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G.S. Sachdev and Swapan Chaudhuri in SF, 5/5

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 12, 2012 07:07pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances present G.S. Sachdev and Swapan Chaudhuri on May 5thG.S. Sachdev and Swapan Chaudhuri at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8:00PM
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
$25/$35/$50/$65
415.392.4400
Group discounts available for 10 or more!
More info HERE!

“…haunting performance…the sound of his flute rings with an indescribable purity”
New York Times

G.S. Sachdev is recognized worldwide as one of the premier performers of the bansuri, the traditional Indian flute. The depth of emotion he evokes from a simple length of bamboo is truly awe-inspiring. This music is handed down from master to student, generation to generation. With Sachdev's superb technical artistry, powerful devotion to the Indian Classical idiom, and profound love for his instrument, he has carved out a place for the bansuri as a beautiful exponent of Indian music. Swapan Chaudhuri started learning tabla at the age of five. Chaudhuri’s music is the spontaneous expression of his powerful emotions and his deep knowledge of tabla. It is undoubtedly through his clarity and elegance of performance, both as an accompanist and as a soloist, that he has achieved such notoriety throughout the world as a true master of tabla.
CIIS
Don't miss your chance to see this dynamic group!


Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth In-Store Performance at Amoeba SF 4/12

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 4, 2012 06:50pm | Post a Comment
JUST ADDED: Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo is performing at Amoeba San Francisco on Thursday, April 12 at 6pm! He'll play songs from his new album, Between The Times And The Tides (out now on Matador Records).

Recorded with longstanding Sonic Youth producer John Agnello, Between The Times and The Tides is a shimmering and melodic tapestry of rock sounds. Ranaldo’s trademark alternate-tuning guitar work is at the forefront; it is amplified by brilliant guitar work from Wilco’s Nels Cline on almost every track. The all-star lineup also includes Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley on drums, Alan Licht on guitar, and John Medeski on keyboards. There are also cameos from former Sonic Youth cohorts, drummer Bob Bert and producer/instrumentalist Jim O’Rourke.

You can also see him later that night at Brick and Mortar.

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Eric Erlandson of HOLE Performs and Reads from 'Letters to Kurt' at Moe's Books in Berkeley, 4/25

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 2, 2012 02:59pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba is proud to team up with Berkeley's Moe's Books for a reading and acoustic performance withEric Erlandson Hole Letters to Kurt Cobain Eric Erlandson! Eric will be performing and reading from his book Letters To Kurt on Wednesday,  April 25th at 7:30pm. 

Erlandson is best known as co-founder, songwriter, and lead guitarist of the band Hole, which he formed with Courtney Love. Their albums Pretty on the Inside, Live Through This, and Celebrity Skin achieved international recognition and success. Live Through This was named one of the top 100 albums of all Eric Erlandson letters to kurttime by Time magazine. Since the breakup of the band in 2002, Erlandson has been involved in a number of musical and literary projects including Letters to Kurt, an anguished, angry, and tender meditation on the octane and ether of rock and roll and its many moons: sex, drugs, suicide, fame, and rage. It's part Dream Songs, part Bukowski, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, and the Clash. Rants, reflections, and gunshot fill these fifty-two prose poems. They are raw, funny, sad, and searching.

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I'm a little bit country...

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 29, 2012 06:30pm | Post a Comment
By Kaitlin

Growing up, I was never allowed to fiddle with the radio in the car. I listened to whatever my folks were listening to and that was that. I knew kids who would get in the car and change the music, turn it up, and I was a little jealous. In retrospect, I realize that I received a huge musical education in those car trips that I wouldn’t trade for a pile of gold. Seriously!

In my dad’s car was where I first heard the Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Bob Wills, Jimmie Rodgers, and so on and so on. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’d like to share some of my memories about hearing these legendary, moving, and talented women.Loretta Lynn

I believe I first heard of Loretta Lynn when watching Coal Miner’s Daughter, the film based upon her life starring Sissy Spacek. She grew up dirt poor and skyrocketed to fame with an amazing voice and moving storytelling in her songs. She was a strong woman and sang about issues that real, working women dealt and still deal with such as cheating men, being a single mother, birth control, and divorce, among other themes.

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The San Francisco International Film Festival, 4/19 - 5/3

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 27, 2012 05:15pm | Post a Comment
San Francisco International Film Fest Castro

The San Francisco International Film Festival returns From April 19th – May 3rd for two weeks of cinematic discovery. The International assembles world-renowned talent—such as awardees KennethThe Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller Branagh, Barbara Kopple, and Pierre Rissient—for Bay Area audiences.

This year's innovative events include Academy Award nominee Sam Green's latest live documentary project The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller with live music by Yo La Tengo (5/1 at SFMoma), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) with Buster Keaton shorts (4/23 at Castro Theatre), and so much more!

For a complete guide to films, venues, and tickets, visit festival.sffs.org, but here are a few more that we are excited about!
 
Bernie (Richard Linklater, USA, 2011)
Explaining the proper methods to superglue eyelids closed and adjust a corpse’s smile, Bernie Tiede Richard Linklater Bernie Jack Black(Jack Black) warns, “You cannot have grief tragically becoming comedy.” But can it be funny when someone dies and no one cares? A former evangelist who arrives in Carthage, Texas to take a job as an assistant funeral director, Tiede uses his magnetic personality, seemingly never-ending skill set and Harold Hill–style of confidence to become the most popular man in town. Tiede even manages to charm Marjorie Nugent (a maniacally frenzied Shirley MacLaine), the local rich widow whom everyone else despises and fears. Eventually, though, Nugent’s abuses become too much for someone in Carthage to take. Director Richard Linklater returns to the East Texas of his youth to showcase the strange heart of small town life, where, as one character puts it, “people will always suspect the worst, but they’ll also suspect the best.” Saturday, April 21, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.

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