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The Menlo Park Edition

The Menlo Park Edition
By Keith Teare • Issue #304 • View online
If you have yet to visit the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park, you are missing out. Great venue, unbelievable acoustics, extraordinary acts. Drew Dunlevie, former Yahoo!, is the Peninsula Arts Guild, organization president.

I visited The Guild Theatre in Menlo Park last Sunday evening. It opened in February and has begun to develop quite a lot of “chatter” in the area. Susto, a band made up of South Carolina, Georgia and Mississipi born musicians were the main act.
Susto at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park on Sunday March 27th.
Susto at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park on Sunday March 27th.
Now, by way of background, at the ripe old age of 17/18 I was a DJ and later booked the bands at my University. Drinking Newcastle Brown with Ray Davies of the Kinks at Kent University as we watched 10CC (he managed them) is a highlight.
And in my home town, Scarborough, I worked at and attended the only underground club within many miles - The Penthouse - with my friends Dave Walton and Frank Matthews. The Penthouse hosted Bowie, Arthur Brown, The Dooby Brothers and hosts of other amazing performers. Roxy Music did their first tour there. Ferry and Eno and the others walked the beachfront the next morning.
So, I am pre-disposed to like live music. But this was a step above. I can’t imagine that all of the best touring performers, where this size venue is a fit, would not want to come. And the peninsula citizenry will benefit a lot from its existence. I’ll be back.
Hats off to Drew Dunlevie. I do not know Drew, but his brother Bruce was a regular TechCrunch meetup attendee in the very early days.
I’m in Canterbury as I write this. Staying in the famous Catherdral grounds.
Tomorrow I will be honored with a doctorate. So no longer editorial this week. And no video. Back to normal next week.
That said, great content below. Enjoy.
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