March 8, 2012
The Clift Hotel continues to kill it with great free shows this month and next, starting with SF’s WATERS and a DJ set by Extra Classic this Saturday, March 10th. Future shows include Matthew Dear on March 29th, Daedelus on April 7th, and Housse de Racket on April 14th.
RSVP here to get on the list for these shows.
February 8, 2012
Presented by IAMSOUND Records and held in the hotel’s Velvet and Redwood Rooms, Clift Sessions has quietly hosted an impressive list of up-and-coming performers since their first event in January 2011 – including Lord Huron, Cults, Gayngs, and Blood Orange.
An RSVP is required if you want in, and we recommend doing this soon as space is extremely limited. While performances generally begin at 11pm, Clift advises you arrive close to 9pm when the doors open to ensure entry (even with the RSVP). If you’re really on the ball, you can call for table reservations at 415.929.2372. For information on upcoming Sessions and a look at past events, be sure to follow Clift on Facebook and Twitter.
Based in Portland, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their self-titled, fill length debut last June to many positive reviews and much internet buzz. Check out their recent video for “Thought Ballune,” off the album, below.
October 18, 2011
After a series of free shows earlier this year, the Clift Hotel‘s Clift Sessions are back, with three free shows on the horizon. First up is NewVillager this Friday, October 21st, with The Strange Boys celebrating the release of their new album, Live Music, on Saturday, October 29th. Little Boots rounds out the announced dates, performing on Tuesday, November 22nd.
You can RSVP for all three shows here.
May 25, 2011
The Clift Sessions have returned for 2011, so it’s time to break out your best Chucks and swank it up at theÂ Clift Hotel. For those not already familiar, the Clift Hotel and IAMSOUND Records team up for the Clift Sessions, wherein hot indie bands play special shows at the downtown San Francisco hotel.
Dedicated to creating a unique live music experience for both hotel guests and locals alike, Clift and IAMSOUND Records have partnered for a four-month summer series, hot on the heels of their fall/winter collaboration, which featured artists including Francis and the Lights, Theophilus London and Foolâ€™s Gold playing to sold-out crowds in the exclusive Redwood Room and recently revamped Velvet Room at Clift.
Here’s the schedule for summer 2011:
- June 2: Gayngs
- June 5: The Vaccines
- June 27: Mark Gardener (from Ride), in conjunction with the screening of Upside Down (documentary about Creation Records – director Danny O’Connor will be there as well)
- July 24: Cults
- August 19: Dirty Beaches (with special DJs)
The sessions will take place from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Clift Hotel’s Velvet Room + Redwood Room. RSVP is required to attend any of the sessions. To do so, email firstname.lastname@example.org.