Friday, October 30, 2009

Jeremy Rourke's CD Release @ Li Po Lounge Tonight w/ Toshio Hirano, Michael Musika, Vanessa VerLee, Karl Young, & me! Halloween Treats & Stencil Art!

Hey everyone,

So, tonight's the big night of Jeremy Rourke's cd release, birthday party, and stencil art showing at the Li Po Lounge in Chinatown. There's a lot going on in SF the night before Halloween, but this show is one to prioritize if possible. It will start early, doors at 8:30pm, and Karl Young starts playing the Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) at 8:45. I'm singing a few songs (for the first time in front of people!) from 9-9:15, then Toshio Hirano (amazing Japanese yodeler) will play right after. Next comes Jeremy Rourke (w/ band!), then Vanessa VerLee (organizer of the show, amazing yogini & musician), then Michael Musika (spooky!), then Jeremy again for a final set. the show will go til midnight or later, so even if you can't come early, stop by at any point to celebrate birthdays, new albums, art, friday, and halloween. There will be good music happening whenever you arrive. And just finished, hand-stamped & stenciled, cds to purchase. We hope you can make it. Wear a costume if you wish, and bring your wishes if you have them.

other shows to save the date for:

*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...



10-30 Friday.

Jeremy Rourke's CD Release, Stencil Art Debut, & Birthday Party at Li Po Lounge in Chinatown.

w/ songs throughout the night from Jeremy Rourke, Toshio Hirano, Michael Musika, Vanessa VerLee, Jessie Woletz, & Karl Young.

where: li po lounge, 916 grant ave. @ washington
when: friday, oct 30 8:30 - Midnight(ish)
cover: $5

8:30 DOORS
8:45 Karl Young on the Shakuhachi
9:05 Jessie Woletz
9:25 Toshio Hirano
9:55 Jeremy Rourke w/ Band
10:50 Vanessa VerLee
11:15 Michael Musika
11:40 Jeremy Rourke

remember - it's a 21+ venue, so bring your id and all your friends of legal age.

description: 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.

10-31 saturday.

honeycomb, michael musika, & geographer at house party in the mission.
vintage circus themed house party in the inner richmond.
email for details.

11-1 sunday.

Sean Hayes & Boulder Acoustic Society at Amnesia, 9pm. $7-10.

11-2 monday.

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead annual procession by Rescue Culture Collective at 7pm at 24th & Bryant Streets, in the Mission District of SF. Procession will end in Garfield Park at the Festival of Altars at 8:30pm at 26th & Harrison Streets.

11-3 tuesday.

voting day!

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

11-5 thursday.

Steve Taylor (or Rogue Wave) & Foxtails Brigade at ATA. & Steve Taylor Band will be a trio with guitar, organ, vibes, bass, & percussion.

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. come hang out, 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. please spread the word.

see/hear Quinn DeVeaux, Michael Musika, & Indianna Hale 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.

11-14 saturday.

Radical Women workshop on "fashion as protest & inspiration: queer, punk, & freak fashion" with rachel h. & rachel s. of pandora's trunk. 2-4pm at new valencia hall. 625 larkin st. suite 202 sf. second saturdays. email for more info.

11-15 sunday.

everything swap at the caretakers house, in conjunction w/ the Radical Women. date pending, to be confirmed. we hope to have sewing machines available so you can make alterations at the swap. if you have one to lend or want to help with the mending, let us know.

Make-Out Room monthly SeaweedSway showcase w/ Indianna Hale, "Windy-Gap" (Jeffrey Manson), & Slow Motion Cowboys. Jeremy Dalmas will be mc'ing and musically interacting. $7 Bring all of our friends & make new ones (if you want). 3225 22nd st. SF

11-20 friday.

next Living Room show at the yoga loft w/ Brick Thornton chanting, and more music TBA. 7:30pm-10pm. $5-15 sliding scale. 321 divisadero st. @ page st. SF

11-23 monday.

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

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.

11-24 tuesday.

honeycomb at the climate theatre. "We are playing the Music Box series. We will be the only band of the night, playing two sets. One of the sets will be all brand new, never before heard material! come please." The Climate Theatre is at 9th & Folsom, SF. $7-15 sliding scale.

12-11 friday.

Dirty Snacks Ensemble @ Adobe Books. Dirty Snacks Ensemble features all original art jazz/rock compositions and tie performance art and dance into one experience. Andrew Maguire will be playing drums (& says this will be awesome).

12-19 saturday.

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

12-20 sunday.

seaweedsway showcase @ the make-out room. bands TBA.


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