Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chasing the Moon TONIGHT on the FULL PINK MOON. Sonya Cotton,Honeycomb Podcast Premier, Jascha Vs. Jascha, & Kris Gruen @ the Rickshaw Stop!

hey everyone,

i hope you all are doing well & are enjoying the full moon!!

in honor of this occasion, i am first highlighting the Chasing the Moon show that i helped put together that is TONIGHT, Wednesday at the Rickshaw Stop!!!! i knew it would be hard to follow-up the buffy sainte-marie show*, but this show is actually the perfect one to have next, and i think you should come for many many reasons:

1) it will be Honeycomb's Chasing the Moon podcast release, so we will all be seeing it for the first time up on the big screen. have you heard honeycomb yet?? hear some of their songs at have you seen chasing the moon yet?? see past episodes at

2) it's going to be the FULL PINK MOON!!! how cool is that?? they (farmers almanac people) call it the pink moon because of "the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring." good reason to celebrate.

3) Sonya Cotton & her band will be playing their beautifully woven chill-inducing songs, including a special version of Nick Drake's Pink Moon, joined by Honeycomb'ers Emily Ritz & Kacey Johansing!

4) Jascha vs. Jascha is/are releasing his/their new album, A Cure for Sleep, joined by incredible band members Dina Maccabee (in many other bands!) & Thomas Edler (also in Indianna Hale's band) & Andrew Maguire (also in Honeycomb!)

5) Kris Gruen, recommended by the great Sean Hayes, is touring through from Vermont, so this is going to be a rare chance to hear his songs live in SF! hear some songs at or

6) I will be very happy if you can make it (just sayin')... it's only $10 for all of this great music... and what better way to spend a Wednesday night on the full pink moon? here are the nitty gritty details, & other recommended future events follow. please be there!!

Wednesday April 28th
Chasing the Moon & Seaweed Sway present

at the Rickshaw Stop

featuring the premier of HONEYCOMB*'s Chasing the Moon video podcast!

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 Gruen'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.

SeaweedSway is a project to promote & encourage community around Bay Area music, yoga, & nature events.

"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."

**Facebook invite/RSVP:

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



*secondly, thank you to all who came to the buffy sainte-marie tribute last week, & who supported it in any way. it was truly a treasure of a show, inspiring and invigorating to see what is possible w/ music. a total community effort. i still can't believe it's over and that it even happened. but there is evidence!! all the videos of the songs are up here!! thank you so much to jonathan swanhuyser for this documentation.

third, i actually haven't sent an EVENTS LIST in awhile, so i just had to compile the whole thing from scratch. but it's worth it, as there are a bunch of really really really good things happening this may & into june!! here it is:

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



FPODBPOD - returning to SF show!! will be joined by Matt Adams of the Blank Tapes, Indianna Hale, & maybe even Sleepy Todd



5-9 sunday.
annah antipalindrome, ilo mar, clide vs. crocodiles, & the mallard at bluesix. a night of singing ladies! check for songs & cool pegasus flyer.

5-16 sunday.
Seaweedsway Showcase! w/ Trainwreck Riders, Jen Grady, & one more TBA. at the Make-Out Room. 7:30-11pm. $7

5-19 wednesday.
Kacey Johansing album release w/ Honeycomb, Dovekins, & the Range of Light Wilderness.

5-20 thursday.
sean hayes, laura goldhamer & the silvernail, plus multiple sets by DJ Harry D, including an aftershow soul music dance party. tix also available at the independent box office.

5-29 saturday.
SummerCamp Fashion Show @ the Blue Macaw. w/ designs from Isabelle Le, Claire Fong, Letty Huerta, Crystal, & more! This is the video of their last fashion show. It is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. You have to watch! & come to their show.

6-11 friday.
Mariee Sioux, Foxtails Brigade Album Release, Judgement Day (Acoustic!), & fashion show by Isabelle & friends at the Swedish Music Hall. Silhouette. tix on sale soon, stay tuned. check for updates.

6-16 wednesday.
WomenRock's 4th Anniversary Show w/ Conspiracy of Venus (our season finale!), Stripmall Architecture, Bernadette Bohan, & Ziva Hadar! http://conspiracyofvenus.comtix on sale


fourth, yoga!! starting this week, i am teaching restorative yoga on sundays at the yoga loft from 6:30-8pm. (except for the third sundays of the month because of the seaweedsway showcase, meg will be teaching that class!) so this is the last week of the friday 11-12:30 restorative class there. saturday's gentle hatha yoga class for $10 is still on, 12:45-2pm every week. caretakers house yoga classes are 1st & 3rd tuesdays of the month... if you're up for it, sign up to get yoga email updates (once a week or less) at

on the topic of movement, i also highly recommend a new class at the yoga loft. axis syllabus fundamentals, liquid bodies, w/ kira kirsch. 7-9pm on fridays at 321 divisadero. learn to fall & walk & move in a more fluid way.



HOUSING LIST: if you're looking for housing in the sf bay, 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 see. please send me any good room openings you see so i can pass them on to everyone who's looking! if you join the group, you can post your housing opening directly to the list.

JOB LIST: I also have a job list - let me know if you have job announcements that I should forward. this list is just getting re-started so will hopefully be more active soon.

EVENT SUBMISSION: if you'd like to submit an event, please write to and send a short description in the format above (2-5 lines please) 2 weeks or more before the event. if i left your event out of this list, it usually just means i ran out of time to re-format it & add it. please remind me of it and i'll try to add it or possibly promote it in other ways...

thank you for reading & participating !!



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