Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chasing the Moon (Birds & Batteries/ Joseph Childress), Sean Hayes & Obo Martin Thurs., Conspiracy of Venus Friday, Kacey Johansing Sunday

Hi everyone,
Here's a quick list of some shows & events coming up. Three great shows in a row starting tonight!

Tonight's show at Viracocha is in honor of the full moon, and the autumnal equinox, and Jupiter's brightness all lining up at once. Read more about this rare natural occurrence here: and come to the show if you can!

This Chasing the Moon show will premier Birds & Batteries' episode, and we will have live music from The Up Died Sound, Pillars & Tongues, WR/DS, & Joseph Childress. Three of the four bands are on Empty Cellar Records, & this show is the second live event in celebration of the release of the debut studio LP, 'Good & Plenty' by Sword + Sandals (John Dwyer, Randy Lee Sutherford, Shaun O'Dell).

Thursday, on what I think is the actual full moon (or day 2 of it?), come and see Sean Hayes & Obo Martin play songs at the New Parish in Oakland. (Yes, Oakland!!! Worth the trek for those of us in SF, & near the BART.) Friday, come hear the choir I'm in, Conspiracy of Venus, sing our first show of the season, for free at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in honor of a neat project involving ancient bowls that women used to write their secrets on. Early at 6pm. Sunday Kacey Johansing & two awesome Portland bands play at Amnesia.

Here's the list:

9-22 wednesday.
Chasing the Moon show at Viracocha w/ WR/DS, the Updied Sound, Pillars & Tongues, & Joseph Childress, featuring Birds & Batteries Chasing the Moon episode. 
Viracocha is at Valencia & 21st, right next to ATA.
recommended reading:
*article about the Super Harvest Moon & Autumnal Equinox today:
*Bay Guardian article about the show, highlighting the Swords & Sandals LP release:

As it's the moon becomes full tonight, we'll be showing Birds & Batteries' Chasing the Moon episode for the first time! Birds & Batteries New Album, "Panorama", comes out on October 12th on Spune/ Velvet Blue, which you can get a little taste of through their Chasing the Moon episode. The episode will be shown at the end of the night, so we hope you can stick around to see it.

The Up Died Sound (NYC):
Pillars & Tongues (Chicago):
WR/DS (San Francisco) (Shaun O'Dell & Randy Lee Sutherland of Sword + Sandals)
Joseph Childress (San Francisco):
Screening: Chasing the Moon Video Podcast debut of Birds & Batteries
See Tartufi's episode (currently up) as well as past episodes!
$7-10 suggested donations. no one turned away for lack of funds.

*Thanks to Arvel Hernandez of Empty Cellar Records for putting together the line-up for this show.

9-23 thursday.
2 of my favorites, on the full moon, at this neat new venue in the east bay! please spread the word!
RSVP Here/ Invite Friends:!/event.php?eid=134321919933599&ref=ts
18+ show
downtown Oakland / 579 18th Street (at San Pablo) / Oakland, 94612

Kelly McFarling Album Release at Cafe du Nord!

9-24 friday.
Conspiracy of Venus, first mini-show of the season, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts! Early show 6pm.
Part of the Bowls Project: Secrets of the Apocalyptic Intimate.
I don't know all the details of this event, but I know that we are singing early, and some women in the choir are singing solo sets before we go. (Kate Gibson & Therese (Momo) Davies to name a couple). I also know the Bowls Project sounds pretty special, something about finding ancient bowls that women used to write their secrets on. Email me if you want more details as I have them.

9-25 friday.
Gentle Hatha Yoga at the Yoga Loft. Check online to see who is teaching, as there will be a sub this week. $10 Community Class. 12:45-2pm. 321 Divisadero St. @ Page. all levels welcome!!

9-26 sunday.
Restorative Yoga at the Yoga Loft. $10 Community Class. 6:30-8pm. 321 Divisadero St. @ Page.
Y La Bamba, Typhoon, & Kacey Johansing @ Amnesia!

"Two dreamy bands from Portland and one lovely lady from here."
Y La Bamba (
Typhoon (
Kacey Johansing (
9pm $7-10 Sliding Scale

9-29 wednesday.
Judgement Day & Tornado Rider co-headline the Independent!

9-30 thursday.
foxtails brigade, audiofauna, & ramon & jessica @ viracocha!

Ukulele Singer-Songwriter Night at Revival Bar & Kitchen w/ Annie Bacon's folk opera, Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes), Sean Olmstead (FpodBpod), Bryant Denison (The Beehavers). 2102 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley.  RSVP:

10-1 friday - 10-3 sunday.
hardly strictly bluegrass festival.
my Dad & sister & nephew are going to be visiting for this, & we will be at the festival for a chunk of time, so come meet up w/ us!!

10-2 saturday.
adam stephens (of two gallants) at the independent, album release show for We Live on Cliffs, with Sea of Bees (Sacramento) opening.
new daytrotter session:
michael musika plays songs in Oakland! Global Work Party for Climate Solutions. Check for events in your area.
10-17 Sunday.
SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Kelly McFarling & more TBA at the Make-Out Room.

10-22 friday. FULL MOON
chasing the moon show with KARL BLAU, THAO & MIRAH'S chasing the moon episode, & DINA MACCABEE (solo) @ viracocha!


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

Gentle Hatha Yoga Saturdays at the Yoga Loft.
 $10 Community Class. 12:45-2pm. 321 Divisadero St. @ Page.
This class is a meditative movement exploration, a slower-paced introduction to the practice that is good for beginners as well as those who would like a gentle & less physically challenging class for any reason. Focus is on getting into the body, grounding, and bringing acceptance to the body in the present moment. Students are encouraged to quiet the mind, breathe, and use intuition in moving in conjunction with guidance on safe alignment.

Restorative Yoga Sundays at the Yoga Loft.
$10 Community Class. 6:30-8pm. 321 Divisadero St. @ Page. (This class happens weekly. Meg Whitbread, or another very wonderful sub, will teach on the 3rd Sundays because of the SeaweedSway showcase!)
This is different from a regular yoga class, in that you do less poses and hold them for a longer amount of time in a non-strenuous way, all propped up, so the body can relax more deeply. Focus is on the breath and gentle opening of places where we hold extra tension and stress... and on re-setting, exploring, and rejuvenating intentions.

Community Yoga @ the Caretakers House 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. 
848 Divisadero St. @ McCallister. 6:15-7:45pm. Important: Please RSVP if you can make it. Suggested donation of $5-10 but no one turned away for lack of funds, trades are welcome too.

if you'd like, sign up to get my yoga email updates (once a week or less) at

If you're in the East Bay, check out the East Bay Yoga Collective. They are a donation based community yoga collective and have classes almost everyday of the week. Their website is and their email is

A few more things:



PILATES: if you are into pilates or want to try it, please check out karen's saturday pilates mat group class, for only $10! she says, "This class is for the newcomer, for those recovering from injury or for the advanced student who would like to deepen their practice and return to the beginners' mind." here are more details, tell your friends!

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 or join it if you'd like to get job announcements.

EVENT SUBMISSION: if you'd like to submit an event, please write to me at and send a short description in the brief format above (2-5 lines please), 2 weeks or more before the event, then keep reminding me to post it! 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 again!

thank you for reading & participating in community events !!


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