Friday, April 15, 2011

BlankTapes & LittleWings @ GreatAmerican Tonite! ScoobyDoo SeaweedSway Sunday! BethCusterEnsemble in E.Bay + Comedy @ RustyNail Saturday!


show highlights. this weekend!
list of super-recommended shows & events. 
announcements & bonus things. (new Saturday yoga class time! 10:45-12 starting tomorrow!)

show highlights.
The Blank Tapes, Little Wings, Kacey Johansing, & Rad Cloud are playing at the Great American Music Hall!  The Blank Tapes are releasing their LIVE CD, with all your favorite songs on it. Rad Cloud go first at 8:30, and I'm hoping you see this message in time to get there by then! Bring friends & family.

East Bay! The Beth Custer Ensemble is providing a night of funky, soulful music in Alameda at Rhythmix Cultural Works! 

in SF, if you're ready for a good laugh, the Rusty Nail is having another Comedy Night, up in Mikey's attic. check it out if you can! a cozy friendly space to make new friends or bring a few along. 

SUNDAY, April 17th is the Full Pink Moon and SeaweedSway Showcase w/ lots of bands you probably have never heard of, but they're great so come check 'em out! Justin Frahm & the Gloaming Boys, Sabrina (portland), & EFFT + we're premiering Gojogo's Chasing the Moon episode + Jeremy Dalmas & the Absurdists are treating us to their rendition of Scooby Doo in between sets. What?? Yep. It's a glorious medley of music & fun. Please be there! $7. 7:30-10pm @ the Make-Out Room.

Friday, April 29th, SeaweedSway is presenting the Beehavers, FpodBpod, & Montra @ Amnesia! Write yourself a note so you don't forget, and then write your friends notes so they don't forget. (Also if you wanna help flyer for trade, please get in touch.)

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

April 15th - Friday - TONIGHT!
The Blank Tapes LIVE Album Release, Little Wings, Kacey Johansing, & Rad Cloud @ the Great American Music Hall, Loving Cup Presents!

April 16th - Saturday
Nailed It! A Comedy Show @ the Rusty Nail.
Hosted by Jake Weisman, featuring Chris Garcia, Kevin Camia, Caitlin Gill, Paul Cibis, & Joe Wengert. 8pm. $5-10.

Beth Custer Ensemble @ Rhythmix Cultural Works.
2513 Blanding Avenue; Alameda, CA 94501
Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door

**April 17th - Sunday- FULL Pink MOON
SeaweedSway Showcase w/ Justin Frahm & the Gloaming Boys, Sabrina (PDX), & EFFT + Gojogo's Chasing the Moon Premier @ the Make-Out Room! Jeremy Dalmas, Julie Crossman, & the Absurdists are gonna do Scooby Doo skits in between sets. for realz. you might be involved too, if you're up for it. he usually gives out cookies to bribe people!

April 23rd - Saturday
Dirdy Birdy, Young Hunters, & Waiting Room house show. Ronnie & Alan's Bday Party! they're getting old! $10 suggested donation but no one turned away for lack of funds.

April 29th - Friday
SeaweedSway Presents: The Beehavers, FpodBpod, & Montra @ Amnesia! 
9pm. $7. Wear a hat!

April 30th - Saturday
Jean Marie, Magic Leaves, & Kapowski @ Amnesia

May 1st - Sunday
Ever Isles Record Release @ Viracocha w/ The Range of Light Wilderness, Indianna Hale, & YesWay

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 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, starting tomorrow. Sunday's Restorative Class from 6:30-8pm. (This week Simon will be subbing the restorative class so I can be at the SeaweedSway Showcase!)  Each class is only $10! Check out & for more details. I'd love to see you there! 321 divisadero st. @ page.

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 let me know 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. Here is the link, please take it in & pass it around if you wish:

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 TONIGHT Friday April 8th at Buxter Hoot'n's album release show (Nick Jaina plays too)!! contributer Michael Fortes, has a monthly 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. The latest episode features The Beehavers!! All 10 of 'em! You can see the full Beehavers musical report here: and see a performance of them in North Beach! At a hat store that asked the band to play on the spot, and gave them all hats in exchange! Also check out past episodes of FpodBpod & the Blank Tapes, and stay tuned for future episodes! Thanks to Garrett Eaton for the awesome video footage. 

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 - 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 - hey everyone, I lost my new little purple camera at the Make-Out Room SeaweedSway show on my birthday! 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...

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