Friday, March 5, 2010

Benefit for Haitian Earthquake Relief Saturday with Vanessa Verlee, Jeremy Rourke, & Kuma/Koshka + news & events!

hello everyone,

updates & news!!
( the events list is below this - check the blog & facebook for updates throughout the week. )

first of all, please join the google group if you have not done so yet. hooray for transitions!!

second of all, i'm working on building a seaweedsway calendar, so check soon. it will be an embedded google calendar to make it easier to keep track of all these events i'm wanting to tell you about. or that's the idea at least.

third of all, thank you to *all* who came to the noise pop show last friday (conspiracy of venus got to open for john vanderslice, nurses, & honeycomb!!) & the chasing the moon show on saturday (w/ silian rail, devotionals, rumspringa, & the release of kelly mcfarling's podcast). two fabulous nights - thanks to your support and attendance! :)

fourthly, there is a very important show happening tomorrow (SATURDAY) night at the yoga loft. it's an acoustic music night that we're having on a monthly basis, and this time ALL THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF. Vanessa Verlee, Jeremy Rourke, & Kuma/Koshka (Blythe Foster & Alexi Glickman) will be playing & are generously donating the proceeds. Vanessa's Mom is there now. Please see the details below, attend if you can, & pass it on! ( )

fifthly, Chasing the Moon and Seaweed Sway are presenting a very special show for the April 28th full pink moon. Sonya Cotton will be headlining, it will be an album release for Jascha vs. Jascha, and Kris Gruen, touring from Vermont, will grace us with his songs to start out the evening. Also, we will get to see the premier of Honeycomb's Chasing the Moon video podcast!!! Tickets just went on sale for $10 - please get yours now & as always, pass it on.

last but not least, Sean Hayes released his new album this week, Run Wolves Run! You can order it from his newly designed website, & come hear him play on March 24th at The New Parish in Oakland, with Kacey Johansing opening. Please share the music!!!

EVENTS! check facebook & the blog for updates through the week.

3-6 saturday.
Benefit for Haitians Artisans for Peace Internationals with vanessa verlee, jeremy rourke, & kuma/koshka at the living room - acoustic music night yoga loft.

**from Vanessa about tomorrow's show:

hi friends,

here's the last reminder about our very important show tomorrow night. my mother flies to haiti today to help with earthquake relief efforts, and i'd sure love to send her a note once she's there about how much we raised to help feed the folks she's seeing. here's the details:

WHAT: Benefit for Haitian Artisans for Peace International - Earthquake Relief
WHO: Vanessa VerLee, Jeremy Rourke and Kuma/Koshka
WHEN: Saturday, March 6th, 7:30-10:30 PM

WHERE: The Yoga Loft, 321 Divisadero St, SF
HOW MUCH: $5-$15 suggested donation

for more info:

3-8 monday.
blank tapes @ the elbo room w/ the mystery lights, bare wires, & more.

3-9 tuesday.

magic leaves, sleepy todd, microfiche, & post harbor (seattle) @ kimo's.

3-12 saturday.
Shelby Ash Presents, Trainwreck Riders & more @ Cafe du Nord.

3-21 sunday.

SeaweedSway Showcase with Conspiracy of Beards, Conspiracy of Venus, & Here's Rusty (Ezra & Ofir) at the Make-Out Room.
Double conspiracy on the equinox! This may be a benefit as well. Stay tuned for details.

Sean Hayes at the New Parish in Oakland. with Kacey Johansing! please rsvp, get tickets (, & spread the word.

3-29 monday. full moon
jen grady plays at the Chasing the Moon podcast release for Nice Guy Trio. venue tba. check back. http://jengradyoly

4-2-4-4 friday - sunday.
yoga retreat with Marni Sclaroff, Geoffrey Roniger, & Meg Whitbread at Westerbeke Ranch.

4-4 sunday.
Steve Taylor, Ash Reiter, & Foxtails Brigade @ the Make-Out Room!

4-28 wednesday. full pink moon!

Chasing the Moon & Seaweed Sway present

at the Rickshaw Stop


HONEYCOMB* podcast release!
The premier of Honeycomb's Chasing the Moon episode
*not playing live, but will be present at the show :)

plus live music from

Labeled "The Frida Khalo of songwriting," Sonya's compositions are deeply personal, drawing upon her dreams, family, and love; they often come from a place of profound reverence for the natural world and the creatures of the earth. "Sonya Maria Cotton ... is a really damn fine singer." --Pitchfork


After using his dreams to spark a musical career in Brooklyn, Jascha moved to San Francisco to record his first album. With their hushed vocals and unexpected twists, his songs are vulnerable (think Sufjan Stevens), clever (think Magnetic Fields) and eccentric (think Regina Spektor). Jascha will be joined by Daniel Fabricant, Dina Maccabee and special guests to celebrate the release of his album *A Cure For Sleep*—and the launch of an open-source songwriting blog at

Born in New York City, Kris Gruen is a Vermont-based singer-songwriter. Often compared to Andrew Bird, The Arcade Fire, and The Decembrists, Part of It All, with the help of Mother West producers/engineers Charles Newman, JJ Beck and Rob Stevens, takes GruenĂ¢€™s songs and stories to an adventurous and fresh musical place.

Chasing the Moon is a monthly local music podcast that is celebrated with a live show on the full moon each month.

"Full Pink Moon: This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month's celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn."

Please RSVP & spread the word!

155 Fell St. @ Van Ness near Market
tickets on sale now!




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