Thursday, September 16, 2010

SeaweedSway Showcase Sunday + New Article + Events List! Sunday = Killbossa, Vanessa VerLee & Jeremy Rourke, Anna Ash, & Jeremy Dalmas re-enacting the Oregon Trail @ the Make-Out Room!

Welcome, to those who are new to this blog. On here I post a weekly or so list of bay area music shows + yoga & nature & other choice events. Thanks for reading.

Show of the week: This sunday, I'm thrilled to present the next SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Killbossa, Vanessa VerLee & Jeremy Rourke, & Anna Ash, with our host Jeremy Dalmas re-enacting the Oregon Trail at the Make-Out Room!

News of the week: The great Jamie Freedman of Always More to Hear has been so kind to write an article about SeaweedSway!!! She includes what it is, how it came to be, & perhaps where the project is going. Please go here to read it!

*and as always, below is also a list of super shows coming up, starting w/ tonight (3 awesome choices ~ Beth Custer Ensemble, Dave Mihaley's Shimmering Leaves Ensemble, & Langhorne Slim), & then my yoga class teaching schedule for those who want to try some gentle yoga (a good contrast to attending shows!), & then some other miscellaneous items (housing & job list!free EP from John Vanderslice, new video from Magic Leaves). if you live in this area, hope to see you sunday.
here we go (i'm borrowing JD's description of the show):

Come by
this Sunday September 19th from 7:30pm to 11:00 pm
to the Make-Out Room
3225 22nd St. between Mission & Valencia
just $7

You are so lucky!! This Sunday is the third of the month, so you have the chance to come to another Seaweed Sway Showcase! This monthly show is your chance to create community in San Francisco by meeting new people and hearing the city's best music.

Hear the Bay Area supergroup Killbossa play beautifully surreal Tropic├ília like ghosts from a 50 year old Brazilian nightclub.

Hear the decade-long collaboration between Vanessa VerLee & Jeremy Rourke play like antique instruments in a curiosity shop!
check out Jeremy's music set to original stop motion animation at

Hear Anna Ash sing like a well-used kettle in a mountain shack!

and, as always, your host jeremy dalmas and the absurdists, this month putting together a full-scale re-enactment of the classical Apple II video game Oregon Trail!!

You can't wait!! 

-Jeremy Michael 
Maestro, Albino Alligator


and now,
the Seaweed Sway events list:

9-16 thursday.

The Beth Custer Ensemble at Throckmorton Theatre!

8pm142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley CA 94941 / Tel. 415-383-9600
Mercury Falls & Dave Mihaley's Shimmering Leaves Ensemble CD Release @ the Make-Out Room!
3225 22nd St. 
Tickets: $9-$50 advance, $12 at the door.
"Dave Mihaly's "Eastern Accents in the Far West" is delightfully far-reaching. Part free-jazz record in the grand tradition of masters like the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Ornette Coleman, the disc balances sensitive ensemble playing with melodic compositions and songs structures that reflect the width of Mihaly's experience. His collaborators in his Shimmering Leaves Ensemble - trumpet and horn player Ara Anderson (Tom Waits, Tin Hat Trio) and saxophonist David Boyce (Broun Fellinis). The group develops Mihaly's compositions with instrumental color created by harmonies and melodic simultaneous improvisation. Perhaps the main pleasure listeners will take from the music is its tunefulness unusual for a heavily improvisatory record from a trio of percussion and two horns. The haunting themes and melodies stay with you long after the music stops playing."
Langhorne Slim & Or, the Whale @ the Independent.

9-17 friday.
Secession Art & Design Happy Hour. 3361 Mission/30th. 6.30-9.30pm
Wine will flow, friends will be met, fashion will be had! Lots of surf, yoga, and nature inspired design. Most likely a food cart outside and live music inside.  Look for our Park(ing) Day spot outside earlier in the day! 

9-18 saturday.

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

The Moanin' Dove & The New Up @ Cafe du Nord.

Snob Theatre w/ Con Brio & Poor Bailey @ the Dark Room.

9-19 sunday.

SeaweedSway Showcase w/ KILLBOSSA, VANESSA VERLEE & JEREMY ROURKE, & ANNA ASH @ the MAKE-OUT ROOM! Jeremy Dalmas hosting & re-enacting the Oregon Trail. 
$7. 7pm doors/8pm show.


(check out jeremy's music set to original stop motion animation at:


this month putting together a full-scale reenactment of the classical Apple II video game Oregon Trail!!

see full description at or re-read the top of this message. :)

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.
check for details later today or tomorrow!!

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

9-24 friday.
Conspiracy of Venus, first mini-show of the season, at Yerba Buena Center for the ARts! Early show 6pm.

9-26 sunday.
Restorative Yoga at the Yoga Loft. $10 Community Class. 6:30-8pm. 321 Divisadero St. @ Page.

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

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.
new daytrotter session:

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 theSeaweedSway 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. 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 housingannouncements 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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thanks for spreading the word!

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