The Family Crest Live Review

Photo By: Matthew Washburn of Washburn Imagery

The Family Crest want to play live music every night? For an entire month? That’s what these seven musicians are on a mission to do. For every night of September, The Family Crest will be playing a show in San Francisco, be it house-performance, cafe, bar, venue, you name it and they will play there. I was lucky enough to make it to one of these nights, at the Bazaar Cafe, a quaint venue that insists all music be original (no covers!), where people packed in from the fog for wasabi popcorn, homemade garlic bread, and giant bowls of coffee. The Family Crest carries a large presence – not just in numbers, but with an orchestra of instruments that range from flutes, pianos, guitars, to violins and drums. “The Family Crest began as a collaborative recording project in 2008 with a vision to change the way music is made. Gathering friends, fans, musicians, and non-musicians alike, the group began to record songs in bars, churches, streets, and other unconventional locations. Their collaborative approach quickly grew steam, evolving into a seven-piece orchestral indie rock band with over 100 ‘Extended Family Members’ participating in recordings, live performances, and media projects,” (

The Family Crest will be doing a FREE encore performance at the Bazaar Cafe next Saturday, October 8th at 9pm as part of an all day music fest. Can’t make that? You can check out The Family Crest’s tour dates to grab tickets to their upcoming venue shows, or visit their website for information on house shows! The month is almost over though folks, so don’t miss out.