San Francisco Scene: January 4-10, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, January 4

Fri 1/04 9:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival

Saturday, January 5

Sat 1/05 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Aerocade Presents: Elizabeth A. Baker, Post-Haste Reed Duo, Meerenai Shim, and friends

Sat 1/05 7:30 PM Holy Innocents Episcopal Church [455 Fairoaks St San Francisco, 94110]
Elevation Brass Quartet

Sat 1/05 8:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival

Sat 1/05 10:30 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival

Sunday, January 6

Sun 1/06 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Bye Bye Bartok Comes to Maybeck

Sun 1/06 8:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival

Tuesday, January 8

Tue 1/08 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic music and visual open mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. The Laundry event space is casual and cool, and the community you’ll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Come shows us what you got.

Tue 1/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
– Owen Stewart-Robertson/Daniel Pearce
– Force/Keenan/Russell/Tambellini

Wednesday, January 9

Wed 1/09 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Pianist, composer, and improviser Motoko Honda is a musical force of nature who blends jazz with chamber music, electronic music, and sounds of music from around the globe. Long a vital part of the improvised music community, Honda has collaborated with many luminaries, like Wadada Leo Smith, Elliott Sharp, William Winant, Mike Watt, and others. The “keyboard alchemist” (Los Angeles Times) leads her quartet through intricate compositions that layer taut rhythms and lush melodies. The band features some of Northern California’s most inventive, versatile sidemen, including Cory Wright on woodwinds, Miles Wick on acoustic bass, and Jordan Glenn on drums.

Thursday, January 10

Thu 1/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Usufruct
Polly Moller Springhorn – flute/voice Tim Walters – laptop/processing
9:00 pm Thruoutin/ruidobello
Brad Seippel, jorge bachmann – modular synth, pedals, computer

Reviews You May Have Missed – December 2018

Last month we published a number of original reviews of some very interesting music. Check out the list below.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions Profiled

Source: Chicago Reader.

The members of Extraordinary Popular Delusions have had plenty of time to get to know one another. The quartet, which is comprised of Jim Baker (electric piano, synthesizer, viola), Mars Williams (reeds, percussion, zither, toys), Brian Sandstrom (double bass, electric guitar, trumpet), and Steve Hunt (drums, percussion, waterphone) have sustained a weekly gig at either Hotti Biscotti or the second floor of the Beat Kitchen since 2005, and everyone except Baker played together in the NRG Ensemble in 1980s and 1990s

Justice is Compassion at Nublu 151, January 16-21 


Wednesday 1/16
7:30pm Michael Bisio – bass / Kirk Knuffke – cornet / Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
9:00pm Jaimie Branch – trumpet / Darius Jones – alto sax / Shayna Dulberger – bass / David Meier – drums

Thursday 1/17
7:30pm Brandon Lopez – bass / Bill Nace – guitar
9:00pm Jason Kao Hwang / Sing House
Jason Kao Hwang – violin / Chris Forbes – rhodes piano / Andrew Drury – drums / Ken Filiano – bass / Kalun Leung – trombone

Friday 1/18
7:30pm We Free Strings
Gwen Laster – violin / Charles Burnham – violin / Michael Wimberly – percussion / Alex Waterman – cello / Ken Filiano – bass / Melanie Dyer – viola
9:00pm Amirtha Kidambi – voice / Matteo Liberatore – guitar

Saturday 1/19
7:30pm Darius Jones Trio
Darius Jones – alto sax / Daniel Marcellus Givens – electronics / Gerald Cleaver – drums
9:00pm Cooper-Moore – multi-instruments / Brian Price – woodwinds

Sunday 1/20
7:30pm Aquiles Navarro – trumpet / Tcheser Holmes – drums
9:00pm William Hooker Trio
William Hooker – drums / Dave Ross – guitar / Germaul Barnes – dance

Monday 1/21
7:30pm Joe McPhee Trio XL
Joe McPhee – brass, reeds / Dominic Duval Jr. – bass / Rosie Hertlein – violin / Jay Rosen – drums
9:00pm Artists for a Free World
William Parker – bass / Patricia Nicholson – dance / Dave Sewelson – baritone sax / Devin Waldman – alto sax / Steve Swell – trombone / Jackson Krall – drums / On Davis – guitar