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06/14/2024 - 07/29/2024

Friday, June 14
Fri 6/14 5:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to harry@fullplatemedia.com]
Kahil El'Zabar and David Murray perform iin a private home in the Berkeley hills. There will be two sets: the first at 5pm, & the second at 7pm.  More...
Fri 6/14 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush St. SF]
A new multichannel sound composition & installation by Dave Shaff. Featuring musical excerpts from the album holistic management by Joel Reber.  More...
Fri 6/14 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Scottish Electronics musician Drew McDowall was a key member of the legendary COIL group from the UK in the latter half of the 1990s whose seminal ritual drone masterwork "Time Machines" was re-performed by him in SF and overseas in 2018.
McDowall now returns to the Bay with an adventurous live project based on “A Thread, Silvered and Trembling” his newest June release on Dais which transforms Drew’s mood driven vision of a displaced neo-industrialized music as enigma and invocation into a summoning of shrouded strings, shaken shudders, and disembodied voicings.  More...
Fri 6/14 8:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
The Lost Trio
Fri, June 14, 8:30pm – 10:00pm  More...
Fri 6/14 9:00 PM Mr Tipple's [39 Fell St SF]
Russian Telegraph brings their chamber-jazz/funk to Mr. Tipple's. Two sets starting at 9pm.

Beth Custer - clarinet/voice
Jordan Glasgow - piano
Chris Grady - trumpet
John Hanes - drums
David James - guitar/voice
Keith MacArthur - bass  More...
Saturday, June 15
Sat 6/15 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush St. SF]
A new multichannel sound composition & installation by Dave Shaff. Featuring musical excerpts from the album holistic management by Joel Reber.  More...
Sat 6/15 9:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Hallie Smith – Akerselva



Eda Er – voice and electronics



Hallie Smith and Adrian Montufar – amplified viola, voice and flute



Akerselva is a technologically mediated violin and viola performance, accompanied by audiovisual laser elements. It examines the creative use of scale and focal points to create slowly shifting micro-environments.



Eda Er, a San Francisco Bay Area-based composer, sound artist, and singer, delves into expressivity and narrativity using a variety of mediums including singing, composition, analog and digital electronics, video, theatrical elements, and storytelling. For this event, she will be exploring ambient electronic soundscapes accompanied by her vocal performances.



Hallie Smith (viola) and Adrian Montufar present an amplified acoustic duo in conjunction with it/qué, a fabric sculpture by Anamaya Farthing-Kohl.  More...
Sunday, June 16
Sun 6/16 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
RUBEN MATTIA SANTORSA (Italy) performs a solo electric guitar journey through diverse sonic landscapes.
KAREN YU (Hong Kong) and Ken Ueno (Berkeley) perform "Noise Box Cantos" and "Shadow Mudras," both developed collaboratively as a reaction to their experience being pitted in improvisative situations against a collective of modular synthesizer players.  More...
Sun 6/16 8:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
David Murray / Kahil El Zabar Duo  More...
Monday, June 17
Mon 6/17 7:30 PM Duende [1075 Aileen St Apt B]
GOING AWAY PARTY FOR Phillip Greenlief featuring CITTA DI VITTI - an evening with citta di vitti, featuring music inspired by films of michelangelo antonioni with monica vitti. the trio will perform with video clips from the films that inspired the works. citta di vitti is: Phillip Greenlief - alto saxophone, compositions; lisa mezzacappa - contrabass; jason levis - drums  More...
Mon 6/17 8:00 PM Dead End Vintage Mondays [3370 19th Street nr Mission]
Pocket Universe---Brutal Sound Effects Mini Fest  More...
Tuesday, June 18
Tue 6/18 7:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
Jazz at the Make-Out Room (formerly the Monday Make-Out) continues! A wily evening of cutting-edge jazz, free improvisation, and creative music.
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Jazz at the Make-Out Room
Tuesday, June 18, 6pm doors/7pm show
No Cover/Donations Accepted

7pm Isaac Schwartz
Isaac Schwartz - drums

7:45pm God/Emperor/Doom
(David Boyce - sax, Karl Evangelista - guitar, Jordan Glenn - drums)

8:30pm Jon Arkin + Ben Goldberg
(Jon Arkin - drums, electronics, Ben Goldberg - clarinet)  More...
Tue 6/18 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Kahil El'Zabar//David Murray Duo - Friends for Life Tour  More...
Tue 6/18 8:00 PM Thee Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
Noisterous Nights at Thee Stork

VAUX FLORES (Ithaca, NY)- Modular synth experiments

KEY WEST- Free wheeling, searing anti-jazz noise

BLOOD OF CHHINNAMASTIKA- Synth evil, cutups and PE

MAGICK CREATURE- Dungeon Synth

RUBBER (() CEMENT- ????????? PLAYS FIRST AT 9PM SO COME EARLY  More...
Tue 6/18 8:30 PM Little Hill Lounge [10753 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito]
Elihu Knowles - Rent Romus  More...
Wednesday, June 19
Wed 6/19 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ken Ueno and Karen Yu present a noise set for amplified snare and bespoke noise boxes. Kevin Corcoran and Jacob Felix Heule are a Bay Area percussion duo focused on activating drums with surface friction, found objects, and amplification.  More...
Wed 6/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Outsound Presents Michael Mersereau, Skullkrusher  More...
Thursday, June 20
Thu 6/20 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Kronos Festival - June 20-23 at SFJAZZ

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Thu 6/20 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush St. SF]
Red Clay Sound Haus will present their work-in-progress "Magnolia Mojo |side.a|” during a limited, six-show series at Audium, June 20-29.  More...
Friday, June 21
Fri 6/21 5:00 PM Chapel Of The Chimes [4499 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611]
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Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes

The annual Walk-Through Concert - Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes returns again to celebrate the summer solstice.

ONLINE SALES ONLY. NO SALES AT THE DOOR. TICKETS WILL BE CAPPED AT 2750. TICKETS WILL SELL OUT.

The program will feature simultaneous performances in different parts of the building by Bay Area composers, musicians, sound artists, and other performers presenting a variety of acoustic and electronic music, installations, and interactive events; the audience is free to move throughout the building during the performances.  More...
Fri 6/21 7:00 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th St SF]
Other Dimensions in Sound; David Boyce solo set  More...
Fri 6/21 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Kronos Festival - June 20-23 at SFJAZZ

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Fri 6/21 8:00 PM Clarion Performing Arts Center [2 Waverly Place San Francisco, CA 94108]
The Erika Oba Trio (Erika Oba - piano, Chris Bastian - bass, Jeremy Steinkoler - drums) and special guest vocalist Roopa Mahadevan, celebrate the release of Ghosts on the Water, a new album themed around ecology, ritual, and heritage. The album will feature original works, as well as arrangements of Japanese and Okinawan folk songs.  More...
Fri 6/21 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush St. SF]
Red Clay Sound Haus will present their work-in-progress "Magnolia Mojo |side.a|” during a limited, six-show series at Audium, June 20-29.  More...
Saturday, June 22
Sat 6/22 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mason Jones,
Kanoko Nishi,
War Hippy (L.A.),
Daniel Blomquist,
Wilderman

Back to Saturdays!!!!
Gourmet vegan pancakes & compote free, served with entrance fee!  More...
Sat 6/22 7:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2201 Poplar St Oakland]
** FinkFest 2024 **
Friends, mentors, collaborators, and esteemed colleagues of the late guitarist John Finkbeiner convene for an evening of music in tribute to his distinctive musical voice, in remembrance of him on what would have been his 50th birthday.  More...
Sat 6/22 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Kronos Festival - June 20-23 at SFJAZZ

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Sat 6/22 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush St. SF]
Red Clay Sound Haus will present their work-in-progress "Magnolia Mojo |side.a|” during a limited, six-show series at Audium, June 20-29.  More...
Sunday, June 23
Sun 6/23 3:00 PM Oaktown Jazz Workshops [55 Washington St. Jack London Square, Oakland]
The Erika Oba Trio (Erika Oba - piano, Chris Bastian - bass, Jeremy Steinkoler - drums) and special guest vocalist Roopa Mahadevan, celebrate the release of Ghosts on the Water, a new album themed around ecology, ritual, and heritage. The album will feature original works, as well as arrangements of Japanese and Okinawan folk songs.  More...
Sun 6/23 5:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Kronos Festival - June 20-23 at SFJAZZ

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Sun 6/23 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Join us for a glass of wine and an exciting new interpretation of Pauline Oliveros’ "Four Meditations for Orchestra" using Carl Testa’s live electronic processing environment “Sway.” Featuring Ninth Planet musicians Jessie Nucho, Brendan Lai-Tong, Giacomo Fiore, and Eugene Theriault.  More...
Sun 6/23 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
GOGGLE is the quartet of saxophonists Chris Jonas, Randy McKean, Dan Plonsey and Cory Wright.
UNITED BRASSWORKER'S FRONT is Darren Johnston and Henry Hung - trumpets; Danny Lubin-Laden and Alan Williams - trombones; Luke Kirley - tuba; Jordan Glenn - drums  More...
Thursday, June 27
Thu 6/27 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Sult

From Norway and Oakland, an acoustic trio of guitar, contrabass, and bass drum. Over the past 15 years Sult has created a thrillingly dynamic and visceral sound world, forging a musical unity while also asserting the radically unique languages of its three core members. Their raw acoustic improvisations crackle with an energy that makes indirect communications reverberate on a cosmic level. Their music evokes natural phenomena; storms, landslides, tectonic frictions, lightning splitting forests of trees. Sult exists on the outer edges of free improvisation and the avant-garde, echoing the multi-layered, sonic intensity of AMM's Crypt era as well as Mauricio Kagel's most physical/textural work and the existential force of Helmut Lachenmann's "instrumental musique concrète".  More...
Thu 6/27 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush St. SF]
Red Clay Sound Haus will present their work-in-progress "Magnolia Mojo |side.a|” during a limited, six-show series at Audium, June 20-29.  More...
Friday, June 28
Fri 6/28 7:00 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th St SF]
Other Dimensions In Sound; Tri-Cornered Tent Show  More...
Fri 6/28 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush St. SF]
Red Clay Sound Haus will present their work-in-progress "Magnolia Mojo |side.a|” during a limited, six-show series at Audium, June 20-29.  More...
Saturday, June 29
Sat 6/29 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush St. SF]
Red Clay Sound Haus will present their work-in-progress "Magnolia Mojo |side.a|” during a limited, six-show series at Audium, June 20-29.  More...
Sat 6/29 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Brutal Sound Effects #97  More...
Thursday, July 4
Thu 7/04 9:30 PM Madrone Art Bar [500 Divisadero St, San Francisco]
United Brassworkers Front  More...
Friday, July 5
Fri 7/05 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Horse Lords + Evicshen + Foreign/Domestic  More...
Saturday, July 6
Sat 7/06 6:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Howard Wiley and Masumoto Peach Menu (Vegan)
Another 4 course peach menu featuring the incredible fruit from our friends at the Masumoto Family Farm! Peaches and Jazz!

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Sunday, July 7
Sun 7/07 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
sfSound performs a program of composed, semi-composed, and improvised music by Anthony Braxton, Elliott Carter, Brian Ferneyhough, Vinko Globokar, Eva-Maria Hauben, Salvatore Sciarrino, and sfSoundGroup.  More...
Sun 7/07 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.  More...
Saturday, July 13
Sat 7/13 3:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Golden Gate Valley Branch [1801 Green St. San Francisco, CA 94123]
Polar Resoundings: Field recordings from Antarctica and the Arctic intertwine with sounds played live on penguin bones, rocks, shells, driftwood, and kelp in a musical performance by Cheryl E. Leonard.  More...
Wednesday, July 17
Wed 7/17 7:30 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
After his father’s unexpected death, pianist Adam Tendler used his inheritance, a wad of cash received in a parking lot, to begin a commissioning project inviting a broad spectrum of sound artists and composers to create new piano works exploring the idea of ‘inheritance’ itself. Woven into one intimate program, these pieces tell a universal story of lineage, loss, and place, and become a meditation on confronting our past while moving forward into the future. The performance will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 7:30 pm at the Brava Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District.  More...
Friday, July 26
Fri 7/26 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
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2024 OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Bat Noise | Sharkiface | TanukiSpiderCat
Doors 7 | Q&A 7:15 | Music 8:15
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Saturday, July 27
Sat 7/27 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
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2024 OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Moe Staiano Ensemble | Normal (Fred Frith & Sudhu Tewari)
Doors 7 | Q&A 7:15 | Music 8:15
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Sunday, July 28
Sun 7/28 7:00 PM Berkeley Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
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2024 OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
The Dirty Snacks Ensemble | Aaron Space | The Lost Shapes
Doors 6 | Q&A 6:15 | Music 7:15
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Monday, July 29
Mon 7/29 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
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2024 OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Matt Robidoux & Lori Varga - Music For Aluminum Corn | post doom romance
Doors 7 | Q&A 7:15 | Music 8:15
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