Upcoming San Francisco Area Shows

From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Friday, August 8

Fri 8/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Wet Invention:
an evening exploring aquatic sound
with instrument inventors Cheryl Leonard, Krys Bobrowski, Brenda Huchinson, David Samas and Tom Nunn
Co-presented by Thingamajigs and Soundwave
In partnership with the Window Gallery at the Center for New Music

Fri 8/08 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Pushing beyond the boundaries of the performance stage towards a multidisciplinary celebration of some of the most exciting artistic voices in the Bay Area today.

Fri 8/08 8:30 PM Bottom of the Hill [1233 17th Street SF]
Cuz A Girl’s Gotta Boogie!
Pachuco Cadaver Beefheart Musical Tribute, San Francisco

Saturday, August 9

Sat 8/09 11:00 AM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Dried Up Corpse (WA)
Monochromacy (S.Diego)
Steve Flato (S.Diego)
G.S. Sultan & Earthmasters (NYC)
I-Doser Xenodrome

Sat 8/09 2:00 PM Classic Cars West [411 26th St, Oakland California 94612]
First Annual Mutant Soundwave Festival:
A D.I.Y. mini outdoor music festival featuring unusual, psychedelic, trance inducing, experimental, sound manipulating, noisy fun music of all styles.

Sat 8/09 7:30 PM Second Act [1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA]
Handmade sound and vision! Wine and Magnolia Brewery on tap. Use or lose this superb sound space!
Gorgeous Suntan (NY)
Disorienting, musical, and humorous soundscapes. http://gorgeoussuntan.bandcamp.com/
Earthmasters (NY)
LED glare and murked fuzz of our unguessable future. http://narcearth.bandcamp.com/
Xambuca (NC)
With Chandra Shukla + underground megastars. http://erototoxdecodings.com/artists/xambuca/
Methyl Group
Refers to that one group which differentiates the hormones estrogen from testosterone.

Sat 8/09 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
The Beth Custer Ensemble

Sat 8/09 8:00 PM Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut [671 24th St. Apt. 1 Oakland]
The Mindgaze Hut’s fourth installment of the chamber music series. Show begins AT 8PM SHARP!!!

Sunday, August 10

Sun 8/10 3:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
John Schott’s Actual Trio, with Jordan Glenn and Dan Seamans. Original music, standards reconsidered, and music from the entire history of Jazz.

Sun 8/10 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Set 1, 8pm: Mountains In Space. Mountains in Space perform live ambient electronic music made with analog synths, custom algorithms, & field recordings. Their music is a time-dilated dive into fractal cosmic jello. Mountains in Space is Luke Dahl & Colin Sullivan who met at Stanford’s CCRMA computer music lab & began collaborating musically in 2013.

Set 2, 9pm: Luciano Chessa & Benjamin Kreith perform pieces from their suite Garrett — Confusing Salon Music & Noise since 2013, for violin, piano, Vietnamese đàn bầu, bullhorn, saw, Aardvark synth app, harmonica & voice. A program consisting of Futurist sound poetry, original pieces, Erik Satie transcriptions, a Fluxus piece, delicate improvisations, and much more.

Monday, August 11

Mon 8/11 8:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Ant’Ird CD release show for Biblioteca Nod Out. Plus, Power Stations, and Low Standards

Tuesday, August 12

Tue 8/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A program featuring a series of 20th and 21st Century works for unaccompanied performers of various instruments.

Tue 8/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents Mwahaha | Fibers with Gargantius Effect | mchtnchts Mwahaha. Psychedelic ebb & flows, electronic undercurrents, and elated pop flourishes bring into focus an attention to detail that’s staggering. Fibers + Gargantius Effect. Combinations of free improvisation, Balkan swing, chamber jazz, texture and tone with Murray Campbell, violin, oboe & electronics; Randy McKean, reeds; Wes Steed, electronics and Kevin Corcoran, percussion. mchtnchts. Lance Grabmiller and Kyle Bruckmann create music that is delightfully nasty, unapologetically invoking a mutual love of vintage electronic music and old-school industrial crunch.

Wednesday, August 13

Wed 8/13 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
This will be the first time multi-instrumentalist Jessica Lurie and pianist Thollem McDonas meet in person, on stage, in sound. These two extraordinarily eclectic world traveling vanguard musicians will present spontaneous respirations between the known and the unknown. In the second set the quartet of Jessica, Thollem, bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and drummer/percussionist Spirit will take it further.

Thursday, August 14

Thu 8/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:15 Joe Tocci – solo guitar, atop pedals, noise, and looping
8:45 Nick Obando & Rob Pumpelly Duo – Sax&Drum Core
9:15 Ori Barel – electronics

Thu 8/14 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Brian Pederson/Robert Lopez Duo
Jacob Felix Heule Group

Thu 8/14 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Grosse Abfahrt
Tom Djll, Kyle Bruckmann, Tim Perkis

Friday, August 15

Fri 8/15 5:00 PM Meridian Gallery [535 Powell Street SF]
Neither Confirmed Nor Denied

Fri 8/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Darren Johnston Trio includes violin virtuoso Matt Szemela (Quartet San Francisco), bass powerhouse Doug Stuart (Bell’s Atlas) and Darren Johnston on trumpet. As part of an ongoing residency with the Oakland Freedom Jazz Society, the trio has presented many concerts featuring guest improvisers in the “plus one” format, including William Winant, Steven Lugener, and Jordan Glenn. For this evening’s concert, the trio reunites with one of their favorite guests, pianist and koto player Kanoko Nishi-Smith. The music can move from sparse and textural to dense and driving, from intricate melodies to static sonic clouds.

Seattle trumpeter and bandleader Samantha Boshnack synthesizes a dazzling array of musical influences in her sophisticated yet fun, highly original compositions – from intricate chamber writing to lush jazz panoramas and funky brass band-inspired grooves. Her quintet features some of Seattle’s most accomplished improvisers, and makes its Bay Area debut hot on the heels of an acclaimed new CD.

Fri 8/15 9:00 PM LeQuiVive [1525 Webster Oakland]
NEW MUSIC at LeQuiVive presents

Oluyemi & Ijeoma Thomas’ Positive Knowledge
Oluyemi Thomas – Bass Clarinet/Saxophone
Ijeoma Thomas – Voice/Percussion/Poetry

Earth Blind
Nick Obando – Saxophone/Electronics
Michael John Dale – Keyboards/Electronics
Aaron Levin – Drums