Z Space & Tricycle Records present

Punch BOWL

Opening Event:
Wednesday June 21 | Z Space's Lobby | Doors at 7, Music at 8

Are you a seasoned performer who wants a place to try out your latest heart-wrenching ballad? Need a practice gig before supporting Sufjan Stevens at The Independent? Or maybe you’ve written the next Don’t Stop Believing in your bedroom? Perhaps you’ve been told your version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah reduces people to tears?

Z Space teams up with local legends Tricycle Records to bring you PUNCH BOWL, a tasteful concoction of musical genres. Amid the towering ambience of Z Space's lobby, experienced Bay Area musicians as well as diamond-in-the-rough up-and-comers meet to showcase their music, get in touch with collaborators and fans, and be part of a music community. Music lovers of all stripes get to witness all of this amazing new music with interesting people, and can enjoy a drink at our Z Bar. 

PUNCH BOWL is about YOU…Z Space is just the catalyst. We provide the stage, the ambiance, the equipment, and just a dash of theatricality to the night. It's FREE to attend, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. 

And yes, there will be an actual punch bowl.  < BACK 



For PerfoRMers

Anyone can submit music for Punchbowl. Please click here and fill out the form. We will need to get some kind of music sample to consider you for a slot (details are in the form). A link to professional online material is great (Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, etc.), but we also welcome creative amateur submissions (i.e. film or record yourself on your smart phone, have fun!)

It's "acousticish”—we'll provide a backline of amps, microphones and Vocal PA, and some basic house instruments: guitar, bass and piano. If you'd like, bring your own electric, acoustic, or bass guitar to plug in. Pickups preferred for acoustic instruments. Coffee shop volume with no drums or laptops. If you have an out-of-the-ordinary set up, please let us know when filling out the form. We value eccentric creativity, but have to temper that with logistical reality. 

We’ll contact scheduled performers in the week leading up to the show. We plan on slots of 7 minutes, occasionally we can extend, but can’t promise that upfront.  Please plan on arriving by 7:30 PM to confirm your slot.  While we won’t completely rule out taking walk-up performers, we will always give priority to those are scheduled.