Thursday, November 17, 2011

win tix 4 sunday! collin & the folks, waiting room, sleepy todd, casual dolphins EARLY~ restorative yoga mondays~ conspiracy of venus in dec~ NYE with little wings, magic leaves, range of light wilderness, & au dunes

hey everybody! 
hope you all have been having a good week...
amidst all the up & down happenings of the world, some good news! i'm GIVING AWAY TIX for SUNDAY's seaweedsway showcase! with music by collin ludlow-mattson & the folks, casual dolphins, waiting room, & sleepy todd & dj'ing by andrew kerwin of trainwreck riders. 

for a chance at winning, go to the seaweedsway fb page ( & leave a comment. contest closes thursday at midnight (or is it technically friday 12am). a winner will be selected at random - out of a hat - and announced on friday. 

one of my favorite posters ever, made by ronnie bush of waiting room

more about the show ! 
for those of you who may not know, WAITING ROOM is ronnie's band!!! she plays banjo, bass, & sings. with lauren & rose. come check it out! AND, SLEEPY TODD is treating us to a short set, opening the night at 8pm. doors are super early at 7:30. ANDREW KERWIN aka AK from trainwreck riders is gonna dj, spinning records of old-timey favorites. COLLIN LUDLOW-MATTSON & THE FOLKS are back!! folk-rock like only collin can do... he'll be joined by matt adams (back from brazil!), will halsey, sean olmstead, & indianna hale... maybe a couple other special guests... CASUAL DOLPHINS are quite new to my ears, looking forward to some surf-rock, featuring ED Gomez of the Dead Westerns, Boof of Trainwreck Riders/Dead Westerns, Nick G., and I think Lucas Boilon... sweeet!

$8 for a wonderful night of songs. 
please rsvp if you can be there, to help spread the word:

some places to listen: (with matt adams, indianna hale, sleepy todd, & lucas boilon) (got upgraded to bandcamp! hear his stellar album "songs", & a live comedy set he did back in the day) AK gettin' old-timey on the radio!

at the show, be sure to pick up your copy of the 2012 poor bastard's sf almanac & daily planner, hand-made by stephen & friends, this year w/ a superduper local mix cd, for only $10! this calendar is so great - it has all sorts of useful relevant information - last BART times, fair trade coffee locations, companion planting info, music charts, free museum days, how to recognize & what do during an opiate overdose (no kidding) & more! i will bring some more seaweedsway autumn treasury cd's as well, which are free while they last. (bring empty jewel cases if you have 'em!)

yoga news
restorative yoga is ongoing mondays, 7:30-9pm at the loft sf. 321 divisadero st. @ page. regular class prices apply. ( the saturday class is canceled for one more weekend while i take a fun anatomy teacher training. check for the full schedule...

***your input requested: I'm still trying to figure out if we should add a wednesday gentle yoga class for the next few weeks and/or the new year. if that is a good time for you to come to class, i'd love to hear from you!

also recommended this month:

*thursday november 17th: songbird music series presents: depeche mode & david bowie tribute night at el valenciano. a portion of the proceeds go to local performer & cancer survivor Sara Mitra Payan's Cobra Expenses

*thursday nov. 17th thru sunday nov. 20th: dan wool composed music for another dance piece by liss fain. "the false & true are one. a performance installation with prologue: art is not in some far off place." at the yerba buena center for the arts. i'm going friday! come with me!! :)

*saturday november 20th: the blank tapes are playing a free show at the apple store! 2-3pm. downtown SF. presented by kc turner.

december seaweedsway shows:

saturday december 10th ! full moon show at the yacht club in sausalito. 7am-1pm. loving cup presents. details coming soon.

thursday december 15th ~ seaweedsway in the east bay! with the 21st century (pop), conspiracy of venus (alt-acapella choir), & the northerlies (folk-pop) at the starry plough. in berkeley right off the BART line

sunday december 18th seaweedsway showcase at the make-out room with foxtails brigade, ash reiter (christmas cd release), jascha, & conspiracy of venus (early set)... 7pm!! holiday surprises & winter solstice!

NYE saturday december 31st with little wings, magic leaves, range of light wilderness, & au dunes (pdx) at amnesia. magic leaves album release! a grand end of the year party for seaweedsway, songbird, & loving cup, to celebrate a year of collaborations & booking shows at amnesia. bringing in 2012!

....things to explore....
hear it local signup, be part of sf music calendar:
new music video from michael musika, "we all are animals":
feist & little wings, "look at what the light did now":
parlour to parlour with magic leaves, the journey:
new video from magic leaves, from their new album:
occupy sf 11-11-11 music fest video:
jeremy rourke new stop motion animation video for "rollinsville":
help fund rupa & the april fishes new album:
chasing the moon, new episode from active child: +
earthshare california:
looking for or offering housing:
bike with new friends: / (description from rachel: Bay Area bikers who are down for long(er) fun(ner) rides, or short(er), steep(er) jaunts. Destinations include Stinson Beach, Pt. Reyes, Mt.Tam, Mt. Diablo, Santa Cruz, etc. For people who are pumped to ride 60-100 miles for the Best ice creamery, brewery, or bakery. All good things end with y.)

...the general sway...

*monthly shows:
third sundays at the make-out room on 22nd st. in sf
fourth saturdays at the starry plough in berkeley, starting in january
full moon celebrations to share the new chasing the moon episode

*for those who have inquired about booking shows, thank you. i'm slowing down a little & not adding many new shows for the next couple of months at least. please stay in touch & perhaps we can set something up down the road.

*hear it local, to everybody: please make a page on ! if you are in a band, please add your shows... which will show up on once it's done. this can help us all keep track of all our favorite shows!

**want to help with the autumn & winter treasury mix cd's??
if you have extra old-fashioned cd cases (the big bulky plastic kind) that you'd like to recycle & donate, or if you have ideas of how to cheaply & effectively make lots of mix cd's (batches of 100-300), i would love to hear your suggestions...  thanks to brian b. & elijiah p. at rough house, dan wool, & dena for helping me burn cd's this time around! thank you to reagan wilson, who is creating the cover art & is inspiring the actualization of this project!

**have ideas for seaweedsway?? please get in touch! thanks for your patience with my slow responses. i like hearing from people who made it to the end of this email especially. :)

thanks so much for supporting & being a part of this project. see you soon.
this is a semi-weekly email, mostly about upcoming music, yoga, & nature gatherings in the sf bay area.

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