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Calendar, Night&Day <i>D Tour</i>

D Tour

Back in 2006, Rogue Wave drummer Pat Spurgeon's kidney did what few bodily organs can do: It made national headlines. The East Bay–based musician was actually born with just one kidney, and it nearly killed him in 1993. He received…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rogue Wave Gains Strength

Rogue Wave Gains Strength

Back in 2006, Rogue Wave drummer Pat Spurgeon's kidney did what few bodily organs can do: It made national headlines. The East Bay–based musician was actually born with just one kidney, and it nearly killed him in 1993. He received…
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Calendar, Night&Day D Tour

D Tour

Being in an indie-rock band can be great fun — unless you have to do dialysis while on tour. This doc explores how East Bay rockers Rogue Wave had to rally when drummer Pat Spurgeon’s single kidney crapped out. Part…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Jack Johnson's Label Hosts Rogue Wave's Moody New 'Asleep at Heaven's Gate'

Jack Johnson's Label Hosts Rogue Wave's Moody New 'Asleep at Heaven's Gate'

Being in your 30s is such a humbling age. You're no longer the post-backpacking-through-Costa-Rica kid stumbling into your first real job interview. You're not even the late-20s semi-adult who can still make an ass out of herself regularly and blame…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Rogue Wave asks for a little help from its friends

Rogue Wave asks for a little help from its friends

It's no secret that indie-level musicians trade career staples (steady paychecks, regular showers) for the far less cushy life of an artist (sporadic pay, showering at gas stations). But while their cube-dwelling peers scurry between Muni stops and iMacs, touring…
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News, Feature Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

The Mama Buzz Cafe is the queen bee of Oakland's young underground art scene, an amber-glowing pocket in a long row of sketchy Oakland storefronts at the more run-down end of Telegraph Avenue. To its left sits the Stork Club,…
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Music, Sappy Joes

Sappy Joes

The musicians in Rogue Wave look like Muppets. Guitarist/vocalist Zach Rogue (né Schwartz), his soft features framed by golden, surfer-boy hair, is the Kermit of the group; multi-instrumentalist Gram Lebron, with his cheery grin and shaggy curls, is Rowlf; bassist…
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