Due to a lack of interest from my intended publisher, I have decide to present to you the long awaited interview with Nate Heller, in its entirety. Nate Heller is a Bay Area musician, whose projects include the band She Beards. She Beards will be performing at Snob Theater @ Dark Room Theater on October 28th. 10 PM. $10. More information: Here. Thank you for your patience. Thank you Nate Heller for the interview.
[Note: This interview occurred Spring/Summer 2011]
Courting Comedy: What was the first instrument you learned to play, what’s your current instrument of choice and what’s an instrument you wish you knew how to play?
Nate Heller: Mom put me in piano lessons when I was about four or five years old, with our neighborhood teacher Amy (whose son Andrew happened to be my best friend at the time). Shortly after that Andrew and I went into the Piedmont boys chorus a couple of days after school. It was wretched. I hated it so much that I often faked being sick to get out of going (I liked faking sick a lot as a kid). This totally backfired when I feigned illness on the day that we got to perform the National Anthem at an A’s game. I must have forgotten that it was happening cause I was a huge Ricky Henderson fan and would have given my undescended left testicle to meet him.
Currently guitar is my primary instrument (and voice I guess), although I own a banjo, a piano, and an accordion. I can still play keyboard okay, but I’m pretty piss-poor at all the others. It’s still fun to mess around on them anyway. I guess I wish I spend more time learning accordion, cause the one I have is a really beautiful one that my friend Gabe gave me a few years ago. His dad gave it to him, and when we lived together I played around on it so much that he gave it to me for my birthday.
People’s Republic of Improv @ 9th St. Film Center. 145 Ninth St. SF. 8 PM. $5. [PRI is the premier improv group out of the Sylvan Open Tuesdays. They’re providing a great service for you comrade.]
jericho! Comedy @ UC Berkeley. 101 Moffitt. Berkeley. $1. 8 PM. [The Golden Bear Kids are back for their 2011 Spring Semester with new members but the same prestigious comedy chemistry.]
Snob Theater @ Noise Pop. Fifty24SF Building. 218 Fillmore St. SF. $10. 8 PM. Featuring Coree Spencer, Donny Divanian, DJ REAL, Rainbow Chair, Ash Reiter, Phantom Kicks. Hosted by. Shawn Robbins. [Big line-up for the only comedy show at Noise Pop.]
Real Talk w/ Ali Wong @ The Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 10 pm. $10. [A live run of Ali Wong’s new talk show].
Dave Chappelle @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 915 Columbus St. SF. Two Show: 8 PM and 10 PM. $55. 18+. Tickets go on sale @ 10 am. this morning via Live Nation. [Dave has been selling out venues in the Bay all week long. Catch him before he disappears.]
Dana Gould @ The Punchline. 444 Battery. SF. Two Shows: 8 pm & 10 pm. Also Featuring Brendan Lynch and Nikki Glaser.
Friday, February 11th, 2011
doors 7:30 / show 8pm
THIS SHOW WILL BE HOSTED AT FIFTY24SF
More info on the show will be announced here.
Tickets will be on sale shortly…
[This is the only comedy show in the Noise Pop festival/arts showcase. Makes it special doncha think? Does it help that all these acts are phenomenal? What about the Noise Pop thing? No? Geez you’re rough.]
— Rainbow Chair