Hi everyone! This spring, I'm giving Julia Cameron's classic creativity program, The Artist's Way, a proper go. It's a 12-week program designed to reconnect to your inner artist, build your confidence as an artist (whether that's writing, music, visual arts, etc.) and be more productive. I plan to start on Sunday, May 8. Join me for gentle accountability, occasional grousing, and (hopefully not infrequent) revelations about the artistic journey. All are welcome! If you are just now finding this, folks have been starting on different weeks, so feel free to join the conversation in the overlap. [more inside]
Hey, I'm half Brazilian but living in London. I've found this amazing Brazilian bar and restaurant in London called Tia Maria. If anyone fancies it I'd love to show you my culture and be great to meet new people in the city! I propose Friday the 20th of May at 8pm. Music starts at 10pm :) Hope to see some of you there!
Anyone else around for Big Ears this year in Knoxville? I'm missing Thursday but otherwise excited to bounce around all the weird art. Feel free to give a holla if you want to grab a coffee before Nikki Giovanni or grab a drink after Mary Lattimore or dance in the streets to Preservation Hall Band or John Zorn it up or bliss out to Angel Bat Dawid.
We're calling this the Holiday Hangover show. [more inside]
Dar Williams and Heather Maloney perform in Williams's traditional end-of-the-year concert. I have a ticket - want to join me?
Goat Milk Goddesses - a new music improv team formed with my classmates. We'll improvise a short musical. There's an opening non-music improv act. You get what you get. [more inside]
My band is playing on Groundhog Day, as promised! It'd be fun to see you there. We play from about 8-11pm. Good food and drink (and the old-potato smell of a place that makes 1000s of latkes) to be had, plus great company. Lots of tunes you know, a few you don't. Unhip as heck. [more inside]
Tired of soloing in your living room? Want to shake the rehearsal space? Has the other half of your stoner polka duo migrated for work? Come to Band-Date Featuring Kiss My Face and Eva van Manen.
My band Northern Nomads is playing a second show next weekend, this time at Stayin' Alive, Seattle's best disco night. The event will be hosted at Eden in Sodo, tickets here. [more inside]
My band Northern Nomads is headlining an early show (facebook event; website) at Barboza! It's going to be a night of dreampop/synthpop/electrofunk, so come on out and dance! [more inside]
Hi indie-pop fans! Get ready to be happy: my band is playing LIVE in Amsterdam in a couple of weeks. [more inside]
My band, Northern Nomads, is opening up for Fármacos from Santiago, Chile. A fun night of synthpop, electrofunk, and dancing! [more inside]
I'm playing a rare, short, solo opening set at my brother's record release event, and then playing in his band for the main show. Doors open at 8:30, show starts 9pm. $10 advance (tickets here), $12 at the door. [more inside]
My band Northern Nomads (bandcamp, soundcloud, facebook) is playing Timbre Room! This is an early show, we go on about 8:30 pm.
Hey Seattle Mefites! My band Northern Nomads (bandcamp, soundcloud, facebook) is playing Barboza this Thursday with a great lineup of local synth pop bands. Doors at 7, first band at 7:30, we go on around 10:30. Come get groovy!
There are a number of good shows coming through Meow Wolf (Santa Fe, NM) in the coming months, but instead of trying to drum up interest in each, I thought I'd just link to the Meow Wolf events page above the fold and let local folks chime in if any strike their fancy. [Also, we should have a normal, non-event/performance meetup soon, because it's been ages, so we can talk about that, too!]
Come help raise funds for the Immigration Justice Working Group and watch me achieve apotheosis into my final form as I Emcee the DSA Talent Show at Starr Bar! Comedy! Music! Candidates For DA singing karaoke! Who are you to resist?! Suggested 5$ donation at door
UB40 with opening band, Raging Fyah. [more inside]
Four indie/noisy/grungy rock bands for $10 at Launchpad: Rozwell Kid, Vundabar, Great Grandpa and Crime Lab [ABQ locals] (Bandcamp links)
Split Lip Rayfield is playing at Santa Fe Brewing Co on July 6. I'd like to come up, but even if I can't, it should be a good show.
Anyone else going to the Radiohead show in New Orleans on Monday? I'm a huge fan who's never seen them live, so I'm taking the day off to ride the Crescent train down and spend most of the day waiting in line like a nut for a decent spot. If anybody else has general admission/floor tickets, maybe we can do a mini meet-up and save each other's places in line for food/bathroom breaks/chat/phalanxing our way to center rail?
I'll be in Toronto next Saturday (March 18) - mandolin conspiracy will be playing mandolin with a group at the The Cloak & Dagger Irish Pub that night! [more inside]
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]