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Upcoming Shows!

2017 House Shows??
Russell is retired from actively performing live, but remains open to special opportunities in 2017.

If you have ideas, please send an email to russellmeansyes@gmail.com.

Shows of the past...

Sat. Aug 16, 2014
CASA GENEVA
- 5pm HOUSE SHOW - Excelsior, San Francisco. Russell will be playing songs with Rob Smalls and Tokohara.
If you are interested in attending, email Russell at rsopple@comcast.net.

Wed. Dec 18, 2013
B STREET BISTRO
- 1001 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541 - (510) 886-8525, 8pm. Russell opens for Hey Man Hey.

Thu. Jul 04, 2013
CASA MIGUEL - 3pm HOUSE SHOW - Glen Park, San Francisco. Russell will be playing guitar with the band Mexican Sleepover.

Sun. May 05, 2013
CASA ST. CHARLES - 2pm CINCO DE MAYO HOUSE SHOW - Alameda, CA. Russell with the Procrastinistas.

Sat. Apr. 27, 2013
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas.

Sat. Jan. 19, 2013
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell will play a solo acoustic set of his songs, along with Kathleen Dunbar. Join us for a great night of music, food, and drinks!

Tue. Oct 16, 2012
B STREET BISTRO
- 1001 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541 - (510) 886-8525, 8pm. Russell opens for Hey Man Hey.

Wed. Jul 04, 2012
CASA MIGUEL - 4pm HOUSE SHOW - Glen Park, San Francisco. Russell will be playing guitar with the band Mexican Sleepover.

Sat. Jun 30, 2012
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas.

Sat. Apr. 14, 2012
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell will play a solo acoustic set of his songs, along with the New American Farmers. Join us for a great night of music, food, and drinks!

Sat. May 19, 2012
CASA MIGUEL
- 5pm HOUSE SHOW - Glen Park, San Francisco. Russell will be playing guitar with the band Mexican Sleepover. If you are interested in attending, email Russell at rsopple@comcast.net.

Sat. Jul. 16, 2011
THE ART ROOM - 7pm OPEN MIC - Excelsior District, San Francisco. Russell will be playing acoustic solo and also with the band Mexican Sleepover. If you are interested in attending, email Russell at rsopple@comcast.net.

Mon. Jul. 04, 2011

CASA MIGUEL
PRACTICE SPACE - 4pm HOUSE SHOW - Glen Park, San Francisco. Russell will be playing guitar with the band Mexican Sleepover. If you are interested in attending,
email Russell at rsopple@comcast.net.

Fri. Jun. 10, 2011
THE RED VICTORIAN
(CANCELED) - 1665 Haight St. (@ Cole), San Francisco (Down the block from the "Red Vic" movie theatre). Sadly, this show was canceled.

Fri. May 13, 2011
HOTEL UTAH SALOON
- 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas. The Procrastinista cd release party! Don't miss it!

Sun. Oct 17, 2010
BRAINWASH CAFE - 1122 Folsom Street (@ 7th), San Francisco, 6-9pm. Russell plays an acoustic set along with singer-songwriters Brent Calderwood and Marianne Barlow.

Fri. Oct. 15, 2010
THE RED VICTORIAN - 1665 Haight St. (@ Cole), San Francisco (Down the block from the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre). Russell is playing a solo set. Start time will be approximately 8:30pm-ish. Come early, say hi, and have some tea!

Fri. Aug 27, 2010
SOCHA CAFE - 3235 Mission Street (@ Valencia), San Francisco, 8:30-11pm. Russell plays an acoustic set along with singer-songwriters Brent Calderwood and Marianne Barlow.

Thu. May 20, 2010
BLUESIX - 3043 24th Street (@ Treat), San Francisco, 9pm. Russell plays an acoustic set along with local queer singer-songwriters Drew Boles and Brent Calderwood. Singer-songwriter Marianne Barlow will make a special appearance!

Sat. Apr. 17, 2010
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas.

Sat. Apr. 02, 2010
THE RED VICTORIAN - (Down the block from the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre) 1665 Haight St. @ Cole, San Francisco. Russell is playing a solo set - approximately 9:30pm.

Fri. Oct. 16, 2009
THE RED VICTORIAN - (Down the block from the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre) 1665 Haight St. @ Cole, San Francisco. Russell is playing a solo set - approximately 8pm.

Sat. Aug. 01, 2009
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell will play a solo acoustic set of his songs, along with singer/songwriters Danny Scherr and Jay Lehmann.

Sat. Jun. 13, 2009
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell will play a solo acoustic set of his songs, along with singer/songwriter Kelly Vogel.

Fri. May 15, 2009
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas. We will be opening for Curt Yagi and Danny Scherr.

Sat. Mar. 14, 2009
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell will play a solo acoustic set of his songs, along with singer/songwriters Patrick Kobernus and Alex Calder.

Sat. May 07, 2009
SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE - 3434 Balboa, between 34th & 35th, San Francisco. Your emails and requests have paid off! Russell returns to Simple Pleasures Cafe with a solo acoustic set. Special thanks to Toy House for sharing the night! The show starts at approx. 8pm.

Sat. Dec. 25, 2008
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell will play a solo acoustic set of his songs, along with singer/songwriters Toy House and Brent Calderwood.

Sat. Oct. 04, 2008
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell will play a solo acoustic set of his songs, along with singer/songwriters Kris Hauch and Brent Calderwood.

Fri. Sept. 26, 2008
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas. We will be opening for Curt Yagi.

Sun. Sept. 12, 2008
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell with Patrick Kobernus and Alex Calder. We're sharing the night with singer/songwriter Mick Schaefer.

Sat. Jul. 12, 2008
SNOB WINE BAR - 1327 Polk St., San Francisco, 8-11pm. Russell opening for Curt Yagi.

Sun. May 25, 2008
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell with Patrick Kobernus and Alex Calder.

Fri. May 23, 2008
THE RED VICTORIAN - (Down the block from the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre) 1665 Haight St. @ Cole, San Francisco. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci at 9pm.

Sat. May 10, 2008
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas. Also featuring Curt Yagi and Varona.

Fri. Feb. 15, 2008
THE RED VICTORIAN - (Down the block from the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre) 1665 Haight St. @ Cole, San Francisco. Russell performs his own songs solo at 7:30pm.

Fri. Feb. 09, 2008
SNOB WINE BAR - 1327 Polk St., San Francisco, 8-11pm. Russell opening for Curt Yagi.

Fri. Feb. 01, 2008
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas. Also featuring Wee the Band.

Fri. Nov. 09, 2007
THE RED VICTORIAN - (Down the block from the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre) 1665 Haight St. @ Cole, San Francisco. Russell performs his own songs solo at 7:30pm.

Fri. Nov. 02, 2007
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell with SlyWay.

Fri. Oct. 12, 2007
THE RED VICTORIAN - (Down the block from the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre) 1665 Haight St. @ Cole, San Francisco. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci at 7pm.

Wed. Oct. 10, 2007
EL RIO - 3158 Mission St. @ Cesar Chavez, San Francisco. Russell is sharing a set with Liz Angelucci. Show starts at approx. 8pm.

Sun. Sept. 23, 2007
IRELAND'S 32 - 3920 Geary St., San Francisco. Russell plays drums for SlyWay. With Varona. Show starts at approx. 8pm.

Mon. Aug. 20, 2007 (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE - MONDAY Aug 20)
BLONDIES BAR & NO GRILL - 540 Valencia St. (between 16th & 17th), San Francisco, 8pm. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci.
Last minute date change, NOT on Sunday the 19th as previously scheduled.

Mon. July 23, 2007
IRELAND'S 32 - 3920 Geary St., San Francisco. Russell plays drums for SlyWay. Show starts at 8:30pm.

Fri. July 20, 2007

THE RED VICTORIAN - (Down the block from the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre) 1665 Haight St. @ Cole, San Francisco. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci at 9pm.

Tues. May 29, 2007
IRELAND'S 32 - 3920 Geary St., San Francisco. Russell plays drums for SlyWay, with Wee the Band. Show starts at 9pm.

Tues. May 15, 2007
EL RIO - 3158 Mission St. @ Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, 8pm. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci.

Sat. May 05, 2007
SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE - 3434 Balboa, between 34th & 35th, San Francisco. Russell with Nick Guerrero, Patrick Kobernus of SlyWay., and Kris Hauch. The long-awaited "ipod acoustic rock" event! It'll be a great night of personal songwriting, and perchance, also the release night for another little Russell EP (we'll see if he can get it done). Begins 8pm.

Thurs. April 12, 2007
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas. Also featuring Wee the Band and the Barrie Hart Band.

Wed. April 04, 2007
BLONDIES BAR & NO GRILL - 540 Valencia St. (between 16th & 17th), San Francisco, 8pm. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci.

Tues. March 13, 2007
IRELAND'S 32 - 3920 Geary St., San Francisco. Russell plays drums for SlyWay, with Wee the Band and TheDownLowe. Show starts at 8pm.

Fri. Feb. 23, 2007

THE RED VICTORIAN - (Down the block from the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre) 1665 Haight St. @ Cole, San Francisco. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci at 9pm, and is performing a set of his own songs at 10:30pm. Two sets, 45-60 min. each! Also featuring Andy Rothwell, John Roniger, and Cynthia Field.

Sun. Feb. 17, 2007

Home of Truth - 1300 Grand St., Alameda, CA. Russell is collaborating with Cassandra Arnold as part of her "song-firmations" workshop. Part of the "Loving You Well" Holistic Day Spa.

Tues. Dec. 19, 2006
IRELAND'S 32 - 3920 Geary St., San Francisco. Russell plays drums for SlyWay, with Wee the Band and TheDownLowe. Show starts at 8pm.

Sun. Nov. 05, 2006
BRAINWASH - 1122 Folsom St. @ Langton between 7th and 8th, San Francisco. Russell will be sharing a set with Liz Angelucci. We're scheduled to be on at 7pm.

Sat. Oct. 14, 2006
SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE - 3434 Balboa, between 34th & 35th, San Francisco. Russell's Birthday Show! Be there, and be the first to hear new songs from the upcoming cd "Still in Love." Nick G, Patrick Kobernus of SlyWay, and Kris Hauch will also be playing, so it'll be a great night of personal songwriting! Begins 8pm.

Sun. Oct. 08, 2006
UNITED AIRLINES FLEET WEEK CELEBRATION - United Airlines Hangar, SFO. Russell with the Procrastinistas Noon - 5pm. (Note: Unfortunately this show is only open to friends and family of United Airlines SFO employees.)

Fri. Oct. 06, 2006
BRAINWASH - 1122 Folsom St. @ Langton between 7th and 8th, San Francisco. Russell will be playing drums for Slyway, starting at approx. 8pm.

Sun. Oct. 01, 2006
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas.

Fri . August 18, 2006

THE RED VICTORIAN - (Next door to the "Red Vic" Movie Theatre) 1665 Haight St. @ Cole, San Francisco. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci. 45-60 min. acoustic set, beginning at 7:30pm.

Tues. July 25, 2006

BRAINWASH - 1122 Folsom St. @ Langton between 7th and 8th, San Francisco. Russell will be sharing a set with Liz Angelucci. We're scheduled to be on at 7pm.

Fri . May 26, 2006
EL RIO - 3158 Mission St. @ Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, 7pm. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci.

Wed. May 24, 2006
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas, Tom Heubner, and SlyWay.

Sun. April 16, 2006
BRAINWASH - 1122 Folsom St. @ Langton between 7th and 8th, San Francisco. Russell will be sharing a set with Liz Angelucci. We're scheduled to be on at 7pm.

Fri . April 07, 2006

JOHN PATRICK'S - 1813 Park St., Alameda, 9pm. Russell with the Procrastinistas, and SlyWay.

Thurs. April 06, 2006

MAMA ART CAFE - 4754 Mission Street, San Francisco, 8pm. Russell is playing guitar for Liz Angelucci.

Sun. March 19, 2006
EVIL ART COLLECTIVE -
Russell is playing percussion with Nick G. as he performs versions of his instrumental music. Begins at 12noon. This is a Free event, featuring art exhibition, and an opportunity for life-drawing. See link for directions and details.

Sat. Feb. 18, 2006
SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE - 3434 Balboa, between 34th & 35th, San Francisco. A Fish May Love A Bird release party! Russell will do songs from his new cd, the Mannequins (including Nico!) will rock in a quiet unplugged way, and Patrick Kobernus of SlyWay will treat us to his gentle form of personal songwriting. FREE copies of A Fish May Love A Bird will be available for everyone who attends!

Sat. May 07, 2005

SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE - 3434 Balboa, between 34th & 35th, San Francisco. Three solo acoustic sets! Russell with Nick G and Patrick Kobernus (of Slyway), starting at approx. 8pm.

Wed. April 27, 2005
CHERRY BAR - 917 Folsom St., San Francisco. Russell with Slyway, also Billy the Fid, and Narc, starting at approx. 8pm.

Thurs. April 21, 2005
B STREET BISTRO - 1001 B Street, Hayward, CA. Russell solo and with Slyway, starting at approx. 8pm.

Wed. Feb. 23, 2005
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco. Russell solo with Tara Tinsley and SlyWay.

Sat. Nov. 27, 2004
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. 7-9:30pm. Russell solo with Elam Blackman and Larkin Gayl.

Fri. Nov. 12, 2004
SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE - 3434 Balboa, between 34th & 35th., San Francisco. Russell & Band with Slyway, starting at approx. 8pm.

Sun. Oct. 17, 2004
BRAINWASH - 1122 Folsom St. @ Langton between 7th and 8th, San Francisco. Russell will be sharing a set with Patrick (of Slyway) and band. We're scheduled to be on at 6pm.

Sat. Aug 21, 2004
SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE - 3434 Balboa, between 34th & 35th., San Francisco. Russell & Band, starting at approx. 8pm.

Fri. Aug. 20, 2004
IRELAND'S 32 - 3920 Geary St., San Francisco. Russell solo with Odessa
and Mission of Ed. Show starts at 8pm. $5 at the door.

Tues. July 20, 2004
HOTEL UTAH SALOON - 500 4th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco. With Mission of Ed, Odessa and The Nixie Tubes.

Mon. June 28, 2004
SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE - 3434 Balboa, between 34th & 35th., San Francisco. Open mic approx. 8-9:30pm. Both Russell and Nick G will be playing (2 songs each). If you're in the area, we'd love to see you!

Thurs. June 24, 2004
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. Open mic 7-9:30pm. Both Russell and Nick G will be playing (2 songs each). If you're in the area, we'd love to see you!

Thurs. June 17, 2004
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. Open mic 7-9:30pm. Both Russell and Nick G will be playing (2 songs each). If you're in the area, we'd love to see you!

Sun. June 13, 2004
BRAINWASH - 1122 Folsom St. @ Langton between 7th and 8th, San Francisco. Acoustic Night! With Kieran Cross, Eric Ostrom, and Crooked Roads. Russell will be playing solo at 8pm.

Fri. June 11, 2004
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. With Black Bird Stitches. 7-9:30pm.

Sun. May 30, 2004 (Memorial Weekend)
IRELAND'S 32 - 3920 Geary St., San Francisco. Russell solo with Boas and Mission of Ed. Show starts at 9pm. $5 at the door.

Sat. May 08, 2004
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. With Darcy Menard. 7-9:30pm.

Thurs. May 06, 2004
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. Open mic 7-9:30pm. Russell is scheduled for 3 songs beginning at 7:48, so if you're in the area, drop in!

Mon. May 3, 2004
RED DEVIL LOUNGE - Polk & Clay St., San Francisco. With Mission of Ed, Helen Chaya, Granian, and Evan Elroy. Part of "Viv & A Movie" Monday nights. 7-10pm. $10 at the door.

Fri. April 30, 2004
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. Russell solo 7-9:30pm.

Thurs. April 29, 2004
BAZAAR CAFE - 5927 California St., San Francisco. Open mic 7-9:30pm. Russell is scheduled for 2 songs beginning at 8:15, so if you're in the area, drop in!

Sat. March 20, 2004
BRAINWASH - 1122 Folsom St. @ Langton between 7th and 8th, San Francisco. Russell & Band. With Lynn Bobby and Mission of Ed!

Sat. March 13, 2004
PAT O' SHEA'S - 3848 Geary St., San Francisco. Russell solo! With Mission of Ed unplugged.

Thurs. March 04, 2004
PAT O' SHEA'S - 3848 Geary St., San Francisco. Russell & Band. With Mission of Ed.

Wed. Nov. 19, 2003
CLUB COCOMO - 650 Indiana St., San Francisco. Musicians for Matt Gonzalez. With Mission of Ed, Lynn Bobby, Safari, Malo and Sapo, Cesar and his Latin Allstars, DJ Peter Green.