Sights & Sounds: Lou Dematteis

Sep 29, 2016

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Lou Dematteis is a photographer and filmmaker who co-produced "The Other Barrio", which will be screening at the La Raza Centro Legal as part of the  American Indian Movement West Coast International Film Festival on Monday, October 10th. He told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Dan Hoyle’s solo show “The Real Americans” is being revived at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco. It’s all about his travels through small-town America and the conversations he had along the way. The show first debuted in 2010 and has been updated with new interviews that Hoyle conducted in the summer of 2016. 

DEMATTEIS: I think his real strength is being able to become the people he has interviewed ... It's really kind of an amazing tour de force.

crowds at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Credit Andrew Whalley

This weekend is the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park. Dematteis particularly recommends going on Saturday to see artists including Jackson Browne, Kris Kristofferson, Cindy Lauper, Hot Tuna Electric, KT Tunstall, and Chris Isaak.

DEMATTEIS: I'm a big fan of Chris Isaak. I'm looking forward to seeing him on Saturday, myself.

Credit Alberto Cabello

Chick Corea will be playing at the SF Jazz Center on Sunday with Eddie Gomez and Brian Blade. This show is a tribute to another legendary jazz pianist, Bill Evans.

DEMATTEIS: I'm a big jazz fan, especially after the SF JAZZ center opened. They have great shows, they have a great room acoustically, and they just bring some of the great players to San Francisco.