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05/09/2022 - 06/23/2022

Tuesday, May 10
Tue 5/10 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Streaming  
In-person and streaming.
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Noisebridge. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Live and in person at Noisebridge! 272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110  More...
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Wednesday, May 11
Wed 5/11 7:30 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704]
Other Minds presents The Nature of Music with composer Christopher Luna-Mega, feat. his environmental piece Night Music for reed quintet.  More...
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Thursday, May 12
Thu 5/12 6:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Gone, Gone Beyond is an immersive audio-visual spatial cinema work by People Like Us (aka Vicki Bennett), which breaks the rectangle, smashing the thin screen into tiny fragments, looking beyond the frame, climbing through to see what's behind.  More...
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Thu 5/12 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Streaming:Click for stream  
CCRMA presents a live performance by TanukiSpiderCat.

Free and Open to the Public

Registration is required for in-person attendance in the CCRMA Stage: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tanukispidercat-tickets-318635165357

Live streaming at CCRMA LIVE: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/live  More...
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Thu 5/12 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Blectum from Blechdom, Anti-Ear, Zebra Secrets, Ven Voisey
Thur May 12, 8pm-11pm $5-$15 sliding scale (notaflof!)
Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF
ADA accessible, all ages welcome
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Friday, May 13
Fri 5/13 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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CCRMA presents a live performance by Sholeh Asgary.

Free and Open to the Public

Registration is required for in-person attendance in the CCRMA Stage: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sholeh-asgary-tickets-321985175327

Live streaming at CCRMA LIVE: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/live  More...
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Fri 5/13 7:30 PM Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto]
Wayne Horvitz duo; Meklit Hadero; Inspector Gadje, Frank London, Ismail L.

Wayne Horvitz piano Sara Schoenbeck bassoon duo; Meklit Hadero (and her full band); Ismail Lumanovski; Inspector Gadje (f Frank London)

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Fri 5/13 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
sfSoundGroup performs three iconic chamber music works from the late 20th century: GÉRARD GRISEY "Talea", PAULINE OLIVEROS "The Inner​/​Outer Sound Matrix (for sfSound)", and SALVATORE SCIARRINO "Lo Spazio Inverso." ANGST HASE PFEFFER NASE performs a structured improvisation on guitar and electronics exploring metallic resonances, perception and spatialization, and the multi-hued pleasures of feedback.  More...
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Sunday, May 15
Sun 5/15 4:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sam Reider featuring Del Sol Quartet  More...
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Sun 5/15 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Outsound Presents the rebirth of SIMM Series featuring the amazing works of Cellista and the creative forces of Future Jazz with zendrum master E. Doctor Smith and guitarist Peter McKibben!  More...
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Tuesday, May 17
Tue 5/17 6:00 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.

Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
No Cover/Donations Accepted
Proof of vaccination + masks required

Featuring:
7pm Black Edgar: David Boyce - Solo

7:45pm, Duo: Beth Schenck - alto saxophone, Motoko Honda - keyboard

8:30pm, Citta di Vitti: Phillip Greenlief - alto saxophone, Lisa Mezzacappa - bass, Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Wednesday, May 18
Wed 5/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
LSG New Music Series - Alphastare, Quartet/Pontecorvo x 2 + KellyT + Zae Tinaza  More...
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Thursday, May 19
Thu 5/19 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Alfonso Alvarez + Laetitia Sonami
Keith Evans + Suki O'Kane
Kevin Corcoran + Zack Parinella

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Friday, May 20
Fri 5/20 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
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Friction Quartet

In-person and streaming

Tickets Here  More...
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Fri 5/20 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
THE SCRIVENERS (Myles Boisen, TIM ROWE, SAFA SHOKRAI) / Chris Brown and BEN DAVIS  More...
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Fri 5/20 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ensemble in Process makes its Northern California debut with a second performance from our successful concert at Spectrum NYC on the 14th of September, 2019. Light of Strings is a special concert that will take the audience on an intimate journey of faith, spirituality, catharsis, grief, redemption, and light. Brian Mark (piano) and Allyson Clare (violin) will perform a combination of solo and duet works for piano and violin, viola. Light of Strings will include works by Ryan Brown, Meredith Monk, Anuj Bhutani, Erik Satie, Missy Mazzoli, Michael Gordon, Ted Hearne, and Brian Mark, including guest performers James Jaffe (cello), Charith Premawardhana (viola), and Center for New Music's curator Jennifer Ellis (harp).  More...
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Fri 5/20 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Gravity Spells II: program 2
Artists: Bill Basquin + Paul DeMarinis • Lynn Marie Kirby + Zach Iannazzi • Headboggle + Greta Snider
TICKETS HERE  More...
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Saturday, May 21
Sat 5/21 7:00 PM Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts [360 Kansas Street]
Pamela Z: Other Rooms, an evening of works for solo voice, electronics, and video  More...
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Sat 5/21 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Scott Stark + Wobbly
Amma Ateria + Mark Wilson
Anna Geyer + Billy Gomberg

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Sunday, May 22
Sun 5/22 2:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
in the LABORATORY series: Synergy and Synthesis - San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

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Sun 5/22 4:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2201 Poplar St Oakland]
Tickets and more info

First Set : Lisa Mezzacappa Tangle Trio
Sheldon Brown, saxophone/clarinets
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Kjell Nordeson, drums

Second Set : Looney-Mezzacappa-Nordeson
Scott Looney, acoustic and electronically-modified piano
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Kjell Nordeson, drums  More...
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Sun 5/22 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Gravity Spells II: program 4
May 22—8:30pm @ The Lab
Artists: Alix Blevins + Zachary James Watkins • Molly Fishman + Janis Crystal Lipzin •
Joshua Churchill + Konrad Steiner
TICKETS HERE  More...
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Thursday, May 26
Thu 5/26 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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CCRMA presents a live performance by Cruel Diagonals.

Free and Open to the Public

Registration is required for in-person attendance in the CCRMA Stage: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cruel-diagonals-tickets-318641042937

Live streaming at CCRMA LIVE: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/live  More...
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Friday, May 27
Fri 5/27 7:00 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110]
medicine for nightmares presents animals & giraffes (Phillip Greenlief and claudia la rocco) with special guests david boyce (saxophone, electronics) and evelyn davis (keyboard)  More...
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Fri 5/27 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
JASON KAHN + Kevin Corcoran / KIM NUCCI  More...
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Fri 5/27 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
A LECTURE/PREVIEW CONCERT OF EIGHT HOURS ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT
Friday May 27 8:00-10:30pm $20 (cash only) at door

John Schott: composer, guitarist
Cecilia Engelhart, Aurora Josephson: vocals
Cory Wright, Nikita Manin: clarinets
Scott Larson: trombone
Crystal Pascucci: violoncello
Mark Clifford: vibraphone
Kanoko Nishi: koto
Lisa Mezzacappa, Safa Shokrai: bass
Suki O'Kane: percussion
John Hanes, Jason Levis: drums  More...
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Sunday, May 29
Sun 5/29 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Jason Kahn & Kevin Corcoran (analog electronics & percussion, Switzerland/San Francisco)
Danishta Rivero (voice & electronics)
Gabby Wen & Jorge Bachmann (electronics & guqin)

Three sets of electroacoustic improvisation Sunday May 29th at Adobe Books in San Francisco  More...
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Wednesday, June 1
Wed 6/01 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
LSG New Music Series - Phillip Greenlief, Rivero/Nishi-Smith/Corcoran/Heule  More...
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Friday, June 3
Fri 6/03 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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CCRMA presents a live performance by Joel St. Julien.

Free and Open to the Public

Registration is required for in-person attendance in the CCRMA Stage: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joel-st-julien-tickets-346861832077

Live streaming at CCRMA LIVE: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/live  More...
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Fri 6/03 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
ROCO CÓRDOVA (voice, electronics) & Theresa Wong (cello, voice) / BJLL DINGALLS (Tom Djll, Bill Hsu, Matt Ingalls)  More...
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Fri 6/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Citta di Vitti plays music inspired by the films of Michelangelo Antonioni, composed by Phillip Greenlief, and performed by Greenlief, Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis.  More...
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Saturday, June 4
Sat 6/04 3:30 PM Re:Sound [Building 34 1024 Nimitz Mare Island - Vallejo CA, 94592]
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Drought Spa
Roco Córdova  More...
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Sat 6/04 8:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Le Babel

A sci-fi surrealist operetta about an office worker from the future

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Sunday, June 5
Sun 6/05 4:00 PM CCRMA [Secret Location. Details released two weeks prior via email.]
CCRMA presents a live performance by Vaim Sarv.

Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vaim-sarv-tickets-318645897457

The event will take place in a secret location. Details will be released two weeks prior via email.  More...
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Sun 6/05 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.

Masks required! Musicians may unmask while playing. Please stay home if you are sick or believe you may have been exposed.  More...
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Monday, June 6
Mon 6/06 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Øyvind Torvund’s The Exotica Album re-imagines in collage form the chunky edifice of those Fifties and Sixties popular styles categorized variously as ‘exotica’ or ‘lounge,’ together with a wealth of historical reference points, from early electronic composition to cartoon music. But rather than the flip pastiche or cracking-a-nut-with-a sledgehammer cynicism that often characterizes high culture or avant-garde encounters with popular forms, Torvund’s attitude to his sources appears genuinely knowledgeable and affectionate. The result, rather than being a dry, academic-sounding rehash of pre-existing sources, provides a continuously diverting listening experience where the rate of change never lets up.  More...
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Thursday, June 9
Thu 6/09 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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CCRMA composer, performer, lecturer, and computer systems administrator Fernando Lopez-Lezcano performs The Love Songs of Flying Dinosaurs on his Applesauce Modular Mark V modular synthesizer and other noise makers (including a Noise Toaster, a clone of the ARP2600, a stage piano, and his 40 year old El Dinosaurio DIY modular).

Free and Open to the Public

Registration is required for in-person attendance in the CCRMA Stage: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fernando-lopez-lezcano-tickets-318642467197

Live streaming at CCRMA LIVE: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/live  More...
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Thu 6/09 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Streaming  
In-person and streaming.
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd THURSDAY of the month at Noisebridge. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Live and in person at Noisebridge! 272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110  More...
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Thu 6/09 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Last Paintings in Mazurka Mantis, Alphastare, Noah Berrie, Vaim Sarv

Last Paintings in Mazurka Mantis is not merely mysterious but vanishingly elusive and like steam from a unicorn rump, you have to be roaming around already naked in the forest to behold it at all. Music spawns from places unknown, even if legend precedes it. This supertrio has its legends, featuring Angela Roberts (FootSOS, Supertrooper zine), Chris Cooper (Fat Worm of Error, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase), Scott Goff (CreeewDeeeTaaay) and featuring videosynth maestro Lektricman on the rods n cones!

Alphastare
Spotted entering the Peacock Lounge on this evening, Alphastare will go full cat's-cradle on your neurons warping them to the weft of modular synth circuits, binding alpha wave to sine wave to gravitational wave revealing our metamorphic multiverse.
https://alphastare.bandcamp.com/

Noah Berrie
He brought a violin from New York to California; well, that and a bizarre mind which has since bloomed into a world of ambisonics, embodied and visualizd audio, handbuilt multichannel interfaces, and instruments keyed to the psychacoustic and spatial subtleties of sound. Check the link for examples of all he's done but come inside the Peacock Lounge to find out all he might do next, fresh from his 2022 residency at the Audium.
https://noah-b.xyz/

Vaim Sarv
"Vaim Sarv is an Estonian folk musician and experimental vocalist. She combines pagan oral tradition with live electronics and extended vocal technique. His practice centers deep relationships to ritual spaces with unconventional acoustics and queer senses of place."
https://vaim.net/  More...
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Friday, June 10
Fri 6/10 6:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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Join us for a musical showcase with CCRMA artists Elena Sword (Junior BA/MST), Joudi Nox (MA/MST 2022), and Madame Gandhi (MA/MST 2022) as the Spring Quarter comes to a close.

Free and Open to the Public

Registration is required for in-person attendance in the CCRMA Courtyard: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/madame-gandhi-opening-elena-s-and-joudi-nox-tickets-318648796127

Live streaming at CCRMA LIVE: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/live  More...
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Fri 6/10 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Non Tactus composed of artists Lenny Gonzalez, Rich Graff, and Robert Nance present a cross-fading concert collaboration. Utilizing the Center for New Music’s state of the art Meyer Sound system, the artists will engage in a concert-length dialogue; alternating pieces one at a time until culminating in a mutual sharing of the sonic expanse. Long time colleagues and collaborators Gonzalez, Graff, and Nance hope to stamp a new mark on the concert-going public by presenting a concert of continuous sound in the structure of an open dialogue between the three performers at Temescal Arts Center.  More...
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Fri 6/10 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
The Lost Trio plays The Lost Trio  More...
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Fri 6/10 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
A Concert Exploring the Influence of Anton Webern
works by
WEBERN, FELDMAN, BOULEZ, OLIVEROS, SPAHLINGER,
and improvisations by
THE OAKLAND REDUCTIONIST ORCHESTRA  More...
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Fri 6/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pianist and Deconstruction Worker Andrew Barnes Jamieson's 777th daily keyboard improvisation since the start of the covid-19 pandemic will at Center for New Music! He will improvise as a soloist, as well as improvise and perform musical deconstructions with Zach Hazen and Roger Kim. With the re-use of the recognizable melodies, and harmonic and rhythmic patterns associated with pop and folk music, they invite the audience to examine and reimagine conventions of community, listening, and sound-making.  More...
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Saturday, June 11
Sat 6/11 1:00 PM Yerba Buena Gardens [760 Howard Street]
Alice Coltrane Tribute: Brooklyn Raga Massive with special guest Reggie Workman.
Spearheaded by bass giant and NEA Jazz Master Reggie Workman, a close associate of both John and Alice Coltrane, this unprecedented collaboration is between Brooklyn Raga Massive’s Jay Gandhi (bansuri), Mari Tanaka (tanpura) and Sameer Gupta (drum set and tabla), and a cast of Bay Area jazz mainstays join the celebration, including powerhouse tenor saxophonist Richard Howell, pianist Kev Choice, bassist David Ewell, and jazz harpist and vocalist Destiny Muhammad.  More...
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Sat 6/11 8:00 PM St. Cyprian's [2097 Turk St San Francisco]
Rova Saxophone Quartet + Social Stutter: The Tale of Two Sax Quartets

For advance tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5456193  More...
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Sunday, June 12
Sun 6/12 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Music by Ted Allen with dance on video by Barbara Mahler; also two new pieces by Andy Evans, and 'Lux Perpetua' by Xopher Davidson.

SSSS is a monthly, informal show at CNM in which electronic music composers present their fixed media and/or live electronic music through the 8-channel surround system, generously provided by Meyer Sound. The composers mix their sounds from the center of the space, and the audience is free to choose their own listening location, and to move within the space to hear the music from different vantage points.  More...
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Thursday, June 16
Thu 6/16 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Fred Frith Trio + Las Sucias (co-headlining)

Fred Frith - electric guitar / Jason Hoopes - electric bass / Jordan Glenn - drums.

Danishta Rivero and Alexandra Buschman-Román  More...
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Friday, June 17
Fri 6/17 6:30 PM Notes Music Academy [3166 Fruitvale Blvd, Oakland CA]
Two Ensembles taking different looks on Avant Garde Jazz

Mo' Mod Steps (AvantGarde Jazz) and Feral Luggage (Futurist Free Jazz)  More...
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Fri 6/17 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Brett Carson + Joshua Marshall / Thea Farhadian + Tim Perkis  More...
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Sunday, June 19
Sun 6/19 6:00 PM Sonic Sunday #23 ft. Forestine & eg0n [https://linktr.ee/fetzav]
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A monthly streaming event featuring one to two different artists: live performers or DJs - from the Sonic Alliance community, the Bay Area, and beyond! All genres and styles are welcome! Pre-recorded performances are sent to Fetz to process the video through analog visual hardware creating a unique visual collaboration to accompany their performance! Tune in, hang out, and discover new music! Experience pre-recorded audio visual performances while supporting up-and-coming artists from the community!  More...
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Tuesday, June 21
Tue 6/21 5:00 PM Chapel Of The Chimes [4499 Piedmont Avenue Oakland]
Join us to celebrate the solstice again at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes! Welcome back!

This year's concert will take into account concerns about covid and safety. TICKETS WILL BE CAPPED AT 2000 - less than half the previous concert in 2019. PROOF OF VACCINATION AND MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. There will be both fewer audience goers, and fewer performers spaced throughout the building in the large, more ventilated spaces.

ONLINE SALES ONLY. NO SALES AT THE DOOR.

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Thursday, June 23
Thu 6/23 8:00 PM The 3rd Floor [4610 Mission Street San Francisco]
Theresa Wong & Friends Live at The 3rd Floor

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