On May 19, 1951, Queens birthed a legend. Happy birthday, Joey Ramone!
Although he passed away in 2001, the Ramones singer's second solo album, ya know?, will be posthumously released on May 22nd. It is a collection of demos and unreleased tunes that he recorded over the last 15 years of his life.
Amoeba Music is proud to once again be part of the Berkeley World Music Festival, which offers a FREE full day of live concerts in Berkeley, starting from 12pm at People's Park 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 nine years of showcasing the Bay Area’s rich world music scene with an amazing line-up!
At Amoeba Music Berkeley:
Fely Tchaco - Live at Amoeba Berkeley 6/2 at 6pm
Join us at Amoeba Berkeley at 6pm for a special Berkeley World Music Festival performance from Fely Tchaco! The Ivory Coast-born singer, who now resides in San Francisco, delivers the best music of both cultures, a bridge between where she comes from and where she lives now. More details HERE!
At People's Park:
Six-time Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur and Bay Area’s premier Cuban bandleader, Fito Reinoso, headline at the People’s Park dance party. Druid Sister’s Tree Party opens the party with a riveting display of Celtic and Gypsy tribal grooves. A colorful crafts bazaar (Noon to 6pm) adds to the festivities in the park.
On May 31st and June 1st, Cinema SF and folkYEAH present the first two installments of their new series, City Scenes, that invites local musicians to curate a night of music accompanied by a screening of their favorite San Francisco movie.
On Thursday, May 31st, local indie-folk darlings Vetiver present beloved comedy-caper Foul Play (1978), starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase. Next, on Friday, June 1st troubadour Chuck Prophet, whose recent SF-inspired album Temple Beautiful has been storming the nation, brings us Francis Ford Coppola’s paranoia masterpiece The Conversation. Both screenings will be preceded by a 40 minute acoustic performance by the evenings curators. These unique events offer audiences a rare and wonderful chance to hear some of the Bay's most exciting new music while celebrating the history of San Francisco’s city scenes on the silver screen.
CITY SCENES INSTALLMENT 1:
THURSDAY, MAY 31ST
An evening curated by Vetiver with a screening of Foul Play.
Live performance at 8PM.
Film screening at 9PM
CITY SCENES INSTALLMENT 2:
FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST
An evening curated by Chuck Prophet with a screening of The Conversation.
Photography journal Moholy Ground Magazine celebrates their 4th issue with a FREE reception on May 19th from 6pm – 11pm at San Francisco’s most happening photo studio and supply shop, Photobooth, located in the heart of the Mission!
Issues of Moholy Ground Magazine will be available for purchase while you sip wine and peruse the work of the magazine’s featured photographers. Musical guests for the night include Matt Pankuch and Meridians, as well as DJs Boom Bostic and Gabuchan.
Issue 4 features the photography of Nicholas Albrecht along with Todd Sanchioni, Jaime Beechum, Ryan Chard Smith, Mike Narciso, Jeff McElroy, and Scott Finsthwait.
While it's not a "battle," DJ Spinna plays MJ and Prince back to back to see who reigns supreme on the dance floor. Whether you're a Michael Jackson fanatic or a Prince afficionado, your feet will be begging for mercy on the dancefloor during SOUL SLAM!