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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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Saturday, June 29th – Happy Hour, Amnesia – 853 Valencia Street, $8 – $10 – Twang and Blues Affair 6-9 pm

 

 Flyer from Misisipi Mike Wolf

Flyer from Misisipi Mike Wolf

 

Blind Willies   

Blind Willies

Blind Willies began at San Francisco’s High School of the Arts as a duo playing covers of American folk songs and Alexei’s originals which he started writing when he was 15. After their professional debut at San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the band’s first two releases of all original songs, The Unkindness of Ravens (2007) and Everybody’s Looking for a Meal (2008), were highly …praised. The albums defined their sound and provided them the opportunity to perform extensively at eclectic venues, from New York’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and San Francisco’s Djangofest to Brooklyn’s intimate back room at Barbès. They shared stages with punk icon Penelope Houston (Avengers), “Dawg Music” innovator David Grisman, and folk iconoclast Peter Stampfel (Holy Modal Rounders).

Following their sophomore release, and in search of a larger canvas, Alexei assembled a full band of experienced, young musicians, accomplished across diverse genres including rock, jazz, classical, world, and hip-hop. Now five musicians strong, the band recorded a new album, Needle, Feather, and a Rope, at Tiny Telephone, indie engineer/producer/performer John Vanderslice’s all-analog studio in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Judging by the rich landscapes Alexei’s songs travel, the band has used the various gifts of its new members to forge a dynamic and unique sound that reflects the deeply resonant American musical traditions they each brought to the table. The music is sincere, raw, and poignant, and the band’s integrity is reflected in the 14 tracks of Needle, Feather, and a Rope as well as in the recording process. “We wanted to record in the manner of our favorite classic albums,” Alexei explains, “the band all together in the studio, live to 2” analog tape, with minimal overdubs. We felt this approach not only gives the album superior sonics, but is a more honest representation of our musicianship and soul. We punched it out in 4 days, 10 hours each day, and I think you can hear the pleasure of the experience and the fun we had.”

“In a state of sheer panic, I found out that the Danny Cohen and Blind Willies show started at 7 p.m. It was 6:30 and I was in desperate need of a shower and still had bed head from my disco nap. Buckling up my pants I ran unshowered down Geary Street to get my girlfriend and grab a cab to get to the Mission District. I thought the show started at 9-ish. Doesn’t everything start after 10 p.m. in San Francisco? Not this show. Which was fantastic . . . Blind Willies are excellent. Their latest CD, Needle, Feather and a Rope, is on heavy rotation in my apartment.”
Tony DuShane, SF Chronicle

Blind Willies on Youtube

The Bootcuts 

Bootcuts

This rip-roaring, foot-stompin’, country-rockin’, honky-tonkin’, twang-buster of a band are one of the hottest country bands in the Bay Area. They are cute, they are warm, they are fuzzy, and they put on one heck of a country music show. If you find yourself sitting still through a Bootcuts show, you must not be a true country music fan. And you need to ask yourself, why the hell are you at this show.

The Bootcuts live at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco – YouTube    and On last.fm

Pony Hunt

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Jessie Pony Hunt is a writer and performer from Oakland by-way-of Chicago. Her guitar playing is reminiscent of delta blues with a tin pan alley flare. Her distinct, almost ghostly voice, coupled with her personal and intimate song writing, is both vulnerable and confident and cuts straight to the heart.

 

Tittie Cake Junction Cupcake Pop-Up By Margaret Belton – Outside with a
portion of the proceeds going towards Breast Cancer Research

 

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Saturday, June 29th – Late Show, Amnesia – 853 Valencia Street, $8 – $10 Cover Juliet Strong CD Release and Dance Party 9:30 – Close

The Mano Cherga Band

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 Ladies and gentlemen, we welcome you to The Mano Cherga Band experience. Growling of the tuba, wailing of the accordion, spring reverb on the semi-hollow, clinking of the glasses, wind from the skirts on the dance floor, sweat running down your back, a smile on your lips and tears in your eyes. That’s what it’s all about for us, and we love to share those moments with you.

We are Jamie, Beodan, Sasha, Nino and Zhenya – tuba, guitar/voice, accordion, drums, bass – US, Serbia, Ukraine, Bosnia, Ukraine – respectively and always respectfully. The recipe is simple: take Balkan Romani, traditional and popular tunes, apply swing, turn up the bass, don’t be shy on the snare and sing like this is the last song you will ever sing.

 Mano Chergra on Youtube

 Fanfare Zambaleta

Photo by Reuben Radding 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Reuben Radding 2012

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 music is a potent contrast of wild improvisation with meticulous ensemble coordination, buoyed by powerful bass lines paired with energetic drumming and featuring jubilant and soulful vocals, all designed to move your feet and lift your heart.

The Band

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

 Zambaleta Fanfare on Youtube

Juliet Strong

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With a voice “like butter” and an array of original, bluesy melodies, Juliet Strong touches audiences with her depth of sound, unparalleled musicality, and lilting lyrics. Juliet’s high energy fusion of folk and soul, accompanied by rhythmic piano, ukelele, and an eclectic band, provides a unique, and infectiously uplifting musical experience.

An Oakland, California native, Juliet has a background in Folk, Classical and Jazz piano and voice.  Having grown up in the Bay Area and Central Valley folk scene, Juliet has been influenced by traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Turkish, Flamenco, Americana, Irish, Scottish, Indian and Brazilian music and dance.  She has spent years absorbing these styles in a traditional folk setting, supplementing with her love of Bebop, Soul, Funk and R&B, and travel to Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and Argentina.  The result is a unique sound often likened to that of Norah Jones, Carol King, and Carly Simon.

 

 Juliet Strong on Youtube

MSK.fm
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

 

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Songbird Presents – Titan Ups April Residency at Amnesia

Titan Up Tuesdays – 5 Week Residency at Amnesia 

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Amnesia
853 Valencia St  San Francisco, CA
Sliding Scale $8-$10
Live 8 piece band – Rocksteady and Vintage Reggae DJ

Frontman – Bob Reed – formerly of Oranger 

Ghostown Live at Great American Music Hall  

The Titan Ups play traditional Rocksteady and early Reggae with an accent on authenticity. Whether it’s a classic track from Toots and the Maytals, to more obscure classics to soon-to-be-classic original tunes, the Titans “Bring It” and keep the dance floor packed from start to finish!

The group is led by Bob Reed, ex frontman of 90s S.F. Noisepop favorites Overwhelming Colorfast and lead guitarist for indie rock darlings, Oranger. Drummer Dave Leonard has handled drumming duties for the likes of The Sermon, Pat Johnson and Penelope Houston. The Group is rounded out by Mike Davenport and Igor Belogolovsky on guitars (Coup De Ska), Jen Hale on Keyboards (Killer’s Kiss) and Carroll Ashby on trombone.

The group calls San Francisco’s Mission District home and have quickly distinguished themselves as San Francisco’s Premier Rocksteady band!

 Who could have predicted the early reggae and rocksteady music revival that took hold in California over the last two years? Not that we’re complaining: Bands regularly take the stage to perform vintage Jamaican sounds from an era when the island’s music incorporated American R&B, funk, and psychedelic pop, and used Hammond organs for its unique shuffle rhythms. Former Oranger member Bob Reed leads Titan Ups, a seven-member outfit that plays both originals and covers of songs from Jamaican acts like the Maytals, the Pioneers, and the Techniques   – SF Weekly

 


Tuesday, April 2nd
Amnesia
853 Valencia St  San Francisco, CA
Songbird Presents:  Titan Ups Tuesdays
$8-$10 – Cover
Doors at 9 show at 9:30 pm
Fog Dub
DJ – Nick Watts
Titan Ups – 9:30 start time
 
Tuesday, April 9th

Amnesia
853 Valencia St  San Francisco, CA
Songbird Presents:  Titan Ups Tuesdays
$8-$10 – Cover
Doors at 9 show at 9:30 pm
Franco Nero
DJ – Mark “Dukey” Gorney (SF Vintage Reggae Society)
Titan Ups – 9:30 start time
 
Tuesday, April 16th
Amnesia
853 Valencia St  San Francisco, CA
Songbird Presents:  Titan Ups Tuesdays
$8-$10 – Cover
Doors at 9 show at 9:30 pm
Rusty Zinn
DJ – Kool Kyle
Titan Ups – 9:30 start time
Tuesday, April 25th

Amnesia
853 Valencia St  San Francisco, CA
Songbird Presents:  Titan Ups Tuesdays
$8-$10 – Cover
Doors at 9 show at 9:30 pm
The Satisfactions
DJ – Revival Sound Selector (host of Wake the Town – Radio Valencia, KUSF)
Titan Ups – 9:30 start timeTuesday, April 30th

Amnesia
853 Valencia St  San Francisco, CA
Songbird Presents:  Titan Ups Tuesdays
$8-$10 – Cover
Doors at 9 show at 9:30 pm
Burnt:
Giraffe Aftermath
Titan Ups – 9:30 start time

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January through March 2013 Songbird Presents

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Songbird Presents founder Momos Cheeskos will be in the nest working on her own music as well developing programming for Spring 2013 and forward. New events, seminars, workshops, social events will be added as they are confirmed! In the meantime for Jan-March keep your eyes peeled for new updates to this page and programming as well as For The Ears Volumes 1-3 and Bird Branch Interview Series.

 

Volume One:

https://www.facebook.com/music/playlist/2013-For-the-Ears-Vol-1/465239686872518

Tunes for the ears Songbird Presents will be making a mix of new and old music each month by creating For the Ears Vol 1-12 mixes with various gen…res this year. Support these artists directly by purchasing their tunes directly from them.

Happy listening and feel free to suggest tracks for future For the Ears Volumes

Inspired by Tom Lanham list and the best of 2012 music

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