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NightLife Live Featuring Men I Trust & Mk.gee, July 11

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 1, 2019 02:18pm | Post a Comment

NightLife Live, Men I Trust

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences celebrates their sixth annual NightLife LIVE summerMen I Trust music series. NightLife LIVE pairs emerging bands and musicians with cutting-edge visual artists in an immersive intersection of science, music, and art. The only museum in the world to combine an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, living rainforest, and live performances on an outdoor stage transforms the Academy into one of SF’s most unique live music venues in the heart of Golden Gate Park.

The series kicks off on Thursday, July 11th with a night of laid-back groovy indie pop from Men I Trust and Mk.gee. Fresh off their Coachella debut, Montreal trio Men I Trust headlines, featuring dream-pop perfect vocals by Emma Proulx and a funky and “insatiable groove” (Ones to Watch). Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and California transplant mk.gee (pronounced McGee) opens, bringing his standout funk-inspired indie rock. He also carries a stamp of approval by Frank Ocean, who featured a mk.gee track on his blonded RADIO show last December.

Additionally, NightLife LIVE features immersive light shows and mind-bending projections by ALL OF IT NOW, VR experiences by Vision Quest, and they are introducing their first artist-in-residency -- Los Angeles-based artist Maggie West. NightLife LIVE also features hands-on, science-inspired crafts and creativity workshops with Paint Pens Collective, local vendors, and special “one-night-only” custom designs with screen printing by San Franpsycho.

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Wild Indonesian Rock & Fantasy Flicks

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 30, 2019 07:39pm | Post a Comment

Indo-Rock

By Kai Wada Roath
Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show

Resting your feet up on your ottoman (with rips repaired by duct tape), you strike a match to light your The Tielman Brotherscalabash pipe as you take a pause reading Bernard Heuvelmans' On the Track of Unknown Animals, contemplating if the small humanoid ape-creatures named the Orang Pendek on the island of Sumatra could in fact truly exist? Just then, your cat dips its tail into your tropical concoction you poured in an old Mr. Bali Hai mug. Indonesia seems to be in the air...so why not take it a little further this evening as I offer you some interesting appetizers from the "Emerald of Equator."

The Tielman Brothers are perhaps the most famous Indonesian rock band and are considered the pioneers of rock and roll in the Netherlands. This is due to Indonesia once being a Dutch colony, creating a unique cross-over of Indonesian and Western music called Indo-Rock. If rare international surf music "surfaces your submarine," you may have already heard their hit "Java Guitars" on the amazing bootleg surf album, Guitar Mood, still seen sealed new from time-to-time at Amoeba.



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NightLife Live Featuring Kevin Morby & Tanukichan, October 11

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 1, 2018 03:25pm | Post a Comment
Kevin Morby
Kevin Morby

Close out your San Francisco summer with the final California Academy of Sciences' NightLife LIVE of the year on Thursday, October 11th, featuring a performance from folk-rock singer-songwriter Kevin Morby. He’ll bring guitar-soaked tracks from his latest album City Music, which Pitchfork praised for its “elegant, dusky atmosphere.” Bay Area-based musician Hannah van Loon will bring her latest solo project Tanukichan to the stage in all its dream pop glory. Plus, the national “all-girl, all-vinyl” collective, Chulita Vinyl Club, will be there keeping the museum party going all night.

Also, enter the Museum's West Garden to find a surreal installation by artist Santiago Insignares and “Light Bodies,” an interactive sculpture by Leif Maginnis. Keep your senses stimulated with VR experiences by Dream Logic and Vision Quest. Take a live "Tour of the Universe" or explore the immersive and trippy art and music experience that is "Vortex 2.0" in the Morrison Planetarium. And don't forget to visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop and browse our specially-curated vinyl!

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NightLife Live Featuring CLASSIXX & SUMif, September 13

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 9, 2018 04:41pm | Post a Comment

Classixx
Classixx

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences' NightLife LIVE summer music series is back Thursday, September 13th with live performances from LA-based DJ duo CLASSIXX, whose ultra-inventive remixes and original uptempo tracks have earned them a cult following, and SF electro-pop artist SUMif, who will get the party started with infectious, dance-inducing tracks. Before the performances start, groove out with the Sweater Funk DJs and their '80's funk and boogie.

Also, explore a glowing, interactive LED forest by the techno-wizards at Sustainable Magic and keep your senses stimulated with VR experiences by Dream Logic and Vision Quest. Take a live "Tour of the Universe" or explore the immersive and trippy art and music experience that is "Vortex 2.0" in the Morrison Planetarium. And don't forget to visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop and browse our specially-curated quality vinyl!

Get your tickets HERE, and RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook HERE.

NightLife Live Featuring Elohim & Caleborate, August 9

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 29, 2018 02:17pm | Post a Comment

Elohim
Elohim

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences' NightLife LIVE summer music series returns August 9th and doubles as the official Outside Lands Music Festival kick-off party. Electro-pop singer/songwriter Elohim will light up the night with her enigmatic and energetic set. East Bay rapper Caleborate opens the night with tracks from his latest album, 1993. The Oakland-based all-female, all-vinyl club B-Side Brujas will bring all the vibes with old-school soul and funky R&B throwbacks throughout the night.

Also make sure you explore a new art installation by frequent Burning Man collaborator Martin Taylor of the art collective Chromaforms in the West Garden. Keep your senses stimulated between sets with VR experiences by Dream Logic and Vision Quest, which offer new perspectives on the natural world. Take a live "Tour of the Universe" or explore the immersive and trippy art and music experience that is "Vortex 2.0" in the Morrison Planetarium. And as if that wasn't enough, visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop and browse our specially-curated quality vinyl.

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