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Upcoming Shows

Raw Beets [Beet the System Acoustic]

RAW BEETS, the acoustic offshoot of Beet The System, distills the band’s boundary-defying, hip shaking stew of diversified musical roots to its essential ingredients: tasty melodies with nutrient-rich lyrics for a flavor befitting a rapidly changing world. Featuring Baba Ndjhoni on ukulele, mando & vocals, Tim Kelly on upright bass, and Sven Eberlein on guitar and vocals, plus special guest Lucy Nelligan* on fiddle.

Thursday, August 29, 8.15pm (doors 7/30)

A Very Special Evening with
Raw Beets & The Overextended
@ THE LOST CHURCH
65 Capp St / SF

10 & Over Show. $15 Advance, $20 Door.**

Sunday, August 25, 5-7pm

RAW BEETS
Acoustic Summer Series
@ FERMENT DRINK REPEAT
2636 San Bruno Ave, SF

Free show. All ages.

*Lucy Nelligan is a fiddle player always looking for new ways to redefine the limitations of her instrument, and can be heard playing anything from Norwegian folk music to Jimi Hendrix. She has played with local musicians such as Marcus Shelby and the Kronos Quartet, and hopes her music will inspire listeners to break out of their musical comfort zones.
**The Lost Church is an intimate venue and shows very often sell out…..we recommend purchasing tickets in advance! Spread the word and we hope to see you there!

Amstock West @Pt San Pablo Harbor! Saturday September 28th, 2-7pm

Bringing high altitude family vibes down to sea level, Amstock West is a fun, grassroots musical party for kindreds of all ages to come party, dance, and be creatively woke together.

Beet The System Live

The Story

Beet the System is an uplifting and organic-fresh yet well-seasoned ensemble that has grown out of the compost fermented by one of San Francisco’s beloved aughts bands, Chemystry Set. Its genesis was inspired by Vermont artist Ben Levitt, aka breakfast, whose Beet the System art inspired  long-time tubersmiths Baba Ndjhoni (mandolin) and Sven Eberlein’s (guitar) second musical seeding.

Along with new shoots Dan Bonnin (drums), Tim Kelly (bass) and Obadiah Butterworth (guitar), the original plantings were nurtured to maturity into a rockin’ tapestry of cross pollinating original ear worms with a healthy dousing of world beat, groove, grass and punk-ish fertilizer.

Wandering yonder, down the untilled path, Beet the System is digging beneath the surface to unearth the real dirt on boundary-defying, hip shaking and message-driven musical roots. Lettuce turnip the beet at a thriving pasture near you!

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