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07/31/2016 - 09/14/2016

Sunday, July 31
Sun 7/31 6:00 PM The Tenderloin Museum [398 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA]
AudioBus is an immersive, uniquely San Franciscan performance experience. As a mobile venue, AudioBus will take audiences on a journey in the city where audiences can hear a live score on an open-top double-decker bus with installed headphones sonically customized for this experience.  More...
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Sun 7/31 7:00 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
BOHBBYLOLO // Carmen Rothwell Solo // Chris Icasiano Solo  More...
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Sun 7/31 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck and Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Francis Wong - tenor saxophone; Karl Evangelista - guitar; Jordan Glenn - drums 9 pm social stutter: Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone; elizabeth schenck - alto saxophone, compositions; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone; Cory Wright - tenor saxophone  More...
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Monday, August 1
Mon 8/01 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: Instagon (arcane garage jazz from Sacramento)
(Lob - bass, Thomas Dimuzio - moog guitar, Karl Evangelista - guitar, Mark Pino - drums)

Set #2: God Dog (electronic music from Davis, CA)

Set #3: Tri-Cornered Tent Show (psychedelic blues/jazz)
(Phillip Everett-electric lapharp and effects, etc., Ray Schaeffer-bass, etc., Anthony Flores-drums, perc., etc., Valentina O-vocals, etc.)  More...
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Thursday, August 4
Thu 8/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Tom Weeks Ero Guro Ensemble
Mike Srouji – Electric Bass, Robert Thompson Pruett – Drums
Harry Gibbons – Drums, Tom Weeks – Alto Saxophone
9pm L.J. Altvater - performing Intrusion: manipulated field recordings  More...
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Thu 8/04 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Fuzzy Bunny:

Chris Brown
Scot Gresham-Lancaster
Tim Perkis

+ Tania Chen w/ Tim Perkis

Thurs Aug 5, 8pm
Turquoise Yantra Grotto
32 Turquoise Way, SF
$10-15  More...
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Thu 8/04 8:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Jameson Swanagon & Theo Padouvas perform original compositions for acoustic guitar and cornet. Mark Allen-Piccolo will play songs from his new album, 'Left From Here'.

Jameson Swanagon & Theo

Mark Allen-Piccolo  More...
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Thu 8/04 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
weird-o noise-o avant-jazz-improv-rock triple bill!

duo B.
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Jason Levis, drums

PG13
Phillip Greenlief, alto sax
John Shiurba, guitar
Tom Scandura, drums

Host Family
Karl Evangelista, guitar
Nathan Clevenger, guitar
Jason Hoopes, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums  More...
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Friday, August 5
Fri 8/05 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St, San Francisco, CA]
Presented in collaboration with The Ghiberti Foundation at Grace Cathedral.  More...
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Fri 8/05 8:30 PM Studio 961. Headlands Art Centre (closest studio to the Nike site, 3' by car from main buildings at Headlands [Headlands Art Centre. Sausalito (studio 961)]
Sound artists Aki Onda (Japan / NY) & Phil Dadsonics (NZ) "in dialogue with a Room ". .Studio 961. Headlands Art Centre. 8.30 pm . Friday Aug 5th.
donation / BYO
Aki Onda is renowned for his cassette tape player performances . .Dadson for his experimental musical instruments . .for this event, studio 961.
All welcome. Donation. BYO  More...
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Saturday, August 6
Sat 8/06 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Senyawa

Jogjakarta’s Senyawa embodies the aural elements of traditional Indonesian music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions. Their music strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music.  More...
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Monday, August 8
Mon 8/08 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Monday Aug 8th at Studio Grand brings together 3 acts not to be missed. Opening with Rob Ewing solo, followed by Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta duet, and culminating in a set by Bay Area improvising quartet The Supplicants, w/ Richard Howell, David Boyce, David Ewell and Sameer Gupta.  More...
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Tuesday, August 9
Tue 8/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Voices & Such: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Lorin Benedict, Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin, and Julie Barwick

An evening showcasing voices, plus one pianist. In the first set, vocalists Lorin Benedict and Ron Heglin will improvise a few pieces together, and then pianist/composer Julie Barwick and Lorin will play a movement from the Shostakovich Cello Sonata (reworked for voice). The long-standing vocal duo of Ron Heglin and Kattt Atchley will present improvisations in the second set.  More...
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Tue 8/09 9:00 PM The Uptown [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland , 94612]
Active Music Series returns to the Uptown with DunkelpeK, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and William Winant/Marshall Trammell Duo  More...
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Thursday, August 11
Thu 8/11 7:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Karl Evangelista + Lewis Jordan + Marshall Trammell (Solo/Duo/Trio)

A special evening of music at once passionate, cerebral, and charged, featuring saxophonist/poet Lewis Jordan, guitarist Karl Evangelista, and drummer/percussionist Marshall Trammell. Trammell will begin the evening with a solo set, followed by a rare duo offering from Evangelista and Jordan (performing a brand new set of folks songs, unlikely melodies, and originals). The three firestarters convene for a trio exploration at night's end.  More...
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Thu 8/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 PM Clarke Robinson - synthesizer
9:00 PM Andrew Jamieson's Trouble Ensemble
Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin, Andrew Jamieson - keyboard, Roger Kim - guitar
Tim DeCillis - drums, Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone Rent Romus - alto saxophone  More...
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Friday, August 12
Fri 8/12 5:00 PM De Young Museum [50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA]
Soundwave presents Auricular Arrangements as part of the popular Friday Night series at the de Young Museum  More...
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Fri 8/12 8:00 PM Peralta Station [3007 Peralta St Oakland]
Jordan Glenn's BEAK, Hamir Atwal Quartet, OMMO  More...
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Fri 8/12 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
New Piano Collective
Ghost Variations - New Piano Collective Inaugural Concert I

Jeffrey LaDeur, Founder & Artistic Director; Johnandrew Slominski, piano; Bobby Mitchell, piano; Owen Zhou, piano

Franz Schubert Fantasy in C, D. 760
George Tsontakis Ghost Variations
Robert Schumann Fantasy in C, Op. 17  More...
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Fri 8/12 8:15 PM Lesher Center for the Arts [1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek]
Goat Hall Productions - San Francisco Cabaret Opera presents
Fresh Voices XVI Festival of New Works: "Memories & Desires"

Fridays-Saturdays, August 12-13, 26-27, 2016 8:15PM

A Double-Bill World Premiere of Two Outrageous Operas!
Mark Alburger's
ALMA MARIA SCHINDLER MAHLER GROPIUS WERFEL
John G. Bilotta & Jostein Stalheim's
ROSETTA'S STONE  More...
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Saturday, August 13
Sat 8/13 1:00 PM 16th Street Station [1405 Wood St. Oakland]
Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen

"Ingratiatingly delightful... An abandoned train station may seem an odd place to run across a clutch of singing animals and Czech rustics. The magic of this production makes it seem entirely plausible." - Joshua Kosman, SF Chronicle

Suffused with Janacek's bewitching blend of lyrical modernism and central European folk melody, The Cunning Little Vixen also has the distinction of being the only opera in the repertory based on a graphic novel. Any performance of Vixen is an occasion, so come take in the menagerie as we present Janacek's late masterpiece--requested by the composer himself as his memorial.  More...
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Sat 8/13 8:15 PM Lesher Center for the Arts [1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek]
Goat Hall Productions - San Francisco Cabaret Opera presents
Fresh Voices XVI Festival of New Works: "Memories & Desires"

Fridays-Saturdays, August 12-13, 26-27, 2016 8:15PM

A Double-Bill World Premiere of Two Outrageous Operas!
Mark Alburger's
ALMA MARIA SCHINDLER MAHLER GROPIUS WERFEL
John G. Bilotta & Jostein Stalheim's
ROSETTA'S STONE  More...
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Sat 8/13 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Marielle V Jakobsons
Phil Manley / Andy Puls
Maggi Payne

An evening of audiovisual immersion celebrating the release of Marielle’s new new Thrill Jockey Records album “Star Core.” Maggi Payne will be screening her exquisite and delicate videos and tone miester from Trans Am Phil Manley will be collaborating for the first time with video synth wizard Andy Puls.  More...
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Sunday, August 14
Sun 8/14 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
New Piano Collective
Black and White Magic - New Piano Collective Inaugural Concert II

Jeffrey LaDeur, Founder & Artistic Director; piano; Paul Sanchez, piano; Jiyang Chen, piano; Igor Lipinski, piano

Franz Liszt Ballade No. 2 in B minor
Frederico Mompou Cants Magics
Jean-Philippe Rameau Tristes Apprets from Castor et Pollux
Claude Debussy Images, Book I
Transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Mompou by Jiyang Chen
Igor Lipinski Piano Illusions  More...
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Sun 8/14 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Join us as Shakuhachi master, Cornelius Boots, joins RDL+ for an evening of exploration in the sounds of bamboo. In the first set Cornelius will be presenting his solo material for Shakuhachi and Taimu flutes. In the second set, Cornelius will join RDL+ for an adventure deep into the sonic universe with improvised sojourns to the unknown as well as original compositions by RDL+ that strive to showcase the full range of this ancient Zen instrument.  More...
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Sun 8/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Benedict/Levis Duo
Lorin Benedict - voice/Jason Levis - drums & percussion
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute/Brett Carson - piano/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sun 8/14 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema presents Kit Young, Lori Varga & Thomas Dimuzio

Kit Young and Lori Varga are both experimental visual artists and absurdist/avant improvisers. For this very special show at Shapeshifters Cinema they will be joined by the remarkable synth/electronic music talent of Thomas Dimuzio and a very special guest!  More...
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Tuesday, August 16
Tue 8/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Splinter Reeds’ Season Kick-Off Party

Splinter Reeds is beyond psyched to be exiting toddlerhood - with our first touring engagements, more residencies, and FOUR new commissions (so far) on the horizon for 2016-17. We want to party, as it were. With you.  More...
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Tue 8/16 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Accordionist Ted Reichman, and an album release party for the new Tender Buttons record (vinyl!) Forbidden Symmetries.
http://www.tedreichman.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/1tender2buttons3/  More...
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Wednesday, August 17
Wed 8/17 7:00 PM NOHSpace [2840 Mariposa St. SF]
The Pacific Exchange is inspired by the words of Lou Harrison who claimed there is a Pacific Sound that connects West Coast America with other cultures and countries along the Pacific Ocean. These concerts are intended to investigate this.  More...
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Wed 8/17 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
The first of the month snuck up on me! Here’s the blurb, web banner is attached and print-ready flyers are here:
http://dessapress.com/secret/Aug17/

Jim Haynes, Bonus Beast, Dax Pierson, The Creatrix
$5 Doors 7:30pm, bands 8-10pm, 21+

Jim Haynes
If corrosion is your vocation, the initial conditions become as elemental as your rusting sulfates and chlorides. In studio or from the field, Haynes gathers signals massive or miniature, shortwave or hypodermic, concussive or ultrasonic. Those initial signals will cross contaminate his corroding molecules, and the first time cycle will be as present as the last with results that may be visible, tactile, conceptual or, at this performance, audible. Treat yourself to the raptures of generative decay. Behold as "cycles of activity collapse into stasis, and how that stasis can rupture when any number of pressures are applied."
http://www.helenscarsdale.com/haynes/sound.htm

Bonus Beast
Amiable agent of pure chaos, Ryan King, moves like an animated line drawing, a high voltage wireframe that arcs easily and often, tazing or enlightening those around him. Musical instruments were invented for characters like this. King will hover towards a table of circuits the way a big bug gravitates to smaller bugs, their mere presence amplifying whatever freak plasma surges through his limbs. Once he sets to work, shedding his chrysalis to reveal wet shuddering wings, the whole living world offers itself up to loving devourment. Present yourself, when Bonus Beast appears live at Second Act ahead of his forthcoming LP release "Mental Decay".
https://bonusbeast.bandcamp.com/

Dax Pierson
Two suns, love and hardship, comprise the interior universe of all people but it's the singular sound navigator, Dax Pierson, who orbits forever in the full blaze of both. Neither dissembling nor boasting, never jaded nor naive, Pierson sweeps us into the unruly inertia of existence itself, plowing the asymetric rapids of fate on spacecraft of flesh, we are powered by care, calories, patience, rage and awe. Cast off your illusions of exoteric shade, prepare to bask in the twin suns within.
https://soundcloud.com/dax-pierson

The Creatrix
Throw your body upon the gears, not to surrender yourself but to osmose the machine, dysmorph the means of production, to induce not reproduce. Take root in your rusting factories, abandon species insularity to collide with the ancient post-human diaspora. This is the music and lore of Fanciulla Gentile, in homage to The Creatrix, a powerful genetrix existing outside dichotomies of human thought. Don't miss this chance to hear her live ahead of her imminent album on NY's NoTech label.
https://soundcloud.com/fanciullagentile  More...
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Wed 8/17 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. San Francisco]
Identity Theft at SAFEhouse Arts

Composer and multimedia artist Linda Bouchard is creating "Identity Theft" in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Aisan Hoss, versatile instrumentalist Kyle Bruckmann and technical support by composer David Coll.  More...
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Thursday, August 18
Thu 8/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
The Jazz Loft + film screening w/ solo Jason Moran performance

In an evening devoted to the life and work of jazz enthusiast and photographer W. Eugene Smith, pianist Jason Moran will perform, followed by a screening of the documentary film about Smith, The Jazz Loft, and a discussion with the producer.  More...
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Thu 8/18 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Larry Ochs, the stellar composer and saxophonist, and a leader in the Bay Area improvised music scene for over thirty years, returns to BAMPFA with a new ensemble. Late last year, Ochs recorded The Fictive Five (Tzadik), an album of structured improvisations mostly inspired by the work of film-makers like Wim Wenders and Kelly Reichardt. He reprises some of that music tonight with an all-star lineup of local musicians. Tom Djll (trumpet, electronics, Scott Walton (bass) Safa Shokrai (bass) and Kjell Nordeson (percussion).

Styles from jazz, classical, and folk to funk, Balkan music, and blues inform "Gambits", a Bay Area music collective consisting of Steve Adams on baritone saxophone, Alisa Rose on violin, Theo Padouvas on cornet, and Vijay Anderson on drums. Gambits will be performing original music based on John Cassavetes's independent film masterpiece Love Streams (screening August 14), touching on its themes of isolation, alienation, freedom, and madness, paying homage to the filmmaker’s risk-taking vision and subtle humor.  More...
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Thu 8/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm captjrab - lofi-street "Glenn Branca" with small treated guitars and modular synth
9:15 pm Marana Jocund - psychedelic outrock imagery
Will Redmond - electric guitar, Rob Pumpelly - drums
Megan McKearney - visuals  More...
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Thu 8/18 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. San Francisco]
Identity Theft at SAFEhouse Arts

Composer and multimedia artist Linda Bouchard is creating "Identity Theft" in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Aisan Hoss, versatile instrumentalist Kyle Bruckmann and technical support by composer David Coll.  More...
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Saturday, August 20
Sat 8/20 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Honey and The Emperor + Beach Peach  More...
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Sunday, August 21
Sun 8/21 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thomas Joseph Schultz – Schoenberg, Na, and Rzewski

Music by Hyo-shin Na and Frederic Rzewski and the complete works for solo piano of Arnold Schoenberg.  More...
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Sun 8/21 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop)  More...
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Monday, August 22
Mon 8/22 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents Ross Hammond, Hiroya Tsukamoto and Myles Boisen  More...
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Tuesday, August 23
Tue 8/23 8:30 PM Headlands Art Centre, Studio building 961 [Headlands Art Centre, 961 Field Rd, Sausalito]
HEADSUP@961
HEADSUP is Paul Winstanley, Tom Nunn & Phil Dadson (NZ).
Tuesday, August 23rd, 8.30pm,
(Doors open 8.15)
donation entry / exit  More...
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Thursday, August 25
Thu 8/25 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Skullkrusher - analogue synth soundscapes
9:15 pm Genre Peak
electronic,trance,experimental,rock
Genre Peak is the music of electronic composer Martin Birke. The projects albums have featured Mick Karn,Tara c. Taylor,Daniel Panasenko, Stephen Sullivan,Gustav Fjelstrom, Steve Jansen and Christopher Scott Cooper.  More...
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Friday, August 26
Fri 8/26 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Museum of Imaginary Instruments
& the Window Gallery for Invented Instruments
Present:

Imaginary Mechanical Instruments
Historical and Contemporary Prints

FREE Reception July 32, 26pm
On Display July-Aug
at the Center for New Music
53.7 Taylor st, San Francisco

(Actual Free Reception 8/26/16, 7pm
55 Taylor st, SF )

With images dating from 1618-1995, the variety of pure inventive genius on display includes excellent reproductions of JJ Grandville, Robert Fludd, and Johann Gottlob Kruger. Images from Experimental Musical Instruments Journal including Cloud 8 Archives by Hal Ramel contribute more contemporary works of fictional acoustic fantasy.

Join us for Drinks at our FREE reception and explore multi-touch applications by Ian Saxton which virtually realize selected works from the exhibition as well as a variety of previously imaginary alternate keyboard interfaces. Reception is followed by a FREE new music open mic.  More...
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Fri 8/26 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA]
New Frontiers in Song: Grex/Spider Garage/Andrew Weathers Ensemble

An explosive night of Bay Area music at once beautiful, raw, and strange, featuring Oakland art rock astronauts Grex, the dynamic post-punk stylings of Spider Garage, and the miraculous experimental folk of the Andrew Weathers Ensemble.

Grex: Karl Evangelista (guitar/voice/drums), Rei Scampavia (keys/voice/drums)

Spider Garage: Scott Quay (guitar/vocals), et al.

Andrew Weathers: Andrew Weathers (guitar/vocals), Aaron Oppenheim (electronics), et al.  More...
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Fri 8/26 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The World According to Sound  More...
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Saturday, August 27
Sat 8/27 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Soundwave ((7)) Architecture: Re-­structured Futures

For our very first partnership with Gray Area and utilizing their historic theater in the Mission District, musicians and visualists explore virtual and imagined architectures through sound, movement, and visual storytelling to dismantle our notions of both physical and digital space. As San Francisco is currently experiencing rapid transformations of our cityscape, artists Surabhi Saraf, Nonagon, Colin Evoy Sebestyen, and Drought Spa reinterpret how our constructs echo ourselves in our minds and our bodies – the interconnections between the communities and the spaces they inhabit, and transparent realms inbetween.  More...
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Sunday, August 28
Sun 8/28 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
The Complete Music for Solo Piano by Schoenberg
Thomas Schultz, piano

TICKETS http://oldfirstconcerts.org/performances/735/  More...
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Sun 8/28 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Deconstruction Orchestra
featuring
Josh Allen - Conductor/tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner-guitar, Roger Riedlbauer-guitar
Kurt Ribak-double bass, Scott Walton-double bass
Tim Orr-drums, William Winant-drums
Rent Romus-alto saxophone, Tom Weeks-alto saxophone, Josh Marshall-tenor saxophone, Dave Slusser-tenor saxophone, Sam Flores-tenor saxophone, Larry Ochs- tenor and sopranino saxophones, Dan Plonsey-baritone saxophone, John Vaughn-baritone saxophone, Jason Berry-saxophones
George Moore-trumpet, Jarrett Browne-trumpet, Ari Brown-trumpet, Caesare Drachen-trumpet, Matt Gaspari-flugelhorn, Zachary Mariano-trombone, Ron Heglin-tuba  More...
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Sun 8/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
We Insist! Freedom Now!: Free Improvisations for Revolution – Amirtha Kidambi  More...
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Sun 8/28 8:00 PM Diablo Valley College Music Building [Viking Drive Pleasant Hill, CA]
The Opus Project presents Opus 44: International Fantasies  More...
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Monday, August 29
Mon 8/29 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents Stochastic Mettle Union: Local #35 and Eaton Flowers plus Shiva X  More...
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Tuesday, August 30
Tue 8/30 8:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold's Fabrications and Underworld Opera present

UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House

Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm

A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU - The Association for Real Art - maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.  More...
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Wednesday, August 31
Wed 8/31 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For the first installment of the 2016-2017 Composer's in Performance Series we are excited to present a quartet featuring Kristina Dutton, Adria Otte, Kanoko Nishi and Nava Dunkelman *and* Trois Chapeaux (Kevin Corcoron / Tania Chen / Jaroba).  More...
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Wed 8/31 8:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold's Fabrications and Underworld Opera present

UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House

Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm

A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU - The Association for Real Art - maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.  More...
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Thursday, September 1
Thu 9/01 6:30 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St. San Francisco]
Soundwave ((7)) Biennial

Multi-media artists create site-specific audio performances for The CJM’s Yud gallery. The night includes two programs: Suzy Poling performs her sound and sculptural piece, "Human Glass Rotation." Shane Myrbeck and Emily Shisko perform "Laid Plans."  More...
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Thu 9/01 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm neem(gabby fluke-mogul and k. kipperman)
9:00 pm Shannon Hayden - cello/electronics  More...
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Friday, September 2
Fri 9/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kyle Adam Blair: Piano Etudes by Bruno Ruviaro

San Diego-based pianist Kyle Adam Blair premieres Brazilian composer Bruno Ruviaro's Pós-Tudos, a collection of piano etudes based on copying, borrowing, and stealing.  More...
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Fri 9/02 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Broken Shadows Return! with the Alex Hand Band

A veritbale dream team of creative and andventuresome musicians join forces for the first Broken Shadows show of the season.

Darren Johnston - trumpet/vocals
Matthew Szemela - violin/vocals
David Phillips - pedal-steel guitar
Jordan Samuels - guitar/vocals
Miles Wick - upright bass/vocals
Jordan Glenn - drums/percussion  More...
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Saturday, September 3
Sat 9/03 7:30 PM The Peralta Station [3007 Peralta Street]
LABOR DAY WEEKEND SHOW: Kyle Bruckmann's Degradient // Kjell Nordeson (solo) // I SHOULD HAVE CUT THE EYES DIFFERENT  More...
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Sat 9/03 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Songs for Human Wind:

Susan Rawcliffe (LA), clay flutes
w/ Kevin Corcoran, percussion
+ Cornelius Boots, shakuhachi  More...
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Sat 9/03 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Soundwave ((7)): Augmented Environments

Celebrate the final night and closing party of the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial with artists David Stout and Andrew Blanton will create a sonic dialogue with the built environments around us on a biological, citywide, and global scale. Using invented technologies, generative art and immersive audio-reactive visuals, these artists demonstrate how we can both embody and translate these changes through sound and strong evolving audiovisual narratives, transforming both audiences and the historic theater itself.  More...
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Sat 9/03 8:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold's Fabrications and Underworld Opera present

UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House

Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm

A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU - The Association for Real Art - maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.  More...
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Sunday, September 4
Sun 9/04 2:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold's Fabrications and Underworld Opera present

UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House

Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm

A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU - The Association for Real Art - maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.  More...
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Sun 9/04 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
John Schott, Dan Seamans, and John Hanes. Original compositions, radical improvisations. Feel More Music.  More...
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Monday, September 5
Mon 9/05 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out: Eric Glick-Rieman, Trouble Ensemble, Neem  More...
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Mon 9/05 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Freedom Jazz Society presents Adams/Boisen/Rowe  More...
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Tuesday, September 6
Tue 9/06 8:00 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
Diatessaron, Grex, Reconnaissance Fly @ El Rio

A diverse and exciting evening headlined by Canadian prog rock superstars Diatessaron, featuring Oakland art rock astronauts Grex and the eclectic, Canterbury rock-inflected Reconnaissance Fly.

Grex: Karl Evangelista: gtr/voice, Rei Scampavia: keys/voice, Robert Lopez: drums

Reconnaissance Fly: Brett Carson: keys, Rich Lesnik: reeds, Polly Moller: voice, flute, Larry The O: drums, percussion, Tim Walters: bass, electronics  More...
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Wednesday, September 7
Wed 9/07 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Deep Listening Workshop with Tom Bickley

Deep Listening is an approach to to listening that uses playfulness, games, and mindfulness to expand our awareness and pleasure in experiencing sound. Founded by composer/performer Pauline Oliveros, these process have used by musicians and others with wonderful results. Using meditative listening, sound walks, interactive sounding/listening strategies, participants will practice various ways of listening, articulate their experiences, and prepare to perform four pieces: Pauline Oliveros' Environmental Dialogue and Wind Horse, David Samas' Forest Walk, and Tom Bickley's 7 Hums 7 Times. The four pieces will be performed on Saturday 10 Sept at noon at the Tenderloin National Forest in San Francisco, as part of the Acoustic Habitats festival.  More...
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Wed 9/07 7:00 PM The David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley]
The Nature of Music: Raven Chacon

In this closing event for the Common Ground juried exhibition, new music organization Other Minds and the Brower Center present Raven Chacon, a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist. Originally from the Navajo Nation and based in Albuquerque, NM, Chacon's work explores sounds of acoustic handmade instruments overdriven through electric systems and the direct and indirect audio feedback responses from their interactions.  More...
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Thursday, September 8
Thu 9/08 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Susan Rawcliffe: Music in Clay

Join Susan Rawcliffe to celebrate her new exhibit of invented instruments, "Music in Clay," on display in the Window Gallery through October 31. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM.  More...
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Thu 9/08 7:00 PM Exploratorium [Kanbar Forum, Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St, San Francisco, California 94111]
The 17th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival•Night 1• Conrad Schnitzler Cassette CONcert performed by Gen Ken Montgomery•IMA

Advance Tickets available through the Exploratorium, or free with an SFEMF festival pass
SFEMF Festival Pass: http://sfemf17.brownpapertickets.com/  More...
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Thu 9/08 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways

Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.  More...
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Thu 9/08 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Ochs-Robinson
Larry Ochs, Tenor and Sopranino Saxophone / Don Robinson, Drums  More...
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Thu 9/08 8:30 PM Ashkenaz [1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA 94702]
New Zombies + Next Music: An evening of avant Afrobeat and reggae

Advance tickets: http://ashkenaz090816.eventbrite.com/  More...
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Thu 9/08 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
John Bischoff & Sam Haar  More...
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Friday, September 9
Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Night 2 SFEMF 2016: Maja S.K. Ratkje, Moor Mother, Irene Moon

Advance Tickets: http://sfemf17tix.brownpapertickets.com/  More...
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Fri 9/09 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways

Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.  More...
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Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
ROBERT TAUB, PIANIST - Music by Brahms, Scriabin, Schoenberg, and Babbitt. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00pm, concert at 8:00pm.  More...
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Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // Anna Halprin & Gino Robair

Scores in space take may forms. On this evening we will explore the work of Anna Halprin's scores for dance with several of her senior students including Isak Immanuel performing Tableau Stations. Gino Robair's opera I, Norton uses a physical score which maps the path a performer will take through the material.  More...
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Saturday, September 10
Sat 9/10 12:00 PM Center for New Music [501 Ellis Street (this show only) SF]
Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // Cornelius Cardew Choir and the Analogous Ensemble FREE @ Tenderloin National Forest

Noon:
Cornelius Cardew Choir
Directed by Tom Bickley
Audience participation encouraged

Wind Horse, Pauline Oliveros
Environmental Dialogue, Pauline Oliveros
7 Humms 7 Times, Tom Bickley
Forest Walk, David Samas

2pm:
the Analogous Ensemble
Dan Gottwald, Stephen Parris, et al.  More...
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Sat 9/10 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // FREE Opening Reception for the Visual Exposition

Join a free opening reception and discussion (7 PM) for the visual exposition of Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area.

The scores, on display at the Center for New Music through the end of 2016, includes works by Steve Adams, Bryan Day, Phillip Greenlief, Barry Guy, Anna Halprin, Cheryl Leonard, Bob Marsh, Pauline Oliver's, Jon Raskin, Gino Robair, David Samas, and Amy Trachtenberg.  More...
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Sat 9/10 7:00 PM Oakland.Secret [577 5th St. Oakland]
PG13, Blackberry Tongues, Inner Ear Brigade  More...
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Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Night 3 SFEMF 2016: Arcane Device, Thea Farhadian, Alessandro Bosetti

Advance Tickets: http://sfemf17tix.brownpapertickets.com/  More...
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Sat 9/10 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways

Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.  More...
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Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // ROVA

Acoustic Habitats closes with Rova Saxophone Quartet featuring the world premiere of San Francisco by Phillip Greenlief, plus works by Rova members Steve Adams and Jon Raskin.

San Francisco for Rova was composed by Greenlief during his residency at Headlands Center for the Arts during the summer of 2013 and is dedicated to Lenny Bruce. Greenlief began composing map scores in 2004, for 2+2, his collaboration with Jon Raskin, and he has since created eleven map scores for solo instruments and 10 map scores for ensemble. Unless stated otherwise within the composition, one approaches the score the way one would use a map while visiting a new city or state: starting at any place in the composition and moving freely from one compositional element to another.  More...
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Sat 9/10 8:00 PM The Royale [800 Post St. San Francisco, CA]
Gold Age  More...
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Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Musically Minded Academy [5776 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618]
Darren Johnston and Friends Play Eric Dolphy's "Far Cry"  More...
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Sunday, September 11
Sun 9/11 12:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Lisa Mezzacappa, composer of Organelle, gives an introduction to the use of graphic scores in contemporary improvisation, then leads an open rehearsal with her ensemble. Organelle premieres at Full: Scientific on Friday, September 16.

Event included with gallery admission.  More...
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Sun 9/11 3:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways

Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.  More...
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Sun 9/11 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Edgetone 25th Anniversary Showcase Series
**Performances celebrating twenty five years of independent music from Edgetone Records**
7:30pm Andrew Jamieson
solo piano set from his album Heard the Voice
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute/Amber Lamprecht – oboe, flute/Theo Padouvas - cornet/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sun 9/11 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Night 4 SFEMF 2016: clipping., Tujurikkuja, Madalyn Merkey

Advance Tickets: http://sfemf17tix.brownpapertickets.com/  More...
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Monday, September 12
Mon 9/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.  More...
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Mon 9/12 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland CA]
Soo Yeon Lyuh, a master of the Haegeum (a Korean two-stringed spike fiddle), will introduce the instrument and perform traditional court and folk music as well as new pieces incorporating electronics by Adria Otte and Edward Shocker.  More...
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Mon 9/12 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Jaroba/Norton/Robinson + Shannon Hayden  More...
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Tuesday, September 13
Tue 9/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents: Andrew Weathers Ensemble, Danny Clay with Inner Movements, and Ricardo Saavedra + Kim Nucci  More...
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