Saturday, June 28th – Conspiracy of Venus Season Finale & Indiegogo Campaign Launch with Jeremy Rourke & Vanessa Verlee

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Seaweed Sway and Songbird Festival Present a Celebration for Conspiracy of Venus:

We are celebrating the end of a wonderful, fun, incredible, challenging, and vocally expanding season at one of our favorite places to sing in the city, the Make-Out Room. 

This performance features the premiere of Joyce Todd McBride’s new work for CoV: The Buddha’s Parable of the Burning House, on a text by Bertolt Brecht. 

We also are excited to launch our indiegogo campaign, in which we will raise funds to (finally!) record more of our songs. Stay tuned! 
Joyce Todd McBride’s Conspiracy of Venus
:::Opening this special evening, are special folks::: 
*Jeremy Rourke. Vanessa VerLee. & their band*
at the Make-Out Room

Early Show!! 
7:30-9:30pm for reals!
$8-10

 

 

 

 

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Thursday – 5/1 – Songbird Presents: Happy Hour Show

Songbird Presents: Happy Hour Show

Cradel Duende
Cradle Duende – http://www.cradleduende.org/
Cradle Duende presents a fusion of Klezmer & Balkan influenced melodies with Latin rhythms, and eco-conscious hip-hop lyrics. Cradle Duende takes its name from the Spanish word “duende,” in reference to a musically heightened state of emotion, expression; and a merging of disparate musical traditions that each evolved from independent cradles of civilization. Cradle Duende brings the strength of deep cultural roots into the party atmosphere!

Linda Robertson

Linda Robertson – http://www.soundcloud.com/poppycockery

About Linda Robertson
I read things I’ve written, play songs on the accordion and violin, and make up jokes to go in between. In days of yore, my songs were performed with the bands Cotton Candy and The Trifles, and the recordings here are all made with those wonderful folk. In 2008, Harper Collins were kind enough to publish my seedy, tell-all memoir “What Rhymes with Bastard”, and I’m working on my next collection of tales…all this dense history is woven into my mini-shows – packed full of suffering!

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Kotorino – http://www.kotorino.com/
A Brooklyn band that play darkly elegant, trippy, gypsy-flavored “parlor rock‚” with carnivalesque touches. Our instrumentation includes, but is not limited to: guitar, violins, tuba, bass clarinet, tenor sax, trumpet, pump-organ, voice, banjo, drums, accordion, bass and musical saw.

Cover $8-$10 sliding scale

Amnesia Music Hall
853 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

6 – 9 pm

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Wedsnesday 4/30 – Kotorino, The Bodice Rippers and Jessie Roadkill

Songbird Presents – A Lovely Evening at The Legionnaire Saloon

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Happy-town-kotorino-group-shotKotorino has one of the most unique and unusual sounds of any band, ever. Even in a music scene saturated with “chamber-pop” bands and odd instrumentation, Kotorino stands out with its use of all variety of winds, strings, and other musical gadgetry. The music itself is omnivorous in its source material, quite pretty, and downright haunting.

Some words from the band:

We love the West Coast! Besides the majestic beauty of the nature, and access to some of the best food imaginable, the people we on our last trip was amazing.

We were well taken care of by the warm and inviting people we came in contact with, we even gained a tuba player / pastry chef in San Francisco!

Kotorino is excited to share our own take on the music swirling around New York, from tilted tangos to banjo dub, latin waltzes to gypsy carnival hayrides, urban mambo to Satie jazz. Most importantly Kotorino is looking to connect we people on a personal, emotional and musical level. There is no better way to make those connections than traveling, sharing food, story and song.

The Bodice RippersThe Bodice Rippers are based in Shadetree, in Oakland’s little-known 5th Ave Marina Arts district, and is comprised of members of Rube Waddell, The Apocalypse Puppet Theater, Knees and Elbows, and the various guises of The Reverend Screaming Fingers.

jessie roadkillJesse Roadkill’s murder ballads are best accompanied with a glass of red wine and a cold cut of meat. Make sure th lighting is at an earyly low set as her eyes are used to the cold unforgiving night. Prepare your ears for her stories by sharing in a joke, sharp and witty is best, and sipping upon whatever libation fits your mood best. She will spin her tales of laughter and betrayal while you sit back and bask in your good decision.

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Saturday, January 4th – Songbird Presents – First Show of 2014 – Allison Lovejoy and Friends

 

 New Nocturnes for Piano Kickstarter 

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  $8-$1000000000000000000000 Sliding Scale Cover

Amnesia Music Hall 853 Valencia Street, $8-$10 Cover

 

ALLISON LOVEJOY

pianist and composer

ALLISON LOVEJOY is a classical pianist, keyboardist, composer, cabaret singer, accordionist, educator and producer of musical events.

 

CLASSICAL:    “Lovejoy’s presentation was absolutely stunning” -Pacifica Review

 

Allison Lovejoy is an extraordinarily exciting and versatile pianist. Specializing in early 20th century repertoire, she also plays the music of the masters with insight and passion. She began studying piano at age 5, and has been in demand as soloist and collaborator throughout her conservatory and professional careers.

Allison Lovejoy has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist. Her insightful and passionate performances have received wide acclaim, and her varied repertoire highlights virtuoso works of the late 19th and early 20th century. She has performed the Beethoven “Emperor” Concerto with the Orchestra of the International Festival of Music in Nicaragua under the baton of Maestro Urs Leonhart Steiner, and has also appeared as soloist in Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”, Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and the Prokofiev Concerto No. 3. She was a prizewinner in the San Jose Young Artist and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra Competitions, as well as a recipient of a Shenson Concert Series Grant. A guest speaker and performer at the 1998 San Francisco Symphony all-Gershwin concert at Stern Grove, she regularly presents concert-talks throughout California.

Miss Lovejoy received her M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, her B.M. from the University of the Pacific and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Her teachers include Robert Helps, Daniell Revenaugh, Mack McCray, Nathan Schwartz and Gyorgy Sandor. She was also a participant in the Holland International Music Sessions for young artists, where she participated in master classes with John O’Conor and Marie-Francois Bucquet.

She has recorded a CD of solo works by Rachmaninov, Ravel, Debusssy and Bartok on Metro Records, and her album “Nocturnes for Piano” includes rare and popular gems by Chopin, Faure, Satie,  Poulenc, Barber and others.

New works  by composers William Bolcom, Kirke Mechem, George Rubissow, Ted Wiprud, Marcus Shelby, Rob Reich and Chus Alonso have been commissioned or selected by Miss Lovejoy for “New Nocturnes for Piano“, which will be released in 2012.

As a chamber musician, Allison presents concerts in collaboration with notable cellist Emil Miland, violinist Karsten Windt, trumpeter Dave Scott and vocalists Indre Viskontas and Zoltan DiBartolo.

Early show with jazz and more!Please come support the New Nocturnes for Piano Kickstarter – we are half way to our goal and need your help to reach it by January 10!Music by:The one and only Mr. Lucky with Michael Groh on guitar!!Fabulous vocalist Karina Denike and Michael Mccintosh on piano!!Diana Strong, accordion and the amazing Anna Ishida, vocals (singing some original Allison Lovejoy songs/arrangements)Allison Lovejoy playing some original music.and other special guests!!Films by Nara Denning!
Silent Auction with prizes music lessons, artwork by David Baillon, Mr. Lucky, and CDs!

 

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songbird presents Dec 7th Happy Hour Flyer

Broken Shadows Family Band

Broken Shadows Family Band

About

Broken Shadows Family Band has a rootsy sound with an emphasis on lyrics and song-writing, with raucous violin and trumpet solos over deep grooves.

About Darren Johnston
 
Since settling in San Francisco in 1997, Canada-born trumpeter/composer/songwriter Darren Johnston has collaborated and recorded with an extremely diverse cross-section of artists. Whether playing with straight-ahead jazz luminaries such as bassist/composer Marcus Shelby, experimental icons like ROVA, Fred Frith and Myra Melford, rising star voclaist Meklit Hadero, or traditional Balkan brass band giants Brass Menazeri, he manages to blend in while still sharing his unique voice.As a bandleader he has made his mark with the award winning Nice Guy Trio, The Darren Johnston Quintet, the category defying Broken Shadows, and more. For an upcoming commission by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, “Letters From Home,” Johnston will be forming a multi-generational chorus with over eighty participants.
 
Description
 
With a style that’s difficult to pin down, Broken Shadows Family Band has a rootsy sound with an emphasis on lyrics and song-writing, with raucous violin and trumpet solos over deep grooves. Their members have strong ties to the Bay Area jazz, Balkan, experimental, and classical music communities.

Band Members

 
Darren Johnston – trumpet/vocals,
Matt Szemela – violin/vocals
Corinne Sykes – tupan/vocals
Doug Stuart – bass/vocals
Marco Peris – tupan/snare
 

Dan Cantrell and Friends

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Composer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Cantrell’s recent works include the score for three seasons of the Annie Award nominated cartoon television series Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack on the Cartoon Network, an Emmy Award winning scores forHome Front and Hope on the Streets (a PBS Documentary about gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area), and the Gerbode Grant sponsored commission of the Rootabaga Opera (a Fire Arts infused multimedia shadow play and lyrical ballet based on the children’s stories of Carl Sandberg) presented at The Crucible’s 2009 Fire Arts Festival.   Some of Dan’s other recent projects include the Golden Gate Award winning score forDivided Loyalties (a documentary about cultural identity on the divided island of Cyprus) and a commission from Kitka women’s vocal ensemble for the composition and direction of Musical Fortunes (A MAP sponsored collaboration featuring Kitka, Dan, Voice of Roma, and Brave Old World’s Michael Alpert) which was the opening and centerpiece of the 2007 Jewish Music Festival, and explores roots and ties between Romani(Gypsy) and Klezmer music traditions in Eastern Europe.
Dan’s music is influenced by the traditions of Eastern Europe from Bulgarian Roma Wedding Bands to polyphonic vocal laments, Early American Jazz and Film music from Busby Berkeley, and Cab Calloway to Scott Joplin, and modern alternative rock like Radiohead, Bjork, and Soundgarden. His extensive scoring catalogue for film and television is described as “hauntingly beautiful…quirky and energetic” (SF Bay Guardian). His soundtrack artistry spans a wide range of emotion and style, and has supported hundreds of cinematic works with rich with virtuosic performance, lush acoustic orchestrations, sonic textures resonant with sound design, and strikingly innovative melodic themes.

Playing piano, accordion, musical saw, Hammond organ, harpsichord, and pump organ, his unique sound can be heard on the albums of Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Beats Antique, and the Toids, as well as in Major Motion Pictures such as Paramount Pictures’ Mean Girls, and Roberto Benigni’s The Tiger and the Snow.  Dan performs and tours regularly with several ensembles including Beats Antique, Fishtank Ensemble, Gaucho, the Toids, and in original Balkan inspired ensembles that he directs.

Dan has numerous self-produced albums represented by the independent record label Odd Shaped Case.  Odd Shaped Case was co-founded by Dan and musical colleague Ryan Francesconi to represent intriguing and innovative new music using acoustic and often folk instrumentation infused and along side modern electronic and popular independent music styles.  Dan also is a founding member of Xenology, a licensing library featuring a unique blend of genre bending composers fluent in the vernacular of world music shaped by modern modalities and electronics.

Dan has also collaborated extensively within the medium of dance. He has composed and collaborated with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, San Francisco based ODC dance, Ballet Afzaneh, UltraGypsy, as well as international touring shows such as Bellydance Superstars, and Bellydance Evolution.  He has created innovative dance shows such asWaxing Cinematic (A two act musical dance drama integrating shadow puppetry and projections), and The Cabbage Sellers of Haities (a dance based theatrical musical based on Diaspora culture in 1920’s Greece in the emergence of Rembetico music).  Dan’s music can also be heard accompanying individual choreographers and performers such as Elizabeth Strong, Rachel Brice, Mira Betz, and Samantha Emanual on stage and in film.

Dan has recently performed as a featured soloist with the San Francisco Symphony playing accordion on Thomas Larcher’s premier of Red and Green.  He also performs with the Oakland Symphony, Mike Marshall, members of the Klezmatics, Brave Old World, and Fishbone.

William Moses

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Moses is a San Francisco based singer, composer and producer – known for a rich vocal intensity and a distinct artistic perspective. His lyrics are direct. His music is varied and subtle. He’s a balladeer for our global culture. Over the past two decades, he has written, recorded, produced and performed with some of the most eclectic musical and artistic visionaries around (playing with heavies like Vernon Reid and Melvin Gibbs, and taking on production tasks for Arto Lindsey, Matthew Barney, Reggie Wilson, and Reverend Billy’s Stop Shopping Choir in NYC). He currently performs solo and with Darren Johnston’s Trans-Global People’s Choir.

6 pm to 9pm – $8-$10 Sliding Scale Cover

Amnesia Music Hall 853 Valencia Street, $8-$10 Cover

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Late Show – Saturday, December 7th – Live International Beats by Msk.fm, Fanfare Zambaleta Fanfare and Broken Shadows Family Band

 

songbird presents Dec 7th Late Flyer

MSK.fm

MSK.fm is the brainchild of Antonino Musco, italian-born producer, musician and radio host now based in San Francisco.

The City and the Bay inspired the 6 tracks of the EP, a blend of urban, funk, electronic, downtempo and trip-hop, influenced by the love of world music, the eclectic taste of Antonino and the international melting pot of the line-up that includes NYC guitarist Andy Averbuch (The Joe Bataan Band, Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra), brazilian trumpet maestro Leandro Joaquim (Marcos Valle, Lucas Santana, etc), italian cellist Stefano Di Leginio and the SF rising stars Christopher Burch, Jessy Manuel, Hanna Rifkin on vocals/lyrics.
Made of a balance of global musicians and local singers, MadeInSF EP was composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Antonino Musco, who also plays keys, guitars, sampler, drums and percussions. The experienced engineer Mark Pistel (Meat Beat Manifesto, Hercules & Love Affair) mastered the EP at Room Five Studio.

www.soundcloud.com/mskfm

Photo by Reuben Radding 2012

 

 

 

 

History

Fanfare Zambaleta was incubated in the Zambaleta Music and Dance School in San Francisco and has since transformed into a full-fledged juggernaut of a band, featuring some of the Bay Area’s most exciting young players and seasoned veterans. Emulating the great Balkan brass bands of the past and present, they play Romani, Serbian, Macedonian and Greek brass band music with passion and dedication. FZ’s potent musical concoction of wild improvisation, meticulous ensemble coordination,  earth-shaking low brass, thunderous drumming and jubilant vocals will move your feet and lift your soul.

The Band

Gregory Jenkins – alto sax, bandleader
Noah Levitt – trumpet
Harlow Carpenter – trumpet, truba
Theo Padouvas – trumpet
Corinne Sykes – vocals, percussion
Rachel MacFarlane – tenor horn
Larry Leight – euphonium
Peter Bonos – euphonium
Evan Stuart – sousaphone
Ivan Velev – percussion, dance leader
Jake Shandling – percussion

Broken Shadows Family Band

Broken Shadows Family Band

About

Broken Shadows Family Band has a rootsy sound with an emphasis on lyrics and song-writing, with raucous violin and trumpet solos over deep grooves.

About Darren Johnston
 
Since settling in San Francisco in 1997, Canada-born trumpeter/composer/songwriter Darren Johnston has collaborated and recorded with an extremely diverse cross-section of artists. Whether playing with straight-ahead jazz luminaries such as bassist/composer Marcus Shelby, experimental icons like ROVA, Fred Frith and Myra Melford, rising star voclaist Meklit Hadero, or traditional Balkan brass band giants Brass Menazeri, he manages to blend in while still sharing his unique voice.As a bandleader he has made his mark with the award winning Nice Guy Trio, The Darren Johnston Quintet, the category defying Broken Shadows, and more. For an upcoming commission by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, “Letters From Home,” Johnston will be forming a multi-generational chorus with over eighty participants.
 
Description
 
With a style that’s difficult to pin down, Broken Shadows Family Band has a rootsy sound with an emphasis on lyrics and song-writing, with raucous violin and trumpet solos over deep grooves. Their members have strong ties to the Bay Area jazz, Balkan, experimental, and classical music communities.

Band Members

Darren Johnston – trumpet/vocals,
Matt Szemela – violin/vocals
Corinne Sykes – tupan/vocals
Doug Stuart – bass/vocals
Marco Peris – tupan/snare

10 pm to Close – $8-$10 Sliding Scale Cover

Amnesia Music Hall 853 Valencia Street, $8-$10 Cover

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Major Powers and The Lo-Fi Symphony – October Residency at Amnesia – 853 Valencia Street, $8 – $10

 

Every Tuesdays Night in October

9:00 – Close – $8-$10 Cover

 

amnesia-10-13 Residency 

October 1st

Everyone is Dirty

Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony  

October 8th

Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony  

Andrew Blair 

Kotorino

October 15th

Tiger Honey Pot

Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony  

The Lurk  

October 22nd

Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony  

El Elle

Michael Glines  

October 29th

 

Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony  

 Josh Cook

Linda Robertson

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Songbird Presents: Kotorino from Brooklyn, NY Shows in San Francisco 10/3 through 10/8

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Kotorino has one of the most unique and unusual sounds of any band, ever. Even in a music scene saturated with “chamber-pop” bands and odd instrumentation, Kotorino stands out with its use of all variety of winds, strings, and other musical gadgetry. The music itself is omnivorous in its source material, quite pretty, and downright haunting.

 

 

 

 

 

 Some words from the band:

We love the West Coast! Besides the majestic beauty of the nature, and access to some of the best food imaginable, the people we on our last trip was amazing.

We were well taken care of by the warm and inviting people we came in contact with, we even gained a tuba player / pastry chef in San Francisco!

 Kotorino is excited to share our own take on the music swirling around New York, from tilted tangos to banjo dub, latin waltzes to gypsy carnival hayrides, urban mambo to Satie jazz. Most importantly Kotorino is looking to connect we people on a personal, emotional and musical level. There is no better way to make those connections than traveling, sharing food, story and song.

 mp3s:

What Is This Thing

Never Had A Chance

Videos:

Better Than This

 Thursday – Free Happy Hour Show at Goorin’s Hat Store in North Beach – 5-7 pm

1612 Stockton St  San Francisco, CA 94133

Friday – 10/4 – Performing at 9:30 pm

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Songbird Presents:  Installation #1 – Live Music -  Cabaret, Darkly Elegant Parlor Rock and Noir Chamber Jazz- At SF

North Beach Art Crawl – After Party
ArtInternationale!

963A Pacific Ave (near Mason)

Live Music By Allison LovejoyKotorino and The Glasses

Doors at 8 pm $8-10 Admissions

Sunday – 10/6 – Performing at 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

19 Broadway Handbill

Songbird Presents: Kotorino from Brooklyn, NY

19 Broadway Bar and Grill

17 Broadway Blvd

Fairfax, CA
Free

www.19broadway.com

 

Tuesday – 10/8 – Performing at 9:30
Songbird Presents:  Major Powers and The Lo-Fi Symphony Residency

Amnesia Music Hall

853 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

$8-$10 – Sliding Scale

 

Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony -

Kotorino

Andrew Blair 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Songbird Presents:

www.songbirdfestival.org

www.facebook.com/groups/204266715149www.twitter.com/SongbirdFest /

 Interviews – http://soundcloud.com/momos-cheeskos/songbird-series-bird-branch / Podcasts Interview by Chloe Veltman of VoiceBox at  KALW local BBC  with Songbird Presents Founder Ms. Momo - http://kalwvoicebox.podbean.com/2012/07/20/bay-area-vocal-music-showcase/

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Saturday, August 3, 2013 Happy Hour and Late Show at Amnesia

Songbird Presents – The Little Prince of Andes Fundraising Events

Saturday, August 3rd

Amnesia Music Hall – 853 Valencia Street


Happy Hour Live Music and Film Screening

6-9 PM – $8-$10 – Admissions

Curated by Tupac Mauricio Saavedra featuring films by members of Doculink.
Live Music by Thiago Teixeira and Diana Gameros  

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Songbird Presents – Late Show Boogie Down with an All Star Guest Brass Band and Dance Party

6-9 PM – $8-$10 – Admissions
Live music and dj’s globe dance grooves without borders

9:30 pm to Close

Tickets $8-10

Music Sets

Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony

Tin Cup Serenade – New Orleans Style Set

Special Guest Brass Band

Dj sets by MSK.fm

 About project – www.pranaeyes.com 

6-9 pm, Tickets $8-10

Diana Gameros will be supporting this event and will be performing a solo set at 6 pm
Tupac will be sharing some of his favorite Independent Films and we will end the evening with a solo set of music by Thiago Teixeira

This event is being held to raise awareness and generate support for The Little Prince of Andes Film

About the film:
The Little Prince of The Andes follows indigenous children of Bolivia as they adapt the classic children’s book “The Little Prince” into a play based on their own lives. In this intimate and barefaced retelling, we journey into the different worlds of the street and learn what these young people must do in order to survive. Their dance between a magical world of theater and a harsh offstage reality urges us to reexamine our own lives.

About The Film Maker:

Tupac Mauricio Saavedra is a director of photography, journalist and documentary filmmaker that splits his time between his native home, Bolivia and the United States. In 2004 completed Bolivian Baroque, a 42-minute documentary that aired on European and Bolivian television. During the historic 2005 presidential elections in Bolivia, he followed the campaign of Evo Morales, who went on to become Bolivia’s first indigenous president. His award winning documentary, On the Road With Evo, is a close look at Morales the person and the politician, as well as an examination of the political conditions that brought him into power. In recent years, Tupac has worked as a freelance cameraman and editor, producing documentary shorts for the series Frontline World, Time, Yes Magazine, from India, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia. Tupac has also worked as a cameraman for several award winning documentary producers and independent filmmakers. In 2011 Tupac completed the documentary, My Five Years With Evo. The documentary presents a close look at what happens in Bolivia when the first indigenous president is elected. Tupac received his Masters degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism

 

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Sunday, June 16 – Amnesia – 853 Valencia Street, Happy Hour Show with 3 Distinctive Sounds and Later Show with Bay Area Favorite Makrú música

 Happy Hour Special Father’s Day Treat with 3 Distinctively Different Styles, $8, 6-9 pm

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Petejota

JL Stiles

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Artist Spolight

JL Stiles is a unique animal who for the first time is merging two totally different fields of truth seeking: Ragtime blues and higher mathematics.  Both of these disparate strands filtered through a lifetime on the run, searching for a universal truth from psychedelic Brazilian forests to US college campuses and further into his own unique vision.  JL Stiles has a mind that sees music in a similar way to how J.S. Bach saw music.  However, Bach never played the blues.

As for the blues: JL has opened for many a blues great, including BB King, Etta James and JJ Cale.  Surprisingly, looking at such a history, most of his originals would not be considered blues or folkways yet Maybelle Carter, Blind Blake and the rest of his honored forebears haunt everything he does, including his upcoming song-of-the-ages album, JL Stiles presents House of Murmurs, on which producer Etienne de Rocher (Sean Hayes) plied his remarkable talents.  It’s a bit confounding to box a one-off like JL, so the artist decided to mostly reserve his stunning ragtime and blues guitar madness for his other band, Hobo Paradise, which tears the house down regularly in San Francisco.

JL’s touring history includes a consistent presence on the West Coast and currently expanding to a nationwide audience via his latest release, which has garnered national press and national radio play.

Later Show, $8, 9:30 pm to Close

Makrú música will be playing extended sets

Landing in San Francisco from different parts of the world, various characters got together for different motives, goals and because it had to be that way, at the end of 2008 the became Makrú, a musical tool to express their points of view, ideals and support the causes they believe in, chasing equality and unifying people along the way . With influences of anything that can shake it Soul, Makrú sounds like smashing the earth and play it on a record player. Diana Gameros from Mexico, an amazing voice trained in Mexico & U.S, also an incredible composer and guitarist. Raúl Vargas from Madrid, fed by Spanish art and at the age of 20 left to collect music and knowledge around the world learning, guitar, cajón,, different percussions, didjeridoo, and more… with his compadre Javi Monge, from Barcelona who ended up in la Habana, Cuba dedicated to percussion under the wing of Yaroldi Abreu the amazing percussionist for Chucho Valdés among others. Vinicio Peñate raised equally In U.S and El Salvador brings the Cumbia-reggae-rock flavor that fits perfectly with the Californian drum set of Bob Sanders, who didn’t have enough and got himself also into flamenco guitar world. All this highlighted by the magical flute and melódica of, the called “Fantasma”. Issac Weiser, multi instrumentalist, born surrounded by musicians in Washington State U.S

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