Thursday, March 3, 2011

Beth Custer Ensemble & CoV in Berkeley Tonite! New Devotionals Video & FpodBpod Interview! Emily Jane White & Helene Renaut Record Release Wed. @ Cafe du Nord!

Hello everyone & happy March!

Here are some fun news & event highlights, then please read on for the full event list!

Tonight, I'm singing in Conspiracy of Venus at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley and would love to see you there! We're opening for the talented, dynamic, funky, soulful Beth Custer Ensemble - doors at 7 and we sing at 8 sharp. Then we're singing 2 songs w/ BCE to close the night! The venue is only a block from the Downtown Berkeley BART, and as this is a rare East Bay show for us, we especially hope you can make it!

Devotionals have a new video out!! For the song "Misericordia". The song and video are beautiful and profound - filmed on and around the decay and expanse of the shores of the Salton Sea. the song features Tyson Vogel, Anton Patzner, & Lewis Patzner instrumentally - and the video also features Emily Ritz of Honeycomb. here is the link, please take it in & pass it around if you wish:

FpodBpod's Sean Olmstead was just interviewed by contributer Michael Fortes, on his music video-interview series, Parlour to Parlour. Each month, Fortes is peeking into artists' homes and creative processes to discover a bit of what's behind the songs and what makes them tick, this year focusing on a snippet of the Bay Area music scene, with lots of Seaweed Sway favorites. And this episode focuses on FpodBpod - rock and roll with a psychedelic soul. You can see Fortes' full FpodBpod musical report here: and see a performance (w/ Joe Lewis on bass) of unreleased song "Annie": Also check out last month's episode of the Blank Tapes, and stay tuned for future episodes! Thanks to Garrett Eaton for the awesome video footage.

Next Wednesday: Helene Renaut is releasing a real record, the Deer Convention! On vinyl! Emily Jane White and Ed Masuga will be playing too!! At Cafe du Nord. It's going to be a very special night.Hélène's long-awaited album is being released as a limited edition vinyl with download card. Recorded by Jason Quever (Papercuts) and with a roster including Matt Montgomery (Adam Haworth Stevens), Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopard, 13th Month), Jasmyn Wong (Skygreen Leopards) and members of the Mumlers, you know you're in for a treat. Get your tickets now at and if you know anyone who dj's 60's/soul/mo-town/girl groups please have them get in touch!

Friday March 18th Michael Musika is finally releasing his novella and album at the Rickshaw Stop. Also playing are the Brass Menazeri Brass Band & Toshio Hirano. A night of legends. dj Zelijko will be closing the show. There is a beautiful flyer circulating, if you can help pass them out, please let me know... and mark your calendar (& your friends!) for this seance ceremony of the year! Oh yeah and it's right by the Full Moon, so we're releasing a new episode of Chasing the Moon - this time from Sonny & the Sunsets! Advance purchased tickets earn you extra karma points:


SeaweedSway Events
Below is a list of super-recommended shows. You can find the fuller list here: (click "agenda" for a list version) or go here for regular updates on cool events! 

March 3rd - Thursday 
Beth Custer & Conspiracy of Venus @ Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. 
doors 7pm / we sing first at 8pm. then we close the night singing 2 songs w/ the Beth Custer Ensemble!

Little Wings Black Grass Album Release Show w/ live sets from Sandy's & Jeffrey Manson at Park Life. 220 Clement St.

Mark D. Ashworth, Bells, Nadia Shihab @ Kaleidoscope
March 4th - Friday 
Annie Bacon's Folk Opera w/ Maddy Streicek & Lea Grant @ Viracocha.

March 5th - Saturday 
Stan Ridgway (Wall of Voodoo) & We is Shore Dedicated @ Amnesia.
 Doors 8pm / Stan goes 1st at 9pm. $20.

Spring Time Glowing Blue - range of light wilderness, sandy's, ever isles, & the garth hudson river in bolinas at Andrew's house. 5pm on.

March 9th - Wednesday
Emily Jane White, Helene Renaut Record Release, & Ed Masuga at Cafe du Nord, SeaweedSway Presents!

March 11th - Friday

Matt Adam's 30th Bday Party @ the Rusty Nail w/ The Blank Tapes, FpodBpod, Indianna Hale, Sleepy Todd, the Beehavers, & Childlike Divine.
 $5-10. Hayes @ Fillmore. 8pm.

March 15th - Tuesday

The Beehavers, Sour Mash Hug Band, & Passenger & Pilot @ Bottom of the Hill
March 18th - Friday
 Musika Novella-CD Release w/ Brass Menazerie & Toshio Hirano + Sonny & the Sunsets' Chasing the Moon premier for the Full Moon at the Rickshaw Stop, SeaweedSway Presents!
March 20th - Sunday
Audiafauna (Santa Cruz), Graves / Au Dunes (Portland), & Ariel Eisen (SF) @ MakeOut Room, SeaweedSway Showcase!
 Early 7:30-11pm. $7.
April 8th - Friday
Buxter Hoot'n CD Release Show w/ Devotionals at Cafe du Nord

Woven Screening (Elia Vargas's film), Honeycomb & Ever Isles @ ATA

Benefit Concert & Ocean-Themed Art Auction for Ocean Science Adventures at 111 Minna
Girls in Trouble, Jascha Hoffman, & poets in the Mission @ Viracocha
The Blank Tapes Album Release, Little Wings, Rad Cloud, & Kacey Johansing @ the Great American Music Hall, Loving Cup Presents

April 17th - Sunday
SeaweedSway Showcase @ the Make-Out Room!

May 7-8th - Saturday & Sunday 
Fundraiser for Zambaleta - New Music Venue & School in the Mission - Presented by Joe Lewis - Lineup TBA soon!


A few more things:

YOGA CLASSES Saturday & Sunday: 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. Each class is only $10! Check out & for more details. I'd love to see you there! 321 divisadero st. @ page.

TINY ANTENNA HAVE LARGE RECEPTORS Radio Show: 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 - The Beehavers were this week, Helene Renaut is next Monday, & Michael Musika is on the week after. You can stream it live from anywhere and hear past shows at (formerly

HOUSING LIST - post or sign up: if you're looking for housing in the sf bay, sign up to receive emails or browse recent posts at / it's a google group i started to help pass along rooms for rent. please post any good room openings to!

JOB LIST - post or sign up: send me job announcements please!! this list is a little slow right now...


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Thank you for reading & participating in community events!! Please let me know if you are getting this twice or if you'd like to unsubscribe at any time! This is a weekly or so list of bay area music shows, with a few yoga & nature events mixed in.

Photo and Caption by Antonio Busiello from

Anacapa Arch

I took this picture of Anacapa Arch last November. Visibility is usually good during October and November at the Channel Islands but that day was incredible. It was a perfect day; calm water, strong sun, and great visibility. I also helped myself with the underwater strobe. 

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