Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Beehavers, FpodBpod, Montra @ Amnesia Friday! Walk Like An Egyptian Music Fest/Fundraiser May 7th/8th

hope you all are doing well, enjoying the approach of the new moon. 

show highlights this week.

Friday, April 29th, SeaweedSway presents the Beehavers, FpodBpod, & Montra @ Amnesia

The Beehavers are a gypsy voodoo folk n' rock n' roll band led by singer/songwriter Bryant Denison. A blend of '80s new wave leanings with laid back folk & pop, topped off with a hint of Johnny Cash's rockabilly drawl, a splash of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' kicked-up blues, and the roving gypsy vibe of bands like Devotchka & Beirut. Bandmembers include Jake Nochimow on drums, Zach Rubin-Rattet on guitar, Mike Fortes on bass, Erma Kyriakos on violin, Leo Suarez on cello. 

Learn more about the Beehavers:
Parlour to Parlour Episode: or just the music video, outside of a North Beach hat shop!
"To Your Freedom" SF pillow fight video:

FpodBpod is founded upon the principal tenet that pop music should be catchy while intriguing but always fun to listen to, and is the brainchild of Sean Olmstead. Bandmembers for this show include the ever-talented Joe Lewis on bass and Joe Miller on drums. FpodBpod's catchy, thoughtful rhythms; quirky, memorable--and sometimes unexpected--lyrics, and heartfelt energized delivery will lead you to the dance floor and temporarily ease your troubles, or at least allow you to boogie with them. (i.e. dancing is highly encouraged)

Learn more about FpodBpod:
"Neon Lights" Kraftwerk Cover: 

Montra is a bit mysterious, being off the grid at the moment, but here's what we know now. They feature members of Vows and Shalants and are highly recommended from those who have heard them. To be more specific, the band is currently comprised of members Ratchet, Jawbone, Sando, and Gaspar, all active San Franciscan musicians. Friday, April 29th at Amnesia they will be joined onstage by Gen. Redbeard and promise to fulfill all prophecies. Not a bad deal. In fact, this whole show promises to fulfill any and all prophecies, guaranteed or your money back. And it's only $7. Starts at 9pm.

Flyer by Ash Reiter! 

Also, save the dates, Saturday & Sunday May 7th & 8th, for the Walk Like An Egyptian Music Festival FundraiserThe proceeds from this party will help Zambaleta make music classes more accessible to the community. Only $5 - $20 Sliding Scale (but pay more if you want). Here's the full lineup! 

1pm Afrolicious
2pm Glitter Snatch
3pm Michael Musika
4pm Jugtown Pirates
5pm fpodbpod
6pm King City
7pm Buxter Hoot'n
8pm Honeycomb
9pm The Blank Tapes
10pm Kacey Johansing
11pm Fox and Woman

12pm Grand Lodge
1pm Loose tights
2pm The Hypnotist Collectors
3pm Japonize Elephants
4pm Foxtail Brigade
5pm The Disposition
6pm Annie Bacon's Folk Opera
7pm Quinn DeVeaux

recommended shows & events - seaweedsway list.
full list here: (click "agenda" for a list version) 
or go here for regular updates on recommended events! 

April 27th - Wednesday

Dark Dark Dark, Y La Bamba, & Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? at the New Parish

Kamp Americana at the Red Devil Lounge w/ Stairwell Sisters, Kamp Camille, & Slim Jenkins. $5. 8pm.

American Nomad, Whiskerman, & Dum Spiro Spero at El Rio

April 28th - Thursday
Fox & Woman + Sioux City Kid @ Amnesia

April 29th - Friday
SeaweedSway Presents: The Beehavers, FpodBpod, & Montra @ Amnesia! 
9pm. $7. Wear a hat! Bring friends or show up solo; we are gonna have fun!

April 30th - Saturday

Gentle Hatha Yoga @ the Loft SF.
10:45am-12pm. 321 divisadero st. @ page. mellow morning moving to wake your body up, loosen up the tight spots, breathe, ground, center, strengthen, and ease you into the weekend. $10 community class, all levels & bodies welcome.

Free Acupuncture Day at Yerba Buena Community Acupuncture!
The folks at Yerba Buena Community Acupuncture will be hosting another free afternoon of balancing acupuncture treatments in their peaceful studio by the Panhandle. Saturday, April 30th, from 11am-3pm, 1810 McAllister Street @ Baker. You can make an appointment online at or just drop in. Highly recommended you try this out and take advantage of the opportunity. Tell a friend!

Jean Marie, Magic Leaves, & Kapowski @ Amnesia

May 1st - Sunday

Restorative Yoga @ the Loft SF.
6:30-8pm. 321 divisadero st. @ page. deeply relaxing, quieting, soothing practice to calm the nervous system and mind, reduce anxiety and stress, allow time to re-set intentions, and ease you into the week. $10 community class, all levels & bodies welcome. 

Ever Isles Record Release @ Viracocha w/ The Range of Light Wilderness, Indianna Hale, & YesWay

May 6th - Friday
Birdlovesbee Zine Release Event @ the Space Gallery!

May 7-8th - Saturday & Sunday
Walk Like An Egyptian: Fundraiser for Zambaleta - New Music Venue & School in the Mission - Presented by Joe Lewis - Lineup includes Zambaleta Gypsy Jazz Ensemble, afrolicious, glitter snatch, Michael Musika, Jugtown Pirates, fpodbpod, Mark Matos & Os Beaches, Buxter Hoot'n, Honeycomb, Kacey Johansing, Classical Revolution, Loose joints, The Hypnotist Collectors, japanized elifants, foxtails brigade, huge wisper, annie bacon's folk opera, & Quinn DeVeaux. $5-20 sliding scale. such a deal! spread the word!!

May 8th - Sunday
Eprhyme, Nomy Lamm & the Whole Wide World, Annah Anti-Palindrome, & Conspiracy of Venus @ the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 
Doors @ 7, Show @ 7:30. bring your moms!

May 9th - Monday
Fred Frith & Beth Custer @ Yoshi's! 8pm.

May 15th - Sunday
SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Winnie Byrd, Lindsay Clark, & Ed Masuga + Brass Menazeri's Chasing the Moon @ the Make-Out Room! 7:30 doors. show @ 8. 

May 30th - Monday
SeaweedSway & the Songbird Festival Present: Dustin O'Halloran w/ the Magik*Magik String Quartet + Conspiracy of Venus at the Rickshaw Stop!
extra bonus things.

YOGA CLASSES Saturday & Sunday: I teach yoga classes weekly on Saturdays & Sundays at the Yoga Loft. Saturday's Gentle Hatha class is now at 10:45-12pm. Sunday's 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.

New Parlour to Parlour episode with Ash Reiter. Each month, contributor Michael 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. You can see the full Ash Reiter musical report here: Also check out past episodes of the Beehavers, FpodBpod & the Blank Tapes, and stay tuned for future episodes! Thanks to Garrett Eaton for the awesome video footage. 

Seaweed for Sale! 
my friend Kacie Loparto is returning to Maine where she has lots & lots of seaweed that she hand-harvested, and she's going to be shipping me a big order of it. if you know you want some, please get in touch. either email Kacie Loparto @ or contact me @ to place an order. there are 2oz bags ($7) of kombu, nori, dulse, wakame, kelp & a special soup mix blend ($10). i intend to keep selling seaweed at seaweed sway shows too, so give a heads up if you want some!

il gato has a new video for the song "On Feathers & Arrows (on Burnt Pine)"! The B&W video is composed of archived video footage around San Francisco from he 1920s and 1930s.

Devotionals made a video for their song "Misericordia"! 

TINY ANTENNA HAVE LARGE RECEPTORS Radio Show with Elia Vargas on Pirate Cat Collective Radio every Monday 6-8pm. He's been having lots of SeaweedSway bands - Michael Musika, The Beehavers, Helene Renaut, Sugar Candy Mountain & Ash Reiter, Dina Maccabee, Ever Isles, Magic Leaves, il gato, & more. You can stream it live from anywhere and hear past shows at (new link).

LOST PURPLE CAMERA - I lost my new little purple camera at the Make-Out Room SeaweedSway show on my birthday February 20th! it was in a little purple case. did you see it?? let me know if you found it or have any leads! thanks!

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...

Seaweed Sway in other realms.

Thank you for reading & participating in community events!! This is a weekly or so list of bay area music shows, with a few yoga & nature events mixed in. Please submit events in the format above a couple of weeks in advance (& send a reminder if you think of it). Thank you!

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