Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mariee Sioux album release w/ Alela Diane & Conspiracy of Venus @ Great American Music Hall: TONIGHT

Dear friends,
I would love to see you at this show tonight!

Please let me know if you are up for helping at the merch table, or with media/documenting by filming, photographing, recording, or reviewing the show.

Some press from the SF Bay Guardian & Parlour to Parlour (CoV singing at Lands End video), and a link to the choir's West Coast Live performance are below.

Seaweed Sway Presents:
Thursday May 2nd
MARIEE SIOUX - album release
ALELA DIANE - rare SF show
& CONSPIRACY OF VENUS - women's choir

Address: 859 O'Farrell St. in SF
Time: 7:30pm Doors, 8:30pm sharp show
Tickets: $16 + service charge (I believe they're $17 at the door)

A few media updates:
Thanks so much to Michael Fortes, Jesse Meade, & Nicole McClure of Parlour to Parlour for featuring Conspiracy of Venus this month:

Here's a video of us (from that same session), singing "Wildwood" at Lands End, on a cold foggy morning:

From the Guardian (thanks Emily Savage), Tofu & Whiskey section:
"Crystalline psych-folk crooner Mariee Sioux's twinkly followup to debut Faces in the Rocks (2007), Gift for the End was released a whole year ago, but there was never a proper SF release party (and there was some drama with the label it was supposed to be on going defunct) so the local songwriter is celebrating now. It's a haunting, whispery, tender album, like a less annoying Joanna Newsom selection, and deserving of attention — no matter if that's taking place on a much later date. With Alela Diane, Conspiracy of Venus."

You can hear Conspiracy of Venus singing on West Coast Live for a few more days here:
I think we are on at the 58 minute mark (let me know if you find that to be true). 

Promo video from same Sutro Baths photo shoot:


Tonight, I'll be singing with Conspiracy of Venus - we go on from 8:30-9pm - and doors open at 7:30pm if you want to get there early to hang out. We will be debuting a David Bowie song we just learned (Life on Mars), as well as songs by Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright, The Pixies, & our director, Joyce Todd McBride.

I am beyond thrilled that we will be opening for Mariee Sioux & Alela Diane. They both play music that I love, and it will be a treat to hear them both in one night. This album release has been a long-time in the making, and it is truly a special occasion.

Mariee Sioux will have a full band, consisting of Sean Kae (who arranged & produced the record), Tom Menig (Alela's Father), Jay Taosig (synth and multi instrument extraordinaire), Gary Sobonya (Mariee's Father, who will play mandolin, pedal steel, and acoustic guitar), and Jeffrey Manson ("quintessential song-writer in the SF Bay area underground surf/indie music scene"). 

More Mariee Sioux links:
Swimming Through Stone music video:

Alela Diane will be performing mostly solo, with her Father Tom joining her on some songs. This is a rare SF appearance for her.

Alela Diane links:
"The Way We Fall" off of Alela's forthcoming album:
The Pirate's Gospel music video:
White As Diamonds music video:

Conspiracy of Venus is a women's choir I've been in since the first day it started in 2007. We are thrilled to be performing at the Great American Music Hall again. (We actually fit on the stage!)
Wildwood music video, song by CoV director Joyce Todd McBride:

Again, I am looking for folks to help with photography, video, and merch for the night - please let me know if you're interested. Also, any help spreading the word is extremely appreciated.

Thanks as always for your support, and please come say hi TONIGHT if you can make it!

PS - Yoga is on still! Saturdays Gentle Yoga 11am-12:15, and Mondays Restorative Yoga 7:30-9pm at the Loft. Kids yoga coming in June!

...Seaweed Sway Presents...
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