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04/04/2018 - 05/19/2018

Wednesday, April 4
Wed 4/04 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Join Cookie Tongue's return to San Francisco from Brooklyn for the cassette release of Orphan Arms on Eh? records. Filling the bill are Cruel Work and Sean Real.  More...
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Wed 4/04 9:00 PM The Knockout [3223 Mission Street San Francisco CA 94110]
BURMESE
SOLO ORGAN (RECORD RELEASE)
LOVE CHAINS
EARTH JERKS  More...
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Thursday, April 5
Thu 4/05 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SopraDuo Album Release Party  More...
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Thu 4/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Ahead of his Other Minds Festival performance in SF, Jaap Blonk presents “Songs of Little Sleep" and other recent works for voice and electronics.

As a vocalist, Jaap is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live-electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension. Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, like Maja Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Ebony Band. He premiered several compositions by the German composer Carola Bauckholt, including a piece for voice and orchestra. A solo voice piece was commissioned by the Donaueschinger Musiktage. On several occasions he collaborated with visual computer artist Golan Levin, for the Ars Electronica Festival.  More...
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Thu 4/05 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
ANNE RAINWATER

Works for Solo Piano and Electronics
Anne Rainwater, piano

PROGRAM

Elliott Carter: 90+ (1992)
Bryce Cannell: new work (2018)*
Danny Clay: 10 Pages (2016)
Matthew Hough: new work (2018)*
Mei Fang Lin: Interaction (2013)
*=world premiere  More...
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Thu 4/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Pinbokeh Trio
Nathan Chamberlain - guitar, Josiah Branaman - bass, and Paul Sakai - drums
9:00 pm Amanda Chaudhary - analogue synth  More...
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Thu 4/05 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Norman Westberg / Thor & Friends / Kal Spelletich

Best known for his work with the seminal outfit SWANS, Westberg’s output beyond that group is sprawling and restless. His name recurs and ripples through many interconnected micro-histories surrounding New York City’s music and art scenes. From appearances in film works associated with the Cinema Of Transgression, through to his participation in bands such as The Heroine Sheiks and Five Dollar Priest, Westberg’s name is woven deeply into the fabric of New York over the past three decades.

After five years of touring as the percussionist of The Swans, Thor Harris began Thor & Friends in the autumn of 2015 as a vehicle to experiment with a cast of rotating Austin based musicians in the vein of American minimalism. As an instrument carpenter and acoustic polyglot, Thor & Friends is the sound of Harris’ return home — an elongated greeting and ode to his community, woodworking shop, and the instruments his hands bring texture too.  More...
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Friday, April 6
Fri 4/06 7:30 PM Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC) [UC Santa Cruz]
Giacomo Fiore and Kyle Bruckmann  More...
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Fri 4/06 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Irrera Brothers Duo

The “riveting and dynamic” Irrera Brothers Duo come to Old First Concerts with a program of music for violin and piano by Vitali, C. Schumann, Stravinsky, Dietrich, R. Schumann, and Brahms.  More...
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Saturday, April 7
Sat 4/07 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ReImaginations – Cage, Shende & Bach on Guitar: Aaron Larget-Caplan  More...
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Sat 4/07 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) form a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. These events are run and curated by the graduate students and faculty of each participating institution. The 2018 series of California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts will be held at the campuses of UCSD, UCSB, Mills, CCRMA/Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and CalArts throughout April 2018. The Stanford/CCRMA leg will be held on April 7th from 7.30PM  More...
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Sat 4/07 8:00 PM ANNO DOMINI ART GALLERY [366 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113]
Come listen to JAAP BLONK, Dutch sound poet and electronic musician, and SCLOrk, the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra, at the awesome ANNO DOMINI Art Gallery in downtown San Jose!  More...
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Sunday, April 8
Sun 4/08 4:00 PM House Concert - Scotts Valley, CA [Call or email for details Seth 831-239-4874 srw2689@gmail.com]
Roughhousing

Jack Wright....saxes
Evan Lipson.....double bass
Zachary Darrup.....guitar and objects  More...
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Sun 4/08 7:00 PM House Concert [Contact concert host at Harry@fullplatemedia.com]
House concert in Berkeley Hills featuring music of Berkeley composers David Jaffe and Sheli Nan, and San Juan Island composer Alex Shapiro. Violinist Karen Bentley Pollick plays Jaffe's solo fiddle fireworks "Cluck Old Hen Variations," as well as his fanciful "Impossible Animals," in which the violin is embedded in a menagerie of computer-generated singing bird-humans. She is joined by harpsichordist Jonathan Salzedo for the premiere of "Three Musicians (after the Picasso Paintings)," a Picasso-like abstraction of American roots music, in a setting created specially for this house concert. Jaffe himself will take the stage as he tackles his "magnum opus for a minuscule instrument", the solo mandolin "Ellis Island Sonata," a musical journey drawing on themes passed down from his mandolinist father and grandfather. The concert is rounded out by two additional violin and harpsichord works, Sheli Nan's lyrical "Absinthe avec mes amis" and the wild "Slip" by Alex Shapiro.  More...
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Sun 4/08 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm nOOi - CD release
Mark Oi – electric guitar/Bill Noertker – electric bass
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – sax, flute/Brett Carson – piano/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis – drums  More...
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Sun 4/08 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT USERS GROUP PRESENTS: SCAPEGOAT  More...
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Monday, April 9
Mon 4/09 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 1)
Join us on April 9 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the Gala Opening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This opening night event features Anne Waldman, with Karen Stackpole, gongs; Clark Coolidge, with Alvin Curran keyboards and electronics; Michael McClure; Aram Saroyan; Jaap Blonk; Enzo Minarelli.

Tickets
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Mon 4/09 8:00 PM Castro Theatre [San Francisco]
A Celebration of Oddball Films with Marc Capelle's Red Room Orchestra  More...
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Mon 4/09 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Faults + Cartoon Justice  More...
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Tuesday, April 10
Tue 4/10 7:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Grex & Brimstone and Glory

Two Piece Tuesdays is proud to present the art rock of Grex (duo & trio editions) and the film Brimstone & Glory. Join us for a night of exploding sounds of wonder and the artful resplendence of pyrotechnics.

Brimstone & Glory ~ The feature debut of director Viktor Jakovleski, “Brimstone & Glory” looks at the city of Tultepec, Mexico, during the National Pyrotechnic Festival.

Grex (Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, perc., Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, perc., w/Robert Lopez-drums) is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a "grex" is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of improvised music.  More...
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Tue 4/10 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
scapegoat is an experimental saxophone and percussion duo. Close creative collaboration and multi-media projects form the basis of their pursuit for artistic innovation and expression. Programmes are designed to broaden and challenge the musical experience of the audience, through original works featuring live electronics, performer-controlled sonic and visual amplification, video and lighting design, and improvisation. scapegoat's 2017/18 season features new commissions of composers Pierluigi Billone and Michelle Lou funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, with residencies and performances as part of an Australian tour, a Californian tour, and at the Ultima Festival (Oslo) and Open Ears Festival (Kitchener). scapegoat recently recorded works by Mauricio Pauly and Santiago Díez Fischer to be released on an upcoming record in collaboration with writer Renee Gladman. Upcoming projects include collaborations with Sabrina Schroeder, Hanna Hartman, and Sam Salem.  More...
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Tue 4/10 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 2)
Join us on April 10 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the second evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This event features a workshop/demonstration of sound poetry techniques by Dutch artist Jaap Blonk.

Tickets
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Tue 4/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Roughhousing (Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, Zachary Darrup)
- Syrnx
- gabby fluke-mogul & Jordan Glenn duo  More...
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Wednesday, April 11
Wed 4/11 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 3)
Join us on April 11 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the second evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.
This event features work by: Kurt Schwitters; Filippo Marinetti; Fortunato Depero; Gertrude Stein & Virgil Thomson; Ernst Toch; Lawrence Weschler; Cathy Berberian; Bernard Heidsieck. Performed by: Jaap Blonk; Enzo Minarelli; Randall Wong; Sarah Cahill; The Other Minds Ensemble (Kevin Baum, Joel Chapman, Sidney Chen, Amy X Neuburg, Randall Wong and Pamela Z)

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Wed 4/11 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Anne Pajunen - multi-voiced singer and performer and T.D. Skatchit playing Skatch Platters and boxes with Gino Robair At Tom's Place  More...
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Wed 4/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Noam Bierstone plays the piano, Tibetan bowls, & himself

Canadian percussionist Noam Bierstone performs his first solo show in the US, featuring works for both percussion and piano!  More...
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Wed 4/11 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus continues a three-month mini-residency featuring his Life's Blood Ensemble recreating their 2017 release Rising Colossus.  More...
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Thursday, April 12
Thu 4/12 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 4)
Join us on April 12 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the second evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This event features works on tape by Sten Hanson; Lily Greenham; Åke Hodell, and live performance by OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad & Taras Mashtalir); Tone Åse, & Sten Sandell

Tickets
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Thu 4/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Matt Robidoux
9:00 pmH/I Ensemble
Julie Herndon - harmonium, electronics, John Ivers - clarinet and electronics
San Francisco-based H/I Ensemble explores breath, song, and synthesis in sound. Julie Herndon (keys, voice, electronics) and John Ivers (clarinets, electronics) use reactive elements to create malleable, semi-permeable musical structures. Referencing drone pop, ambient spectralism, and free improvisation, H/I develops immersive songscapes.  More...
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Friday, April 13
Fri 4/13 6:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94110]
Metropolis presents the work of Bay Area artists, writers, and creative leaders who live in a metropolis both physically near and consciously distant: prison. In collaboration with Prison Renaissance and incarcerated artists, activists, and creative thinkers, Southern Exposure and East Side Arts Alliance present an installation of curated audio pieces – from conversations to rap, anecdotes to poetry -- centering the voices of those incarcerated in the Bay Area, and revealing the commonalities between the metropolis inside and the metropolis outside  More...
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Fri 4/13 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 5)
Join us on April 13 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the fifth evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This event features works on tape by Mark Applebaum, and live performances by Enzo Minarelli; Amy X Neuburg; Charles Amirkhanian & Carol Law.

Tickets
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Fri 4/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Alone/Not Alone #3: I Sing Words – Jill Morgan Brenner, soprano  More...
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Saturday, April 14
Sat 4/14 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 6)
Join us on April 14 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the closing night of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This event features live performances by Pamela Z, Jaap Blonk; Beth Anderson, with Michael Jones, percussion, and works on tape by Susan Stone; Sheila Davies Sumner.

Tickets
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Sat 4/14 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ric Louchard and Michael Rothkopf are presenting a concert of new music. Ric and Michael are thrilled to be joined by these amazing performers: Rachel Condry, clarinet; Monica Scott, cello; Dan Magay, alto saxophone and flute; John Worley, trumpet; Diane Grubbe, flutes; Meeremai Shin, flutes; Robert Lopez, drums.  More...
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Sat 4/14 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Quartet: Myra Melford, Michael Formanek, Hamir Atwal, Ben Goldberg with the Nu Jazz Collective  More...
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Sunday, April 15
Sun 4/15 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
HUSH Series — Long Tone Choir: spring

Immerse yourself in a spring-inspired soundscape, produced by traditional and extended vocal techniques. Text scores for the work will be displayed within distinct sculptures throughout the performance space. You will be invited to view and read the scores and sing with the choir in the second half of the performance if you choose.  More...
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Sun 4/15 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. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Monday, April 16
Mon 4/16 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Chris Jonas/Randy McKean Quartet + Pinkobeh Trio

A rare Bay Area appearance from Santa Fe based saxophonist and composer Chris Jonas. Renewing a collaboration that began nearly 30 years ago, reedman Randy McKean joins him at the helm of a new quartet, with McKean’s Bristle bandmate Lisa Mezzacappa on bass, and Weiner Kids mastermind Jordan Glenn on drums.

Pinbokeh is a trio based out of Oakland, CA that explores lush textures and soundscapes. A collection of unmetered rhythms and stretched out harmonic patterns create pieces that are reminiscent of the Nels Cline Singers with the still ambiance of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Grouper. The trio is composed of Nathan Chamberlain, guitar; Josiah Branaman, bass; and Paul Sakai, drums.  More...
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Tuesday, April 17
Tue 4/17 8:00 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight Street, SF, CA]
Silvia Mattheus, Ypsmael, Headlights, Disko Szamanka
Tuesday, April 17; doors 7:45pm, show 8-10:30pm
at The Bindery, 1727 Haight St $5-$10 NOTAFLOF all-ages
The Bindery provides gender neutral and ADA compliant bathrooms. There are no stairs and seating is flexible. Please refrain from using scented products.  More...
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Tue 4/17 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Tuesday Night Special: John Bischoff/Soo Yeon Lyuh Duo + ligrs Quintet  More...
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Wednesday, April 18
Wed 4/18 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Our second April show features two touring artists, Boston based violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler and sound artist Ypsmael from southern Germany. Also performing from the bay area will be Larnie and Bodil Fox on invented creations and a super ensemble featuring Theresa Wong, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Jacob Heule and Tom Djll.  More...
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Thursday, April 19
Thu 4/19 7:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Two Sense: Ashley Bathgate, cello and Lisa Moore, piano

TwoSense is a New York-based chamber duo and commissioning venture, established by the Bang On A Can All-Stars cellist Ashley Bathgate and founding alumna pianist Lisa Moore in 2010. The duo has been described as the “new music equivalent of a special ops team” (New York Magazine), an “excellent duo” and “eloquent new-music interpreters” (New York Times).  More...
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Thu 4/19 7:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg: CD Release Concert for PRACTITIONER

PRACTITIONER

Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg are happy to announce the release of their new record “PRACTITIONER.” This record, three years in the making, is based on Steve Lacy’s Hocus Pocus - Book ‘H’ of “Practitioners”.

Seating is limited.
Get your required reservation here  More...
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Thu 4/19 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six : Cosmicomics 2018
Bookstore Salon #1
new music for jazz sextet inspired by Italo Calvino’s stories on the origins of the universe developed this year in a series of salons at Bird & Beckett Books & Records

Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums  More...
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Thu 4/19 7:59 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Experimental Music needn't be dull. This event is a prime example of non-boring avant-garde music, featuring the machine learning "pop" of Santa Cruz's Happy Valley Band and multi-media showman, Lord Tang.  More...
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Thu 4/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Ypsmael
9:00 pm French Radio
Andy Way-turntable,mic,etc, Bruce Anderson-guitar,etc
French Radio is a Bay Area aggregation of sound projection facilitating urban fear as it’s power source to broadcast black utopian uncanniness to all devoted listeners. French Radio rejects the fascist conveyor belt of rhythm. Instead it embraces stasis and unimpeded movement. French Radio loves you.”  More...
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Thu 4/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ladies who Lieder

Original songs by Monica Chew, along with songs by Bartok, Strauss and Wagner. Sung by soprano Jamie Lee with pianist Monica Chew.  More...
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Friday, April 20
Fri 4/20 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [Adeline and 24th Streets in West Oakland. Exact address only given to those who register.]
Joel Davel, solo marimba lumina and a 4 course gourmet vegan meal.

Click here to register  More...
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Fri 4/20 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
¡Voltage & Verse! an evening of music and poetry  More...
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Fri 4/20 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
DannyBoyBlue: A concert of original music by Danny Bittker, featuring an 8-piece ensemble moving fluidly and happily through the worlds. Rhythm sound sadness joy wonder.  More...
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Fri 4/20 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Studio Grand and Jordan Glenn present:

Spontaneous Sounds Small and Large

This evening features Ben Goldberg, Francis Wong, Chamberlain Zhang and Jordan Glenn (as a quartet), along with Jordan Glenn's BEAK featuring special guest Michael Coleman.

DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM

$10-15 sliding scale at the door  More...
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Fri 4/20 10:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
M. Lamar & The Living Earth Show  More...
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Saturday, April 21
Sat 4/21 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
TwoSense: Ashley Bathgate cello, Lisa Moore piano “Look Left Again”  More...
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Sat 4/21 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery Street San Francisco (near Glen Park BART)]
animals and giraffes - the ongoing project with Phillip Greenlief and writer claudia la rocco - will be performing at bird and beckett books this saturday at a new concert series that eric at b&b has launched to feature improvised music. a&g is celebrating the release of our newest CD, LANDLOCKED BEACH (with jon leidecker) on the creative sources label, so you can think of this as a CD release party; we will have copies on hand for sale. animals and giraffes: Phillip Greenlief - woodwinds; claudia la rocco - text, voice; Danishta Rivero - voice, electronics; john shiurba - guitar, preparations, effects  More...
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Sat 4/21 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Barbara Golden - TRANSCONTINENTAL 77  More...
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Sunday, April 22
Sun 4/22 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Kasey Knudsen PLAYS JOE HENDERSON’S “IN 'N OUT”, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab, 6:00pm & 7:30pm  More...
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Sun 4/22 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 PM Ian Carey Ensemble
Steve Adams - saxophone, Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass, Jason Levis - drums, Mark Clifford - vibes
Ian Carey is a trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader and instructor, who “asks deep musical questions and comes up with compelling answers” (Bill Kirchner, editor, The Oxford Companion to Jazz)
8:30 PM Unbound free-jazz world fusion music
Marc Schmitz - vocals, guitar, Dave Mihaly - drums, Lin Shi - vocals, keyboard, Shuxin Meng - pipa  More...
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Sun 4/22 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Jack Wright: saxophones
Tom Djll: trumpet
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion

Angela Roberts: cello
Kim Nucci: baritone saxophone, electronics
Evan Lipson: double bass

Danishta Rivero: voice and electronics
Matt Chandler: bass guitar
Zachary Darrup: guitar and objects  More...
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Monday, April 23
Mon 4/23 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: T.J. Borden (solo) + Marshall/Pearce Duo  More...
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Wednesday, April 25
Wed 4/25 7:30 PM Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street, Berkeley]
The Actual Trio is a vehicle for the compositions of iconoclastic Bay Area guitarist John Schott (Junk Genius, T.J. Kirk). Bassist Dan Seamans (New Klezmer Trio, Lost Trio), and drummer John Hanes (Henry Kaiser, Victor Krummenacher) provide the foundation for Schott’s adventurous-but-accessible compositions, marrying deep pockets and joyful swing to wayward harmonies and spontaneous excursions.  More...
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Wed 4/25 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex 2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents...Actual Trio

The Actual Trio is a vehicle for the compositions of iconoclastic Bay Area guitarist John Schott (Junk Genius, T.J. Kirk). Bassist Dan Seamans (New Klezmer Trio, Lost Trio), and drummer John Hanes (Henry Kaiser, Victor Krummenacher) providing the foundation for Schott’s adventurous-but-accessible compositions, marrying deep pockets and joyful swing to wayward harmonies and spontaneous excursions.  More...
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Wed 4/25 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Mills College Contemporary Performance Ensemble performs new music for instruments and voices by Cardwell, Collins, Hege, Kem, Lyuh, Rieman, and Wolff.  More...
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Thursday, April 26
Thu 4/26 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Matt Renzi’s Arm-Sized Legging: Original Jazz & Contemporary Classical  More...
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Thu 4/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm [ruidobello]
Jorge Bachmann - electronic sound art
9:00pm Doug Lynner - Mystery Serge  More...
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Thu 4/26 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Orchestration Concert - Roscoe Mitchell

End of semester Spring 2018 orchestration concert.  More...
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Friday, April 27
Fri 4/27 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Greenlief & Raskin play Steve Lacy•KREation Ensemble

Phillip Greenlief and Jon Raskin's 1 + 1 play music from rare notebooks of Steve Lacy  More...
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Saturday, April 28
Sat 4/28 6:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sing If You Believe: A Spring Recital  More...
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Sunday, April 29
Sun 4/29 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Symphony and Ballet
Music meets dance with magical results as Berkeley Sounds composer fellows join forces with the choreographers and dancers of Berkeley Ballet Theater.  More...
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Sun 4/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations042918: Hypercolor  More...
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Monday, April 30
Mon 4/30 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
End of Semester Spring 2018 concert for Composition Seminar MUS 291 with Chris Brown.  More...
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Mon 4/30 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Hypercolor + Monopiece  More...
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Wednesday, May 2
Wed 5/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jane Spencer Mills soprano, Ian Scarfe, piano; Jessie Nucho, flute: Of Cats, the Moon and Rain  More...
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Thursday, May 3
Thu 5/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
UC Berkeley Composers with Myra Melford: Solo Collective  More...
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Thu 5/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm gabby fluke-mogul - violin
Amy Reed - guitar
9:00 pm Tim Perkis/Biggi Vinkeloe
Celebrate their new CD 'FAR AFIELD' on Artifact Records
Studio-created compositions based on recorded improvisations of long-time collaborators Biggi Vinkeloe (flutes, alto saxophone) and Tim Perkis (electronics).  More...
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Friday, May 4
Fri 5/04 4:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
First Friday show in downtown Oakland! First ever Synth-focused Show at The Octopus Literary Salon so come out and support.  More...
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Fri 5/04 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Cartoon Justice presents any evening of Noise Jazz and electroacoustic improv with Broken Whole percussion/electronics trio and African Master Musician/Artist Mogauwane Mahloele.  More...
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Fri 5/04 8:00 PM SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's [2097 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94117]
Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's to continue our 40th Anniversary celebration, and to mark the release of our newest CD, In Transverse Time.  More...
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Saturday, May 5
Sat 5/05 6:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
MUTEK SF A/Visions 3 with Tim Hecker  More...
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Sat 5/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Akiko Hatakeyama is a composer/performer of electroacoustic music and intermedia. She explores the boundaries between written music, improvisation, electronics, real-time computer-based interactivity, and visual media. Storytelling, memories, and nature play an important role in Akiko's work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity.  More...
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Sat 5/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish Ensemble  More...
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Sat 5/05 8:00 PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church [1111 O’Farrell St. San Francisco, CA 9410]
In these taxing times, the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra presents The Fast and The Furies — a breathtaking pursuit of musical truth and consequences.  More...
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Sunday, May 6
Sun 5/06 4:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Volti presents a program of contemporary American music by composers Dany Clay, Robin Estrada, and Žibuoklé Martinaityté.  More...
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Sun 5/06 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Ives Collective

…the poppies blow…
The Ives Collective is joined by tenor Brian Thorsett and violist Jessica Chang for a program honoring the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, featuring works which were either written during the Great War or were composed by artists who served during the conflict.  More...
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Sun 5/06 5:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
eco ensemble: Foxtrot Delirium

At Zellerbach Playhouse at the northwest of Zellerbach Hall  More...
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Sun 5/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Vinkeloe/ Looney/ Mezzacappa/ Robinson

Two different trios come together in a quartet of tones, textures, melodies, and creative interplay sure to please the discerning ear. Come explore the sonic possibilities!  More...
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Monday, May 7
Mon 5/07 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Boo Ghost (art rock/improvisation)
(Karl Evangelista-guitar, etc., w/members of Grex, Ai-Ai, a.o.)

Set #2: Rubber City (contemporary jazz/improv)
*Memorial for original member (1989) Ralph Carney*
(David Slusser-soprano, tenor sax, Sheldon Brown-alto sax, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Chris Ackerman-drums)

Set #3: Greenlief/Mezzacappa/Levis
play Greenlief's BARBEDWIRE graphic scores for trio (new music)
Phillip Greenlief-reeds, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jason Levis-drums  More...
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Mon 5/07 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Presents: Biggi Vinkeloe Ensemble + Chase the Map at Studio Grand  More...
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Tuesday, May 8
Tue 5/08 8:00 PM The Laundry [3359 26th Street, San Francisco, California 94110]
Looking forward to very special Resident on May 8. It will be Jeremy’s last night hosting the event for a while since he is moving to Germany in June.

+ We are looking for performers of all walks with Modular set ups, Beatboxers, Ableton Sets, LIVE PA, Hardware(SP404, ELEKTRON, MPC, etc) or whatever!

+ Video Performance - A projector is available with all video hookups.

+ If you would like to perform, please DM us at facebook.com/residentmonthly with info on your set up and some links to your music or video art if available.  More...
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Tue 5/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Jordan Glenn's BEAK
A field folded (Widow & Wilson Shook)
Usufruct (Polly Moller Springhorn & Tim Walters)  More...
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Wednesday, May 9
Wed 5/09 7:30 PM Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street, Berkeley]
LET’S CALL THIS is a new meeting of three improviser-composers who have developed singular voices as longtime members of the Bay Area creative jazz community. Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh joins with bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and drummer Vijay Anderson to explore original compositions, structured improvisations, and conceptual flights, born from a shared sense of curiosity and possibility. Modirzadeh is known for developing a unique poly-tempered approach to jazz based on the music of Iran. Anderson composes tightly knit music with weaving melodic lines and a driving momentum. Mezzacappa’s compositions combine asymmetrical grooves with sonic abstractions and free zones of exploration. She’s been called “one of the most imaginative figures on the Bay Area creative jazz scene” by The Mercury News and “a Bay Area treasure” by KQED. This is a special opportunity to hear the debut of this inventive and adventurous new trio.  More...
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Wed 5/09 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Filthmilk, Deletist, Microwave Windows + Chhinnamastika, Wilson Shook + Widow at Canessa Gallery  More...
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Wed 5/09 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus concludes his Ivy Hoot mini-residency (and the Ivy concludes the Hoot altogether) featuring the Life's Blood Ensemble with fellow seeker Vinny Golia.
Rent Romus - alto saxophone, flutes
Vinny Golia - baritone, soprano, sopranino saxophones, alto flute,
contra-bass, bass, alto, and standard clarinets
Timothy Orr - drums/percussion
Safa Shokrai - double bass
Max Judelson - double bass
Heikki "Mike" Koskinen - e-trumpet/recorder
Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone
Mark Clifford - vibraphone  More...
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Thursday, May 10
Thu 5/10 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: Space is the Plate, Shifting Resonances in Contemporary Instrument Design works by: Tom Nunn, Richard Waters, Neil Feather, Fred “Spaceman” Long  More...
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Thu 5/10 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
5th anniversary of the Window Gallery for Invented Instruments celebrating the opening of "Space is the Plate", a group exhibition of instruments using steel plates for resonance including Fred "Spaceman" Long, Tom Nunn, Bart Hopkin, Richard Waters, Brooks Hubbard III, David Samas, Ian Saxton and more.
Talk and perforce at 7 with special guests David Michalak, Jonathan Glasier, and Sudhu Tewari.  More...
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Thu 5/10 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Wilfrido Terrazas – Alta: Flute music from Mexican Composers in California. This concert presents recent works by Carmina Escobar, Guillermo Galindo, Ivan Naranjo, Mauricio Rodriguez, Pablo Rubio and Wilfrido Terrazas offer a vivid picture of contemporary Mexican composers based in the California. Beyond allegorical references of a New Mexican Music, pure and fresh forms of musical expression come together to broad the musical map of the most uncompromising acoustic art.
This event is kindly supported by the Cultural Affairs section of the General Mexican Consulate in San Jose, California.  More...
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Thu 5/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm NB!OKS!
Linda Michelle Hardy and Rachel Freund - flutes/clarinet
9:00pm Usufruct  More...
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Friday, May 11
Fri 5/11 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
DJ Spooky “Arctic Rhythms” (San Francisco)

DJ Spooky / Printz Dance Project

Double Bill  More...
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Saturday, May 12
Sat 5/12 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brooklyn Art Song Society: New Voices  More...
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Sat 5/12 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
DJ Spooky “Arctic Rhythms” (San Francisco)

DJ Spooky / Printz Dance Project

Double Bill  More...
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Sat 5/12 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Trance Mission Duo: Rhythmic & Melodic Soundscapes

Trance Mission Duo presents new music from their upcoming album and chestnuts from their vast repertoire. Melodic, haunting, rhythmic, and pulsating, their global jazz and trance dance music has delighted audiences all over the world.

FEATURING:
Beth Custer – clarinets, percussion, vocals
Stephen Kent – didgeridoo, sinter-style cello, percussion, vocals  More...
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Sunday, May 13
Sun 5/13 7:00 PM Private home in North Berkeley Hills [Private home in North Berkeley Hills.]
House concert in private home in North Berkeley Hills with pianist/composer Anthony Davis. Mr. Davis will play 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during the intermission. Seating is limited. For information, please contact the concert host at: Harry@fullplatemedia.com  More...
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Tuesday, May 15
Tue 5/15 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Thomas Carnacki (Jesse Burson, Anka Draugelates, Gregory Hagen, Cheryl E. Leonard, Gregory Scharpen) crafts music that creates a mood of delightful unease. Bavarian vocalist/violist Anka Draugelates improvises with Cheryl E. Leonard (natural-object instruments, viola). Kristine Barrett is a vocalist and composer specializing in traditional music and ritual song.  More...
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Thursday, May 17
Thu 5/17 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola, WIL BLADES, JEFF PARKER, & CYRO BAPTISTA
Two Shows 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Thu 5/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations051718: Ghost Ensemble: We Who Walk Again  More...
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Thu 5/17 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Max Johnson with Phillip Greenlief & Tim Perkis
9:00pm Dennydennybreakfast - album release show for "unlit overpass"
Core Personnel:
Jordan Glenn - drums, Mark Clifford-Pascucci - vibes , Crystal Clifford-Pascucci - cello
David Young - keyboards, Max Judelson - bass, Bob Woods-LaDue - drums
Dance: Sarah Dionne Woods-LaDue
Special Guest: Rent Romus - alto saxophone  More...
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Friday, May 18
Fri 5/18 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – PART 1  More...
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Fri 5/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola, WIL BLADES, JEFF PARKER, & CYRO BAPTISTA
Two Shows 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Fri 5/18 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Brenda Hutchinson•Headlights•The Shoes  More...
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Fri 5/18 7:30 PM Space 151 [151 Potrero, San Francisco]
Jason Kahn (Switzerland)
gabby fluke-mogul
Kevin Corcoran

solos at Space 151 San Francisco  More...
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Fri 5/18 8:00 PM Sole Space [1714 TELEGRAPH AVENUE OAKLAND, CA]
The first of the last 2 summer shows of 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival amplify and extend the gestural and sonic characteristic of the found objects, with Joo Won Park and Big City Orchestra on-stage.

Tickets  More...
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Fri 5/18 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Lubow + Miller in a duo with interactive, spatialized synthesis. Bischoff performs a solo set featuring performance-reflexive analog and digital electronics.  More...
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Saturday, May 19
Sat 5/19 4:00 PM CHALK HILL ARTIST RESIDENCY GALLERY [13427 CHALK HILL ROAD, HEALDSBURG, CA]
Thingamajigs Performance Group joins faculty of Berklee School of Music to perform specially created graphic notational pieces by members of Becoming Independent, in a 3-part workshop. This will be the last performance in the 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival.  More...
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Sat 5/19 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Michael Bang: “In T” and Other Keyboard Pieces

Michael Bang presents "In T" and other pieces for various keyboard ensembles.  More...
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Sat 5/19 6:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell Street San Francisco CA 94110]
ODC Theater Presents AN IMPROVISATION - as part of their WALKING DISTANCE DANCE FESTIVAL (may 15 - 20) - featuring Phillip Greenlief (woodwinds), Shoko Hikage (koto), Claudia LaRocco (voice, text), Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (dance) - two evenings (may 19th and 20th) - show starts at 6:30 pm Tickets on sale here: http://odc.dance/AnImprovisation  More...
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Sat 5/19 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola, WIL BLADES, JEFF PARKER, & CYRO BAPTISTA
Two Shows 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Sat 5/19 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Thorwald Jørgensen, theremin with Friction Quartet  More...
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Sat 5/19 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Kevin Drumm / Cameron Shafii  More...
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Sat 5/19 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Rival Consoles 'Persona' Live A/V Set  More...
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