Damon Wood

Show: Message of Love @ Kensington Circus, 5/3/08

May 1st, 2008

The Bay Area’s Chrissiest Pretenders tribute band will be playing at Kensington Circus Pub this Saturday night, May 3. Family-friendly, in fact it’s practically family-required. I love the Circus. It’s the best place in the East Bay to bump into those friends of yours who just had kids in the last couple of years, who are desperate to get out of the house and have a beer in public but can’t get a babysitter. At least one of my kids will be there.

Message of Love will commence rocking at 9:00.

Kensington Circus Pub
389 Colusa Avenue
Kensington, CA 94707

Show: Message of Love @ Red Devil, 3/15/08

March 7th, 2008

The Chrissiest band I’ve ever been in does its very Chrissiest at the Red Devil Lounge next Saturday, March 15. We’re the first of 3 bands, so come early, come often, and stake out your place on the floor for a good, eye-liner-laced rocking. Headlining is the amazing Stung, who are famous for their extremely entertaining Police act. I love this pairing. In the middle slot is BudaBelly.

Message of Love

(opening for Stung and BudaBelly)
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Red Devil Lounge (1695 Polk @ Clay, SF)
Doors: 8PM
Message of Love: 8:30 or so
$10 ADV / $12 DOS MEssage of Love Flyer

Show: Message of Love @ Bimbo’s, 9/21

August 29th, 2007

Message of Love, the Chrissiest Darned Pretenders Tribute Band in SF, makes another appearance at Bimbo’s 365 Club, in support of Tainted Love.

Friday, September 21 2007
Bimbo’s 365 Club
1025 Columbus Avenue (at Chestnut Street)
San Francisco, CA 94133
Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 9 p.m. (that’s us)
Tickets are $20. Click here to get tix at TicketWeb

These Tainted Love shows sell out quickly, so if you want to go, get your tickets soon.

Message of Love, Bimbo’s, 5/12/07

May 8th, 2007

So Message of Love is playing at Bimbo’s this Saturday night. I believe a few tickets are available at TicketWeb, though they won’t be for long. We’ll be opening for Tainted Love, who has this amazing ability to sell out two consecutive nights at the large venue every damn time they book there.

Playing at Bimbo’s is always fun, but I hate the fact that I can’t load out while the main act is onstage, as this means my options are to a) leave immediately after we play, b) load my gear into my car and leave it parked on the street while I enjoy a beer or two with my friends, or c) stay at the club until the bloody end. The last time I opted for c, I didn’t get out of there until after 2AM, which is waaaaaaaay too late for an East Bay dad in his early 40s. Option b sucks because I can’t enjoy anything when I’m paranoid about my gear sitting in the back of my car on a city street. So I pretty much have to go with option a, which is why I don’t put too much effort into promoting shows like this. Really, I do enjoy these things; I’d just rather see you when I’m not in a hurry to get out of there.

So: Message of Love. Tainted Love. This Saturday. Bimbo’s. Get tickets early. Or, don’t. (How’s that for enthusiasm?)

UPDATE: Some pictures from the show.

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