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Other Minds Presents Rhys Chatham and 100 Guitars

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 6, 2013 02:59pm | Post a Comment

Other Minds presents renowned composer/guitarist Rhys Chatham leading his large-scale work A Secret rhys chatham other minds 100 guitarsRose performed by an "orchestra" of 100 local guitarists from West Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. The performance will be held at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond on November 17, 2013. Nicknamed the “G100,” Chatham’s work has been presented at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York in 2009, and across Europe. Attracting amateur and professional guitarists from ages 14-70, this will be a major event in Bay Area music history. 

To kick-off A Secret Rose, which will entail much preparation from now until November, Other Minds presents two exciting preview events:

G3 at THE LAB
Friday June 7th, 8pm
2948 16th St. in SF
Rhys Chatham joins an all-star cast of local Bay Area musicians on June 7th at The Lab in a performance of his groundbreaking 1977 Guitar Trio (G3). The participating performers will be guitarists Ava Mendoza, John Schott, George Chen, Bill Orcutt, and John Krausbauer, along with Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) and Jordan Glenn (drums).
Tickets at door: Sliding scale $7-$15
More info HERE!

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10th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival, 6/22. Catch The Dogon Lights at Amoeba Berkeley.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 5, 2013 06:26pm | Post a Comment
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Amoeba Music is proud to once again be part of the Berkeley World Music Festival, which offers a full day of FREE live concerts in Berkeley, starting from 12pm at Caffe Mediterraneum and ending at 9pm at the Village. Performances are featured in Telegraph Avenue cafes and shops, near UC campus, and at People’s Park. This year, the Festival celebrates ten years of showcasing the Bay Area’s rich world music scene with an amazing line-up!

At Amoeba Berkeley:

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The Dogon Lights - Live at Amoeba Berkeley on 6/22 at 6pm

Join us at Amoeba Berkeley at 6pm that evening for a special Berkeley World Music Festival performance from The Dogon Lights (Pronounced "Doe-Gone”). This dynamic galactic groove machine is from right here in the Bay Area. A high-energy world fusion group, Dogon Lights creates an infectious and energetic dance atmosphere transporting the listener straight to the stars.The band members play traditional Moroccan and West African harps, lutes, shakers, and djembe drum with electric bass, guitar, synthesizer, drums, sax, and flute. The West African tones and upbeat rhythms blended with electro hip-hop beats and Jimi Hendrix-inspired guitar provide layered dimensions to this exciting music.

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Burger Boogaloo Hits Oakland, 7/6 - 7/7. Join Amoeba Berkeley for a Blast-Off Bash with Pangea & Gravy's Drop on 7/5!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 5, 2013 05:37pm | Post a Comment
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Burger Records has teamed up with Amoeba Music and Total Trash Productions to bring you the best Burger Boogaloo ever! This year's fest is happening on July 6th and 7th from Noon to 9pm at the Mosswood Park amphitheater in sunny Oakland. Catch Redd Kross, Jonathan RichmanThe Oblivions, The Trashwomen, Traditional Fools (with Ty Segall), and so many more! Get your tickets HERE!

pangeaIt all blasts off at Amoeba Berkeley on Friday, July 5th at 5pm with a FREE in-store show featuring Pangea and Amoeba Music's Home Grown artist Gravy's Drop! Pogo your way into the best weekend of garage, punk, and cheeseburgers this summer has to offer!

PANGEA
Pangea is an insanely fun bubblegum punk band from Los Angeles California. Since their Burger Records debut in 2012, they've been turning youngsters everywhere into "Slop Pop" fanatics and as their fans scream for them like the Beatles. 1964 never felt soooo goooood!
 

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Trannyshack's Madonna Tribute Night is this Sunday

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 23, 2013 04:46pm | Post a Comment

This Sunday (May 26th) Trannyshack, San Francisco's biggest drag club night, celebrates Memorial Daytrannyshack madonna Weekend at the DNA Lounge with the biggest tribute night of all!

Yes, it will all be about the Material Girl with Madonna-inspired performances from Heklina, Exhibit Q., Raya Light, Cookie Dough, Becky Motorlodge, Lindsay Slowhands, Miss Rahni, and more!

Doors open at 9:30pm and the show starts at 11pm. Get advance tickets HERE!

 

The Piano Van on the Streets of LA

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 20, 2013 06:16pm | Post a Comment

Bay Area transplant Chris Stroffolino is a former Silver Jews member, a Ph.D.-holding Shakespearean scholar, published chris stroffolino piano vanauthor of eight books of poetry, AND a one-time Amoeba Music Home Grown Artist of the Month. Now in Los Angeles, Stroffolino and his rescued, upright piano reside and perform in his 1980’s Ford Econoline van. The van serves as his part-time stage, rehearsal space, recording studio, and full-time living quarters. A prolific singer/songwriter, a chalkboard paint-covered sliding van door announces his influences: Indie, Punk, Brill Building, Motown, and Velvets.

This guy is the real deal and he's mobile. You can catch him playing wherever the van takes him -- Griffith Park, outside a Trader Joe's, in parking lots of music venues -- but we suggest following him on Twitter at @Piano_Van to get updates on his next coordinates.

Jeff Feuerzeig, the director of the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston, is recording a series of videos with Stroffolino. Here's the latest, his infectious interpretation of Toby Keith's "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight."

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