`Spring Awakening’s’ Kyle Riabko in SF concert

Second Annual Next Generation Rainforest Foundation Benefit

Kyle Riabko has two jobs: he’s starring as Melchior in the national tour of Spring Awakening, now at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre through Oct. 12. He’s also a rising Canadian pop star who scored a hit with “What Did I Get Myself Into” from his 2005 album Before I Speak.

While Riabko is in town, he’ll promote the release of his new album, The Parkdale Sessions, with a concert at Café du Nord on Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. He shares the bill with local singer/songwriter Garrin Benfield. Tickets are $12. Call 415-861-5016 or visit www.cafedunord.com for information.

The CD is slated for release on Sept. 15.

The new album features two songs from Spring Awakening: “Left Behind” and “The Guilty Ones.’ It also includes one of his earliest hits, “Song for Amanda,” written for the actress Amanda Bynes.

Riabko, 20, has opened for Maroon 5, Ryan Cabrerra and John Mayer.
Second Annual Next Generation Rainforest Foundation Benefit

On the night of the concert, Riabko has a performance at the Curran. Presumably Benfield will open the show, and Riabko will scurry to Café du Nord as quickly as his Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-born legs can carry him.

For Spring Awakening information, visit www.shnsf.com.


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