Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blank Tapes @ Grant & Green Tonight, FREE! People People & FpodBpod Friday! Lyres & Lace: Mariee Sioux, Foxtails Brigade, Judgement Day, & Fashion Show Friday June 11th @ Swedish Music Hall!

hello everyone!!
i'm writing w/ news of shows tonight (blank tapes @ grant & green, obo martin & harrison @ viracocha) & a show tomorrow (people people & fpodbpod @ thee parkside) & shows next week & the week after & the week after that. please come to all of them!! 

and please please get advanced tickets, especially for these

friday june 11th lyres & lace show (w/ mariee sioux, foxtails brigade, judgement day & friends acoustic, & a fashion show by letty, isabelle, claire, & more!) at the swedish hall. email if you want a ticket service charge free ($12). or order them at

wednesday june 16th womenrock's 4th year anniversary w/ conspiracy of venus (it's our season finale), bernadette, stripmall architecture, ziva, w/ ginger murray mc'ing, some comedy performance, and a burlesque performance from the cheesepuffs. woah! all that for $12 advance... just let me know if you're ready to buy your ticket now, i have them for you! or buy them at

i'm also happy to announce the next seaweedsway showcase, june 20th, with little wings, aaron novik's thorny brocky, & nohow on (great band touring from the east coast) w/ MC Jeremy Dalmas! tix only $7.99 (that includes the service charge!) 

last but not least, please mark your calendar for thursday july 8th, a special seaweedsway show w/ the Beth Custer Ensemble, Dina Maccabee Band, & Allison Lovejoy's Cabaret Nouveau @ Cafe du Nord.

ok, now here's the full music show/event list, plus some yoga classes if you scroll down far enough, & housing/job list info if you scroll down even farther!

6-3 thursday.
Obo Martin, Harrison, Paulie Anne, & Zoe (from Vermillion Lies) at Viracocha in SF. 998 Valencia St. @ 21st. Donations!

The Blank Tapes, Roy G Biv & the Mnemonic Devices, & the Amblers (Chico) @ Grant & Green in North Beach. FREE!!! Blank Tapes album release part 1.

6-4 friday.
People People, Monarques (from portland), & FpodBpod (just moved back from portland) at thee parkside! 9pm. music starts at 9:30, get there on time!! $7

6-5 saturday.

4-7 PM*
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jeremy rourke's stencil art opening, kaleidoscope, 3109 24th St., near
jeremy rourke will be showing several new stencil pieces, with
refreshments and live music by dave mihaly and others.  check out his art,
music and stop motion animation videos at:

7-10 PM*
directly following 
jeremy's opening, jeremy and his wife vanessa verlee
will be performing as part of a storytelling night at "casa cuentos".
this will be a house concert hosted by martina castro of KALW.  
jeremy will be one of many storytelling performers sharing their
stories thru spoken word, song, video and more.  the event will take place
at: 1467 Florida Street, SF.  
jeremy and vanessa will be performing in the
second half of the evening.  both events are free and open to all.

6-11 friday.
Lyres & Lace: Music & Fashion of the Romantic & Bizarre.
Mariee Sioux, Foxtails Brigade Album Release, Judgement Day & Friends (acoustic), & fashion show by Isabelle, Letty, Claire, Nicole, & friends at the Swedish Music Hall. (full description below!)

Seaweed Sway Presents:
LYRES & LACE: Music and Fashion of the Romantic and Bizarre
Friday, June 11th, 2010

Swedish American Hall
2174 Market St.
San Francisco, CA

JUDGEMENT DAY & friends (acoustic)

Fashion Designers:
stargarten x Daughter Earth (Isabelle Le and Friends)
Claire Wheat-Fong
Leticia Huerta
The Street Collective
Black Lotus
Lecon de Vetement

Hosted By:
Mary Van Note

Doors: 7pm
Showtime: 8pm
Price: $12adv / $14door
Ages: All Ages


LYRES & LACE will feature the best of the Bay Area's acoustic music and underground fashion. Held at the beautiful 100 year-old Swedish America Hall, this seated, all-ages event will feature hand-made neo-Victorian silhouette set decorations by Laura Weinbach, fashion runway shows by six indie Bay Area designers and all-acoustic musical performances by Mariee Sioux, Foxtails Brigade and Judgement Day with surprise guests.

After a year of making her living as a professional busker on the streets of San Francisco and the East Bay, singer/songwriter/ front-woman of Foxtails Brigade, Laura Weinbach is taking her act to the stage in their first headlining show of 2010. The neo-victorian street urchin and her infamous violinist Anton Patzer (Bright Eyes, Judgement Day) are no strangers to anyone who's spent a day on 4th Street in Berkeley or taken the Rockridge Bart during rush hour. "I love connecting with what otherwise would have been perfect strangers on the street," says Weinbach, "but I'm really excited for the opportunity to put on an elaborate show with costumes and stage sets and my full band. It'll be super fun!"

"Nevada City-based songwriter Mariee Sioux spits piney rhymes over oaken-tuned acoustic plucking. Her twilight narratives detail encounters with ghosts, myriad woodland creatures, and her mom. But with a voice that bends around the branches with more flexibility than her fellow folk-nymphs, you couldn't pick a better guide for your night-hike." -SF Weekly

After two months of touring as a hardcore string-metal band, brothers Anton (violin) and Lewis Patzner (cello) are excited to try something acoustic and different. Although they have yet to announce the official line-up of surprise guests for this show we can likely expect an exciting list of names, considering the boys have worked with everyone from locals like Two Gallants and Audrye Sessions to nationals like Bright Eyes and Slash.

Visit the bands online:

6-16 wednesday.

The National Organization of Women (NOW) with BISS Entertainment, Bay Vibes & Seaweed Sway 


WomenROCK's 4th Anniversary Celebration!

Stripmall Architecture, *bernadette*, Conspiracy of Venus and ZIVA
with a burlesque performance by the Cheese Puffs, Spoken Word by Scorpio Blues,
SHEketch comedy from PianoFight's Monday Night ForePlays
 & dance party with DJ Kipp Glass
Hosted by: Another Planet Entertainment
WHEN: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 7:30PM
WHERE: THE INDEPENDENT 628 Divisidero Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. , (415) 771-1421
The Independent is a 21+ venue and is wheelchair accessible.
WHOStripmall Architecture, *bernadette*, Conspiracy of Venus, and ZIVA
TICKETS: $12 Advance/$14 at the door. GET TICKETS FROM ANY OF THE PERFORMERS SERVICE CHARGE FREE! or order them at

San Francisco, CA (Wednesday, June 16th, 2010)  WomenROCK, a women’s music collective and movement, founded in San Francisco, now a national network of women, will celebrate four years of empowering female artists in the music industry at local, national and international levels, while bringing awareness and raising funds for important causes.

Four years ago, co-founders, *bernadette*, Valerie Orth, Lisa Sniderman, Sylvia Roberts, Kristin Hathaway, Zarah Gamaldi, Jessie Woletz, Melissa Rapp, Nomi Adiv, Nkechi Live, Vanessa Verlee, Eva Jo Meyers, Marianne Barlow, Abigail Picache and others never expected that the small gathering in a Victorian flat on Ashbury Street in the Haight District of San Francisco would’ve taken such a vital life and role in their accelerated actualization of their individual dreams to play music. Collectively, these women have created a movement that is redefining the possibilities for women and girls in the music industry.

Since their inception, WomenROCK has presented monthly showcase performances, special one-off shows, and has fundraised for numerous local Bay Area and national organizations including IMPACT Bay Area, Breast Cancer Action, Blue Bear School of Music, Women's Community Clinic, American Diabetes Association, Missing Persons and many more…

 “If Thom Yorke and his super-group, Radiohead can single-handedly take on the music industry and re-create as entrepeneurs, a new business model in the music industry, so can the women of WomenROCK! says the celebration's organizer, musician, activist and WomenROCK visionary, *bernadette*." We as women, who are under-represented in the music industry, are taking it upon ourselves to work together to create a new, enterprising model of visibility, access and self-enfranchisement. We are organizing ourselves to work together to showcase our creative endeavors, talents, intellect, business savvy and penchant for community-building and activism, whilst creating self-sustaining, quality, alternative lifestyles.
"[Music] is not an easy place for women and yet it's also the place where freedom supposedly lives in our culture," said Ann Powers, New York Times senior pop music critic. Women make up less than ten percent of the music industry and less than six percent in executive, producer or engineer roles. Many of the women who are readily seen in music are over-sexualized and objectified, leaving little room for the ‘real women’ to reside, thrive and excel worldwide. As a new rocker to the scene, becoming a rock n’ roller at the age of 34,*bernadette* emphasizes that ‘Our intention is to become executors of our own destiny where the alchemy of freedom and dreams collide and reside in sanctity and success.’ She is joined by Israeli rocker, ZIVA the diva, the impressive 40 person women’s a’capella choir (band), Conspiracy of Venus and Indie rocker, Rebecca Coseboom of Stripmall Architecture- a band closely modeled after Thom Yorke’s inspirational footprint. “We recognize that we are not competing with one another but that we are working together to showcase what each of our groups offer in our unique identities and it’s working.” The showcase is at San Francisco’s premier venue, The Independent, one of Another Planet Entertainment’s thriving rock clubs. A show not to be missed!

Women make up less than ten percent of the music industry and less than six percent in executive, producer or engineer roles. Many of the women who are readily seen in music are over-sexualized and objectified, leaving little room for the ‘real women’ to reside, thrive and excel worldwide.  “We are taking it upon ourselves to work together to create a new, enterprising model of visibility, access and self-enfranchisement. We are organizing ourselves to work together to showcase our creative endeavors, talents, intellect, business savvy and penchant for community-building and activism, whilst creating self-sustaining, quality, alternative lifestyles.” says the celebration’s organizer, musician, activist, and WomenROCK visionary, *bernadette*.

For this, their fourth anniversary celebration, WomenROCK is honored to have the continued sponsorship of the National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States for this special four-year celebration.  NOW takes action to bring women into full participation in society — sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination. NOW stands against all oppression, recognizing that racism, sexism and homophobia are interrelated, and that other forms of oppression such as classism and ableism together keep power and privilege concentrated in the hands of a few.

Of special interest: ASL Interpretation of each of the band performances will be provided as well as a live broadcast of the show on

In addition, there will be many community sponsors available onsite to resource- share with show-goers.

Stripmall Architecture (
Stripmall Architecture is hook-heavy dreamy pop from the Bay Area.”
As members of San Francisco’s celebrated Halou, Ryan and Rebecca Coseboom built up a remarkable body of material and worked with a wide range of iconoclastic artists including DJ Shadow (on his infamousRadiohead remix), Low, Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie, and the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. When Halou came to an end after a US tour with indie legend Bob Mould, they regrouped quickly and launched their new project, Stripmall Architecture with guitarist Tim Hingston and drummer Patrick Harte. Now, in 2010, Stripmall Architecture have released their second album, Feathersongs for Factory Girls, entirely funded by their dedicated fanbase across the US and the globe.
Conspiracy of Venus (
“Conspiracy of Venus, an all female San Francisco based choir, reinterprets contemporary songs through intricate a cappella orchestration." 
Conspiracy of Venus (CoV) is a diverse women's community activist a cappella group based in San Francisco. Under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride, the ensemble is being hailed as a groundbreaking musical experience--who can argue with 40 women taking the stage and singing their hearts out? McBride's daring and inventive arrangements and their dazzling rendition by the singers offer a unique take on songs ranging from the classic (Joni Mitchell's “Big Yellow Taxi”) to the cutting-edge (Bjork's “Possibly Maybe”). Their repertoire also includes works by Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, and Roger Miller. Conspiracy of Venus has played to sold out crowds in some of the best venues of the city, including Palace of Fine Arts, one of San Francisco’s most impressive venues. The choir is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before in a rock and roll “band”!

“Ziva’s enthralling voice soars through a room, captivating her audience with a pop-rock sensibility and soulful depth.”
Israeli-born, Ziva grew up on a small kibbutz, where she began her musical journey playing the cello, saxophone, and singing in the local choir. Becoming increasingly drawn to jazz and R&B music of the United States, she soon found herself as lead singer in a funk band, becoming a local sensation. After serving in the military and attending the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, she relocated to sunny California where her American dreaming is becoming a thriving phenomenon not only in her musical performance but also her organizational skills with WomenROCK and her new endeavor as producer and promoter of the newly formed Bay Vibes.

“ *bernadette* is Edgy, Americana Folk Rock. ‘Soulful Angst’- Bonnie Raitt meets Courtney Love.”
*bernadette* is taking the stage by storm with her vibrant musical presence and unique vocal sound. She writes heartfelt, sultry songs that encapsulate the essence of San Francisco's timeless sound with a 60's sensibility and authentic purity. Hailing from San Francisco, *bernadette* has played the Grand Rooms of San Francisco- The Fillmore, Great American Music Hall, The Independent, Slim's, Bottom of the Hill, CafĂ© Du Nord and festivals around the Bay, playing across the United States as well as touring Europe. Backed by co-conspirator, Garrin Benfield on guitar, the two harmonize and play together akin to Gillian Welch & David Rawlings but with a brutally honest, soul-baring live performance. *bernadette* is the visionary and one of the co-founders of WomenROCK as well as running the thriving Box Factory art, community and culture space and a co-producer of one of the largest festivals in San Francisco, Power to the Peaceful.

6-20 sunday.
SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Little WIngs, Aaron Novik's Thorny Brocky, & NoHow On at the Make-Out Room! Jeremy Dalmas mc'ing! 
TICKETS: only $7.99: 
RSVP/details at:

7-8 thursday.
Beth Custer Ensemble, Dina Maccabee Band, & Allison Lovejoy @ Cafe du Nord! (another SeaweedSway presented show!)
RSVP on facebook:



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These are the Ongoing Yoga Classes that I'm teaching. Would love to see you there!

Gentle Hatha Yoga Saturdays at the Yoga Loft. $10 Community Class. 12:45-2pm. 321 Divisadero St. @ Page.

Restorative Yoga Sundays at the Yoga Loft 6:30-8pm. (except on 3rd Sundays because of the SeaweedSway showcase, then there is a substitute!)

Community Yoga @ the Caretakers House 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. 848 Divisadero St. @ McCallister. 6:15-7:45pm.

If you're in the East Bay, check out yoga classes w/ Reagan at Square One Yoga Collective! or email her to get details... "Reagan Wilson" <>



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 me at 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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