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Thursday
Jun142012

SOLD OUT: SNAP JUDGMENT PRESENTS: SNAP SALON

Thursday, June 14
7 pm - All Ages
$7 Advance SOLD OUT
$10 Door SOLD OUT

An unrehearsed, unedited, night of Live Storytelling from the hit NPR Snap Judgment crew in a small candle-lit venue. Featuring Snap favorites and stories never heard on-air.

Hosted by Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington (who you may have recently seen on This American Life’s Live Show

Featuring…

SNAP FAVORITES and NEW PERFORMERS:

Joe Klocek, Creator of “Previously Secret Information” Storytelling show, Comedy Central

Caitlin Gill, Comedian, Tourettes Grand Slam Champ

Josh Healey, Winner of Snap’s ‘Story of the Year’!

Chas Jackson, Poet, Playwright, Teacher

James Judd, Creator of “7 Sins” One Man show

Dahya Lakshminarayanan, Comedian, Snap Storyteller

Nina G., World’s Only Stuttering Comedian

Kyle Bowen, Mortician and Snap Storyteller

Saturday
Jun092012

Ramon & Jessica (SF), We Are The West (LA)

Saturday, June 9
8p - 11 p
Advance Tickets:  $5
At the Door:  $7 

Ramon & Jessica, a boy-girl duo from San Francisco, write deceptively simple songs on the edge of folk and pop. On their exquisite early albums, Ramon & Jessica and Handyman’s Honeymoon, violinist Dina Maccabee and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Olsen achieved an uncanny lockstep with sophisticated harmonies, bold arrangements and subtle lyrics. With their third album Fly South they have produced their closest collaboration yet, working their signature toy piano and Casio keyboards into a rich texture provided by a number of the Bay Area’s finest musicians. 

We Are The West began in the east.  The upright bass, guitar/voice duo has performed and recorded in storm drains and shipping containers, Brooklyn lofts and haylofts, sheep farms and abandoned convents, beneath the autumn leaves of western New York and in the green heart of Holland.  Now, back in California, they perform in a monthly concert series, which they host the Saturday before each full moon in the underground parking garage of an office building in Los Angeles.  We Are The West is John Kibler and Brett Hool.

Friday
Jun082012

lunch hour with tumbleweed wanderers

Friday, June 8
noon to 1 pm
Free

Back for an encore show, Tumbleweed Wanderers rocked the house this past First Friday at Awaken Cafe. They played some great classic covers with unique and interesting arrangements and spot on harmonies, as well as a few cool originals.  They’ll be playing Friday night in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord with a new album release and we’ll be raffling off two tickets to that show.

Tumbleweed Wanderers is a group of multi-instrumentalists based out of Oakland, California. They move effortlessly from rock to soul, bluegrass, and folk, blending many genres without losing their own voice. The band has been playing music together non-stop for 7 months. They are dedicated and quickly moving through the local music world, writing an abundance of new material and constantly pushing their live show to greater heights. Based out of Oakland, Tumbleweed Wanderers expanded from local following in the San Francisco Bay Area, to establishing new fan bases in San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento, in preparation for a regular tour circuit of the California Coast and the Western US.

Sunday
Jun032012

Gemini Dragon Day and Benefit

Saturday, June 3rd
Starts at 3pm
FREE Admission - Optional donations to Sarah Shelton Mann’s upcoming Russuan Tour

PETER JAQUES, on the solo clarinet

the vocal stylings of the TRUE LIFE TRIO

ALBERT MATHIAS’ electronic environment

and more!

This event will be a benefit for Sara Shelton Mann and her upcoming Russian tour.  You can learn more about our project at:  www.indiegogo.com/ssm-russia

Friday
Jun012012

June First Friday - Music by Tumbleweed Wanderers

Friday, June 1st
7p - midnight
Tom Lattanand 7p-9p
Tumbleweed Wanders 9p-11p 

FREE

Artist Reception for TBA

Music by Tumbleweed Wanders

Tumbleweed Wanderers is a group of multi-instrumentalists based out of Oakland, California. They move effortlessly from rock to soul, bluegrass, and folk, blending many genres without losing their own voice. The band has been playing music together non-stop for 7 months. They are dedicated and quickly moving through the local music world, writing an abundance of new material and constantly pushing their live show to greater heights. Based out of Oakland, Tumbleweed Wanderers expanded from local following in the San Francisco Bay Area, to establishing new fan bases in San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento, in preparation for a regular tour circuit of the California Coast and the Western US. 

Solo guitar awesomeness by Tom Lattanand.

Thursday
May242012

ZINE RELEASE PARTY - Portraits of Oakland #2

by Project En Vue
Thursday, May 24th
8p - 10p
FREE

Music by Mohani

Zines by Projet En Vue -
Portraits of Oakland #2 is our exciting second zine. We took submissions from a wide variety of people, and this zine features short essays, poems, photographs, collages, and other artwork by our friends and other Oakland residents. 

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Wednesday
May232012

Ian Tattenham Solo Guitar

Thursday, May 23rd
6p - 8p
FREE

Two hour showcase of 20+ original songs and a handful of covers by Ian Tattenham, a Bay Area songwriter, vocalist and guitarist.  

Ian Tattenham is a singer songwriter who performs original songs with his acoustic guitar and has developed a unique style of guitar playing and singing with songwriting that showcases his love for; the naturally beautiful sounds of his guitars, harmonics, complex rhythms, the incorporation of open strings, drone counterpoints to melodic chords, and dynamic songs that range from the energetic to laid-back. Ian’s goal is for listeners to find themselves moving, lost in the moment, rocking out, and dancing to acoustic guitar jams that find that special place between the campfire and rock stadium.

Visit www.facebook.com/IanTattenhamBand for updates, songs, and videos.

Tuesday
May152012

30/30 Reading Series

30/30 Reading Series

presented by Public Education

Poets from all over the country have spent the entire month of April creating 30 poems in 30 days. The 30/30 series will feature some of the Bay Areas best spoken word performers sharing work never heard before!!!

Tuesday, May 15th
Doors at 7:30 pm
Show at 8:00 pm

Cover: $5 (no one turned away due to lack of funds)

Saturday
May122012

Bitchez Brew

Saturday, May 12
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free Admission 

 

Bitchez Brew showcases the finest homegrown literary and musical talent the Bay Area has to offer, culled from all the tribes that co-exist in our sweet little bubble.  Saturday May 12th features Zarina Zabrisky, Sayre Paz Quevedo, Roger Porter, Missy Church, SB Stokes, Paul Corman Roberts and Art Murmur stalwarts the 3 X Bad Band.


Friday
May042012

May First Friday

Friday, May 4
7p to midnight 
music at 8 pm 

 

Opening Reception for… 

Bold As Love
by Pablo Manga 

Music by Ettie Street Project 

Ettie Street Project fuses the worlds of funk, jazz, and electronica into a sound that is expansive and multilayered. Guitar, vocals, bass, drums, and synths make up the raw live elements, while live looping creates atmospheric textures and melodies over a deep groove. Their audiences are moved by danceable beats, eclectic sounds, and solid musicianship fueling the high energy shows.