Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mosquitas in Yo' Grill TONIGHT with Buxter Hoot'n, Emily Bonn & The Vivants, BrownChicken BrownCow StringBand, & Kamp Camille at the Rickshaw Stop!!

i hope this note finds you well as the new moon starts to fill up.
tonight (thursday), for those of you who are plan-free thus far, there is a great show i want to tell (or remind) you about. it is presented by SeaweedSway, the wonderful Ginger Murray (Bees Knees Productions, Conspiracy of Venus & the Cat's Pajamas), and the amazing Chantelle Tibbs (of Kamp Camille, opening the show so get there early!). please come if you can!!!!! we are thinking of it as a pre-bluegrass festival warm-up as well as an end of summer celebration, reminiscent of real summers (in other lands) where there are fireflies and sticky humid breezes to warm your insides and yes, mosquitas in yo' grill (car grill, or bbq grill, or mouth grill even if you'd like). see you there??!
also, if you are up for taking pictures or writing a review or video-ing (for this or any shows), please let me know, as i'm always looking for help with that. a list of more events & some other fun things (job & housing list & yoga classes) are below as well.
thanks as always, see you soon!
Thursday September 9th
SeaweedSway and Ginger Murray Present:
Mosquitas in Yo' Grill

at the Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St. in San Francisco
8pm sharp til late

(free download from all the bands w/ your purchase!)
RSVP on facebook:

Hear the bands on the radio:

Seaweed Sway and Ginger Murray present a night of four acts that are taking old style Americana and bringing it right into the 21st century. Mosquitas in Yo' Grill is a celebration of all that is bluegrass, fiddle funk, Fab folk, and rock rippin'. Like fireflies in a jar, empty dusty roads, rusted fenders, late nights on a porch where the willows weep and the hot air smells of honeysuckle and gasoline, this show will transport you to a place where summer really does exist and songs pause time for the sake of enjoyment.

Now, we invite you to read more about each of the bands, and click the links to hear them:

Buxter Hoot'n
Psychadelic Americana blues, this band defies all genres. Hot, high energy and full of soul, they will grab your guts by the throat, wrangle em' down and while doing it put a grin on your face wider than any desert sky. Their style is unique but never ironic and consummate musicians are they all. It is a joy just to watch them get down as it is sheer love of music that drives them.

Buxter Hoot'n's homegrown sound had its start in America's heartland, in Indiana, where brothers, Vince and Jimmy Dewald grew up and played music before moving to San Francisco. Songwriter, Vince Dewald, has since put together an ever-growing catalogue of songs that is both lyrically poignant and stylistically diverse.

From virtuosic violin and guitar riffs to guttural lyrical poetry in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt, Buxter Hoot’n sets itself apart by combining rock 'n roll musical complexity and intricate harmonies with traditional backporch roots and soul. Living and working together since the creation of the band they have created a cohesive and familial sound you can hear in the music and see on the stage.

Ben Andrews, lead guitarist and violinist, is one of the best young multi-instrumentalists in rock music and performs with that rare, fiery brilliance that can take over an audience in a moment. Drummer, Jeremy Shanok adds rhythmic sophistication and improvisation that often brings the band interplay to ecstatic heights. Vocalist, Melissa Merrill, is a star in her own right. Her blues soaked country vocals are instantly recognizable and uniquely her own. Vince Dewald's provocative vocals and guitar work, along with Jimmy Dewald's explorative bass style, perfectly completes the soulful, musical-stew that is Buxter Hoot'n.

Their first album, Here in America, released in 2007 was hailed by RELIX MAGAZINE as having "the independent rawness and creative brilliance that leads to a cult classic." Their new album, In Another Life, is a complete next step for the band. Recorded on the same 2-inch tape machine owned and used by The Grateful Dead to record their classic 1987 album, In the Dark, In Another Life, "is heavy with stellar musicianship and delivers a potent message... Buxter Hoot'n is single-handedly redefining contemporary Americana music and is the voice of their generation." (Ammuse Wordpress, NY)

Emily Bonn and the Vivants
Once a member of the amazing and fantastic Whoreshoes, Emily Bonn has high stepped out with her new version of the good old times where violins sing loud and cowboy boots smack hard. The Vivants perform original foot stompin' tunes about riots, hollers and hopping train cars. Largely inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honky-tonk country and western swing, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music, shining up dusty melodies with modern arrangements.

In former incarnations, Emily perfomed in San Francisco subway stations, Belgian prisons, Appalachian corner stores, and at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. As a former member of the critically acclaimed country band The Whoreshoes, she shared stages with the legendary rockabilly singer, Wanda Jackson, Old Crow Medicine Show and Devil Makes Three.

She is often accompanied by The Vivants, featuring stellar players, Anna Levitt on fiddle and vocal harmonies, James Touzel on upright bass, and Isaac Bonnell on piano accordion.

Emily's new debut CD, Songs from Alabama Street, features 7 new original tunes. Many talented SF Bay Area based musicians contributed to the recording such as members of The Whoreshoes, The Brother Comatose, Culhann's Hounds, The Lariats, Cheetahs on the Moon, and Middle Maki.

BrownChicken BrownCow StringBand
Hailing from West Virginia, these on tour cats have that true sound many try to copy, but they take that old string, raw wood beat and give an authenticity not seen in a long time. They kick ass but they'll give you a kiss and maybe a piece of pie afterwards. That is if if you wouldn't rather have a good mud wrassle in the backyard and eat fried chicken in a tree. "Our Music is writen to create a relationship with the listener, in the end relationships are the core of our musical inspiration... relationships with people, music, and places." Indeed.

Kamp Camille
They describe themselves as "guy/girl duo bliss." And they are. Songwriters Nathan Hughes and Chantelle Tibbs met while Nathan was performing in San Francisco. Off stage Chantelle complimented Nathan on how wiggly his knees are and the creme of collaborations was born. Two voices that were meant to be together under any circumstances. They are Americana Folk full of tall terrible tales, ambient passion, emotive smoke filled mirrors, rainwashed train windows and just a touch of moth flutter. For a little romp through the lives of cops, whores, one armed men, petrified poets and wayward woman listen deeply to their words beneath music that swells, plucks and will ultimately leave you hazy, summer day dreaming.
Nathan lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
Chantelle lead vocals, various instruments
Kenan O'Brien...Upright Bass
Hoan Ton-That...Lead Guitar
Nathan Heintz...Keys


Ginger Murray is the editor-in-chief of Whore! magazine, and she puts on a monthly cabaret at the Make-Out Room called the Cat's Pajamas, featuring spoken word, music, dance, and performance art acts that are an ode to the cultural aesthetics of the past. Whore! magazine is a quarterly print publication dedicated to celebrating the current and historical qualities of women who have defined a role for themselves outside the status quo. Through written word, art, design, fashion, and music, Whore! magazine creates dialogue about what women are as opposed to what traditional society has dictated they should be.

SeaweedSway is an evolving project with an intention to encourage, cultivate, & support community through music, yoga, & nature events. SeaweedSway was a term first discovered when Karl Blau & I were trying to describe the way people danced during BrightBlack Morning Light at a Great American Music Hall show, then I liked the name so much, I used it for my blog of recommended events in the Bay Area.
more shows (& a couple of yoga classes):

9-10 friday.
GRASS WIDOW album release show at CYCLONE WAREHOUSE.
 illinois & cesar chavez.
grass widow has gathered a choir to sing on their songs for this show, which i'll be singing in for a few songs.
9-11 saturday.
Gentle Hatha Yoga at the Yoga Loft. $10 Community Class. 12:45-2pm. 321 Divisadero St. @ Page. Diana Adkins-Glassman will be subbing this week but please still come! She is an awesome teacher!

GRASS WIDOW at Amoeba on Haight St., 2pm, FREE!

i'll be singing in their choir for this one too!

CLARINET THING (w/ Beth Custer) at the
Capp Street Music Center
544 Capp Street in SF / (415) 647-6015

9-12 sunday.

YELPIN' LA VIDA LOCAL event at Club Cocomo. 1-4:30pm. 650 Indiana St.
~ I'm tabling for SeaweedSway & EarthShare CA ~ come visit & hang out! Here's the description: an amazing day of  learning about outstanding local non-profit organizations, discovering much loved local businesses and organizations, doing hands-on art, trying delicious local bites, tasting swoon-worthy local wine, as well as listening to superb local bands, and watching fun performers.
RSVP HERE to get in for FREE:

Restorative Yoga at the Yoga Loft.
$10 Community Class. 6:30-8pm. 321 Divisadero St. @ Page.

9-16 thursday.
The Beth Custer Ensemble at Throckmorton Theatre.

8pm. 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley CA 94941 / Tel. 415-383-9600
Langhorne Slim @ the Independent.
9-19 sunday.
SeaweedSway Showcase w/ KILLBOSSA, VANESSA VERLEE & JEREMY ROURKE, & ANNA ASH @ the MAKE-OUT ROOM! Jeremy Dalmas MC'ing.
$7. 7pm doors/8pm show.
9-22 wednesday.
Chasing the Moon show at Viracocha w/ Words, the Updied Sound, Pillars & Tongues, & Joseph Childress, featuring Birds & Batteries Chasing the Moon episode.

9-23 thursday.
18+ show

RSVP Here/ Invite Friends:!/event.php?eid=134321919933599&ref=ts
downtown Oakland / 579 18th Street (at San Pablo) / Oakland, 94612


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.

Restorative Yoga Sundays at the Yoga Loft.
$10 Community Class. 6:30-8pm. 321 Divisadero St. @ Page. (This class happens weekly. Meg Whitbread, or a very wonderful sub, will teach on the 3rd Sundays because of the SeaweedSway showcase!)

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

More NEWS:

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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