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12/08/2017 - 01/21/2018

Friday, December 8
Fri 12/08 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Matthew Shipp Trio, Joe Henderson Lab, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm
Taking the measure of Matthew Shipp’s influence on 21st century jazz requires a multidimensional model. One of the most intrepid pianists and musical thinkers on the scene, he’s an exceptionally dynamic improviser, commanding bandleader, insistently inventive composer, and essential conduit for new sounds as artistic director of Thirsty Ear’s acclaimed Blue Series imprint.  More...
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Fri 12/08 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [Private residence in West Oakland]
A dinner/concert featuring Prasant Radhakrishnan, solo carnatic saxophone  More...
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Fri 12/08 7:00 PM Oakland Asian Cultural Center [388 9th St. #290 Oakland]
Oakland Winter Live

Thea Farhadian and Heike Liss in Drawing Sound; Charles Woodman with Lisa Mezzacappa, Jason Levis, Tim Perkis in viDEO sAVant’s Terminal Beach; Jeanne Finley with the Threshold Choir in Journeys Beyond The Cosmodrome; Kim Anno, Kristina Dutton, Sophia Shen

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Fri 12/08 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Avant-Garde Cinema: STAN BRAKHAGE: METAPHORS ON VISION  More...
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Fri 12/08 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Deepchord & Fluxion with bvdub

Gray Area is thrilled to host the world premiere of "Transformations", a new collaborative improv project from these two internationally renowned dub techno producers. The idea came out of improvisational jam sessions between the two artists.  More...
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Fri 12/08 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
“LA-LOCAL”
THE GOLDEN PATH: Golden, Phillips, Pepper, L. Martin
GREG LENCZYCKI/JORGE MARTIN
John Bischoff
ANTIMATTER
visuals by BILL THIBAULT  More...
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Fri 12/08 9:00 PM Woods Bar and Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
The Lost Shapes

Darren Johnston - trumpet
Kasey Knudsen - alto sax
Mark Clifford - vibraphone
Safa Shokrai - bass
Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Saturday, December 9
Sat 12/09 5:00 PM Mission Dolores Park [Mission Dolores Park. Meet on Dolores Street at the Dolores Park tennis courts by the corner of 18th St.]
Join us for a family-friendly, free holiday event linked to “Unsilent Night” celebrations around the world. The original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant plays one of four tracks of music downloaded to a smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” As the SFCMP public ensemble, we will walk a carefully chosen route in and around San Francisco’s Dolores Park area, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture.  More...
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Sat 12/09 7:00 PM Oakland Asian Cultural Center [388 9th St. #290 Oakland]
Oakland Winter Live

Thea Farhadian and Heike Liss in Drawing Sound; Charles Woodman with Lisa Mezzacappa, Jason Levis, Tim Perkis in viDEO sAVant’s Terminal Beach; Jeanne Finley with the Threshold Choir in Journeys Beyond The Cosmodrome; Kim Anno, Kristina Dutton, Sophia Shen

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Sat 12/09 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
River: A Holiday Concert with Alex Kelly and PC Muñoz

Adventurous re-imaginations of classic holiday season music.  More...
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Sat 12/09 8:00 PM House Concert [Private home in the Berkeley Hills]
Bass player Mark Dresser performs a rare house solo concert of recent and new works in Berkeley at the home of Harry Bernstein. Mr. Dresser will perform 2 sets, with cheese and wine served during the intermission. For more information, contact: harry@fullplatemedia.com  More...
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Sat 12/09 8:00 PM Doc's Lab [124 Columbus Ave SF]
Turning Into a Butterfly: Zach Ostroff, Scott Amendola  More...
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Sat 12/09 8:00 PM 1800 Illinois St. [1800 Illinois St. San Francisco, CA]
Who: Kaori Suzuki, Waxy Tomb, Article Collection, 8ulentina, James Jano, Cullen Miller

What: FINITE is a concert series exhibiting weird music and sound from local bay area sound artists. We're broadly focusing on noise, sound system art, outsider club, computer music, modular synthesis, spatial media, DIY projects, improvisation, community, & inclusivity.

🌱💻🔊🎼🍃  More...
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Sat 12/09 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
In Too Deep is a monthly series (every Second Saturday) curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. Incorporating Bay Area experimental traditions and the sounds of Berlin’s underground dance scene, In Too Deep seeks to create a space for those left wanting more from the current sound of commercialized electronic music, and to present an audiovisual landscape incorporating rhythm, noise, and atmosphere. In an effort to create a truly immersive experience, each performance will be accompanied by live visuals from some of our favorite local artists. This month Nine (live) KYN (live), Jesse Austin (visuals) Greg Kappes (visuals).  More...
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Sunday, December 10
Sun 12/10 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
rob reich Quartet

Featuring:
rob reich - accordion & piano
Ben Goldberg - clarinets
Schuyler Karr - bass
Scott Amendola - drums

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sun 12/10 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Doorways: Thingamajigs Performance Group with Rae Diamond  More...
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Sun 12/10 7:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
DUB-Cember Holi-Daze Party the Tritonics, Joseph's Bones, Franco Nero  More...
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Monday, December 11
Mon 12/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Steve Blum’s PHASES album release + The Guthrie Project  More...
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Mon 12/11 8:00 PM The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery) [2901 Mariposa St between Harrison & Alabama SF]
ROOM: Tongue Teeth Lips

An evening of experimental voice featuring solos, duos, and ensemble works by Pamela Z, Aurora Josephson, Amy Foote, Lorin Benedict, Richard Mix, Amy X Neuburg, Julie Queen, and Ron Heglin.  More...
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Mon 12/11 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Rent Romus Trio + Pinbokeh Trio  More...
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Tuesday, December 12
Tue 12/12 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
A new music ensemble for the 21st Century, the [Switch~ Ensemble] performs a concert of solo and chamber ensemble works with electronics in partnership with Berkeley's CNMAT at Hertz Hall. The program features pieces by established and emerging composers, including Fausto Romitelli’s “Domeniche alla periferia dell’impero” for amplified quartet, Tonia Ko’s “Tribute | Axis II” for violin and piano, Sivan Eldar's "Tarr" and Victor Ibarra's "Química del agua", both for pierrot quintet, Max Murray's "Ad Marginem des Versuchs" for solo clarinet and electronics, and Josh Levine's "Sixty cycles" for solo cello.  More...
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Tue 12/12 9:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents:
Song and Dance Trio
Wong/Nishi/McCowen/Fei
Adria Otte  More...
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Wednesday, December 13
Wed 12/13 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our December show, Canessa Gallery is excited to present a night of experimental electronic music featuring Michael Gendreau, Thomas Dimuzio and Wayne Grim + Rachel Smith.  More...
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Wed 12/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Undercurrents: [Switch~] plays Romitelli, Garifzyanova, Ko, Diez-Fischer, and more

A new music ensemble for the 21st Century, the [Switch~ Ensemble] performs a concert of solo and chamber ensemble works with electronics. Featuring music by Fausto Romitelli, Tonia Ko, Santiago Diez-Fischer, Elvira Garifzyanova, and more.  More...
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Wed 12/13 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St Near Powell St BART, at Eddy and Mason.]
A short set of music with new band, Never Weather led by Dillon Vado on drums, leading into an extended dance improvisation with vibraphone also by Dillon Vado. Three dancers are Hien Huynh, Malia Byrne, and Kristen Rulifson. Incredible music and dancing, in a really laid back space, BYOB and come celebrate the opening of this new space!  More...
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Wed 12/13 9:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny with Dirty Snacks Ensemble  More...
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Thursday, December 14
Thu 12/14 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Spirit (percussion)
with Bruce Ackley (sax)
and with William Winant (percussion)

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA
Directions: http://4-33.com/directions.html
Information: http://4-33.com/toms-place/index.html

Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.  More...
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Thu 12/14 7:30 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Paul Clipson/Zachary Watkins: Black Field

The films of PAUL CLIPSON offer viewers glimpses into alternate worlds, referencing lived spaces and familiar landscapes made shockingly uncanny through Clipson’s masterful rendering of light and color through elaborate use of superimposition and visual abstraction.  More...
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Thu 12/14 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Damn Skippy: John Schott, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, w/ Zach Ostroff  More...
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Thu 12/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15: The Blues.
Max Nordie - guitar
Marissa Magic - saxophone

8:45pm: gabby fluke-mogul - violin
Matt Robidoux - guitar

9:15pm: Tyler J. Borden (from San Diego) - Cello
Madison Greenstone - Clarinets
Jacob Felix Heule - percussion  More...
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Thu 12/14 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
Grex, Inward Creature, Sloth & Turtle

Grex-Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia
Inward Creature-Miles Wick, Jordan Glenn, Alex Rather

Raging, unpredictable sounds at SF’s Hemlock Tavern, featuring the fiery, free jazz-inflected evangelism of Oakland art rock band Grex, indie rock powerhouses Inward Creature, and Santa Rosa experimental/math rock group Sloth & Turtle.  More...
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Friday, December 15
Fri 12/15 1:00 PM LinkedIn SF Live Streaming [Only invited guests but it will be streamed live.]
Linkedin staff and invited Guests will be playing live their modular synths from one of the top conference room in SF. This will be broadcasted live on Facebook.  More...
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Fri 12/15 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Tyler J. Borden - https://tylerjborden.com/

Anastasia Clarke - http://anastasiaclarke.info/
Sally Decker - http://sallydecker.net/

Chris Whitley - http://www.christopherwhitleyviolin.com/

Hosted by Ben Tinker  More...
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Fri 12/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
David Harrington & Friends  More...
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Fri 12/15 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE

A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.  More...
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Saturday, December 16
Sat 12/16 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Clarinet Thing: Ellington & Others

Clarinet Thing will be performing suites by members and arrangements of works by Ellington, Monk, Herbie Nichols, Carla Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, and others.

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sat 12/16 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE

A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.  More...
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Sunday, December 17
Sun 12/17 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation 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. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.

Early session meets at 5 PM to work on The Witness by Pauline Oliveros, and Search & Reflect by John Stevens.  More...
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Monday, December 18
Mon 12/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andrew Jamieson: Holidays Deconstructed

"Holiday" music. By experimenting musicians.  More...
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Mon 12/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: John Krausbauer & T.J. Borden Duo  More...
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Tuesday, December 19
Tue 12/19 8:00 PM The Independent [628 Divisadero San Francisco]
Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada
Harry Duncan  More...
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Wednesday, December 20
Wed 12/20 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight]
Michael Gendreau, Victoria Shen & Josh Thomas, Vankmen, Painting with Statue

Michael Gendreau
Where other kids saw buildings, Gendreau (Crawling With Tarts) saw speakers in need of proper inputs. Recording infrasonic vibrations of interior spaces, he would then sound the structure’s resonances as an additional instrument in his site-specific compositions. What he achieves is vibration beyond sound, to sense time and space abutted in their infinite dimension in a materialist darsana, where sentient bodies are resonantors sine qua non. Recently returned from performances in Taipei as audre (with Jorge Bachmann), Gendreau here kicks free of ensemble to work a heavy all modular darkness, no laptops and no beats, as he develops new compositions and new means to record them. Don't miss this chance to plumb the depths of structures within structures within forms within time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETTo97MwbNk

..:more:..  More...
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Thursday, December 21
Thu 12/21 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Sheldon Brown/Ben Goldberg Quartet, featuring Michael Vatcher  More...
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Thu 12/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Plutonian Burritto
Charles Pagano - percussion, Scott Bazar - guitar, electric pitchfork, electronics
9:00 pm bran(...)pos  More...
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Thu 12/21 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Fred Frith Trio w/ IMA & Watkins/ Peacock  More...
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Friday, December 22
Fri 12/22 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Antidote Tour - Daedelus, Mono/Poly, Free The Robots

https://grayarea.org/event/antidote-tourdaedelus-monopol-free-the-robots/  More...
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Tuesday, December 26
Tue 12/26 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Dialectical Imagination (Eli Wallace & Rob Pumpelly) celebrates the release of their second album, The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Wrath, with 1_lu_1, and Jack Radsliff solo  More...
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Tue 12/26 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Peter Apfelbaum's Sparkler  More...
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Saturday, December 30
Sat 12/30 8:30 PM Slim's [333 11th St San Francisco]
Scott Amendola's Orchestra di Pazzi

Orchestra di Pazzi is a large, improvising Orchestra created by Scott Amendola to explore various combinations of musicians on a large scale, while creating various textures musically together. One never knows if there will be a duo, trio, solo, octet, nonet… But one thing for sure, every performance will be unique.  More...
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Sat 12/30 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Red Zone Exploratory Jazz 930pm $10 advance $12 door

Jazz and Wine Night - with highly improvized Exploratory Jazz
Charles Cozart (Piano - The Tonight Show)
Hatim Benmezian (Bass - Paris France, Bass)
Featuring Chris Lowery (Trumpet - Philidelphia) innovator in Hip-Hop Jazz)

DJ Marco Lemes (Brazil)  More...
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Wednesday, January 3
Wed 1/03 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Turning Into A Butterfly - Zachary Ostroff & Scott Amendola  More...
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Thursday, January 4
Thu 1/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Matt Davignon - drum machine
9:00 pm Ruminations
Rent Romus - saxophones, percussion, Kip Kipperman - double bass, Tom Djll - trumpet and others, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Mark Pino - Drums, Christina Stanley - violin  More...
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Friday, January 5
Fri 1/05 9:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
San Francisco Tape Music Festival: PIERRE HENRY - FRANCIS DHOMONT - MAGGI PAYNE - FERNANDO LOPEZ-LEZCANO - NATHAN CORDER - ELSA JUSTEL - PANAYIOTIS KOKORAS - JAMES O'CALLAGHAN  More...
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Saturday, January 6
Sat 1/06 8:00 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Road San Anselmo, CA 94960]
Premiere Saxophone Quartet plays Bach, Bernstein, Gershwin, and more on Jan 6th!  More...
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Sat 1/06 8:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
San Francisco Tape Music Festival: JAMES TENNEY - THOM BLUM - MATT INGALLS - SOPHIA SHEN / GABBY WEN - ADAM SOHN - and others  More...
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Sat 1/06 8:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Rent Romus at Fifty - Gold Lion & Outsound Benefit Showcase

Saxophonist producer Rent Romus teams up with Tony Passarell to celebrate fifty years on the planet and the continued success of Gold Lion Arts and Outsound Presents.

Performing artists:
Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
with Collette McCaslin, Ray Schaeffer, Philip Everett

Tony Passarell's Thin Air Orchestra
featuring Vinny Golia , Phillip Greenlief , John Vaughn , Dax Compise , Amy Reed , Jon Bafus . Polly Moller , Amanda Chaudhary , Karl Evangelista , Chris Hall, Collette McCaslin, Ray Schaeffer, Philip Everett, Linda Michelle Hardy, Robert Kuhlmann, Dave Mihaly, and more TBA  More...
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Sat 1/06 10:40 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
San Francisco Tape Music Festival - Late Show! Cinema-for-the-ear, ambient, and long-form-exploration works by: MONIQUE JEAN - JOSEPH ANDERSON - TIM WALTERS - CHAMBERLAIN ZHANG  More...
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Sunday, January 7
Sun 1/07 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Anne Rainwater & William Lang: New and Traditional Works for Trombone and Piano

Program:
Robert Schumann - Romanzen
Arvo Part - Fratres
Jessica Rudman - Soliloquy
György Kurtag - 6 Pieces
Johannes Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 1
Victor Monti - Czardas


Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here  More...
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Sun 1/07 8:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
San Francisco Tape Music Festival: KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN - HILDEGARD WESTERKAMP - JONTY HARRISON - NATASHA BARRETT - HANS TUTSCHKU - CLIFF CARUTHERS - ORESTIS KARAMANLIS  More...
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Monday, January 8
Mon 1/08 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out (SPECIAL 2nd MONDAY DATE)
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Instagon (Sacramento improvised music/rock)

Set #2: Ouroboros (free improvisation)
Sheldon Brown-reeds, Joseph Noble-reeds, Andrew Joron-theremin, Clark Coolidge-drums

Set #3: Roots and Space (folkoric and abstract sound conversations and sonic weavings)
Ben Andrews- guitar and violin, Dave Mihaly- drums and guitar, Vince Dewald- guitar and voice  More...
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Mon 1/08 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: neem + Rice Kings

NEED
gabby fluke-mogul + k. kipperman

Rice Kings
Eli Maliwan - EWI (electronic wind instrument)
Erika Oba - keys
Donna Ozawa - drums  More...
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Tuesday, January 9
Tue 1/09 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ryoji Ikeda supercodex [live set]

Gray Area is thrilled to host internationally renowned creator Ryoji Ikeda, performing "supercodex [live set]", and audio visual live concert, co-presented with Ars Citizen as part of Ars Citizen's "Ryoji Ikeda in San Francisco."

supercodex [live set] is a concert taken from the eponymous 2013 album that has been exploring the potential between ‘data of sound’ and ‘sound of data’.  More...
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Wednesday, January 10
Wed 1/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Dirty Snacks Ensemble: Side Three

Oakland-based vibraphonist/composer Mark Clifford concludes a three-month multi-venue mini-residency featuring his Dirty Snacks Ensemble.  More...
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Thursday, January 11
Thu 1/11 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: Banjofrogs and Humanitars, Instruments and Art by Fred Carlson  More...
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Thu 1/11 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Kokuo: John McCowen, clarinets, Kyle Bruckmann, oboe, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, koto, Tom Djll, trumpet  More...
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Thu 1/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm: Silo Homes (Matt Carney - guitar/voice/electronics)
8:45pm: Gabby Yi Wen - Electronics (30 minute set)
9:30pm: Snickers (Howard Ryan - viola/electronics)  More...
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Friday, January 12
Fri 1/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Punk in Times of War

An evening with the "End Times" Ensemble - a special band formed for one night only to bring you a current take on Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps, as well as works by Nick Vasallo and Brett Austin Eastman.  More...
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Fri 1/12 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Reasons For Moving + Special Guest Allison Miller

Darren Johnston - trumpet
Larry Ochs - tenor/sopranino sax
Fred Frith - guitar
Allison Miller - drums  More...
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Saturday, January 13
Sat 1/13 5:00 PM Minnesota St Projects, SF Arts Ed Gallery [1275 Minnesota St, 2nd floor SF, CA]
Join us for the premiere of Summer, Winter, Spring - a time lapse performance-film observing the seasons of San Francisco’s UN Plaza / Civic Center through a combined film, performance and live music score created using 2 years of time-lapse performances in UN Plaza. Summer,Winter, Spring opens Jan 13th, 2018 with an opening reception from 5p-8p at the Minnesota St Projects, SF Arts Ed Gallery (1275 Minnesota St, 2nd floor), an artist talk / discussion Jan 20th from 2p-4p and live performances Fri Jan. 26th and Sat Jan. 27th at 8pm.  More...
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Sat 1/13 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Bye Bye Bartok - classic themes by great symphonic and chamber composers reimagined

Darren Johnston - trumpet
Matt Renzi - woodwinds
Adam Shulman - piano
Eric Vogler - bass  More...
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Sat 1/13 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
In Too Deep: Bleie + Chamberlain + visuals by Chelley Sherman & Jesse Austin

In Too Deep is a monthly series (every Second Saturday) curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. Incorporating Bay Area experimental traditions and the sounds of Berlin’s underground dance scene, In Too Deep seeks to create a space for those left wanting more from the current sound of commercialized electronic music, and to present an audiovisual landscape incorporating rhythm, noise, and atmosphere. Expect live electronic music that moves you physically and spiritually. In an effort to create a truly immersive experience, each performance will be accompanied by live visuals from some of our favorite local artists.  More...
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Sunday, January 14
Sun 1/14 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Bridge Piano Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 16
Clarice Assad - "Z Sonata" for Piano Quartet (2016)
Joaquin Turina - Quartet for Piano and Strings in a minor, Opus 67 (1931)

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here  More...
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Sun 1/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:45pm Duo Jones Feona/Staiano Moe!
Moe! Staiano - percussion Feona Jones - piano
8:30pm Peter Kuhn Quartet
Peter Kuhn – woodwinds/Chris Brown – piano/Scott Walton – bass/Kjell Nordeson – percussion  More...
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Sun 1/14 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT Users Group presents: Weston Olencki + Eric Wubbels  More...
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Tuesday, January 16
Tue 1/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
D U C K R U B B E R: Dislodgements

D U C K R U B B E R, a bi-coastal trio that focuses on exploring the interstices between instrumental performance and multimedia augmentation, presents works collaboratively made by its members as well as Ashley Fure’s “Wire and Wool” for cello and electronics.  More...
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Wednesday, January 17
Wed 1/17 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
January's Canessa Gallery concert will be the album release show for the new album by arc, 'monument 36' and will feature performances by Syrnx, PVBLIC BATH, and Kaori Suzuki.  More...
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Wed 1/17 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Experimental music night featuring...
Bruce Anderson (MX-80) & A.C. Way (Thoabath)
Cube http://mycube.bandcamp.com
Frank's Tina Takes https://soundcloud.com/franzrolloverminutes
Christina Stanley https://soundcloud.com/christina-stanley

Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight St $5 notaflof all-ages  More...
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Wed 1/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Molly Gebrian & Danny Holt: Trios for Two

Violist Molly Gebrian is joined by Danny Holt, who plays piano and percussion simultaneously. The unique duo is celebrating the release of their debut CD on Innova Recordings, "Trios for Two". Holt's piano/percussion playing must be seen to be believed!  More...
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Thursday, January 18
Thu 1/18 7:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Thalea String Quartet  More...
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Thu 1/18 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Kris Davis.
Vijay Iyer begins his four-night residency by inviting another of the jazz world’s most explorative and virtuosic pianists for this exclusive evening of duets.  More...
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Thu 1/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Pino/Hertz
Mark Pino - percussion, Jack Hertz - electronics/synths
9pm Hummel
Brian Pedersen-sax Timothy Orr-drums Robert Lopez-drums Shanna Sordahl-cello Sung Kim-"cello"  More...
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Thu 1/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Body to Noise: The Music of Amadeus Regucera, John MacCallum, and Toshio Hosokawa, feat. Stacey Pelinka, flutes

Taken as an evening-length experience, the pieces of Body to Noise present diverse ways in which the work of the physical human body can be translated to sound and how music can shape or be shaped by the body. At the center of this exploration is Bay Area-based flutist, Stacey Pelinka who has performed and championed contemporary music by emerging and established composers of our time through her work with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and the Eco Ensemble. In Body to Noise, she presents works by composers Amadeus Julian Regucera, John, MacCallum, and Toshio Hosokawa – music that draws on the various aspects of the body’s physiology – and maps it to music.  More...
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Thu 1/18 9:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Grex & Two Aerials

An evening of cutting-edge Bay Area sounds and songs, featuring incendiary art rock duo Grex and indie/experimental band Two Aerials.

In biological terms, a “grex” is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between the raw power of psychedelia, garage rock, and industrial hip-hop and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz. Grex features Karl Evangelista & Rei Scampavia.

Two Aerials (Crystal Pascucci + Mark Clifford, w/Brett Carson & Jordan Glenn) features song-based, rhythmic compositions with voice, cello, vibraphone, and electronic underpinnings. The band’s sweet, complex song structures embody many genres of musical expression with ease.  More...
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Friday, January 19
Fri 1/19 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Thomas Dimuzio - http://www.thomasdimuzio.com/
Kris Force - http://krisforce.com/home.html

Fluorescent Grey - https://fluorescent-grey.bandcamp.com/

Gradient Fade  More...
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Fri 1/19 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. SF]
In a special guest appearance, maverick vocalist and composer Meredith Monk joins SFCMP for a performance and discussion of two of her works, Ellis Island for duo pianos and Cave Song from her film project The Book of Days.
Also on the program are Zorn’s “Cobra” and Frederic Rzewski’s “Les Moutons de Panurge", which engage the large-ensemble energies of the performers to create unheard-of possibilities. Completing the program are Pulitzer Prize finalist Don Byron's 7 Etudes, and two works by Bay Area composers, Under the Rug by Ryan Brown, and Twist for guitar and violin by Vivian Fung.  More...
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Fri 1/19 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer’s longstanding trio with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore  More...
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Fri 1/19 8:00 PM EastSide Cultural Center [2277 International Blvd Oakland]
Dohee Lee / ARA Ritual III- Waterways, Time Weaves

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Fri 1/19 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Arrington de Dionyso and Ben Bennett channel the ecstatic moment through strikingly limited physical and musical materials. Saxophonist Arrington de Dionyso’s perpetually touring moniker THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS is a recombinant performance of touring and local musicians, with the aim of channeling Albert Ayler’s recognition of music as the healing force of the universe. Percussionist Ben Bennett works with a deconstructed set of drums and resonant objects intended to fit in a backpack for bicycle tours and easy transportation. In addition to his live performance practice, Bennett is known for his more than 200 four-hour livestreams of himself called “Sitting and Smiling,” which The Atlantic described as “an extreme version of engagement with the present.”  More...
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Fri 1/19 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the Ben Goldberg School performing music from the newly released CD, Ben Goldberg School, Vol. 1: The Humanities. The ensemble will be Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Kasey Knudsen, alto sax; Jeff Cressman, trombone; rob reich, piano and accordian; David Ewell, bass; and Hamir Atwal, drums. Joining them on vibraphone will be Emerging Artist Dan Neville.  More...
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Saturday, January 20
Sat 1/20 3:00 PM EastSide Cultural Center [2277 International Blvd Oakland]
Dohee Lee / ARA Ritual III- Waterways, Time Weaves

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Sat 1/20 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer Sextet
Vijay Iyer piano, Fender Rhodes
Graham Haynes cornet
Steve Lehman alto saxophone
Mark Shim tenor saxophone
Stephan Crump bass
Marcus Gilmore drums  More...
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Sat 1/20 8:00 PM EastSide Cultural Center [2277 International Blvd Oakland]
Dohee Lee / ARA Ritual III- Waterways, Time Weaves

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Sat 1/20 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Fête Concerts: A Libby Larsen Birthday Concert

Fête Concerts celebrates Libby Larsen with a selection of art song, chamber, and solo works performed by Paul Dab, Anne Hepburn Smith, Justine Preston, and James Pytko. And a special arrangement of Happy Birthday by curator Emma Logan!  More...
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Sat 1/20 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Witness: Tashi Wada compositions performed by Charles Curtis, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Wada, and Julia Holter  More...
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Sunday, January 21
Sun 1/21 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Jenny Maybee’s “eloquent and heart stopping” piano playing and vocals have been hailed as “expertly balanced,” with her voice described as “exquisite” and “in the same league” as Billie Holiday, and her piano stylings compared to Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, and Cecil Taylor. Jenny's performance at Maybeck Studio will feature her new compositions, with Shimpei Ogawa on bass.  More...
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Sun 1/21 4:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Online record label MINUS ZERO announces MUSICAL ACTION TO BENEFIT PLANNED PARENTHOOD: A NEW YEAR OF RESISTANCE. Minus Zero is an Oakland-based online record label founded in 2017. All music is donated by the artists, and all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. This live one-day festival featuring noteworthy Bay Area improvisers Ben Goldberg, Hafez Mordirsadeh, Scott Amendola, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Duo B, Francis Wong and many more will promote Minus Zero's mission and new releases.  More...
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Sun 1/21 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
VIJAY IYER & THUMS UP  More...
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Sun 1/21 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation 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. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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