Local Slice Recommendation – 12/29 – SeaweedSway & the Orange Room Present

Wednesday December 29th

SeaweedSway & the Orange Room Present:


DINA MACCABEE and the Excellent Spellers

HOLLY MAE and the Painted Room (in from Germany)


~holiday show at the MILK Bar in the Haight~

Address: 1840 Haight St. at Stanyan across from Amoeba Records

Tickets: $5

Venue: http://www.milksf.com/

Time: 8:30pm doors / 9pm showtime

Radio Links – Dina Maccabee on Pirate Cat this week:

http://podcasts.dreamhosters.com/pcr/TinyAntenna/TinyAntenna-20101220.mp3 (Dina plays towards the end)

http://http://www.piratecatradio.com/shows/wednesday/mister-odoms-bottomless-pit 12/22 episode


Tenderfoot is the solo project of Seattle-based songwriter Adam Boehmer. Fueled by a year-long road trip across the US in a vintage camper-trailer, Adam’s music is marked by sparse lyrics and loose, rhythmic guitar. His goal is to create an atmosphere for storytelling, lamentation and simple celebration.


“Dina Maccabee is a San Fran native with a very catchy and unique new CD under her belt. With “Who Do You Suppose You Are?”, Dina manages to put the shoegaze/depressive-ness of Leona Naess, the quirky instrumental parts of Feist and the almost soulful singing of She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel into a blender to create a smooth sound that’s both light-hearted and heartfelt. And most importantly all her own.” — Stereokiller.com

“Dina is working a cafe/folk/pop vein that puts me in mind of Edith Frost, Laura Veirs, and Maria Taylor. Listening to her myspace tracks, there’s a real sweetness to her music and some beautifully streamlined song craft. Also, she’s working with a notably great band. I’ve seen Eric Kuhn drum with Built for the Sea and Sillian Rail and am pretty well stunned by his playing. With Eric Perney on bass and Roger Riedelbauer on electric, Dina has a fantastic working unit.” — Will Boast, onebandband.com






Holly Mae & the Painted Room is a Berlin-based, acoustic Art Folk band originating from California. The group’s lyrics-oriented music and pre-polished, porch-swing sound aim to plumb the personal and ring harmonic with the universal. Holly Mae draws inspiration from myths and tragedies, children’s stories, outsider art, and science. Primary influences include Joni Mitchell, Neko Case, Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens, Bob Dylan, Daniel Johnston, and Bonnie Prince Billy.

Holly Mae was raised on an organic farm on the California central coast. Her childhood was steeped in folk music and she started writing songs as a teen. She began playing out in the 1990s in the acoustic side of the riot grrrl scene, where she opened for Sleater-Kinney at the Goleta Women’s Festival, under the name La Sullen Teen in 1996. After college Holly Mae assembled an acoustic folk band, the interludes, in 2005, and eventually formed Holly Mae and the Painted Room in 2007 in Detroit, Michigan.





Originally from France, Sylvain Carton is a multi-instrumentalist and composer currently residing in San Francisco. An accomplished saxophonist and guitarist, Sylvain tours and records regularly with John Vanderslice and a number of groups representing a variety of musical genres and traditions, such as The Mitch Marcus Quintet, Aphrodesia, The Japonize Elephants, Spaceblaster, Khi Darag, Lord Loves a Working Man, Beats Antique, and The Garlando Nonet.

The Carton Quartet succeeds in blending Sylvain’s many influences into an unconstrained jazz format. Allowing the music to veer from balkan-esque metric changes to a subtle latin american Milonga or locking into solid grooves amidst hard-swinging melodic passages, the music of this quartet is anything but reserved. Utilizing the instrumentation to its fullest (tenor sax, guitar, bass, drums) the arrangements pass the lead and supportive roles throughout the ensemble keeping the listener engaged in the dynamic interplay within the music.

The Carton Quartet features Autonomous Rogers which is one of the Bay Area’s most unique rhythm sections. Comprised of Mike Abraham on guitar, George Ban-Weiss on bass and Eric Garland on drums, this sub-section of the quartet is the driving force behind the music.




SeaweedSway is an evolving project by Jessie Woletz & friends, with an intention to encourage, cultivate, & support community through music, yoga, & nature events. SeaweedSway presents music shows & events, featuring musicians & artists who share similar creative intentions. SeaweedSway was a term first used by Karl Blau & Jessie to describe the awesome way people danced during BrightBlack Morning Light at a Great American Music Hall show, then it became a list of recommended events in the Bay Area, and now SeaweedSway presents shows of all kinds. Get updates of future events & stay connected through the links below:


http://bit.ly/seaweedswaycalendar (google calendar of events)

http://groups.google.com/group/seaweed-sway (weekly email list of events)


http://bit.ly/seaweedswaystory (project background)

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