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Aug 25, 2023

For the past 30 years, Matt Shapiro's mission has been to embrace the "dark, weird, extreme, and wrong." As the former co-owner of Elbo Room and a beloved promoter within the Bay Area, he's indelibly marked San Francisco and Oakland's music scenes. Notably, he facilitated the transition of Elbo Room's Oakland location to new ownership, safeguarding its ongoing musical legacy. As he prepares for his upcoming move to Leipzig, Germany, Shapiro's lasting influence on the Bay Area's music landscape remains palpable.