As I mentioned Rogue Wave (myspace) were to play an acoustic set at Sundance Kabuki Theater here in San Francisco after the premier of D Tour, part of this year’s San Francisco International Film Festival. The film is a documentary about member Pat Spurgeon and his struggle with kidney failure.
During the short Q&A after the film, it was obvious that everyone had come out, from the doctors and surgeons featured in the film to San Francisco music elite like Jonathan Richman–who asked a question during the Q&A–to John Vanderslice.
After the Q&A, the band set up right in front of the screen and proceeded to play a four or five set of acoustic songs. Shortly into the set, Mr. John Vanderslice joined the band for the remainder of the set. The set included “Bird on a Wire”, “Lake Michigan” among other songs, new and old. They played well: the band was tight and they just had fun up there. I enjoyed it. It’s been a while since I saw them and I think this convinced me to go to their show at the Independent in June to see a full set.