Friday, October 2, 2009

restorative yoga friday 11am, hardly strictly bluegrass weekend, jolie holland & michael hurley sunday, upcoming shows

there's so much good music this weekend! & yoga workshops galore!

went to indianna hale's show at adobe books tonight, which was soo good. go hear her sing november 15th at the make-out room.

and save the many dates for upcoming super shows:

sunday october 18th at the make-out room w/ joseph childress, honeycomb (emily ritz, nathan blaz, & andrew maguire), jascha vs. jascha (just moved from NY!), & jeremy dalmas MC'ing w/ interactive songs.

friday october 23rd at the yoga loft, healing sounds sacred spaces, w/ sonya cotton, heather normandale (stitchcraft), & a medley of songs from yoga loft teachers lauren brown, carlin chew, & marni sclaroff.

friday october 30th at li po lounge. jeremy rourke's cd release, stencil art opening, & birthday party! toshio hirano, michael musika, vanessa verlee, kirk young, & myself will play some songs in celebration. this will be my first ever show! i hope you can make it! please attend if you're able.

thursday november 12th at the rickshaw stop. michael musika, quinn deveaux & the blue beat review, & the loyd family players will be creating a seance of songs that require your presence. please come - mark your calendars.

here are my recommendations of events this weekend & all the way through november:

10-2 friday.

restorative yoga at the yoga loft 11-12:30. breathe deeply & let go of accumulated stress of the week. relax into poses that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready for a weekend of hardly strictly bluegrass! :) ask for the $10 price at the desk.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Judgement Day, Tartufi, & Geographer @ Cafe du Nord.

10-2 friday & 10-3 saturday.

The official unofficial HSB Fest before & after parties feature a wide
variety of roots music; traditional bluegrass, progressive-grass,
new-grass, country-bluegrass, hillbilly, and hullabilly?

Friday, October 2: Montana Slim String Band + Bucky Walters + The
Inappropriators. @Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market Street, SF. 415-861-5016.
8/9pm. $10/$12.

Saturday, October 3: Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys + The Shut-Ins +
Gayle Lynn & Her Hired Hands. @Plough & Stars, 116 Clement Street @2nd,
SF. 415-751-1122. 8pm/9pm, $10.

band links:,,,,,

10-3 saturday.

Seated Poses & Forward Bending w/ Tony Briggs. Yoga Loft's Advanced Studies / Teacher Training Series. drop-ins welcome. 12:30-6pm.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Tiny Television, Slim Cessna's auto club, & Pine Box Boys @ Cafe du Nord.

10-4 sunday.

Yoga and the Alexander Technique: Yoga Loft Workshop w/ Geoffrey Roniger & Flora Ojanen.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come learn how the Alexander Technique, an elegantly sophisticated and yet radically simple tool for modern living, can help re-establish the balance of your organism and provide you with new joy, ease, and fulfillment, both on and off your yoga mat. (Fee: $40)

Learning the Ropes: Yoga Loft Workshop
2 - 5 pm
Cost is $65
Workshop is at The Yoga Loft, 321 Divisadero St., San Francisco

Rope work, or yoga korunta, is a very dynamic and playful part of the Iyengar tradition of yoga. Ropes help tremendously in building agility and strength of body and mind. In this workshop we will focus on learning how to incorporate the ropes in your yoga practice. By transforming our relationship with gravity, the ropes assist us in focusing on specific parts of the body, refining the dynamics within a pose, and going beyond our habitual limits. We will explore standing postures, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions. Be prepared to enjoy and be challenged. This workshop is open to all levels and teachers who may want to teach rope work.

Optional: bring cycling or weight lifting gloves.

Pre-registration required
To register call Betty at 415-861-3055 or email
No Refund with less than 48 hours cancellation

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Alemany Farm Workday.

Jolie Holland & Michael Hurley at the Independent. 2 of my absolute favorites! tix:

10-5 monday.

Wolf & Crow + Mary Elizabeth @ Blue Danube. 7:30pm-10:30pm.306 Clement St. To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

10-6 tuesday.

Caretakers House Yoga Community Class. ongoing Tuedays. 848 divisadero st. @ mccallister. 6:15-7:45pm. RSVP if you're new, to more info about the space: yoga updates:

10-7 wednesday.

Free Bellydancing Class at the Caretakers House. ongoing Wednesdays. 848 divisadero st. @ mccallister. 6:30-7:30pm (double-check the time!). RSVP if you're new.

10-9 friday.

Foxtails Brigade, Kacey Johansing, & Honeycomb @ BlueSix Acoustic Room. 24th St. @Treat St.

10-9 friday - 10/11 sunday.

Autumn Grounding Yoga Retreat with Kristie Dahlia Home at Double Bear in the Santa Cruz Mountains.Description: In autumn we draw toward the hearth. This year's autumn retreat will be held at Double Bear, sister camp to Salamander, the sweet little camp beloved by so many members of our sangha. Double Bear is just a ways further around the mountain and has the same lovely style of practice yurt -- but far more sleeping options! We shall still have the joys of wood fire heated yurts, a redwood hot tub, and oh, so many delights to enjoy. Our practice, too, will pull toward the spiritual hearth with an expansive practice of healing arts. Double Bear is an intimate retreat site where we can lavish you with attention; at most there will be 13 retreatants. Details at

10/12 monday - 10/17 friday.

The Big Rumble: 20th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake City and Community Event for Disaster Preparedness.

The Big Rumble is a week-long series of events designed to connect the Bay Area with preparedness resources while commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Through local events, social networking, resource tools, and a website that is both informative and easy to follow, we hope to create a feeling of empowerment and unity amongst the Bay Area community. Residents can access informative and engaging resources and tools; learn and practice new skills; and become more involved and connected members of our community.

10/14 wednesday.

Ash Reiter CD Release, Michael Musika, & TaughtMe @ El Rio.

10-16 friday.

Green Music Network & Samavesha presents Cave Concert in the Marin Headlands.

10-18 sunday.

Launch of SeaweedSway Showcase at the Make-Out Room
w/ Joseph Childress, Honeycomb (Emily Ritz, Nathan Blaz, & Andrew Maguire), Jascha vs. Jascha, & Jeremy Dalmas (MC / interactive music)

Launch of the monthly SEAWEEDSWAY SHOWCASE at the Make-Out Room...
a new show series happening 3rd Sundays of the month

Come out of your cozy/crazy homes and nests for a mellow, unusual evening of haunting folk, eclectic pop, interactive songs, & who knows what else, from the following local songwriters::


HONEYCOMB (Emily Ritz, Nathan Blaz, & Andrew Maguire)

JASCHA vs JASCHA (just moved here from NY!)

Joseph & Jascha both have new CDs to release! and Honeycomb is working on their new album now...

Interactive music & MC'ing by the great & clever JEREMY DALMAS

at the MAKE-OUT ROOM (details posted soon)


*Info from various non-profits will hopefully be available as well. Let us know if you're interested in representing or sharing info from your favorite one... and if you have ideas on how to incorporate this element.

Ideally, you could arrive early and stay late. Realizing some of you can't be there the *whole* time, please do come for whatever part of it you can attend. It will be worth your efforts. Thanks, and hope to see you there!!!

~~Jessie, Jascha, Jeremy, Joseph, & Honeycomb~~

10-20 Tuesday.

Earth Island Institute's 10th Annual Brower Youth Awards. 7pm at the Herbst Theatre in SF. (note: I went to this a couple of years ago and cried (which I never do) it was so inspirational.)

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 show starts

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! music, food, friends, farm. details to come.

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 at Li Po Lounge in Chinatown w/ Vanessa VerLee & friends. I'll be playing a few songs at this show too - for the very first time! come if you can! details to come.

11-6 friday

Langhorne Slim CD Release @ the Independent. w/ Dawes. 628 Divisadero St. @ Hayes.http://theindependentsf.com

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. see/hear Quinn DeVeaux & Michael Musika on Chasing the Moon:

11-13 friday.

They Might Be Giants @ the Fillmore.

11-15 sunday.

Make-Out Room monthly SeaweedSway showcase. w/ Jeremy Dalmas mc'ing and musically interacting.


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