SFIFF ’09: Rogue Wave’s acoustic set after D Tour‘s premier


Jim Granato, the director, during the Q&A

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.


Pat answering a question

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.



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  1. [...] began to fail and he was forced to perform dialysis on himself routinely – yes, even on tour. ipickmynose recently posted some great photos of the San Francisco Film Festival screening, where the band [...]

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