"Featuring Arwen's ravishing voice and guitarist Jorge Liceaga's supple accompaniment, Cascada de Flores brings intoxicating energy to the Latin American songbook. Playful, witty and artfully staged, the show is as charming as the music is breathtaking." Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News
11:45am to 2:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza
1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Austria, Italy, 2016, (90 mins)
The spirits of early Fellini and De Sica can be felt in this captivating docudrama about an Italian lion-tamer on the hunt for the strongman who started him on the circus life.
4pm to 5:30pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
Classic country music with local crooner, Big B.
4:45pm to 7:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza
1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Featuring our Spring 2018 Omnidawn authors
reading from their new books
Trisha Peck will read from Strata
Ewa Chrusciel is a bilingual poet and translater. Her two previous books in English (besides this reprint of Strata) are Contraband of Hoopoe and Of Annunciations. She has also published three books in Polish: Tobolek, Sopilki, Furkot. She is an associate professor of creative writing at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire.
Diana Khoi Nguyen will read from Ghost Of
Born in Los Angeles, Diana Khoi Nguyen is a poet and multimedia artist. Her work has appeared widely in literary journals such as Poetry, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, PEN America, and The Iowa Review, among others. A winner of the 92Y's Discovery / Boston Review 2017 Poetry Contest, she is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver.
Richard Greenfield will read from Subterranean
Richard Greenfield's two previous books of poetry are Tracer (Omnidawn, 2009) and A Carnage in the Lovetrees (University of California Press, 2003). He is a founding editor of Apostrophe Books and the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol. He is currently a professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University.
J.D. Moyer will read from The Icelandic Cure
J.D. Moyer writes science fiction and produces electronic music in two groups (Jondi & Spesh and Momu). He runs Loöq Records and blogs at jdmoyer.com. His stories have appeared in Strange Horizons and Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores. He is currently working on his first novel, The Sky Woman.
Bin Ramke will read from Light Wind Light Light
Bin Ramke is the author of ten books of poetry, the first of which won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. He is an Evans Professor at the University of Denver where he holds the Phipps Chair in English, and where he edited the Denver Quarterly for 17 years. He also teaches at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and has edited over 80 books of poems for the University of Georgia Press.
A short video will introduce THE Drunkards
LM Rivera lives in Santa Fe, NM. He co-edits Called Back Books with his partner, poet Sharon Zetter. His work has appeared in Upstairs at Duroc, Alien Mouth, Fuzz, Mannequin Haus, Prelude, Dream Pop Press and elsewhere.
Claire Marie Stancek will read from Oil Spell
Claire Marie Stancek is also the author of Mouths. With Daniel Benjamin, she co-edited Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry. With Lyn Hejinian and Jane Gregory, she edits Nion Editions. She is completing a PdD in English at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches classes in literature and creative writing. She is originally from outside Toronto, Canada.
7pm to 8pm, Moe's Books
2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
United States, 1955, (89 mins)
Vintage Technicolor 35mm Print
Rock Hudson comes to prune widow Jane Wyman's garden and uproots her sterile, upper-middle-class suburban life in this elegiac, Thoreauvian mood piece that inspired Todd Haynes's Far from Heaven.
7pm to 8:30pm,
("Are You Happy Yet?" CD RELEASE! // stoked, broke, still drinkin' 40s)
(local poppy grumpy babes)
(super secret local band who are having a hard time getting outta bed if you catch my drift)
Dying For It
(Redding vegan straightedge hardcore. boys drool.)
All Ages. 7pm.
$10 + $2 Membership.
Safe(r) Space Venue: no alcohol, drugs, or bigoted behavior
7pm to 11:59pm, 924 Gilman 924 Gilman St, Berkeley
7pm to 9pm, Caffé on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo Ave.
Leftover Dreams is Patrice Haan and Tony Marcus singing gems of the great American songbook with stunning harmonies and burnished accompaniment. Tony Marcus is a veteran of such groups as Cats & Jammers and the Cheap Suit Serenaders and plays guitar with style and wit while singing in a voice that has been called "The definition of mellifluous" (Derk Richardson in the East Bay Express). Patrice Haan's voice has been described as a "velvety alto/tenor" (Kerry Parker in the Folknik), and her intimate delivery of lyrics never fails to reach audiences.
The two of them, along with reed player extraordinaire Jeff Sanford (leader of the Cartoon Jazz Orchestra), present a sampling of the best of the classic songs of Jimmy Van Heusen, the Gershwins, Harold Arlen and such mixed with lesser known delights that haven't seen the light of day for decades. As for the playing, "Marcus spins out dazzling and emotionally evocative solos" (Derk Richardson again). Jeff Sanford has performed with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Regina Carter, Stan Getz and Tootie Heath, and brings his delight at playing music to all his performances.Tickets are $15 and are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley
Steeped in jazz, the East Bay-raised Hogan Brothers have played with leading figures in R&B, funk, hip-hop and Latin music. With Julian on drums, Steve on bass and Colin on electric piano and accordion, the Brothers have established a huge network: "A diagram charting the vast network of musicians connected to the siblings Steve, Colin and Julian Hogan would capture just about the entire Bay Area music scene." -Andrew Gilbert, SJ Mercury News
8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Trio Garufa's repertoire includes Classic Argentine Tangos from the golden era, as well as Argentine Folklore Music, modern Tangos from Piazzolla, Electro-Tangos and original compositions.
Band Members and Instruments:
Guillermo Garcia, Guitar; Adrian Jost, Bandoneon; Sascha Jacobsen, Bass
Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the US at venues such as Yoshi's Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff and La Viruta (the largest Tango club in Buenos Aires). Trio Garufa's repertoire includes Classic Argentine Tangos from the golden era, as well as Argentine Folklore Music, modern Tangos from Piazzolla, Electro-Tangos and original compositions. The Trio's music is exciting, virtuosic, and rooted in the dance. They have performed extensively in the Milongas (Tango dance clubs) of Buenos Aires.
8pm to 10pm, California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St, Berkeley
The Seldom Scene is an American bluegrass band formed in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Scene has been instrumental in starting the progressive bluegrass movement as their shows include bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even pop. What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it's taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun.
Guitar / Dudley Connell
Mandolin, Guitar / Lou Reid
Banjo, Fiddle / Rickie Simpkins
Dobro / Fred Travers
Bass / Ronnie Simpkins
8pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
8pm to 11pm, The Starry Plough Pub
Trout Steak Revival
Ever since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival has quickly become a quintessential Colorado band. The band won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack they contributed to a Rocky Mountain PBS. They've collaborated with school children in mentoring programs in Denver and Steamboat Springs. Their music is featured on Bank of Colorado's radio and television advertisements. Most recently, Westword named them Denver's Best Bluegrass Band, and they were nominated as a Momentum Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
8:30pm to 9:30pm, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant), Berkeley, CA, 94704
Marley's Ghost is nothing less than a national treasure, the capable inheritors of the archetypal Americana blueprint drawn up by The Band.
As the L.A. Weekly aptly put it, "This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that's steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism."
An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr., Jerry Fletcher, and Bob Nichols - the band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what they've been doing - to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians - throughout their first quarter century as a working unit. Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance.
The band celebrates its 30th anniversary with the release of The Woodstock Sessions, helmed by Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell. Known for his artful work with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, and countless others, Campbell guides the Ghost's dig into its garden of deep roots to uncover a host of hidden gems. Featuring its trademark multi-part harmonies and multi-instrumental skills, the band's 11th album is a resonant road trip through America's past set firmly in the present.
Campbell, a master musician of all things stringed and winner of an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, brought Marley's Ghost to the legendary Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY after working with the group as a sideman on its previous recording, the scintillating roots-music tour de force, Jubilee. That album, produced by legendary Nashville cat Cowboy Jack Clement and recorded at the city's venerable Sound Emporium, also features guest performances from Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Marty Stuart.
The winning chemistry between Campbell and Ghost has already set yet another recording project in motion - a gospel album, a genre beloved by both artist and producer
Doors 8:30pm; Show 9pm
Tickets $12 Advance / $15 at the Door, Purchase Tickets Here
9pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley