Friday, October 23, 2009

healing sounds sacred spaces tonight w/ conspiracy of venus, stitchcraft, & more. alemany farm harvest fest and clarion alley block party saturday

hi everyone,

lots of updates today:

first, a last minute announcement of a show tonight. the conspiracy of venus choir is singing at the yoga loft, as well as heather normandale (stitchcraft), and yoga loft teachers lauren brown, carlin chew, & marni sclaroff. the choir is singing almost an all new set of songs by joni mitchell, tom waits, leonard cohen, iris dement, & roger miller, & we'll sing w/ stitchcraft for a song, and the whole group for another. it should be a really special night. doors are at 7:30, music is from 8-10pm. take your shoes off when you arrive! $5-15 sliding scale. 321 divisadero st. @ page st.

secondly, some cool events this weekend! the alemany farm harvest fest is happening tomorrow (saturday), and the clarion alley block party is also happening on saturday. an event called "awakening through art" is happening at the golden gate park conservatory of flowers saturday 2-5pm too. and there's a swap in bernal heights! details below.

thirdly, thanks to all who came to & participated in the first seaweedsway showcase last sunday, w/ jeremy dalmas mc'ing, jascha vs. jascha, honeycomb, & joseph childress gracing us w/ their songs. thanks to all who were involved and supportive of this effort, in any way. it ended up being (to me at least) a blissful night, with crazily-amazing music & fun surprises throughout the night. please do save the date for the next one, sunday november 15th, with indianna hale, "windy-gap" (jeffrey manson), & one more mystery musician/band to be announced.

and fourthly, please come to some or all of the incredible shows happening this week & in the coming month. these are the ones that are on my radar the most, a quick list:

*yoga loft show today 10/23

*sean hayes @ the independent wednesday 10/28, w/ killbossa

*sean hayes @ the crepe place thursday 10/29, w/ honey.moon.tree.

*jeremy rourke cd release @ li po lounge friday 10/30, w/ toshio hirano, michael musika, vanessa verlee, & karl young! all playing songs... i'll be doing a short set as well. pre-halloween, dress up if you'd like.

*michael musika, loyd family players, quinn deveaux & the blue beat review, & indianna hale @ the rickshaw stop thursday november 12th!! michael's next seance in the series...

*seaweedsway showcase @ the make-out room sunday november 15th w/ indianna hale, "windy-gap" (jeffrey manson), & jeremy dalmas!

NOW, here's a mini event list w/ links. check & all the other links below for updates! in a hurry thus lack of color-coding :)

10-23 friday.

Healing Sounds Sacred Spaces at the Yoga Loft with Sonya Cotton, Heather Normandale (Stitchcraft), Lauren Brown, Carlin Chew, & Marni Sclaroff.

7:30 doors, 8-10pm show

Healing Sounds, Sacred Spaces

show #2 in a monthly showcase of acoustic music at the yoga loft

a medley of healing folk songs & yogic chants

this month featuring performances by



plus a few songs from yoga loft teachers

$5-15 donation requested

321 Divisadero St. @ Page St.

10-24 saturday.

Alemany Farm Annual Harvest Festival! 11am-5pm. bring a t-shirt (or cloth bag, or hoodie) to silk-screen. pumpkin pies from Mission Pie, a roast pig, plenty of farm salads, kids activities, and garlic planting. the picnic is potluck style, so please bring a side dish to share, and also your plates and cups, to reduce waste. We will have compostable paper plates in case you forget. details at

International Day of Climate Action. The harvest fest will be one of many events in honor of this day. Check out for more info.

Swap in Bernal Heights on Cortland Ave. 2-5pm. email Jana Carrey <> for details. (stop by before or after the Harvest Fest?)

Awakening through Art. 2-5 at the Golden Gate Park Conservatory of Flowers. drum circle & art.

clarion alley block party. all day. music, murals, mayhem. between 16th & 17th st., between mission & valencia st.

10-26 monday.

the cat's pajamas at the make-out room. 8pm sharp. free! 3225 22nd st.

The Cat's Pajamas is a monthly cabaret featuring spoken word, music, dance, and performance art acts that are an ode to the cultural aesthetics of the past. This month join us for Discowarriors where we will be celebrating the explosive revelation of 1970's New York. Afros, Punk, Street parties, Car chases, Grafitti, Disco and those wild, wild night sin the subway. The 70's have been a much maligned decade, often dismissed as trite and tacky. In fact the 70's saw the real investment in social justice. The Vietnam war ended, school were actually integrated, abortion was legalized, civil liberties were implemented, Sesame Street was created and grit became an appropriate form of protest. David Petrelli will be Djing all night long bringing in the sounds of Oakland's underground musical revolution, and the the kick ass beats of past Hip Hop Kings. After he will be spinning it so you can dance your ass off.
In between the Warriors of the performance world will locking it and loading it down. Momo, Charlie Getter, Andy Warthol, Shovelman, Amy Cruz, Wiggy & Scot Velardo, The Double Dutch Devils and more.......

10-27 tuesday.

community yoga @ the caretakers house. 848 divisadero st. 6:15-7:45. donations/trades welcome but not required. gentle all-levels class.

10-28 Wednesday.

Sean Hayes & Killbossa at the Independent! Killbossa is an awesome, new, fake Brazilian Tropicalista band. 628 Divisadero St. San Francisco, CA. Tickets $16: Venue:

10-29 Thursday.

Sean Hayes & Honey.Moon.Tree. at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. inside, intimate show. tickets are limited so get them in advance online for $15 or you can buy them in person at the Crepe Place.

10-30 Friday.

Jeremy Rourke's CD Release, Stencil Art Debut, & Birthday Party at Li Po Lounge in Chinatown w/ songs from Toshio Hirano, Michael Musika, Vanessa VerLee, & Jessie (me!).

Jeremy Rourke will be releasing his second full length album, offering his debut exhibit of his stencil art, and celebrating his 32nd birthday all on the same night! Special musical guests include: Toshio Hirano, Michael Musika, Vanessa VerLee, Jessie Woletz and Karl Young on the Shakuhachi. Start your Halloween weekend with this unique event at an unparalleled venue.

11-6 friday

Langhorne Slim CD Release @ the Independent. w/ Dawes. 628 Divisadero St. @ Hayes.

11-6 friday - 11-8 sunday.

Yoga Retreat w/ Geoffrey Roniger @ Oz Farm. my mom is coming into town for this, so i'm going for sure. come hang out w/ us, practice yoga, & eat good food in a beautiful setting! alignment - breath - consciousness.

11-7 saturday.

Little Wings, The Finches, & The Mantles @ the Hemlock.

11-12 thursday.

Michael Musika's next Seance in the Series... w/ Loyd Family Players + Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review, at the Rickshaw Stop. tix: see/hear Quinn DeVeaux & Michael Musika on Chasing the Moon:

"Michael’s sound is rustic, almost gypsy-like, but it maintains a sense of innocence that is unlike most everything you’ve heard before. His fellow bandmates, mostly friends who play in other projects as well (Matt Adams of Blank Tapes, Eric Kuhn of Silian Rail and Brian Gorman of Tartufi to name a few), helped shape the sound of the album. One senses from their involvement that Musika’s really trying to promote that music, both performing and consuming, is meant to be fun and communal, something to bring us together as performers and spectators. While writing the music for his new album, Musika handed each performer a script with an assigned character, from which each was to figure out the particular sound for their part." -- Bay Bridged

With influences ranging from Carlinhos Brown to Rage Against the Machine, the Loyds mix together a bevy of breaks and textures with great precision for a hot and furious dance party. Utilizing everything from sultry R&B covers to tongue-in-cheek punk rock singalongs, the Loyds will whip the dance floor into a frenzy and turn you into a dashboard drummer for days on end."Combining elements of samba, hip-hop, funk, heavy metal, dancehall & reggae, this 8 to 14 piece non-traditional bateria has quickly earned a reputation as one of Oakland California's most raucous and jubilant party bands." --SF Bay Guardian.

Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review is the dance floor between the sweet old times and new hard times. It's New Orleans soul and early blues with the depth of cracked hands combined with the contagious dance rhythm you've been looking for all night.

"Sad true stories sung sweet and straight forward...a prodigious musical vocabulary veiled ever so slightly by a reverent fascination for ancient astrological superstitions rendered delicately surreal through the spooky lens of modern times."


11-13 friday.

They Might Be Giants @ the Fillmore.

11-15 sunday.

Make-Out Room monthly SeaweedSway showcase w/ Indianna Hale, Jeffrey Manson, & 1 more TBA. Jeremy Dalmas will be mc'ing and musically interacting.

11-20 friday or 11-21 saturday.

next show at the yoga loft.

11-21 saturday or 11-22 sunday

everything swap @ the caretakers house.

12-19 saturday.

holiday formal w/ rupa & the april fishes, conspiracy of beards, & conspiracy of venus @ the rickshaw stop. tickets on sale october 30th.


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