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Berkeley World Music Festival, June 9 - 11

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 29, 2017 05:00pm | Post a Comment

The 14th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival descends on Berkeley Friday, June 9th to Sunday, Berkeley World Music FestivalJune 11th and it's all FREE. This year's line-up features a dazzling array of performances by some of the Bay Area’s finest artists and also marks the first time the Festival expands beyond the People's Park and Telegraph Avenue stomping grounds.

The Festival opens on Friday night at 8pm with a free kick-off party at La Peña Cultural Center, located at 3105 Shattuck Ave. Evening performances display the cross-cultural exchange between Spain, Peru, and Cuba. Peta Robles leads multi-textured drumming of the Cajon. Direct from Spain, La Mandanga offers passionate dance music.

On Saturday, the festival launches its first concert in downtown Berkeley at Civic Center Park from noon to 6pm. Honoring our ancestral lands, Corrina Gould, a Chochenyo Ohlone elder, opens the event, followed by a Chiricahua Nde’ “Apache” performance. Next, award-winning singer Fely Tchaco steps onto center stage, infusing lyrical pop into Ivory Coast rhythms. Concert headliners are legendary Fito Reinoso, a top Cuban songwriter, and Zydeco Flames, West Coast’s premier Zydeco band. Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonia’s sizzling Cuban Salsa, Timba, and Son rhythms reflect Cuba’s street beat and broad musical heritage. Zydeco Flames presents riveting Louisiana funk and R&B as only they can deliver. Saturday festivities also include performances by veterans Alan Hewitt and Summerlynn Rivera (Bluegrass with Clogger) and street music on Shattuck Avenue.

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Phono Del Sol Returns to San Francisco, June 17

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 28, 2017 06:34pm | Post a Comment

Phono Del Sol Festival

Phono del SolThe Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival returns to SF's Potrero del Sol Park in The Mission on Saturday, June 17th. In the tradition of years past, the nonprofit festival will feature a curated mix of favorite local bands and standout national headlining acts, along with some of SF’s tastiest food trucks, artisan cocktails, craft beer, and family friendly activities. A portion of ticket proceeds will go to the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department.

The lineup for this year will be headlined by San Francisco’s own garage-punk rockers Thee Oh Sees. Female punk rock trio The Coathangers are also set to perform, along with Oakland-based songwriter Jay Som, independent folk-rock singer Sean Hayes, and funk-wave hip-hop artist DUCKWRTH. Additional performers include the Oakland-based afro-soul and R&B collective Bells Atlas, Bay Area-based rock outfit Never Young, R&B singer-songwriter Rayana Jay, Oakland-based dream-pop singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney, and indie-psych sextet Tino Drima.

General Admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase HERE!

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San Francisco's Switchboard Music Festival Featuring Kronos Quartet, June 10

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 28, 2017 05:27pm | Post a Comment

Switchboard Music Festival, Kronos Quartet

Switchboard Music Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary on Saturday, June 10th at Z Space in San Francisco with six hours of music! The festival, which runs from 3-9pm, will feature cellist Teddy Rankin-Parker performing music by Michael Beharie, Ryan Brown’s Mortal Lessons, Ramon and Jessica’s Roses are Blue, the SF Conservatory Percussion Quartet, Billygoat, Splinter Reeds, and a return performance by the Kronos Quartet.

The Switchboard Music Festival is the flagship event of San Francisco’s Switchboard Music, which supports the creation and performance of new music in the Bay Area by engaging artists and audiences from a wide variety of musical communities. The Switchboard Music Festival will present seven sets of eclectic music as well as a mid-Festival birthday party celebrating ten years of Switchboard.

Teddy Rankin-Parker
Teddy Rankin-Parker

Here's the non-stop line-up for June 10th:

3:00pm: Paul Lansky’s Threads & selections from Steve Reich’s Drumming

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Birthday Week Part 6: Siouxsie Sioux, Andre 3000, John Fogerty, Ramsey Lewis, Cilla Black, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

Posted by Billyjam, May 28, 2017 01:25am | Post a Comment

John Fogerty
's (born May 28, 1945) 2013 solo album Wrote A Song For Everyone

For this sixth and final part in the Amoeblog Birthday Week series we salute six artists: John Fogerty who was born on May 28th in 1945 and the five others who were all born on May 27th including Siouxsie Sioux, Andre 3000, Cilla Black, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Ramsey Lewis. And below is a condensed overview / rough guide to their careers including their main releases, with one video from each, and including links to the artist pages on the Amoeba online store. Note you will find an even wider choice of releases on these (and all other artists) in each of the three Amoeba Music shops: Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood. This final Amoeblog birthday week installment in the series follows the May 26th Miles Davis tribute, the May 25th Paul Weller tribute, the May 24th Bob Dylan one, the May 22nd Morrissey one, and the May 23rd one to Rosemary Clooney, Maxwell, and Robert Moog. Like the latter Amoeblog, today's also combines several different artists. Following a brief overview of these six artists are a series of videos representing one from each plus one album cover from each artist.

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New Vinyl Reissues From Sia, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and More

Posted by Amoebite, May 26, 2017 02:32pm | Post a Comment

Vinyl Reissues out May 26

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and with the holiday comes a slew of new vinyl reissues. If you're a classic rock fan, a Sia fan, OR a classic rock fan who loves Sia, you'll want to perk up your ears and read on to find out about the special releases hitting our shelves today. Lots of your old favorites are getting dusted off and spiffed up -- and they don't just look good, they sound great, too.

Here's what to look for to make your vinyl collection bigger and better.

Burnin' Sky

Bad Company - Burnin' Sky

Released for the first time in 1977, Burnin' Sky has been remastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. The LP reissue features several bonus tracks, including an early version of "Too Bad" with vocal duties performed by guitarist Mick Ralphs.

Run with the Pack

Bad Company - Run with the Pack

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