Hi! This is an update of a bunch of good shows coming up (see list below), and a reminder about
Tuesday January 25th
~at the Rickshaw Stop~
This is a very special show, and it's an honor for SeaweedSway to present it. Sonya Cotton, Honeycomb, and Ever Isles' music in combination will be profound. Sonya's music, through beautifully woven harmonies, brings appreciation for who and what we have in our lives now, and evokes the memories and remembrance of those we have lost. Honeycomb and Ever Isles sounds are soothing, grooving, soulful, and incredible. You're in for a treat with this one.
Some special additions to the show: We will be selling hand-harvested seaweed and if you still need a calendar/planner for 2011, great! You can buy one at the show! The SF Poor Bastard's Almanac and Weekly Organizer will be available for $8 ($7 if you buy something from the bands too). It has all sorts of neat locally relevant info - free museum days, open mics, meteor showers, fair trade coffee shops, last BART times, moon phases, pesticide levels of common produce, which anti-gay companies to boycott, supervisor's contact info, ukulele and guitar fretboard and chords, MUNI OWL map, etc. We are likely going to offer mini acupressure sessions for people between sets as well.
Address: 155 Fell St. @ Van Ness (near Market St.)
Really hope to see you tonight!! Please read on to see the full list of recommended shows. ~jessie
Please check http://bit.ly/seaweedswaycalendar for the full list (and link it to your calendar!) and http://facebook.com/theseaweedsway for updates thru the week. Blue-green shows are SeaweedSway presented; I had to differentiate them somehow!
Tues Jan 25, 2011
8pm - 11:30pm
SeaweedSway Presents: Sonya Cotton, Honeycomb, and Ever Isles!
Where: Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell St
Description: 8 pm $10 tix: http://rickshawstop.com
Labeled "The Frida Khalo of songwriting," Sonya's compositions are deeply personal, drawing upon her dreams, family, and love; they often come from a place of profound reverence for the natural world and the creatures of the earth.
"Sonya Maria Cotton ... is a really damn fine singer." --Pitchfork
RSVP/ Invite Friends @ http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177940035551129
Thurs Jan 27, 2011
7:30pm - 12am
JT Nero (Chicago), Suzanne Vallie, Ages and Ages (PDX) + Tacos and Fire!
Where: Amnesia, 853 Valencia St. in SF
Description: 9pm. $5. http://amnesiathebar.com
Tacos and Fire: Fine cheap food and hot beats - Bi-Rite butcher Morgan Maki will make gourmet tacos and later, he'll DJ for the dance party after the live music http://bit.ly/e5UEHp
JT Nero (Chicago): http://myspace.com/jtnero
Suzanne Vallie: http://myspace.com/suzannevallie
Ages and Ages (Portland): http://www.myspace.com/agesandages
This is also Chris Powers' bday party!! Come hang out and buy him a taco!!
Fri Jan 28, 2011 (1 of 2)
Loving Cup presents: Marin Headlands Mellowlands Festival
Where: 936 Rosenstock Rd. Sausalito, Ca 94965 (one house past the Hostel StaffHouse)
Description: Starting @ 7:00: SoupDup (Chef Kevin Williams) will be serving gourmet homemade soup out of the kitchen. $4 a bowl. BYOB Music starts @8:30pm * The Range of Light Wilderness, Chandelier, It's For Free, Grace, Ready Steady, Kacey Johansing, Magic Leaves, Sparrows Gate, Rad Cloud, Wasteband * RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122951411107052
Fri Jan 28, 2011 (2 of 2)
8pm - 11pm
Thorny Brocky CD Release Party!
Where: The Red Poppy Art House
Description: Thorny Brocky returns to our favorite intimate performance space to celebrate the new proto franco release of "Floating World Vol. 1". Musical portraits of the unique and vibrant mission district, through the eyes of outsider poets Michael Bernard Loggins, Swan and Bart Alberti.
Sat Jan 29, 2011 (1 of 3)
8pm - 12am
Sean Hayes at the Fillmore with ALO - Benefit for Music in Schools Today
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA
Description: Sean Hayes + full band will play 45 min set supporting..... ALO's annual California Tour d'Amour. http://www.alomusic.com The fifth Tour d'Amour that benefits Music In Schools Today http://www.mustcreate.org
Sat Jan 29, 2011 (2 of 3)
8pm - 11pm
Kath Bloom (Ct), Kacey Johansing, This Frontier Needs Heroes (NY), LeviStrom
Where: The Tower 3435 cesar chavez (between mission and valencia) through the gate!
Description: Kath Bloom is an American singer-songwriter based in Connecticut. Kath is some kind of legend. She comes from a special place where country, blues and folk are made beautifully translucent and emotive. She has a special gift - her almost supernaturally beautiful, wavering soprano is one that has to be heard, with a clear transparent moonlight quality that silences a room. Her songs will burn a hole straight to your soul. Her music has been featured in Richard Linklater’s film Before Sunrise and was honored on a tribute album featuring Devendra Banhart, Bill Callahan, and Mark Kozelek. In 2010, her album Thin Thin Line was released on Mark Kozelek’s label Caldo Verde Records. Since it’s release, Kath has toured all over the US and Europe including a performance at the End of the Road Festival in England.
“Bloom sounds like a woman who has spent years in the wilderness... An earthy, unpretentious presence, she can snap a heart like a twig” -Pitchfork
“One of the most beautiful singers ever. Heartbreaking.” -Devendra Banhart
Devastating songwriting.” -NPR
Sat Jan 29, 2011 (3 of 3)
9pm - 12am
Rachel Goodrich's Bay Area Blamarooni w/ Devotionals at Amnesia!!
Where: Amnesia, 853 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA
Description: Shake-a-billy pioneer, Rachel Goodrich, is paying the bay a visit!Taking a break from her residency in Los Angeles, Rachel will be sharing her awesome tunes, high energy and eclectic world of sound with SF. 9pm 21+ . The Devotionals are opening! $7 at the door. If you're looking for a unique, fun and special Saturday night, come hit Amnesia up! Rachel and The Devotionals will both bring you some seriously good v i b e s!!
Mon Feb 14, 2011 - Valentine’s Day!
8pm - 11pm
SeaweedSway Presents: Chloe Makes Music Album Release Show w/ Honeycomb and Magic Leaves
Where: Café Du Nord, 2170 Market St., San Francisco, CA
Description: Honeycomb (headlining!!)
Chloe Makes Music (Album Release Show!!! New cd produced by Chris Chu of the Morning Benders, new lineup, new songs!)
Magic Leaves http://www.myspace.com/magicleaves
Come spend Valentine's Day with us. Kissing booth at the merch table! Valentine's card-makingstation! If you don't arrive with a date, we'll make sure you leave with one! 8pm sharp / tix: http://cafedunord.com
Sun Feb 20, 2011
7:30pm - 11:30pm
SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Sugar Candy Mountain, Alameda, and Pancake Breakfast! Birthday Show and Potluck! Chasing the Moon!
Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA
Description: SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Sugar Candy Mountain (Debut Show!), Alameda (pdx), and Pancake Breakfast/ Mike Midlo (pdx) with host Jeremy Dalmas and the Absurdists! Portland Invasion! Sugar Candy Mountain's Debut Show! and it’s my birthday!!! Potluck (raw/vegan/organic preferred, but bring what you like to eat)!
Too good to be true! (but it is) $7 for a night of fun and good music
SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN
Alameda is a five pieceband composed of guitar, violin, cello, clarinet, and drums w/ members of Ages and Ages, Crooked Fingers, and the Portland Symphony.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST / MIKE MIDLO
Pancake Breakfast is a nine-member roots machine from Portland, Oregon. Most of these songs were made-up on a little farm, far away from the big city. Mike Midlo wrote them. He tested each one by singing it to the dog and chickens before playing it for the band. That seemed to work out pretty well. The members of Pancake Breakfast like to have a good time. You can hear that on their debut full-length record. Sometimes they holler and make loud noises. You can hear that on the record, too! All the tracks were recorded by Mike Coykendall (She and Him, Blitzen Trapper, M. Ward) in a comfy house near a dormant volcano.
If you’ve made it this far, thank you! Here are a few more share-ables:
YOGA CLASSES: I teach 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 (OK, except this week there is a sub for Saturday's class and the week after it's canceled for a workshop - but after that it's on!). Each class is only $10! Check out http://theloftsf.com and http://seaweedswayyoga.blogspot.com for more details. I'd love to see you there! 321 divisadero st. @ page.
TINY ANTENNA HAVE LARGE RECEPTORS: check out past and future episodes of Elia Vargas's show on Pirate Cat Radio - every Monday 6-8pm. He's been having lots of SeaweedSway bands on there lately, including Suzanne Vallie this week, Ever Isles a few weeks ago, Magic Leaves and Ayla Nereo the week before that, and Dina Maccabee: http://piratecatradio.com/shows/monday/tiny-antenna-have-large-receptors You can stream it live from anywhere at http://piratecatradio.com
HOUSING LIST: if you're looking for housing in the sf bay, 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 help pass along rooms for rent. please post any good room openings to firstname.lastname@example.org!
JOB LIST: http://groups.google.com/group/looking-for-jobs-in-sf-bay-area send me job announcements please!! this list is a little slow right now...
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