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April 16, 2016


Local Live Music w/ Fat Lance and Trust-Fund-Kid Tom

Joe, I don't want to be a bad influence on the mostly fine people of Burlingame, but have you ever been to Humboldt Tobacco Co in San Mateo on a Saturday around 1pm?

It's like pick-up basketball, but with instruments and singers.

You can pick out your favorite cigar from the humidor, or pick up a wholesale-price carton of cigarettes, and then light up and select a guitar out of the stable and jam out with Mark and Gioioa.


Sometimes, Fat Lance and Trust-Fund-Kid Tom show up to create a sense of awe and mystery about the place.

You can shoot pool or watch the game in one of the back rooms. Some community college kids should do a video project interviewing some of the regulars.

One of the guys used to play drums with...The Rollingstones, or was it Ringo Starr?

Surely you've checked it out before, right?


I had not heard about this jam session, so thank you. I'll check it out some Saturday.

Jim Harrington at the Mercury News has one of the best jobs in the Bay Area (live music critic). Here is his piece on Record Store Day:

BERKELEY -- Metallica's previous Bay Area outing came in front of some 42,000 fans at San Francisco's AT&T Park in February.

The follow-up was, shall we say, a bit more intimate.

On Saturday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act played for approximately 375 head-banging, fist-pumping fans during an in-store performance at Rasputin Music in Berkeley.



Here's another wistful piece about 25th Avenue in San Mateo and the record store owner who is now "the old man on the block" Tommy Toonz. Check it out. One wonders how long a regular old strip of small, local shops can hold out like they are?


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