Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival Comes to Oakland

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 16, 2011 02:20pm | Post a Comment

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The 15th annual Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival presents its third year of programming in Oakland, California!

MCMAF will rock Oakland throughout the month of September with a vast array of local musicians and artists in over 20 different shows at venues such as The Uptown, The Stork Club, Rock Paper Scissors, and Gamma Space! And it's sponsored by none other than Amoeba Music!

The festival will kick off at the The Uptown during Oakland Art Murmur on Friday, September 2nd with a free show featuring local favorites The Horns of Happiness, White Cloud, Mwah Ha Ha, and Field Trips. More info HERE!

MCMAF will also present Experimental Notations, an art exhibition split between two Temescal area galleries, The Royal Nonesuch and Macarthur B Arthur. Experimental Notations, curated by Mission Creek founder Jeff Ray, features visual and audio works by Bay Area artists and will be on view for hte entire month of September.

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SHOWGIRLS: The Peaches Christ Experience Returns to the Castro Theatre, 8/27

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 15, 2011 07:06pm | Post a Comment

Peaches Christ Showgirls

After last year’s sold-out extravaganza, Peaches Christ again promises to blow the roof off the Castro Theatre. Peaches and her Midnight Mass minions invite you to slather yourself in glittery g-string goodness as the evening kicks-off with the legendary “Volcano Goddess” pre-show.

Feel the need to embrace your inner “showgirl” and “showboy?” Get your Vegas “Ver-sayce” couture ready to sparkle up the night, for as you compete for exclusive gifts and prizes the competition will rage to a soapy lather, and your daytime duds just won’t hold up. And leave the burger and fries for amateurs because with every large popcorn purchase you’ll be guaranteed a personalized lap dance by Peaches’ legion of live “dude-girls”!

Don’t miss this season’s event, as you will never know what special surprises Peaches will pull out of her feathered headdress.

with the Midnight Mass Players and over 100 lap dancers!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Doors open: 6:30pm for VIP ticket holders and 7:00pm for General Admission

Festivities begin: 8:00pm
Tickets available now at 

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Bilal & Special Guest Rich Medina Perform at SF’s Mezzanine, 8/27

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 15, 2011 06:43pm | Post a Comment

Sake 1, fresco, and Amoeba Music are proud to host
Bilal on his Little Ones Tour with special guest Rich Medina
at the Mezzanine in San Francisco, Saturday, August 27th.

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Grammy Award nominee Bilal has been at the forefront of modern soul music. His Little Ones Tour is a collaboration with Autism Speaks; they will be providing information about the disorder as well as accepting donations and selling a limited “Little Ones Tour” t-shirt to raise money for the cause.

Rich Medina, one of the world's greatest living DJs and pride of Philly, will be there to helm the dance floor. Marky of Massive Selector will also be on hand.

The event will be hosted by Fran Boogie and Top Ten Social.

444 Jessie St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

9pm-2am, 21+.

Bilal ''Levels'' from flying lotus on Vimeo.

Billy Sprague's Collaborative Work Art Show at Forthrite Gallery in Oakland, CA

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 4, 2011 02:37pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Berkeley's own Billy Sprague presents a collection of collaborative works made with friends and family. The show opens at the Forthrite Gallery in Oakland Friday, August 5th and runs for one month.

Collborators include: Marc Weinstein, Derek Weisberg, James Kirkpatrick, John Casey, Christopher Sprague, Tana Sprague, Travis Wyche, Rich Jacobs, Surge, Jeanne Lorenz, Delia Lehner, Cheryl Bently, Bigfoot, Hide Katsumata, Shawn Williams, Acamonchi, Thaddeus Phipps, HLG + MORE!

Opening party:
Friday, August 5 · 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Forthrite Galery
5857 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA

Billy Sprague Forthrite Gallery Oakland Art
Collaboration with James Kirkpatrick & Derek Weisberg

The Golden Bowl - 3 Day Roller Derby Tournament : 8/12 - 8/14

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 4, 2011 02:04pm | Post a Comment

The Golden Bowl - 3 Day Roller Derby Tournament
August 12-14
Sponsored by Amoeba Music

The Golden Bowl will showcase the strongest level of competition the Bay Area has ever seen in Flat Track Roller Derby!

This three-day tournament, hosted by the B.A.D. Girls at the Oakland Convention Center in “The Big Room,” will be your only chance this year to see top teams from four states compete over three days of intense derby action.

Visiting Leagues will compete in a three-day Round Robin tournament with B.A.D.’s All Star team, The Golden Girls (#4 West), to determine who takes home The Golden Bowl trophy.

Read more about the event HERE!

BAD Bay Area Roller Derby

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