Friday, November 12, 2010

Tonight: Benoit Pioulard & Lazarus EARLY @ Amnesia (6:30-9:30)! Thursday: Conspiracy of Venus @ the Milk Bar! Sunday: Steve Taylor, DaMaDa, Ever Isles & Devotionals Chasing the Moon @ Make-Out Room!

Dear SeaweedSway-ers,
I wanted to let you know about a bunch of shows this week, starting with tonight, an EARLY SeaweedSway show, featuring Benoit Pioulard and Lazarus at Amnesia (6:30-9:30)!  Benoit Pioulard (experimental-folk) is touring through from Portland, OR! Lazarus (soul-psychadelic) is awesome and  local. I am excited to hear them play tonight (new music!) and  encourage you to make it your first stop of the night. It’s also the first SeaweedSway show at Amnesia, a treasured and favorite venue, so will be a special evening indeed.

To further entice you to come, SF Weekly just posted this great interview with Benoit: and the show is listed in SF Weekly's 10 things to do under $10 blog, compiled by Emily Savage:
Come to the show, please!! :)

This coming week, please clear your schedule for some more SeaweedSway shows:

*Thurs. Nov. 18th RaZor Skyline, Conspiracy of Venus, and  Fuzzpod at the Milk Bar (venue switch), co-presented with the Songbird Festival! a neat and  unique blend of genres! 7:30 doors/8:30 show starts

*Friday Nov. 19th Attic Show and  Birthday Party for Mikey Siegel w/ Michael Musika and  Indianna Hale / party 8 til it ends / music 8:30-11

*Sunday Nov. 21st on the Full Moon: SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Steve Taylor, Damada (jazz trio featuring Dave Mihaly), and  Ever Isles at the Make-Out Room. Devotionals' Chasing the Moon episode will be premiered here! woah! this show is filled to the brim w/ musical goodness on the night of the full moon, will you come soak it up

*Maybe an Oakland house show Wednesday as well (see below)

giant list of SeaweedSway event recommendations:
go to and click "agenda" anytime through the week for updates...
blue-green events are SeaweedSway presented or are extra highly recommended.

Fri Nov 12, 2010
3pm - 6pm   Live birthday show on Pirate Cat Radio with Diamond Dave
Where: Pirate Cat Radio Cafe, 21st and Flordia , San Francisco, CA
Description: Open Mic Spoken Word Singing Word @ 400 Come one Come all be heardaround the planet

Fri Nov 12, 2010
6:30pm - 9:30pm   
SeaweedSway Presents: Benoit Pioulard and  Lazarus at Amnesia ~ Early Show!
Where: Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA
*benoit pioulard* "Pioulard's distinctive process of melding opposites into a unified whole is a raret talent and one that will always be welcomed." -Skyscraper
"Pioulard'swork is a remarkably effortless cohabitation between bedroom electronics and wistful songwriting." -The Wire
RSVP/Invite Friends/Re-Post: ref=ts
SF Weekly great interview with Benoit:
and the show is listed in SF Weekly's 10 things to do under $10 blog, compiled by Emily Savage:

Fri Nov 12, 2010
8pm - 10:30pm
Sonya Cotton and David Berkeley at Freight and Salvage!
Where: Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
Description: We're opening the evening, so please come at 8 sharp! Then comes David Berkeley: We've got some new songs, and KellyMcFarling will be singing harmonies with us! Freight and Salvage is anall ages venue, get your tickets here: eventId=3059985 We hope to see you there.

Sat Nov 13, 2010 5 - 10pm   
SF Arts Quarterly Symposium w/ Live Music from Birds and  Batteries, Holy Shit, Passenger and  Pilot - FREE!
Where: San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St. between taylor and jones
Description: SFAQ Symposium /The San Francisco Arts Quarterly (SFAQ)
The San Francisco Arts Quarterly (SFAQ) is proud to announce a Symposium in celebration of our third issue.
Schedule: Hosted Wine tasting 5-6pm Artesa Winery, 6-7:30 Panel Discussion and  Symposium, OPEN Bar 7-10, Live Music 7:30-10
RSVP/Tell Friends: ref=ts

Sun Nov 14, 2010  1pm - 10:30pm   
Club Foot Orchestra (w/ Beth Custer!) plays 3 Classic Silent Scores
Where: Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Description: Club Foot Orchestra will perform at the Castro Theatre! We will beperforming
Sherlock Jr at 1 PM and  4 PM, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari at 6PM, and Nosferatu at 8 PM.
See foronline tickets.

Sun Nov 14, 2010  8pm - 11pm   
Eleanor Murray,Tether Horse, Kacey Johansing and  Emily Ritz (yesway!)!!!
Where: Kokoro Studio, 682 Geary St, San Francisco

Sun Nov 14, 2010  8pm - 11:30pm   
The Beehavers, Shareef Ali and  The Radical Folksonomy and Faster, Faster!
Where: Kimo's Bar and  Penthouse Lounge, 1351 Polk St. (at Pine), San Francisco,CA
Description: A night of raucous yet heartfelt indie rock! The Beehavers serve up their own
brand of wry melodrama: Shareef Ali and  The Radical
Folksonomy play lyrical indie folk, and willdebut some new material at this show! http://www. Faster,Faster! strikes a balance between trembling vulnerability and boot-
stomping clamor. All of the bands have above average looks!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 9pm - 12am   
The Beehavers, Ash Reiter, Boy Eats Drum Machine, CArs and Trains
Where: The Blue MaCaw , 2565 Mission St, San Francisco, CA ~~~~ TheBeehavers  

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9pm - 12am   
Magic Leaves (solo show) w/ Rachel Fannan ( formerly of Sleepy Sun )
Where: Van Kleef - Oakland, 1621 Telegraph Ave
Description: Magic Mellowness.

Wed Nov 17, 2010* 8-12am
Reed Turner, Devotionals, and  friends Oakland House show
at the Ivy Hill House ~ check for updates ~ ***the date may switch, stay tuned...

Thu Nov 18, 2010
7:30pm - 11:30pm   
SeaweedSway and  the Songbird Fest Present: The RaZor Skyline, Conspiracy of Venus and Fuzzpod at the Milk Bar!
Where: Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., Across from Amoeba Records in Upper Haight; SF
Description: Doors at 7:30 pm, Show Starts at 8:30 pm sharp! Tickets - $10
The RaZorSkyline In a world full of bands that find their sound and then go onto put out the same song and album over and over again, The RaZorSkyline reject that formula and strive to bring together disparatemusical influences to create new and original albums over and overagain. They’ve been labelled goth, industrial...
Conspiracy of Venus will be showcasing two new songs!
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Fri Nov 19, 2010
8pm - 12am (music from 8:30-11pm)
Attic Show w/ Indianna Hale and  Michael Musika for Mikey Siegel's Birthday! Where: 843 Hayes St. Apt. C between Webster and  Fillmore.
Description: Bring $5-10 to support the musicians; there will be delicious drinks for sale, maybe some really good Mikey-made smoothies too, so bring $ for that if you want some... will be a cozy show, bring friends who will be respectful of the space. the first in what might become a monthly series in Mikey's attic.

Sun Nov 21, 2010 - FULL MOON!
SeaweedSway and  Chasing the Moon Present: STEVE TAYLOR, DaMaDa (feat. Dave Mihaly), EVER ISLES, and the premier of Devotionals' Chasing the Moon Episode ~an EARLY show at the Make-Out Room
Address: 3225 22nd St. between Mission and  Valencia
Tickets: $7 at the door
RSVP on facebook and  invite friends please!:
Time: 7:30 doors. 8-11pm show
1st time the SeaweedSway Showcase falls on a full moon, so we're doubling up and releasing a Chasing the Moon episode on the same night!

With a sound steeped in the sunlit tones of Laurel Canyon, the mid 60’s pop and Rand 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 members: a very great singer from mainland china named Lourdana and her husband an amazing guitarist and composer/arranger Marc Schmitz. Dave Mihaly plays drums and Asian percussion. The band is extremely unique, accessible and truly a child of two cultures. Lourdana is incredible and had a fascinating life story.

San Francisco based dream folk duo, Kaitlyn Smith and  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 recently has grown to include Andrew Maguire, Emily Ritz, and  Lewis Patzner. 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 and  Mirah, at
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Tues Nov 30, 2010
7:30pm - 11:30pm
SeaweedSway Presents: Sonya Cotton, The Red River (pdx), and  Ayla Nereo of BeatBeat Whisper @ Viracocha

Wed Dec 1, 2010
9pm - 12am   
The New Up, M80 Mailbox, bernadette, Crackerjack Highway w-DJ JackFrost!
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA

Thu Dec 2, 2010
7pm - 11:30pm   
SeaweedSway Presents: A Benefit for the Liberation Institute with AnnieBacon's Folk Opera, AudiaFauna, and  The Seedy Naturalists
Where: Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market St., San Francisco, CA
Description: Seaweed Sway Presents a benefit for the Liberation Institute: Annie Bacon’s
crowd-funded Folk Opera album release at the Swedish AmericanHall in San Francisco
December 2nd With audiafauna (Santa Cruz) and TheSeedy Naturalists Annie Bacon’s Folk
Opera – written and composed onthe ukulele, funded by its community via,
and recordedlive at The Tower Studios in San Francisco's Mission District – is setto release on Thursday December 2nd at the Swedish American Hall, as part of a benefit for the Liberation Institute. RSVP/Invite Friends/Re-Post: ref=t

Sat Dec 11, 2010  7:30pm - 10:30pm
Michael Musika and  Andrew Bancroft at the Yoga Loft!

If you’ve made it this far, here are a few more things I’d like to share:

YOGA CLASSES: I am teaching yoga classes weekly on Saturdays and Sundays at the Yoga Loft. Saturday is a Gentle Hatha class from 12:45-2pm and  Sunday is a Restorative Class from 6:30-8pm. Each class is only $10! Check out and for more details. 321 divisadero st. @ page.

SEAN HAYES WEST COAST FALL TOUR: tell your friends! Sean is on tour now! check the dates at or go to the facebook event page to invite your friends: ref=ts

SUPPORT BETH CUSTER bringing her band to the Republic of Georgia to play "the Grandmother" via KICKSTARTER, 20 days left:

Thanks for VOTING FOR my nephew ALEX: he won the Hazelnut Kids contest! :)

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 me the facebook link OR (if there is no fb page for it) send a short description (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 or i totally forgot! please remind me and i'll try to add it or possibly promote it in other ways...
thank you for reading and  participating in community events !!

connect with Seaweed Sway in other realms:
thanks for spreading the word!
*this is a weekly or so list of bay area music shows, with some yoga and  nature events*

PS - if you can help me w/ blog & email & facebook formatting for this list, let me know!!!

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