Saturday, November 13, 2010

Steve Taylor, DaMaDa, and Ever Isles + Devotionals' Chasing the Moon~ Sunday Nov. 21 @ the Make-Out Room! SeaweedSway Showcase!!

Sunday November 21st

SeaweedSway and Chasing the Moon Present:
STEVE TAYLOR and The Heirloom Seeds
and the premier of DEVOTIONALS' Chasing the Moon episode
an EARLY show at the Make-Out Room
on the Full Beaver Moon

Address: 3225 22nd St. between Mission and Valencia
Tickets: $7 at the door
RSVP on facebook:
Time: 7:30 doors. 8-11:30pm show
Press Inquiries (including ticket giveaways), please contact Jessie Woletz, (415) 515-7604

This is the first time the SeaweedSway Showcase is on the full moon, so we are combining forces and releasing a Chasing the Moon episode as well! Going to be a very special night crossing circles and genres. Descriptions of all the wonderful groups involved are below. Hope to see you there.
With a sound steeped in the sunlit tones of Laurel Canyon, the mid 60’s pop and R&B of the Brill Building, and the lo-fi synths of early prog rock, Oakland resident Steve Taylor makes heartfelt soul music that pushes the envelope of the singer/songwriter genre. A multi-instrumentalist with a surprisingly diverse background, including stints in black gospel churches, avant-garde psych-rock bands, and most recently as the keyboardist in Brushfire Records band Rogue Wave; he layers vintage organs, pianos, analog synthesizers, and dead drums, creating a sound that’s both modern and thoroughly informed by 70’s AM rock.

damada is a true musical child of two cultures, the melodies of china mixed with the improvisations of america. reharmonized chinese songs from folkloric, pop, and eastern opera styles mixed with instrumentation and musical dialogue from american sources and beyond, this is a uniquely accessible, exotic, and fresh take on the cultures bridged by the grand pacific.

Band is a three-piece with Lourdana, the singer, who is from mainland China; and her husband is an amazing guitarist and composer/arranger, Marc Schmitz. Dave Mihaly plays drums and Asian percussion.

San Francisco based dream folk duo, Kaitlyn Smith & Jeremy Harris - stream their new album!

Prayers.ruminations...plain existence. Devotionals is only a moniker set to represent the thing we all do upon our awakening. It is a statement of existence, and the rumination on the "how to" of the everyday breathe.

The band is Tyson Vogel (Two Gallants), Anton Patzner (Judgment Day), Jeff Blair, and sometimes includes Andrew Maguire (Honeycomb), Emily Ritz (Honeycomb), & Lewis Patzner (Judgement Day). Based around the guitar compositions of the Tyson, Anton invigorates the space with his inspired form of violin mastery and intuition, Jeff percussive sensitivity and heart. Giving a nod of reverence to what has come before in forms of Rachmaninov to John Fahey, to the unknown echos of the street musician, these songs, in form mostly instrumental, represent only the beat of the heart, and the ache to understand.

with your host JEREMY DALMAS!

Chasing the Moon is a monthly local music video podcast that is celebrated with a live show and screening of the new episode on the full moon each month. See past episodes and the current one of Thao & Mirah, at

From about the Full Beaver Moon of November: "This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon."

SeaweedSway is an evolving project by Jessie Woletz and friends, with an intention to encourage, cultivate, and support community through music, yoga, and nature events. SeaweedSway presents and promotes music shows and events, featuring musicians and artists who share similar creative intentions. SeaweedSway was a term first used by Karl Blau and Jessie to describe the way people danced during BrightBlack Morning Light at a Great American Music Hall show, then it became a list of recommended events in the Bay Area. Get updates of future events and stay connected through the links below:

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