On Valentine’s Day (February 14) tune in to the @AmoebaBerkeley Twitter feed for a Rolling Stones trivia contest.
Two correct responses will be chosen randomly by the end of the day who will win the Grand Prize (18" x 24" canvas poster) and Second Place (used Limited Edition 1994 Mini LP Style CD version of Some Girls).
Los Angeles traffic has driven Eddie Solis' and his hardcore punk duo It's Casual to the brink of madness...municipal outrage even. Dealing with the inequities of public transit in the most rawkin' way they know how, Its Casual has a new video for their song "The Red Line" and it's directed by photograher and JackassRick Kosick.
We highly recommend you check out their album The New Los Angeles. Their follow-up, The New Los Angeles II, made with producer Billy Anderson, will be out soon!
Souls of Splendor -- a comedic short film about being Gay, Geek, and creatively lost in San Francisco -- is having its premiere screening this Thursday, January 12th at the Delancey Street Screening Room (600 Embarcadero) in SF. The film comes in at under 25 minutes and includes a Q&A with the cast and crew. Doors: 7:30pm, film: 8:00pm. Get your tickets online HERE!
Souls of Splendorfeatures the story of Leo, a black, gay comic book store clerk and writer who is dealing with his complicated relationship to his art. He feels left behind by his ex-boyfriend (a successful white artist) and creatively stuck in a place of self-sabotage and distraction. Although steeped in the worlds of comic geeks and San Francisco gay culture, Leo feels alienated from both. He finds the success of others unfair but can't seem to budge from his creative rut. When he sits down to write, distractions abound in the form of video games and his alter-egos: a superhero named Captain Fabulous and Franz Kafka. After an overdue confrontation with his ex-boyfriend, Leo realized that metamorphosis comes from within and has nothing to do with fairness or luck.
Thursday, February 2, 2012 8:00PM
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Purchase tickets HERE or CALL: 415.392.4400
"...a master of the kamancheh."
- New York Times
Kayhan Kalhor is a master musician in the classical Persian tradition. His intricate melodies accompany the poetry of Rumi, sung in the haunting beauty of the original language. He also improvises instrumental pieces. This music inspires contemplation and meditation, linked through poetry to Sufism. The beauty of this music lies in the free-flowing melody lines, often compared to the designs of Persian carpets and miniature paintings.
Kalhor is a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and his compositions appear on all three of the Ensemble's albums.
Jennifer "Miro" Anderson, singer of San Francisco's early punk band The Nuns, passed away at the age of 54 on December 16th in New York City as a result of complications from cancer.
Getting their start in Marin, The Nuns began performing in the San Francisco in 1976 when they made their debut at the Mabuhay Gardens. By 1978, they had a show at Winterland Ballroom with The Avengers and Sex Pistols. The band split just a year later, but reunited in 1986 and again in 1997 with a more goth rock sheen. By this point, Jennifer Miro had become a popular fetish model and an aspiring screenwriter. Eventually, she went to work for a law office.
Despite suffering from both liver and lung cancer, Miro denied conventional treatment and painkillers, opting for exercise and homeopathic paths.
Here is a clip from The Nun’s show at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco in 1978.