Thursday, March 18, 2010

SeaweedSway Sunday: Conspiracy of Beards, Conspiracy of Venus, Here's Rusty! @ the Make-Out Room (+ events calendar)

happy spring equinox! (& belated st. patrick's day + new moon)

*this sunday at the make-out room we'll celebrate all there is to celebrate w/ a double (or triple?) conspiracy for the monthly SeaweedSway Showcase. this month we have a crazy line-up of Conspiracy of Beards, Conspiracy of Venus, & Here's Rusty! w/ mc Jeremy Dalmas. that's not all though. part of the proceeds will benefit Awamaki, a Peruvian NGO with which Conspiracy of Beard'er & frequent SeaweedSway-er Demetrius Marcoulides works. we hope to have advanced tickets up at sometime today just to save spots for those who plan to attend. if you don't get an advanced ticket, please arrive early to kick the night off & secure your spot under the streamers! (but don't be afraid to show up late if your schedule is not conducive to early arrival.) full description is below! thanks to Emily Savage for the show write-up in the SF Weekly, highlighting Conspiracy of Beards! thanks to Scot Velardo for the spectacular poster design.

*if you're new to this list or haven't figured out what it is: SeaweedSway = music, movement, yoga, nature events + news for SF Bay folks & beyond. it's an evolving project to encourage, cultivate, & support creative community.

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*whenever you think of it, please check facebook & this blog for updates through the week, as this is just a partial listing...

& now, here's the seaweedsway EVENTS list!

3-18 thursday.

Community Yoga w/ Reagan at the dollhouse in SF. weekly class.

"The class at the Dollhouse is clarifying itself into a mildly rigorous (sometimes just low key, depending) exploration of Hatha yoga poses, breathwork and meditation. Pretty much every time something cracks us up."

RSVP & find out more here:

3-19 friday.
restorative yoga at the yoga loft w/ jessie. 11-12:30. deeply relax & integrate. weekly class until the end of april, at which time the class will switch to 6:30pm on sundays. $10 if you specify at the front desk. more info at

Scott McDowell's 30th Birthday Part @ bluesix w/ music from Ash Reiter, Plantain, & friends. 8/9pm til the party ends. 3043 24th st. @ treat st.

3-20 saturday.
Gentle Hatha Yoga at the Yoga Loft w/ jessie. 12:45-2pm. $10 community class. all levels welcome! more info at

3-21 sunday.

Alemany Farm Workday. 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month & Saturdays in between. 12-5pm.

SeaweedSway Showcase with Conspiracy of Beards, Conspiracy of Venus, & Here's Rusty (Ezra & Ofir) at the Make-Out Room.
Double conspiracy on the spring equinox! Tickets available today (hopefully) at

at the Make-Out Room

brother & sister choirs, conspiracy of beards & conspiracy of venus
double conspiracy on the spring equinox!

here's rusty ~ Organ-Drum funk.jazz.middle eastern fusion chaos from ezra lipp & ofir uziel!!

& mc jeremy dalmas

part of the proceeds will benefit Awamaki in Peru:

Awamaki is a Peruvian NGO based in Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Awamaki works with impoverished Quechua women weavers to improve their skills and increase their access to market, thereby revitalizing an endangered weaving tradition. We aim to harness tourism and the international marketability of Andean textiles to find a market for this traditional craft in a modernizing global economy.



Ezra Lipp & Ofir Uziel duo. Organ-Drum funk.jazz.middle eastern fusion chaos

MC you-never-know-what-to-expect JEREMY DALMAS

Starts early. Doors at 7:30pm. Music/magic right at 8pm til 11pm.

$10 - $2 goes to Awamaki. (if you cannot afford the $10, you can pay $8 to get in)

3225 22nd st. between valencia & mission

bring snacks for yourself or to share if you would like the sustenance through the night.....bring a camera if you have one!

3-24 wednesday.

Noise Pop Presents: Sean Hayes at the New Parish in Oakland with Kacey Johansing!

pick up Sean Hayes' new album, Run Wolves Run, at the show or online now.

please rsvp, get tickets (,

3-26 friday.
new axis syllabus class at the yoga loft w/ kira kirsch!!!!! goes through may. liquid bodies, fundamentals. 7-9pm.

3-28 sunday
the blank tapes @ minna st. block party. 1-8pm.

silian rail w/ caspian & arms & sleepers @ the hotel utah.

jai uttal & deva prema: an evening of kirtan (chanting) at the warfield.

3-29 monday. full moon
Chasing the Moon podcast release for Nice Guy Trio w/ live music from Jen Grady & TaughtMe (& maybe one more TBA) at the Caretakers House! 848 divisadero st. @ mccallister st.. potluck early show.

on the Monday March 29th full moon, CHASING THE MOON & SEAWEED SWAY PRESENT:

NICE GUY TRIO podcast release!
the premier of Nice Guy Trio's Chasing the Moon episode, a high-quality video of them playing live at Hyde St. Studios*

with live music from




this show will be a potluck too, so please bring food to share if you'd like!

$5-10 suggested donations

848 divisadero st. @ mccallister st.
sf, ca

Please RSVP & spread the word!

*Note: The Nice Guy Trio will NOT be playing their songs live at this event (but their CtM video podcast makes it seem as if they are)!!

3-30 tuesday.
Fuzzpod Album Release Show @ Il Perata. 2007 16th St. (between Portrero Ave & Utah St) SF. 9pm, no cover. They go on around 10pm.

Morning Benders Album Release Show w/ Port O'Brien @ the Independent.http://themorningbenders.comhttp://theindependentsfcom

3-31 wednesday.
michael musika, great republic of rough & ready, & henri rabbit @ blue six.

A robber's parlor record player duet, an antique travelling band from New York City, and then Michael Musika peaking out from the hideout for a moment or two. Pretty songs. Some sweet medicine for the imagination and a subtle demonstration of witchcraft. Springtime will be near. Come pass the time with us..

3043 24th Street
San Francisco, California

Henri Rabbit
...a project of Kaitlyn Smith with Jeremy Harris

Great Republic of Rough and Ready
...from new york. pastoral. dusty museum seductive.

Michael Musika
the big bad wolf, isadora duncan, scrooge mcduck, lao tzu, and memphis minnie convene on top of a mountain at dawn, to witness a duel to the death between an idealistic cut throat and a political romanticist. The cutthroat wins. Cheers. Smoke. Ecstatic Laughter.

matt adams: bass, eric kuhn: guitar, dina maccabee: violin, sleepy todd: drums, kacey johansing: piano.

4-1 thursday.
the blank tapes, shakes, pony village (portland), & terror pigeon dance revolt @ amnesia.

4-3 saturday.
Golden Gate Park Yoga Loft hangout. check for details soon.

4-4 sunday.
SeaweedSway Presents: Steve Taylor, Ash Reiter, & Foxtails Brigade @ the Make-Out Room! 7:30-11pm. Easter Sunday show. Steve Taylor EP release (probably :). stay tuned for details! for videos of Steve & Foxtails.

4-24 saturday.
indianna hale, hello shark, attic abasement @ bluesix.

4-28 wednesday. full pink moon!

Chasing the Moon & Seaweed Sway present


at the Rickshaw Stop

(purchasing tickets in advance makes us happy & is much appreciated. great as gifts for friends or for yourself! :)


HONEYCOMB* podcast release!

The premier of Honeycomb's Chasing the Moon episode
*not playing live, but will be fully present at the show, perhaps singing along :)

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 music career in Brooklyn, Jascha moved to San Francisco to record his first album. With hushed vocals and unexpected twists, his songs are vulnerable, clever and eccentric. Jascha will be joined by 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.


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!


5-5 wednesday.
cinco de mayonnaise w/ natural bridges, paleo (NYC), FpodBpod, & sleepy todd @ blue six! RSVP here!








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1 comment:

DNLee said...

sounds fun. Your friend Jesse Sabin (of couch surfing) recommended this site to me. I'll be in the Bay area this weekend, staying near Union Square. Glad to to know about so much great stuff happening the weekend I'll be in town.