Friday, April 8, 2011

Tonite! Buxter Hoot'n CD Release w/ Devotionals + Woven Screening w/ Honeycomb & Ever Isles / Sun. 4/17 Justin Frahm & EFFT, Scooby Doo, Gojogo Chasing the Moon

it's another week, with news of shows and fun things to do

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

show highlights.
TONIGHT (the 8th) are two big & special shows:

Buxter Hoot'n are releasing their new album at Cafe du Nord, and everyone who comes to the show gets one for free!! Devotionals and Nick Jaina are playing too. Woohoo!! 9pm.
Elia Vargas made an incredible film called Woven, textures of reality balanced in psychosis. It is a narrative driven as much by sound as it is by image that explores our relationship to the world through our perceptions. 8-11. Featuring Emily Ritz & the music of Honeycomb, plus live sets by Honeycomb & Ever Isles! $6-10. @ ATA.

SUNDAY the 10th, the choir that I'm in, Conspiracy of Venus, is singing at Amnesia, after Mark Growden! We go on at 11, but get there early to hear Mark! Nautical theme so dress appropriately (if you want). $10. 9pm.

next FRIDAY April 15th:
The Blank Tapes, Little Wings, Kacey Johansing, & Rad Cloud are playing at the Great American Music Hall! 

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

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 8th - Friday - 2 highly recommended events!!
Buxter Hoot'n CD Release Show w/ Nick Jaina & Devotionals at Cafe du Nord
(Devotionals new video for Misericordia: tix:

Woven Screening (Elia Vargas's film release) featuring Emily Ritz & music from Honeycomb + live sets from Honeycomb & Ever Isles @ ATA. $6-10. 8PM.

April 9th - Saturday
The Cold War Kids & Sean Hayes at the Fox Theatre. 
Doors at 7. Sean Hayes plays 8-8:45 so get there early!

April 10th - Sunday
CONSPIRACY OF VENUS + Mark Growden & his Tucson String Band @ Amnesia. 
9pm. CoV at 11. $10. Nautical theme!

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 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 + Chasing the Moon w/ Justin Frahm & the Gloaming Boys, Sabrina (PDX), & EFFT + Gojogo's Chasing the Moon Premier @ the Make-Out Room! Jeremy Dalmas & the Absurdists are gonna do Scooby Doo skits in between sets.

April 23rd - Saturday
Dirdy Birdy, Young Hunters, & Waiting Room house show. Ronnie & Alan's Bday Party. $10 suggested donation.

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

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.
extra bonus things.

YOGA CLASSES Saturday & Sunday: I teach yoga classes weekly on Saturdays & Sundays at the Yoga Loft. Saturday's Gentle Hatha class from 12:45-2pm this week, and next week the class time will change to 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.

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! is a reality! Officially Reality- check it out!! he made it himself!

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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