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5th Annual Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 26, 2013 04:30pm | Post a Comment

Mission Creek Oakland (MCO) returns in September for a month-long festival packed with shows featuring dozens of local bands and showcasing fifteen venues such as the Uptown Nightclub, The Stork Club, Children’s Fairy Land, and all-ages spaces Rock Paper Scissors and the 25th Street Collective.

The Uptown Nightclub hosts the official opening party in conjunction with First Friday on September 6th, with Naytronix, Clipd Beaks, YNGBNS, and Safeword.

Highlights of the month include a film night at Book Zoo with shorts by local animators, a comedy night at Good Bellies Cafe, and Experimental Notations -- an art installation of sound and its corresponding graphic notation held at Adobe Books and Rock Paper Scissors.

MCO will also be hosting an all-day, all-ages block party in conjunction with the Art Beat Foundation and the East Bay ExpressThe block party will feature open galleries and businesses throughout the block, a full day of music held at the 25th Street Collective warehouse, and a delicious collection of area food trucks. 

Check out the Mission Creek Oakland website for more events and updates!

MCO collaborates with local venues and artists to create unique events and provide a platform for up-and-coming East Bay talent. MCO is a volunteer-run extension of San Francisco’s Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival and is co-produced by the East Bay Express. The festival is sponsored by Amoeba Music, Deli Radio, The B on Broadway, Art Beat Foundation, Sapporo, and Refraction Studios.

Damon & The Heathens Plan Extra Special Show For Mission Creek Oakland Festival

Posted by Billyjam, September 20, 2012 02:45pm | Post a Comment
The fun month-long Mission Creek Oakland Music and Arts Festival (MCO), of which Amoeba Music is one of the proud sponsors, is well underway and now into week three with some great shows scheduled over the next few days. These include an Amoeba Berkeley in-store with Micachu & the Shapes on Saturday afternoon (2pm, all ages, no cover - Sept 22), a wonderful showcase at the Uptown tonight (Thursday Sept 20th) with Antwon, Spaceghost, and others, a Sunday afternoon all ages Mosswood Park Rock Show featuring talented young bands from local rock camps (free noon - 6pm), and a recommended MCO show at Cafe Van Cleef tomorrow (Friday) with Damon & The Heathens headlining.

The Damon & The Heathens show, with Clangin' And Bangin' as the opening act, is an extra special show for the punk-inflected, horn driven Oakland six-piece band since it coincides with both the release of their forthcoming CD (the six track The Liar, The Bitch & No Wardrobe) plus the weekend wedding of trumpet player Jeremy Goody who will wed Stephanie Turner on Sunday. "We are considering it a "pre wedding reception" for those we could not invite [along with] lots of out of town friends and family," laughed the longtime East Bay musician/engineer & studio owner (Oakland's Megasonic Sound), and groom-to-be. Along with pre wedding revelers and regular band followers, Goody says he expects an extra large crowd due to both the Mission Creek Festival attendance factor coupled with the Animal Collective show a block down at the Fox Theater that will let out about the time they are on stage.

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