KFOG held their Concert for Kids concert at The Masonic in San Francisco on December 8th, boasting a stellar musical line-up of Band of Horses, Blind Pilot and The Revivalists. The popular venue was packed with fans coming out for a great concert and also in support of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and the Marines Toys for Tots program.
What: KFOG’s Concert for Kids with Band of Horses, Blind Pilot and The Revivalists
Who: Band of Horses
Who: Blind Pilot
Who: The Revivalists
Venue: The Masonic
Where: San Francisco, California
When: December 8, 2016
Seating: (photo pass)
Sponsors of the event included Bay Area Rapid Transit Bart, Capital One, Subaru, Levi’s, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.
KFOG’s Concert for Kids supports the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland; the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland provide the highest quality medical care to children throughout California.
About UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland :
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (formerly Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland) is a premier, not-for-profit medical center for children in Northern California, and is the only hospital in the East Bay 100% devoted to pediatrics. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco on January 1, 2014. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is a national leader in many pediatric specialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, neonatology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and sports medicine. The hospital is one of only five ACS Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers in the state, and has one of largest pediatric intensive care units in Northern California. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has 190 licensed beds, over 500 physicians in 43 specialties, more than 2,600 employees, and a consolidated annual operating budget of more than $500 million. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is also a leading teaching hospital with an outstanding pediatric residency program and a number of unique pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s research arm, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), is internationally known for its basic and clinical research. CHORI is at the forefront of translating research into interventions for treating and preventing human diseases. CHORI has 250 members of its investigative staff, a budget of about $50 million, and is ranked among the nation’s top ten research centers for National Institutes of Health funding to children’s hospitals. For more information, go to www.childrenshospitaloakland.org and www.chori.org.
About Toys for Tots:
The mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes supporting the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program.
Below are some photos showcasing the event and the KFOG staff… click any image to open a virtual lightroom:
- David Shaw (vocals)
- Zack Feinberg (guitar)
- Andrew Campanelli (drums)
- Ed Williams (pedal steel guitar)
- George Gekas (bass)
- Rob Ingraham (saxophone)
- Michael Girardot (keyboards, trumpet)
The Revivalists were formed in 2007 in New Orleans. The alternative rock band have hit #1 on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart in September with their single “Wish I Knew You”, which was on their third studio album, 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains.
They have really been blowing up this year, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them headlining their own shows in even bigger venues soon. They sounded awesome and have great energy, built on unique songs with hooky elements. They are also the kind of band that feeds off a crowd and knows how to work them into a frenzy. Very impressive performance.
My photo pass was not delivered to will call until after the first three songs had been performed, so my photos (below) of The Revivalists performing on stage were taken from the very back of the venue rather than the pit in front of the stage (click any image to open a virtual lightroom with higher resolution versions of each photo):
- Israel Nebeker (vocals, guitar)
- Ryan Dobrowski (drums, percussion)
- Kati Claborn (banjo, mountain dulcimer, ukulele, banjo ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, additional percussion, backing vocals)
- Luke Ydstie (upright bass, bass guitar, backing vocals)
- Ian Krist (vibraphone, additional percussion)
- Dave Jorgensen (trumpet, keyboards)
Blind Pilot were formed in Portland, Oregon in 2005. The indie folk/pop band have released three studio albums to date, with And Then Like Lions being the latest, released this past August.
They began as a duo of Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski, growing to a sextet by the time their recorded their second album. Their third is their most successful yet.
Like The Revivalists, they turned in an excellent performance. Israel in particular has a bit of a Lindsey Buckingham vibe. They have a very full sound, elevating indie folk into something more rocking when live on stage.
Below are some photos of Blind Pilot performing on stage (click any image to open a virtual lightroom with higher resolution versions of each photo):
Band of Horses
- Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar, pedal steel, keyboards)
- Ryan Monroe (keyboards)
- Tyler Ramsey (guitar, vocals)
- Bill Reynolds (bass)
- Creighton Barrett (drums)
Band of Horses was formed in Seattle in 2004. The indie/southern/alternative rock band has released five studio albums, with their latest, Why Are You OK, having debuted in June.
The group has gone through a lot of personnel changes over the years, and received a great deal of critical acclaim, including a Grammy Award nomination in 2010 as well as hitting many “Best Album” lists.
Shrouded in darkness for much of their set, they let their music and the general atmosphere represent their music. Their songs were multifaceted, taking the crowd on an interesting musical journey to close out the evening of music from their talented bands.
Below are some photos of Band of Horses performing on stage (click any image to open a virtual lightroom with higher resolution versions of each photo):