My band — Kiss My Face — is the opening act at this year's Manupalooza festival, featuring brand new bands, one-offs, solo & side projects, etc. It's ridiculously cheap to get in and the whole thing's In aid of Vrijplaats Leiden. Full details on the OCCII website. [more inside]
Hi Bay Area! I'm in a mandolin orchestra and we're looking for new members who play guitar or a mandolin family instrument. Our first rehearsal of the season is on Sunday afternoon and prospective members are welcome to join us. We'll be playing Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, preparing for concerts on April 8 & 9 in SF and Palo Alto. [more inside]
I'm at HonkFest in Cal Anderson right now and its SO GOOD. And there are two more days of it! Y'all should come or go. [more inside]
Saturdays in June at Como Dockside and Mondays in August at Loring Park. See inside for bands and films. [more inside]
Tomorrow's supposed to be beautiful weather. Anyone up for an afternoon picnic in the park? [more inside]
Hello mefites! I'm in Reykjavik, Iceland for the next five days on a tour group and its great except.....everyone else in my group goes to bed at 7pm. Anyone local and want to meet up for a drink? I'm near the Kex Hostel and there's a cool folk festival the next few nights which might be fun too. Let me know if you're around and want to meet up! [more inside]
Hey folks, the Big Quiz Thing is happening next Monday 9/21 in Harvard Square at the Oberon. Anyone wanna help me take a shot at learnin' them all a thing or three? Not sure what the exact format is, but here's an overview, and if you have an iPad, even better, you can be our captain! Free admission, doors open at 7pm, no registration needed.
For nerds who like this sort of thing, there's going to be two concerts of new (experimentalish) concert music and songs this Friday and Saturday in Middlebury, VT, as part of a festival I help organize. [more inside]
All right you 'orrible lot, my band (The Nick) is playing its absolutely, definitely last gig ever. Tonight! [more inside]
I am looking for one or more people with whom to attend the Hozier concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 20th. Tickets go on sale on Friday and, judging by past experience, will be snapped up immediately. [more inside]
Let's go see They Might Be Giants when they come to Portland! [Insert clever lyrics reference here]
Hi, PNW! I'm going to be visiting the Seattle area next week (11/12-11/18) and would love to meet some of you guys! I'm open to any kind of activity or venue. [more inside]
Toronto! A Tribe Called Red is playing on Friday, November 7. What say we go see them? Edit: come join us for dinner/drinks beforehand at Allen's for 6:30! And come join us for drinks afterwards at Louis Cifer! [more inside]
The Gaslamp Killer, master of the mad beats, is playing in Albuquerque's Sister (The Bar) on Saturday, Oct. 18 with Astronautica and The 1960 Sci-Fi Era. I will be there. Who's in for the show, and/or food before? (Also, is anyone going to be at the Southwest Bacon Fest?)
Guillermo Gómez-Peña and his radical performance art group La Pocha Nostra are hosting a "extreme fashion show and photo performance karaoke" with participants of a week-long performance workshop - including yours truly! Tickets are available here for $10 each and you are more than encouraged to dress up.
MC Frontalot has a new album and is touring the US, hitting Dante's in downtown on September 2. Let's all go!
As discussed over in this thread, the next Highland Park Jazz Series concert with meet-up interest is on August 24th and will feature The Horn Guys. The concerts in this series are free, and take place every Sunday in August from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Come listen to Milton Suggs and his Big Band at Millenium Park with us! [more inside]
UPDATE: Called, for both August 3rd and August 24th. Yesterday was St. Swithin's Day, and since it didn't rain I am cautiously optimistic: is there any interest in catching one of the Highland Park "Reservoir of Jazz" performances? They're free, and take place every Sunday in August from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. [more inside]
It's Chicago summer, which mean time to be outside as much as you can. Let's picnic in the park (booze allowed) while some music is getting played in the background. [more inside]
Music Improv Night-- I'll be going to the Improv Wednesday where an Awesome friend performs. BYOB. $5 to get in! We can go to Cheesie's for food before/after or something, if y'all want. [more inside]
My band Red On Strike will be playing an acoustic set to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA. There will be several other bands, booths displaying works from various visual artists, hands on arts and crafts, facepainting, an evening meditation session, and lots of vegetarian food.
The Nick — Amsterdam's least hard-working indie-rock band — is playing a gig to launch the EP we recorded last year. Check it out on Soundcloud right here. Doors at 20:00 First band at 20:30 Price €8 [more inside]
People Dancing, Ann Arbor area dance troupe are performing at the Stone Chalet with live music, visual art, spoken word, live interactive electronic music Friday and Saturday in an intimate concert venue. [more inside]
The second installment of Santa For… events is stuffing your stocking on December 23rd at the Count Basie Theatre for a night of comedy and music. Designed to raise funds and awareness for Lunch Break, this three-hour jingle balling of a show boasts the comedic antics of Brian Kirk and the musical talent of the Jirks together with national artists Elliot Lurie (lead singer of The Looking Glass), Bobby Kimball (original lead singer of Toto) and THE NERDS. [more inside]
Come enjoy a rock and roll show with Brad Sucks, Graven and Happenstance at Il Motore. $10, 8pm, 18+. Facebook event. [more inside]
Hey all-- looks like local record label Innovative Leisure is putting together a very musically-oriented vendor fair, with some great DJs from funk/rare-things maestro Egon to the dubstep dons of Smog (and a rare appearance by the legendary create digger and beat-maker, Madlib). It's happening tomorrow in Downtown. Since I work in the area, I'll probably walk to this thing, so would anyone like to meet up at Semi Sweet Bakery, get their (delicious) version of a cronut and head on over? Schedule of performers follows :) [more inside]
Just putting this out there for any who might be interested - the choir I conduct, the Ottawa Celtic Choir, is starting its new season on September 10th. For any people in Ottawa interested in coming out to hang out with us for rehearsal, please feel free! Details are here.
Three Dollar Bill is a newly forming eight-voice vocal ensemble, based in NYC/Westchester County. Repertoire will include cabaret standards, neo-cabaret amusements, and classics from all over the GLBTQ musical canon. Auditions for all voice parts, plus vocal percussion, will be held on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. Rehearsals will likely be held in Manhattan. Arrangers especially encouraged to get in touch! [more inside]
Hartford's Living Room, the La Paloma Sabanera coffee house, is shutting its doors at the end of this month, and its owner, Virginia, is moving on to other, better things. We (i.e., people who have run and participated in events at La Paloma Sabanera over the years) are marking this occasion with a bit of sadness but also with a big party on Wednesday, June 26, from 6pm to 11:30. [more inside]
MeFi-favorite Flying Lotus is playing a hometown show at House of Blues Sunset w/ the always-relaxing Teebs (sample here) and bass virtuoso Thundercat (music sample here, really short bass solo here). Let's go enjoy it together and maybe get food/drinks before/after. :) tix and other info for the show here [more inside]
My band Red On Strike is doing a benefit show for the Surfrider Foundation this Saturday with Channel 3 and a ton of punk rock bands. It's an all day, all ages event for a good cause, and there's bowling too! [more inside]
Will any mefites be attending the New England Folk Festival next month - April 19-21? It's held at the middle and high schools in Mansfield, MA (they are on the same property) - the town is where 95 meets 495 outside Boston. If you have any interest in folk music, contra and morris dancing, or any of the associated awesomeness, you're sure to have a good time. [more inside]
There are Love Your Farmer Day events at the People's Food Co-op! I'm new to town, so I'll be there, and would love to make some new MeFi friends! [more inside]
An evening of electronic-ish music for annual Magma Festival fundraiser for Seattle's best non-profit internet radio station, Hollow Earth Radio [more inside]
Brad Sucks at The Silver Dollar Room in Toronto. January 26th, 9pm. $6. With The Newsmen, Most People & Bellevue. Facebook event here.
So the LA Percussion Quartet, who were just nominated for a couple Grammys (!), is playing some new music for percussion and electronics, including pieces by James Tenney, John Cage, Ben Hackbarth, Shaun Naidoo, Daniel Lentz, and me! [more inside]
UPDATE: Event cancelled due to lack of interest. [more inside]
Carbon 7 is playing at the Carousel Lounge in Austin, TX from 9:30 to 11:30 or 12, depending. [more inside]
OK, I've done this half-hearted self-promotion on Metafilter before, and people encouraged me to post if I was doing another gig (and it's taken this long to get one) - I'll be playing a thirty-five minute set, probably at about 9:15 at The Stage Door in Waterloo (behind the Old Vic, nearest tube Waterloo). Free entrance. [more inside]
Remember nostalgia? Remember authenticity? Remember feelings? Remember indie rock? Relive your glory days with Live Band Indie Rock Karaoke: Sign up early or at the door to belt out your favorite songs by-- Guided By Voices, Pavement, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Moldy Peaches, Belle & Sebastian, Pavement, Arcade Fire, New Pornographers, Pavement, Pavement, and many more! Or just hang out and watch the emotional detachment pop like fireworks... All free. All real. All for you. Come out won't you? (but come early, the show will only be from 7-9, then Spike Hill kicks us all out) [more inside]
November 2nd at Zaphod Beeblebrox. $10. w/Birdie Whyte & Loon Choir.
I'm singing in a new opera, The Daisy Chain, which is taking place as part of the Tête à Tête Festival at the Riverside Studios on 2 and 3 August at 9pm. (The opera is only about an hour long.) Tickets are a princely £6 and can be booked here. [more inside]
Free concert at the Hatch Shell. Opening night for the Boston Landmark Orchestra featuring classic works of Aaron Copland. It's free. And it's at the Hatch Shell. [more inside]
Toronto doesn't have another show like Laughs at Slack's - a weekly comedy & music open mic featuring the hottest up-and-coming LGBT & female performers. [more inside]
The New York Pirate Party is organizing a protest where we all gather outside Lincoln Center, dress as pirates, and sing copyrighted songs while holding up signs reading "THIS IS ILLEGAL". This Saturday, we rehearse the event. [more inside]
Walk off the earth is playing LA on June 14 [more inside]
Take Ten is a monthly music and spoken-word night at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle. I've been booked for a rare transatlantic appearance, and I'd love to say hello to some local MeFites. Have a pint of real ale or cider on me! Admission is £4.
Me being Grangousier. (That's my MeFi superhero name, my real name is John Peacock). And this being a gesture in the general direction of promoting said bout of self-expression in the general direction of anyone who might have met me at a previous MeFi
piss-up social event and consequently be interested or curious or such. I'll be playing a half-hour set at 20:00 in the basement of The Spice of Life, right in the heart of London's West End, next door to Singing in the Rain. It's free to get in, which is important in these days of reduced access to coinage. [more inside]
turtlegirl and I are having our annual bash on 18 August this year and wanted to extend an invite to MeFites who may be interested. [more inside]