Noise Pop Showga w/ Madeline Kenney
Aug
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Noise Pop Showga w/ Madeline Kenney

We are honored to be partnering with Noise Pop for a monthly Sunday Showga series at the beautiful Swedish American Hall. This month's musical guest is Madeline Kenney. Madeline Kenney is an Oakland based Seattle transplant who makes twang-hazy dream rock with nods to indie roots. It's like if Loretta Lynn had a secret shoegaze project.

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Golden Gram
Jul
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Golden Gram

Golden Graham (aka Graham LeBron) is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film composer from Oakland, CA.

Putting his music degree from Rice University to work, since 2010, he has composed music for film, commercials and online spots, among his clients are Square, Levi's, Asana, NearFuture and Ikea. He is represented by Portland music agency, Marmoset.

A multi-instrumentalist formerly of Rogue Wave, Port O'Brien and The Album Leaf, he is also an accomplished DJ and recording engineer. In 2013, he scored the independent feature length film, I'm obsessed with you (but you've got to leave me alone). The film debuted at the Sonoma Independent Film Festival in April 2014.

He is currently at work on several recording projects for his record label, Outer Sound, including the third Golden Gram album. He plays drums with Outer Embassy (members of Daring Ear, Extra Classic) and is a touring member of Easysound Recording Artist and Fruit Bats.

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Saalt
Jul
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Saalt

Saalt is the musical creation of Alisa Saario and bandmates Tyler English (Everyone Is Dirty, False Priest) Brent Curriden and Nick Moore, who are both in Cave Clove with Saario. Now based out of Oakland, Saario's Pacific Northwest upbringing seeps into her gloom drenched vocals with catchy swells and heavy hitting. With bass-driving melodies, the music is low-end heavy while simultaneously swept away by the full and ambient vibrations of pedal steel. With intricately detailed drum beats and twinkling guitar licks, Saalt is a transportive experience into a slow burn of cathartic musical dreaminess. 

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Brian Tester
Jun
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Brian Tester

Brian Tester has been involved in music and art-focused work and collaboration since the late 1990s, first in Minneapolis, MN, and since 2003 in Oakland, CA. He brings a focus on sonic detail, left field allusion, technologic fluidity, and an intuitive grasp of improvisation to each musical project in which he has participated. Besides solo appearances, he has performed in a wide assortment of groups and projects, including Spaceburn, Soft Shells, Hits, Ruby Pins, Triangle, Axolotl, Jealousy, WOE, and others. He has engineered, mixed, or mastered a surprising variety of Bay Area and Midwest music.

Soundcloud

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Cellista
Jun
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Cellista

Cellista is an acclaimed American cellist and artistic director. She is known for collaborating with artists across various media, as well as producing and playing live performances in unconventional spaces that incorporate elements of classical music, theater, improvisation and visual art across a range of genres including pop, hip-hop, classical and more. These performances often feature a carbon fiber cello and loop station.

www.cellista.net

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Golden Graham
Jun
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Golden Graham

Golden Graham (aka Graham LeBron) is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film composer from Oakland, CA.

Putting his music degree from Rice University to work, since 2010, he has composed music for film, commercials and online spots, among  his clients are Square, Levi's, Asana, NearFuture and Ikea. He is represented by Portland music agency, Marmoset.

A multi-instrumentalist formerly of Rogue Wave, Port O'Brien and The Album Leaf, he is also an accomplished DJ and recording engineer. In 2013, he scored the independent feature length film, I'm obsessed with you (but you've got to leave me alone). The film debuted at the Sonoma Independent Film Festival in April 2014.

He is currently at work on several recording projects for his record label, Outer Sound, including the third Golden Gram album. He plays drums with Outer Embassy (members of Daring Ear, Extra Classic) and is a touring member of Easysound Recording Artist and Fruit Bats.

http://goldengram.net/

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Protoghost & Friends
Jun
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Protoghost & Friends

"Protoghost: enter an alternative thermal landscape with multimedia artist Jon Hrabko, without the accepted distances between objects, between horizons. The colors are different here. The vibrations. A charged atmosphere awaits, where sparks flash midair in a call and response of incandescence. The black clouds hum and strike with voltage. The solar wind purrs through matter. Dust feels the radiation drag. The transistance calls for you to join.

Each showga performance will include different surprise collaborators."

Bandcamp
YouTube
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Nathan Blaz
May
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

Nathan Blaz

We are pleased to announce Nathan Blaz as our musical guest for this week! Nathan Blaz is a cellist and composer based in Oakland, CA. He studied cello and music synthesis at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2006, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he became a founding member of the indie rock band Geographer. He recorded and toured with the band for eight years. In 2013, he formed systemritual, an experimental dance/minimal synth duo with video artist Elia Vargas. The project constructs improvisational performances using analog modular synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines, with live visualizations and processing. Nathan's improvised solo performances explore the relationship between psychoacoustics, rhythm and tonality.

 

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Brian Tester
May
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Brian Tester

Brian Tester has been involved in music and art-focused work and collaboration since the late 1990s, first in Minneapolis, MN, and since 2003 in Oakland, CA. He brings a focus on sonic detail, left field allusion, technologic fluidity, and an intuitive grasp of improvisation to each musical project in which he has participated. Besides solo appearances, he has performed in a wide assortment of groups and projects, including Spaceburn, Soft Shells, Hits, Ruby Pins, Triangle, Axolotl, Jealousy, WOE, and others. He has engineered, mixed, or mastered a surprising variety of Bay Area and Midwest music.

Soundcloud

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Cellista
May
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Cellista

Cellista is an acclaimed American cellist and artistic director. She is known for collaborating with artists across various media, as well as producing and playing live performances in unconventional spaces that incorporate elements of classical music, theater, improvisation and visual art across a range of genres including pop, hip-hop, classical and more. These performances often feature a carbon fiber cello and loop station.

www.cellista.net

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Golden Graham
May
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Golden Graham

Golden Graham (aka Graham LeBron) is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film composer from Oakland, CA.

Putting his music degree from Rice University to work, since 2010, he has composed music for film, commercials and online spots, among  his clients are Square, Levi's, Asana, NearFuture and Ikea. He is represented by Portland music agency, Marmoset.

A multi-instrumentalist formerly of Rogue Wave, Port O'Brien and The Album Leaf, he is also an accomplished DJ and recording engineer. In 2013, he scored the independent feature length film, I'm obsessed with you (but you've got to leave me alone). The film debuted at the Sonoma Independent Film Festival in April 2014.

He is currently at work on several recording projects for his record label, Outer Sound, including the third Golden Gram album. He plays drums with Outer Embassy (members of Daring Ear, Extra Classic) and is a touring member of Easysound Recording Artist and Fruit Bats.

http://goldengram.net/

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Protoghost & Friends
May
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Protoghost & Friends

"Protoghost: enter an alternative thermal landscape with multimedia artist Jon Hrabko, without the accepted distances between objects, between horizons. The colors are different here. The vibrations. A charged atmosphere awaits, where sparks flash midair in a call and response of incandescence. The black clouds hum and strike with voltage. The solar wind purrs through matter. Dust feels the radiation drag. The transistance calls for you to join.

Each showga performance will include different surprise collaborators."

Bandcamp
YouTube
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Extended rest w/ La Mer: medicine melodies, chimes, and crystal singing bowls
Apr
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Extended rest w/ La Mer: medicine melodies, chimes, and crystal singing bowls

La Mer is a healer, songstress and storyteller from Los Angeles.  Her work centers around powerful rituals of union with soulful nature.  Mer's main project,  In Waves, is a creatively inspired sound healing experience combining original music, live field recordings, crystal singing bowls, gongs, chimes, drum, and medicine melody.   

Join us in an extended Savasana with La Mer immediately following 4/26 Showga! 

More info: LoveLaMer.com

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Brian Tester
Apr
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Brian Tester

Brian Tester has been involved in music and art-focused work and collaboration since the late 1990s, first in Minneapolis, MN, and since 2003 in Oakland, CA. He brings a focus on sonic detail, left field allusion, technologic fluidity, and an intuitive grasp of improvisation to each musical project in which he has participated. Besides solo appearances, he has performed in a wide assortment of groups and projects, including Spaceburn, Soft Shells, Hits, Ruby Pins, Triangle, Axolotl, Jealousy, WOE, and others. He has engineered, mixed, or mastered a surprising variety of Bay Area and Midwest music.

Soundcloud

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Cellista
Apr
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cellista

Cellista is an acclaimed American cellist and artistic director. She is known for collaborating with artists across various media, as well as producing and playing live performances in unconventional spaces that incorporate elements of classical music, theater, improvisation and visual art across a range of genres including pop, hip-hop, classical and more. These performances often feature a carbon fiber cello and loop station.

www.cellista.net

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Golden Gram
Apr
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Golden Gram

Golden Graham (aka Graham LeBron) is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film composer from Oakland, CA.

Putting his music degree from Rice University to work, since 2010, he has composed music for film, commercials and online spots, among  his clients are Square, Levi's, Asana, NearFuture and Ikea. He is represented by Portland music agency, Marmoset.

A multi-instrumentalist formerly of Rogue Wave, Port O'Brien and The Album Leaf, he is also an accomplished DJ and recording engineer. In 2013, he scored the independent feature length film, I'm obsessed with you (but you've got to leave me alone). The film debuted at the Sonoma Independent Film Festival in April 2014.

He is currently at work on several recording projects for his record label, Outer Sound, including the third Golden Gram album. He plays drums with Outer Embassy (members of Daring Ear, Extra Classic) and is a touring member of Easysound Recording Artist and Fruit Bats.

http://goldengram.net/

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Protoghost & Friends
Apr
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Protoghost & Friends

"Protoghost: enter an alternative thermal landscape with multimedia artist Jon Hrabko, without the accepted distances between objects, between horizons. The colors are different here. The vibrations. A charged atmosphere awaits, where sparks flash midair in a call and response of incandescence. The black clouds hum and strike with voltage. The solar wind purrs through matter. Dust feels the radiation drag. The transistance calls for you to join.

Each showga performance will include different surprise collaborators."

Bandcamp
YouTube
Soundcloud

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BLEIE
Mar
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

BLEIE

BLEIE is the musical project of Sarah Christine Bly, based in Richmond, CA. An avid yogini, wilderness therapist and teacher, her contemplative practice is rooted in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa's crazy wisdom. Themes of tension and release and a surrender to instinct coexist dynamically in a reverent field of sound. BLEIE is not interested in comfort or familiarity, but rather stretching the boundaries of expectation and awareness into more difficult and rewarding mental and physical terrain. Come ready to shed your self-consciousness and reach deeper into the energies which drive your practice through divine play without censor.

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Logan Kelley
Mar
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Logan Kelley

Logan hails from the southwest deserts where he first began exploring the deep traditions of American primitive fingerstyle guitar.  Oscillating between quick rhythms and slow contemplations, Logan explores the variety of human emotions through the belief that melody can be a uniquely expressive form of communication.  While he might appear to be an acoustic purist, Logan has played in a variety of punk, pop, noise, and folk bands using an electric setup, and continues to grow his rock roots in Oakland.  Logan has equal respect for technique and tenacity, and is an advocate for exercising greater patience in the consumption of music.

Bandcamp

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Noise Pop 2017
Feb
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Noise Pop 2017

Musical Performance from Sivan Lioncub of Everyone Is Dirty

Arrive between 11:30-noon to grab a spot, warm up, and hydrate on Sparkling Ice!

During the 60 minute session, there will be live music performed while participants are guided through yoga postures and visualization exercises. All levels are welcome. Please bring a mat if you have one as we only have a limited number.

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Desert & Denim Sunset Session
Feb
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Desert & Denim Sunset Session

Desert & Denim focuses on high-quality, workshop made fashion and accessories. Our goal is to introduce unique brands to a curated group of buyers who appreciate an American style and value a community experience over the repetitive transaction of an average trade show.

End the day right with a sunset yoga session, led by Katie Colver and Shannan Slevin of Showga (Bay Area) and presented by Magic Carpet Yoga Mats

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