The Berkeley Arts Festival Is On Vacation

We no longer have a home for the Berkeley Arts Festival. After more than 5 years in our wonderful space at 2133 University Avenue we are searching for a new space and would appreciate any suggestions you have. Contact us at: fabarts@silcon.com

Until then, we will continue this calendar of arts events going on in Berkeley.

Ongoing Events

Mike's Out of Doors Sculpture Wall

Location: South side of Ashby Avenue between Pine Street and Elmwood Court.

Open: 10 am to 10 pm,  Monday through Saturday.


This Month

Thursday, June 22nd 2017

From the Ashes

No Coal in Oakland invites you to a special screening of the new documentary "From the Ashes." This film captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be. In stories spanning from Appalachia to the West's Powder River Basin, the film presents compelling and often heartbreaking stories of individuals and communities devastated by the collapse of the coal industry, and what's at stake for jobs, our economy, health, and climate.

After the film, there will be a panel and audience participation to look at the struggle against the proposed coal export terminal in West Oakland, and how our effort fits into our dreams of a Just Transition away from fossil fuels.

Admission is free. Please encourage folks to attend this film showing and discussion about how the struggle against coal in Oakland affects people in Oakland, Utah, and Asia.

7pm to 9pm, La Pena, 3105 Shattuck Ave


A Celebration of Katherine Dunham

Dance lesson with Eyla Josie Moore at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:00 pm: Tickets are $10 Dance Lesson Only / $15 Presentation Only / $20 Dance Lesson & Presentation. Come and try an Introduction to Dunham Technique led by Eyla Josie Moore. Then Danielle Hall will share her reflections on the Life and Legacy of Ms. Dunham followed by historic video footage. The evening will culminate with a special performance by the renowned dance company Rara Tou Limen. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

7pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


Paul Thorn

Hammer & Nail 20th Anniversary Tour. $30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, June 23rd 2017

Una Bulla - A Benefit for Albert Torres

Bachata dance lesson at 7:45, Cumbia dance lesson at 7:45, Beginners Salsa dance lesson at 8:30, Intermediate Salsa dance lesson at 8:30. Tickets are $25 for dance lessons and social dance; $20 for social dance only. Albert Torres passed away on May 25th. The proceeds of this benefit will now go toward helping his family with funeral expenses.
545-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

7:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music. TajMo' brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that's firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure.

Taj Mahal has been recording and performing his unmistakable blend of blues and world music for over 50 years, winning multiple Grammys and collaborating with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and more along the way. Keb' Mo', who has often cited Taj as one of his musical heroes, is a 3-time Grammy Winner who has collaborated with everyone from Raitt to Jackson Browne and Buddy Guy.

510-356-4000
http://www.theuctheatre.org
$45.00.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1447438
Email: information@theuctheatre.org

8pm to 9pm, UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue


Coffis Brothers, The Ladycrooners, Tom Rhodes

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 12:30 pm. $16 adv / $20 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, June 24th 2017

The Blues Broads

Tracy Nelson, Dorothy Morrison, Annie Sampson & Angela Strehli. $28 adv / $32 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Mood Swing Orchestra

Swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $15. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

8pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, June 25th 2017

Soul Sanctuary Dance

Family-friendly Freestyle Community Dance. Come dance freely every Sunday morning at Soul Sanctuary Dance. No admission fee. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

11am to 1pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


Israeli Folkdancing with Allen King

$10. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

1:30pm to 5:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


"Be Human Again- Love For Syria" featuring Performances, Artists, and Craftspeople

$10 Suggested Donation. "Be Human Again" is an art and music show to benefit Syrian refugees locally and internationally. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Oxfam and PCRF - Palestine Children's Relief Fund's Syrian Children Relief Project. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

7pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


Monday, June 26th 2017

Hat's Off, The Ethan Ostrow Trio

"Young cancer survivor and Jazz musician Ethan Ostrow will be leading the Ethan Ostrow Trio in "Hat's Off" A Benefit Concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on June 26th at the Freight and Salvage. Ostrow will be joined by Max Schwartz and Matthew Stoloff, who are fellow graduates of the renowned Berkeley High School Jazz program, and they will be playing everything from Stevie Wonder to Stephen Sondheim, as well as original works."

7:30pm to 8:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street,


Tuesday, June 27th 2017

Stories Make the World, at Books, Inc

Book reading & signing of "Stories Make the World, Reflections on Storytelling" and the "Art of the Documentary" by Ohlone Park neighbor Stephen Most.

7pm to 9pm, Books Inc 1491 Shattuck Avenue


Freight Open Mic

$5 adv / $7 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street,


Shobaleader One

Shobaleader One, the first live project from renowned electronic artist Squarepusher.

$27.50.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1466136

Website: http://www.theuctheatre.org/event/1466136
Email: information@theuctheatre.org
Phone: 510-356-4000


8pm to 9pm, UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue


Tom Rigney & Flambeau

$12. Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

8pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, June 28th 2017

Opening Exhibition: Ugo Rondinone: the world just makes me laugh

Ugo Rondinone: vocabulary of solitude, 2014-16; milled foam, epoxy resin, and fabric, forty-five parts; dimensions variable; private collection, courtesy of Frahm & Frahm.

The first solo museum presentation of this internationally acclaimed artist in the Bay Area, this exhibition incorporates imagery and themes from popular culture as well as drawing inspiration from historical art movements such as Romanticism and Surrealism. Seemingly lighthearted motifs including rainbows, clowns, and clown shoes take on a melancholy tone in this riveting and psychologically intense installation. Ugo Rondinone's nuanced use of space, scale, color, and pose contribute to a brooding sense of the sublime. The joy and wonder of children's drawings of rainbows, for example, are counterbalanced by the formal and emotional weight of the sheer number of images.

June 28 - August 27

6 pm Vancouver-based curator Lee Plested will present a talk on Rondinone's work, followed by an open discussion with BAMPFA Director Lawrence Rinder (free with museum admission).

6pm to 9pm, BAMPFA 2155 Center Street


Austin Lounge Lizards

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 12:30 pm. $20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

$13. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

8pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, June 29th 2017

50 Years of Social Movement Photography: Opening

April 29 - June 17, 2017

curated by Ken and Melanie Light

The Bay Area is of course among the most politically and cultural liberal regions in the country, its reputation for tolerance and progressive politics probably second to none. Our artists have accordingly been among the most outspoken critics of mainstream, status-quo politics as usual. Alt-Left: Local Treasures is a Bay Area art response to the current national ascendancy of the Alt-Right. It features work by three painters, Mark Bryan, Michael Kerbow and Ariel Parkinson; two collagists, John Hundt and Vanessa Woods; and a sculptor, Pancho Jiménez, who comment on history, politics and psychology with both deep feeling and a mordant, absurdist humor.

DeWitt Cheng is an artist, collector, freelance art writer, educator, and curator based in San Francisco. His articles have appeared in such publications as Artweek, Art Ltd., Artillery, ArtNews, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, Sculpture, San Jose Metro, Stanford Daily, Artslant.com, ArBusiness.com, and VisualArtSource.com.
Protestors climb on top of a semi truck at the ports as part of Occupy Oakland's general strike in Oakland, CA. November 2, 2011. Thousands of protestors marched to the Port of Oakland and blockaded it, shutting down maritime operations. Photo by Sarah Rice.

Revolutionaries, protestors, and now resistors. The Bay Area has been home to a long and proud tradition of citizen activism, which has often been in the vanguard and the cause of increased human and ecological rights across the nation. Now in this time of heightened citizen involvement across the country, this exhibition links generations of resistors and provides inspiration for the ongoing struggle to achieve peace, equality and justice.

The exhibition highlights images by: Harold Adler, Wesaam Al-Badry , Robert Altman, David Bacon, Noah Berger, Jeffrey Blankfort, Nacio Jan Brown, Mima Cataldo, Janet Delaney, Lou Dematteis, Clarivel Fong, Rosa Furneaux, Rick Gerharter, Susan Gilbert, Dave Glass, Patricio Guillamon, Jeanne Hansen, Sandra Hoover, Joel Angel Juarez, Ed Kashi, Geoffrey King, Santiago Mejia, Kelly Owen, Mimi Plumb, Ted Pushinsky, Alon Reininger, Sarah Rice, Rick Rocamora, Pete Rosos, Terry Schmitt, Stephen Shames, John Storey, Patrick Tehan

There will also be a community photo board available where attendees can post photos of their own experiences at social movement events, adding to the dialogue and expanding the show.

Ken Light has worked as a social documentary photographer for over forty years, has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. He is the author of eight books including his most recent, Valley of Shadows and Dreams. Melanie Light has been involved with both the community of photographers and the photography marketplace for over two decades. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Smith College and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Inte

6pm to 8pm, Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut Street,


Skillful Bystander Intervention Workshop with Elizabeth Ferguson, Ph.D. and Ann Ellice-Parker

$10 - $20 sliding scale. Learn and practice skillful responses to hate crimes, harassment and everyday bigotry. We'll cover five different types of bystander responses, and spend most of the workshop doing role play scenarios in a safe and welcoming learning environment. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

7:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


Willie K

Faith Ako opens. $34 adv / $38 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, June 30th 2017

Poetry for Peace and Justice, a benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Readings by Susan Griffin, Rafael Jesús Gonzalez, Dennis Bernstein and Shanga Labossiere, followed by open mic.

Donation requested $10 - $30 No one turned away for lack of funds.
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (http://haitiemergencyrelief.org/)
gives concrete aid to Haiti's democratic movement and grassroots community groups
organizing to meet Haitians' needs directly.

For more information about this event call 510-990-0374

7pm to 9pm, St John's Presbyterian Church 2727 College Avenue


The Jeff Austin Band

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 12:30 pm. $22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Rahan Boxley with Special Guests

$15 Day of Show / $12 Advance. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

9pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


Next Month

Saturday, July 1st 2017

Civic Pride & Fun Picnic at Civic Center Park

Let's celebrate our Independence & freedoms on Saturday, July 1st!
Friends, families, and communities, all are welcome!
Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to Civic Center Park, (aka Provo Park and Peace Wall Park)!

As Berkeley Citizens, we embrace non-violent, free expression in our parks including and especially, historic Civic Center Park. The recent protests in the park have tarnished the park's meaning for many. Let's show positive, patriotic use of the park in a way that is consistent with Berkeley values, while we have some fun!

Bring your flags & your red, white and blue!
Bill of Rights Reading
Musicians welcome
Bring your civic pride & banners

11am to 2pm, Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park


Instant Chorus at Freight & Salvage

Sing 3-part modern a cappella with lush harmonies and cool rhythms. Loads of fun and only a 2-hour commitment. Learn by ear or read a score. Choose an easy part, or take a solo and beat out optional body percussion. For adults and kids over 8 who like to sing. No audition or performance. 1st Saturdays of every month. Come regularly or occasionally. New uplifting repertoire each month.

$20 at the door.
Scholarships: email betsyblakes@gmail.com beforehand

3:30pm to 5:30pm, 2020 Addison Street


Actors Ensemble of Berkeley: The Chalk Circle-- Opening Day

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley
The first production in our
Summer 2017 Season!

The Chalk Circle
by Bertolt Brecht
Adapted by Stern, Stern & Auden
Directed by Anna Smith

Actors Ensemble continues its 60th season and fifth consecutive year of productions in the acclaimed John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, with Bertolt Brecht's most heartfelt (and funny) play The Caucasian Chalk Circle, written by Brecht in California while in exile from Germany during World War II, it features music created by the cast and is set in the chaos of southern Russia and the Caucasus Mountains at the end of World War II. The play takes story elements from the Chinese Play "Circle of Chalk" and the Tibetan Buddhist story "Mahaushadha", with echoes from the Hebrew Bible story "The Judgement of Solomon". Come picnic with us and enjoy the beginning of summer!

The story centers on the peasant girl Grusha, who, while fleeing violence perpetrated in her home city of Nukha, rescues the abandoned child of a member of the ruling class. In her adventures (narrated as a play-within-the-play by "The Singer"), she encounters numerous characters from village and city, including the "corrupt judge with a heart of gold", Adzak, and her one true love, Simon.

Our production will utilize the acclaimed translation by the husband and wife team of James and Tania Stern, assisted by the noted poet W.H. Auden. Our cast features returning Actors Ensemble members Annika Bergman, Pennell Chapin, Maureen Coyne, Paulette Herring, Joseph O'Loughlin, Jerome Solberg and Vicki Victoria, and newcomers Alejandra Leon, Julianna Fulton, Ryan Gonzalez, Samantha Rasler, Joel Stanley, Miranda Tilley and Matthew Weinberg.

It will be directed by Anna Smith, director of the Quinan Street Project, and veteran of a long career in East Bay Theatre. Stage management by Arianna O'Day, costumes by Paula Aiello with assistance from Naseem Alavi, set design by Lisa Sullivan. Performances begin Saturday, July 1st at 4 p.m. at John Hinkel Park in Berkeley, and continue on weekends at 4 p.m. through July 16th, with a special performance on Tuesday, July 4th at 4 p.m.

. The amphitheatre consists of wide stone terraces - blankets and/or low lawn chairs are recommended. The performance will last about 2 hours including a 15 minute intermission. Wheelchair accessible - reservations especially for those with limited mobility - call 510-649-5999. Questions -info@aeofberkeley.org. Directions and other information at our website, www.aeofberkeley.org.

Weekends @ 4 p.m.
John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre
July 1st-16th 2017
(including a special performance Tuesday, July 4th)
FREE!

4pm to 5pm, John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, 41 Somerset Place (at Southampton, off Arlington


Womanly Way Reunion Band

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 12:30 pm. $30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse,2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, July 2nd 2017

Benefit Concert for Percussion Pioneer Giovanni Hidalgo

With John Santos, Zakir Hussain and more! $55 Advance Premium / $40 General Advance / $44 General Door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Tuesday, July 4th 2017

4TH OF JULY @ THE BERKELEY MARINA

Complete with Fireworks and the US Air Force Band
The Berkeley Marina hosts one of the best 4th of July parties from noon until 10PM. There are all kinds of free family fun in an alcohol-free environment culminating with fantastic fireworks.

Adventure Playground, where kids ride a zipline or use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision is free and open until 8PM. Located right near a protected beach, it is great for a splash in the sun or building sand castles.

Looking Glass Photo sponsors the free photo booth where red, white and blue hats and boas are waiting for you to adorn yourself. They will also teach you how to take the very best photos of the fireworks that evening.

Berkeley Canoe Racing Club gives free Dragon Boat rides 12-5PM, although you might just find that you have to do a bit of the rowing. Or bring a kite and let it fly over the northern area of the marina in Cesar Chavez Kite Park.

Live entertainment on several stages delights kids and adults as well. Dance near the main stage to the Latin sounds of Bautista; New Orleans' jazz with St. Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band; the funky soul of the Funkanauts; groove on Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente; and rock out with the US Air Force Band of the Golden West - Mobility. In the evening, A Son of Liberty recites the Declaration of Independence to remind us of why we are celebrating on this very important day. Tucked into the southeast corner of the park is an Afro-Cuban drumming circle whose beats travel out over the water delighting the windsurfers.

And the food...all kinds of faire food stalls and gourmet food trucks... key lime calamari to hand-dipped corn dogs, BBQ oysters to organic ice cream, cobblers to kebabs...something for every palate. While you're enjoying the tastes of summer, visit the Food Court stage and be delighted by jugglers, one-man bands, capoeira, clowns and more.

Tons of fun to be had include live pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival rides, an inflatable bounce area, mini-train rides, a giant wavy slide, and walk-on-water bubble balls. Get your face painted, a henna tattoo, or a balloon animal. Hand made and international craft vendors make a bit of shopping therapy available.

The day culminates in the grand fireworks over the water near the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:35PM presented by the City of Berkeley. Viewing is best along Frontage Drive south of the Pier or from Hs Lordship's parking lot. Be sure to get some light-up swag on your way to the viewing area so you, too, can sparkle.

Vehicle parking in the marina is $15 for the day or ride your bike over the Berkeley bicycle overpass and use the free valet parking provided by Spokes near Adventure Playground. Or join the people parade by walking into the marina over the overpass. Take AC Transit #51B from the Downtown Berkeley BART station and into the marina until 6PM only. To leave on AC Transit after 6PM, walk out over the freeway overpass to University and 5th St.

Free admission. Alcohol-free event. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley, Looking Glass Photo, Berkeley Community Media, Berkeleyside, East Bay Loop, The Express, KFOG and YELP. Event details at www.AnotherBullwinkelShow.com 510-548-5335.

12 noon to 10pm,


Wednesday, July 5th 2017

The Moth StorySLAM - Beauty.

$10. Tickets on sale Wed. 6/28 at 12:00 pm. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, July 6th 2017

"The Acoustic Living Room"

Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley. Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 12:30 pm. $40 adv / $44 door. 644-2020 www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, July 7th 2017

12 midnight,


Sierra Hull

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.hefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Lyrics, Gestures and Games

Exploring interplay among art-making, chance related process, and guidelines generated by everyday activities and gestures. This exhibition features works by acclaimed Bay Area ceramic artist Jim Melchert, Bay Area/NY/Tokyo based artist Midori Harima, along with Bay Area poet, Lyn Hejinian, combining visual elements, music performances, and a poetry reading event.

PLUS Saturday, July 8, 2pm

Music Performance with Motoko Honda & Poetry Reading by Lyn Hejinian:

Bay Area composer/pianist Motoko Honda will perform pieces responding to the artwork in the exhibition in collaboration with Lyn Hejinian's poetry reading.

$10-30 sliding scale suggested admission
Tickets available on Eventbrite.

8pm to 9pm, Kala Art Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue


Saturday, July 8th 2017

Mark O'Connor featuring the O'Connor Family Band

$30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Mark O'Connor featuring the O'Connor Family Band

$24 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

9:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, July 9th 2017

Nellie McKay: A GIRL NAMED BILL - The Life and Times of Billy Tipton

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Tuesday, July 11th 2017

Freight Open Mic

$5 adv / $7 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, July 12th 2017

Peter Yarrow

$30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, July 13th 2017

The Quebe Sisters

$25 adv / $29 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, July 14th 2017

L'Orchestre Afrisa International

Dance floor open! $30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, July 15th 2017

Hot Club of Cowtown

$30 adv / $35 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, July 16th 2017

The Band of Heathens

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 12:30 pm. $20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


DJ Shadow

Josh "DJ Shadow" Davis had already been experimenting with making beats and breaks on a four-track recorder while he was in high school in the Nor-Cal college town of Davis, but it was during university that he co-founded his own Solesides label as an outlet for his original tracks. Hooking up with Davis' few b-boys (including eventual Solesides artists Blackalicious and Lyrics Born) through the college radio station, Shadow began releasing the Hip-Hop Reconstruction mix tapes in 1991, eventually catching the attention of The Source magazine and Dave Funkenklein. Shadow was featured in the magazine's "Unsigned Hype" column in 1991, and Klein signed him to a production deal with Hollywood BASIC records. Concurrently, Shadow provided beats and scratches for Bay Area rapper Paris and was featured on his second album. In 1993, Shadow pressed his 17-minute beat-head symphony "Entropy." His tracks spread widely through the DJ-strong hip-hop underground, eventually reaching James Lavelle of Mo' Wax.

2016 is shaping up to be another action-packed year for the DJ, as he prepares to unveil a brand new album, embark on a supporting tour, and...tantalizingly...celebrate the 20-year anniversary of his seminal masterpiece, Endtroducing. Spending 7 months crafting his latest full-length LP, Shadow promises a dense album full of surprises. "I've loved every record I've made, but this one is special to me. It's a culmination of everything I've learned, and everything I love about music." Featuring guests ranging from Run The Jewels and Nils Frahm to UK jazz artist Matthew Halsall, The Mountain Will Fall was released June 24th, 2016 on Mass Appeal Records. Listen / purchase here: https://djshadow.lnk.to/TMWF

510-356-4000
http://www.theuctheatre.org

COST/TICKETS/REGISTRATION:
$35.00.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1475467

8pm to 10pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue


Monday, July 17th 2017

West Coast Songwriters Competition

$7 adv / $9 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street,


Tuesday, July 18th 2017

Trout Fishing in America

Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds open. $16 adv / $18 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, July 21st 2017

Killing My Lobster

$18 adv / $20 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, July 23rd 2017

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Open Dance Floor! $24 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, July 26th 2017

Allen Stone


Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 12:30 pm. $30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street,


Friday, July 28th 2017

Bill Kirchen and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

$28 adv / $32 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, July 29th 2017

Meshell Ndegeocello

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 12:30 pm. $60 adv / $65 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, July 30th 2017

JD Souther

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/7 at 12:30 pm. $30 adv / $32 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street,


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