this elephant. They are smack dab in the tradition that I have always loved but have both (all four?) feet in the 21st Century. This is rich ground. Listen!” — Tom Paxton “Two become one, in song…hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery. Songs are pouring out of them, and I suspect their rise will be steady.” — Mary Gauthier “I’m a big fan…intimate songs, weaving harmonies, and stories that draw you in as if you were gathered around an enchanted campfire.” — Eliza Gilkyson
The Singer & The Songwriter
Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran create music as vibrant and diverse as their multiracial backgrounds. Rachel’s rich, nuanced vocal delivery and Thu’s dynamic guitar arrangements provide the backbone for the duo’s eclectic and heartfelt songs that tell emotionally honest and compelling stories.Their identities as queer mixed-race-Mexican-American and first-generation-Vietnamese-American (respectively) subtly inform the inclusionary, modernist perspective of their lyrics, which provide “smart commentary on social attitudes” (Pasadena Weekly), while their music and melodies cut across decades of classic American song forms, bending and blending genres to produce a unique sound with a fresh, clever and distinct approach to the classic traditions of American jazz, folk and blues.https://www.thesingerandthesongwriter.com/
Recommended If You Like: Front Country, Anna Tivel, The Lowest Pair, Lindsay Lou, The Stray Birds
Thursday, July 14th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC
Loud as Folk: The Sam Chase + Clementine Darling
Hosted by Spike McGuire
Loud As Folk (every 2nd Thursday at The Lost Church Santa Rosa) is a hub of the west coast songwriting scene focused on highlighting emerging artists with distinct approaches to all genres of American roots music. In the process of bringing these acts together for performances, a beautiful community naturally formed with artists and audience members alike. Now LAF is a global network of songwriters who collaborate, tour, and record in ever changing combinations. The organization is based in Reno, NV and operated by founder Spike McGuire and VP Greg Gilmore. Their dedication remains to preserving the craft of songwriting, whether it’s through your stereo or from the stage.https://loudasfolk.com
The Sam Chase is a natural storyteller with a voice that sounds as if it has weathered many an epic tale. With boot stomping orchestration and lyrics that have been immortalized on the tattooed skin of his fans, The Sam Chase doesn’t mess around. Catch him with a fury like never before – hot off the heel’s of his European tour and playing his first show back in the states with a fresh batch of tales to tell. http://www.thesamchase.com
Clementine Darling’s onstage debut coincided with her participation in a songwriting workshop with nationally recognized producer Sam Hollander, in which she and Hollander shaped one of her original songs, “Choose Love,” into a strong acoustic number in the tradition of alt-folk heroines like Ani DiFranco and Cat Power. “Choose Love” wound up being the first track on Darling’s debut EP… — NORTH BAY BOHEMIAN https://www.clementinedarlingmusic.com
Recommended if you like: Austin City Limits, The Grand Ol’ Opry, Hootenanny
Sunday, July 17th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC
Jeremy Ferrara (Portland) and Daniel Steinbock
What good is a song if it doesn’t make you feel something? Jeremy Ferrara knows this, and refuses to waste a minute of your time. His good nature and innate tenderness is inescapable, and anyone within earshot of his quavering voice and quiet guitar is likely to swoon in sympathetic reaction. He’s a folksinger, and a song-diviner. His music is as fun as it is finely detailed. His latest album Everything I Hold is exemplary of this style. Produced by Mike Coykendall, the LP features just Jeremy, his guitar, and voice, on eight songs that fill the listener with wonder, empathy, and joy. https://jeremyferraramusic.com/
Daniel Steinbock was born and raised on the California coast north of the Golden Gate, the only child of a sailor and a librarian. A singer-songwriter in the sublime lyrical tradition of Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) and Neil Young, pre-apocalyptic love songs and spare folk poems fill his song book with a rare spiritual nakedness.
Steinbock’s 2019 debut album, ‘Out of Blue,’ was described as “uncontrollably honest and surreal” by No Depression, Journal of Roots Music, and features fellow troubadours John Craigie, Rainbow Girls, and Ayla Nereo. https://www.danielsteinbock.com
Recommended if you like: Hiss Golden Messenger, Adrianne Lenker, Blake Mills, Neil Young, Conor Oberst, Joni Mitchell
Located on Ross Street (between Mendocino & B) in Downtown Santa Rosa
(23-min from Petaluma, 40-min from San Rafael, 1 hr 6-min from San Francisco, 1 hr 9-min from Oakland)
Matinee performances end at 5pm | Evening performances end at 10:30pm
We’re offering full refunds for non-attendance or cancelations due to COVID concerns, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.
Seating is First Come, First Served.
All Ages are welcome
(Except for babies, children, and adults who cannot focus for two hours and enjoy the performance)
West of Twin Peaks Radio Interviews
our San Francisco General Manager Mickey Darius
Find out more about the new SF Theater and the inside story on Broken Clover Records, Ivy Agency Worldwide, and what keeps Mickey motivated to do all he does.
General venue Manager @thelostchurchsf
You couldn’t pick three more precarious positions to have during the pandemic.
FRIDAY at NOON on an all-new WEST OF TWIN PEAKS RADIO, Mickey joins me as guest artist with a peak behind the scenes of the local music biz and a glimpse into how he’s pulling it all off.
Plus of course, a 2 hour eclectic mix of brand new tunes
West of Twin Peaks Radio
Fridays at Noon
The Lost Church Free Radio
Our Current Safety Protocols
From Your Everlovin’ Editor
TLC SF by the numbers….
Our original theater was at 65 Capp Street and had a capacity of 65 people.
By an interesting twist of fate our new North Beach theater is at 990 Columbus Avenue and will be 99 seats.
It’s all falling into place just as it should!
TLC Santa Rosa is in fine form this month and leading the charge in this new era of our long time mission to create, sustain, and defend spaces for live performance and the communities they serve.
We love having more chances to get together.
Michele & The Lost Church
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and comments.
All New Episodes on Lost Church Free Radio
3 more chances to catch these fantastic radio shows!
Rainbow Rodeo with Rachel Cholst — Sundays 10-11am
Hangover Sessions with DJ Webbles – Sundays 11am-1pm Uncovered VIII featuring a plethora of cover tunes you may well have never been acquainted with before.
Music Mamas with Laura Benitez feat. Rebecca Coseboom (of Beckylin & her Druthers and Halou) 1-2pm
You’re Going to Die: The Power of Poetry & Triumph Over Trauma with Thea Matthews in conversation with Ned Buskirk – Sundays at 4:30pm
Village Green Radio Hour with Maurice Tani. Music from the Little Village Foundation including Tia Carroll, Whitney Shay, Anai Adina, and more – Sundays from 6-7pm
The Contagion Collection with The Tourist Still Bill – a tribute to Bill Withers – Mondays at 4:30pm
Mitches Brew with Mitch Rocket – Psych Rock from local favorites and from afar. Mondays 6-7pm
In Search of the World’s Funniest Story with Toby Dixon – Tuesdays 5-6pm
Johnny Tripod Happy Hour Fave Female Vocalists, Pt. 2 featuring Tsunami Bomb, Ex Hex, Michaela Ann, Cat Power and more – Wednesdays 5-6pm
A Color Coded Symphony On the Air with Aireene Espiritu feat. Music of the Tabla with Manesh Judge (North East Indian Classical, Western Folk, Electronica, and beyond) – Thursdays 6-7pm
All Your Favorite Music Is (Probably)…with Mark Montgomery French Genres with Shockingly Black Origins with Guitarist Jafar Green – Fridays 2pm PST
West of Twin Peaks Radio with MJ Call feat. an interview with Mickey Darius and music from Walt Disco, Land of Talk, Kelley Stoltz, Dreckig, Secret Emchy Society, and Pure Hex, and more – Fridays 12-2pm
Tranimal Radio Hour with Shawna Virago – Fridays from 6-7pm
We feature a mix of original conversations about music and motherhood or about your favorite songs and their deeper meanings or about our shared mortality and love of living. Our station also features uniquely curated travels through the world of local and national new music of all genres, hilarious true stories, audio memoirs, interviews with world renowned artists, plus music from artists who have graced our theater stages or are about to, and much more!
Music Mamas with Laura Benitez
“I had a really incredible conversation with Rebecca Coseboom creative force behind Halou and Beckylin and Her Druthers, on this month’s episode of Music Mamas.
We talk about growing up during the AIDS crisis, touring with toddlers, and the true story behind her song, “Mom is Always Right.” There were so many stories I may have to make a “Part 2,” but for now catch our conversation any Sunday in July at 1pm on @thelostchurchsf Radio!”
Summer on the Square
The Lost Church booked the music for this early evening series.
We’ve curated a whole summer of free late afternoon shows for you in Downtown Santa Rosa!
June 9th – August 18th every Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm.
Have a picnic in the park and enjoy these artists and then keep it going by coming to TLC Santa Rosa for our evening shows. It’s summertime…let’s live it up!
Private Event Rentals at TLC Santa Rosa
Looking for a charming, easy, memorable, and fun place for your Birthday, Anniversary, New Year Party or Company Party?
Contact us to find out more about our Private Event Rentals in Santa Rosa.
A private event in our beautiful, rather eccentric theater is a party or event that your guests will really remember.
Answers to your burning inquiries.
You, too, can know all by visiting https://thelostchurch.org/faq