Grounding & Visualizing Success: SHOWGA with Musical Guest Chuck Johnson
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Grounding & Visualizing Success: SHOWGA with Musical Guest Chuck Johnson

Join us on Wednesday, November 29th at the beautiful historic ballroom of Starline Social Club! This SHOWGA will be focused on Grounding and Visualizing Success. We must establish a strong, secure foundation in our bodies, in our true natures, and in our environments in order to have the strength to dream bigger, take risks, and continue to move up to the next levels of what we consider success to be in our lives.

We are pleased to announce Chuck Johnson as our musical guest for this event! Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty, with a focus on guitar, experimental electronics, minimalism and soundtrack composition. Balsams - Chuck's latest album and pedal steel guitar debut - delivers a group of pieces for ambient meditation. Pitchfork has described the first single "Riga Black" as "building a mournful hymn out of layers of sliding strings, cascading with a zenlike stateliness..."

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The Oakland Museum Presents: Nature's Gift x SHOWGA
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

The Oakland Museum Presents: Nature's Gift x SHOWGA

Illuminate your practice. Joy is best when shared.

Celebrate the wonder of the human experience through art, music, and yoga. Join us for Showga, a festive and empowering exploration of the senses. This is a yoga experience unlike any other inside the Oakland Museum of California's popular exhibition Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown.

Featuring

- Music by Sugar Candy Mountain

- Bites by Aburaya

- Sweets by Humphry Slocombe

- Brews 

Attendees must be 21 or older.

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Working with the Power of the Void: Showga with Hannah Moriah and Owen Adair Kelley
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Working with the Power of the Void: Showga with Hannah Moriah and Owen Adair Kelley

Join us for a live concert on your yoga mat on Wednesday, January 3rd. We will be exploring the theme of "Working with the Power of the Void." Everything in our world is created out of the void and every moment is an opportunity to start fresh and recreate our reality. This Showga Theme is about embracing mystery and discovering great peace and excitement in the unknown.

We are pleased to announce Hannah Moriah and Owen Adair Kelley as our musical guests for this Oakland event!

Hannah Moriah is a Napa-born vocalist, songwriter, and collaborator currently residing in Oakland. She has been described as "the voice in your dreams" by the SF Examiner and has lent vocals to acts such as The Lumerians and Sleepy Sun. Trained as a cellist in her youth, she began composing early in life. Her two self-released albums can be heard at hannahmoriah.com and she can be found performing as one half of folk duet, Whitethorn Singers.

Owen Adair Kelley hails from Columbus, Ohio, where he studied classical and jazz guitar. After moving to the bay area in 2010, he quickly established himself as an adept guitarist and performer. He is a member of Cash Pony, Fine Points, and Sleep Sun. His first album, Even Still, was released in August of 2016.

Owen Adair Kelley hails from Columbus, Ohio, where he studied classical and jazz guitar. After moving to the bay area in 2010, he quickly established himself as an adept guitarist and performer. He is a member of Cash Pony, Fine Points and Sleepy Sun. His first album, Even Still, was released in August of 2016.

Buy advanced ticket here or pay at the door!

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Building Personal Power: Showga w musical guest Mark Clifford
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Building Personal Power: Showga w musical guest Mark Clifford

Join us at the beautiful historic ballroom of Starline Social Club on Wednesday, October 25th for Showga featuring special musical guest Mark Clifford!

The theme for this event is Building Personal Power. The event is designed to help participants reconnect with and reclaim their truth and the power that lies within. Each one of us has unique traits, or “personal medicine” that we bring into the world. This class will help participants identify their unique qualities and explore ways to work with these qualities to build confidence and personal power.

Mark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer,and percussionist based in Oakland, CA. A much sought after performer and improviser, Clifford is equally involved in free improvisation, new music, jazz, and rock; he is involved in multiple projects in the Bay Area and around the Country. His performance experience spans worldwide; he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of esteemed contemporaries, including: Jeff Parker, Kjell Nordeson, Ches Smith, Joan La Barbara, Aram Shelton, Colin Stranahan, Lisa Mezzacappa, Scott Amendola, Tatsuya Nakatani, Ron Miles, So Percussion, SF Sound, Oakland Active Orchestra, and has served as a percussionist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

As a composer, Clifford keeps busy writing music for a wide range of projects, ensembles, and commissions. He is the leader of The Dirty Snacks Ensemble, an eclectic post jazz ensemble in which he serves as the composer, vibraphonist and vocalist.

Clifford graduated with a B.M. in Classical Percussion Performance from the Lamont School of Music where he received many accolades, including the 2012 undergraduate recital of distinction, the 2012 Frank Toth Memorial Award, and the 2011 Outstanding Student in Jazz and Commercial Studies Award. Clifford studied Percussion under Colorado Symphony Orchestra master percussionist John Kinzie, Jazz Theory and Composition under pianist Eric Gunnison, and Composition under William Hill. Clifford has also had the honor of studying percussion and marimba at Nagoya University in Japan with Tomomi Sugo and has studied vibraphone with two of his greatest heroes, Steve Nelson and Matt Moran.

For this show, Mark will be performing original material and improvising using a vibraphone, tape loops, and Juno 106.

For more info on Mark Clifford, click HERE

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Noise Pop Showga w/ Madeline Kenney
Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

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
12:00 PM12:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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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Extended rest w/ La Mer: medicine melodies, chimes, and crystal singing bowls
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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.

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Noise Pop 2017
Feb
26
12:00 PM12:00

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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