3158 Mission St
San Francisco, California 94110

What? A Rock & Roll Spelling Bee pitting local musicians against local music critics for mediocre prizes and minuscule amounts of fame and glory. Bands will play between rounds.

When? Wed, October 22, 8 to midnight

Where? El Rio (3185 Mission St @ Cesar Chavez)

How much? $6-$20 sliding scale, all funds to benefit local arts oranizations National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org) & Music in Schools Today (http://www.mustcreate.org/index.shtml)

The bands:
Citizens Here and Abroad,
(shoegazer meets adrenaline)
Excuses For Skipping,
(manic depressive confusion)
(power pop anthems)
(punk rock jamboree)
7PM door, 8PM show

The Spellers:
* Never-satisfied music writers, including writers from the East Bay Express, SF Weekly, the Bay Guardian, Kitchen Sink. versus
* Self-satisfied musicians: members of Thee More Shallows, Giant Haystacks, the Stratford 4, etc. versus
* Other assorted rockers and geeks.
The Host:
* We've roped Brian Perkins of Killing My Lobster into dressing like Gene Rayburn meets Chuck Woolery. He's promised to dole out ridicule and unctuous charm in equal measure.

Added by jane on October 10, 2003