If you’re in the Bay Area of California you have no excuse not to come out to one of the two great shows coming up. The first show is tonight (April 2nd) at the Make-Out Room, the second show is April 5th with Naturalismo favorite Joseph Childress.
The SF Guardian Penny Arcade Semi-Acoustic Showcase presents:
Jonah Rust: http://www.myspace.com/thecinnamonshops
Painted Cakes: (Drummer for BrightBlack Morning light) http://www.myspace.com/paintedcakes
Family Trea: http://www. myspace. com/thisismybower
The Cairo Gang (Emmett Kelly, guitarist of Will Oldham, Baby Dee, Beth
Wednesday April 2nd 9:00PM
3225 22nd St.
Joseph Childress, Ora Coogan, Hackles, Gabriel Saloman Aja Rose
1928 TELEGRAPH AVENUE, OAKLAND
Saturday April 5th
If you missed our write up from two weeks ago about Joseph, you can go read about him here. Bottom line is Childress is an artist to watch. If you go out to one show this month it should be to see him. Also, this is one of his last few shows before he goes into the studio to record, so catch him now.
Ora is a Vancouver BC Singer songwriter who has an amazing voice and a very classic old-time sound somewhere between a scratched 78 and a lost Karen Dalton recording. Here’s some of her info and music.
“Ora’s voice possesses that haunting, soulful quality that seems like its source is coming from deep deep within or beyond. Like a mysterious transplant from decades past, it’s as though she opens her mouth and a lilting voice from the ’20s comes drifting out. It’s beautiful in its simplicity, just her and her guitar and a few banjo and back-up vocal additions. “- AQUARIUS RECORDS
The debut of the solo project of Bay Area poet and musician Andrew Connors of Snowblink, Like Circles, and Mountainhood.
GABRIEL SALOMAN AJA ROSE
It’s quiet sleepy, lo-fi noise with guitar, trumpet, tapes, odds and ends. Kind of like Islaja, or Colleen, but a bit junkier.
It’s pretty new so we got no fancy websites.
I used to live in Oakland (now in Portland, OR), and I play in bands who’ve been around town such as Yellow Swans and Cex Fucx. Aja Rose has released some solo work, is a member of In Flux, and a co-founder of the Her Jazz Women’s Noise Collective.