Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tonite! Emily Jane White, Helene Renaut Record Release, Ed Masuga @ Cafe du Nord! Friday: Matt Adams' Bday Party w/ Blank Tapes & Friends! Friday 3/18 Michael Musika Seance of Spells

Happy belated International Women's Day and Mardi Gras! ...Here are 3 upcoming events that SeaweedSway is presenting + a longer list of good shows + a few more news and announcements below that!... This list is meant to be passed on, please forward to friends who are looking for stuff to do or new music to check out and thanks as always for receiving these notices. :)

**Tonight! Wednesday: Hélène 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 a very special night. Hélène's long-awaited album is being released as a limited edition vinyl w/ download card. Recorded by Jason Quever (Papercuts) & with a roster including Matt Montgomery (Adam Haworth Stevens), Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopard, 13th Month), Jasmyn Wong (Skygreen Leopards) & members of the Mumlers, you know you're in for a treat. Renaut will be backed by Joe Lewis on upright bass, Russ Blackmar on percussion, Chloe Roth on harmonies, and a mini string section featuring Carey Lamprecht and Deb Fox. Please purchase your ticket now at!! Watch Hélène's Bumblebee video @! ...Read a little more from the SF Weekly and The Bay Bridged.

*This Friday: it's Matt Adams' 30th Birthday Party w/ a bunch of favorites playing ~ the Blank Tapes, FpodBpod, Indianna Hale, Sleepy Todd, the Beehavers, and Childlike Divine ~ up in Mikey's attic (aka the Rusty Nail). Ooh gonna be so good & a nice sampling of music for your ears!! Sliding scale $5-10. Bring friends who like good music in cozy places. :)

*Friday March 18th: Michael Musika is finally releasing his novella and album, Spells, at the Rickshaw Stop. Also playing are the Brass Menazeri Brass Band and Toshio Hirano. A night of legends & serious sorcery. dj Zelijko will be closing the show w/ a dance party to continue the dance party. There is a beautiful flyer circulating, look around for one in the places you pass... and reserve your evening for this seance ceremony of the year! Oh yeah, and the Full Worm Moon is the next day, so we're releasing a new episode of Chasing the Moon - this time from Sonny & the Sunsets! Advance purchased tickets earn you extra appreciation & guaranteed entry:

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

March 10th - Thursday
Wave Array and Ash Reiter Album Release w/ Buckeye Knoll @ Cafe du Nord

March 11th - Friday

Matt Adams' 30th Bday Party @ the Rusty Nail w/ The Blank Tapes, FpodBpod, Indianna Hale, Sleepy Todd, the Beehavers, and Childlike Divine.
 $5-10. 843 Hayes St. Apt. C @ Fillmore. 8pm. As this is a house, please be courteous of the neighbors & do not hang out in the front + bring considerate friends. :) Drinks & snacks for sale, so bring some extra $$.

March 15th - Tuesday

The Beehavers, Sour Mash Hug Band, & Passenger and Pilot @ Bottom of the Hill

March 17th - Thursday
St. Patrick's Day Presents: The Barbary Ghosts & Shameless Seamus and the Aimless Amos's (Obo Martin's extra-Irish side project) at Amnesia
March 18th - Friday
 Musika Novella + Album Release seance w/ Brass Menazerie & Toshio Hirano + Sonny and the Sunsets' Chasing the Moon premier for the Full Moon at the Rickshaw Stop, SeaweedSway Presents!
March 20th - Sunday
Audiafauna (Santa Cruz), Au Dunes / Graves (Portland), and Ariel Eisen (SF) + Jeremy Dalmas and The Absurdists @ the MakeOut Room, SeaweedSway Showcase!
 Early 7:30-11pm. $7.

March 25th - Saturday
An Evening of Experimental Americana w/ O'deathArann Harris & the Farm Band, and Helado Negro @ the Independent, Shelby Ash Presents
628 Divisadero, SF. 415-771-1421. 8:30 doors, 9pm show, $12, 21+. Show info:

April 8th - Friday
Buxter Hoot'n CD Release Show w/ Nick Jaina and Devotionals at Cafe du Nord
(Devotionals new video for Misericordia:

also that night...
Woven Screening (Elia Vargas's film), Honeycomb and Ever Isles @ ATA

April 13th - Wednesday
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 w/ Sabrina (pdx) @ 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 and Sunday is a Restorative Class from 6:30-8pm. Each class is only $10! Check out and for more details. I'd love to see you there! 321 divisadero st. @ page.
TINY ANTENNA HAVE LARGE RECEPTORS Radio Show: 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 - The Beehavers were 2 weeks ago, Helene Renaut was on this Monday, and Michael Musika is on next Monday. You can stream it live from anywhere and hear past shows at (new link). 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...

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:  Catch them playing on Friday April 8th at Buxter Hoot'n's album release show (Nick Jaina plays too)!!

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. Catch them playing an acoustic-y set in Mikey's attic this Friday for Matt Adam's 30th birthday!


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Thank you for reading and participating in community events!! This is a weekly or so list of bay area music shows, with a few yoga and nature events mixed in. Please submit events in the format above a couple of weeks in advance to Thank you!

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