Tuesday, November 30, 2010

tonight: Sonya Cotton, The Red River, & Ayla Nereo! Thursday: Annie Bacon's Folk Opera ~ Liberation Institute Benefit ~ + Audiafauna & The Seedy Naturalists @ Swedish Hall!

dear seaweedsway-ers!
hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving!
i'm writing to send you a usual list of recommended events in the bay area for the next few weeks, plus i want to highlight a few shows that seaweedsway is presenting or helping with this week, that are going to be really really awesome.

Tonight!!!! Sonya Cotton, The Red River, and Ayla Nereo play at Viracocha, and it's the debut of hand-harvested seaweed for sale at SeaweedSway shows!!! The Red River are touring from Long Beach (though I think they used to hail from Portland), in support of their new album, Little Songs about the Big Picture, which is really really good. Come see them while you have the chance, and enjoy two of the Bay Area's finest songstresses, Sonya and Ayla, all together for one night, in the wonderful antique shop Viracocha. Doors 7:30 / Show at 8.

Thursday! Another big night - the record release of Annie Bacon's Folk Opera - promises to be incredible. Not only will you witness a locally grown folk opera, that was written and composed on the ukulele by Annie, but all proceeds go to benefit The Liberation Institute, a local mental health non-profit! Audiafauna from Santa Cruz co-headline, and The Seedy Naturalists open, in the beautiful historical Swedish American Hall. The live show and recording feature Joe Lewis (Os Beaches, Honeycomb) on the upright bass, Elizabeth Greenblatt (the OSHEN) singing the lead character, Joel Dean vocalizing the Old Man and the Mechanic, Savannah Jo Lack (Ruth Gerson), giving voice to Aunt Sara and playing fiddle, Annie Bacon playing the ukulele and singing Rita, the waitress, Dave Scott (Boz Scaggs, Rosemary Clooney) on trumpet, and a Townsfolk Choir of Bay Area singers. 


Saturday: Peter Case, Sean Hayes, and Kasey Anderson are playing at Amnesia! 9pm.

Details for these shows and more are below. Hope to see you at as many of them as you can fit in. Thanks for reading!

Tue Nov 30, 2010
5:30pm - 7:30pm   
Bloom. Wake. Swarm. A Video Installation Presented By Emily Ritz
Where: California College of the Arts 1111 Eight Street San Francisco, CA 94107
Description: Bloom. Wake. Swarm. November 29th to December 4th Opening Reception http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128996950490876

7:30pm - 11pm   
Sonya Cotton, The Red River, and Ayla Nereo at Viracocha!
Where: Viracocha, 998 Valencia St. @ 21st St., San Francisco, CA
The Red River (all the way up from LongBeach!) -http://www.myspace.com/theredriver
Ayla Nereo (of BeatbeatWhisper) -http://www.aylanereo.com
Wed Dec 1, 2010
8pm - 12am   
Bay Area Bourgeois Presents: James and Evander, Elephant and Castle
Where: Era Art Bar and Lounge, 19 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA

9pm - 12am   
The New Up, M80 Mailbox, bernadette, Crackerjack Highway w-DJ JackFrost!
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA
Description: The BISS Silver Holiday Ball is a party of epic proportions that alsoserves a
purpose: a portion of proceeds will be donated to Blue Bear to help the school's scholarship

Thu Dec 2, 2010
7pm - 11:30pm   
SeaweedSway Presents: A Benefit for the Liberation Institute with Annie Bacon's Folk Opera, AudiaFauna, and The Seedy Naturalists!
Where: Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market St., San Francisco, CA
Annie Bacon’s Folk Opera – written and composed on the ukulele, funded by its community via Kickstarter.com, and recorded live at The Tower Studios in San Francisco's Mission District – is set to release on Thursday December 2nd at the Swedish American Hall, as part of a benefit for the community mental health non-profit Liberation Institute. Santa Cruzian phenom Audiafauna co-headlines and the Seedy Naturalists open. Tickets for the show are $12advance/$15door, or $40 for a VIP ticket which includes dinner and a meet/greet with the artists. Tickets available at http://www.theFolkOpera.com or by visiting the Swedish American Hall’s calender at http://www.cafedunord.com/?temp=calendar.

The Folk Opera is a haunting and triumphant extended musical suite tracing the events of a single afternoon that expand into life-changing moments for a few different people in a small town, written for ukulele, upright bass, fiddle, trumpet, and multiple voices. Described by various delighted listeners as a diverse and eclectic cross between A Prairie Home Companion, Neko Case, Jeff Darnielle, Patty Griffin, and Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” Annie Bacon’s The Folk Opera is, in fact, a musical world unto itself, with few, if any, antecedents in musical history. Its haunting and simple melodies, beautiful soaring harmonies and captivating folk and bluegrass rhythms are memorable after only one hearing, and the characters are so indelibly drawn, you’ll feel like you know them.
Fri Dec 3, 2010 
Devotionals, Tim Cohen's Magick Trick, David and Joanna at EverGold
an intimate evening amidst the plow and plumet of the tenderloin...
8pm - 12am   
Ever Isles, Tiny Home, Vampire Lakehouse (Kacey Johansing and Griff Snyder), Rob Shelton and surprise guest

Sat Dec 4, 2010
9pm - 12am   
Peter Case, Sean Hayes, and Kasey Anderson at Amnesia
Where: Amnesia, 853 Valencia St. between 19th and 20th, San Francisco, CA
Kasey Anderson http://www.myspace.com/kaseyanderson 9pm. $20

* Benefit show for Maliea * Grass Widow, Hits, Rank/Xerox, Swanifant
Where: Stork Club in Oakland
Description: Sliding scale $ Door This is a benefit show toraise money for Maliea Croy's
medical expenses, specifically her needfor an assistance dog and any other alternative
Sun Dec 5, 2010
8pm - 11pm   
All My Pretty Ones, Passenger and Pilot, and Oceanography
Where: The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA
Mon Dec 6, 2010
8:30pm - 11:30pm  
il gato with Mt. St. Helens Vietnam band and The Globes at the Rickshaw Stop
Where: Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA
Description: il gato will be playing the opening slot. They go on at 9PM. Come join the excitable baroque-ness! http://www.ilgato.com or http://ilgato.tumblr.com

Tue Dec 7, 2010
7:30pm - 10:30pm   
Fight Fire With Fire Benefit with Rupa and the April Fishes, Quinn DeVeaux, Rob Reich, Paper Dolls, and more
Where: Coda Jazz Supper Club
Description: ".....I'm an ordinary guy/ Burning down the house/ Hold tight, waittill the party's over/ Hold tight, we're in for nasty weather/ Fightin'fire with fire...." ---david byrne (talking heads) Hello there from anordinary guy who's house burned down. What?! Yes thats right, if facebook didnt alert you to the fact a while back, I along with 4 other lovely roommates had to move from our mission house after coming home one day to find a smoking pile of rubble where our humble abode used to be...

8:30pm - 11:30pm   
Conspiracy of Beards, Ruby Howl, and Gilded Rooks ~ Cafe Du Nord
Where: Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market St., San Francisco, CA
Description: Doors open at 7:30, show at 8:30. $10
Thu Dec 9, 2010
5:30pm - 9:30pm   
Sierra Helvey Studio Show and Reception
Where: Lynne Rutter Studio, 2325 Third Street #207 , San Francisco, CA
Description: A Painting show of Sierra Helvey’s latest work Please join us at the studio for a reception and special show (and sale) , Dec 9th5:30-9:30pm ( looking though a window into my space ) Beginning with astudy and awareness of form, playing with it on an intuitive level. Ilike complexity and distortion that occurs when you simply interpretsomething into two dimensions. In this physical translation, there isgrate capacity for experimentation. My images are a mixture of masculine and feminine.
6pm - 10pm   
Bay Area Holiday Party for Hellraisers! (Rainforest Action Network)
Where: Brunos; 2389 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

Fri Dec 10, 2010
Possible Attic Show at the Rusty Nail in the works...
Sat Dec 11, 2010
10am - 4pm   
East Bay Alternative Press Fesitval
Where: Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA

7:30pm - 10:30pm   
Andrew Bancroft and Michael Musika at the Yoga Loft !
Where: The Yoga Loft, 321 divisadero st. @ page st., San Francisco, CA
Description: Songwriter Superfriends Michael Musika and Andrew Bancroft team up forone
night of melodic medicine and creative crime fighting. Musika spinsspooky lyrical magic,
approaching the release of his new album TheMusician’s Handbook of Spells. Bancroft is better known onstage as thegangsta-rappin Jelly Donut, but he’s getting sentimental in his oldage. Both musicians will perform solo acoustic sets, interspersed withpoetic musings and/or fart jokes. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164098930289154

Sun Dec 12, 2010
8:30pm - 11:30pm   
Sean Hayes in Anais Mitchell's Hadestown Folk Opera
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
Hadestown isa  folk opera based on the orpheus myth and set in a post-apocolyptic american depression era :: songs by anais mitchell :: score by michaelchorney :: produced by todd sickafoose :: staging by ben t. matchstick
musicians: HADES~ JOHN ELLIOTT from LA
Tue Dec 14, 2010
9pm - 11:30pm   
Ash Reiter, Dominique Leone, Poor Sweet Creatures at Amnesia!
Where: 853 Valencia St. Amnesia

Fri Dec 17, 2010
8pm - 11pm   
The Mother Hips and the blank tapes at the Great American Music Hall!
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
Description: Mother Hips, the blank tapes and Neal Casal (the Cardinals)!

9pm - 12am   
Silian Rail at Hemlock Tavern w/Honeycomb and Summer Darling
Where: Hemlock Tavern, SF
Sat Dec 18, 2010
7:30pm - 12am   
The Mother Hips, Or, the Whale, and Conspiracy of Venus at the Great American Music Hall
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA
Description: We are honored to opening for the Mother Hips for one of their annual holiday
shows at the Great American Music Hall. We are going first, so please get there early!

Sat Dec 18, 2010
Doors 9:30pm/ Show 10pm
il gato with Rupa Marya at Snob Theater
Where: The Dark Room (2263 Mission Street, between 18th and 19th Street)
Description: A night of comedy and music presented by local blog Kata Rokkar, featuring music from il gato (http://www.ilgato.com or http://tumblr.ilgato.com and Rupa (from Rupa and the April Fishes). Comedy from Vladimir Khlynin, Casey Ley, Janine Brito, Joey Bragg

Sun Dec 19, 2010
7:30pm - 11:30pm   
SeaweedSway Showcase with The Beehavers, Sour Mash Hug Band, New Cadence, and Magic Leaves' Chasing the Moon Premier!
Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA
Description: Another full moon seaweed sway showcase (well, a couple of days before), with live music from The Beehavers, Sour Mash Hug Band, and New Cadence as well as the premier of Magic Leaves' Chasing the Moon episode.* 
The Beehavers ~~~> http://www.myspace.com/drleper 
...Magic Leaves (Chasing the Moon video podcast premier!)... http://myspace.com/magicleaves http://www.magicleavesmusic.com
Chasing the Moon --> http://chasingthemoon.pdcst.co

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. I am also teaching an all-levels vinyasa class at 4:30pm on Saturday this week and a beginner's class (backbending theme) on Wednesday December 8th at 7:30. Each class is only $10! Check out http://theloftsf.com and http://seaweedswayyoga.blogspot.com for more details. 321 divisadero st. @ page.

SUPPORT BETH CUSTER bringing her band to the Republic of Georgia to play "the Grandmother" via KICKSTARTER, 1 day left: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/845972859/beth-custer-ensemble-tours-republic-of-georgia-in-0

SEAN HAYES FREE SONG DOWNLOAD (via Subaru): "Help spread the word to new ears via the Facebook page for the 'Powerful Stuff' Subaru commercial. Download 'Powerful Stuff' for free from Nov 17th - 30th. Even if you already have the track, please help us by downloading it via this page and sending it to all your friends." http://on.fb.me/subarusong

HOUSING LIST: if you're looking for housing in the sf bay, you can sign up to receive emails or browse recent posts at http://groups.google.com/group/looking-for-housing / 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: http://groups.google.com/group/looking-for-jobs-in-sf-bay-area

EVENT SUBMISSION: if you'd like to submit an event, please write to me at seaweedsway@gmail.com 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*

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