Friday, February 12, 2010

new morning benders video + february seaweedsway, noise pop, & chasing the moon shows

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happy february & almost spring. (or is it spring now?)

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news - morning benders video + upcoming chasing the moon, seaweedsway, & noise pop shows
recommended music (& some yoga & nature) events - updated list~ lots this weekend & through the month!
recommended friends' projects (a new addition) - clothes by isabelle, pilates w/ karen, food by rose, music by lindsay, events blog by lea


first, please check out this video that the morning benders just released, for their song "excuses". it's the first track on their new album "big echo".

they wanted to do a "wall of sound" type of recording, so gathered lots of musician friends from SF to join in on the song. a few of us from conspiracy of venus (frankie, dena, & myself) & one conspiracy of beard-er were lucky enough to sing in it, as well as lots of amazing local musicians - heather & adam from blue rabbit, members of the mumlers & girls, john vanderslice, dina maccabee, graham patzner, & more!

secondly, thanks so much to jamie freedman for the nice article about the last Chasing the Moon show, with a plug for SeaweedSway as well. you can read it here:

please save the date for the next Chasing the Moon show, Saturday February 27th, w/ Silian Rail, Devotionals, & Rumspringa (LA), premiering a new podcast episode, at Viracocha. it's happening a day before the full moon!

thirdly, please save the date for two other exciting shows happening at the end of this month, that i'm putting together (feb. 21) & am singing in (feb. 26).

Sunday February 21st is the next SeaweedSway Showcase at the Make-Out Room featuring Stitchcraft, Kirk Hamilton, the Nice Guy Trio, with our favorite host Jeremy Dalmas. this is happening a day after my birthday, so i hope to celebrate w/ folks there (as well as for any other february birthdays, or for any reason really). i'm also hoping to make it sort of a potluck so am looking into the details on that... (maybe a discount in admission if you bring something?)

then, Friday February 26th is a crazy wonderful show for Noise Pop where the choir I'm in, Conspiracy of Venus, will be opening for John Vanderslice, Nurses (from Portland), & Honeycomb. there's gonna be a raffle for those who get tickets in advance, and we're gonna give away yummy snacks. (let me know if you want to make "rain dog" cookies or "black crow" brownies - we'll reimburse you & thank you profusely. :)

info about bay area housing list & recommendations of friends' projects are at the end of the list.


2-12 friday.
so many things!

restorative yoga at the yoga loft. 11am-12:30pm. help to ease your troubles through deep relaxation. refresh & renew energy & intentions.

early evening (i think):
john friend (anusara yoga founder) speaking at the JCC. google it!


love on wheels - SF bike coalition valentine's day event at the rickshaw stop! (if you're good at bike trivia, you can win a date w/ Rose Johnson!)

even taylor @ hotel utah

kelly mcfarling, hello evening, shareef ali, real live tigers @ duboce park cafe.

valentine's party at the peacock house:

2-13 saturday.

gentle hatha yoga at the yoga loft. this is a new class i'm teaching - all levels are welcome! 12:45-2pm $10.

alemany farm workday. 12-5pm, stop by anytime! workdays are 1st & 3rd sundays of the month & saturdays in between, as well as mondays from 1-5pm.

Loving You gallery art party featuring love-inspired artists, designers, and performers celebrating that crazy thing called love featuring Michael Musika & many more! 8pm.

sf bluegrass & old-time music festival. portland invasion. the festival runs until february 20th!

2-14 sunday.

special valentine's day shows!

melissa rapp & friends @ yoshi's! (catch her while she's in town!!) or

sean hayes, the blank tapes, & quinn deveaux & the blue beat review @ outerlands. 4pm-8pm 4001 judah @ 45th ave.

2-16 tuesday.

community yoga class at the caretakers house. 6:15-7:45. show up at 6:10 to set up. rsvp if you can make it. 848 divisadero st. @ mccallister st.

2-17 wednesday.

little wings, mark matos & os beaches, apache thunderbolt, & moomaw @ the hemlock.

2-19 friday.

restorative yoga at the yoga loft. 11am-12:30pm. help to ease your troubles through deep relaxation. refresh & renew energy & intentions.

Music to Make Movies by w/ Sonya Cotton & OONA at the Red Devil Lounge:

2-20 saturday.

gentle hatha yoga at the yoga loft. this is a new class i'm teaching - all levels are welcome! 12:45-2pm $10.

2-21 sunday.

*alemany farm workday. 12-5pm, stop by anytime! workdays are 1st & 3rd sundays of the month & saturdays in between, as well as mondays from 1-5pm.

*SeaweedSway Showcase #5 w/ Stitchcraft, Kirk Hamilton, & the Nice Guy Trio.

Come to the 5th SeaweedSway Showcase with





3225 22nd St. between Mission & Valencia Streets
(right across from Revolution Cafe)


this show is a day after my birthday, so i'll be celebrating my birthday here... and we'll be celebrating all february birthdays at this show!! may become a potluck. stay tuned for details.

2-26 friday.
Noise Pop Presents: John Vanderslice, Nurses, Honeycomb, & Conspiracy of Venus at the Swedish American Music Hall.

Come on down, hear some songs, & enjoy a night of outstanding musical variety. Possibly dancing? Surely dancing!!

In the historic Swedish American Music Hall...

You'll be entered in a special raffle if you get your tickets in advance! We're going to give away yummy snacks at the show too. (Email me if you'd like to help make something & we'll reimburse you.)

Get tickets here! (all the way from pdx)

2-27 saturday. night before the FULL SNOW MOON

Chasing the Full Snow Moon Show w/ Silian Rail & Devotionals & Rumspringa (LA). 7:30-11:30pm.

we know it's on a super busy night for shows, but still hope you can make it!!


FEBRUARY FULL SNOW MOON SHOW ~ a night of mostly instrumental music, of varying spectrums in volume ~ with



and RUMSPRINGA (traveling up from LA)

"Full Snow Moon - February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February's full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult."

we will show the new Chasing the Moon episode before it's seen anywhere else!

check out current & past episodes at

Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes) at Bazaar Cafe for Bazaar Stock. no cover charge. Blank Tapes (Matt Adams) is on from 6-645.

3-2 wednesday.
Sean Hayes' new album, "Run Wolves Run", comes out. New EP, "Honeybees Falling", is free if you pre-order the album. You can order the album w/ free EP (and hear the Honeybees song) at There's a sale on all of the past albums too, so you can get them for friends as gifts. Video teaser of the song "Garden" that will be on the new album: Please pass it on!!

3-4 friday.

adam stephens & rocky votolato @ bottom of the hill.

3-6 saturday.
vanessa verlee, jeremy rourke, & more TBA at the living room - acoustic music night yoga loft.

3-8 tuesday.
foxtails brigade @ cafe du nord.

3-12 saturday.
shelby ash presents, trainwreck riders & more @ cafe du nord.

HOUSING LIST: if you're looking for housing, you can sign up to receive emails or browse recent posts at it's a google group i started to make it easier to pass on housing announcements that i receive. please send me any good room openings you see so i can pass them on to everyone who's looking!

RECOMMENDATIONS of friends' projects:

CLOTHES BY ISABELLE: check out Isabelle Le's new blog for her line of handmade clothing & accessories, on her label "startgrten":

PILATES W/ KAREN: check out Peaceful Body Pilates w/ Karen Campbell. she is offering first sessions for only $35 and 10% off all packages. email "Karen Campbell" <> if you're interested, or find her on facebook:
FOOD BY ROSE: Rose Johnson makes me amazing raw food creations every week, & she can make them for you too! she also makes cooked food creations (hummus, pesto, salsa, etc) for those who sign up to her CSCA box (Community Supported Culinary Adventures). find out more at or contact her at "Rose Johnson" <>
MUSIC BY LINDSAY: just met her & really liked her songs! but she's in portland so you'll have to listen here for now: other music recommendations are here and at & of course in the list above!!

EVENTS BLOG BY LEA: if you want to find out about more awesome events around here, often free or cheap, or if not - quality & worth the price - go to lea troeh's blog at
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