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San Francisco's Switchboard Music Festival, April 1st!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 26, 2012 05:30pm | Post a Comment
Now in its fifth year, the Switchboard Music Festival will again present some of the Bay Area's most exciting musicians on April 1st at the Brava Theater!

The Switchboard Music Festival is an 8-hour, non-stop music spectacle presenting composers and musicians who push the boundaries of their respective genres—be it rock, jazz, classical, hip-hop, world, or something less defined. It is a showcase for innovative, accessible local music that easily traverses disparate musical worlds, a physical analog for a borderless, digital world. In that regard, Switchboard has joined the likes of New York's famous Bang on a Can Festival, and an international trend toward bridging the gap between art and popular music.

Check out this marathon of talent!
Faun Fables Switchboard Music Festival
Faun Fables to play at the Switchboard Music Festival.

2:00 -- Danny Holt
2:50 -- The Living Earth Show + Nonsemble 6 and Grains
3:25 -- Jeff Anderle
3:50 -- Dominique Leone's "Les Noces"
4:30 -- Dan Cantrell
4:55 -- Ramon and Jessica
5:30 -- Cornelius Boots & Friends
5:55 -- Beep
6:35 -- Mercury Falls
7:15 -- SFCM Guitar Ensemble
7:40 -- The Hurd Ensemble
8:20 -- Volti
9:20 -- Faun Fables

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How to Dance Goth

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 24, 2012 11:05am | Post a Comment
How To Dance Goth


Ever find yourself at a goth club feeling like you had two left buckle boots? Hearing some boss Sisters of Mercy tune and wishing you knew how to cut a rug with the hot goth chicks? Well, search no further as this is THE instructional video you have been looking for...
 


How to Dance Goth from APBS on Vimeo.

This video debuted at Hubba Hubba Revue's Goth Show, March 22nd, 2012 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco and was made by their video masterminds Lara Miranda, Joyce Tang, Jim "Kingfish" Sweeney, and Brett Stillo. Starring Balla Fire, Mynx d'Meanor, DJ Fact50, and Audra.

Celebrate Earth Hour on 3/31 by Turning Off Your Lights!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 19, 2012 06:11pm | Post a Comment
earth hour 2012

We only have one planet. You can help protect it. Participate in the world’s largest single campaign for the planet: Earth Hour.

It starts by turning off your lights for one hour at 8:30pm on March 31st in a collective display of commitment to a better future for the planet. Think what can be achieved when we all come together for a common cause!

Sign up to participate and turn off all non-essential lights at 8:30pm, your local time.
Find out more: http://www.earthhour.org/

Pat Thomas signs "LISTEN, WHITEY! Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965 – 1975" at The Booksmith in SF, 4/10

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 15, 2012 04:46pm | Post a Comment
Listen Whitey Sounds of Black Power Pat Thomas Booksmith Amoeba San Francisco

On April 10, 2012 at 7:30pm, our friends at The Booksmith will host reissue producer/music scholar Pat Thomas for a signing of his new book LISTEN, WHITEY! Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965 – 1975 and the companion album (out now on Light in the Attic Records), which is being called the definitive Black Power aural document!

Over a five year period, Pat Thomas befriended key leaders of the seminal Black Power Movement,Elaine Brown Huey P Newton Black Forum Motown Records dug through Huey Newton’s archives at Stanford University, spent countless hours and thousands of dollars on eBay, and talked to rank and file Black Panther Party members, uncovering dozens of obscure albums, singles, and stray tapes. Along the way, he began to piece together a time period (1967-1974) when revolutionaries like Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis, and Stokely Carmichael were seen as pop culture icons and musicians like Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, Bob Dylan, and John Lennon were seen as revolutionaries.

LISTEN, WHITEY! chronicles the forgotten history of Motown Records; from 1970 to 1973, Motown’sBlack Forum Motown Records Black Power subsidiary label, Black Forum, released politically charged albums by Stokely Carmichael, Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, Bill Cosby and Ossie Davis, and many others, and explores the musical connections between Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Graham Nash, the Partridge Family (!?!) and the Black Power movement. Obscure recordings produced by SNCC, Ron Karenga’s US, the Tribe and other African-American socio­political organizations of the late 1960s and early ’70s are examined along with the Isley Brothers, Nina Simone, Archie Shepp, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Clifford Thornton, Watts Prophets, The Last Poets, Gene McDaniels, Roland Black Forum Motown RecordsKirk, Horace Silver, Angela Davis, H. Rap Brown, Stanley Crouch, and others that spoke out against op­pression. Thomas further focuses on Black Consciousness poetry (from the likes of Jayne Cortez, wife of Ornette Coleman), inspired re­ligious recordings that infused god and Black Nationalism, and obscure regional and privately pressed Black Power 7-inch soul singles from across America. The text is ac­companied by over 200 large sized, full-color reproductions of album covers and 45 rpm sin­gles, most of which readers will have never seen before.

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The B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls: SF ShEvil Dead vs Berkeley Resistance - March BADness, 3/31

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 14, 2012 03:35pm | Post a Comment
Bar Area Derby Girls March Madness Bad girls

The B.A.D. Girls return to San Francisco on March 3st at the Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion, Pier 2. Longtime B.A.D. Girls fans will remember last season’s nail-biter when the Berkeley ResistanceShevildead defeated the S.F. ShEvil Dead 182-112.

Will the wily and wicked ShEvil Dead army of zombies defend San Francisco from the Berkeley Resistance hippies? Or will peace and flower power once again stifle the stink of the Dead?

Enjoy the brutality while indulging in tasty local eats and throwing back a cold one. 

Berkeley Resistance

Checkout the goods and grub in the vendor village featuring Cruz Skate Shop, Leppard Lady Fashions, Dottie Brand Accessories, A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes, Schulzie’s Bread Pudding, Senor Sisig & Donna’s Tamales!

Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win an Amoeba swag bag including a $25 Amoeba Music Gift Certificate

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