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Cheap Trick To Play Free Festival In San Francisco

Posted by Billyjam, September 2, 2017 01:59pm | Post a Comment

Cheap Trick, who play the Shoreline in Mountain View later today, will be returning to the Bay Area in a month to play a free gig in San Francisco as part of the upcoming, always free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB) music festival in Golden Gate Park, according to an inside source. Traditionally HSB, now in its 17th year, attracts three quarters of a million music fans to check out dozens of musically diverse acts across seven different stages. The annual free event (thanks to the generous funding of the late Warren Hellman) will take place this year from October 6th to 8th. Those dates were officially announced a couple of weeks ago. Since then HSB organizers have been unveiling online, short three-minute music medleys containing snippets of songs by artists on the upcoming that folks have to guess. These HSB Music Medleys of uncredited songs/artists (the third and latest on published four days ago) act as teasers for fans to guess some of the artists on the 2017 schedule. So far the medleys have included such artists as Randy Newman, Conor Oberst, Béla Fleck & Abigal Washburn, Gillian Welch, Rodney Crowell, Poncho Sanchez, Chuck Prophet and Sturgill Simpson. Not identified however in any of these three teaser medleys was Cheap Trick whose inclusion in the upcoming festival lineup is according to a reliable source within the organization who asked not to be identified. For more general 2017 HSB info  or here to volunteer @ HSB.

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How to Help Victims of Harvey

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 31, 2017 09:50pm | Post a Comment

How to Help Victims of Hurrican Harvey

A week after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, residents are still stranded without shelter, food, and potable water. As rescue teams and authorities search for survivors, the death toll continues to climb (40 storm-related deaths reported as of this posting). Seeing images in the news of the devastation is heart-breaking and we all want to help, but it can be difficult to know where your money makes the most impact.

We've compiled a list of some of the more targeted organizations collecting donations. We hope it helps you make an informed decision.

Direct ReliefDirect Relief
Direct Relief is currently on the ground in Texas, supporting healthcare facilities in the storm’s path by providing medicines and supplies. An emergency shipment went out Friday, which bolsters pre-positioned resources already in the hands of providers statewide. Direct Relief’s Hurricane Preparedness Program, which equips clinics with essential medical supplies, provides access to medicines to treat both chronic and acute conditions

GoFundMe
Donate to the Direct Impact Fund in partnership with GoFundMe. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to support individuals with verified campaigns on GoFundMe.

Houston Food Bank
HFB will provide food and supplies in the short term and for many months to come to residents in southeast Texas who will struggle to rebuild their lives.

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Amoeba SF Acquires Unique Collection of 1970s Experimental & Art Music LPs

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 30, 2017 07:01pm | Post a Comment

We at Amoeba SF recently acquired a unique collection of 1970s Experimental and Art music, all on vinyl! Joan la BarbaraThis collection spans across the genres of Minimalism, Musique Concrete, post-Ornette Jazz, Tape Music, Spoken Sound Art, early Electronic, and more, and are all in excellent condition. These records will be made available for sale on Saturday, September 9th at Amoeba SF. Head to our stage (in the northwest corner of the store) to browse these gems. There will be staff on hand to help you view bagged items and to bring your choices to the cashiers. You must be in the store to purchase items for this one-day event. We won't be taking phone orders and we won't be putting these items on hold.

Some of the artists who are heavily represented in this collection:
Terry Riley (10 LPs)
Cecil Taylor (40 LPs!)
John Cage (15)
Steve Reich (15)
Anthony Braxton (25)
Philip Glass (many)
Art Ensemble of Chicago (20, PLUS numerous by its individual members)
Julius Hemphill (10)

Plus, there many rare and import recordings by David Murray, Leo Smith, Frank Lowe, Alvin Lucier, Meredith Monk, Henry Cow/Slapp Happy/Art Bears, Joan LaBarbara, Robert Ashley, Jon Gibson, Gordon Mumma, and more!

Of particular note, there are VERY RARE recordings by Joseph Beuys & Henning Christiansen, Charlemagne Palestine, LaMonte Young, Le Forte Four, and Allen Kaprow, just to name a few.

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NightLife Live Featuring Ryan Hemsworth & Qrion, September 14

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 29, 2017 06:41pm | Post a Comment

NightLife Live 2017 San Francisco

Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Hemsworth

NightLife Live at San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences is a summer music series inspired by science and powered by sound that transforms the Academy into a 21+ oasis of music and art on one special night per month. Join Amoeba Music at the Academy on Thursday, September 14th as the series returns with two great musical acts, art installations, craft projects, fantastic cocktails, and more!

Begin the night getting swept away by the dreamy ambient electronic music of Japan-based producer Qrion, followed by headliner Ryan Hemsworth, whose moody vibes and remixes for artists including Grimes and Frank Ocean made him one of the fastest rising producers in electronic music today. But that's not all! Don't miss DJ sets by local favorites Aaron Axelsen and Omar Perez, and night-worthy art installations in the West Garden including Quarso's intergalactic monolithic SpaceWay and Dave Listrom's illuminated Sentient Obelisk. Also make sure you visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop! We'll be bringing loads of quality used vinyl, so prepare to go crate digging.

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Dax Pierson & Suki O'Kane To Join KALX's DJ Carnacki In Advance of Their Performances @ 2017 SF Electronic Music Festival [Sept. 8 -10]

Posted by Billyjam, August 29, 2017 04:20pm | Post a Comment
Multitalented musician/producer and extended Amoeba family member Dax Pierson will be among the performers at the upcoming 2017 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. Other Festival performers scheduled include musician and mixed media artist Suki O'Kane. In advance of their respective sets at the 18 year old West Coast music festival, that’s taking place from September 8th thru 9th at La Brava, both artists (pictured left) will be stopping by KALX radio 90.7FM in Berkeley at 9:30pm tonight (8/29) for an interview with DJ Carnacki. A longtime ambassador of local left-field, envelope-pushing artists, as well as a revered underground experimental fellow East Bay musician himself, DJ Carnacki aptly describes Suki O'Kane as “a classically trained mallet percussionist, composer and instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement, expanded cinema and public art genres.”

Meanwhile Dax Pierson, who worked at Amoeba Berkeley for many years, is  best known for his central role in pioneering experimental hip-hop collective/record label Anticon. As a key member of the two-decade strong  collective he is known for his membership and/or contributions to such Anticon acts as Odd Nosdam, Themselves (producer Jel and emcee Doseone), 13 & God (Themselves + The Notwist from Germany), and Subtle (the sextet also featuring Dose and Jel along with Jordan Dalrymple, Alexander Kort and (another Amoeba family member) Marty Dowers. The latter two groups were co-founded by Pierson. His other many artist collaborations include recording for albums by such artists as Beck, Bart Davenport, and Alias & Tarsier.

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