21st September 2022
JUMP TO: San Francisco | Santa Rosa

Wednesday, September 21st | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

Goh Nakamura and Starry Eyed Cadet


Goh Nakamura is a singer, songwriter, musician, composer and actor. A fortuitous 2007 feature on YouTube’s front page brought his music videos over a million views and earned him a new fanbase from all over the world. His work has been featured in films directed by Ridley Scott such as “A Good Year,” “American Gangster” and “Body of Lies” and most recently scored the ESPN 30 for 30 Bruce Lee documentary “Be Water,” directed by Bao Ngyuen which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is currently showing on ESPN.

Inspired by Sarah Record’s heyday with a touch of the shoegazing bliss of Creation Records, Starry Eyed Cadet formed in San Francisco in the Spring of 2013. This Bay Area group is a mix of members from various musical backgrounds, as well as from established bands as Marine Life (Elefant Records), Julie Plug, The Parties (Rainbow Quartz) and Sweet Trip (Darla Records). Having been long time friends and fellow indie music lovers, it wasn’t until an impromptu jam session on an uneventful Sunday evening that brought the band together. With all band members as active songwriters and composers, they describe themselves as “all over the place” but remain glued together by everyone’s similar sound sensibilities. The band is Gil Castro (keys/vox), Rob Uytingco (drums/vox), Sally Jati (vox/guitar) and Ray Lee (bass).

Recommended if you like: Elliot Smith, Elvis Costello, Neil Finn, Rocketship, Heavenly, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Velocity Girl, Sweet Trip

Thursday, September 22nd | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC LECTURE

All Your Favorite Music Is (Probably) Black with Mark Montgomery French


All Your Favorite Music is (Probably) Black is a humorous, highly immersive, and historically accurate talk that uncovers the African-American roots of popular music genres that appear to be free of African-Americans. Utilizing a rich audiovisual presentation, Mark Montgomery French reveals the sonic secrets behind African-Americans’ cultural invisibility within the musical categories they helped define. 

Recommended If You Like: Questlove Supreme (podcast), Bandsplain (podcast), Object of Sound (podcast), The Twitch Sessions with Christian James Hand (Twitch livestream)

Friday, September 23rd | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

Joshua James Jackson & Elizabeth Lubin


Joshua James Jackson aka Triple J has had just about every musical role, from trumpet in an orchestra to rock n roll guitarist, bluegrass bassist to live sampling Dr. Phil on a handheld tv in a funk band, and everything in between. His debut studio album, Livin’ The Dream, coming Fall 2022, is a reflection of life as a musician, artist, a gig worker, misanthrope and social butterfly, presenting melancholic and farcical imagery in a digestible and danceable form with swampy grooves to odd meters, Netflix to the library, and the friends we made along the way.

Elizabeth Lubin‘s songwriting is a catalyst for contemplation, her rhythms a rootsy homage to intimacy. There is a tenderness in this music that feels like the kin of your own heartbeat. The melodies are digging for the roots of the ancestral, seeking new growth and healing to replace where a stump beholden to a discouraged heart once stood.

Recommended If You Like: Al Green, John Prine, Tom Waits, Courtney Barnett, Carole King, Valerie June

Sunday, September 25th | Matinee. Doors at 2:00 Show 2:45-5:00pm – MUSIC

Kray Van Kirk and Jaeger & Reid


In addition to his Ph.D. in fisheries population dynamics modeling and spot-on impression of Japan’s nineteenth century blind swordsman, Zatoichi, songwriter Kray Van Kirk is also a fine finger-style guitarist with a spellbinding, soaring baritone voice. The musical spark of Jaeger and Reid combine Judi’s striking vocals, intelligent songs with Bob’s engaging original tunes. Their artful blending of guitars, ukulele and rich harmonies deliver an intimate evening of deeply meaningful music.

Recommended if you like: Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, Richard & Linda Thompson, Stan Rogers, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, Richard Thompson, John Gorka

The Lost Church San Francisco is located at 988 Columbus Avenue at Chestnut Street in North Beach.

(26-min from Oakland, 33-min from San Rafael, 52-min from Vallejo, 1 hour and 6-min from Santa Rosa)

Matinee performances end at 5pm | Evening performances end at 10:30pm

We’re offering full refunds for non-attendance or cancelations due to COVID exposure, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.

ADA Accessible.

Just Announced at The Lost Church


Tuesday, October 18: Mya Byrne and Katie Anne Mitchell
Friday, October 21: David Luning & Ben Dubin with Lia Rose
Tuesday, October 25: Xanthe Alexis & Briget Boyle


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)

Our Current Safety Protocols

Vaccines, boosters, and masks are strongly encouraged, but are not required as per local Public Health Policy.

Saturday, September 24th – Matinée | Doors at 2:00 Show 2:45-5pm – MUSIC

Laura Benitez & The Heartache North Bay Album Release with Doug Jayne


With their recently released album “California Centuries,” Laura Benitez and the Heartache use the three chord tools of country music to tell the simple, unvarnished truth about love, too much whiskey, and the call of the road. Doug Jayne plays thoughtful folk and blues-inspired acoustic music, featuring layered vocal harmonies. He is also co-owner of The Next Record Store in Santa Rosa, operator of Jackalope Records and a radio host on the Sonoma County’s NPR affiliate, KRCB FM. 

Recommended If You Like: Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Wanda Jackson

Saturday, September 24th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MAGIC + MENTALISM + MISCHIEF

Brad Barton, Reality Thief – Magic, Mentalism & Mischief


Brad Barton, Reality Thief casts a spell of mystery, mischief, and hilarity. Performing for over 30 years, Brad combines magic, psychology, comedy, mind reading, and audience participation to create an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. He was the special guest performer for Prince’s final performance at the San Francisco Fillmore, and is the only magician ever known to steal music legend Tom Waits’ watch!

”The expected was shattered on the floor, leaving eloquent shards of the unexpected. I laughed, I gasped, and then I told friends.” – Mike Gordon 

”Wow. You’re good. You should have your own TV show.” – Shaquille O’Neal

Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 29th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – COMEDY

Burnt City: A Dystopian Bilingual One-Persian Show! + Gina Stahl-Haven

TICKETS: WED 9/28 | THU 9/29

Burnt City: A Dystopian Bilingual One-Persian Show! is about U.S.-Iran relations, using poetry, humor, video, vignettes and Farsi to excavate how domestic abuse at home is congruous to violence inflicted by governments on citizens. And, yes, it is a comedy… of horrors! Joshua Hamzehee, PhD was inspired to write the show in Farglish (Farsi-English) as a way of inviting unfamiliar audiences into a beautiful Persian culture often weaponized by America as anti-American. Gina Stahl-Haven has been performing in the comedy and improv world for over 15 years and is the 2nd Place Winner of the 2019 San Francisco International Comedy Competition (the 1st woman in 36 years, and the only woman other than Ellen Degeneres to hold this title). You may have caught Gina on season 17 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent where she received 4 yesses from the celebrity judges. Gina’s real take on life, motherhood, dating, and navigating Costco; combined with her intoxicating stage presence make her irresistible to watch!

Recommended if you like: Maz Jobrani, Sasha Baron Cohen, Ricky Gervais, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, the Iron Sheik, Experimental Theatre and Performance Studies, Amy Schumer, Ali Wong, Samantha Bee, Amy Poehler, Ellen Degeneres, Comedy and Storytelling

The Lost Church Santa Rosa is 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)

Just Announced at The Lost Church


Sunday, October 23: Nathan & Jessie and Aviva Le Fey

Wednesday, October 26: The MommyheadS and B3PO (with members of Royal Jelly Jive)

Friday, November 11th: Marc Farre And The Desert Fathers, with Special Guest Mark Otis Johnson

Matinee performances end at 5pm | Evening performances end at 10:30pm

We’re offering full refunds for non-attendance or cancelations due to COVID exposure, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.

ADA Accessible.

We’re offering full refunds for non-attendance or cancelations due to COVID exposure, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.

TLC Stage Sneak Peek where you can hear the artists coming to our stages before they perform!

September 2022 Episode of

TLC Stage Sneak Peek


  • Goh Nakamura (TLC San Francisco on September 21st)
  • All Your Favorite Music Is Probably…Black with Mark Montgomery French (TLC San Francisco on September 22nd)
  • Joshua James Jackson (TLC San Francisco on September 23rd)
  • Laura Benitez & the Heartache (TLC San Francisco on September 24th)
  • Jaeger & Reid (TLC San Francisco on September 25th)
  • Kray van Kirk (TLC San Francisco on September 25th)

And past performers this month: Justin’s Case, Rachel Garlin, Jason Eady, The Sam Chase, Aireene Espiritu, and Hal Marcus.

Tune in and “try before you buy!”

We hope you find something new to take a chance on.

From Your Everlovin’ Editor

Howdy hi,

We have an action packed week ahead for you at The Lost Church San Francisco and Santa Rosa.

Buckle up and enjoy the ride, but be sure to get tickets as shows can sell out.


Michele & The Lost Church

Email us at hq@thelostchurch.org with your questions and comments.

The Lost Church Free Radio

Lost Church Free Radio


Rainbow Rodeo with Rachel Cholst featuring Sylvia Rose Novak — Sundays 10-11am

Hangover Sessions with DJ Webbles feat. M Jones and the Melee 9/4 & 9/11 – Sundays 11am-1pm

Music Mamas with Laura Benitez feat. TBA 1-2pm

You’re Going to Die: I’ve Died Several Times with John Elliot in conversation with Ned Buskirk – Sundays at 4:30pm

Village Green Radio Hour with Maurice Tani. Music from the Little Village Foundation.  – Sundays from 6-7pm

The Contagion Collection with The Tourist “I’ll Have the Lunch Special, Please” Drum & Bass and Jungle  – Mondays at 4:30pm

Mitches Brew with Mitch Rocket – Synthtember.  Mondays 6-7pm

In Search of the World’s Funniest Story with Toby Dixon – uncover the depth of the human condition through insane stories  Tuesdays 5-6pm

Johnny Tripod Happy Hour – Episode 12: Seattle Songs with The Murder City Devils, Carissa’s Weird, Visqueen, Tacocat, The Long Winters,  and more – Wednesdays 5-6pm

A Color Coded Symphony On the Air with Aireene Espiritu featuring American Soul, Folk, Rock, and Traditional Iranian Music with Adrienne Shamszad – Thursdays 6-7pm

***See Adrienne Shamszad with Zoe FitzGerald Carter live at TLC San Francisco on Friday, October 8th: TICKETS HERE

Spongebath Heavy Medical Hour (Radio Show)  – A Special Encore Edition of their debut radio show in honor of their upcoming TLC San Francisco Live Performance – Thursdays 7-8pm

***See Spongebath with Space Banquet live at TLC San Francisco on Friday, October 7th: TICKETS HERE

All Your Favorite Music Is (Probably)…with Mark Montgomery French featuring TBA – Fridays 2pm PST

West of Twin Peaks Radio with MJ Call feat. an interview with Mark Montgomery French (9/2 & 9/9)  – Fridays 12-2pm

***They’ll be talking about our live and in person show with Mark at TLC San Francisco on Thursday, September 22nd: TICKETS HERE

Tranimal Radio Hour a gender and genre free audio blitz with Shawna Virago – Fridays from 6-7pm

Lost Church Free Radio 2022 Schedule SEPT 2022

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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 storiesaudio memoirsinterviews with world renowned artists, film reviews and opinion, plus music from artists who have graced our theater stages or are about to, and much more!


Talking about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Hosted by Sean M. Sanford and Brian Oliver

Wednesdays at 6pm PST


Volunteer Needed

Female Scientist

We have an admin/research project in need of a clever, curious, and brilliant volunteer.

TASK: Create a spreadsheet of local San Francisco Hotels for postcard distribution.

HOURS: approximately 3-5 hours total.

Please reach out to Michele at hq@thelostchurch.org if you’re available and interested.


We STRONGLY RECOMMEND MASKS be worn while inside our theater to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Masks are no longer mandated by the State of California and are no longer required for entry.

Private Event Rentals at TLC Santa Rosa and TLC San Francisco

Now Booking Holiday Events!

Private Events at The Lost Church Theaters are fun.

Looking for a charming, easy, memorable, and fun place for your  Birthday, Anniversary, New Year Party or Holiday Company Party?

Contact us to find out more about our  Private Event Rentals at either of our  theaters.

A private event in our beautiful and rather eccentric theater is a party or event that your guests will really remember.

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