Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WEDNESDAY: Buxter Hoot'n, Mark Matos and Os Beaches, and Magic Leaves! SUNDAY: Sea of Bees' Chasing the Moon + SeaweedSway w/ Kelly McFarling, Sandy's, and Backlit! WED 1/19: Conspiracy of Venus @ Cafe du Nord!!

hello and happy 1-11-11! any big new years resolutions/intentions?? 
...this week & next, please save the dates & save your dates for so many good shows...

Wednesday, SeaweedSway presents Buxter Hoot’n, Mark Matos & Os Beaches, & Magic Leaves @ Bottom of the Hill! (a mix of psychadelic-folk-rock-americana) I’m excited for this one - it’s gonna be more rocking than some of the other shows SeaweedSway has presented, at a venue with a rocking history - have seen some of my favorite all-time shows there... and I know this will be another! Good way to celebrate the middle of the week (really) - only $8 for a fun night - bring friends and/or make new ones!!

Sunday is the SeaweedSway Showcase! Live music from Kelly McFarling, Sandy’s,& Backlit + Sea of Bees’ Chasing the Moon episode premier! Jeremy Dalmas & the Absurdists will be hosting & re-enacting old game shows between sets. Sandy’s is Alexi Glickman of the Botticellis & Little Wings, joined by Steve Taylor on keys & Jeremy Black of Apollo Sunshine on drums. Backlit is a project of Deborah Steinberg from Conspiracy of Venus. We are celebrating the Full Wolf Moon (or Full Old Moon), which actually falls on Wednesday of next week (we’re early). only $7. 7:30-11 so you can get to bed in time to sleep in time to get up for work on Monday - but wait! Many people have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, so even more reason to come and hear good music and stay out a little later. See you there!

Next Wednesday, on the night of the actual Full Wolf Moon, Conspiracy of Venus will be singing our hearts out at Cafe du Nord, co-headlining with neo-soul-jazz supergroup The Congress. Opening will be jazz singer Mindi Hadan, sharing her unique blend of R & B influenced, country flavored, jazz standards. Conspiracy of Venus is an alt-choir I’m in - we sing the songs of Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bill Withers, Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington, Joyce McBride (our director), & more. Tickets are $10 & we encourage early purchasing at http://cafedunord.com This will be our last SF show singing a full set until the Spring.

Speaking of dates, & saving them, if you still need a calendar for 2011, I still recommend the Poor SF Bastard's Almanac & Weekly Organizer! it has all sorts of neat locally relevant info - free museum days, open mics, last BART times, moon phases, pesticide levels of common produce, which anti-gay companies to boycott, supervisor's contact info, ukulele & guitar fretboard & chords, MUNI OWL map, etc. email Stephen at SFresourceGuide@gmail.com to buy them direct (& pay less - only $8) or pick one up at dog-eared books, Needles Ånd Pens, or other local bookstores.

Thanks for reading & hope to see you Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, & next Wednesday! :) SERIOUSLY! (It's the New Year's SeaweedSway Challenge.) If you're out of town, please still check out the links & listen to some good SF music, and as always, feel free to pass this message along.

:::SeaweedSway Shows:::
Please check http://bit.ly/seaweedswaycalendar for the full list (& link it to your calendar!) & http://facebook.com/theseaweedsway for updates thru the week. Blue-green shows are SeaweedSway presented; I had to differentiate them somehow!

Wed Jan 12, 2011
8:30pm - 12am   
SeaweedSway Presents: Buxter Hoot'n, Mark Matos & Os Beaches, & Magic Leaves!
Where: Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St. (17th @ Missouri), SF. 9pm. 21+. $8
Description: Mixin' it up a little. With a psychadelic-folk-rock SeaweedSway show to start the new year! Begin
2011 with a "CAN'T MISS" local show! Its the first show of the year for all the bands.
Buxter Hoot'n and Os Beaches are both coming off of full scale national tours and have new material and directions to unveil for the occasion. Both groups are also in the process of finishing up brand new albums... Magic Leaves was just featured on local bay area full moon podcast Chasing the Moon. Come out and enjoy a night of their musical radness! Hope to see you!! 

RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173461036008387

Buxter Hoot’n
http://vimeo.com/17912528 (they start around 14:41 - Hillbilly Heroin)

Mark Matos & Os Beaches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRDy3XgA-C0 (a past performance at Bottom of the Hill!)

Magic Leaves

Thurs Jan 13, 2011 (1 of 2)
8:30pm - 11:30pm   
Lia Rose Debut Album Release Show w/ Devotionals
Where: The Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Description: Show will benefit Free the Hikers! (http://www.freethehikers.org) Devotionals opens the show: (http://www.myspace.com/buildingsofheart) This will be a special seated show, all ages, $12 Doors 8:30pm Show 9:30pm RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141226615932966

Thurs Jan 13, 2011 (2 of 2)
9pm - 12am   
Obo Martin, Michael Musika, & FpodBpod @ the Hemlock
Where: the Hemlock , 1131 Polk st, San Francisco, CA
(not sure what the order of bands will be)
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146373718746733

Sat Jan 15, 2011 (AM)
12:45pm - 2pm   
Gentle Hatha Yoga at the Yoga Loft
Where: The Yoga Loft, 321 Divisadero St. @ Page.
Description: $10 community class. ongoing saturdays. http://theloftsf.com

Sat Jan 15, 2011 (PM)
8:30pm - 11:30pm   
Nicki Bluhm (CD Release), The Blank Tapes, & Dave Mulligan
Where: Cafe du Nord, SF
Description: w/ DJ Charles Gonzales. Presale $10, Door $12
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156922261020638

Sun Jan 16, 2011
7:30pm - 11:30pm
SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Kelly McFarling, Sandy's, & Backlit! Sea of Bees’ Chasing the Moon episode premier!
Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA
Description: We've got another full evening in honor of the full wolf moon, with Sea of Bees' Chasing the Moon episode release, and live music from Kelly McFarling (banjo folkstress), Sandy's (pop songwriter Alexi Glickman from the Botticellis & drummer of Little Wings), and Backlit (singer Deborah is from Conspiracy of Venus)! Host Jeremy Dalmas & the Absurdists will be doing a series of old game shows between sets! (The actual full moon falls on Wednesday the 19th at 1:21pm, according to Google's Moon Phases Calendar (which is what we use as the Chasing the Moon authority), so we're celebrating a little bit early!)
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166696476704724

Wed Jan 19, 2011
7:30pm - 12am   
SeaweedSway & the Winter Songbird Fest present: The Congress, Conspiracy of Venus, & Mindi Hadan!
Where: Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA
Description: $10 tickets http://cafedunord.com / doors 7:30, show at 8:30

The Congress
Marcus Cohen founded this project in summer of 2009 when he first met guitarist Vic Wong, drummer Jayme Arredondo, and bassist Mark Allen Piccolo. They then began to lay the foundation for what is now known as The Congress- a mesmerizing 12 piece ensemble of musicians, vocalists,a spoken word artist, and an emcee. The idea was inspired from Marcus' love for "soul, jazz, funk, hip hop, and gospel."

Conspiracy of Venus
Conspiracy of Venus (CoV) is a women's community a cappella group based in San Francisco. Under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride, the 40 women of CoV interpret McBride's daring and inventive arrangements of
songs ranging from the classic (Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi) to the cutting edge (Bjork's Possibly Maybe) with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. The group's repertoire also includes works by Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, and Roger Miller.

Conspiracy of Venus has played to sold out crowds at many San Francisco venues, including The Great American Music Hall, The Palace of Fine Arts, The Independent, The Swedish American Hall, The Rickshaw Stop, The Make-Out Room, and others, sharing bills with the Mother Hips, Or, the Whale, John Vanderslice, The Mountain Goats, Blame Sally, Emily Jane White, and Rupa and the April Fishes, to name a few. The choir is active in community service. They have performed at Dublin State Correctional Facility and played benefits for the Awamaki Peruvian Women's Weaving Collective, The Gulabi Gang, The Ursa Freedom project, In Search of Good
Food, and the Fairmount Elementary FestiVal. Wherever the group performs, Conspiracy of Venus is hailed by audiences as a groundbreaking musical experience.


Mindi Hadan
MINDI HADAN, a rising star on the San Francisco music scene, has been playing to Standing Room Only audiences at the popular nightclub, "Jazz At Pearl's" with her unique blend of R & B influenced, country
flavored, jazz standards.

Born in Nebraska and raised in Texas, Mindi had a true musical education from the Heartland. The youngest of eight children, Mindi grew up singing in the church choir. She spent every Sunday night watching Lawrence Welk, which lead to forming an Acapella four part harmony singing group with her sisters. During these formative years, Mindi's mother introduced her to Big Band music, Polkas and Yodeling.

A turning point of "living in the sticks" was when Mindi discovered the discount cassette bin at the local gas station with $1.99 collections of Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, Judy Garland, and surprisingly, Marilyn Monroe. This eclectic treasure chest was the beginning of Mindi's musical alchemy of combining styles and bringing new interpretations to vintage classics.

RSVP Please! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134068736653391

Fri Jan 21, 2011
8pm - 12am   
One Red Delicious Press presents BIRDLOVESBEE Zine Release Event!
Where: Space Gallery, 1141 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA
Description: 8pm-midnight,
FREE Three truths about this event: 1. Photographer Audra Marie Dewitt and film artist Dennis Maxwell will be showing the work they created for their respective collaborative projects (issues #1 and #2), so you will have the chance to see the photographs one the walls and the film( through an interactive installation) that you will find in the zines. Go here to see the rest:

Sat Jan 22, 2011
8pm - 10pm   
Langhorne Slim @ Fillmore w/ the Old 97s
Where: Fillmore, 1805 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
Description: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140121652705955

Sun Jan 23, 2011
8pm til late
Jake Mann + the Upper Hand (“Parallel South” record release), Grand Lake, & il gato
Where: Bottom of the Hill, 21+. $8 LP/CD for sale
new single and video premiere on the Bay Bridged!

Tues Jan 25, 2011
8pm - 11:30pm   
SeaweedSway Presents: Sonya Cotton, Honeycomb, & Ever Isles!
Where: Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell St
Description: 8 pm $10 tix: http://rickshawstop.com
SONYA COTTON: 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/Hear the Bands @  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177940035551129

Thurs Jan 27, 2011
7:30pm - 12am
JT Nero, Suzanne Vallie, + Tacos & Fire!
Where: Amnesia, 853 Valencia St. in SF
Description: $5. http://amnesiathebar.com
Tacos & Fire ( Fine cheap food & hot beats ) - from Morgan Maki of BiRite -  http://bit.ly/e5UEHp

Sat Jan 29, 2011
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
Tickets: http://bit.ly/iip7zU
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=182818751744007

Mon Feb 14, 2011 - Valentine’s Day!
8pm - 11pm   
SeaweedSway Presents: Chloe Makes Music Album Release Show w/ Honeycomb & Magic Leaves (acoustic-y)
Where: Café Du Nord, 2170 Market St., San Francisco, CA
Description:  Honeycomb (headlining!!) http://www.myspace.com/honeycombmusichttp://chasingthemoon.pdcst.com/2010/04/honeycomb  Chloe Makes Music (Album Release Show!!! New cd produced by Chris Chu of the Morning Benders, new lineup, new songs!) http://www.myspace.com/chloemakesmusic 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:

RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178369898863834

Sun Feb 20, 2011 *birthday show!
7:30pm - 11:30pm   
SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Sugar Candy Mountain, Alameda, & Pancake Breakfast!
Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA
Description: SeaweedSway
Showcase w/ Sugar Candy Mountain (Debut Show!), Alameda (pdx), & Pancake Breaksfast/ Mike Midlo (pdx) with host Jeremy Dalmas &
the Absurdists!  Portland Invasion! Sugar Candy Mountain's Debut Show! and
it’s my birthday!!! Too good to be true! (but it is) $7 for a night of fun & good music SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN
http://www.myspace.com/smokedturkey ALAMEDA 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.
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177219588963002

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 & Sundays at the Yoga Loft. Saturday is a Gentle Hatha class from 12:45-2pm & Sunday is a Restorative Class from 6:30-8pm (except for third Sundays - this
week - when there's a sub so I can be at the SeaweedSway Showcase!). Each class is only $10! Check out
http://theloftsf.com & 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 & 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 Ever Isles this week, Magic Leaves & Ayla Nereo last week, Dina Maccabee a few weeks before: 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 looking-for-housing@googlegroups.com!
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...

thank you for reading & participating in community events !!
*connect with Seaweed Sway in other realms*
*this is a weekly or so list of bay area music shows, with a few yoga & nature events mixed in*
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